Franklin University Switzerland

Introduction

Imagine your ideal university experience...

What will be the most important memories from your years as a university student? What new ideas will you carry forward into your life and your career? Should your next learning program prepare you to be a global citizen?

Franklin University Switzerland provides a challenging curriculum in a multicultural environment that prepares students to become leaders in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

  • Cross-cultural Learning - Our intimate classroom setting combines culturally literate coursework with the unique perspectives of students and faculty from more than 50 countries.
  • Living in Switzerland - Our location right at the center of Europe offers unparalleled opportunities for cross-cultural exchange extending also beyond classroom work.
  • Beyond Franklin - the Franklin alumni network spans the globe and our graduates enjoy excellent reputations and traditionally continue to remarkable careers in the private, public and non-profit sectors, or proceed to further education.
  • Financing Franklin - As an independent, private university, Franklin offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need.

Whether your adventure is a study abroad semester, an academic year, or a complete degree program, Franklin will be an unforgettable academic experience that will change your life.

Come visit our campus in Lugano to learn more about Franklin’s various programs, including undergraduate and graduate studies, bridge and gap year programs as well as summer courses. To schedule an appointment, please contact us via our website or by email.

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Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture

Campus Full time Switzerland

The major in Art History and Visual Culture endeavors to provide a fundamental understanding of the visual world from a variety of viewpoints. [+]

The major in Art History and Visual Culture endeavors to provide a fundamental understanding of the visual world from a variety of viewpoints. Courses investigate the production of art, architecture, and film through the technical, social, economic, cultural, psychological, and epistemological forces at work when they were produced and viewed. The major places a particular emphasis on how images form beliefs and values, taking into acount issues of ethnicity, gender, and class. Addressing questions of chronology, theory, and methodology, the curriculum proceeds from a disciplinary to an interdisciplinary approach, guiding students in the development of analytical and synthetic thinking about visual culture. Students are encouraged to take classes in Communication and Media Studies and Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies and to apply the methods from these disciplines to the study of art history and visual culture. Students who have completed the major will be prepared to enter graduate and specialized studies in art history and visual culture. They may also choose a career in a gallery, museum, auction house, in the publishing sector, or some specialized corporate environments. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies

Campus Full time Switzerland

The Communication and Media Studies program aims to cultivate understanding of complex human communication processes, the role of media in our society and the world, and the ability to facilitate effective communication at the local, global, and glocal level. [+]

The Communication and Media Studies program aims to cultivate understanding of complex human communication processes, the role of media in our society and the world, and the ability to facilitate effective communication at the local, global, and glocal level. At the theoretical level, students will learn theories of interpersonal communication; mass communication; intercultural communication; international media systems and issues; and the application of theories to various contexts/specific issues. At the practical level, students will develop effective information gathering and organizational skills; critical thinking and flexibility in making sense of information; effective writing skills; effective listening and speaking skills; a higher level of interpersonal and intercultural communication competence; and media literacy. Students who have completed a major in Communication and Media Studies will be prepared to begin at an entry level in the professions of media industries, human resources, public relations and advocacy, marketing and advertising, and consulting. The program will also prepare students to move on to a graduate program in Communication and Media Studies, which will help continue their professional development in such areas as a media and public relations, marketing, media research, and organizational consulting. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Campus Full time Switzerland

The Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) major at Franklin offers an interdisciplinary look at the complex, dynamic workings of culture across a number of settings and contexts. [+]

The Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) major at Franklin offers an interdisciplinary look at the complex, dynamic workings of culture across a number of settings and contexts. We seek to understand cultural phenomena and processes as they unfold under the pressure of historical, social and economic forces, paying particular attention to the manner in which power intersects with race, gender, and class. Our approach is both theoretical and problem-based: we study for instance how collective memory is shaped in the wake of slavery or apartheid; we seek to understand the consequences of forced or voluntary mobility; we examine the cultural significance of cuisine; and we investigate the multiple ways in which law shapes cultural processes, and culture in turn affects the making of laws. In studying these various interplays we use theory as a resource that helps us see cultural nuances and ask questions that further our understanding of contemporary challenges. Inherent in our approach to comparative literary and cultural studies, then, is an understanding of culture as an ever-evolving entity that demands continuous acts of interpretation, negotiation, and creativity. The development of analytical, synthetic thinking and effective means of oral and written expression are central to our endeavors. To hone these capabilities we begin our studies by reading literary texts with an eye not only to their internal structure and significance but also to the way in which stories permeate our life and can be read as cultural narratives. To this end, we also take our own role as readers very seriously. The CLCS major at Franklin is designed for intellectually curious students who feel enriched by multi-disciplinary perspectives and who are eager to apply the things they have learned in the classroom to the world beyond. In this spirit, we encourage students to incorporate the lessons they learn on academic travel in their studies, and the last year in CLCS offers the opportunity to design and complete a capstone project that builds on what they have learned.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Campus Full time Switzerland

The Environmental Studies major provides students with the interdisciplinary background to think critically about, analyze, and understand environmental issues facing today’s society. [+]

The Environmental Studies major provides students with the interdisciplinary background to think critically about, analyze, and understand environmental issues facing today’s society. This major prepares students for careers in government, non-profit conservation, consulting, as well as for graduate degree programs. Since environmental issues result from interactions among ecological, socioeconomic, and institutional factors, students complete a set of courses that introduce students to concepts in the environmental sciences, economics, and political science. Students then choose a coherent set of courses from advanced offerings in a variety of disciplines that reflects their individual interests and career goals. Additionally, students must complete an internship or individual research project or thesis that complements their program. Note: Since Franklin University Switzerland is an official affiliate of the School for Field Studies (SFS), courses from SFS programs count towards major requirements for the Environmental Studies major. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies (Emphasis in Science)

Campus Full time Switzerland

This emphasis targets students who are intrigued by the science behind environmental issues. The coursework emphasizes the environmental sciences and quantitative methods, while still providing insight [+]

This emphasis targets students who are intrigued by the science behind environmental issues. The coursework emphasizes the environmental sciences and quantitative methods, while still providing insight from other disciplines to help students understand the societal issues intertwined with the environment. Students take a core set of fundamental courses and then develop a set of science-focused upper-level electives that reflects their own specific interests. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (45 CREDITS)* Foundation Courses (18 credits) - SCI 101 Introduction to Biology: Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology - ENV 200 Understanding Environmental Issues - MAT 201 Introduction to Statistics One of the following: - SCI 106 Introduction to Biology: Cell and Animal Biology - SCI 111 Introduction to Plant Biology Two additional 100-level Science courses. Lower-level Humanities and Social Sciences (3 credits) One of the following: - ECN 100 Principles of Macroeconomics - ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics - COM 180 Public Speaking - HIS 104 Global History I: Traditions, Encounters, and Adaptation from the Stone Age to the 16th Century - HIS 105 Global History II: Globalization, the Emergence of the Modern State, and Coping with Change - LC 110 Reading Cultures: Approaches to Cultural Studies - POL 100 Introduction to Political Science - POL 101 Introduction to International Relations Upper-level Science Courses (12 credits) Four of the following: - ENV 210 Natural Disasters, Catastrophes, and the Environment - ENV 250 Quantitative Methods for Environmental Science and Geographic Information Systems - ENV 350 Swiss Environments - SCI 220 Perspectives on Freshwater Conservation - SCI 297 Faculty Fellows Summer Program - SCI 301 Conservation Biology - SCI 310 Ecology - SCI 330 Epidemiology, Disease and Public Health - SCI 350 Research Methods in Environmental Science - SCI 372 Sustainability Science - SCI 380 Special Topics Quantitative (3 credits) One of the following: - MAT 200-level class - ENV 250 Quantitative Methods for Environmental Science and Geographic Information Systems Upper-level Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits) Two of the following: - AHT 361 The Visual Culture of Disaster - BUS 381 Sustainability and Innovation Management - CLCS 310 The Culture of Cities - CLCS 320 Culture, Class, Cuisine - CLCS 330 The Politics of Mobility - CLCS 372 Tales of Catastrophe - COM 301 Globalization, Media, and Representation - COM 310 Fundamentals of Journalism - COM 352 Environmental Discourses - ECN 256 Managerial Economics (Intermediate Microeconomics) - ECN 297 Faculty Fellows Summer Program - ECN 303 Development Economics - ECN 341 International Economics - ECN 355 Political Economy: Theories and Issues - ENV 220 Nature Writing and Ecocriticism - ENV 297 Faculty Fellows Summer Program - ENV 498 Internship in Environmental Studies - ENV 499 Senior Research Project in Environmental Studies - HIS 202 History of Switzerland - HIS 325 Human Rights in History - HIS 355 The World and the West in the Long Nineteenth Century - POL 276 International Environmental Politics - POL 277 International Political Economy - POL 278 International Politics of Energy - POL 310 International Law - POL 321 International Organization Capstone Course (3 credits) - ENV 497 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Issues Students must complete two of the above requirements with 3-credit Academic Travel environmentally-themed courses, of which at least one must be ENV/SCI. *All Bachelor of Arts degrees require a total of 120 credits consisting of Core Requirements, Major Requirements, and General Elective courses. Prerequisites may be required for courses outside of the major. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in French Studies

Campus Full time Switzerland

French Studies is conceived and designed to support and strengthen students’ abilities to think, read, and write in French and about French literature, culture, and the Francophone world. [+]

The ability to think internationally and across cultures is the core mission of the University. With this in mind, French Studies is conceived and designed to support and strengthen students’ abilities to think, read, and write in French and about French literature, culture, and the Francophone world. Students will begin the French sequence according to prior experience and continue through advanced courses devoted to French literature, culture, and contemporary society. As part of their program of study, students will spend one semester at a French-speaking university after finishing FRE 300, or complete a series of courses in related disciplines; students will complete a capstone seminar in French Studies. Students who do not study in a French-speaking university will be encouraged to complete at least one travel course to France or the French-speaking world. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in History

Campus Full time Switzerland

Studying history at Franklin puts a strong emphasis on the development and acquisition of critical thinking and analytical skills in addition to reading, writing and oral presentation skills. [+]

History is about understanding change. Studying history gives a deeper and more profound understanding of the forces that shaped and continue to shape the world we live in. By focusing on change in the past, the study of history enables students to better comprehend and contextualize current and future events. Studying history at Franklin puts a strong emphasis on the development and acquisition of critical thinking and analytical skills in addition to reading, writing and oral presentation skills. Hence history provides students with an excellent practical preparation and training for graduate study and careers in law, business, diplomacy, government, international organizations and NGOs, journalism and education. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature

Campus Full time Switzerland

The History and Literature major provides students with a substantive understanding of the relationships between history and literature as interdependent academic disciplines. [+]

The History and Literature major provides students with a substantive understanding of the relationships between history and literature as interdependent academic disciplines. It emphasizes the methodologies and bibliographies of these disciplines with special reference to the main themes and trends in the development of modern institutions and ideas. It is also designed to take full advantage of the University’s European location. The major prepares students for graduate study in history, literature, inter-disciplinary programs in the humanities and the social sciences, European studies, law and all careers requiring a solid grounding in the written and oral skills that are at the heart of a liberal arts education.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in International Banking and Finance

Campus Full time Switzerland

The major in International Banking and Finance is designed to promote an appreciation of the financial system and the financial decision-making process as determinants of the economic wealth of individuals, business enterprises, and nations. [+]

The major in International Banking and Finance is designed to promote an appreciation of the financial system and the financial decision-making process as determinants of the economic wealth of individuals, business enterprises, and nations. The Program stresses both the area of financial economics (studying the behavior of traders in financial markets and the determinants of price formation) and of financial management (studying business practices useful in devising strategies to attain financial goals). In an environment of high capital mobility and integrated financial markets, an international perspective is essential to the understanding of the opportunities and risks in the global arena. Throughout the program special attention is given to the process of globalization of banking services and financial markets, the changes following the introduction of the Euro, and the causes of financial instability. This major provides the knowledge and skills for employment in the financial division of commercial and industrial businesses, or in the banking and financial services sector. It also prepares students for graduate study in business administration, economics, and finance.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in International Economics

Campus Full time Switzerland

The major in International Economics prepares students to think critically about economic issues, with special emphasis on international and comparative matters. [+]

The major in International Economics prepares students to think critically about economic issues, with special emphasis on international and comparative matters. Greater economic integration and the process of “globalization” of economic and business affairs increasingly call for an international approach to economics education. The growing mobility of people and resources in a world of rapid technological progress in communications requires a greater knowledge and understanding of the differences among people and economic systems that persist even in a highly integrated world. In this spirit, the International Economics major gives students a solid background in the fundamentals of economic analysis, while adopting a pluralistic approach to economics education that exposes students to a wide spectrum of theories and systems of thought comprising the different facets of the discipline. Special emphasis is given to economic policy issues and economic institutions. Students are made aware of the institutional differences that exist across countries, of their evolution and reforms, through an appreciation of the institutionally based nature of the market system. In this context, the discipline of economics is presented as a logical, and yet practical and creative field. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in International Economics (Emphasis in Political Economy)

Campus Full time Switzerland

The emphasis in Political Economy provides an opportunity for students to focus on a set of courses that analyze the complex inter-relationships between economics and politics in an increasingly globalized world. [+]

The emphasis in Political Economy provides an opportunity for students to focus on a set of courses that analyze the complex inter-relationships between economics and politics in an increasingly globalized world. Political economy, as an interdisciplinary field of study, explores issues centered on the ways in which political institutions affect the performance of economic systems as well as the ways in which economic interests affect the form of institutions and policies. It entails a variety of approaches, to include the application of economic theories to political choice, historical analysis, and models drawn from game theory applied to political institutions. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in International Management

Campus Full time Switzerland

The International Management major prepares Franklin graduates for international business and public sector careers in organizations ranging from family-run businesses to multinational corporations and from government administration to non-profit foundations. [+]

The International Management major prepares Franklin graduates for international business and public sector careers in organizations ranging from family-run businesses to multinational corporations and from government administration to non-profit foundations. The major provides a comprehensive factual and analytical understanding of the global business environment and of the tools and techniques of each of the sub-disciplines of management. Students acquire a solid theoretical and practical foundation in economics and business analysis, strategic planning, marketing, accounting, finance, business forecasting and quantitative computer-based decision making. In addition to graduate school opportunities such as MBA, MSC, and MA programs, possible career paths for International Management graduates include: Marketing Manager, Trading and Fund Manager, Financial Analyst, Business Development Manager, Product Manager, and Advertising Account Manager. Students may also opt for the International Management Major with an emphasis in Finance or Marketing. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in International Management (Emphasis in Finance)

Campus Full time Switzerland

The International Management major prepares Franklin graduates for international business and public sector careers in organizations ranging from family-run businesses to multinational corporations and from government administration to non-profit foundations. [+]

The International Management major prepares Franklin graduates for international business and public sector careers in organizations ranging from family-run businesses to multinational corporations and from government administration to non-profit foundations. The major provides a comprehensive factual and analytical understanding of the global business environment and of the tools and techniques of each of the sub-disciplines of management. Students acquire a solid theoretical and practical foundation in economics and business analysis, strategic planning, marketing, accounting, finance, business forecasting and quantitative computer-based decision making. In addition to graduate school opportunities such as MBA, MSC, and MA programs, possible career paths for International Management graduates include: Marketing Manager, Trading and Fund Manager, Financial Analyst, Business Development Manager, Product Manager, and Advertising Account Manager. Students may also opt for the International Management Major with an emphasis in Finance or Marketing.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in International Management (Emphasis in Marketing)

Campus Full time Switzerland

The International Management major prepares Franklin graduates for international business and public sector careers in organizations ranging from family-run businesses to multinational corporations and from government administration to non-profit foundations. [+]

The International Management major prepares Franklin graduates for international business and public sector careers in organizations ranging from family-run businesses to multinational corporations and from government administration to non-profit foundations. The major provides a comprehensive factual and analytical understanding of the global business environment and of the tools and techniques of each of the sub-disciplines of management. Students acquire a solid theoretical and practical foundation in economics and business analysis, strategic planning, marketing, accounting, finance, business forecasting and quantitative computer-based decision making. In addition to graduate school opportunities such as MBA, MSC, and MA programs, possible career paths for International Management graduates include: Marketing Manager, Trading and Fund Manager, Financial Analyst, Business Development Manager, Product Manager, and Advertising Account Manager. Students may also opt for the International Management Major with an emphasis in Finance or Marketing. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

Campus Full time Switzerland

The major in International Relations is designed for students who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of this multi-disciplinary field. [+]

The major in International Relations is designed for students who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of this multi-disciplinary field. At the same time, students receive solid preparation for a variety of careers: Diplomatic service, International business, Government service, Journalism, International banking, Law International organizations, and Teaching. Graduate study is also possible for International Relations majors. Fields include: international relations, political science, economics, history, business. In this major students undertake in-depth inter-disciplinary work in the areas of political science, economics, history, international law and organizations and modern languages. The major is organized to provide students with the instruments and techniques to analyze and comprehend the complex phenomena of today’s international world. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (Emphasis in Political Economy)

Campus Full time Switzerland

This is an emphasis specifically designed for those students who wish to major in International Relations, but who would wish to focus more on the study of the problems and issues of international political economy, so important in today’s globalized world. [+]

The major in International Relations is designed for students who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of this multi-disciplinary field. At the same time, students receive solid preparation for a variety of careers: Diplomatic service, International business, Government service, Journalism, International banking, Law International organizations, and Teaching. Graduate study is also possible for International Relations majors. Fields include: international relations, political science, economics, history, business. In this major students undertake in-depth inter-disciplinary work in the areas of political science, economics, history, international law and organizations and modern languages. The major is organized to provide students with the instruments and techniques to analyze and comprehend the complex phenomena of today’s international world. This is an emphasis specifically designed for those students who wish to major in International Relations, but who would wish to focus more on the study of the problems and issues of international political economy, so important in today’s globalized world. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies

Campus Full time Switzerland

Italian Studies at Franklin is designed, first and foremost, to cultivate students’ abilities to communicatively interact and critically engage with the local culture. [+]

Because of the University’s unique location in the Italian-speaking world, Italian Studies at Franklin is designed, first and foremost, to cultivate students’ abilities to communicatively interact and critically engage with the local culture. To do this, students in Italian Studies complete a 3-year sequence of language courses, the principal goal of which is the acquisition of advanced competency in Italian speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Once the students’ language-specific requirements are fulfilled, they are invited to explore a variety of topics in Italian culture, with an emphasis on Italian literature and film studies. Included in the menu of possible classes which count towards the fulfillment of a major in Italian Studies are courses dealing with topics in Communication, European History, Art History, Film Studies, and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies. Prior to enrolling in a final, required Senior Seminar in Italian Studies, majors will be strongly encouraged to complete at least two Academic Travel courses to Italy. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Literature

Campus Full time Switzerland

The Literature major at Franklin University Switzerland encourages students to go beyond national and disciplinary boundaries to study literatures in a comparative, transnational setting. [+]

The Literature major at Franklin University Switzerland encourages students to go beyond national and disciplinary boundaries to study literatures in a comparative, transnational setting. This perspective not only traces historical literary developments across national, cultural, and linguistic boundaries, but also focuses on works of fiction and non-fiction, drama and poetry, prose and visual narrative. In this sense the work we do also asks about the meanings generated when literature is compared to other art forms such as film and digital media, and questions generated in other disciplinary inquiries such as philosophy, environmental studies and art history. The academic program in Literature provides introductory courses that offer a foun-dational knowledge of literature as well as the tools to write and think critically across disciplines. Advanced courses are typically constructed thematically around topics that allow for the exploration of literary period and genres in literatures written in English and European languages. Literary area courses specifically devoted to the Caribbean, the Americas, Contemporary Africa, and South Asia are also offered on a regular basis. Literary area studies courses devoted to the Caribbean, Contemporary Africa, and South Asia, are also offered on a regular basis. The Literature major has a strong ally in Franklin’s Modern Languages department: students are encouraged to integrate their upper-level courses in Italian, French and German literatures and cultures into their Literature major, and to study literary texts whenever possible in the original language. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Campus Full time Switzerland

The program is designed to expose students to a spectrum of basic issues currently being addressed in the discipline, the principles of research design and statistics, and theory and research. [+]

Welcome to the Psychology program at Franklin. We recently added Psychology to our collection of major programs, in addition to the minor that we carried over from our College days. Psychology is the science of human emotion, thought and behavior, including neural, physiological and cognitive processes; developmental factors and individual differences. It also includes interpersonal, international, and cross-cultural components, making Franklin a unique and perfect place in which to pursue these studies. In the intercultural and interpersonal collaborative spirit that Franklin embodies, major completion includes coursework at a Franklin partner institution. The program is designed to expose students to a spectrum of basic issues currently being addressed in the discipline, the principles of research design and statistics, and theory and research. The program offers one major and one minor, along with the possibility of a combined major. The program offers topic-based courses approached from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives. The major is founded in an introduction to Psychology and research methods, as well as statistics. Students interested in graduate school in psychology should maximize their experience through research positions, independent research with a Psychology Thesis, or more than one capstone course. The Psychology major at Franklin explores the science of human emotion, thought and behavior, including neural, physiological and cognitive processes; developmental factors and individual differences, including interpersonal, international, and cross-cultural components. Students will explore in depth a spectrum of topics beginning with a strong foundation in advanced theory, statistics and research design, and moving through historical and current developments in the field. From Theories of Personality to Abnormal Psychology, students will be exposed to a wide variety of approaches to the complexities of the human mind. Personal self-reflection and student-designed experimental studies make up a memorable and unique component to the program. The Psychology minor at Franklin explores the science of human emotion, thought and behavior, including neural, physiological and cognitive processes; developmental factors and individual differences, including interpersonal, international, and cross-cultural components. We seek to expose students to a spectrum of foundational psychology ranging from the principles of research design and statistics to the theory and practice of psychological studies. The minor is not open to Psychology majors Note: This program will begin in Fall 2014. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Arts (Emphasis in Fashion Studies)

Campus Full time Switzerland

The Visual Communication Arts Major with an Emphasis in Fashion Studies offers an interdisciplinary course of study, encompassing the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, and photography, as well as courses from Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and film studies. [+]

The Visual Communication Arts Major with an Emphasis in Fashion Studies offers an interdisciplinary course of study, encompassing the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, and photography, as well as courses from Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and film studies. It focuses on communication and creativity as fundamental elements of human expression and encourages students to think critically about creative expressions within the context of and across cultures, ethnicities, race, and gender. In this course of study, students engage in the evolving field of fashion studies, exploring fashion as practice, theory, object, image, and text. The studies at Franklin University Switzerland are focused on studying fashion within the liberal arts curriculum, in terms of its histories, identities, and cultures in the contemporary world. As part of the course of study, the major also includes a study-abroad semester to fulfill a technical component of fashion design; students are encouraged to fulfill this component at FC’s partner Lasell College, but may also chose their own institution to fulfill the requirement in a semester abroad or a series of classes. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in careers of fashion research, including archives, museums, galleries, media, consulting, and the publishing sector; or retailing, distribution, and design. Students may also choose to pursue design careers or advanced research of fashion towards an MA or Ph.D. degree. Fees per year - Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $ 39,600 - University Fees: $ 1,120 - Residence (average cost)*: $ 8,000 - Meal Plan (required for all first year students): $ 3,500 - Personal Expenses (varies),Insurance**: $ 11,490 - Orientation: $ 500 - Total: $ 64,210 *Please note that housing costs vary depending on the type of residence selected. The housing cost indicated above is an average cost for a shared room for two students or a single room in a multiple apartment shared by three to six students. A full meal plan is required for all first year students (freshmen). The cost of the meal plan per semester is $1,775 or CHF 1,600. All second year students (sophomores) are required to purchase a partial meal plan at a cost of $555.00 or CHF 500.00 per semester. **Swiss law requires that all students have Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. As an independent, private university, Franklin University Switzerland offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid awards. We recognize the importance of financial aid programs to students with demonstrated need. US citizens may also qualify for US federal aid. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Arts (Emphasis in Studio Art)

Campus Full time Switzerland

The Visual Communication Arts Major with an Emphasis in Studio Art offers an interdisciplinary course of study, encompassing the fine arts, graphic design, illustra-tion, and photography, as well as courses from Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and film studies [+]

The Visual Communication Arts Major with an Emphasis in Studio Art offers an interdisciplinary course of study, encompassing the fine arts, graphic design, illustra-tion, and photography, as well as courses from Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and film studies. It focuses on communication and creativity as fundamental elements of human expression and encourages students to think critically about creative expressions within the context of and across cultures, ethnicities, race, and gender. In this course of study, students focus on the visual arts and will be able to express themselves in a variety of media. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in careers of museums, galleries, media, consulting, and the publishing sector. Students may also choose to pursue fine art or design careers or enter graduate and specialized studies in the arts.... [-]