The Department of Banking and Finance (DBF) at the University of Zurich strives for academic excellence and social relevance in its five core areas Banking and Insurance, Corporate Finance, Financial Economics, Quantitative Finance and Sustainable Finance. Located at the heart of Switzerland's main financial center, the DBF is one of the leading finance groups in Europe comprising 19 professors and more than 160 employees.
The DBF fosters an interdisciplinary discussion and knowledge exchange in both research and teaching. It offers the only Swiss University Bachelor in Banking & Finance. The DBF aims to bring knowledge to practice with its Executive Teaching Program that caters to the needs of finance professionals.
The DBF was founded 1968 as Swiss Banking Institute.