Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business Administration with a Specialization in Risk and Insurance
"The highlight of the Specialization in Risk and Insurance program was the management simulation in the 7th semester. As part of a management game, we simulated the running of an insurance company and were able to combine what we had learned in the various course modules and apply it in practice."
Gilles Meier, Graduate, Business Administration with a Specialization in Risk and Insurance
The insurance sector needs highly qualified professionals and managers with extensive knowledge of business administration and practically oriented know-how. The specialization Risk and Insurance is a part-time program that helps you prepare for the challenges of this industry.
At a Glance
Title: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration (UAS) Zurich with a Specialization in Risk and Insurance
Academic achievement: 180 ECTS credits (one ECTS corresponds to approx. 30 hours of study time)
Study Format: part-time
Duration: 8 semesters
Start of Program: Mid-September (calendar week 38)
Language of Instruction: German
Semester Fee: CHF 720.- (subject to change)
Enrollment: The enrollment form will be available from the end of October.
What You Will Learn
About one third of the classes provided deliver specialist knowledge of insurance. Other subjects include business administration, law, statistics, and mathematics. After completing your studies and after gaining some practical experience, you will be able to think and act independently to accomplish challenging tasks effectively. The program is sponsored by the Swiss Insurance Association (SVV) and the City of Winterthur.
Your Career Prospects
- Management support
- Project manager
- Staff positions
- Specialist positions
- Leadership roles at team level
- Private insurance
- Medical and accident insurers
- Financial services provider
- Pensions funds
Program Structure and Admission Requirements
Sound and Practically Oriented
A specialization in Risk & Insurance provides sound scientific knowledge as well as practical know-how. It is offered as a part-time course of study to enable you to combine practical experience and theoretical knowledge, which will give you excellent career prospects. The specialization "Risk & Insurance" offered at the ZHAW School of Management and Law is unique in Switzerland.
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