Prospective students

Welcome to the website of the Faculty of Economics and Business!

We are glad that you chose to explore the world of economics and business. We hope that you will find it stimulating and informative; its objective is to provide you with information about the University of Neuchâtel and its numerous and varied programmes.

The mission of the Faculty is to offer a strong education in management, economics and information systems to a diverse student population through rigorous and relevant teachings. Our programmes prepare students for a successful career in the competitive marketplace as well as for future postgraduate studies.

The Master programmes (international business, finance, public economy, journalism and information systems) are designed to prepare our students to face the challenges of leading positions and executive responsibilities in business, economics, government and non-profit organizations.

Why Neuchâtel?

  • A customized curriculum

    Nowadays, university studies are no longer limited to following courses and exercises in any given university. New opportunities are offered to students in order for them to gain extra study skills in the curriculum they have chosen. The chances of finding a job are much greater if the student incorporates these new new parameters, such as:

    • command of languages
    • acquisition of skills in specific fields
    • contact with the world of work

    In this context, students can follow language courses, consider a stay in a foreign country or in another Swiss university, as well as an internship. All the resulting steps must respect the procedures set up by the Faculty of Economics and Business. For more information, do not hesitate to contact the Academic advisor who will guide you through the various stages of your project.

  • Why study economics?
    • For high-level education responding to the labour market needs
    • To study in French and in English
    • To gain practical experience during internships
    • For the attention and the support given to students.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I follow a Bachelor’s or a Master’s programme full time while working at the same time?

    You have to know that the academic programmes are organised over 28 weeks a year. If you are gainfully employed, it must be a secondary activity if you wish to have the best chances of obtaining your diploma. However, it is possible to follow a part-time programme on the basis of a learning agreement prepared by the academic advisor. The same applies if you have family responsibilities or if you are involved in sport at a highest level. Nevertheless, none of the Master’s programmes offer this possibility.

  • Are there evening classes?

    Sadly, there are no evening classes for any of the masters of the Faculty of Economics and Business.

  • What level of French must I have to be able to follow the Bachelor’s or Master’s courses with classes in French?

    While no level of French is required, it is desirable to have a good comprehension level, as most courses are taught in French (Bachelors and for some Masters).

  • What level of English must I have to be able to follow a Master with all or some courses in English?

    Such as for the French language, a sound knowledge of the English language is required to be able to follow the programmes and courses taught in that language. You have to be able to do presentations and to take written exams in English. While knowledge of the English language can be insufficient at the beginning of the curriculum, students dedicated to their studies may improve their command of the English language rather quickly.

  • Can I follow a course in another university?

    Yes, upon justified request, it is possible to follow optional courses in another university (Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg and Berne).

  • Do I have to live in Neuchâtel to follow the Master’s courses?

    No, you can easily follow the courses in Neuchâtel while living somewhere else. Neuchâtel is easily accessible by public transport; for instance, train running time from Geneva is 70 minutes.

  • Is it possible to do an internship?

    Yes, during the last year of the Bachelor, students can do a one-month (6 ECTS) or two-month (12 ECTS) internship. At the end of the internship, the student, supervised by a professor, must write a report on the domains related to the internship and the theoretical knowledge acquired. The internship can also be completed abroad.

  • What shall I do in case I am having difficulties in understanding the teaching?

    Thanks to its size, the faculty is able to listen to its students. Professors often propose students who feel the need to get in touch at the end of the class or to make an appointment with them. However, the teaching assistants are the ones who mainly support the students during exercises, an activity which allows students to dig deeper into the materials dealt with in class. They are at the students’ disposal for further explanations.