Presentation: Master of Science in Wealth Management (GEMWeM)
The GEMWeM is a two-year Master of Science in Wealth Management program degree delivered by the University of Geneva. GEMWeM is vocationally-oriented and combines both practice and in-depth theoretical study, which is essential for gaining a thorough understanding of both wealth management and of finance in general. The course is also dedicated to contributing to the development of the field through research. The course is based on modules that combines traditional finance courses such as Asset Pricing, Portfolio Management and Risk Management with law courses such as Banking Regulation, Wealth Planning and Law of Trusts. Our curriculum also offers courses in multidisciplinary and new fields such as sustainable finance and neuro-finance.
MODULE RISK MANAGEMENT (12 ECTS)
Financial Econometrics (6 ECTS) / Quantitative Risk Management (6 ECTS)
MODULE ASSET PRICING (12 ECTS)
Asset pricing (6 ECTS) / Advanced asset pricing (6 ECTS)
MODULE FINANCIAL ENGINEERING (12 ECTS)
Stochastic processes in finance (6 ECTS) / Derivatives and structured products (6 ECTS)
MODULE INVESTMENTS (12 ECTS)
Hedge Funds (3 ECTS) / Real Estate (3 ECTS) / Sustainable Finance (3 ECTS) / Introduction to Neuroeconomics & Neurofinance (3 ECTS) OR Micro-finance (3 ECTS)
MODULE INTERNATIONAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT (12 ECTS)
International macroeconomics (6 ECTS) / Portfolio Management (6 ECTS)
MODULE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (12 ECTS) (some courses in Frenc)
Advanced financial analysis (3 ECTS) / Comptabilité des instruments financiers (3 ECTS) / Normes comptables internationales (3 ECTS) / Financial Analysis - Credit (3 ECTS)
MODULE FUNDAMENTALS OF BANKING REGULATION (12 ECTS) (in French) (two to be chosen)
Droit Bancaire et Financier (6 ECTS) / Droit des marchés et intermédiaires financiers (6 ECTS) / Droit des sociétés cotées (6 ECTS)
MODULE TAX AND WEALTH PLANNING (12 ECTS) (in French) (two to be chosen)
Droit fiscal international et comparé (6 ECTS) / Fiscalité des personnes physiques (6 ECTS) / Fiscalité de l'entreprise (6 ECTS)
MODULE ADVANCED LEGAL ASPECTS (12 ECTS) (two to be chosen)
International Regulation of Finance (6 ECTS) / International secured transactions (6 ECTS) / Introduction to the Law of Trusts (6 ECTS)
MODULE ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL LAW (12 ECTS)
Droit pénal économique (6 ECTS) / Enforcement in international financial markets (6 ECTS)
ELECTIVE COURSES (30 ECTS)
Advanced statistical inference (6 ECTS) / Applied Macroeconomics for Portfolio Management (3 ECTS) / Concepts et langages orientés objet (3 ECTS) / Discrete Time Asset Pricing (6 ECTS) / Dynamic methods in economics (6 ECTS) / Econometrics (6 ECTS) / European Competition Law (6 ECTS) / International Commercial Arbitration (6 ECTS) / Learning to Teach Finance (3 ECTS) / Interdisciplinary Methods and Models in Neuroeconomics (3 ECTS) / Microeconometrics (6 ECTS) / Multivariate analysis (6 ECTS) / Numerical methods in finance (6 ECTS) / Planification du Patrimoine (6 ECTS) / Time Series (6 ECTS)
Students may take on internships lasting a minimum of 3 months, at the end of which they will write an internship report which will be evaluated during an oral presentation. Internships are worth 15 credits and can be validated as elective classes.
MASTER THESIS (30 ECTS)
The thesis is an academic project and should be the crowning achievement of a master's degree. It offers students the opportunity to showcase their academic maturity and prove that they are capable of independently structuring and writing a research paper. In their theses, students must also prove that they have understood and assimilated what they have studied throughout the course.
- Year 1
- Choice of 5 core modules, 12 credits each
- Year 2
- Elective Courses (30 ECTS)
- Master Thesis (30 ECTS)
Qualifications/expertise after completing the program
The aim of the course is to first provide students with a strong general knowledge of wealth management and then to build upon this foundation by adding specialist expertise.
Our school has a longstanding tradition of excellence in finance, and we expect our students to meet these standards.
Candidates who fulfil the University of Geneva's entry requirements and who hold a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management, Finance, or Law delivered by a Swiss Haute Ecole University or a fully accredited foreign institution or a qualification that the Academic Committee deems equivalent.
In certain cases, the Scientific Committee may accept applications on condition that the applicant successfully completes a foundation course worth no more than 60 credits (courses in French).
Study of application. The committee is particularly interested in candidates' level of knowledge of law, economics and finance and their capacity to undertake interdisciplinary studies in wealth management.