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Chemistry and Business Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #69 (QS) Zürich, Switzerland
Chemistry and Business Studies is an integrated program from University of Zurich comprising chemistry and economics, business administration and IT. 
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Commercial functions such as strategy development, marketing, controlling, acquisition and consulting have become more important for chemists. It is therefore increasingly relevant that chemistry and business expertise be combined at management level in innovative companies. 

The chemical and pharmaceutical industry as well as the finance sector, service organizations and public authorities have a growing interest in employees who possess both excellent scientific qualifications and sound knowledge of business processes – and who have already practiced taking a corporate approach during their studies. 

The integrated Chemistry and Business Studies program from University of Zurich is a practical combination of science and business studies. This newly conceived program gives students the opportunity to acquire the comprehensive scientific and business background needed to be competitive in the employment market - all within a short period of time and without the need for expensive, time-consuming additional study. The program provides students with the theoretical and practical basis of chemistry and a first look at research. At the same time, students become familiar with current economic theories, thus learning how to think and act in the world of business. 

Thanks to the combination of two fields that are significant and fundamental to the economy, varied and exciting employment opportunities are open to graduates of the program. 

Career options:

Successful completion of the degree program results in a Bachelor of Science degree. This qualifies students for positions where recognizing correlations and an independent approach are in demand. Service providers are a typical example. A large number of companies increasingly seek employees who can work independently, think analytically and who have a strong background in science and business. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Genetics
  • Business Administration
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Accounting

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.

  • 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.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

The following conditions must be fulfilled for the holder of a non-Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate:

  • The sole educational objective of the upper secondary school was to prepare students to study at university level. In addition, the school-leaving certificate must represent the general higher education entrance qualification in its country of origin.

  • In terms of the educational content and duration of education, the school-leaving certificate must correspond to a Swiss maturity certificate (gymnasialer Maturitätsausweis). 

  • Depending on the type of certificate, the University of Zurich may determine that the prospective student must have achieved a minimum overall grade.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 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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