MIB with Concentration in Finance
- Make finance expertise the heart of your leadership
- A broad set of the skills tomorrow’s employers will research
- Hands-on approach to learning
Financial Industry and Beyond
Finance is the most varied field of expertise in Business. It serves future careers in the finance industry per se, as well as future CFO profiles.
Today, the field is more exciting than ever with the double challenge of sustainability and digitalization causing rapid and more often than not radical changes and creating numerous opportunities for those capable of entering the job market with fresh and relevant knowledge and skills.
The concentration in Finance is for the analytic and financially driven leader.
You will learn the vital components of business finance to arm you with the necessary skills to navigate your way to the right side of the balance sheet every time.
From the art of balancing budgets to maximizing financial tools, you will be equipped to lead projects to excellence with sound financial skills, which will set you apart. If you seek a career in analysis, banking, finance, or budget, look no further.
Program structure: navigating the 7C’s
There are 7C’s that profile all master studies at BSL.
We have designed 3 concentrations that give perspectives on Business Administration: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Finance & Sustainability.
C2: Core Curriculum
The core curriculum of our Master of International Business is packed with the skills that make a real difference in a Business program: Coding, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Entrepreneurial Skills, to name a few.
Capstones give space to your personal initiatives. You can opt for a paid internship in Switzerland, the development of your entrepreneurial project, a semester in a leading Chinese university, or even the preparation for the CFA Examination.
C4: Cross-curricular activities
You will have numerous opportunities to interact and work with students of other concentrations on activities out of the classroom, building on their field of specialization or yours.
Our Career Center will provide you with specific support in the search for your internship and future job.
BSL Community is made of Students and Professors, but also Entrepreneurs, Authors, Researchers, Alumni, Guest Speakers.
Experiential Learning is at the heart of our learning approach. It empowers you as a creator, from contributing to the Business Innovation Weeks to creating your own company.
Duration: 18 months
Start Dates: September and February
Number of courses: 18 (Coursework is completed over the first 1 year)
Workload: 4-5 half-day classes per week (Mon-Fri) plus independent learning
Experiential Learning: Four 1-week long Business Innovation Weeks (BIW)
Number of terms: 4 terms per academic year. Each term takes 10 weeks (9 weeks course work, 1 week BIW), plus 2 terms full-time for the capstone
Program credits: 120 ECTS (5 ECTS per course, 2.5 ECTS per BIW and 20 ECTS for the capstone)
Concentration Finance Courses
The set of courses that constitute the concentration provides the latest and most relevant knowledge and skills in Finance.
- Foundation of Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Behavioral Finance / Wealth Management
- Financial Institutions and Markets
- Financial Reporting and Regulations
- Securities Trading and Investing
- International Finance
Core curriculum: Tools for the Digital Transformation
Digitalization is the empowerment of individuals never seen in history. It has an essential impact on the skills and knowledge the job market of today and tomorrow is requiring. We have, therefore, made sure the core curriculum of the Master of International Business comes with a complete toolkit for digital transformation, including coding for business, data science, computational thinking, big data, and artificial intelligence.
No matter which field you are interested in or the area of work that life brings you to, these foundational skills will be ones that you can build upon to reach your goals.
Career: possibilities are endless
A Master’s degree must be a step towards the job of your dreams; not just a first job, or an ambitious career plan.
BCV, Novartis, UEFA, KPMG, United Nations, Microsoft, AirBnB, Warner Bros, Merck Group, WWF, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Nestlé, Infiniti, World Economic Forum, IBM, Philips, Medtronic, World Health Organization, Ferrero and European Investment Bank.
These companies might be familiar to you and they are to us as well. Our alumni have successfully landed positions with these companies.
With help from the Careers Office, you will have direct access to companies and internship positions in industries that are related to your area of study. Having access to internships will not only complement your studies, but it will give you the opportunity to enhance your network as well as to gain real-world experience prior to completing your degree and often increase your chances for employment when you successfully become a Master in the field of business.
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