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Facts and figures

Employment: 87%

Place of employment:

  • Switzerland: 62% (Canton of Neuchâtel: 28%; other Swiss cantons: 34%)
  • World: 38%

Sectors:

  • Banking, financial intermediation and insurance: 63%
  • Industry: 26%
  • Teaching, training and research: 7%
  • NGO: 4%

Functions (1-8 years after graduation):

  • Employee without leadership / managerial responsibilities: 42%
  • Junior / middle manager (e.g. project manager/ staff officer): 29%
  • Senior manager: 10%
  • Other / does not apply: 19%

Graduates' income (in CHF, full-time equivalent):

  • More than 50% of survey participants report that they are entitled to an annual salary of more than CHF 80'000 when they are hired.
  • More than 50% of survey participants report that they are entitled to an annual salary of more than CHF 100'000 after three years working in Switzerland.

Numbers are based on a survey of graduate students of the Master in Finance, 1-8 years after graduation.

Past recruiters

Auditing and consulting firms:

Collins Barrow, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Maitland, Morningstar, PwC, Towers Watson

Banks:

Banque cantonale vaudoise, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Lazard, OCBC Bank, UBS

Corporate Finance:

Autodesk, Elsevier, Pepsico, Philip Morris, Unilever

Governmental institutions:

Finma, University of Neuchâtel

Investments:

Aravis, Leonteq, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Olympia Capital Management, SIG, SwissLife, TrendRrating