Master of Science (MSc) in Finance

Student testimonial


General content

In this program, students will understand how to manage portfolios by using quantitative methods and to assess the investments risks. In addition to providing strong theoretical bases, professors aim to teach the participants to apply their newly gained « know-how ».

The orientation in Corporate Finance focuses on Investments, Distribution & Risk Management in order to a conduct thorough financial analysis of various companies.

The orientation in Asset and Risk Management requires highly quantitative skills in order to make the best possible investment decisions considering the financial risk.

In the new orientation in Financial Entrepreneurship and Data Science, students will get, in addition to a traditional finance curriculum, training on entrepreneurship - that is, how to create their own company, as well as training on the challenges that large data-sets represent.

Practical information

HEC Lausanne 
Department of Finance 

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Finance, orientation Asset and Risk Management, Corporate Finance or Financial Entrepreneurship and Data Science

ECTS credits

4 semesters

Teaching language
English. Niveau nécessaire pour vos études: C1.

Admission requirements
A Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in Economics, Management, Finance or Information Systems.
Another degree or university qualification in the same field of study may be deemed equivalent and give access to the Master’s program, with or without conditions.

Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.

More information
Timetables and course descriptions

Career prospects

University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, many transversal skills such as  : oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to take decisions.

This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is an excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities in all sorts of industries. This Master prepares for high-level financial careers in companies requiring profound knowledge of corporate finance and risk management techniques.

Students may expect to find jobs in the following branches  :

  • banks (retail, private, and investment) insurance companies
  • wealth manager or advisor in family offices
  • consulting companies
  • corporate finance
  • pension funds
  • trading
  • government bodies, regulators, international institutions
  • venture capital, M&A, structuring, funding
  • research, doctoral studies, academic career

Information about career prospects for students of the Faculty of Business and Economics:

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 20 February 2024

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