What are the language requirements for the course?
GEMWeM is primarily taught through English, with some French used from time to time, so naturally proficiency in English is a must. But everyday life in Geneva – such as buying groceries, dealing with landlords, and socialising with other students – will often require the use of French. Having a good basic knowledge of French could therefore be very useful. The university offers free language classes before the start of term.
I don’t know anything about wealth management – am I eligible to apply for GEMWeM?
Yes. However, we strongly recommend that you at least take bachelors-level classes in the principles of finance, business finance and market finance, respectively. A certain level of proficiency in mathematics and statistics is also necessary.
How likely am I to fail the first semester?
That depends on your previous studies and on how hard you work. This is a full-time course – your chances of passing diminish considerably if you do not invest yourself fully in your work. Some statistics on pass levels are available. Exams are graded on a scale of 0 to 6. Students receive a zero if they do not sit the exam or if they cheat.
Can I cancel my exam registration?
Regulation 2018/2019 : Article 9, al. 2 et 3
« Les étudiants doivent s’inscrire aux enseignements dans les délais annoncés par le calendrier académique de la GSEM. Pendant la même période, l’étudiant peut annuler son inscription aux enseignements. L’annulation de l’inscription à un enseignement entraîne automatiquement l'annulation de l’inscription aux sessions d‘examens ordinaire et extraordinaire pour cet enseignement. » et que « Après l’expiration du délai officiel, l’inscription devient définitive et l’étudiant ne peut plus s’inscrire ni annuler son inscription.»
Regulation 2014 : Article 10, paragraph 2
“The academic regulations of the Master’s in Wealth Management states that registration may only be cancelled in the event of extenuating circumstances. Cancellation requests must be sent in writing, accompanied by documentary evidence, to the dean of the faculty in question, after giving prior notice to the Academic Committee, who may accept or refuse the request.”
When is the registration deadline?
If I am not accepted to GEMWeM, can I still be accepted into other masters programmes?
Yes, but you must first consult the programme advisor.
If I fail GEMWeM, can I sign up for another masters programme within the same faculty ?
You must consult the programme advisor.