How is the programme structured?

The Master’s degree programme in Finance focuses on asset and wealth management, risk management and international finance. The programme is unique thanks to its research orientation, a strong international approach, the CFA- and GARP-oriented curriculum and its personal study environment.

Around forty students from all over the world are admitted every year. The programme provides insights into current research topics in finance. It also helps students to strengthen their competencies in scientific methodologies through the completion of research projects. Practice-oriented MasterLAB modules enhance teamwork and leadership skills. In addition, excursions and educational travel as well as the opportunity to spend a semester abroad deliver insights into different cultures and international financial markets.

The programme is modularly structured and lectures usually take place three or four days a week, with occasional lectures on a Saturday. The entire programme is taught in English. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork within small groups, which ensures exceptionally close contact between lecturers and students.


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PDF Programme structure MSc Finance
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Master's Theses

Finance students finish their Master’s degree programme with a thesis project. Here you can find thesis projects of the last years.

 

Networking and extracurricular activities

Finance Award Liechtenstein

Highly innovative Master’s theses of graduates can be nominated for the Finance Award Liechtenstein, which is organized by the Institute of Finance at the University of Liechtenstein to encourage students to achieve outstanding scientific and practice-oriented performances. www.uni.li/financeaward

After-Work Lectures

The Chair in Business Administration, Banking and Financial Management, in cooperation with the CFA Society Liechtenstein, organises a series of after-work lectures each year, in conjunction with professionals of local and national banks and the financial services industry.

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Company visits

Occasionally, our students get the chance to connect with the local financial industry by taking take part in a company visit. This is not only beneficial for networking purposes, but also for getting a deep insight into the way of conducting a business, addressing finance related issues or making strategically important decisions.

MasterLABs

Applying academic knowledge in practice can be a welcome change in an academic student life. MasterLAB, a core module in the MSc Finance programme, has been specifically developed for this purpose, where students work jointly on specified projects with local companies to identify and deliver practical solutions. Previous projects covered, among other topics, company valuations for takeover decisions, the programming of a tactical portfolio allocation model, process developments and implementations, or the analysis of cross-border asset allocation of philanthropic institutions.

Guest speakers

By inviting guest speakers, students gain first-hand knowledge on applied academic theory. Usually, guest speakers hold leadership positions within their company as CEO, CFO or Chief Economist and thus come from similar educational backgrounds as our students. This shift in perspective is considered a valuable insight and a competitive advantage for the future career path.

Further training

The continuing education offered by the Institute for Financial Services – Liechtenstein House of Finance – provides extensive opportunities in the respective areas of expertise: Banking & Finance, Tax and Law. Established study and training courses, conferences, forums, seminars and lectures demonstrate an important link to practice.

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Guidelines & forms

Curriculum 
Student regulations
Study and Assessment Regulations 
Admissions Guideline