Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business

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Description

Economics and management are the two fundamental disciplines of economic science. ​

Structure of the study programme

The first two years constitute a common track offering teaching on a pluridisciplinary basis from economics to marketing and notably management, finance and accounting. These fundamental courses are completed by transversal courses in quantitative methods and computer science.

In third year, one of two tracks can be chosen, both containing many electives.

Economics track

Economics studies the laws and principles that govern economic activity. It provides a set of investigation methods to better understand the mechanisms of the economy and to know how react when faced with events.

It enables to understand what hides behind complex phenomena such as unemployment, inflation, and globalisation, inequality in income or environmental degradation.

It is also the favoured analytical instrument of governments as a guide in decision making in public policy matters.

Professional prospects

  • Public service (FSO, SECO, SFOE)
  • International organisations (ILO, UN, WEF)
  • Private sector (banks, insurances, auditors)
  • Teaching and research.

Management track

Management focuses on business and the indispensable tools to their wellbeing. It studies the strategies in business organisation, execution and management so that it can reach its objectives.

On one hand, it analyses the general concepts that characterise businesses (business management, risk management, finance, accounting, production, sales, technological innovation, etc.).  On the other hand, it focuses on the particularities of some domains of service and industry.

Professional prospects

Positions in marketing, sales, production management or strategic management in all types of organisations:

  • Multinationals
  • SMEs
  • Start-ups
  • Non-profit organisations 

Detailed information

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Guide des études (pages 79-81)

HEP additional training