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Admission to Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Qualification Admission Required Work Experience
Commercial vocational baccalaureate or vocational baccalaureate (business or services) No exam required None
Vocational baccalaureate (other environments)* No exam required One year (100 %) of work experience in a commercial environment**
Academic baccalaureate No exam required One year (100 %) of work experience in a commercial environment**
Specialized vocational baccalaureate No exam required One year (100 %) of work experience in a commercial environment**
Foreign certificates To be checked for approval after application has been submitted (see this page and flow chart)*** One year (100 %) of work experience in a commercial environment**

* Business Information Technology: Admission without entrance exam and without additional work experience granted to applicants with a technical vocational baccalaureate.

** Business Information Technology: One year of work experience in a commercial or IT environment.

*** Please note that if your school-leaving certificate does not meet all the requirements, you will have to take an entrance exam. This is only available in German.

Qualification from a Swiss College of Higher Professional Education and Training (Höhere Fachschule, HF)

Admission to the first semester of all our degree programs:
With an HF diploma, admission to our degree programs is possible in the first semester, provided that you can also provide evidence of a minimum of 12 months of commercial work experience (at a 100% workload) (for our program in Business Information Technology, this may also be in computer science).

Direct Admission to the main study period of our degree program in Business Administration:
With the following HF diplomas and a minimum of 12 months of commercial work experience (at a 100% workload), direct admission to the main study period our degree program in Business Administration is possible (third semester for full-time and fourth semester for part-time students). Students receive a summary dispensation from the first-year studies (60 ECTS).

  • Betriebswirtschafter/in HF (business economist)
  • Bankwirtschafter/in HF (banker)
  • Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Hôtelier/-ière-Restaurateur/-trice HF (hotelier/restaurateur)
  • Marketingmanager/in HF (marketing manager)
  • Tourismusfachmann/-frau HF (tourism specialist)
  • Versicherungswirtschafter/in HF (insurance specialist)

Additional Language Qualification for BSc Programs Taught in English

Applicants interested in enrolling in one of the following programs are required to provide evidence of English language skills at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): International Management or Program in English (PiE) with a Specialization in Banking & Finance. To comply with this requirement, one of the following language certificates has to be submitted:

Recognized English Language Certificates

Certificate Score / Result
Cambridge Proficiency pass
Cambridge Advanced pass
BEC Higher pass
IELTS minimum 7.0
TOEFL internet-based minimum 95 points
any other internationally accredited certificate on C1 level on a case by case basis

Entrance Examination (Foreign Applicants Only)

Provisions effective from the 2012/13 Academic Year

Applicants who have a federal certificate of proficiency (eidg. Fähigkeitszeugnis) are required to get a vocational baccalaureate (Berufsmaturität), while those who have a specialized vocational school certificate (Fachmittelschulausweis) will have to complete the additional performance assessments required for a specialized baccalaureate (Fachmaturität). Neither group of applicants is entitled to take the entrance examination.

Applicants are only invited to take the entrance examination if they can produce a foreign university entrance qualification document which corresponds to a diploma at upper secondary level (for a minimum of three years) and is not considered to be equal to a Swiss university entrance qualification. The equivalence of your diplomas will be checked after application has been submitted.

In addition to passing our entrance examination, candidates also need to provide evidence of at least one year of professional experience in the commercial field. For the BSc program in Business Information Technology, this professional experience can be in the commercial or in the IT sector.

Exam Dates

The entrance examination takes place from 4 to 8 June 2018. Registration deadline: 30 April 2018.

Exam Subjects

These are the exam subjects, requiring a written exam:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • German
  • English
  • French

The material to be tested corresponds to the level of a Commercial Professional Maturity Certificate ("kaufmännische Berufsmatura"), also known as commercial vocational baccalaureate or high school diploma. As we do not offer any examination preparation courses, candidates need to prepare for this exam on their own.

Download previous "Profil M/BM2" exams


The examination fee is CHF 200. This fee is nonrefundable.

Further Information

Candidates will be offered a place at our school only after they have passed the entrance examination.