Master in Wealth Management

Curriculum

The curriculum of the MWM is unique in the world, as it combines pure finance courses with law, tax and communication courses, so as to perfectly cover the skill and knowledge set of successful wealth managers. The 27 courses offered in the programme are divided into investment-centric courses (equities, bonds, real estate, hedge funds, derivatives, alternative investments, etc.), client-centric courses (personal portfolio management, estate planning, communication, tax-planning, etc.) and courses on laws and ethics.

After earning 54 ECTS credits, Full-time students will put into practice their newly learned skills and knowledge in an internship. Part-time students write a Master’s thesis.

Classes are participative and practice oriented. For many courses (even the most technical and factual ones), we will involve practitioners drawn from the PBGL group to elaborate on the practical significance of the material learned. For some of the most “core” wealth management courses panel discussions with experienced private bankers and realistic case-studies will be used.

Several courses will be given over the course of one to three full days of teaching. This concentrated format - as opposed to spreading out the courses and having two or more subjects each day – is valued by the students who get to spend one or more days exclusively with their course lecturer(s).

Most courses have written examinations in one of four “exam weeks” that follow the holiday weeks of All-Saints (autumn), Christmas, Easter and Whitsun. Some courses will have individual (take home) assignments instead of the written exam. Class participation, team assignments, and presentations may also be part of the final mark for each course. Course marks are given on a scale of 20, with 10/20 being a passing mark.