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Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business Administration with a Specialization in Accounting, Controlling, Auditing

"The cleverly designed module structure, adapted to the ever-changing world of work, makes my studies extremely interesting and varied."

Silvio Dürr, Bachelor’s student, Business Administration with a Specialization in Accounting, Controlling, Auditing

Trust, but verify. Experts are needed in all areas of private enterprise and public administration to handle financial reporting, planning, coordination, and monitoring tasks as well as quality management. This calls for mathematical wizards.

At a Glance

Title: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration (UAS) Zurich with a Specialization in Accounting, Controlling, Auditing
Academic achievement: 180 ECTS credits (one ECTS corresponds to approx. 30 hours of study time)
Duration: 6 semesters (full-time), 8 semesters (part-time)
Start of Program: Mid-September (calendar week 38)
Location: Winterthur
Language of Instruction: German; some modules are taught in English
Semester Fee: CHF 720.- (subject to change)
Application Deadline:apply now

What You Will Learn

The focus of the specialization “Accounting, Controlling, Auditing” is on reporting and financial business management. This will give you the analytical skills and sound specialist knowledge needed in today’s job market.

Students become familiar with approaches and tools to present the asset, financial, and profit situation of an organization, enabling them to provide the basis for a company’s planning and controlling decisions.

The program clarifies the requirements of the capital market and the regulators. It will give you specialist knowledge in the fields of corporate financing and financial and value-oriented corporate management. Financial reporting and auditing are covered in detail. In addition, you will learn to evaluate companies and identify levers for increasing company value.

Your Career Prospects

Job Roles


Program Structure and Admission Requirements

As Flexible as You

About one third of your classes will be designed to enhance your knowledge of accounting, controlling, and auditing. As a full-time student, the program takes six semesters, as a part-time student eight semesters to complete. This specialization is also ideal for anyone planning to study for an advanced qualification such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA), or Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM). In addition, the program is a gateway to specialized qualifications such as federally certified tax expert, auditor, or accounting and controlling expert.

What You Need to Qualify

Further details

BSc Brochure (in German)

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In 2019, this program was awarded the PREMIUM seal by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) for its excellent quality in study and teaching.

The detailed assessment and further information about the accreditations of the ZHAW School of Management and Law can be found here.