The "Master of Science of the University of Bern in Business Administration" master's degree program is completed over three semesters (standard duration of study) and is a mono program. Consequently, no subsidiaries (minors) are permitted.
Benefits of the MSc BA include the large selection of courses and the opportunity to organize study independently. The combination of theoretical and practical approaches to problems of business administration and independent working is the ideal starting point for a career in all functional areas of business or the public sector.
Students choose a professional profile-oriented specialism from one of the four special qualifications offered in Business Administration:
- Financial Management and Accounting
- Information Systems
The Business Administration program is worth 90 ECTS credits and consists of the following elements:
- Special qualification (30-55 ECTS credits)
- Optional area (15-40 ECTS credits)
- Master's thesis (20 ECTS credits)
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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For fall semester: April 30, August 31*
For spring semester: December 15, January 31*
*Late application is only possible if no visa for Switzerland is required.
- Mono program 90 ECTS credits
Minors offered for other degree programs:
- Business Administration 30 ECTS credits
- Information Systems 30 ECTS credits
DisciplinesBusiness Administration View 85 other Masters in Business Administration in Switzerland
Individual academic requirements & language requirements
General application and Admission requirements
Applicants with Swiss qualifications and applicants with international qualifications are subject to different admission requirements.
For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).
International1900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 950 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
National1500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 750 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
Tuition fee, Semester fee and Student Union Membership: Swiss students 805 CHF/semester, international students 1005 CHF/semester
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