Practical class: “Wealth management and law in practice”
This class is worth 3 credits and must be taken during the autumn semester of the second year. The class is given by two finance and two law teachers and guest lecturers from the field. Students must write a report on an applied subject.
Students select a total of 27 credits’ worth of electives from a set list.In some cases, students may select classes from among core modules not taken in the first year or take a class at a partner university as part of a one-week exchange, upon approval by the Academic Committee.
Short- and long-term exchange programs
During their third semester, students can take part in a one-week exchange program to a partner university in China or Russia (worth 3 credits, validated as an optional class), or a 3-month Erasmus exchange at a partner university, which may replace a practical class or an elective.
In their second year, students also have the option of doing an internship instead of taking a practical class and/or an elective. Internships must last a minimum of 3 months and are worth 15 credits. Students must write internship reports which are evaluated by their internship coordinator during an oral defense.
In their fourth and final semester, students write their master’s thesis, which is worth 30 credits. The thesis is an academic work 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. The thesis must satisfy a number of criteria. The student must show that he/she is capable of:
- Correctly reading and summarising the literature associated with the subject of the thesis, including determining whether or not an article is relevant.
- Identifying and appropriately describing a research problem that is at once relevant and accessible
- Defining and describing precise objectives for the research projects
- Designing an appropriate framework for studying the selected topic
- Selecting and implementing appropriate research methods
- Analysing empirical evidence, drawing appropriate conclusions and making suitable recommendations.