HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich

The HWZ University of Applied Sciences Zurich is a member of the Universities of Applied Sciences of Zurich. It was founded in 1986 as the part-time HWV Zurich (Higher School for Economics and Administration) by the KV Switzerland and the Juventus Schools Foundation of Zurich. With 1,500 students and 265 lecturers, the HWZ is now the biggest part-time University for economics in Switzerland. The HWZ is situated in the modern “Sihlhof” right in the heart of Zurich, 3 minutes from the main railway station.


Core Values

  • The HWZ is an independent University with federal accreditation
  • The HWZ stands for practicality, performance orientation and internationality in teaching, research and consulting
  • The HWZ offers part-time top education at all levels of bachelor, master up to doctorate degrees in Business Administration.
  • The students a greatly motivated. They develop social and subject competence. The graduates receive a market relevant value addition with their HWZ degrees.
  • The lecturers distinguish themselves with great subject, social and methodical competence. The HWZ continually facilitates the didactic abilities of its lecturers.
  • The partners of the HWZ are companies, industry associations, Universities and other educational institutes with whom common research and education programs are being realized. The business world recognizes the HWZ as a competent and reliable partner.
  • The HWZ promotes the further education of its graduates and of the Alumni Association network.

Master's Programmes


Accredited by the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET)