The “Doctorate of Advanced Professional Studies in Applied Finance” is a three-year high-level executive program consisting of ten courses taught by renown professors and professionals in finance and law.

The aim of the program is to train entrepreneurs, investors and senior managers in analyzing, anticipating and conducting scientifically applied research in the field of wealth management.
The program is organized into 10 thematic modules (50 ECTS credits), 1 methodological module (5 ECTS credits) and a thesis in applied research (25 ECTS credits).

This program is built on individual experience and collective exchange between participants and the contributions of recognized professors and professional speakers. It allows students to transfer in real time in their professional environment the conceptual and methodological knowledge acquired and the skills developed in their applied research.


Specialisation in Wealth Management

  • Global Capital Markets & Financial Institutions
  • Global Asset Allocation & Management
  • Applied Qualitative Research in Behavioral Finance
  • Risk Management in Finance
  • Investment Strategies & Assessment
  • Alternative Investments (Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Funds & Sustainable Finance)
  • High Technology Venture Capital
  • Data Analysis Methods & Advanced Modeling in Finance
  • Legal and Tax Issues in Wealth Management
  • Wealth Management in Practice & Geneva Study Tour
  • Research Proposal, Applied Dissertation & Defence

Specialisation in Sustainable Finance & Wealth Management

  • Global Asset Allocation& Management
  • Social Entrepreneurshio & Technology Innovation
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Risk Management in Finance
  • Philanthropic Trusts &Foundation Management
  • Alternative Investments 
  • Strategic Transition & Business for Good
  • Development Finance, Impact Investing & Ethical Finance
  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • Family Legacy Planning &Wealth Management
  • Research Proposal, Applied Dissertation & Defence

We offer an immersion into the Private Banking world with a Geneva Study Tour of one week that combines lectures in Private Banking with visits of some of the most prestigious financial institutions located in Geneva such as Banque Edmond de Rothschild, BCGE, HBS, Julius Baer, Lombard Odier, Mirabaud, PWC, UBS and 1875 Finance as well as opportunities to network with Swiss financial professionals.

Prospective graduates will benefit from a solid knowledge in the fields of financial markets, international portfolio management, risk management, quantitative and qualitative methods of finance, along with analysis and modeling methods that will enable them to meet the challenges faced by companies in an increasingly uncertain and globalized environment.


Entrepreneurs, wealth managers, portfolio managers, asset managers, lawyers, fund managers, relationship managers, economic researchers, insurance consultants, product developers, wealth and estate planners, trust and estate practitioners and other professionals working in the field of finance or in a related field and occupying senior positions of responsibility.



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