Career Prospects

Targeting informatics bachelors and students with related degrees, the FinTeC master provides students with an existing background in informatics the skills necessary to enter the exciting new field of Finance Technology. A core of carefully selected finance and informatics courses provide a thorough understanding of the domain, while a broad offering of electives from both finance and informatics offer a personal learning path tailored to the needs and interests of each student.

The primary labor market for the graduates of the programme is to be found in small Fintech startups, medium to large companies in the finance sector (e.g., banks, insurers, hedge funds) as well as the public sector, both in Switzerland and abroad. Many existing financial companies struggle with keeping up with recent developments in finance technology and thus are in great need of informatics professionals who have a thorough understanding of finance. Potential job profiles range from system architect to system developer to service designer to financial consultant. With a FinTeC master, students will be able to help banks, trading companies, and insurers master this new reality, or, alternatively, be well positioned to challenge existing players with their own startup.

The following data are based on the 2022 USI Alumni Survey*.

 

1 year after graduation

Employed

100%

Time to job

0
(64% before or immediately after graduation)

Salary
Average/100% gross annual salary in CH

CHF 76'000.-

   

Place of work

%

Switzerland

  • Ticino
  • Other Swiss Cantons

63

  • 26
  • 37

Italy

11

Other Countries

26

   

Employment Industries

%

Informatics, Technology, Web

50

Education and Research

13

Industry

13

Banking and Finance

10

Tourism and Transportation

7

Consulting

4

Non Profit

3

   

Employment Functions

%

IT, Engineering, Web, Data Scientist

65

Research & Development

15

Teaching, Training and Academic Research

12

Business Development, Strategic Consulting

8

*The survey is conducted every 2 years by the USI Career & Alumni Service. 

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  • Research summer internships for students - UROP Internships

    The Faculty of Informatics encourages and promotes the talent of its Bachelor and Master students by offering them summer internships in academic research within the programme Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program - UROP.

    Internships are extracurricular, and access is on a competitive basis. Students work one-on-one with an advisor to develop a deeper understanding of both the concepts taught during the semester and the research topic. Students considering continuing in academia should seriously consider applying for a UROP position.

    All research opportunities for this year are listed here.

    See all the job and internship opportunities in the USI Job Bank.

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Cinema and Audiovisual Futures Conference 2024

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08.
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The Future of Survival Public Event: Digital Migrations

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