Admission

One of the following formal qualifications is required for admission onto the Bachelor’s Program in Business Information Technology:

Vocational baccalaureate Business and Services

Candidates with a vocational baccalaureate Business and Services, type ‘Business’ or type ‘Services’, do not have to meet any additional requirements. They do not need to pass an exam in order to be admitted to the Bachelor’s program at Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences.

Vocational baccalaureate Technology, Architecture, Life Sciences

Candidates with a vocational baccalaureate Technology, Architecture, and Life Sciences do not have to meet any additional requirements. They do not need to pass an exam in order to be admitted to the Bachelor’s program at Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences.

Other baccalaureate and academic baccalaureate

Candidates with a baccalaureate of another type as well as candidates with an academic or a specialised baccalaureate must provide evidence of 12 months' workexperience (certificate of employment) in the Business or IT sector.

Special conditions of admission

University admission qualifications from EU countries

University admission qualifications from EU countries are recognised as being equivalent to Swiss qualifications if the applicant can provide evidence of previous commercial work experience. Candidates with a foreign-language university admission qualification must also demonstrate proficiency in German to level C1.

Graduates of other courses can be accepted if they have an equivalent academic and professional background. Equivalence is decided by the department head on a case-by-case basis. Candidates may be required to provide evidence of further academic achievements and/or professional experience in order to be admitted onto the course.

HF diploma in Business Information Technology

Admission in the 1st semester for the Bachelor degree in Business Information Technology:

With an HF degree from a recognised higher technical college in accordance with the BBG Vocational Training Act, admission is possible in the first semester, provided that you an provide evidence that you have at least 12 months of professional experience in the commercial or IT sector (employment volume 100%).

Direct entry into the main study:

Cadidates with the following diploma of a higher technical college and with professional experience of at least 12 months in the commercial or IT sector (employment volume 100%) can directly enter into the main study of the bachelor in Business IT by means of a Passerelle (3rd semester full-time or 4th semester part-time):

  • Dipl. Techniker/in HF Informatik
  • Dipl. Wirtschaftsinformatiker/in HF
  • Dipl. Techniker/in HF Unternehmensprozesse
  • Dipl. Betriebswirtschafter/in HF

HF diplomas in other fields

Candidates with a HF diploma from a recognised higher technical college must provide, in accordance with the Vocational Training Act BBG, proof (certificate of employment) of at least 12 months of work experience in the commercial or IT sector.

A shortened course of study is not possible for HF diplomas in other fields.

For information on other HF courses or to make an appointment for a personal consultation, please contact the Student Administration Office.

Recommended prior knowledge

Foreign language skills

Proof of English at level B2 (e.g. Cambridge First Certificate or Pearson Test of English,
Level 3).

The course builds upon the content taught at commercial vocational school. Knowledge of the teaching content on the curriculum for the vocational baccalaureate Business and Services, type ‘Business’ is therefore required.

The skills level of the BMS curriculum of the vocational baccalaureate Business and Services, type ‘Business’ is also decisive for the basic IT knowledge required.

  • Topics, teaching materials, textbooks for self-study

We offer preparatory courses in the modules financial accounting and/or mathematics for candidates who are not yet fully confident in these areas. To check whether you should attend one or both preparatory courses, please take the self-assessment tests before enrolling and rate yourself against the example solutions.

Registration documents and further information on the preparatory courses will be sent out in May.

The Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences offers preparatory courses for prospective students who do not (or no longer) have the competence level of the BMS curriculum of the BM Business and Services, type Business, in financial accounting and/or mathematics. In order to assess one's own knowledge, the following self-assessment tests can be taken before registration.

  • Self-assessment test accounting exercises (in German) 
  • Self-assessment test accounting solution (in German)
  • Self-assessment test mathematics with solution (in German)

For the study of Business IT, we recommend a notebook with the following specifications:

  • Windows operating system
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 256 SSD
  • at least i5 processor, better i7
  • 5 Gigaherz Wi-Fi