Employability

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 96.2%. A considerable fraction (26%) of the Master’s in Finance students find an occupation before having graduated. Within three months after graduation, 65% of the graduates are employed. Slightly more than half of the graduates (64%) accept a job in Switzerland, about 15% in Italy, and the remaining 20% around the globe. Most of the graduates (58%) find an occupation in the banking and financial services sector. Below you find the employment report by sector, function, and average compensation.

Employability Data

  • Employed                         96.2%
  • Average Time to job*        2,2 months
    (65% within 3 months: 26% before graduation)

 

Place of work

%

Switzerland

  • Ticino
  • Other Swiss Canton

64.0

  • 28.0
  • 36.0

Other Countries

20.0

Italy

16.0

   

Industries (main)

%

Banking, Finance, Insurance services, Accounting

76.0

Strategic Management consulting / Audit

4.0

Informatics, Technology, Web

4.0

Fiscal, Legal Consulting

4.0

All others (<4%)

12.0
   

Functions (main)

%

Finance

58.3

Consulting

12.5

Administrative

8.3

Accounting

4.2

Operations

4.2

All others (<4%)

12.5

 

Salary
The average salary* is 66'400.- CHF (75'300.- CHF in Switzerland).
*100% gross annual salary

 

Source: 2021 USI Master Survey (Alumni 2020)