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University of Luxembourg: Helping you create a future in finance and economics

Ask Viktoria Pervukhina about her journey at the University of Luxembourg, and she will tell you the possibilities are endless.

While pursuing an MSc in Finance and Economics, she was selected for a fellowship with Advanzia Bank. The Luxembourg-based digital bank provides credit cards and payment solutions to individuals, businesses and financial institutions. 

Pervukhina’s fellowship came with a monthly stipend, an internship opportunity and the chance to work at Advanzia Bank over the summer. 

“The fellowship will help me gain knowledge in my chosen field and meet professionals from the sector,” she says. “Additionally, it will provide me with exceptional first-hand experience that will ultimately put me a step closer to reaching my career aspirations.”

This is just one example of what MSc in Finance and Economics students at the University of Luxembourg can look forward to. 

Esteemed for its distinctive international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character, the university has campuses on three sites: Belval, Kirchberg and Limpertsberg

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The university is one of the few in the world that is multilingual. Source: University of Luxembourg

Its close proximity to other European institutions, financial organisations and leading industry players makes it even more attractive to students for the valuable connections this provides. During lessons, students benefit from the university’s small classrooms, where lecturers can give personalised attention in a “family atmosphere” — which extends to the entire campus.

This is thanks to the many services provided, free of charge, supporting and bringing people from all backgrounds together. These include financial support, counselling and mental health, as well as international student and refugee support. 

As university is not all about sitting, learning and working, there’s lots of fun to be had as well at espace cultures, a platform that hosts music, theatre, dance, and literature-based events.

Even its campus sports offerings are all free. From yoga and pilates to indoor football, Latin dance and jiu-jitsu, students can get active, become stronger and live healthier.

A career-launching, specialised MSc in Finance and Economics

This two-year programme stands out for many reasons. It transforms students into job-ready graduates — the programme boasts a high employability rate, with between 80% to 100% of graduates landing a job at six months or at one year after graduation.

Students can opt to get the European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) label on their diploma. EMOS programmes actively collaborate with National Statistical Institutes (STATEC) and other producers of official statistics for relevant master thesis topics and internships in the sphere of official statistics. 

Specialised tracks and curricula ensure students are aware of changes and trends in the world of economics and finance. Quality of teaching as well as internship opportunities offer outstanding career opportunities and an employability rate of above 80%.

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MSc in Finance and Economics students can choose tracks according to their interest. Source: University of Luxembourg


If you are looking to gain insight into financial institutions and how they work, then this is the track for you. It’s a deep dive into the banking, insurance, and fund industries, regulations and how they all relate to the economy. Trending and emerging topics in the financial sector, such as FinTech or big data, are explored too. 

Investment management

This track is ideal for anyone who wants to enter or advance in the asset management industry. Developed by academics and industry, modules link frontier research with professional practice. By the end of the track, students will have honed in-depth knowledge of the financial sector, investment models and how to use data implementation — and ready to become highly skilled and employable graduates. 

Risk management

A risk manager provides advice on factors that affect a company’s safety, profitability or excistence. If things go wrong, he or she decides how to avoid, reduce or transfer risk. To prepare for such roles, this track covers business processes and regulatory environment of the key financial organisations, namely banks, investment funds and insurance companies. It also equips students with quantitative modelling skills and statistical tools to approach risk management decisions.

Sustainable finance

This track covers emerging practices and tools (from the perspective of multiple stakeholders), looming controversies, effective strategies (for both private and public financial institutions) and current rules, among others. Everything taught is based on real case studies in its five core courses, electives, an Internship and Applied Master Thesis or an Academic Master Thesis.

Financial Economics

If you want to be a financial consultant or be able to analyse policies within the financial and banking industry, then this is for you. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge on combining economic and financial knowledge with statistical, econometric and data analytic methods. Students learn how to use a range of econometric and programming techniques, economic theory and policy making, and more.

Digital Transformation in Finance

This exciting track explores solutions or alternatives to traditional financial infrastructure problems using technology. Fintech and budding technological advancement are now the way of the future and acquiring knowledge in this sector will make you stand out in the market.

Admissions are now open for the MSc in Finance and Economics and other programmes by the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance. To apply, click here. Have questions? Chat with a student here.

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