In the fields of financial markets, financial institutions, corporate finance and quantitative methods, the M.A. HSG in Banking and Finance (MBF) offers high-quality education in both theory and practice. It prepares you for a successful career start with banks, consulting agencies, insurance companies and the finance departments of non-financial corporations, both in Switzerland and abroad.
With a challenging curriculum, the MBF offers a high-quality Master's programme that prepares you for a successful career start with banks, insurance companies, consulting agencies and the finance departments of non-financial corporations, both in Switzerland and abroad. According to the Financial Times Ranking 2022 survey, 100% of the MBF graduates have a job offer just three months after graduation. The MBF programme also opens the door for leading academic Ph.D. programmes around the world.
With the 8th place in the global Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2023, the MBF programme has been ranked among the top finance programmes and ranks number one in Switzerland and the German speaking world. Furthermore, the University of St. Gallen is consistently ranked among the top business schools in Europe.
The MBF programme has a clear and flexible structure. All the compulsory courses take place in the first semester and provide a solid basis for the core electives in the second and third semester. The choice of elective courses is wide, with subjects ranging from asset management to corporate finance and sustainable finance. All of our students participate in a research seminar off-campus and write a research-based Master's thesis.
The MBF is equally focused on theory and application. We are convinced that sound theoretical and methodological fundamentals are essential for graduate education in finance. However, we also put strong emphasis on the practical application of this theoretical knowledge. The content of the MBF programme is also considered to be highly relevant for the curricula of the CFA and CAIA programmes.
Located close to Zurich in the heart of Europe, St. Gallen offers a close connection to an international financial centre as well as various leisure opportunities nearby. In addition, we are able to offer an international experience with our diverse faculty and exchange opportunities in our network of more than 200 partner universities around the globe.
The MBF Alumni Club provides a close and active network for MBF graduates. Regular events are organized to further strengthen the MBF graduates' relationships among themselves and connect them with corporate partners.