Why MiQE/F? 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. The MiQEF programme seeks to address the fact that economists often lack a good education in quantitative methods and statisticians usually lack the necessary background in economics or finance. We are mindful of the growing complexity of the global economy, for example: competition is leading to increased reliance on quantitative methods for analysing and forecasting business, sales and other economic trends. quantitative methods are now an essential tool in scientific research. We thus seek to provide a comprehensive, yet in-depth education in Economics that will equip our students to face, and indeed contribute to resolving, emerging global challenges. Individual study profile Students enjoy great opportunities to tailor their own individual study profile. A defining characteristic of the MiQEF is the extensive training in mathematical, statistical and econometric methods for quantitative analysis in economics and finance. This is 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, if they are offered 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: Quantitative economics Quantitative finance Corporate finance, banking and insurance MiQEF is a unique programme at the intersection of finance and economics that combines theory with rigorous training in statistical and econometric methods. Methodological training equips students with general skills that cannot be acquired at later stages of a professional career, and therefore yields a life-long return. MiQEF students have entered prestigious Ph.D. programmes in top international universities and have started successful careers in the financial sector, banking and insurance, policy institutions and management, among others. Prof. Dr. Stefan Bühler Academic Director What can you expect by choosing the MiQE/F? Excellent education in economics, quantitative methods and finance Competitive advantage on the job market: unique combination of theoretical concepts, quantitative methods and their application to practical problems The flexibility to choose your specialisation Close contact to lecturers, personal attention, small classes Research oriented, demanding courses with practical relevance The MiQE/F is an ideal preparation for the Ph.D. programme in Economics and Finance (PEF). Some MiQE/F courses count towards the mandatory PEF courses and can shorten your Ph.D. International setting: truly international programme, taught completely in English, currently students from 20 different nations are enrolled A vivid mix of young and well established, internationally recognised economists among the faculty Steering committee and student participation within the Programme Great reputation and infrastructure of the HSG (Forum, ISC, ranking, etc.) Thanks to the comprehensive, yet in-depth education they receive, MiQE/F graduates have a competitive advantage on the job market.