msc wealth management unige

Wealth Management is a leading activity of the financial industry in Switzerland and in the world.

There is a growing demand for wealth management experts with both finance and law training. That is why the Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI) at the University of Geneva offers the Master of Science in Wealth Management (GEMWeM).

Enjoy Geneva reputation as a global center for business and finance. Geneva financial center is strongly connected to Europe, Asia and America financial centers, making it a leading-edge hub for wealth management

  • GEMWeM is a three-semester program, 90 ECTS, full time for pre-experienced students.
  • You can tailor the program to suit your career aspirations by choosing from different modules and a wide range of electives.
  • The quality of teaching is guaranteed by an exceptional faculty that combines cutting-edge academic research and industry knowledge and by various teaching methods that encourage learning by doing.
  • The excellence of the Master of Science in Wealth Management is recognized by prestigious associations such as Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) and the CAIA Association.

Investment management is in a period of rapid change, driven by shifting investor preferences, margin compression, regulatory developments and advancing technologies. The MSc Investments has been designed to help you lead on and work with those changes as part of a successful career in investments.

The course will give you a strong theoretical grounding that draws inspiration from contemporary research and industry practices from across the globe. You will develop the critical, analytical and technical skills required to work as an investment specialist in global financial markets, along with soft skills such as teamwork, adaptability, leadership, time management, communication, work ethics, and cross-cultural awareness.

Who is this course for?

This course has been especially designed for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Accounting or Science), who want to develop the highly sought after critical, analytical and technical skills required to manage complex financial assets.

Core modules

You must take the following modules, each worth 20 credits with the exception of your Dissertation, which is worth 60 credits:

Optional modules

Choose one of the following modules, worth 20 credits each:

The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.


Students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.

Your postgraduate personal statement is going to shine a light on your personal experience, academic success, personal skills and any other factors that will support your application for further study.

Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:


Studying a postgraduate course usually means you want to specialise in something. So what’s driving you?


Show that you’ve researched the course offering. What is it about this particular course that appeals to you? Is it the lecturers? The modules? Etc.


Tutors want to know that you can handle postgraduate study, so show them how your undergraduate experiences or work life has equipped you for a more advanced level of study. Key areas to address are research and group work but this can vary depending on your chosen course.


Add anything relevant that relates back to your chosen course and shows how your skills will contribute towards your learning. What extra-curricular activities have you taken part in? What awards have you won? What employment or voluntary experience do you have that has helped you develop transferable skills? How do these specifically relate to the course you are applying for?

You should also mention your future plans and how a postgraduate qualification fits in. Try to look beyond your postgraduate study – do you plan to jump straight into a specific career or follow your studies with a research degree? Lastly, use plain, professional English and, where possible, utilise the language of your chosen industry.

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