Incoming students

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Preparing for a smooth start

CFA Institute Investment Foundations® Programme

Do you want to review basic concepts in finance before starting your Master? We recommend the CFA Institute Investment Foundations® Programme. This is a free online learnings environment that covers important prerequisites for the Master in Finance.


We use DataCamp for our courses and quantitative bootcamps in the Master in Finance and the Master in Finance pre-programme. DataCamp supports education around the world for free via the students learning with DataCamp initiative.

Refresher course in mathematics and statistics

9-13 September 2019

For the students who have been accepted in the programme, we organise a refresher course in basic math and basic statistics that prepares for the first semester in the Master in Finance.

The course is highly recommended and is free of charge.

Prior registration is required by sending an email to the following address: mscf@unine.ch. The deadline for registration is 31 August 2019.

Useful information

Daily timetable

  • 09h30-10h45  Lectures
  • 10h45-11h00  Coffee break
  • 11h00-12h15  Lectures
  • 12h15-13h15  Lunch break
  • 13h15-14h30  Exercices
  • 14h30-14h45  Coffee break
  • 14h45-16h00  Exercices

Upon arrival in Neuchâtel, students should first go to Student Services to get their student card.

Late arrival

In case of visa delay, we recommend not to join the programme later then end of September as a late arrival may strongly impact chances of succeeding in the programme.