Structure and contents

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:

  • 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

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