Studiengang Details

Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration with a Major in International Management & Economics

Fact sheet

Bachelor, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Taught language

International Management & Economics

Program Emphasis
International Management & Economics

Course options
Teilzeit Studium, Vollzeit Studium


Christina Neylan
Head of Major
Lucerne School of Business (Hochschule Luzern – Wirtschaft)
Zentralstrasse 9
Postfach 2940
6002 Lucerne
The major in international management and economics focuses on the competencies required by today’s knowledge workers to plan, coordinate, and enjoy the benefits of working in a global organisation, it is ideal for students with a global mind-set and international aspirations. The aim of the major is to introduce key management and economic theories and concepts in the business domain – core topics include Project & Intercultural Management, Managerial Economics, International Economics, and Global Value Chain Management. The major offers the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, apply business and economic analysis, intercultural communication, and problem-solving skills to contemporary business cases.

Program Emphasis

International Management & Economics


Requirements / Application

Applicants to the Bachelor in International 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 are well equipped to take advantage of a wide range of career options available in for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations. Graduates develop skills in research, business analysis, communication, intercultural communication, team working, decision making and problem solving. Recent graduates have been employed by ABB, Pilatus Aircraft, Roche, Novartis, Biogen, Hugo Boss, Swiss, Swiss Re, Schindler, Trisa, UBS, among many other organisations.

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