Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business Administration with a Specialization in Banking and Finance
"The opportunity to study part-time for a Bachelor’s degree at the ZHAW School of Management and Law enabled me to acquire sound theoretical knowledge in the field of finance while at the same time gaining on-the-job experience in banking.
Joining the “Program in English” class strengthened my language skills and made it possible for me to get my Master's degree abroad. I also came to appreciate the added value of the AACSB accreditation as it made the application process easier."
Fabius Fäh, BSc in Business Administration graduate with a specialization in Banking and Finance
Our economy needs banking and finance specialists who are able to think in an integrated manner and have solid professional knowledge, specialist know-how, and excellent people skills. This program will enable you to acquire these abilities and help you prepare for a career in the financial sector.
At a Glance
Title: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration (UAS) Zurich with a Specialization in Banking and Finance
Academic achievement: 180 ECTS credits (one ECTS corresponds to approx. 30 hours of study time)
Study Format: full-time, part-time, FLEX
Duration: 6 semesters (full-time), 8 semesters (part-time & FLEX)
Start of Program: Mid-September (calendar week 38)
Language of Instruction: German and/or English
Semester Fee: CHF 720.- (subject to change)
Application Deadline: 30 April 2021 – apply now
What You Will Learn
The financial sector is a demanding professional field. It needs specialists with solid banking and financial expertise.
The focus of the specialization “Banking and Finance” is on acquiring analytical skills and sound specialist knowledge in the banking and capital market. Our Finance Lab, for example, will enable you to experience the decision-making processes of the financial market in real time due to state-of-the-art technology.
The program deals with the topics of investment and financing. Of course, important issues relevant to the financial sector such as legal framework conditions or technological developments are also examined. With this knowledge, you will be able to create highly effective investment and financing solutions.
Your Career Prospects
- Private client advisory services
- Investment banking
- Asset management
- Project management
- Management support
- Staff functions
- Specialist functions
- Team management functions
- Financial services providers
- FinTech companies
- Pension funds
- Financial consultancies
- Asset managers
- Investment funds
- Financial departments of companies in all sectors
Program Structure and Admission Requirements
As Flexible as You
About one third of your classes will be designed to enhance your specialist knowledge of banking and finance. You can either enroll as a full-time student (German program), a part-time student (German or English program) or part-time FLEX student (German program). FLEX students spend 50 percent less time in the classroom and more online.
What You Need to Qualify
- A federally recognized vocational baccalaureate: no entrance exam or additional professional experience required
- A non-commercial vocational baccalaureate: no entrance exam required; at least one year of regular work experience in the commercial field
- A federally recognized academic baccalaureate: no entrance exam required; at least one year of regular work experience in the commercial field