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International Business Administration: Accounting, Finance and Banking, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Lucerne, Switzerland
The major International Business Administration: Accounting, Finance and Banking at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is tailored to highly motivated students who are looking for a future career in international financial management, the financial industry or as a certified public accountant.
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International Business Administration: Accounting, Finance and Banking at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts focuses on recording, presentation and analysis of a company's financial performance. In Management Control, applicants will learn to use concepts and develop and use tools, which enable management teams to focus on the most effective and efficient courses of action. 

Students will further learn about the principles of corporate finance. They will get to know major financial instruments and will learn how to deal with financial risk. Furthermore, students will get a solid background on the Swiss and international banking sector. The success factors of modern banking in today’s digital environment are discussed. Working in multidisciplinary teams on real-world problem solving to develop core intellectual skills will prepare applicants to be successful in a competitive and fast changing business environment.

The major is for you:

  • if you wish to understand the concepts and instruments that enable effective management information;
  • if you are interested in the tools to be provided in a company, thereby contributing to the implementation of strategic targets;
  • if you wish to focus on value oriented management, methods of corporate valuation and the preparation of investment decisions;
  • if you seek to develop a solid knowledge of the Swiss and international banking sector, its tools, products and processes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Graduates with advanced knowledge of Accounting, Finance & Banking have excellent access for a career in the international job market of financial management, in the financial industry, in auditing or in business consultancy. 
  • Companies operating in these areas are highly interested in people with an international mindset and often give young employees the opportunity to spend time abroad – an experience that, in combination with your BA in Accounting, Finance & Banking, provides the best condition for a great career.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Have a higher secondary education certificate qualifying the holder for studies at university level in his or her country of origin 
  • Applicants from non-European countries must provide confirmation of acceptance to a bachelor degree course or equivalent in business administration or economics at an acknowledged university in their country of origin
  • Have a minimum of one year's qualified work experience in a business-related area
  • Have proven knowledge in financial accounting and mathematics
  • Provide evidence of English proficiency corresponding to at least level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference
  • Be prepared to attend an interview either in person or by telephone

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1508 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 754 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1508 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 754 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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803 CHF

Living costs for Luzern

  • 1500 - 2100 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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