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Curriculum: Master of Advanced Studies UZH ETH in Finance
Structure of the courses
There are two semesters of course work. Each MAS Finance participant has to pass 14 exams as follows:
- 10 (ten) mandatory courses
- 2 (two) specialized courses from one of the two distinct orientations
- (A) Risk Management
- (B) Asset Management
- at least 2 (two) optional courses.
The optional courses have to be of two hours per week or a block course with at
least 20 hours of teaching (from
a list that may change from cycle to cycle).
In principle, there will be examinations following
each mandatory, specialized or optional course. Each responsible faculty member
can decide to attribute the final grade for his/her course based only
on project assessments, on class participation as well as on graded interim
homework. The ECTS
credit points will be given to those participants whose final grade indicates
that they passed the course.
Repeating Examination / Replacement of One Course
Every examination can be repeated once.
If participants failed two examinations for the same course, then they
failed the course. With the permission of the Director of the program,
at most one failed course may be replaced by an optional course or a course
from the other specialization. Therefore, we recommend that participants
take one optional course more than is actually required.
The program will encourage links with the professional
community through the Master thesis projects. Some of these projects could
be initiated by firms who submit research proposals and participants
could also spend the summer working as interns in those firms while writing
their Master thesis. The Master thesis counts 30 ECTS credit points.
More detailed guidelines for the Master
thesis are available.
The final examination consists of a colloquium,
where participants present their Master thesis.
The final grade will be a weighted average (based on the
corresponding ECTS credit points) of the
grades obtained from the courses and from the Master thesis.
[ETH Finance Group]
[Department of Banking and Finance]