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Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

Computing and Economics

Applications are closed for the Computing and Economics program beginning in HS21; students already enrolled may complete the program.

We are living in an online world, with IT systems forming the foundations for the online provision and procurement of information, as well as online commerce and services. This means supply and demand coming together in a virtual world, raising such intriguing questions as: How do electronic markets work? How do we strike a balance between the information that providers and users possess? How do you create fair online auctions? And how do you prevent tampering and informational disadvantages affecting one party?

You have laid a foundation by completing your Bachelor's studies. At Master's level, you will deepen your knowledge through more practical-oriented work. In the Master's study program in Computing and Economics, you will broaden and deepen the knowledge you acquired during your Bachelor's study program, with the aim of gaining a better understanding of the analysis and design of electronic markets, social networks, and online platforms, as well as deriving systems that can be used for these purposes.

You will also learn how to analyze non-standard problems yourself, how to use independent means of acquiring the knowledge you need to do this, and how to design and use appropriate systems and solutions.

Career prospects and further degree programs

With a Master's degree in Computing and Economics, your in-depth knowledge will be in particularly high demand in any company involved in electronic markets. Your education will enable you, for example, to optimize the design of Internet advertising platforms or devise new online auctions.

Potential employers include both major international companies and small startups who are developing new electronic markets. With an innovative idea, you could even start your own business.

Moreover, graduates with the right aptitude have the opportunity to complete a doctorate, an outstanding foundation for an academic career.

Department of Informatics


Computing and Economics is available as:

Major program (90 ECTS credits)

Can be combined with the following minor programs:

Business and Economics


Banking and Finance Data Science
Business Administration Informatics



Weiterführende Informationen

How to proceed?

You plan to pursue a Master'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

Admission based on academic background: If you have a Bachelor's degree from another higher education institution, get informed about the categorization process.
Admission to the Master's program

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.