There are currently three possibilities to complete a Masters Degree at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel. The Master of Science in Business and Economics is a traditional degree you can complete with or without a major. Additionally, the University of Basel and the University of Bern jointly offer the Master of Science in International and Monetary Economics.

Moreover, there is a possibility to complete an interdisciplinary degree. The Faculty of Business and Economics currently offers the degrees  Master of Arts in European Global Studies, Master of Science in Actuarial Science and Master of Science in Sustainable Development in cooperation with other faculties of the University of Basel.

Master of Science in Business and Economics

The Master’s Degree is designed to take three semesters usually and builds on the broad foundation of knowledge acquired at Bachelor level. The course of study is concluded with the submission of a Master’s thesis (qualification: Master of Science (MSc) in Business and Economics). It is more strongly directed towards theory, research and methodology.

The Master’s demands a sufficient level of competence for handling complex practical assignments that require a sure-footed recourse to fact-based findings and methodology (studies and analyses, evaluations, the know-how for developing concepts and strategies).  Clearly structured in-depth modules - so-called majors - promote a vocationally oriented focus.

The following majors are offered at present:

Major in Finance, Controlling and Banking
Major in International Trade, Growth and the Environment
Major in Labour Economics, Human Resources and Organization
Major in Marketing and Strategic Management
Major in Markets and Public Policy
Major in Monetary Economics and Financial Markets
Major in Quantitative Methods

You can also conclude your degree without a major.

The Master Program in Business and Economics is taught in German and English. However, it is preconditioned that you have a solid understanding of the German and the English language.



Office of the Dean of Studies
University of Basel, Faculty of Business and Economics
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