International Finance and Wealth Management
Master's Degree Program in English
Fundamental Education
Tailored Career Guidance
Practice-Oriented Program

Unlock Unparalleled Opportunities in International Finance, Investment, and Wealth Management.

Dive into the world of finance in Geneva, where your educational journey meets the reality of the financial markets.

Graduates of this program are well-prepared to pursue careers in various sectors of finance, including investment banking, asset management, private banking, financial consultancy, and regulatory agencies. The strategic skills and insights gained through the program also open doors to high-level positions such as financial analyst, investment advisor, portfolio manager, and financial officer in multinational corporations.

About the Program

This tailored program offers unmatched opportunities to delve into the mechanics of global finance, providing you with the cutting-edge knowledge and skills needed to excel in the fast-paced world of international finance.

Located in Geneva, the perfect backdrop for mastering finance in a global context, home to over 100 foreign banks, our program offers you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the complexities of global markets, investment strategies, and wealth management through hands-on experience.

Leading specialists from Switzerland and Europe, representatives of international organizations, top managers and entrepreneurs with vast practical experience from world’s top banks, investment firms, and private wealth management companies are involved in teaching.

Fundamental economic education and excellent knowledge of foreign languages, combined with practical skills, provide a competitive advantage for graduates of the Program in a specialization that is in high demand on the labor market.

Advantages

The Program Highlights:

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Lectures by leading professors of Swiss and European universities, experienced practicing economists, industry leaders and representatives of international organizations
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Option: 8 teaching hours per week of English and 8 teaching hours per week of French | German by native speaking language teachers up to the final level B2 / C1 / C2 and the possibility of continuous practice by immersion
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Internships with international organizations, investment firms, private wealth management companies and multinationals in Switzerland and Europe
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An individual approach to each student and career guidance
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A unique opportunity to live and study in the Lake Geneva region with an exceptional quality of life and a high density of global governance actors
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Regular educational trips to Lausanne, Fribourg, Bern, Zurich, Paris, Vienna, etc.
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Access to professionally-oriented courses developed by experts in the field of language training for international specialists

Curriculum

Training is conducted in English, including lectures and seminars by foreign professors of economics, representatives of international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization.

The curriculum is organized on a modular basis with a study of a subject for a few weeks followed by a pass/fail or exam. Simultaneously with core courses, English and French | German are taught intensively by native speaking teachers.

 

What You Will Learn:

Core Finance Concepts: Master the fundamentals of finance, including quantitative methods, financial statement analysis, and corporate finance.

Advanced Investment Techniques: Explore sophisticated investment strategies in equities, fixed income, derivatives, and alternative investments.

Private Banking, Wealth and Asset Management: Learn about tax planning, and estate planning to manage and grow personal and client wealth effectively. Get practical knowledge in managing portfolios for high-net-worth individuals, learn sophisticated wealth preservation strategies across various asset classes and study about risk assessment and portfolio diversification.

Global Financial Markets: Understand the dynamics of international markets and the impact of global economic factors on investment decisions.

Investment Banking: Case studies in complex transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and the structuring of financial deals.

Professional Development Workshops and Ongoing Guidance: Enhance your employability with workshops on resume writing, interview techniques, and professional networking with support of our career advisors.

* There may be changes in the curriculum. Below are just some of the courses

International Economic Organizations and Relations
International Corporate Finance
Commercial and Banking Law of Switzerland
Digital Transformation of the Global Economy
Industry Markets
AI and Big Data
International Monetary and Credit Relations
Investments and Finance Instruments
International Investments and Wealth Management
Basics of Risk Management and Insurance
Modern Payment Systems
Fundamentals of Financial Analysis
Intellectual Property in the Global Economy
Finance, Taxation and Financial Accounting
Compliance in Investments and Wealth Management
World Economy
Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

Foreign Languages

An integral part of the professional training of any modern specialist is the study of foreign languages.

Foreign languages are taught according to the system, which combines both the best traditions accumulated by the old schools and new approaches developed by leading European specialists.

Alongside with the core subjects, students may study intensively English and French | German taught in Geneva by native speaking instructors, following the methods developed by the experts in the field of international specialists’ training.

The training system allows students to take international certification exams without additional preparation.

Our classrooms are kept small — with 6-8 students – to ensure an individual approach to each student and provide the best conditions for high-quality language training.  

English
Up to C1 / C2 Level
8 hours per week
IELTS Preparation

Throughout their studies in Geneva, students study English intensively using methods developed by experts in language training, leading professors of Swiss School, reaching the final C1 / C2 level. Students with initially high language level have the opportunity to study with native speakers in C1 / C2 groups.

Business and LEGAL ENGLISH
Upon Reaching the B2 Level
240 hours
Access to the Online Platform
Including Business Correspondence Course

During the course, much attention is given to translation of economic texts, commercial correspondence, and the basics of business communication. Teaching is focused on taking advantage of the modern method of integrated learning, in which the language curricula are closely coordinated with and complement the curricula of the core courses.

Français
Up to the B2 / C1 Level
6 hours per week
Preparation for DELF / DALF / FIDE
Language of Choice (Optional)

French language skills are essential for anyone who intends to get involved in international economic relations, because French is an official language of the United Nations, the EU, and most international organizations.

Professional and Personal Development
Preparation of CVs, Letters, etc.
32 hours
Access to the Online Platform

The main purpose of this course is to teach you how to write the basic documents needed to find an internship or job (resume, cover letter), how to go through the various stages of the interview, the process of analyzing a potential employer.

Deutsch
Up to the B2 / C1 Level
6 hours per week
Preparing for DAF
Language of Choice (Optional)

The German Chair has extensive experience and tradition in training international specialists with a professional command of German. Students study using modern textbooks that preserve the achievements of the old school but reflect new trends.

Accommodation in Switzerland

Variety of options available in the center of Geneva, as well as in the area of ​​​​international organizations: on campuses or in studios and apartments.

The Henri Dunant campus is located in the center of Geneva, a 7-minute walk from the Premises. The building houses a laundry, as well as a grocery store.

CityPop Apartments are 2 minutes from the Premises.

Visa Support and Residence Permit

To stay in Switzerland for studies lasting more than 90 days, a student non-resident of the EU is required to obtain an entry national study visa.

The presence of an entry study visa entitles the student to obtain a residence permit in Switzerland once in Geneva.

Swiss School staff will assist you with paperwork regarding your visa request and book for you an appointment at the Swiss Embassy.

Internships

Experience the World of International Finance First-Hand in Geneva!

Internships are not just about gaining invaluable industry exposure; they are integrated into your curriculum to enhance your learning. Each internship will contribute to your ECTS credits, combining academic rigor with practical expertise and skills that are highly valued in the financial industry. By the time you graduate, you will not only have a Master’s degree but also real-world experience that positions you as a prime candidate in the competitive field of international finance, wealth and investments management.

Geneva offers unparalleled opportunities to work alongside some of the world’s foremost legal experts, policymakers, and business leaders in World-Class Organizations.

■ Intern with leading international organizations, renowned NGOs, global law firms, and multinational corporations based in Geneva.

■ Apply classroom knowledge to real-world challenges, gaining hands-on experience that will distinguish your professional profile.

■ Learn to understand negotiation dynamics in international setting, including mastering a foreign language, to plan and accompany various international projects, to defend their point of view and resolve differences, to be able to work in a team and to take a leading position.

■ Receive mentorship from industry leaders, develop professional skills, and build a robust network in the field of international finance, wealth and investment management.

Our dedicated career services team will help match you with internships that align with your career aspirations.
Benefit from CV workshops, interview preparation sessions, and personalized career counseling.

Admission

Contact

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