KV Zurich Business School

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KV Zurich
Zurich Business School Logo.svg
type of school Commercial school
founding 1887
place Zurich
Canton Zurich
Country Switzerland
Coordinates 681 924  /  249 394 coordinates: 47 ° 23 '25 "  N , 8 ° 31' 25"  O ; CH1903:  681924  /  two hundred forty-nine thousand three hundred and ninety-four
student around 4000
Website www.kvz-schule.ch/
Main building KV Zurich

The Business School KV Zurich (formerly KV Zurich Business School ) is a commercial vocational school in Zurich . It is the largest commercial vocational school in Switzerland and one of the largest educational companies in the German-speaking region. The school is attended by over 4,000 students, including over 3,500 apprentices . The main building of the KV Zurich business school is located at Limmatstrasse 310 at Escher-Wyss-Platz . Further locations are the Puls 5 at Turbinenplatz and premises in the Sihlpost .


The commercial school of the Zurich Commercial Association was founded in 1887. In 1908, the diploma examination for accountants was introduced as the first higher technical examination . In 1915 the clubhouse and school house “Zur Kaufleuten” on Pelikanstrasse were moved into.

In 1974 the commercial school moved into a new school building on Limmatstrasse near Escher-Wyss-Platz. The number of apprentices rose to around 6,000 by the end of the 1980s, which meant that additional premises were required. For this purpose, another school house was inaugurated in 1993 on the nearby Heinrichstrasse in the Steinfels area. In 1998 the commercial school KV Zürich was renamed KV Zürich Business School . In 2018 the KV Zürich Business School was renamed KV Zürich, Die Wirtschaftsschule . For organizational reasons, the school units basic education and advanced training were created. In order to meet the growing space requirements for apprenticeship training and further training courses, an additional school building was put into operation in the nearby Puls 5 in 2004 .

Since March 2016, the training unit has had its own premises at Sihlpost. In addition to the range of courses and courses, it offers around 150 practice-oriented seminars. From July 2018, the continuing education school unit became independent. It is now acting as an AG and is called KV Business School Zurich. The basic education school unit changes its name from KV Zürich Business School to KV Zürich.


basic education

The basic commercial training takes place in combination with the practical apprenticeship in the teaching company , the students attend the school as part-time training and work on the remaining days of the week in their teaching company. At the end of the apprenticeship the federal certificate of proficiency is obtained.

The basic education is divided into three different levels of difficulty, which differ in the number of hours per week, school subjects and subsequent further training opportunities. In the 2018/2019 school year, the students were distributed among the different profiles as follows: B-profile 615 learners, E-profile 2182 learners, M-profile 775 learners and 415 learners in basic education for adults.

Basic education (B-profile)

The basic training is aimed primarily at commercial tasks with a predominantly executive character. One focus is the information, communication and administration (IKA) department, which is dealt with in more detail than in the other profiles. In return, the linguistic subjects and economics & society are treated less and the degree is awarded in only one foreign language (French or English) at level B1 . Pupils with the B profile attend school two days a week during the first two years of their apprenticeship and one day a week in the last year of their apprenticeship.

Extended basic education (E-profile)

The extended basic education is more demanding than the B profile and differs mainly in that the students have about a third more lessons in business & society and the language subjects. In addition, both French and English are compulsory as a subject and degree subject.

Extended basic education with vocational school leaving certificate (M profile)

The extended basic training with vocational school leaving certificate is the most demanding commercial training. It combines the advanced basic education with the requirements of the commercial vocational baccalaureate . Students attend school two days a week for every three years. In addition to all subjects of the E-profile, the subjects Mathematics , History & Politics and Technology & Environment are taught. To complete the subjects French and English, recognized language diplomas must be acquired at level B2 . Admission to the M-profile requires passing an entrance exam and at the end of each semester a doctorate takes place; if the goals are not achieved, a graduation to the E-profile is possible.

Basic education for adults

Basic education also includes basic education for adults. In this way, they can take the final apprenticeship examination and thus obtain the federal certificate of proficiency as a businessman with an extended basic education . Furthermore, a commercial vocational diploma can be completed after completing an apprenticeship.

In addition, there are optional subjects and support courses in the field of basic education, particularly in the field of foreign languages . In addition, there are language courses that lead to language diplomas .

further education

The continuing education school unit KV Business School Zurich is the largest commercial continuing education institution in Switzerland. Classes take place in the Sihlpost Education Center at Sihlpostgasse 2, 8004 Zurich.

The offer comprises around 420 individual courses, modules and courses in various subject areas, including courses leading to federal diplomas, the Higher Technical School for Economics HFW General Management and German and foreign language courses with a subsequent language diploma.

Since March 2016, the KV Business School Zurich has been offering around 150 practice-oriented seminars in addition to the range of courses and courses.

Company training

For corporate customers, the KV Business School Zurich develops tailor-made advanced training concepts in the following areas, among others

  • Communication, soft skills
  • Leadership, organization and project management
  • Marketing and sales
  • Languages ​​and Office Management
  • Digital skills


The sponsorship of the KV Zurich Business School is divided into two parts. While the Middle Schools and Vocational Training Office of the Canton of Zurich is responsible for the pedagogical area, the school's strategy is determined by the school council.

The rector is responsible for coordinating all organizational and operational issues .

The Zurich Commercial Association, the cantonal section of the Swiss Commercial Association, is responsible for operations and infrastructure . He is also the owner of the school buildings .

Web links

Commons : Zurich KV Business School  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Annual report | KV Zurich. Retrieved June 28, 2020 .
  2. B-profile | KV Zurich. Retrieved June 28, 2020 .
  3. E-profile | KV Zurich. Retrieved June 28, 2020 .
  4. M-profile | KV Zurich. Retrieved June 28, 2020 .