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Our curriculum

MiQE/F prepares you for careers and research positions worldwide.

MiQE/F graduates develop five core competencies:

  • they develop a thorough understanding of economics and finance theories.
  • they gain strong methodological competences with a distinctive skill-set in econometrics, quantitative methods and machine learning.
  • they get ready for the digital age.
  • they know how to analyse data and solve complex and challenging real-world problems.
  • they are trained in management and communication skills.

The curriculum of the MiQE/F consists of three parts: the core studies (64 ECTS credits), the contextual studies (18 ECTS credits) and the Master's Thesis (18 ECTS credits). While the core studies involves different courses in economics, the contextual studies focus on the development of social and cultural competences.

The current curriculum MiQE/F (O19) can be found here.

The MiQE/F is designed as a full-time programme with a standard duration of three semesters. The study time can be extended up to eight semesters. In doing so, you will acquire a total of 90 ECTS credits. The study programme can be taken up exclusively in the fall semester.

Your core studies in MiQE/F consist of the compulsory area, the core electives area and the electives area. The compulsory area comprises a total of eight courses adding up to 32 ECTS credits, in the core subjects of microeconomics and macroeconomics, finance and method courses.

The following courses are required courses and each includes contact and independent study. The compulsory courses are offered once a year and are taught in English.

Course ECTS Lecturer Language Semester
7,254 Advanced Macroeconomics II: Asset Prices, Fluctuations and Unemployment 4 Prof. Dr. Winfried Koeniger EN Autumn
7,256 Advanced Microeconomics II: Incentive Theory 4 Prof. Dr. Dennis Gärtner EN Autumn
7,300 Mathematics 4 Prof. Ph.D. Enrico De Giorgio EN Autumn
7,305 Statistics 4 Prof. Ph.D. Francesco Audrino EN Autumn
7,310 Data Analytics I: Predictive Econometrics 4 Prof. Dr. Jana Mareckova EN Autumn
7,315 Theory of Finance 4 Prof. Ph.D. Paul Söderlind EN Autumn
8,300 Data Analytics II: Causal Econometrics 4 Prof. Dr. Michael Lechner EN Autumn
8,302 Advanced Mathematics and Statistics 4

Prof. Ph.D. Francesco Audrino

Prof. Ph.D. Enrico De Giorgio

EN Autumn

 

This course offering corresponds to the current planning status. You can find the entire course offering in the official Course Catalogue Online.

 

 

 

The core electives of the MiQE/F are divided into core courses and other core electives. At least two courses (8 ECTS) must be taken from the core courses "Quantitative Finance/Econometrics" . At least one course has to be taken from the core courses "Economics" .

In addition, further courses can be selected from the wide range of courses from the MiQE/F and other programmes. In the electives area you can further sharpen your studies profile. Additional courses will be credited towards the other core electives and the independent electives respectively.

I: Core Courses Quantitative Finance/Econometrics II: Core Courses Economics III: Other Core Electives
8-10 ECTS credits 4-14 ECTS credits 0-10 ECTS credits

at least 2 courses have to be chosen from this field;
additional courses will be credited towards the Other Core Electives.

at least 1 course has to be chosen from this field;
additional courses will be credited towards Other Core Electives.
You can either take another field course or choose from a wide range of courses.

This course offering corresponds to the current planning status. You can find the entire course offering in the official Course Catalogue Online.

Core Electives MiQE/F

Course ECTS Lecturer Language Semester
7,320 Quantitative Risk Management 4 Prof. Ph.D. Enrico De Giorgio EN Autumn
8,272 Big Data Analytics 4 Prof. Dr. Ulrich Matter EN Spring
8,310 Asset Pricing 4 Prof. Dr. Matthias Fengler EN Spring
8,312 Microeconometrics 4 Prof. Dr. Michael Lechner EN Spring
8,314 Time Series Econometrics 4 Prof. Dr. Matthias Fengler EN Spring
8,318 Financial Volatility 4 Prof. Ph.D. Francesco Audrino EN Spring

 

Course ECTS Lecturer Language Semester
7,260 Topics in Industrial Organization 4

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bühler

Ph.D. Nicolas Eschenbaum

EN Autumn
8,262 Labor Economics: Theory and Applications 
(not offered in Spring semester 2023)
4 Prof. Dr. Beatrix Eugster EN Spring
8,260 Public Economics - The Economics of Taxation 4 Prof. Dr. Christian Keuschnigg EN Spring
8,274 Corporate Finance, Banking and Venture Capital 4

Prof. Dr. Christian Keuschnigg

Ph.D. Michael Kogler​​​​​​​

EN Spring

You can find the current course offering for the Other Core Electives in the Course Catalogue.

The Contextual studies complements your specialized studies and is compensated with 18 ECTS credits.

The Contextual studies is another strong factor of the programmes' curriculum. It integrates knowledge across disciplinary boundaries and strengthens the social and cultural competencies of our students in a special way. They will holistically "think outside the box" and take courses in focus areas as well as in the skills area. The contextual studies also teaches skills such as presentation and negotiation techniques or programming languages. The cross-cultural and cross-social science programme courses offered in the focus areas are extremely diverse and can be tailored to the MiQE/F degree programme. In the skills area, you will learn complementary competencies and practical skills for success in the corporate world.

Many of our MiQE/F students are drawn to one of our partner universities around the world in their third semester. Abroad, you can also receive credit for courses and, most importantly, gain intercultural skills without having to pause your academic progress. In addition, you have the chance to complete a double degree at a partner university or a double degree in the particularly prestigious CEMS programme. Selected students can earn two Master's degrees in a short period of time with the double degree or the CEMS programme, giving them a further advantage in competing in the top circle of the global job market. After all, the CEMS is also world-class, having been ranked 9th in the global Financial Times rankings for years. You may find more information about the exchange possibilities here.

The MiQE/F can only be studied in English. Our students are thus excellently prepared for a career in English-speaking companies or organisations worldwide.

Here you will find a compilation of the most important programme regulations.

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Contact

Jennifer Aepli

Executive programme director

School of Economics and Political Science
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
9000 St. Gallen

Matthias Reginald Fengler

Prof. Dr.

Academic programme director

M+S
Bodanstrasse 6

9000 St. Gallen

Winfried Koeniger

Prof. Dr.

Academic programme director

SEW-HSG
Büro 06-103
Varnbüelstrasse 14
9000 St. Gallen
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