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.
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) ZHAW in Business Administration 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; some modules are taught in English
Semester Fee: CHF 720.- (subject to change)
Application Deadline: 16 July 2023 - apply now
The financial sector is a challenging professional field with a high demand for specialists with sound banking and financial skills.
The focus of the specialization in Banking and Finance is on acquiring analytical skills and in-depth specialist knowledge in banking and capital markets. Special attention is given to the topics of investing and financing. Among other things, you will learn to assess the risk profile of traditional and modern financial investments and design investment and financing strategies.
For your Bachelor’s thesis and elective modules, you can work in our Finance Lab (see picture on the left) and experience the decision-making processes of the financial market in real-time, thanks to state-of-the-art technology.
- 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
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, a part-time student or a part-time FLEX student. FLEX students spend 50 percent less time in the classroom and more online.
- 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
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.