CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

In search for excellent career prospects? The programme delivers you them.

MSc in Finance

Upon graduation, students will be highly qualified for a career in finance – for example in financial risk management, asset, investment and wealth management, international financial management and portfolio management. We encourage our students to actively participate in extracurricular activities to sharpen their professional profile.

Career perspectives

Graduates have excellent career prospects and are qualified for a wide range of leadership and expert positions in the financial services industry or in the financial departments of internationally operating businesses. Liechtenstein’s unique strategic position also helps our Master’s students to obtain easier access to the Swiss and European financial labour market.

Working during your studies

Gaining work experience during your studies will not only provide you with some extra cash, but also help to prepare you for your career after graduation. Current students do this either through part-time employment or a 6 month internship during a study break.

CAREER DAY FINANCE

Career Day Finance


The Career Day Finance is held in November and serves as a platform for companies from the financial services sector and students of the University of Liechtenstein.

In recent years, it has become a permanent institution in the academic year of the University of Liechtenstein.

With this event, we want to address various companies from the financial services sector and give them the opportunity to get to know interested students through personal exchange and workshops.

 

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ALUMNI CAREER STORYS

Mirjam Treyer

Investment Solutions & Products at Credit Suisse, Zurich

What has been your biggest achievement so far and how does it relate to your completion of the MSc in Finance programme of the University of Liechtenstein?
Coming from a non-finance Bachelor’s programme, but striving towards a career in the financial sector, the MSc in Finance was my key to success. The MSc in Finance programme at the University of Liechtenstein enabled me to acquire the necessary knowledge and to build up the right connections to enter the financial industry. Hence, my Master’s degree opened the door to work for an international bank in one of Europe’s major financial centers.

What piece of advice could you give new students regarding the MSc Finance programme and for their respective future careers?
The MSc in Finance, with its outstanding study programme, the international group of students and professors, the low student-professor ratio and the proximity to the local businesses, is unique in many ways. Hence, grasp each and every of these special opportunities to develop yourself, to get one step closer towards your career goals, or to simply connect with people from all over the world who share similar interests and future careers. Use events such as the After-Work Lectures or the Career Day to enhance your knowledge on certain topics and to network with people from the industry. The University of Liechtenstein offers you multiple ways and possibilities to grow, so just use them.

Ludwig Löhle

TREASURY AT UBS, London

What has been your biggest achievement so far and how does it relate to your completion of the MSc in Finance programme of the University of Liechtenstein?
My biggest success so far has been to move from a regional retail bank to the global leader in wealth management and a top tier investment bank within only two years. Studying in an international and extremely challenging environment was the basis to be well prepared for an international career in banking. The low professor/student ratio is one of the university’s most valuable assets and the key for an extraordinarily steep learning curve.

What piece of advice could you give new students regarding the MSc in Finance programme and for their respective future careers?
Benefit from semester breaks and complete as many internships as possible to build a sustainable network. This in combination with the MSc in Finance degree is the ticket for a smooth post-studies career start. Successfully running through the curriculum requires a significant level of effort and endurance. Always keep in mind: it will pay off!

Patrick Wildhaber

Private Banking at LGT Bank, Vaduz

What has been your biggest achievement so far and how does it relate to your completion of the MSc in Finance programme of the University of Liechtenstein?
The MSc in Banking and Financial Management (now: MSc in Finance) enabled me to apply for the LGT Graduate Programme. I was pleased to be one out of only eleven programme participants worldwide, who got the chance to gain practical experience at one of the most successful privately owned banks in the world. My studies at the University of Liechtenstein allowed me to establish a solid foundation to assert myself in the financial industry. Now - after 18 months of practical education on the job – I am pleased to start as a relationship manager for LGT.

What piece of advice could you give new students regarding the MSc in Finance programme and for their respective future careers?
The MSc in Finance programme of the University of Liechtenstein gives students the opportunity to broaden one's mind and to immerse oneself in various finance topics. Be yourself and focus on what you really want to do. Professional success and outperformance are driven by passion. Therefore, dedication to the financial industry, pleasure and incentive are key factors to success or put differently: the MSc in Finance programme of the University of Liechtenstein is an investment in your career and the return on your investment is driven by your effort. Never forget that your effort will be reimbursed  with your future achievements.