Bachelor in Business administration

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9th February 2017 and 23rd March 2017


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​Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Business Administration



At grass-roots level

The Bachelor degree can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. It is close to the grassroots level and is deeply rooted in practice. In this respect, the School of Management Fribourg integrates faculty members who work in businesses and at the School of Management’s three research institutes.

The first semesters enable students to develop their knowledge of the fundamental subject matters of economics and management (financial management, taxation and law, management and human resources, marketing, political economy, instrumental fields, languages, and communication).

During the final two semesters, besides the standard obligatory classes, student can choose their branch options:

  • Finance & Accounting

  • Banking & Finance

  • Marketing & Strategy

  • Leadership & HR

  • SME & Entrepreneurship

These options enable student to immerse themselves in conditions that are close to professional practice. One- quarter of the course (options and Bachelor studies) can thus be personalized.



A new highlight was introduced in autumn 2010: the trilingual program, which enables students with good grades to complete their studies in German, English, and French.

In addition, the Bachelor course can be pursued in either French or German, while there is also a bilingual French and German option.

The qualities of our graduates 

Entrepreneurial spirit.
This is essential for an economy that requires individuals who are entrepreneurial and innovative, and can anticipate change.

Motivation and professional competences.
The Bachelor course is demanding. Quantitatively, it represents the equivalent of 5,400 working hours. Specializations are possible in business management, marketing, finance, and human resources, and our participants are exposed to both theoretical and practical concepts.

Social and leadership competences.
The course not only provides training that is specifically oriented around these qualities, our graduates have spent many hours studying in order to strengthen and nurture their skills in these fields.



Admission policy

The admission conditions at the School of Management Fribourg are based on the legal provisions of the federal law governing specialised universities (LHES) and on the ordinance on the creation and management of specialised universities (OHES). The aim of these provisions is to obtain the necessary aptitude for studies at management schools.


Admission conditions




Vocational business diploma (Maturité professionnele commerciale (MPC))

Yes, without conditions

Other professional diplomas

Yes, but with work experience1

Diploma with an  E (extended) profile or with an economy and law option

Yes, but with work experience1

Other school-leaving certificates

Yes, but with work experience1

Federal Certificate of Proficiency in Commercial Business

Degree in commerce

No, certificate obligatory  (professional or federal)

Conditions relating to professional experience Foreign degrees

Please contact the secretary's office



                1Conditions relating to professional experience

Generally speaking, the individual must have at least one year of professional, full-time work experience in a field of activity relating to the private economy or public administration.

Although the obligation relating to professional experience is not connected to the vocational business diploma, it is strongly recommended that individuals broaden their professional experience before commencing the study programme at the Fribourg School of Management. 


Competences in quantitative management techniques

The level of quantitative management techniques generally required is that of the vocational business diploma. We strongly recommend that candidates who do not yet have this level of knowledge pursue studies through the CPI (Interprofessional Development Centre) at Granges-Paccot (

We also recommend that graduates with a non-business vocational diploma and graduates without a specific economy and law option carry out a professional activity in a position mainly involving duties relating to quantitative management techniques.


Linguistic knowledge

The general linguistic level required for commencing the Bachelor degree program at the School of Management Fribourg should – for the partner languages (German, English) – be equivalent to the B1 qualification of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We strongly recommend that future students meet the required level.


VAE - Validation of work experience

Transform your experience into a degree!

The validation of work experience checks for people’s skills or professional and extra-professional aptitudes for the purpose of entering into higher education.

For more information visit the website: HES-SO



Enrolment procedure 

The application deadline is 30 April.

The deadline for foreign students is 31 January.
Enrolment requests must be submitted using the enrolment form on this page.


The enrolment fee is CHF 150.

Nota bene: We process only complete files.


School fees

The fees per semester are CHF 500 (not including facility charges). 

Students are obliged to take out insurance to cover the risk of illness and accidents.


Academic year

The academic year commences on the Monday of the 38th calendar week.

All details of the academic calendar are displayed opposite.


Professional prospect


Participants in the business administration programs are preparing for leadership. They are joining a course where they hone their skills to design visions, missions, and strategies as well as to implement key projects with tangible results.
Students also benefit from developing their personal skills and multidisciplinary abilities by mastering contemporary management tools, as well as by learning the conceptual approaches of organizations. As future business executives, our students enhance their autonomous abilities by improving their qualities, values, and sense of corporate social responsibility.


A fast track to employment

School of Management Fribourg graduates are very attractive to employers owing to their extensive range of competences and their pragmatic approaches to problem-solving, and they have the opportunity to actively pursue their chosen professional career.
By undertaking bilingual or trilingual training, they also significantly increase their integration potential within the employment market. Thanks to the contacts established with regional, national, and international businesses as well as public bodies and various other organizations, our students enjoy a rich network that is beneficial to them in the future.


Studies organisation

Two study options: Full time (FT) or part-time day release (PT)



​3 ans

​4 ans


​16 à 33 par semaine

​17 à 19 par semaine






1 minimum 50% occupation



  • Classes commence in mid-September of each year

  • There are 16 weeks of classes during the autumn semester and 17 weeks during the spring semester

  • Exams and other activities may take place outside of the semesters

Subjects taught

The Bachelor's degree studies are characterised by a general approach that is reflected through a wide variety of classes:

  • Management - Human resources                     17%

  • Political economics - Economy and society    10%

  • Accounting - Finance - Taxation - Law             17%

  • Marketing - Communication - Languages       19%

  • IT - Statistics - Mathematics                              11%

  • Branch options and Bachelor studies              26%

In line with the introduction of the Bologna Convention, the School of Management Fribourg offers a modular course. One module corresponds to a structured regrouping of several classes. One passed module results in a certain number of credits (points). Awarding credits increases the transparency of the challenges and facilitates student mobility on both a national and international scale. 180 credits are required in order to obtain the degree.

See the study plans opposite for full-time students and those on part-time day release.

During the final study year, students can opt to specialise further in one of the chosen fields. The main options (referred to as «majors») include the fields of marketing, human resources and finance. Students at the School of Management Fribourg can choose to specialise in entrepreneurship, a field in which the school also offers a specialism as part of the consecutive Master's degree and applied research. Finally, a number of classes are available as secondary options («minors»).




Bachelor Secretariat
School of Management Fribourg
Room 107 (1st floor)
Ch. du Musée 4
CH-1700 Fribourg
T : +41 26 429 63 70
F : +41 26 429 63 75



Monday to Thursday
7.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 17.15
7.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30



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