Bachelor's Degree at the Faculty of Economics

The Bachelor is a three-year undergraduate-level study programme, at the end of which the Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree is awarded. It foresees a total teaching load of 180 ECTS, in accordance with the Swiss University and international (Bologna Process) systems. The Bachelor is a period of basic academic training that includes foundation and pre-specialization courses.

The first two semesters of the programme consist of 10 mandatory foundation courses.
The third semester introduces a first choice of pre-specialization courses, divided into 4 streams:

  • Political economics
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Quantitative methods

The chosen option will lead the student to a suitable planning for the remaining two years of the Bachelor programme.

Overall, the Bachelor's program entails 180 ECTS as follows:

18 core courses → 102 ECTS

8 stream courses → 48 ECTS

4 elective courses →24 ECTS

Bachelor thesis → 6 ECTS, or Bachelor thesis → 3 ECTS + Internship, or project, or another course → 3 ECTS