Swiss banks manage private wealth from all over the world, mainly as a result of favorable environmental factors like economic and political stability and strict privacy laws. This, together with traditional values like trustworthiness and discretion has made Switzerland one of the world’s leading wealth management centers, alongside the US and the UK. With a market share of 27%, Switzerland is the biggest manager of off-shore private assets.
With the tremendous economic growth in the emerging markets and steady growth in mature markets, the number of wealthy private individuals, often entrepreneurs, will rise over the next few decades. They need wealth managers to provide products and services that can protect, increase, and manage their wealth. To be effective, wealth managers must understand their clients’ needs. They must have specific skills and know-how in every aspect of investing and financial planning. Graduates of the SML Summer Academy program in Swiss Private Banking and Wealth Management acquire the ability to successfully operate in this business field.
As a participant in this program, you will be able to:
You can apply until:
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After successful completion of the program, you will receive 6 ECTS credits and a certificate of attendance from the ZHAW School of Management and Law.
Formal learning is supported by co-curricular activities, such as field trips to visit companies in the Swiss banking sector, such as these (or similar) companies:
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Schedule IELTS
Ideal candidates for the Summer Academy program are college juniors and seniors with a good knowledge of English (minimum CEFR B2 level, TOEFL Internet based 61– 89, or IELTS 5.0 – 6.0) and a solid academic performance track.
The program for the first two weeks costs CHF 2,350 including all academic and co-curricular elements, i.e. all course-related and co-curricular materials, trips, and activities. There is a CHF 350 non-refundable deposit, which will be credited towards the program fee.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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