MSc in Finance and Investment

Postgraduate
MSc

Master of Science

in Finance and Investment

Campus:
Online
Duration:
12
to 24
Months
Credits:
60, 90, 120 ECTS
Fees:
CHF 
7200*
for full program
Awarded By:
Rushford Business School, Switzerland
Program Overview

Welcome to our MSc in Finance and Investment program. There is no denying that financial management is a critical business area when it comes to decision-making. Generating funds, managing cash flow, strategizing funding, and sustaining unpleasant economic conditions need excellence in financial management. Simultaneously, you can run an organization more effectively by engaging with investors, generating funds, and investing in profitable businesses. Moreover, the financial industry is evolving fast; Stripe, Conibase, and other non-traditional ways did not exist a decade ago. Cryptocurrencies and non-traditional payment options have revolutionized the finance industry, requiring you to gain an in-depth understanding of the system to become an innovative problem solver.

Rushford’s MSc in Finance and Investment is an all-inclusive program that will provide you with a robust understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of the domain. You will develop several skills to identify and address challenges in financial business aspects. The program minutely accommodates the requirements of contemporary industries and develops your skills in financial technology, debt management, advanced financial analysis, and risk-based supervision.

You will also gain an extensive understanding of business ethics, leadership, economics, and managerial skills. It will provide you with an agile mindset to embrace changes in business situations. You will have better chances of becoming a future business leader on the global stage because of the unique skill-set provided by this program. The practical knowledge will significantly enhance your employability and boost your career.

Educational Objectives

After completing the course, learners are able to:

  • Understand nuances of financial business aspects and their relationship with other business areas.
  • Analyze business conditions holistically to make practical decisions.
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical-thinking capabilities to identify and develop new business opportunities by addressing complexities in national and international business contours.
  • Understand and connect qualitative and quantitative data to make critical investment decisions.
  • Show ethical reasoning to understand business’ impact on society and the environment; add value to the community by balancing social goals with organizational objectives.
  • Apply advanced financial theories, tools, and approaches to assess financial risks.

Who is the Program for:

  1. Graduates aspiring to join banking, accounting, stock exchange, and investment firms.
  2. Professionals seeking to specialize in financial management for better career options.
  3. Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or expand businesses.
  4. Professionals looking forward to gaining expertise in financial aspects to enhance business processes and profitability.
  5. Professionals seeking to explore London and New York’s financial districts and join high-end businesses.
Next Start Date:
01 Mar 2023
Deadline:
25 Feb 2023
Program Information
Program Curriculum

MSc in Finance and Investment

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc in Finance and Investment comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 Finance and Investment specific courses.
  2. To be qualified for 60 ECTS MSc, you must complete all 15 courses. Each course comprises of 4 ECTS.
  3. 90 ECTS top-up program (18 months) takes you to an advanced level in Finance & Investment field. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 electives in Finance and Investment related field along with a Master thesis of 10 ECTS.
  4. 120 ECTS top-up program (24 months) provides you an opportunity to research in the field, and allows you to choose another 5 courses with a Capstone Consulting Project of 10 ECTS.

MSc Top-Up Programs

  1. Online 60 ECTS MSc programs also allow an option to top-up to 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS. 
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for the higher credit version of the program. 
  3. Higher credits are also recommended for those who wish to be an expert in field as top-up programs allow you to master the chosen area. 90 and 120 ECTS programs provide you access to advanced level specialised courses along with an opportunity to write Master Thesis, or a Capstone Consulting Project respectively. 
  4. Our flexible program structure for Online mode of study permits you to choose for top-up programs after completing 75% of your studies by contacting your Student Success Manager.
  5. Our Rushford online programs provide you flexibility to complete the degree in an extended duration of 3 years without payment of an additional fee.

For 60 ECTS Version

For 90 ECTS Version

All Courses in 60 ECTS plus Any 5 Electives from the following:

For 120 ECTS Version

All Courses in 90 ECTS plus the following:

You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.

In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

English Proficiency Waivers: 

The English proficiency test is not required for the following candidates:
– Native English Speakers, OR;
– Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
– Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.

For 60 ECTS Version (12 months):

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 7200

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

12 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 450 each

For 90 ECTS Version (18 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 9000

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

18 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 400 each

For 120 ECTS Version (24 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 11520

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

24 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 405 each

$97,412 is the average salary of an Investment Banker – Data from PayScale

Two of the most rewarding career options are portfolio manager and investment banker. These profiles need an in-depth understanding of financial aspects, economic expertise, and creative thinking abilities to make the right decisions at the right time. Our webinars and workshops will also equip you with excellent problem-solving skills that will help you master business processes and executive functioning.

The program is extensive enough to prepare you for the challenging dynamics of the financial world. You will work with state-of-the-art faculty and conduct independent research under the guidance of our specialists.

You can have a rewarding career in multinationals such as Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Vanguard Asset, etc. Some of the befitting profiles are:

  • Investment Banker
  • Research Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Bank Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Corporate Banker
  • Financial Advisor
  • Risk Manager
  • Hedge-fund Manager
  • Portfolio Manager

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

Online Campus Application Process

More Information

Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.