Minor in Banking and Finance

Educational path

This Minor equips you with fundamental tools and skills in the understanding of financial markets and the management of financial services institutions. Particular focus is on investment principles and process, accounting, corporate finance and governance, and private wealth management. By connecting research and practice, the Minor in Banking and Finance enables you to gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding key issues in banking and finance and helps to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business know-how.

Career Outlook

As a graduate with this Minor, you can develop your career path within the financial intermediary sector, including consultancy companies, investment banks, commercial banks, family offices, investment boutique companies. Typical job profiles include – but are not limited to – investment consultant and advisor, wealth manager, financial analyst, financial planner, financial controller, research analyst for banking and finance, pricing actuary, accounting/finance manager, and corporate finance advisor

Study Plan 2023-2025

Semester I ECTS
Statistics 6
Financial Econometrics 6
Programming in Finance and Economics I 3
Financial Accounting 3
Corporate Finance* 6
Investments 6
Semester II ECTS
Financial Statement Analysis 3
Financial Intermediation 6
Derivatives 6
Corporate Banking 6
Banking Strategies and Wealth Management 6
ESG I: Corporate Governance 3
Semester III ECTS
Structured Products 6
Entrepreneurial Finance 6
Law, Financial Regulation & Compliance 3
Financial Modeling 6
Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets 6
Alternative Investments 3
Advanced Statistics 6
Global Investment Research 6
Financial Stability 6
ESG II: Climate Finance and Impact Investing 3
Advanced Topics in Finance 3
Finance and Sustainability 3
Field Project 9
Semester IV (optional) ECTS
Master Thesis or Coursework 30
Internship 9

*USI Bachelor students who have already obtained credits for the Corporate Finance course by Prof. Fresard will be required to take the Entrepreneurial Finance course.

The study plan might be subject to changes.