Department of Finance UZH

The Department for Banking and Finance (DBF) is has over the past decades grown rapidly and is becoming increasingly important. The DBF makes an important contribution to keeping Zurich attractive and innovative as a global financial hub. The DBF and the Finance Club have a close collaboration and board members of the FC are present at DBF meetings.

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Brown Bag

  • Introduce yourself to an interested audience of students
  • Cover current topics and relate them to the company's activities
  • Give students the opportunity to talk to you directly at the brown bag lunch​

Companies get the opportunity to introduce themselves to an interested audience of students of the University of Zurich and ETH at the Brown Bag Lunches, which are held weekly during the semester (usually on Thursdays) at the university or online during corona crises. In addition to an actual company presentation, it is always particularly interesting when current topics related to the company or business cases are presented in order to give the students an even better insight.

At the stand-up lunch afterwards, students have the opportunity to get to know representatives of the companies in an informal atmosphere and perhaps already make initial contacts with a view to possible internships, part-time positions or even permanent employment.​​


The DBF was founded in 1968 as Swiss Banking Institute and becomes more and more attractive to students at UZH and all over the world. Insightful courses in Corporate Finance, Financial Economics or Quantitative Finance are increasing in popularity among students. Located in the financial heart of Switzerland, the DBF is one of the leading finance groups in Europe with around 20 professors. The DBF’s incentive is to bring academic excellence to their students and cater the needs for a successful career in the financial industry.

In line with the DBF mission statement, DBF strives to foster value-oriented reflective capabilities, global consciousness, social responsibility, and ethical awareness in research, teaching, and executive education.  New trends such as Sustainable Finance will be taken up at the DBF. The Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance was launched in January 2020, connecting researchers from different fields such as finance, law, geography or psychology. Researchers associated with the CCSF are collaborating to establish joint research projects and becoming a major academic hub in these emerging sustainable finance topics.


The DBF offers you the opportunity to get involved in teaching and to support professors during their lectures. As a research assistant, you directly apply knowledge in teaching courses. In order to stay on top of vacant positions at the DBF, subscribe to the job portal


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