Bachelor in Economics and Management

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The Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management gives our students a solid grounding in the two complementary fields. There is a strong focus on acquiring the quantitative skills needed for developing analytical skills, critical thinking and the ability to understand and responsibly solve tomorrow's complex problems. Our graduates go on to do Master’s degrees at the GSEM and other prestigious universities internationally. This degree gives students the means to differentiate themselves on the job market.

A bilingual program

Every first-year class is offered in both French and English. In the second and third years, classes are taught in either one language or the other. This allows all our students to develop the professional language skills essential for the job market – especially in an international environment like Geneva. The University of Geneva’s Maison des Langues offers English classes for interested students, and French support classes for non-native speakers.

Regardless of the class's teaching language, students can reply to exam questions in either English or French.

Quality, innovative teaching

Teaching combines lectures and practical work, offering classes and projects in which exercise and case study theory is put into practice. The use of stimulating innovations in teaching distinguishes our Bachelor's: we use simulation games, give classes focusing on sustainable development, offer students the opportunity to take part in an institutional project, give classes on responsible project management, as well as web-learning and seminars on developing interpersonal skills, and invite CEOs and managers of Geneva-based companies to give talks.

The week before the start of term, we offer a preparatory Math class to ensure that our students start the Bachelor’s program in the best possible conditions.

 

career opportunities

Surveys of our students’ entry into the world of work show that over half of our young graduates find their first job before they have even completed their studies, or within a month of graduating. On completing their studies, our students enter all fields, both in Switzerland and abroad. In Geneva, the character of the local economy means that most opportunities are in banking and finance, international organizations, consulting firms, international companies and the public sector.

 

CURRICULUM

The first part of the Bachelor’s program comprises core courses in Economics, Management, Finance and Accounting, Statistics, Law and Information Science (60 credits).

The second part comprises 30 credits for complementary core courses, the choice between focusing on Economics or on Management, and a free choice of classes in Economics/Econometrics, Management, Statistics and Mathematics, Finance, Information Systems, or classes at other faculties. It is also possible to spend one or two semesters on an exchange at another university during the second part of your Bachelor’s course.

Program structure

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