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Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business Law

«My course of study at ZHAW has opened new career opportunities for me. I’m fascinated by some of the talks delivered by our guest lecturers and I enjoy working on practical topics in the modules.»

Kim Mörtl, BSc student of Business Law

The economy needs legal professionals with a practical mindset who are able to work efficiently and have a clear understanding of economic mechanisms. This BSc program enables you to prepare for a challenging role at the intersection of business and law.

At a Glance

Title: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Law (UAS Zurich)
Workload: 180 ECTS credits (approx. 5,400 hours of study)
Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time
Duration: 6 semesters (full-time), 8 semesters (part-time)
Start of Program: Mid-September (calendar week 38)
Application Deadline: 30 April – Click Application to download the application form (available from the end of October) 
Location: Winterthur
Language of Instruction: German
Tuition Fee: CHF 720.- per semester + additional program expenses
Consecutive Programs: Master of Science in Management and Law

What You Will Learn

The study of law covers national and international business law and takes up about 60 percent of the study program. In addition, you will acquire key managerial skills and develop a keen understanding of economic interrelationships. To give you the tools to argue effectively and convince others, communication skills, in particular legal and business English, are the third pillar of a degree program that is as varied as it is demanding.

Your Career Prospects


  • Compliance
  • Tax consulting / auditing
  • Staff functions / project management
  • Legal consultants in business law
  • Human resources


  • Financial services providers and insurance companies
  • Tax, fiduciary, and auditing services
  • Public administrations and trade associations
  • Management consulting
  • Industry and the service sector

Program Structure and Admission Requirements

As Flexible as You

At the assessment level, you will focus on acquiring the methodological foundations and the basic principles of business law. The main study program is designed to help you consolidate, deepen, and integrate your methodological and specialist knowledge. As a full-time student, you will have classes on four or five days a week and should complete your studies within six semesters. If you decide to study part-time, you will have classes on two full days a week and should take eight semesters to complete your studies.

What You Need to Qualify

  • A federally recognized commercial 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
  • no final exclusion at the faculty of law of a university

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