The Business and Economics master's degree program at the University of Bern covers the interrelated subjects of Business Administration and Economics. Students learn how to apply formal economic modeling and empirical analysis to obtain insights into the functioning of companies and markets, covering a comprehensive range of topics including accounting, finance, innovation, marketing, personnel management, pricing, and organization. The program is offered jointly by the departments of Business Administration and Economics. It is a mono program (90 ECTS) and can be completed in a standard study period of three semesters. As a result, it is not possible to take on a minor subject. Students may choose a particular focus area or opt for a broader selection of courses, the only requirement being that a minimum of 30 ECTS are obtained in each of the two departments. Business Administration courses offer students an in-depth understanding of the functioning of modern enterprises. Students can choose from a rich array of topics such as accounting and controlling, corporate strategy, financing and capital structure, marketing, and organization, to name just a few. All the courses place an emphasis on empirical methods and/or analytic reasoning based on economic theory.
On the one hand, Economics courses provide students with formal methods (e.g. Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Econometrics, Big Data), and on the other, they teach students how to use them to achieve a well-founded understanding of companies’ internal organization (Organizational Economics), their behavior within specific industries (Microeconomics, Industrial Organization) and their interaction with financial markets (Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics).
The “Master of Science in Business and Economics” responds to the growing demand for specialists who work at the intersection of Business Administration and Economics. Pairing these subjects with analytical methodologies provides students with a competitive edge in a labor market calling for ever-greater numbers of business economists.
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- The Master's program in Business and Economics amounts to 90 ECTS credits and lasts for three semesters (standard study period). You need to achieve a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in Business Administration and 30 ECTS credits in Economics. Courses are offered in English and, in some cases, in German.
- The “Business and Economics” program encompasses 90 ECTS credits and consists of the following elements:
- 18 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Business Administration View 61 other Masters in Business Administration in Switzerland
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- Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Economics (minimum 15 ECTS credits) - If you are applying with an international bachelor's degree, you must also provide proof of a GMAT score of a minimum of 575 points for the mathematics (quantitative) and language (verbal) sections.
- Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a major in Economics and a minor in Business Administration (minimum 15 ECTS credits) - If you are applying with an international bachelor's degree, you must also provide proof of a GMAT score of a minimum of 575 points for the mathematics (quantitative) and language (verbal) sections.
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Economics from a university of applied sciences in Switzerland or abroad
International1740 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 870 EUR per semester during 18 months.
National1380 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 690 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
- Non-Swiss students: CHF 200 per semester, in addition to the regular tuition fee, if they did not have their civil law residence in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein at the time of obtaining their university entrance qualification to a bachelor's degree.
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