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MSc double degree in Finance and Banking: St. Gallen – SSE

SSE has joined forces with University of St. Gallen (HSG), one of the very best European Business Schools, to offer a double degree program in Finance and Banking on the Master level.

The double degree, open as an option for students in the Master of Science program in Finance, will prepare students for careers in banking, finance, insurance, and business. By combining the excellence and traditions of two schools, each close to an important financial center, students will gain a broader perspective on finance and will be well equipped to meet the challenges of a career in today’s complex, international and technologically changing world of finance.

The double degree program consists of two academic years, one at SSE and one at the University of St Gallen. The students in the Master program in Finance at SSE can apply during the first year of the Master program. At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), students follow courses in the Master of Arts in Banking and Finance. Double degree students will graduate with a degree from each institution.

The double degree program, just like similar programs with Bocconi University and Sciences Po, is intended to offer students an opportunity for a deeply embedded international experience, with academic and long-term career benefits.

“HSG’s strong connections with Zurich’s financial sector and beyond nicely complements SSE’s strengths”, comments Bo Becker, professor in the Department of Finance at SSE.

The Master program in Banking and Finance at the Univeristy of St. Gallen offers a challenging curriculum in the fields of financial markets, financial institutions, corporate finance, and quantitative methods, and is a high-quality education in both theory and application. 

Two applicants to the double degree program will be selected annually from among first-year students of the MSc program in Finance on a competitive basis.