The Master of Arts (MA) in Economics and Business Administration of the University of Zurich provides you with an advanced academic education in the field of economics. The degree qualifies you to enter into academically-oriented professions or continue your studies on a doctorate level. With the Master of Arts in Economics of the University of Zurich, you can work independently in an academic and project-based manner. Through the Master's degree, you have proven that you are qualified to assume demanding and above-average professional and academic tasks.
Admission to the Master's degree course always assumes a Bachelor's degree in an economic subject from a university or an equivalent degree. The Faculty can make the admission to the Master's degree course dependent on proof of additional knowledge and skills that are acquired before or during the Master's degree studies.
On the Master's level, students have a certain freedom to organize their studies and choose courses. We recommend that students draw up their personal study plan at the start of their degree course and plan completion of the modules accordingly. Since the majority of courses are offered on an annual rhythm (some less frequently), this planning is needed to complete the Master's degree in time.
With the Master of Arts in Economics and Business Administration of the University of Zurich, you can work independently in an academic and project-based manner. Holders of this Master's degree are qualified to work independently in an academic and project-based manner.
A degree in business administration qualifies its holder to work on an executive level in fields of activity like financial and investment management, controlling, corporate organization, strategic business management, human resource management, and marketing.
Structure of studies
The curriculum is arranged in contextual and temporally coherent modules. A number of points are awarded for each completed module corresponding to the mean amount of work needed to successfully complete the module. The degree qualification is awarded if the student earns the necessary number of points within five years whilst complying with the conditions of the study. The majority of lectures are held in German or English.
A differentiation is made between compulsory, compulsory optional and optional courses. A total of 120 points must be achieved for the Master's degree. This corresponds to a study period of two years if you study full-time.
Part-time studies are possible. You should remember that only points that were earned not more than 5 years ago can be assessed for the Master's degree.
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