During our Bachelor of Science in Business Finance program in Montreux, students will gain a thorough understanding of financial instruments and institutions.  

The Bachelor of Science in Finance program at EU Business School Switzerland is a six- or seven-semester, three-year program (210 or 240 ECTS respectively) with start dates in October, February, June and August. Students may choose to fast track their degree to graduate earlier by taking summer semesters.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Participants of the Bachelor of Science in Business Finance will be provided with a comprehensive global and financial overview alongside fundamental business practices.  

 

Students will learn how to:  

 

  1. Prepare accounting reports to support planning and decision making for senior management.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of major marketing strategies commonly used by international financial corporations. 
  3. Interpret and apply the legal terminology used in tax regulations.
Program Duration
3 years
Credits
210/240 Ects
Teaching Language
English
Start Dates
October, February, June, August
You can do it in
Geneva, Montreux
Schedule
Full-time
DEGREE AWARDED

Option 1: Bachelor of Science in Business Finance

 

Students who successfully complete this program will earn

  • A bachelor's degree from EU Business School Switzerland which is internationally accredited by ACBSP, IACBE, IQA and certified by eduQua
  • A state-recognized university bachelor’s degree awarded by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain, (título propio).

 

Option 2: Bachelor of Science in Business Finance + BA (Hons) in Business Management

 

Students who successfully complete this program will earn:

  • A bachelor's degree from EU Business School Switzerland which is internationally accredited by ACBSP, IACBE, IQA and certified by eduQua
  • A state-recognized university bachelor’s degree awarded by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain, (título propio).
  • A state-accredited BA (Hons) in Business Management degree from University of Derby, U.K.
     

Optional

Students studying option 2 may also choose to study an additional semester of their specialization (30 ECTS) and earn a state-recognized Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in this subject which is awarded by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain, (título propio).

PROGRAM

STRUCTURE

 

Option 1: Bachelor of Science in Business Finance

 

This is a six-semester, three-year program with 210 ECTS. The first year comprises 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. In order to graduate, students will need to complete two final case studies and a dissertation.

 

Academic YearFallSpringSummer
Year 1Semester 1
Core courses
Semester 2
Core courses
Fast-track option available
Year 2Semester 3
Core & specialization courses
Semester 4
Core & specialization courses
Fast-track option available
Year 3Semester 5
Core & specialization courses
Semester 6
Core & specialization courses
 

 

 

Option 2: Bachelor of Science in Business Finance + BA (Hons) in Business Management

 

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 in the third, fourth and fifth semesters. In the third year, you will focus on business management modules to equip you with key managerial concepts, theories and tools necessary for any business field. In order to graduate, students will need to complete two final cases and a dissertation. This option is only available at the Geneva campus.

Optional

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 state-recognized and accredited by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain, (título propio).

 

Academic YearFallSpringSummer
Year 1Semester 1
Core courses
Semester 2
Core courses
Semester 3
Core courses & specialization
Year 2Semester 4
Core courses & specialization
Semester 5
Core courses & specialization
 
Year 3Semester 6
International Business
Semester 7
International Business
Semester 8
Diploma of Advanced Studies in specialization (optional)
First Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)
  • This introduces the principles of business management within a modern organizational environment. Students will explore the major theories of management and critically examine the various management functions, including planning, organizing, human resource management, leading and controlling as well as the various environment frameworks under which organizations operate. Students are also given insights into in-depth, specialist areas which are the basis of subsequent courses.

  • This prepares the student to become an effective manager, overseeing marketing activities in an increasingly competitive environment. Students will enrich their understanding of how the various functional areas of marketing interface with the company. Students are encouraged to examine different cases critically. They also receive insight into areas of more depth, specialist areas which are the basis of subsequent courses. Emphasis is placed on the complex role marketing plays within an organization as well as the impact on the stakeholders of the company.

  • The focus of this course is divided between written communication in the business world and academic writing for university studies. It introduces the communication skills required by those preparing for a business or management position, as well as developing skills for academic purposes. The course will deal with the theory of business communication while at the same time providing practical examples and assignments to improve the effectiveness of written communication skills. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of university writing standards, research and citation skills and standard academic writing practices.

  • The objective of the course is to give an overview of financial accounting and external reporting, including the basic accounting concepts and principles. Students will be shown how to prepare the basic financial accounting statements - the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement - as well as their interpretation. This is the first of a two-part course, and covers the accounting cycle, the journal, basic ledger accounts, balance sheet, income statement, statement of retained earnings, accruals and deferrals and reporting financial results.

  • Students are introduced to the fundamentals of microeconomics within a participative environment. The different microeconomic concepts are explained, including supply and demand analysis, the concept of elasticity, welfare economics, the theory of the firm, competitive markets and market failures. Within these frameworks the behavior of different market players, namely individuals, households and businesses, are studied. Students are introduced to these aspects of microeconomics and their applications to address current economic policy problems through case studies and class exercises.

  • This course is designed to introduce the principles of calculus and to familiarize students with the mathematical thinking. The course focuses on calculus topics that are relevant to students in the managerial and business sciences. Students will develop technical skills and tools to formulate, analyze and implement a simple quantitative model to support a business analysis and decision making. Students must have a good understanding of algebra and arithmetic, as well as mathematical functions and their applications to practical problems.

  • Students will learn about the array of software generally used in contemporary business environments, including new trends in data management and emerging future developments in IT software. These include business-specific applications for word processing, text-editing/design, spread sheet software, presentation software, internet OSS and trending mobile application software for assisting business and data management control. Additionally, new and innovative business IT structures are introduced in order to prepare students for advanced courses related to IT.

  • The primary objective of the course is for students to understand (and be able to describe) the environmental risks and uncertainties that the world is facing today and in the coming decades. Climate change, the increasing population, decreasing fossil fuels, food and water insecurity, the loss of biodiversity and the acidification of the oceans will all have a significant impact on the way people live and work. The course explores these challenges and examines the role of business in ensuring a sustainable future for the planet.

  • This two-part personal and professional development program prepares postgraduate students for becoming next generation leaders. Each session involves different learning methods, spanning both theoretical and experiential learning, and includes self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation and goal setting, among others. Students will find their purpose and meaning during their EU journey, hone their emotional and social intelligence skills, and determine their career anchors and occupational types.

Second Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)
  • This course discusses the role of ethics in business and the foundations of business ethics. It considers how to integrate ethics into business practice and management theory, and the role of virtues in leading organizations. Ethical behavior contributes to personal development and to human excellence in business. Business ethics enhance corporate reputation and minimize the risk of the souring of relations between society and the company. Society, which gives businesses license to operate, increasingly demands ethical and responsible conduct from firms. This course discusses ethical dilemmas and practical difficulties that can arise in decision-making as companies try to harmonize profits with social, sustainable and ethical responsibilities.

  • This course provides the skills for successful communication within the workplace, which is essential for business leaders to be effective. These skills include listening, identifying and interpreting verbal and nonverbal cues as well as the foundations of intercultural communication, of analyzing rhetorical situations, preparing oral presentations, and developing personal poise and confidence when delivering presentations. Students learn to analyze how, when and in which format to send messages, how to speak at meetings and how to handle question and answer sessions or complaints from interlocutors. These skills are combined with theoretical approaches to communication in the business environment.

  • The primary objective of this course is to understand the measurements and the presentation of the assets, liabilities and owner’s equity in a public company’s balance sheet. The students will also learn how to prepare and interpret the statement of cash flows. This, the second part of a two-part course, covers the statement of cash flows, including explaining the purpose of operating cash flows and their potential impact on a business’ survival.

  • The course provides an overview of major macroeconomic issues and studies the economy through its main performance indicators: national income/output, employment, unemployment and inflation. Fiscal and monetary policy, including fiscal stimulus, taxation, the interest rate and the money supply, are also discussed to understand government interests and decision-making. The course aims at using students’ own experiences and observations to enrich their understanding of the various external environments including macroeconomic decisions and economic growth.

  • The course introduces students to the core concepts of business law vis-à-vis the main legal issues facing entrepreneurs, organizations and business managers when running a business. Topics include key aspects/fields of business laws, including the law of contracts, company law, insurance law, taxation law and the law of intellectual property. Students will learn about the formation of a company, the rights and responsibilities of its directors and shareholders, as well as dispute settlement mechanisms. In addition, the changing face of global business and the ethical issues surrounding it will also be addressed.

  • Mathematical finance is a field within applied mathematics, concerned with mathematical modeling of financial markets. This course reviews the basic theory of financial mathematics, covering the rate of return, interest rates and their use in discounting future cash flows. Other concepts that are studied in detail are the effects of compounding interest, the pricing and evaluation of bonds and perpetuities and annuities. The course concludes with the concept of future value and the effects of regular savings and pricing of pension plans and other future cash flows.

  • Statistics are at the base of most business sciences. The ability to present, analyze and interpret data is crucial in the modern business world, and to be able to use Excel is paramount. This course on applied statistics provides a working knowledge of skills and tools in three main areas: data analysis, data production and statistical interference. The course introduces the science of learning from data. Information, in the form of numerical data, is analyzed and applied within a context of business operations to support managerial decision making. Data analysis concerns methods and strategies for exploring, organizing and describing data using graphs and numerical summaries.

  • The increasing diversity and complexity of media turns advertising into a versatile art. This course introduces students to the key concepts and practices that underpin successful advertising and brand communications. Students learn how to select appropriate media for these communications and develop an understanding of trends, visual thinking, advertising brief development, marketing principles, brand communications, media relations and client/agency work.

  • This two-part personal and professional development program prepares postgraduate students for becoming next generation leaders. Each session involves different learning methods, spanning both theoretical and experiential learning, and includes self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation and goal setting, among others. Students will find their purpose and meaning during their EU journey, hone their emotional and social intelligence skills, and determine their career anchors and occupational types.

Third Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)
  • Strategic marketing is the process of creating satisfied customers through the integration of all business functions and the continuous search for a sustainable competitive advantage. Students learn the importance of strategic marketing planning in the overall business plan. The course looks at strategic marketing from the customer and brand perspective and examines marketing strategy: targeting, achieving a sustainable competitive advantage and brand positioning.

  • This provides an introduction to the fundamentals of business finance and their application to the usual financial issues and decision-making of business enterprises. This will familiarize students with the role of financial management in maximizing the value of the firm.

  • Students will analyze the key functions of human resource management and explores the strategic importance of attracting, developing, motivating and retaining employees. The course covers topics such as recruitment and talent acquisition; training; employee development, mentoring and promotion; appraisals; fair compensation; conflict resolution and legal issues. It looks at the role of HR in creating innovative business practices and sustainable sources of competitive advantage, as well as the standard administrative functions of HR. It will also examine HR practices and regulatory labor issues in various national markets.

  • Production and operations management are introduced in this course, which focuses on productivity analysis for improving business process orientation and creating a competitive edge. Key issues examined and discussed include inventory control systems, the planning of materials requirements and manufacturing resources and quality controls. Students undertake a production project throughout the semester in order to put the theory they learn into practice.

  • This course explores the complexities of starting and developing a new business, including an assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses and analysis of existing opportunities and threats. It covers the following areas: opportunity analysis; basic requirements of a feasibility study; entrepreneurial management; and preparing a feasibility plan. The course is delivered through a mix of theory, case analysis, written assignments, readings and group and class discussion.

  • Students are introduced to the principals of technology and information systems in today’s business environment. The course provides insight into how contemporary businesses leverage information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. It provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of information systems used by businesses today, including real-world cases and discussion of significant contemporary topics, from big data and artificial intelligence, to data security and internet governance.

  • The digital economy has unlocked new opportunities for businesses, while simultaneously creating new areas of competition in both traditional and new sectors of the economy. Companies are increasingly digitalizing in order to capture value from innovations, cut costs, enhance performance and deliver new services. This course provides insight into the emergence of digital business, key concepts, technologies, applications and strategic organization.

  • Today's financial managers must concern themselves with ethical issues, because unethical behavior causes legal risks and damage to businesses as well as employees and consumers. Ethics have become an integral part of business education in general and finance in particular. This financial ethics course offers an introduction into the concept of values, morality and cultural beliefs in all areas of business, from consumer rights to corporate social responsibility. Decisions made by financial managers or corporate leaders may affect thousands of individuals or entire communities. Consumers today expect and demand integrity, honesty, and transparency in all levels of their environment. Understanding those expectations is the key to communicating core values and behavior not only to employees, but society in general. The course explores ethics as a social responsibility, how financial ethics evolve as business becomes more international and how the free market and organizational ethics can co-exist.

  • This course is an overview of real estate investment on an international scale. It includes a review of different real estate sectors, the drivers of price fluctuations and the cyclical nature of real estate investment. Real estate finance is also covered within the legal structures of mortgages and liens over property and the risk and consequences of foreclosure. The course covers commercial, residential and industrial real estate with a focus on purchase for investment rather than for personal or company use.

  • This two-part personal and professional development program prepares postgraduate students for becoming next generation leaders. Each session involves different learning methods, spanning both theoretical and experiential learning, and includes self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation and goal setting, among others. Students will find their purpose and meaning during their EU journey, hone their emotional and social intelligence skills, and determine their career anchors and occupational types.

  • This mandatory course, entitled Research Methods I, is designed specifically for all bachelor’s students in their second year of studies. The course is delivered as a skill-based seminar over a period of two semesters and is intended to enhance and improve their academic and research skills. The course acts as a guide and a practical stepping-stone to conducting real world business and management research. Students could utilize the array of academic and transfer skills acquired in this course in their coursework; independent research; cases; business plans; and in their dissertations. The current course deals primarily with academic writing; authorship; referencing and bibliography; and contains a brief introduction to the EU Business School’s dissertation process.

  • It is important to start with self-identification when embarking on a path of growth and development, whether personal or professional. This provides the basis for effective goal setting, planning, management and self-regulation, which take individuals to goal-directed behavior and achievement. This course takes students on a journey of exploration through which they will understand themselves better, including their characteristics, skills, competences, strengths and areas to develop. Each session involves diverse methods of learning, from theoretical information to experiential learning, self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, goal setting, and many more.

Fourth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)
  • As a result of globalization, the public and private sectors, input and output markets, businesses, households and individuals are all linked, with the consequence that individual decisions have a far-reaching impact. The course introduces students to the main concepts of international economics, the economic principal through a multidisciplinary approach. Globalization and international trade and finances (which are the two main building blocks of the global economy) are introduced through the analysis of basic theories, an overview of the role of international organizations such as the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, as well as a discussion of current global challenges.

  • Making sound financial decisions requires an understanding of modern finance theory. Throughout this course, a theoretical framework will be developed and applied to a wide range of practical problems. Specific objectives include the calculations of free cash flows, understanding of investment in long-term assets with heavy emphasis on the capital budgeting techniques. The course also includes financial forecasting and the importance of managing a firm’s liquidity and the understanding of the effective cost of short-term borrowing. Capital structure and dividend policy will also be explored.

  • Social media is an integral component in almost all successful marketing strategies, and marketing professionals and organizations require end‐to‐end social media expertise. In this course, students will learn best practices and develop the skills to connect business objectives with social media strategy, platforms and tactics. Social media has disrupted communication channels and created challenges for marketing in the digital age. Control of the brand has shifted from the company to the consumer. In this course, students will learn how to manage their brand (either personal or business) on social media and how to create a social media strategy.

  • This course will study the major financial intermediaries and the instruments that are traded in financial markets. This include to study the effects of financial markets, such as bond and stock markets, which are crucial to promoting greater economic efficiency by channeling funds from people that do not have a productive use form them to those who do. Activities in financial markets have direct effects on personal wealth, the behavior of business and consumers, and the critical performance of the economy. This course strives to offer understanding on how interest rates, foreign exchange rates and the stock market play a prominent role in our financial and economic lives.

  • Can we capture tomorrow’s consumer behavior? Understanding consumers enables marketers to more effectively meet the needs of buyers in the market. This course investigates the processes that individuals, groups and organizations use to select, secure, use, and dispose of products, services and experiences. It also covers the process of generating ideas to satisfy needs and the impacts that these processes have on the consumer and society. This course introduces students to the influence that consumer behavior has on marketing activities. The course proceeds in steps, starting with the consumer profiles behind the PLC, classical and non-classical segmentation, ethological behavioral analysis, psychological typologies, impulsive and compulsive behaviors, consumer profiling, typologies and consumer profiles fitting the trends of the future.

  • This course is to introduce the exciting world of sales and purchasing management. Effective management of salespeople and purchasing functions is critical to business success because of the pressure on cost optimization, globalization and resource efficiency. The course focuses on Business-to-Business (B2B) relationships. The new salespeople are engaged in consultative relationships with their customers. They are expected to solve customer problems, not just to sell products. Today’s customers demand higher quality and greater levels of service. This course provides students with an understanding of personal selling. The course discusses the important relationships between personal selling and organizational strategies. The course focuses on supervisory and leadership roles necessary for successful sales management. The course also focuses on some of the best purchasing practices and its role in the companies as a new edge to gain a competitive advantage.

  • The course introduces students to the principles and practices of marketing theories with relation to the financial world. Marketing tools and techniques in the financial services domain are examined, in order to convey the complexity of financial services and implications on marketing. Trends in the financial services industry and their impact on financial services marketing are explained, and the course will also cover the role of relationships in financial services marketing, segmentation, targeting, etc.

  • Students will be introduced to the principles of bank management and given a general overview of the banking system, instruments and institutions, as well as the role of banks in the economy. The course assumes some basic knowledge of finance and accounting. Students are introduced to asset and liabilities operations, FSA and risk management (statistics and VAR), as well as other important issues such as electronic payment products, bank crises, and mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector and the concept of “too big to fail”.

  • This course introduces students to the concepts and techniques of cash management and the options available for short term credit using a combination of taught materials and practical coursework and calculations. It deals with the two separate concepts of cash management and credit management. It is essential to the profitability of a business that it manages its cash efficiently and cost-effectively. This course explains the process of cash collection and disbursement and shows how a firm can determine the cash balance that will minimize opportunity costs and trading costs. The use of money market instruments in cash management is also explored. With credit management, students learn how to increase sales revenue by extending credit to customers who are deemed a good credit risk and to minimize the risk of loss from bad debts by restricting or denying credit to customers who are not a good credit risk.

  • This mandatory course, entitled Research Methods I, is designed specifically for all bachelor’s students in their second year of studies. The course is delivered as a skill-based seminar over a period of two semesters and is intended to enhance and improve their academic and research skills. The course acts as a guide and a practical stepping-stone to conducting real world business and management research. Students could utilize the array of academic and transfer skills acquired in this course in their coursework; independent research; cases; business plans; and in their dissertations. The current course deals primarily with academic writing; authorship; referencing and bibliography; and contains a brief introduction to the EU Business School’s dissertation process.

  • It is important to start with self-identification when embarking on a path of growth and development, whether personal or professional. Effective goal-setting, planning, management and self-regulation are essential for goal-directed behavior and achievement. This course takes students on a journey of exploration through which they will understand themselves better, including their characteristics, skills, competencies, strengths and the areas they wish to develop. Each session involves diverse methods of learning, from theoretical information to experiential learning, self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, goal setting, and many more.

Fifth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)
  • This course introduces students to the world of international business and management and examines contextual factors, administrative mechanisms, organizational processes, cultural influences, government, and business structures in our global economy. Students explore the challenges facing modern corporations when organizing cross-border activities that span multiple stages of the value chain. Topics include trade relations and missions, international finance, legal and labor agreements, information needs, production systems, marketing and promotion. Theory is completed by the Capsim® Global DNA computer simulation as part of the class. Through a realistic, hands-on learning experience, students explore why companies choose to compete internationally.

  • In this course, a broad framework for using financial statement analysis to evaluate a firm’s current business operations and to predict its future condition is presented. Students learn to compare companies financially and grasp basic profitability issues. To achieve these objectives, important tools and skills are taught throughout the course with cases based on actual companies’ financial statements. Topics include profitability analysis, analysis of the statement of cash flows, ratio and trend analysis. The course is delivered through a mix of theory, class exercises, problems and cases.

  • How often will you negotiate in your career, in business and in life? The need for negotiation skills arises wherever joint decision-making is necessary. The aim of effective negotiation is to create maximum value in the deal-making process. Differences are the basis for negotiation; without them there is no need for negotiation. This practical and experiential course looks at theory and research on negotiation in different scenarios and then puts learning into practice which is later reflected upon.

  • The course provides students with a clear vision of small business management today. The goal of the companies discussed is to provide personal independence and financial security, rather than market dominance and extreme wealth. We will focus on the small businesses that students are planning to start, and consider the challenges facing entrepreneurs and small business owners. A business plan is one of the keys to successfully managing and growing a small business, particularly if outside capital is required. The development of a specific business plan for small businesses is covered in the course, as well as organizational structures, important legal issues, sources of capital and managing and growing the venture.

  • This course looks at the big picture issues related to corporate finance including capital structure, dividend policy and the cost of financing. The course also examines how corporations issue securities, leasing, mergers and acquisitions and the concept of financial distress. Students also discuss the most important goal of the firm: maximize shareholder’s value.

  • The course introduces the key elements of business-to-business (B2B) marketing and analyses the differences between industrial and consumer markets. Topics include (i) business buyer behavior, (ii) steps in business-buying decisions, (iii) B2B marketing strategies, and (iv) B2B marketing campaigns.

  • The first part of this course focuses on expanding students’ knowledge of key concepts in management accounting, with particular emphasis on incremental analysis and responsibility centers. The second part of the course will cover standard costing, rewarding business performance and capital budgeting, which is a key skill for any manager.

  • This course explores the options of strategic planning in order to maximize the income potential of the investor at retirement age. It is important to prepare in advance in order to create the right conditions. Factors affecting a successful investment for retirement include the anticipated cost of living, current retirement assets and savings, investment strategies and expected rates of inflation. The course also covers classic insurance, life insurance and social/ public welfare provision by companies and governments.

  • Students will learn how to evaluate a security by measuring its intrinsic value by examining related economic, financial and other qualitative and quantitative factors. This analysis can affect the security's value, including macroeconomic factors or individually specific factors. The end goal of performing fundamental analysis is to produce a value that an investor can compare with the security's current price in order to decide on the position to take with that security. Securities analyzed will include shares, bonds and collective investments.

  • This course prepares students for their professional lives by exploring career types and callings. It is an experiential learning process from job application to employment. Students are familiarized with responsible business practice and learn about branding their personal identity for employability. Each session involves diverse methods of learning, from theoretical information to experiential learning, self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation, goal setting, and many more. Students will be practicing and mastering today’s pivotal skills, such as empathy, compassion, ethical behavior, reading the phenomena within personal and social contexts.

Sixth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)
  • This explores the problems faced by the senior management of an organization. It considers the nature and complexity of strategic management, develops a suitable framework for problem analysis, deals with the concept of strategy and addresses the challenges of external and internal constraints. Emphasis is placed on the complex role people play within an organization as well as the impact of the external environment on business activities.

  • Students will study management accounting systems, the basic concepts of cost accounting systems and the creation and use of budgets. The course provides an understanding of management accounting with emphasis on cost-volume-profit analysis operational budget. Students will attain a clear understanding of cost-volume-profit relationships and how they can be useful for business decisions. Students will develop an understanding and working knowledge of real-world budget issues including variances in input, labor and other prices and costs of finance. Students will be equipped to create production, inventory and cash-flow budgets for manufacturing companies and identify constraints and the difference between in and out of control budget elements. Finally, students will be equipped to analyze and discuss variances from budgeted performance.

  • The course develops the fundamental skills of communicating within the workplace: students will learn about the functions of the communications director / department, the communications audit, the design and implementation of a corporate communications plan, the purpose of internal communication campaigns for PR and HR and related topics such as organizational culture, ethics, communication flows as well as dealing with challenging situations and contexts. There will be a significant practical element to the course that will require full student participation and will include the preparation and/or analysis of a corporate communications audit, plan, manual and internal communication campaigns.

  • The course is designed to prepare the student to clearly evaluate different marketing cases, its problems, and questions, based on specific case studies. The course is meant to enhance the logical and analytical skills of the students. Students are encouraged to examine different cases critically and come up with viable solutions. They also will have to write their own marketing case, including an overview of the problem to be solved, the background of the case and an overall in-depth description of the problem. The case will be solved in a separate document and the solutions presented in front of a 2-member committee. Emphasis is placed on the complex role marketing plays within an organization. The course will help students review and integrate the material they have studied in the business major. The course is delivered through a mix of theory, case analysis, written assignments, and group and class discussion as well as the writing of the individual case.

  • The case study method is used to give practical illustrations of financial problems, in particular those that affect small businesses. Students learn to forecast financial requirements and objectives for a new business and to produce and evaluate proposals and solutions. Students will learn how to write and defend a Student-Written, Instructor-Facilitated (SWIF) business case.

     

    In this class, students will use the knowledge they have acquired throughout their degree and apply it to their business idea, defining how the business could be implemented in the market given the current competition. A combination of synthesis and decision-making, the students work in teams and contribute individually by drawing on the learning outcomes of their elective courses.

  • Students will learn the concepts, principles and acquire a basic understanding of derivative-related financial instruments (forwards, futures, indices, swaps, options and synthetic ETFs), their pricing and their use in investment and corporate financial management.

  • This course provides students with the skills for analyzing the international financial environment, as well as learning skills and techniques required by a manager ranging from hedge risks (such as currency risks) to profiting from a firm’s international strategy. This course will utilize current events for analysis purposes to make the topics more relevant and will provide students better insight on events affecting international.

  • This introduction to the basic concepts of taxation begins with a definition of the tax terminology required for interpreting the most important tax regulations. Students will become acquainted with three of the most significant types of taxes: income tax, corporate tax and value added tax. Trusts, holding companies and investment funds and their taxation are also studied, as well as relevant issues such as unilateral tax treaties. The course material is complemented by case studies.

  • This course provides a clear framework for understanding, creating and evaluating a portfolio, and measuring its performance in the financial markets. Students learn to evaluate investment portfolios using a variety of methods and comparing them to find the optimal portfolio with maximum return for minimum risk.

  • This course prepares students for their professional lives by exploring career types and callings. It is an experiential learning process from job application to employment. Students are familiarized with responsible business practice and learn about branding their personal identity for employability. Each session involves diverse methods of learning, from theoretical information to experiential learning, self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation, goal setting, and many more. Students will be practicing and mastering today’s pivotal skills, such as empathy, compassion, ethical behavior, reading the phenomena within personal and social contexts.

(23 CH | 30 ECTS)
  • Research Methods (with a pass)
  • Dissertation Seminar
  • Final Case: Marketing (10%)
  • Dissertation (80%)
  • Graduation Requirements Total Credits
    23 CH / 30 ECTS
  • Final Case: Finance (10%)
  • This course prepares students for their professional lives by exploring career types and callings. It is an experiential learning process from job application to employment. Students are familiarized with responsible business practice and learn about branding their personal identity for employability. Each session involves diverse methods of learning, from theoretical information to experiential learning, self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation, goal setting, and many more. Students will be practicing and mastering today’s pivotal skills, such as empathy, compassion, ethical behavior, reading the phenomena within personal and social contexts.

EMPLOYABILITY

A degree in business finance can lead graduates to several career paths such as: 

 

  • Banking 

  • Financial Planning 

  • Financial Analysis 

  • International Finance  

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