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MSc Double Degree in Finance and Banking: St. Gallen – SSE

SSE has joined forces with University of St. Gallen (HSG), to offer a Double Degree Program in Finance and Banking at 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 a second at St Gallen. The students in the Master of Science Program in Finance at SSE, can apply during the first year of the master program. At 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 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, Program Director of the SSE M.Sc. in Finance program.

The Banking and Finance program at 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 the Double Degree Program will be selected annually from among first year students of the MSc program in Finance, on a competitive basis. The first selection of candidates is during 2020/2021 academic year, and the first students will study at St. Gallen in the following academic year.

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