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Department of Finance

Mission Statement

Academic Excellence in Finance


We are among the leading Finance Departments in Europe, well connected with our counterparts worldwide. We aim at world class research in banking, finance, and insurance. Our research is relevant to industry, policy, and society as a whole.


We possess broad expert competences in the disciplines of banking, insurance, corporate finance, financial economics, quantitative finance, and sustainable finance. We achieve our goals by appointing outstanding and internationally recognized scientists, creating the best possible research conditions, and promoting young talents.


We offer bachelor, master and doctoral programs, complemented by various professional development programs. Our teaching is state of the art, both in terms of academic content and didactical means.


We place great emphasis on an inter-disciplinary approach. We encourage critical, analytical, and creative thinking. We foster global consciousness, social responsibility, and ethical awareness.

Financial Center

We maintain close links with the Swiss financial center as a whole and the Zurich center in particular.


We support our alumni as a network and we encourage them to represent academic values in society.