The Faculty of Economics and Management aims to create a profile for itself through academic research and teaching of an international standard. Study and research will focus on issues at the point of intersection between business, government and society. The new faculty will work closely with the other faculties at the University of Lucerne and will involve close interaction between teaching staff and students.

The Faculty of Economics and Management will build on the existing Department of Economics, which is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Political Economics study programme will be integrated into the new Faculty of Economics and Management from the fall semester of 2016. In the field of health economics (in-depth field of study on the Master’s programme), the new faculty will work closely with the existing Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy, which is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.