The Department of Banking and Finance (DBF) is part of the University of Zurich. It scores among the leading Banking & Finance Departments in Europe, well connected with our counterparts worldwide. It aims at world class research in banking and finance. The research is relevant to industry, policy, and society as a whole. DBF possesses broad expert competences in the disciplines of banking, corporate finance, financial economics, and quantitative finance. We achieve our goals by appointing outstanding and internationally recognized scientists, creating the best possible research conditions, and promoting young talents. DBF offers bachelor, master and doctoral programs, complemented by various professional development programs. Our teaching is state of the art, both in terms of academic content and didactical means. DBF places great emphasis on an inter-disciplinary approach. We encourage critical, analytical, and creative thinking. DBF fosters value-oriented reflective capabilities, as well as global consciousness, social responsibility, and ethical awareness.