Career Prospects

A Master’s degree has become a major asset within the finance industry and can open many doors for graduates who are looking to kick-start their careers in finance. There are plenty of potential career paths, ranging from the more traditional job profiles in banking to new opportunities in Fintech and asset management. The overall employment rate of the program is at 94%. A considerable fraction (71%) of the Master’s in Finance students find an occupation before having graduated. Within three months after graduation, 86% of the graduates are employed. Slightly more than half of the graduates (57%) accept a job in Switzerland, about 7% in Italy, and the remaining 36% around the globe. Most of the graduates (60%) find an occupation in the banking and financial services sector. Below you find the employment report by sector, function, and average compensation.

% EMPLOYMENT

93.5%

TIME TO WORK

%

before graduation

71.4

0/3 months

85.7
   
PLACE OF WORK 

%

Switzerland

56.9

  • TI
36.7
  • Other Swiss Canton
20.1

Italy

7.2
World

35.9

   
SECTORS

%

Banking, Financial Intermediation and Insurance

59.8

Consulting

11.8

Teaching, Training and Research

7.9

Nonfinancial Corporations

4.7

Trade

3.9

IT, Web and Technology

3.1
   

FUNCTIONS

%

Finance

46.0

Consulting

14.5

Accounting 

7.3
Commercial

6.5

Business Development 

4.8

Education

3.2

Research

3.2

 

AVERAGE INCOME OF GRADUATES (in CHF) 

Overall

In CH

1-3 Years after graduation

59.300

68.600