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 efficient online auctions? And how do you prevent tampering and informational disadvantages affecting one party?

The Bachelor's study program in Computing and Economics investigates questions of exactly this nature and focuses on the analysis and design of electronic markets, social networks, and online platforms. In doing so, it combines aspects relating to economics, mathematics, and information technology.

You will learn how to analyze the economic and information technology characteristics of socioeconomic systems, and the most effective ways of designing them. This requires not only a solid foundation in informatics, but also a sharp focus on mathematical and economics-related subjects such as game theory and auction theory.

Career prospects and further degree programs

A Bachelor's degree in Computing and Economics will provide you with excellent career prospects, and the knowledge you acquire 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.

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

Department of Informatics


Computing and Economics is available as:

Major program: 150 ECTS credits. 
Can be combined with the following minor programs*:

Business and Economics


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

*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:
Information Systems  
People-Oriented Computing  
Software Systems  


What next?

Are you planning to take up a Bachelor's degree program at our Faculty? Here you will find the further procedure.

Next steps and main contact points


  • Application and admission: To study with us, you apply centrally at the University of Zurich.
    Application and admission
  • Changing program: You are already studying with us and have realized that you might like another study program even better.
    Changing program
  • Regulations: In the regulations you will find everything you need to know about studying here.
  • Questions about your studies: You are already studying with us and have specific questions. Our Student Advisory Service or the Dean's Office team will be happy to help you. 


Aufbau Informatik-Studium

Informatics: Structure of Studies
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