Studiengang Details

Bachelor of Science in International Management & Economics

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Bachelor, B.Sc.

Taught language


Program Emphasis
Business Administration, Internationale Ausrichtung, Management, Volkswirtschaft

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Vollzeit Studium


Hochschule Luzern – Wirtschaft
Zentralstrasse 9
Postfach 3140
6002 Luzern
The General Management and Economics Programme
The general management and economics programme totals 120 ECTS credits and takes up the first three semesters of the course with a few modules spreading into the second half. In this part of their studies, students will acquire the essential knowledge and skills required in all areas of modern business and management. They will familiarize themselves with the political, economic and legal backdrop that influences and determines business activities, and they will develop skills identified as essential by employers: working in teams effectively, solving problems, developing critical thinking and, of course, communicating and presenting your ideas persuasively in multicultural and multilingual contexts.

The Focus Programme in International Management & Economics
The Focus Programme in International Management + and Economics at the Lucerne Business School uses a unique approach not otherwise found at Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences. Through its dual focus on the (internal) management perspective and on the economic environment it enhances students' perception of how international business operates and which external factors are crucial in order to achieve success. Students will be able to sharpen their awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and learn how to act responsibly and successfully across cultures. The Focus Programme comprises 60 ECTS credits and takes up the major part of the second half of the curriculum.

The Assessment Level
The course starts with an assessment year introducing students to the basic skills and knowledge needed during the following semesters. At this stage, i.e. during the first two semesters, a minimum of 51 credits (out of a total of 60) must be acquired in order to proceed to Bachelor Level (semesters 3 to 6). Missing credits from the assessment level must be acquired later through examination retakes.

The Bachelor Level
The Bachelor Level with a total of 120 ECTS credits comprises four semesters. The emphasis in this phase of the curriculum is on the international perspective of the Focus Programme modules. Students will familiarize themselves with a wide range of topics and issues of international and global relevance.

Entry requirements
  • higher secondary education certificate qualifying the holder for studies at university level in his or her country of origin (Swiss students: „Berufsmatura“ or „Gymnasiale Matura“)

  • minimum of one year’s work experience in a business-related area (Swiss students: persons with a “Kaufmännische Berufsmatura” fulfil this requirement)

  • proven knowledge in financial accounting and mathematics

  • non-native speakers of English: evidence of English proficiency corresponding at least to Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference

  • attendance of an interview either in person or by telephone
On our website you will find the latest application for admission.

Application deadline
End of April for course starting in September


OAQ (applied)
Licensed Swiss University of Applied Sciences

Tuition / Fees

Admission fee:
CHF 515

Tuition fees per semester:
CHF 800

Examination fees per semester:
CHF 150

Please note that any information about fees may be subject to change.

Financial Aid

Students Grants and Loans
Cantonal government funding for students is available either in the form of grants or loans. While grants are non-repayable, loans are provided on an interest-free basis, but must be paid back within a specified period after graduation. Eligibility for grants and loans depends on a number of factors, which may vary from canton to canton. For further information, please contact the student grants department (Stipendienstelle) of the canton in which you are registered as a permanent resident.

Duration of study

6 full-time semesters

Career Perspective

Graduates of the course can expect to position themselves favourably in a competitive employment market and to be offered challenging opportunities in all areas of international and national business. Opportunities exist in a variety of areas including profit and not-for-profit international companies and organisation or consultancies.
Alternatively, students may continue their studies and proceed to a Master programme.

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