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Business Administration

Studying Business Administration gives you the opportunity to dive into the corporate world. 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?

The study program in Business Administration will familiarize you with the core operations that take place within companies, and teach you how they interact with the market and regulatory practices.

You will have a great deal of personal freedom in how you design your course of study, allowing you to focus on individual areas of concentration even at Bachelor's level. What's more, the University of Zurich's excellent international links will give you the opportunity to participate in a variety of exchange programs.

Career prospects and further degree programs

A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration will open wide-ranging job opportunities in diverse industries for you as a business specialist. Among these fields are financial and investment management, controlling, business organization, strategic business management, human resource management and marketing. The basic knowledge gained during this program will also be valuable for students wishing to set up their own business.

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

Department of Business Administration


Lucia Rocha
Statement Lucia Rocha



Major Minor other

Business Administration is available as:

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

Business and Economics


Banking and Finance Informatics
Business Administration Information Systems
Economics People-Oriented Computing
General Business and Economics  
*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:
Business and Economics Informatics
Banking and Finance Computing and Economics
Business Administration Information Systems
Economics People-Oriented Computing
  Software Systems
Minor program for students from other faculties:
30 or 60 ECTS credits.
This minor study program can be combined with a major study program in accordance with the provisions set out in your program.


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. 


BF Tabelle

Business Administration: Structure of Studies
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