University of Neuchatel, Faculty of Economics and Business

Introduction

University of Neuchatel, Faculty of Economics (Université de Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences économiques)

The University of Neuchatel is a Swiss University which offers courses at Bachelor, Master and doctoral levels, as well as "third cycle" and continuing education courses.

At the University of Neuchatel, the student is the focus. We pride ourselves on creating future leaders, thanks to our innovative teaching programs.





The University of Neuchatel is:

    • a congenial organization accommodating around 4000 students, supported by 860 staff of whom 120 are professors
    • high standards of teaching, due in particular to a student/teacher ratio unique within Europe
    • an international reputation, especially regarding biology, anthropology and health law, as well as the Economic Research Institute (IRENE) and the Center for the Understanding of Social Processes (MAPS)

Faculty of Economics

The Faculty of Economics of the University of Neuchâtel accomodates some 600 students supervised by one hundred and fifty teachers, researchers and administrators. The attention that professors and assistants pay to the curriculum of each student as well as the quality of the teaching have been pointed out in several surveys conducted on its students.

The Faculy offers high-level education thanks to the competence of its professors and to the quality of the research conducted by its seven institutes. The research projects, both national and international, as well as the mandates for federal and local governments and firms, reinforce the visibility of the Faculty and also foster the various teaching programs.

Due to space constraints, the new master on journalism cannot be displayed here but the relevant information is available on the following website : http://www.unine.ch/maj

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science in Economics, Major in Economic Policy (MScECON)

Campus Full time 3 - 6 semesters September 2016 Switzerland Neuchâtel

The Master of Science in Economics, major in Economic Policy programme provides students with the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge in economics at the advanced level while specializing in economic policy analysis. The emphasis is put on core competencies directly applicable to the workplace. The programme content is based on solid theoretical underpinnings and cuttingedge technical skills while covering a wide range of policy applications. The teaching language is English. [+]

Programme objectives The MScECON programme provides students with the opportunity to acquire an extensive knowledge in economics at the advanced level while specialising in economic policy analysis. The emphasis is put on core competencies which are directly applicable to the workplace. The programme content is based on solid theoretical underpinnings and cutting-edge skills while covering a wide range of policy applications. Acquired skills The Master of Science in Economics, Major in Economic Policy, provides students with a unique opportunity to follow a challenging graduate programme in a first-class Swiss institution with a focus on applied economics, and develop the skills required for a well-grounded economic policy analysis using appropriate theoretical and empirical tools. The originality of the programme is its focus on the economic role of the State, with an appropriate mix of lecturers combining both academic rigor and real world expertise. Economic and financial problems are heavily debated in modern medias, but even if crucial, the role of State interventions in market-based economies is often difficult to identify and evaluate. Economics is the key discipline to understand the in-depth rationale of such interventions. Students are made familiar with economic tools and reasoning, so that they can identify quickly and confidently what are the main issues, the relevant orders of magnitude, and the most efficient remedies. From climate change to population ageing, a large array of topics are discussed and analyzed, in order to enlarge the understanding and the advisory capacity of our graduate students. Career opportunities The training provided by the MScECON is tailor-made for subsequent employment in public entities at all levels, international organizations and NGOs. These competencies are also of interest for private firms, including financial institutions, which often need in-house expertise in economic analysis. Graduates willing to pursue their studies immediately after their master’s degree or after acquiring a few years of professional experience can do so by joining a doctoral programme in a Swiss or foreign institution of higher education. Course structure In contrast to the majority of comparable programmes, the MScECON is normally completed in 3 semesters only, the last semester being devoted to the thesis and therefore not requiring class attendance. Motivated students can even finish the programme within a year by starting to work on the thesis during the first two semesters. Thanks to the concentration of most lectures on 3-4 days per week, the central location of Neuchâtel and its excellent railway connections, the programme can be easily attended by commuters. Upon request, the curriculum can be completed on a parttime basis for those who pursue a professional activity in parallel. Interactive teaching Covering a wide spectrum of areas, the programme ensures that students acquire the knowledge corresponding to the needs of their future employers and are therefore immediately and fully prepared for employment upon graduation. Through the realization of the master’s thesis, students are trained to become autonomous researchers. They can also choose to combine their master’s thesis with an internship in a public or private institution. Thanks to their small size which facilitates teacher-student interactions, the University of Neuchâtel and its Faculty of Economics offer exceptionally favourable conditions for a successful and timely completion of studies. Throughout the programme, students enjoy maximum support and close supervision by the teaching staff. All courses are interactive and promote active student participation. An online evaluation system allows students to express their views on the courses they attended and make suggestions for further improvement. For further information www.unine.ch/mscecon [-]

Master of Science in Finance (MScF)

Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters September 2016 Switzerland Neuchâtel

The Master of Science in Finance is a full-time two-year finance degree with strong focus on Financial analysis and portofolio management. The program consists of four semesters of 30 ECTS crédits each. The teaching language is English. [+]

Programme objectives The Master of Science in Finance offers an outstanding education in finance. Students gain a profound knowledge in the methods used in practical modern finance. This Master is a full-time two-year finance degree with a strong focus on financial analysis and portfolio management. The programme consists of four semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. The first semester concentrates on core courses in the foundations of modern finance, accounting, quantitative methods and economics. During the second semester, there is a transition towards towards case-solving as several courses place a special emphasis on applications. The third semester covers advanced topics in finance and provides exposure to the profession. Through the programme, elective credits (20 ECTS) allow a customization of the curriculum to match students’ professional goals. During the last semester, students write their master thesis (30 ECTS) and apply the learning of previous courses. The thesis is written independently or during a training period at a financial institution (or at the finance department of a corporation). For a detailed presentation of the programme, visit our website. A programme approved by the CFA Institute (Part of the University Recognition program) The Master of Science in Finance prepares students for the Chartered Financial Analyst® exams, an internationally recognized certification, which has more than 120’000 recipients throughout the world and among which 1’500 work in Switzerland. Teaching is practically oriented while ensuring a solid academic framework. The strong academic foundation provides the skills necessary to understand contemporary finance both in professional and academic circles. Career opportunities Students are trained for a broad range of financial positions: investment management, hedge funds, security analysis, corporate finance, venture capital and corporate restructuring, investment, commercial and retail banking, corporate planning, regulatory bodies, audit and consulting firms, investor relations, and finance within the public sector (central banks, governments and international organizations). Examples of firms where our graduates have started their careers: Credit Suisse, UBS, Aravis venture capital, Olympia Capital Holding, KPMG, Deloitte, Elsevier, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, OCBC Bank, PepsiCo, Swissquote, Towers Watson, etc. Interactive teaching The comfortable small size of the classes provides a unique atmosphere in the classroom, allowing for interactions with professors and other students. Some other specific features of this programme: • Practical application knowledge • Team work presentations • Preparation for CFA charter • Solid academic framework • Possibility to combine the master’s thesis with an internship • Multicultural environment Who we are With over ten specialists, the Institute of Financial Analysis is dedicated to teaching (Bachelor, Master’s, PhD and Continuing Education) and research in financial analysis. Among the fields of interest are asset pricing and valuation, risk management, regulation of financial markets, corporate finance, and international accounting and finance. For further information www.unine.ch/mscf [-]

Master of Science in Information Systems (MScIS)

Campus Full time 3 - 6 semesters September 2016 Switzerland Neuchâtel

New information technologies play a vital role in today's world. The Master of Science in Information Systems brings the necessary expertise to economical actors. It aims at: Train high level experts in the fields of IT, organisation and communication of business strategies, and management. Prepare for Ph.D. studies, especially in Information Systems and Management Information Systems. [+]

Objectives In a continuously evolving environment, in which information plays a major role in terms of competitiveness and performance, in-depth knowledge of information systems is essential for the effective management of an organisation. The relevance and quality of managerial responses to the problems raised by the management of organisations fundamentally depend on the information available to the manager. The Master of Science in Information Systems offers a custom profile cut out for graduates, giving them access to positions requiring acute capabilities. Acquired skills The Master of Science in Information Systems brings the necessary expertise to economical actors. It aims to: •Train high level experts in the fields of information technology, organisation and communication of business strategies, and management. •Prepare for PhD studies, especially in Information Systems and Management Information Systems Career opportunities This training prepares experts able to design, maintain, evaluate and implement information services and applications. They will be able to discuss with computer science specialists, but also with interlocutors having a back-ground in human sciences. At the end of this rigorous programme, graduates will be able to hold varied positions, as chief information project, information systems architect, information systems analyst, logistic manager, information security officer, business analyst… Course structure The programme includes two semesters of courses and one semester for writing a master thesis. Courses are held in Neuchâtel (one day per week) and Lausanne. The train journey between these two sites lasts 40 minutes. During the first and second semester, 5 courses (30 credits) are to be chosen in each of the two fields below: • Management of information systems • Information systems engineering The last semester is devoted to the realisation of the research project or internship and report (30 credits ECTS). Interactive teaching Thanks to recognised and complementary competences of the teaching staff, the students benefit from a personalized training. Courses are taught by the professors and lecturers of the Information Management Institute (IMI). The staff members of the institute, supervised by Professor Kilian Stoffel, work on all aspects of information management, with emphasis on information representation – using ontology model - and knowledge extraction (data mining). The various projects are largely funded by the Swiss National Fund (SNF), as well as by private funds, through collaborations with businesses. Several projects have led to scientific publications, doctoral thesis and patents. Neuchâtel is renowned for its high quality of life. In particular, it is easy to find appropriate accommodation at reasonable price. For further information www.unine.ch/mscis [-]

Master of Science in International Business Development (MScIBD)

Campus Full time 3 - 6 semesters September 2016 Switzerland Neuchâtel

The Master programme is focused on international business development, the principal concern and a major challenge for growing companies. The aim is to develop young graduates with strong potential, ambition, responsibility and loyalty, equipping them with the knowledge and competences that will enable them to rise to the challenges they will face within the multicultural, uncertain and complex environment that is the world of business today. [+]

Objectives The course of study is conceived and designed in such a way that students and future administrators are afforded the opportunity to specialise in the management of international business for major companies or SMEs. The teaching is oriented towards developing the skills and research capabilities necessary to manage international business. Acquired skills The distinctive characteristics of the MScIBD are targeted to meet the particular needs of companies and organisations. Specific academic knowledge and practical skills acquired during working groups devoted to case studies, such as critical analysis and synthesis, problem resolution, communication and autonomy, are developed. An internship in a company or organisation in Switzerland or abroad can be added towards the end of the programme, which enables fast integration with the world of business. Career opportunities Job perspectives following the completion of this programme include employment in SMEs, large organisations, NGOs and other international organisations, as well as various institutions working with or for SMEs. The economy’s need for well-trained managers in international business extends the job market potential to numerous countries. Course structure The 90 ECTS credits of the MScIBD programme are composed of courses and seminars, mobility programmes and a mandatory thesis of 30 ECTS, which can either be an internship thesis or a research thesis. The length of the course is fixed by each student according to his/her availability. As necessary (i.e. professional or personal reasons), completing the programme on a part-time basis is possible. After a semester of studies, students can also possibly benefit from the faculty’s mobility programme for one semester in a member university of the faculty’s mobility network. Subject to a study contract for mobility, students may acquire 30 ECTS, allowing the recognition of the ECTS credits obtained in Switzerland or abroad. Interactive teaching The courses taught in the MScIBD programme are given by professors of the Enterprise Institute of the University of Neuchâtel and external qualified experts. An entity of the Faculty of Economics, this institute specialises in business management and is staffed by professors and part-time lecturers, as well as several researchers with principal activities in academic research, organisation of international conferences, teaching and adult training. The students are supported in an individual and personal way, thanks to the reduced class size and the availability of professors and teaching assistants. Distinctive features The MScIBD has numerous characteristics that distinguish it from other programmes: • Internationally focused content and class cultural diversity • French and English bilingual programme • Programme tailored to the needs of the economy • High-level support for students • Interactive and innovative teaching based on projects, teamwork and case studies • Rigorous programme, including integration of theory into practice and possibility of internship as a part of the programme • Flexible length of study from one intensive year to three years part time for employed people • Excellent career prospects • Professors' renowned competence For further information www.unine.ch/mscibd [-]

MA

Master of Arts en Journalisme et Communication (MAJ)

Campus Full time 4 - 6  September 2016 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Les futurs journalistes et cadres des médias devront comprendre, maîtriser et anticiper les évolutions très rapides du secteur. Le programme est fondamentalement interdisciplinaire et intégratif. Son but est d’articuler une formation théorique et pratique de haut niveau en journalisme avec l’étude de son contexte économique, technologique et médiatique. L’accent mis sur l’innovation technologique est un atout supplémentaire de la maîtrise. L’AJM forme ainsi des professionnels polyvalents, capables d’adaptation, d’autonomie et d’inventivité face à l’évolution des réalités journalistiques et éditoriales. [+]

Objectifs Les futurs journalistes, quel que soit leur niveau de responsabilité à venir, doivent comprendre, maîtriser et anticiper les évolutions très rapides du secteur. L’Académie du journalisme et des médias (AJM) combine avec son master une formation théorique et pratique de haut niveau en journalisme avec l’étude du contexte économique, technologique et médiatique. Un partenariat inédit avec les médias Offre unique en Suisse, cette formation universitaire se caractérise par l’intégration d’une dimension professionnalisante dans un contexte académique ambitieux. Elle est conçue en partenariat avec l’Université de Genève (8 cours communs aux formations en journalisme et médias) et avec le Centre de formation au journalisme et aux médias (CFJM), qui représente les entreprises de médias de Suisse romande. A travers les périodes de stage en entreprise (obligatoires et rétribuées d’au minimum Fr. 250.- / semaine), les ateliers rédactionnels et les cours donnés par des professionnelles et professionnels reconnus (www.unine.ch/ ajm/intervenants_1), les étudiants sont régulièrement en contact avec le monde des médias de l’information. Perspectives professionnelles Les débouchés qui s’offrent au terme du master incluent, dans le domaine du journalisme comme dans celui du management des médias, la plupart des entreprises de médias de Suisse romande partenaires de l’Académie du journalisme et des médias (journaux, RTS, radios et télévisions privées, agences de presse, médias numériques, etc.). Au bénéfice d’une reconnaissance internationale en tant que master universitaire, cette formation ouvre également l’accès aux entreprises de médias internationales et étrangères. Structure de la formation La formation s’étend sur deux ans et compte 120 crédits ECTS. Ce master spécialisé à forte orientation pratique inclut perspective par des cours théoriques, afin de créer un dialogue permanent entre réflexion et mise en pratique. Un mémoire clôt la formation. Le plan d’études intègre un certain nombre d’options qui permettent aux étudiantes et étudiants d’approfondir des domaines en fonction de leurs intérêts. Compétences acquises L’AJM a l’ambition de répondre aux besoins en personnel qualifié des entreprises de médias grâce à une formation innovante. Deux changements majeurs bouleversent les besoins en formation des journalistes et cadres des médias : • l’évolution extrêmement rapide des technologies; • des exigences de qualité, sans cesse renforcées avec l’augmentation de la concurrence, qui nécessitent une évolution des compétences professionnelles et managériales. Une formation originale et innovante Un dialogue constructif entre pratiques professionnelles et réflexions académiques est systématiquement favorisé dans le programme d’enseignement. Les problèmes concrets en pratiques journalistiques et managériales sont confrontés aux savoirs accumulés, de même que les théories se mesurent aux réalités quotidiennes des professionnels. L’AJM forme ainsi des professionnels polyvalents, capables d’adaptation, d’autonomie et de créativité face à l’évolution des réalités journalistiques et éditoriales. Plus d'information www.unine.ch/ajm [-]

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