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 2017 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... [-]

Master of Science in Finance (MScF)

Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters September 2017 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... [-]

Master of Science in Information Systems (MScIS)

Campus Full time 3 - 6 semesters September 2017 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... [-]

Master of Science in International Business Development (MScIBD)

Campus Full time 3 - 6 semesters September 2017 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... [-]

MA

Master of Arts en Journalisme et Communication (MAJ)

Campus Full time 4 - 6  September 2017 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... [-]

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