MBF Curriculum The MBF offers high-quality education in Financial Markets, Institutions, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods. General Curriculum The MBF programme is structured in such a way as to ensure that students are able to acquire their basic knowledge in the compulsory courses of the first semester. In the second and third semesters, students select core electives and contextual courses according to their individual preferences and thus determine the orientation of their studies themselves. Like this, the MBF curriculum guarantees utmost flexibility and freedom of choice. The MBF programme is a full-time study programme, requires 90 ECTS and takes three semesters. Core studies The core studies comprise the three compulsory courses, the core electives, including a research seminar and the Master’s thesis. Students may design their individual curriculum according to their preferences and choose to focus on corporate finance, risk management & insurance, quantitative methods & data science, banking & the financial economy, financial markets or alternative investments. Students have the possibility to show a specific subject track in the Master's degree in the form of a Diploma Supplement. The prerequisite for this is the completion of at least 16 ECTS and the writing of the Master's thesis in the corresponding subject track. Contextual studies The contextual studies are a common feature of all programmes at the University of St. Gallen and give students the opportunity to develop themselves intellectually and culturally beyond the scope of their core studies. While students can choose courses that are related to finance, they are also free to take classes from other fields in order to see the bigger picture.