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Main Features of MAS
Degree Master of Advanced Studies in Finance of the University
of Zurich and the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) (Abbreviation: MAS Finance
UZH/ETH Zurich or MAS UZH ETH in Finance)
Target Participants Graduates with a Master degree (or equivalent)
or exceptional candidates with a Bachelor degree having a finance, economics
and/or science background (mathematics, physics, engineering).
Practitioners with a corresponding academic qualification who
feel that they need additional and more specialized training in financial
economics and in quantitative methods for finance
Language The program is taught in English so that international
as well as Swiss participants can attend.
Duration One academic year of courses followed by the completion
of a Master thesis, thus a total duration of about 14 months. The program
starts in September /October at the beginning of every academic year (in October 2002 for the
first time), and the courses end in July of the following year. It is
expected that the four-month Master thesis will be written and approved
no later than the end of the following December. In general, the MAS Finance
program requires full-time studying. In exceptional cases, the Admission
Committee can authorize part-time employed participants to undertake the
course program over a two-year period; the Master thesis has to be written
Class Size We aim for around 25 participants.
Approximatively one third of the admitted participants are Swiss, the rest are coming from
the whole world.
Exchange Programs We strongly encourage cooperation and exchange programs with
other highly reputable international universities offering similar programs.
Legal Note The proposed legal rules were successively approved by the
Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics, of the University of Zurich,
by the Department
of Mathematics of the ETH Zurich, by the highest officials of the University of Zurich
and, finally, by the highest officials of the ETH Zurich.
The legal rules can be downloaded (in German).
The (unofficial) English version of the legal rules is also available.
[ETH Finance Group]
[Department of Banking and Finance]