Minor in Quantitative Finance
This Minor aims at providing you with highly quantitative and technical skills, with a focus on the modelling of financial variables and pricing of financial instruments across a broad range of assets. The learning approach combines economic and financial theory with mathematical and statistical methods. The Minor also equips you with basic and advanced programming tools that are required for data analysis and portfolio management.
As a graduate with this Minor, you can naturally develop your career path in hedge funds, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance/reinsurance companies, central banks, stock exchanges and international financial and regulatory organizations. Typical job roles include – but are not limited to – desk trader, financial economist, financial data scientist, portfolio manager, asset manager, risk advisor, pension fund manager, and pricing optimization strategy analyst.
Study Plan 2023-2025
|Programming in Finance and Economics I||3|
|Programming in Finance and Economics II||3|
|Trading and Market Microstructure||3|
|Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets||6|
|Law, Financial Regulation & Compliance||3|
|Data Analytics for Finance II||3|
|Global Investment Research||6|
|Advanced Topics in Finance||3|
|Finance and Sustainability||3|
|Semester IV (optional)||ECTS|
|Master Thesis or Coursework||30|
*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.