The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics was split off from the Faculty of Law and Political Science in 1992, making it the newest faculty at the University of Zurich. Today over 80 professors along with numerous lecturers are training over 3,300 students in a major, about 900 in a minor, and about 350 in a Doctoral program at our Faculty.

2011 Reorganization of the Faculty
The Faculty has been reorganized to consist of only four departments
2008 Introduction of the structured Doctoral programs
2006 Introduction of Master of Arts / Master of Science
2004 Introduction of Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
1992 Creation of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
Division of the Faculty of Law and Political Science into the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
1989 First ordinance of the business and economics unit for obtaining a Doctoral degree in Business Administration, Economics and Information Systems
1980 Introduction of Information Systems
Introduction of lic. oec. publ. degree for Information Systems (in addition to Business Administration and Economics)
1972 Founding of the business and economics unit
Introduction of lic. oec. publ. degree for Business Administration and Economics (ordinance for obtaining doctoral degree 72)
1956 Introduction of lic. oec. publ. degree (previously only doctorate)
1833 Founding of the University from the colleges of theology, jurisprudence and medicine

Pioneers

Research and teaching in the disciplines of business and economics have long played a role at the University of Zurich. In 1903, the first chair for business administration in the German-speaking area was created.

In 1962, Hans P. Künzi, Professor of Operations Research at that time, brought the University's first computer online and opened the computing center, laying the cornerstone for informatics at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Modern degree programs and structures

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics – as well as its legacy organizations – has always strived to offer modern degree programs. To that end, the Bologna Reform was already implemented in 2004, bringing with it the introduction of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs. In fall 2008, structured Doctoral programs were added, which in addition to a dissertation, require graduates to complete research-oriented courses on a par with the highest international standards.

Since 2011 the Faculty has consisted of only four departments. This reorganization consolidated the previous departments of business administration and economics each in a single department.