HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich

HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich is a member of Zurich Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts (UAS Zurich).

With its 2,500 students, the HWZ is Switzerland’s largest university offering exclusively part-time business programs. It has a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, more than 100 diploma and certificate courses of study, and it offers the opportunity to earn a doctorate and customized corporate training. In 2016, the HWZ became the first higher education institution to be institutionally accredited under Switzerland’s recent Federal Act on the Funding and Coordination of the Higher Education Sector.

The HWZ is located in the modern Sihlhof building, which is in the fashionable Europaallee district, a few minutes' walk from Zurich main station.

Degree programs

With a part-time course of study at the HWZ, students acquire knowledge that is both state of the art and practically relevant to their everyday working lives. This brings them a big step closer to their dream job.

A Bachelor’s program at the HWZ enables students to balance academic demands with their professional and private lives. We offer a professional and motivating environment so that students can fully concentrate on their studies and their success. Applicants can choose one of the three fields of study available: Business Administration, Business Communications and Business Information Technology.

Continuing Education

Continuing education is a business of trust. For over 30 years, students have trusted our competence, practical orientation, and individual approach to meet their continuing education needs in shaping their career paths. We offer three EMBA programs, over 20 MSc programs, and more than 110 CAS/DAS programs in various business subjects.

We offer our students a learning environment that is professional, accommodating, and motivating. As a result, HWZ students can focus fully on their studies and their path to success. We operate at the intersection of professional, social, and methodological competencies, combining knowledge, attitudes, and skills. The extensive practical experience of our students plays a vital role in this. The extensive practical experience of our students plays a vital role in this.
As specialists in their respective fields, our students face significant demands in a fast-paced environment. Our unique study models help ensure they can meet these challenges and achieve the desired results for themselves and their organizations.


Companies and organizations collaborate with us in various ways, and our services range from customized corporate training, consulting, and coaching to student projects and sponsorships. All our activities ensure knowledge transfer between applied research and practice. As a result, interested parties benefit from the most recent academic findings that inform our teaching and scientific understanding. At the same time, the HWZ brand contributes to a positive image transfer.

Research & Development

Research at the HWZ provides the basis for the development and enhancement of the HWZ core competencies. The research results benefit practitioners and are also used in teaching at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral levels, contributing towards practice-oriented education.


HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich
Lagerstrasse 5
8021 Zürich

Tel. +41 43 322 26 00