Masters of University of Geneva

Master in
Economics

The Master in Economics is based on deep understanding of modern economics and econometrics building on the strength of the faculty. We will provide our students with skills that are marketable in academia as well as in international organizations, private and public companies. The program will focus on providing the most advanced tools in core micro/macro economics, and econometrics; at the same time the students will have a choice of focused and exciting electives, and could also specialize in econometrics.  

AVAILABLE POSSIBLE IN:

  • Econometrics

Master in
Economics

The Master in Economics is based on deep understanding of modern economics and econometrics building on the strength of the faculty. We will provide our students with skills that are marketable in academia as well as in international organizations, private and public companies. The program will focus on providing the most advanced tools in core micro/macro economics, and econometrics; at the same time the students will have a choice of focused and exciting electives, and could also specialize in econometrics.  

AVAILABLE POSSIBLE IN:

  • Econometrics

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

English

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

www.unige.ch/gsem/en/programs/masters/admissions

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2021

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Master in Economics

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses (36 credits):
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Applied Economics Workshop
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Microeconomics I
  • Microeconomics II
Available courses (30 credits):
  • International Trade
  • Environmental and Development Economics
  • Macroeconomics B
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Data Driven Impact Evaluation
  • Regional Disparities and Urban Economics
  • The Statistical Analysis of Time Series
  • Machine Learning

Available concentration in «Econometrics»:

  • Data Driven Impact Evaluation
  • Numerical Optimization and Simulation
  • The Statistical Analysis of Time Series
  • Machine Learning
Master Thesis (24 credits)
A complementary programme may be requested from students during the first year (max. 30 credits).

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Mobility

Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange during their third semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The master thesis cannot be substituted.

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Professional Prospects

Master in Economics leads to professional opportunities in many sectors, both in Switzerland and abroad, in: 

  • Private companies
  • Public institutions
  • Monetary, banking and insurance sectors
  • Economic and econometric research institutions 
  • Organisations internationales (IFC, ILO, HCR)
  • Healthcare, national insurance, etc.

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Master in
Responsible Management

The Master in Responsible Management educates the future leaders on responsibility and contributing to a business with purpose that creates value in and for society. Students will be equipped to tackle an organization's toughest strategic challenges, lead with greater confidence, inspire performance at all levels, and contribute to an organization of responsibility and integrity.

The full-time master offers a curriculum that is centered around, and fully integrates, relevant aspects of responsible management in its courses. The program's focus is on teaching how to manage effectively in pluralistic environments in which the needs of multiple stakeholder groups have to be balanced. In addition, the Master in Responsible Management offers students the option to specialize in Sustainable Business and Human Rights in the second semester.

This Master offers:

  • Geneva advantage with excellent career opportunities
  • Purposeful business education
  • Student-centered learning
  • An international experience

Master in
Responsible Management

The Master in Responsible Management educates the future leaders on responsibility and contributing to a business with purpose that creates value in and for society. Students will be equipped to tackle an organization's toughest strategic challenges, lead with greater confidence, inspire performance at all levels, and contribute to an organization of responsibility and integrity.

The full-time master offers a curriculum that is centered around, and fully integrates, relevant aspects of responsible management in its courses. The program's focus is on teaching how to manage effectively in pluralistic environments in which the needs of multiple stakeholder groups have to be balanced. In addition, the Master in Responsible Management offers students the option to specialize in Sustainable Business and Human Rights in the second semester.

This Master offers:

  • Geneva advantage with excellent career opportunities
  • Purposeful business education
  • Student-centered learning
  • An international experience

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

English

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

www.unige.ch/gsem/en/programs/masters/admissions

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2021

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Master in Responsible Management

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses (30 credits):

Business Law for Corporate Decision Makers; Corporate Finance; Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Responsible Management; Strategic Human Resource Management; Strategic Management; Sustainable Accounting and Reporting; Perspectives on Responsible Management

Electives (30 credits):

Disruptive Technologies; Governing & Designing Organizations for Stakeholders; Global Strategy; Sustainable Corporate Growth (non donné en 2021-2022); Sustainable Branding; Responsible Leadership; Business & Human Rights*; Innovation and Change Management*; Innovation & Philanthropy*; Institutional Project*

To obtain the Sustainable Business and Human Rights (SBHR) specialization, students need to obtain 24 ECTS from SBHR-focused electives or obtain at least 12 ECTS from courses focused on the SBHR theme (marked with *) and realize the internship and/or master thesis, which focuses on SBHR.
 

Internship (12 credits)
Master Thesis (18 credits)

Mobility

Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange during their third semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The master thesis cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodity trading, product distribution), international or global organizations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administrations.

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Master in
Statistics

The Master in Statistics focuses on data analysis, methodological problem-solving in a range of disciplines, various types of statistics software or mathematical statistics. The programme is open not only to experts who wish to improve their theoretical skills in statistical research, but also to non-experts who wish to develop their data analysis skills in an area of specialisation acquired at the Bachelor level.

Master in
Statistics

The Master in Statistics focuses on data analysis, methodological problem-solving in a range of disciplines, various types of statistics software or mathematical statistics. The programme is open not only to experts who wish to improve their theoretical skills in statistical research, but also to non-experts who wish to develop their data analysis skills in an area of specialisation acquired at the Bachelor level.

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

English

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

www.unige.ch/gsem/en/programs/masters/admissions

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2021

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Master in Statistics

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses (33 credits):
  • Generalised Linear and Additive Models
  • Mixed Linear Models
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Analytics Consulting
  • The Statistical Analysis of Time Series
  • Research Seminar in Statistics
Electives (27 credits):
  • Advanced statistical inference
  • Advanced Topics in Survey Methods
  • Models and Empirical Methods for Asset Pricing
  • Econometrics
  • Experimental Design: Theory and Practice
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Machine Learning
  • Model Selection in High Dimensions
  • Numerical Optimization and Simulation
  • Data Driven Impact Evaluation
  • Stochastic Processes in Finance
  • Teaching Statistics

+ 11 possible courses outside the faculty

Master Thesis (30 credits)
A complementary programme may be requested from students during the first year (max. 30 credits).

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Mobility

Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one or two semesters. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The master thesis cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Master of Science in Statistics opens doors to opportunities in various industries: in food and beverage industry, international organizations, in (cantonal and federal) statistics offices, in financial companies, biostatistics (in the pharmaceutical industry ) and in many other areas. Finally, the continuation of studies with a doctorate is also an option available to students who have completed the master.

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Master in
Business Analytics

At the intersection between data science, statistics and management, Business Analytics consists of using data to inform strategic decision making under uncertainty and to optimise business processes. In the digital economy with the proliferation of data, businesses have understood the tactical and strategic importance of analytics - the learning from data - as a critical field to detect and monitor client behaviours and expectations, or even future market trends.

Business Analytics tries to answer the following questions: "What has happened?" (descriptive analytics), "Why did it happen?" (explanatory or diagnostic analytics), "What will happen?" (predictive analytics) and "What should be done?" (prescriptive analytics). As such, Business Analytics is about bringing the business questions to the data.

Investing in Business Analytics can lead to a substantial competitive advantage, which, in certain sectors, ensures prosperity or even survival. Analytics is also one of the most promising approaches for public authorities who, in terms of transport, energy or public health, are required to manage and leverage the explosion of data to generate greater value for both businesses and society.

Given the increasing importance of "big data" in the economy, GSEM offers a master program in Business Analytics that provides a wide range of career opportunities. This program responds to the growing need of medium to large organisations to leverage the use of data and to transform data assets into better management decisions.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Support students to manage, analyse and use data in strategic, tactical and operational decision making under uncertainty
     
  • Prepare students for an efficient leadership within the digital transformation to create value for businesses and society
     
  • Bridge the gap between university education and professional needs

Master in
Business Analytics

At the intersection between data science, statistics and management, Business Analytics consists of using data to inform strategic decision making under uncertainty and to optimise business processes. In the digital economy with the proliferation of data, businesses have understood the tactical and strategic importance of analytics - the learning from data - as a critical field to detect and monitor client behaviours and expectations, or even future market trends.

Business Analytics tries to answer the following questions: "What has happened?" (descriptive analytics), "Why did it happen?" (explanatory or diagnostic analytics), "What will happen?" (predictive analytics) and "What should be done?" (prescriptive analytics). As such, Business Analytics is about bringing the business questions to the data.

Investing in Business Analytics can lead to a substantial competitive advantage, which, in certain sectors, ensures prosperity or even survival. Analytics is also one of the most promising approaches for public authorities who, in terms of transport, energy or public health, are required to manage and leverage the explosion of data to generate greater value for both businesses and society.

Given the increasing importance of "big data" in the economy, GSEM offers a master program in Business Analytics that provides a wide range of career opportunities. This program responds to the growing need of medium to large organisations to leverage the use of data and to transform data assets into better management decisions.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Support students to manage, analyse and use data in strategic, tactical and operational decision making under uncertainty
     
  • Prepare students for an efficient leadership within the digital transformation to create value for businesses and society
     
  • Bridge the gap between university education and professional needs

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

English

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

As for the Master in Business Analytics, the Scientific Committee may ask the candidates to complete a maximum 12 credits credits co-required Bachelor courses (Business Analytics and Statistical Modelling) during their 1st semester at the Master program.

www.unige.ch/gsem/en/programs/masters/admissions

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2021

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Master in Business Analytics

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Core courses (1st year) (63 credits):
  • Algorithmics and Data Management
  • Advanced Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Data Quality and Data Collection Strategies
  • Forecasting with Applications in Business
  • Creating Value Through Data Mining
  • Data-Driven Impact Evaluation
  • Technologies and Architectures for Data
  • Prescriptive Analytics
  • Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Economy
  • Machine Learning
  • Analytics Consulting
Available options (2nd year) (57 credits):

Business (Internship, specialised classes and master's thesis)
Research (Elective courses and master's thesis)


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Mobility

The Mobility is only allowed for the "Research" orientation. In order to obtain authorization to undertake an exchange program, student must have validated the first year core courses (60 credits). They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

Professional Prospects

Master in Business Analytics leads to professional opportunities in many industries in Switzerland and abroad such as:

  • Insurance agencies
  • Banking and financial sector
  • Energy
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • NGOs, public and private sectors
  • Telecommunication

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Master in
Wealth Management

The Master in Wealth Management combines a professionally-oriented curriculum with sound theoretical and methodological training. This combination is essential to gain in-depth knowledge of both wealth management and the financial sector in general, and to contribute to their evolution, in particular through research.

The programme includes required classes, two possible specialisations (finance and law) and electives in subjects such as risk management, financial asset selection and valuation, international finance, and banking and financial law.

Concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Law

Master in
Wealth Management

The Master in Wealth Management combines a professionally-oriented curriculum with sound theoretical and methodological training. This combination is essential to gain in-depth knowledge of both wealth management and the financial sector in general, and to contribute to their evolution, in particular through research.

The programme includes required classes, two possible specialisations (finance and law) and electives in subjects such as risk management, financial asset selection and valuation, international finance, and banking and financial law.

Concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Law

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Languages of instruction

English

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

Complementary program (1 year) or co-required can be requested.


www.unige.ch/gsem/en/programs/masters/admissions

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2021

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Master in Wealth Management

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses (36 credits)
Two Available Concentrations (24 credits):

Concentration Finance:

  • Advanced Investments  
  • Derivatives and Structured Products  
  • International Macroeconomics               
  • Microeconomics of Banking  
  • Models and empirical methods for Asset Pricing  
  • Real Estate Investment  
  • Stochastic Processes in Finance  
  • Sustainable Finance

Concentration Law:

  • Banking contracts and financial services   
  • Listed companies and financial markets law  
  • International and comparative tax law
  • Taxation of the company  
  • Taxation of individuals 
  • International Capital Markets Law  
  • International Enforcement in Financial Markets  
  • Introduction to the Law of Trusts  
  • Investment Management Law  
  • Supervision of banks and financial institutions 
Electives (12 credits)
Master or Work Placement Thesis (18 credits)

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Mobility

Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance companies, local and international manufacturing, international trading companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration.

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Master in
Commodity Trading

The Master in Commodity Trading offered by the University of Geneva in partnership with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA) is a unique programme in Europe. It focuses on the financing of resources, products and trade flows of goods, and includes courses in relevant areas of economics such as credit analyses, financial instruments and means of payment for the different transactions. Shipping, legal aspects, protection of goods and risk management are also addressed. This academic program is linking the theory with a mandatory traineeship.

The master's degree will increase to 90 credits. The courses will take place over two semesters and the internship over 12 months.

Master in
Commodity Trading

The Master in Commodity Trading offered by the University of Geneva in partnership with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA) is a unique programme in Europe. It focuses on the financing of resources, products and trade flows of goods, and includes courses in relevant areas of economics such as credit analyses, financial instruments and means of payment for the different transactions. Shipping, legal aspects, protection of goods and risk management are also addressed. This academic program is linking the theory with a mandatory traineeship.

The master's degree will increase to 90 credits. The courses will take place over two semesters and the internship over 12 months.

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

English

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

www.unige.ch/gsem/en/programs/masters/admissions

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2021

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Master in Commodity Trading

min 2 - max. 4 semesters | 90 credits ECTS
Required courses (51 credits):
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • Information Technologies and Innovations
  • International Economics and Trade
  • Legal Aspects & Regulations
  • Quantitative Methods   
  • Shipping
  • Sustainability & Business Ethics & Human Rights
  • Commodity Price Mechanisms
  • Energy I (Oil & Gas)
  • Energy II (Renewable)
  • Hedging Tools & Techniques
  • Metals, Ores & Minerals
  • Options
  • Soft Commodities
  • Trade Finance Banking Instruments
  • Types of Financing for Commodity Companies
Requiried Work Placement (24 credits)
Master Thesis (15 credits)

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Professional Prospects

Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administrations.

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