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The degree 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. The B.A. in International Banking and Finance degree 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.
International Banking and Finance Requirements
*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.
Undergraduate admission to Franklin University Switzerland is selective, competitive and based primarily on the following:
- High School Record
- Personal Recommendations
- SAT I or ACT Scores
By the time you start your application, you are expected to have completed a solid university preparatory program. We recommend a program that includes four years of English grammar, composition, and literature; three years of a foreign language; three years of history; three years of mathematics, and two years of science. Coursework in areas such as art, computer science, and music is also recommended.
Cost & Fees
- US Nationals / Permanent Residents and Canadian Nationals
Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel (Required, two weeks each semester): $40,800 per year
- All Other Nationalities
Academic Tuition Includes Academic Travel(Required, two weeks each semester): CHF 49,100 per year
Scholarships and Merit Awards
Merit scholarships are given to students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and are renewed each year, for four years. These scholarships are automatically awarded at the time of admission and are not based on need or family income. Priority is given to students applying for admission by the December 1, 2017, deadline. After December 1, we may continue to award merit scholarships, if funds are still available. For more information, students are advised to contact our office in Lugano.
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We welcome you and your friends and family to experience what it means to live and learn in our safe, international environment.
Franklin University Switzerland is accredited in both the United States and Switzerland.
That means that your degree is truly international, with automatic validity in two countries, and that you have an advantage to pursuing an international career or furthering your study in the US or Switzerland. The doors opened by a Franklin education go far beyond these two countries, though, and most countries in the world will grant equivalence to a Franklin degree if you have your sights set elsewhere.
Franklin maintains this recognition through periodic quality assurance reviews by authorities from the US and Switzerland.
Where Our Graduates Go
Employers look for candidates with a reliable skill set, and Franklin students have it! Within a year of graduation, 95% of our students obtain full-time employment in a wide variety of sectors, as shown in the graphic. At Franklin, you’ll get the education you need and acquire the skills employers want.
Since we began in 1970, there are now over 7,000 alumni already making a difference in their home towns, and in new, exciting locations around the globe. Let FUS help you get where you want to go.
Just listen to what our alumni have to say.