The Master's Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) is a specialised and research-oriented Master's programme with the objective of training highly-qualified economists with special skills in econometric, statistical and other quantitative methods. Students can specialise either in Econometrics or Finance, or combine the subjects.
A unique degree course
The distinguishing feature of the program is its combination of rigorous economic and finance theory with quantitative empirical methods to analyse and solve challenging practical problems in economics, finance and the private sector.
This quantitative orientation is a specific feature that cannot be found in other Master's programmes at our university. The programme prepares students for a successful career path in the financial industry, international organisations, management, the public sector and in scientific research.
The Master in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQEF) is a programme taught in English with extensive training in econometric and quantitative methods and a strong specialisation in finance.
Economists often lack a good education in quantitative methods and statisticians usually lack the necessary background in economics or finance.
But due to growing complexity of the global economy:
Individual study profile
Students enjoy great opportunities to tailor their own individual study profile. A defining characteristic of MiQE/F is the extensive training in mathematical, statistical and econometric methods for quantitative analysis in economics and finance. This will be a distinct advantage in the job market for careers demanding strong quantitative skills.
Large menu of courses
Students can individually choose from a large menu of courses (including courses from other programmes, provided they are in English). By selecting courses from the menu of core electives and free electives, students can specialise in one or more of the following fields. The three optional specialisation areas can also be flexibly combined:
Thanks to the complete education, MiQE/F graduates have a competitive advantage on the job market.
The MiQE/F requires 90 ECTS in the areas of:
The compulsory courses include eight subjects. You will acquire basic methods and a theoretical knowledge of economics, finance and econometrics, as well as of mathematics and statistics. These courses establish a common basis for all the students with different backgrounds.
The core electives involve advanced application-oriented work and problem solving and allow various specialisations. You have to choose 2 out of 5 field courses in Finance/Econometrics and 1 out of 3 field courses in Economics. In the pillar Other Core Electives, courses to the amount of 4 ECTS must be chosen. They can be derived from additional courses from the two Field courses pillars or from a list of courses that are offered as Other Core Electives.
Independent electives can be an additional field course, open courses from other Master's programmes, or even courses from the University of Konstanz.
Contextual Studies situate the more specialised study in the core disciplines within the relevant social, political, historical, philosophical, and aesthetic context.
Your Master's thesis is graded and weighted with 18 ECTS. You have a maximum of one year to complete your thesis. We require a topic from the MiQE/F core studies. The thesis must be written in English.
Choose your MiQE/F courses and create your specialisation.
You can tailor your own individual study profile. The different specialisation areas include optional courses in econometrics, finance and economics which are important to prepare for quantitative applications and to become competitive in the job market. The three specialization areas can be flexibly combined. You will choose your core electives and will have the possibility to create your profile by specialising within a field of your interest:
The program commission suggests the areas of specialisation for the elective courses. They can be individually chosen from a large menu of courses (also from other programs, if they are taught in English).
The Advice Center for Study Funding offers information on options for financing your studies: www.studyfunding.unig.ch
The HSG has earned the EQUIS (2001) and AACSB (2003) accreditations and consequently has obtained the two most demanding international seals of approval for business schools.
In the 2013 Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking we are in 1st place with the Master in Strategy and International Management and in 7th place with the CEMS Master in International Management. Our Master in Banking and Finance is ranked 10th in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking.