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Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

Managing Education

In highly developed national economies, human resources represent the driving force behind economic growth, innovation, and the ability to compete on an international stage – making them crucial to the prosperity of a nation. By specializing in Managing Education, you will learn the most efficient ways in which these resources can be provided through a wide range of educational methods, and the most effective ways of coordinating the educational institutions involved.

Using economic principles as a foundation, this will require you to develop a general stock of knowledge that can then be transferred to the entire spectrum of educational organizations (from early childhood education to postgraduate further education), and to different countries.

You will have the freedom to define individual areas of concentration when designing your course of study, both in the types of educational institutions you examine and whether the content has a research focus or an applied nature.

Additionally, you will have the chance to participate in select research-based courses in our international Course Program for Doctoral Students in Economics of Education, and benefit from outstanding international networking and exchange opportunities.

Career prospects

The minor study program in Managing Education will qualify you for specialized or management roles in educational organizations such as schools, institutions of higher learning, research institutes or corporate education departments.
Graduates also play a key role in the effective and efficient management of educational organizations which form part of national education systems, from preschool to primary, secondary and tertiary education and right through to doctoral studies and the education of the next generation of scientists, thereby helping to improve prosperity and reduce social inequality.


Managing Education is available as:

Minor program (30 ECTS credits)

Can be combined with the following major programs:

Business and Economics
Banking and Finance
Business Administration
Management and Economics

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.