The general master's programme offers a wide range of courses in economics and management. Like the BA in Economics and Management at the University of Lucerne, this study programme also incorporates economics, business studies and quantitative methodologies. The general Master’s is the only one of the four Master’s programmes that can be completed entirely in English.

During their studies, students consistently develop their knowledge and skills across all fields of economics and management. The Master’s programme is therefore suitable for people who plan to move into professional fields that call for general economic knowledge as well as the ability to undertake analytical and conceptual work incorporating multiple disciplines. A key feature of the study programme is the systematic targeted analysis of data, along with examining how data is handled and how it can be used to gain strategic and operational knowledge.

As well as the general programme, the Master’s in Economics and Management also offers three specialisations. The structure of all four Master’s programmes includes a mandatory component worth 24 ECTS, an elective component worth 12 ECTS and the obligatory master’s thesis (18 ECTS). On the general Master’s programme, the remaining 36 ECTS consist of an additional elective module in which students can select lectures and courses from all specialisations.

Instead of another elective module, the three specialisations offered as part of the Master’s programme have a specialisation module in the relevant subject area. The Master’s programme in Economics and Management at the University of Lucerne offers the following specialisations:

You can switch from a general Master’s programme to a specialisation during the course of your studies. If you do so, you must check whether the study elements you have already completed are eligible to be accredited. For more information about transferring credits, please contact the academic student advisors.

Career prospects

Graduates are in the best possible position to take on responsible roles and managerial positions in the economic, political, public administration and non-profit sectors. The broad focus of the Master’s programme means that students also boast comprehensive skills for any future activities in research, think tanks or consulting. In addition, the large number of English-language courses and the volume of study content sets students up extremely well for positions in international companies or organisations.