Career Prospects

The Master in Economics provides the foundations for a successful career as an applied economist. Due to the rigorous training of quantitative skills, combined with knowledge in more specialized areas, ME-students are a great asset for national and international organizations, PhD programs, as well as firms in the private sector.

Our students have found employment (internships and regular jobs) in diverse sectors.
More than 90% of students found employment within 3 months after graduation.

Here are some recent examples of employment histories:

Private Sector:

  • Baker Tilly Consulting
  • Corner Bank
  • Banca Popolare di Sondrio (BPS Suisse)
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Lugano Financial Advisors
  • Swiss Life

International Organizations:

  • Council on Economic Policies C.E.P.
  • European Commission
  • United Nations


  • PhD programs (University of St. Gallen, Università della Svizzera italiana, University of Bologna)

Public Sector:

  • City of Lugano