Study economics and management: Individual. Interactive. Involved.

The University of Lucerne is small and personal. We know our students – and they know us. We use interactive teaching methods to prepare our students for an optimum career entry.

The teaching in the Bachelor's programme is mainly in German. We occasionally offer courses in English language.

Study contents

Just a glance at the weekly market shows that we are surrounded by economic contexts on a daily basis. Goods are offered and demand changes with their price. People act and trade. Sellers advise their customers. And the state regulates about regulations and taxes. Payment is increasingly being made by smartphone - whether in Swiss francs or in the form of digital means of payment. Economists deal with questions that are economically and politically relevant today: Why are there booms and recessions? What determines the attractiveness of an industry and the positioning of a company? Can a state go bankrupt? Why do managers earn top wages - and how much is too much?

In the Bachelor's programme you will learn to systematically analyse these and many other questions and to find independent answers.

Good reasons for the University of Lucerne

  1. Excellent student-lecturer ratio
  2. Future-oriented course content
  3. Strong networking with external partners
  4. First-class job prospects
  5. Highly motivated students
  6. Young, well-established faculty
  7. Central location


An overview of all courses at the Faculty of Economic Sciences can be found in the course catalogue.

Are you wondering what lies behind economic policy? Or how Professor Staffelbach lectures? Or maybe if the math is feasible? Then simply attend a lecture! This is possible in almost all lectures. A short registration by e-mail to the lecturer is sufficient.

The timetable and various sample curricula can be found on the course page (information available for master course).


A Bachelor's degree requires a total of 180 credits. The standard period of study is six semesters. Part-time studies are also possible. The Bachelor's programme consists of an orientation level, the main study period and a written term paper in the main study period. The programme is completed either with a bachelor thesis or by the choice of further courses.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor's programme, you will receive the title "Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management".


The teaching of the Bachelor's programme takes place predominantly in German. We offer some courses in English. Details on individual courses can be found in the course catalogue


Have you always wanted to go to Canada? Or maybe study in Japan? Or would you prefer South Africa? No problem at all. During your studies you have the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at another university. There are already various contracts with partner universities in Switzerland or abroad and more and more are being added. For more information on the procedure and registration, see Mobility.

Career prospects and further studies

With a broad education in economics and management from the University of Lucerne, the world is open to you. As a graduate, you will hold management positions in national and international companies, start consulting or conduct research at universities and think-tanks in business and politics. Positions in federal and cantonal administrations, NGOs and international organisations are also possible. Of course you can also venture into self-employment and start your own business. In any case, good opportunities are waiting for you on the job market after your studies.

The Bachelor's degree is also an ideal basis for a Master's degree in economics and management from the University of Lucerne or for further studies in other national or international Master's programmes. Not had enough of studying? Then you have already taken the first step towards a doctorate with your Master's degree.

Registration and admission

You can start your Bachelor's degree in economics in both autumn and spring.

Registration deadline for the autumn semester: mid-February to end of April
Registration deadline for the spring semester: mid-September to end of November

You can also register after the official registration dates (for the autumn semester until 31 August and for the spring semester until 31 January). In these cases a processing fee will be charged.

You can register online via the UniPortal. There you will be guided step by step through the registration process. After registration, the authorisation will be examined on the basis of the relevant documents. Admission to the Bachelor's programme is governed by the admission guidelines of the University of Lucerne. You will find detailed information under Registration and Admission.

Frequently asked questions

We hope we have aroused your interest and you have many questions. We will answer some of these under Frequently Asked Questions (only available in German), others we will be happy to answer personally - by e-mail or telephone, as you wish.


All regulations relevant to the study of economics can be found on our regulations page.

Contact and information

Dean's Office

The student and examination administration is your first point of contact for questions in connection with your studies, lecture plan and administrative matters.

Call us on +41 (0)41 229 58 00 or send an e-mail to Our opening hours are from Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 12.30 am. Please note that there are no official opening hours during the lecture-free period.

Academic student advisors

The Student Advisory Service of our faculty supports you in your choice of studies and advises students on general questions concerning their studies and study planning (including mobility, military service, credits, admission questions).


On the website of our faculty you will also find exciting information on events, the staff, the main research areas and other activities of the Faculty.