Bachelor in Banking and Finance

Key Features

  • Most popular university for Banking and Finance in Switzerland
  • Innovative and applied teaching with a practical orientation 
  • Sole university in Switzerland offering a Banking and Finance bachelor 
  • High professional expertise with 20 professorships at the department
  • Option to choose Banking and Finance as a major and/or minor

Basics and specialisations

The bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance is characterized by a broad basic education in economic sciences with a focus on topics of the finance and banking industry. After gaining knowledge in economics, business administration, finance, math, statistics and computer science during the assessment level, one can focus more specifically and develop a deeper understanding of the chosen banking and finance topics during the subsequent advanced level. This enables students to evolve a well-founded perspective and to understand the economic interrelations of financial markets.

Graduate statistics for the bachelor in Banking and Finance

*2016: Launch of major and minor differentiation.

Choice of major and minor

It is possible to choose a minor subject in addition to the main subject Banking and Finance. This can be both an economic as well as a faculty foreign subject. The Department of Banking and Finance offers both major and minor students the extremely popular minor subject "Banking and Finance".

Modern Teaching: Pioneer in eLearning and Blended Learning

Thanks to the Teaching Center and its many years of experience, the Institute of Banking and Finance is considered a pioneer in the field of innovative teaching. This is reflected in the rich variety of podcasts, detailed online learning and training (OLAT) courses, interactive eScripts, and the web-based classroom response tool called KlickerUZH, all of which allow students to attend an accompanied yet self-contained study. The concept "Blended Learning", which was created for the Bachelor lecture "Corporate Finance", was even awarded the 2006 Merida Prix.

Mathematics and statistics

In addition to basic economic education, banking and finance studies require strong mathematics and statistics skills.  Students who feel insecure with their pre-university mathematics skills have the opportunity to attend a mathematics preparatory course, which lasts one week and provides the basics in a quick run.

After graduation

The Bachelor's degree qualifies for a direct entry into the profession or for a further master's program. More than half of the students with a bachelor's degree continue to study directly in the master's program. For a gap year, supplement to the study or full career entry, many graduates are hired.

*Estimates based on graduates from 2014-2017.