BFH Bern University of Applied Sciences – Business School

BFH Business School: sustainable, digital, and entrepreneurial

With over 1,000 students, the BFH Business School is one of the key educational partners in the Mittelland region of Switzerland. With innovative, flexible study programs, focused research, and customer-oriented continuing education and services, we help to strengthen innovative power in our region. We are committed to a sustainable and creative economy for the businesses of tomorrow. Our students benefit from an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented approach.

They work in teams and have a flexible curriculum with modern forms of teaching and learning, which promotes individual learning. In this way, students acquire the ability to act appropriately and effectively and use their skills in theoretical and practical contexts. Our newly designed knowledge campus encourages collaborative work.

As a modern business school, we train professionals, executives, and organizations to prepare for and shape the digital future. . In doing so, we focus on the 4 Cs of 21st-century skills: critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration.

Exterior view of a building on our Marzili Campus: Sandro Aeschlimann © BHF Business School

Degree programs

Become fit for the future with our modular degree programs! With three Bachelor’s and three Master’s degree programs as well as six international double-degree programs, we offer a broad spectrum of university education with a focus on future-oriented skills. The goal is for our graduates to be able to think and act responsibly and entrepreneurially as creative, proactive individuals.

We are committed to delivering research-based, practically relevant course content. Among other things, we work with “real-world cases.” Students learn how business models can be digitalized or digitally expanded based on current, real-life challenges facing companies such as Microsoft, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), and Swiss Post.

Continuing Education

As committed educational providers, we believe that “no qualification lasts forever,” which is why we want to do our part in promoting life-long learning. This includes a high degree of customer orientation and individual support for our students and alumni. We present models and theories that stimulate thought and reflection. The knowledge we impart is taught in an atmosphere of appreciation and motivation. Modern teaching methods encourage both lecturers and students to share their knowledge and experiences. This approach increases vocational competence among students, helps them expand their professional network, and allows them to transfer what they learn into their everyday working lives.


Our institutes have close ties to business and public administration in Bern. We offer customer-oriented services informed by the results of our research, enabling our customers to make evidence-based, strategic decisions. Whether in consulting, business model analysis, strategy development, contract research, audits and reviews, support in transformation processes, consulting in sustainability projects, or new working models – we offer tailor-made solutions.

Research & Development

Our research in areas such as new work, innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainable business, the public sector, marketing, and data science & technology management enables our business partners to create added value that benefits society. The researchers at BFH Business School interact with representatives from business, politics, and the community. Together, they define and answer research questions at the highest international level.

As a major stakeholder in the economic region of Bern, we are committed to designing sustainable innovation processes and engaging in entrepreneurial thinking and action. We encourage and support companies and public administrations in their digital transformation by providing impetus and expertise.


BFH Business School
Brückenstrasse 73
3005 Bern

Tel. +41 (0)31 848 34 00