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General Business and Economics

How do you run a successful company and drive the economy as a whole? The minor study program in General Business and Economics combines the basic principles of business administration and economics.

You will learn how politics and central banks influence economic growth, what strategies can be used to reduce unemployment, and what happens when inflation or interest rates go up. The program will also familiarize you with the core operations that take place within companies, from setting out a business strategy, to finances and accounting, all the way through to human resources and marketing issues.

Career prospects

The minor study program in General Business and Economics will complement your major and qualify you to take on business administration and economics tasks in any industry.

Major Minor andere

General Business and Economics is available as:

Minor program: 30 ECTS credits.
Can be combined with the following major programs:
Business and Economics  
Banking and Finance  
Business Administration  


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.