Studiengang Details

Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration with a Major in Accounting, Finance & Banking

Fact sheet

Bachelor, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Taught language

Accounting, Finance & Banking

Program Emphasis
Accounting, Finance & Banking

Course options
Teilzeit Studium, Vollzeit Studium


Prof. Viviane Trachsel
Head of Major
Lucerne School of Business (Hochschule Luzern – Wirtschaft)
Zentralstrasse 9
Postfach 2940
6002 Lucerne
The major in accounting, finance, and banking is tailored to students looking for a future career in international financial management, the financial industry or as a certified public accountant (CPA). The accounting part focuses on concepts and instruments enabling effective management information and tools to be provided in a company, contributing to the implementation of strategic targets. Students know about the principles of finance and investments, including calculation of present value, corporate valuation, derivatives, securities and risk management. This major aims to provide you with the fundamental knowledge in the area of financial intermediation, the economics of banking, the Swiss financial market as well as trends and developments in the financial services sector.

Program Emphasis

Accounting, Finance & Banking


Requirements / Application

Applicants to the Bachelor’s in Business Administration must:

  • have a higher secondary education certificate qualifying the holder for studies at university level in his or her country of origin (Swiss students: ‘Berufsmaturität Ausrichtung Wirtschaft/Dienstleistungen’ or ‘Gymnasiale Matura’).
  • applicants from non-European countries admission requirements differ by country. For a list of additional admission criteria please consult the swissuniversities website.
  • have a minimum of one year's qualified full-time work experience in a business-related area (Swiss students: Persons with a ‘Kaufmännische Berufslehre’ fulfill this requirement)
  • provide evidence of English proficiency corresponding to at least level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference, if they are non-native speakers of English. Such evidence must be available by the end of July at the latest. 'Academic IELTS' or 'TOEFL' should have first priority for students who are considering the possibility of an overseas exchange semester as a part of their degree programme, as these certificates are often a prerequisite for acceptance by host institutions.

Important Dates

Study starting in autumn:
30 April

Info Sessions

Tuition / Fees

Enrolment fee: CHF 200.-
Semester fee: CHF 800.-

Duration of study

6 semesters on the full-time track
8 semesters on the work-study or part-time track

Career Perspective

Graduates with advanced knowledge of Accounting, Finance & Banking have excellent access for a career in the international job market of financial management, in the financial industry, in auditing or in business consultancy. Companies operating in these areas are highly interested in people with an international mindset and often give young employees the opportunity to spend time abroad – an experience that, in combination with your Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance & Banking, provides the best condition for a great career.

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