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EU Business School

Undergraduate Program in Switzerland
BS - Bachelor of Science in Business Finance

Business finance is about creating value for stakeholders which makes it a rewarding and challenging field to work in. In this specialization, you will learn how to make decisions based on financial risk and opportunity, anticipate your client’s needs, and efficiently manage financial resources while balancing risk and profitability. Through a clear understanding of financial instruments and institutions, you will graduate with sound business ethics and a comprehensive overview of global finance.



Learning Outcomes
 

Students will learn to anticipate their clients' personal and corporate needs, efficiently manage financial resources and responsibly balance risk and profitability. In addition, through this program students will:

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Prepare accounting reports to support planning and decision making for senior management.

Demonstrate an understanding of major marketing strategies commonly used by international financial corporations.

Interpret and apply the legal terminology used in tax regulations.

Be able to make responsible decisions based on financial risks and opportunities.

 


 


Structure
 

Option one: single qualification

This is a six-semester, three-year program with 210 ECTS. The first year is comprised of core courses to provide students with a solid base in all fundamental business areas. Specialization subjects are incorporated into the curriculum from the third semester onwards. On successfully completing six semesters, two final case studies and a dissertation, students earn a private, internationally-accredited bachelor’s degree from EU Business School Switzerland.

Option one: single qualification course breakdown


Year 1

First Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIRST SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Foundations of Business Management 3 | 4
  • Marketing Management 3 | 4
  • Writing Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting I 3 | 4
  • Microeconomics 3 | 4
  • Elementary Calculus 2 | 3
  • IT Software for Business 2 | 3
  • Environmental Sustainability 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Second Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

SECOND SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Ethics in Business 3 | 4
  • Oral Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting II 3 | 4
  • Macroeconomics 3 | 4
  • Business Law 3 | 4
  • Mathematics of Finance 2 | 3
  • Applied Management Statistics 2 | 3
  • Advertising, Media & Branding 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Year 2

Third Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

THIRD SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Marketing 3 | 4
  • Business Finance I 3 | 4
  • Human Resources Management 2 | 3
  • Production Management 2 | 3
  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation 2 | 3
  • Management Information Systems 2 | 3
  • Digital Business 2 | 3
  • Ethics in the Financial World 2 | 3
  • Real Estate Investments 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Fourth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FOURTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Economics 3 | 4
  • Business Finance II 3 | 4
  • Social Media Marketing 2 | 3
  • Financial Markets 2 | 3
  • Consumer Behavior 2 | 3
  • Sales & Purchasing Management 2 | 3
  • Marketing for the Financial Services 2 | 3
  • Bank & Treasury Management 2 | 3
  • Cash & Credit Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Year 3

Fifth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIFTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Business 3 | 4
  • Financial Statement Analysis 3 | 4
  • Negotiation 2 | 3
  • Small Business Management 2 | 3
  • Corporate Finance 2 | 3
  • Industrial Marketing 2 | 3
  • Managerial Accounting 2 | 3
  • Insurance & Pension Commitments 2 | 3
  • Security Analysis 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Sixth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

SIXTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Management 3 | 4
  • Budgeting & Control 3 | 4
  • Organizational Communication 2 | 3
  • Cases in Marketing 2 | 3
  • Cases in Finance 2 | 3
  • Financial Derivatives 2 | 3
  • International Financial Management 2 | 3
  • Tax Management 2 | 3
  • Portfolio Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, in addition to the above courses, students will also have to successfully complete the following for a total of 23 CH | 30 ECTS:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (23 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Research Methods (with a pass) |
  • Dissertation Seminar |
  • Final Case: Marketing (10%) |
  • Final Case: Finance (10%) |
  • Dissertation (80%) |




Option two: dual qualification

This is a seven semester, three-year program with 240 ECTS. The first-year core courses provide students with a solid base in all fundamental business areas. Specialization subjects are incorporated into the curriculum in the third, fourth and fifth semesters. In the third year, you will focus on international business modules to equip you with key managerial concepts, theories and tools necessary for any business field. Upon the successful completion of two final cases and a dissertation, you graduate with a private internationally-accredited bachelor’s degree from EU Business School Switzerland and a state-accredited BSc (Hons) in International Business from the University of Roehampton in London.

Students who wish to further their knowledge in a specialization can take an additional semester and earn a Diploma of Advanced Studies (30 ECTS) which is accredited and state-recognized (título propio) from Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), Spain.

Option two: dual qualification course breakdown


Year 1

First Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIRST SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Foundations of Business Management 3 | 4
  • Marketing Management 3 | 4
  • Writing Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting I 3 | 4
  • Microeconomics 3 | 4
  • Elementary Calculus 2 | 3
  • IT Software for Business 2 | 3
  • Environmental Sustainability 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Second Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

SECOND SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Ethics in Business 3 | 4
  • Oral Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting II 3 | 4
  • Macroeconomics 3 | 4
  • Business Law 3 | 4
  • Mathematics of Finance 2 | 3
  • Applied Management Statistics 2 | 3
  • Advertising, Media & Branding 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Third Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

THIRD SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Marketing 3 | 4
  • Business Finance I 3 | 4
  • Human Resources Management 2 | 3
  • Production Management 2 | 3
  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation 2 | 3
  • Management Information Systems 2 | 3
  • Digital Business 2 | 3
  • Ethics in the Financial World 2 | 3
  • Real Estate Investments 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Year 2

Fourth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FOURTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Economics 3 | 4
  • Business Finance II 3 | 4
  • Social Media Marketing 2 | 3
  • Financial Markets 2 | 3
  • Consumer Behavior 2 | 3
  • Sales & Purchasing Management 2 | 3
  • Marketing for the Financial Services 2 | 3
  • Bank & Treasury Management 2 | 3
  • Cash & Credit Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Fifth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIFTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Business 3 | 4
  • Financial Statement Analysis 3 | 4
  • Negotiation 2 | 3
  • Small Business Management 2 | 3
  • Corporate Finance 2 | 3
  • Industrial Marketing 2 | 3
  • Managerial Accounting 2 | 3
  • Insurance & Pension Commitments 2 | 3
  • Security Analysis 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Year 3

Sixth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIFTH SEMESTER (30 ECTS)

  • Cross-Cultural Management 7 | 10
  • Ethics, Organizations and Society 7 | 10
  • Research Methods and International Project Part I 7.5 | 10

Seventh Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

SIXTH SEMESTER (30 ECTS)

  • Corporate Strategy 7 | 10
  • International Marketing 7 | 10
  • Research Methods and International Project Part II 7.5 | 10

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, in addition to the above courses, students will also have to successfully complete the following for a total of 23 CH | 30 ECTS:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (23 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Research Methods (with a pass) |
  • Dissertation Seminar |
  • Final Case: Marketing (10%) |
  • Final Case: Finance (10%) |
  • Dissertation (80%) |

Diploma of Advanced Studies (Optional)

Eighth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

SIXTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Management 3 | 4
  • Budgeting & Control 3 | 4
  • Organizational Communication 2 | 3
  • Cases in Marketing 2 | 3
  • Cases in Finance 2 | 3
  • Financial Derivatives 2 | 3
  • International Financial Management 2 | 3
  • Tax Management 2 | 3
  • Portfolio Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
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