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Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

Banking and Finance

Bachelorprogramm Banking und Finance

Banking and Finance provides a fascinating insight into the world of banks and financial markets, addressing questions such as: How do you value stocks and other securities? Where do companies obtain the capital for takeovers worth billions, and how do they decide where to invest? To what extent can turbulence affecting financial markets be attributed to psychological factors?

As part of your study program, you will look at the financial decisions that companies make, the role of banks, financial instrument analysis, how financial markets operate and how sustainable they are, as well as the issue of responsibility in financial markets.

As a business and financial center with a strong international profile, Zurich offers an outstanding environment for studying Banking and Finance. Thanks to guest lectures from business representatives and seminars offered in cooperation with companies, you will come into contact with the professional world right from an early stage.

Career prospects and further degree programs

With a Bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance, you will be able to step into a career in the finance industry. With a broad, multifaceted education, our graduates generally assume positions of responsibility in banks, consulting firms, insurance companies, financial departments of industrial enterprises and the public sector.

By completing a Bachelor's degree, you will also be qualified to undertake further study at Master's level.

Department of Banking and Finance 

Daniel Kotas

Daniel Kotas, Student Banking and Finance

"I have always been a practical person. That's why I appreciate studying Banking and Finance, where I not only learn basic theories, but also how to apply them in practice. It's exciting to be able to assess companies or develop investment strategies!"


Major Minor other

Banking and Finance is available as:

Major program (150 ECTS credits)

Can be combined with the following minor programs*:

Business and Economics


Banking and Finance Informatics
Business Administration Information Systems
Economics People-Oriented Computing
General Business and Economics  

*It is also possible to pursue minor programs offered by other UZH faculties: Select your degree program of choice in the online course catalogue and get an overview of all minor program combinations.

Minor program (30 ECTS credits)

Can be combined with the following major programs:

Business and Economics Informatics
Banking and Finance Computing and Economics
Business Administration Information Systems
Economics People-Oriented Computing
  Software Systems

Minor program for students from other faculties (30 or 60 ECTS credits)

This minor study program can be combined with a major study program in accordance with the provisions set out in your program.

Weiterführende Informationen

How to proceed?

You plan to pursue a Bachelor's program at our Faculty. Information on the next steps you need to take is available here.

Application and admission: For assuming studies at our Faculty, you first need to apply to the University of Zurich.
Application and admission

Changing program: Being a student at our Faculty, you have come to the conclusion that another study program might fit your interests even better.
Changing program

Regulations: You will find everything you need to know about your studies in the regulations.

Questions on your program of studies: You are pursuing studies at our Faculty and have specific questions? Our academic advisors or the Dean's Office are ready to help you.