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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).


Course Examination
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.

Master Thesis

Master Thesis
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.

Final Examination
The final examination consists of a colloquium, where participants present their Master thesis.

Final Grade

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.

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