The Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS) has a typically innovative character resulting from the collaboration between three diverse and complementary areas of competence: economic-business, social and health care. The objectives of the new Department are to strengthen the profiles associated with these three areas of competence, respecting the identities and professional features of each sector, further promoting interdisciplinary collaboration in contexts that will assume vital importance in the coming years.

DEASS conducts Bachelor’s programmes in Nursing, Business Administration, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work, and Master’s programmes in Business Administration and Travail social. With a view to extending its services to a greater territory, the Department also has a branch in Landquart, in Canton Graubünden, where the bachelor’s programme in Physiotherapy is conducted in German.

A key feature of the educational experience consists of the systematic and interdisciplinary approach aimed at preparing well-trained and proficient professional operators for the financial, social and healthcare fields, who can respond appropriately to market requirements and user needs, constantly adapting to new and increasingly more complex financial, healthcare and social scenarios.

In addition to its Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses, the Department also runs Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning's programmes, conducts applied research projects and delivers services. All Departmental activities are epitomised by the added value created as a result of operating in a context in which the professionalizing aspect is accompanied by that of academic and scientific rigour.

In executing its mandate, the Department pays full respect to fundamental and guiding values, such as: focus on individuality and relationships, accessibility of education, equal opportunities and autonomy. Moreover, all action taken is consistent with the stated values of SUPSI: strength, originality, multidisciplinarity, partnership, internationality, territory and innovation.

The creation of a working environment based on transparency and high-quality relationships is supported by focussing specifically on the personal development of staff and students, and on enhancing the ethical and cultural aspects of each person.