Career Prospects

Employment Data

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.

These are the employment data from the most recent alumni survey (USI Career&Alumni Service in 2022):


1 year
after graduation

5 years
after graduation

Alumni surveyed

Class 2021

Class 2017




Time to Job



Average/100% gross annual salary in CH

45'000.- CHF

85'000.- CHF

*(37.5 % before or immediately after graduation/ 61% within 3 months)

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
    • BMW bank
    • Nordea Asset Management
    • Borsa Italiana
    • BNP Paribas
  • International Organizations:
    • Council on Economic Policies C.E.P.
    • European Commission
    • United Nations
  • Research:
    • PhD programs (University of St. Gallen, Università della Svizzera italiana, University of Bologna)
  • Public Sector:
    • City of Lugano