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Bachelor’s Degree Program in 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
Workload: 180 ECTS (approx. 5400 hours of work)
Study Format: part-time, FLEX
Duration: 8 semesters (part-time & FLEX)
Start of Program: Mid-September (calendar week 38)
Location: Winterthur
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
              • Re-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

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