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Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

Business Administration

At Master's level, students in Business Administration will take a more in-depth look at the structures and processes of companies: How do you run a company and set out a business strategy? How do you manage finances and carry out accounting? How do you motivate employees and create successful ways of promoting a company and its products? There is also a focus on the way in which companies interact with the market and regulatory practices.

You will have a great deal of personal freedom in designing your course of study, with the opportunity to delve more deeply into individual areas of interest – such as Accounting, Auditing and Governance, Corporate Finance and Banking, Organization and Human Resource Management, Marketing, Business Policy and Governance, and Management Science – and to combine them however you wish.

In the Master's program in Business Administration, you will learn to apply your knowledge in a problem-solving manner to new and unfamiliar situations in the environment of business administration. You will also acquire the skills to make competent assessments based on limited access to information while demonstrating social and ethical responsibility.

Career prospects and further degree programs

A Master's degree in Business Administration will provide you with the ideal prerequisites to assume demanding specialized or management roles in companies in industry, the financial sector, the service sector and in public administration, or to set up your own business.

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

Department of Business Administration

Major Minor other

Business Administration is available as:

Major program (90 ECTS credits)

Can be combined with the following minor programs:

Business and Economics


Accounting and Finance Development and
Economic Policy
Data Science
Banking Financial Economics Informatics

Banking and Finance

Managing Education Information Systems
Behavioral Economics Marketing People-Oriented Computing
Business Administration Sports Management  
Corporate Finance Sustainable Finance  
Economics Quantitative Finance  

Minor program (30 ECTS credits)

Can be combined with the following major programs:

Business and Economics Informatics
Banking and Finance Artificial Intelligence
Business Administration Data Science
Economics Information Systems
Management and Economics People-Oriented Computing
  Software Systems

Minor program for students from other faculties (30 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 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.