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Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics


Did you know that trade profit accounts for approximately one quarter of the worldwide GDP, or that children who attend mixed-age classes at an early age perform better in adolescence? What are the consequences of automation and digitization for the job market?

At Master’s level, you will take an in-depth look at political and economic questions. Our internationally renowned scientists offer courses that provide an insight into current research. Moreover, you have the opportunity to set a focus on subjects such as behavioral or development economics during the course of your studies.

Good knowledge of English is required for the Master's program in Economics as the majority of courses are taught in English.

Career prospects and further degree programs

With a Master's degree in Economics, you will be in demand in national and international companies as well as in economic-policy institutions. Economists find positions at the International Monetary Fund, the OECD, central banks, economic media and as researchers for private institutions. In addition, they hold management positions in consulting firms and financial management.

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

Department of Economics

Major Minor other

Economics 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.