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1. European University
Courses / Programs
With campuses in Geneva and Montreux, European University (EU) Switzerland is part of the EU network of business schools which are recognized worldwide for the excellence of its students and faculty. Established in 1973, EU provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, management, and finance, which are taught in English to students from around the world.

Recognized as one of the world's top international business schools, EU is accredited by the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs) and CEEMAN (Central & East European Management Development Association). The bachelor's and master's programs offered by EU Switzerland are also accredited by IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education).

Our campuses in Geneva and Montreux offer strong academic credentials combined with real work experience. Geneva is a truly international city, based at the heart of Europe, making it an ideal place to study international management. The city is host to the United Nations and specialized agencies such as the World Trade Organization. Many multinationals are located in the region due to the excellent logistical network and the central location of Geneva which is only one hour by air from major European cities. Montreux is a one hour drive from Geneva on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) crowned by the majestic Alps.
EU offers management, business and finance programs taught in English at Business Foundation (BF), Bachelor's (BBA/BA/BS), Master's (MBA) & Doctoral (DBA) level.

EU also provides the possibility to specialize in different fields of management education, e.g. International Business, International Relations, International Marketing, Communication & Public Relations, Leisure & Tourism Management, Sports Management, Global Banking & Finance, Entrepreneurship, E-Business & Human Resources Management.

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2. IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1991, IMI University Centre - International Management Institute Switzerland is a leading hotel management school in Lucerne, north-central Switzerland. We offer a range of internationally-recognised certificate, diploma and degree courses in the fields of Swiss hotel management, international hospitality, tourism, culinary arts and events management. You can go from Certificate to BA honours in only 2.5 years, or choose from one of our prestigious MBAs.

All courses are taught in English, but you can also learn French, Spanish and German as part of the syllabus. We promise to find job opportunities for all our graduates, and offer a paid practical training after every semester either in Switzerland or abroad. 

IMI educates and trains talented individuals from around the globe to take up professional positions in the world’s largest industry. IMI programmes are validated by our academic partner, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK, ensuring the highest quality assurance standards.

Located in the centre of Europe, Lucerne is only an hour's drive from Zurich (which has the closest international airport with connections to cities all over the world).

Student Testimonial:
"I learned more in these 6 months..than I learned in my 4 years at a top hospitality university in the USA. The MBA program has fully prepared me to be a leader in the industry..I HIGHLY recommend IMI as the Hospitality University of choice."
- MBA programs: IMI Luzern MBA; International Hospitality Management

- Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Management

- Bachelor Degree in International Hotel Mgmt; International Tourism & Events Mgmt & more

- IMI Higher Diploma Courses

- Diploma in International Hotel & Tourism Management

- Certificate in International Hotel & Tourism Management

- English courses for international students

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3. Walden University - International (Online)
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Minnesota in the U.S., Walden University is an accredited global leader in student-centered online education, and attracts a community of extraordinary students and faculty from Switzerland & around the world.

Walden is the flagship online university of the Laureate International Universities network, a global network of more than 55 online and campus-based universities in 27 countries. The network includes more than 600,000 students across Asia, Europe, Latin America, North Africa, the Middle East & North America.

Walden University International offers frequent start dates to over 75 online PhD, Doctorate, Master's & Bachelor degree programswith 385 specializations and concentrations in the fields of Business & Management, Education, Healthcare, Health Information Systems, Public Administration, Public Policy, Psychology, and IT.

Our quality online programs feature nationally recognized experts and accomplished faculty members.

Testimonial:
“I chose Walden University because of its reputation for providing a quality master’s degree program that fosters growth in its students both in academics and in leadership.”
Valerie, M.S. in Education Graduate

Survey:
According to results from a 2011 Walden graduate survey
- close to 85% of students are working full time or are self-employed
- more then half of the graduates who responded said Walden helped them gain a promotion at work
-Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
-Master of Social Work
-MS in Public Health
-MS in Health Informatics
-MS in Healthcare Admin.
-MS in Health Ed. & Promotion
-MS In Education
-MS in Public Administration
-MS in Clinical Psychology
-MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
-MS in Early Childhood Studies
-PhD in Management
-PhDs in Education; Criminal Justice; Public Health; PPA
-PhDs in Psychology (excl. Counseling & Clinical Psychology specializations)
-Doctorate in IT (D.I.T.)
-DBA
-Ed.D.
-DNP
Updated: 2014-09-18
Updated: 2014-09-18
4. University of Liverpool, Online
Courses / Programs
University of Liverpool (UOL) offers Online Master's & Doctorate degree courses to Swiss & international students in the fields of Business Administration, Management, Finance, Information Technology, Psychology, Public Health, Education, and Law.

Since its foundation in 1881, UOL has produced eight Nobel Prize winners. This academic excellence is one reason why almost three thousand professionals from more than 175 countries have chosen it for their 100% online Master's or Doctorate degrees. They also recognise that the University’s exclusive partnership with e-Learning experts Laureate Online Education provides a uniquely global perspective and stimulating educational experience.

Outstanding Reputation - The Financial Times has ranked the University of Liverpool among the top 10 UK universities in terms of annual research income; and it is the 15th largest research university in the UK. The University is also one of the top 25 universities in England according to the latest Times Higher Education Supplement University World Rankings.

Many countries, including the US and Canada, accept the standard of degrees awarded by UK universities as equivalent to their own.
- Doctor of Education (Higher Education EdD)
- Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
- MBA program
- MSc in Management
- MSc in Mgmt (Oil & Gas)
- MSc in Information Systems Mgmt
- MSc in Project Management (IT)
- MSc in International Accounting & Finance
- MSc in Corporate Finance
- MSc in Marketing
- MSc in HR Mgmt
- MSc in IT
- MSc in Computer Security
- MSc in Software Engineering
- MSc in Internet Systems
- MSc in Clinical Research
- MSc in Applied Psychology
- Master of Public Health
- LLM International Business Law
- LLM in Int. Finance & Banking Law
5. Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS), Lucerne
Courses / Programs
Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS), in Lucerne, north-central Switzerland, is an accredited hospitality management school offering diploma, bachelor degree and postgraduate courses in Hospitality and Culinary Management including a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in Global Management & Hospitality Management. The language of instruction in all courses is English.

Industry training is an integral part of our study programs. We provide one paid work placement / internship training assignment per year in a business that has been carefully selected as a training venue. In addition, BHMS works with numerous international placement agencies that specialize in placing graduated students in Europe, Asia and North America.

BHMS is located on the shore of Lake Lucerne and in the heart of Lucerne city which is traditionally considered first and foremost as a tourist destination. This unique city is perfect for any international student who is looking for an experience of studying in Switzerland and to be well prepared for an ever challenging global career. Lucerne station enjoys excellent links to the rest of Switzerland via rail services operated by SBB and Zentralbahn.
Hospitality Management & Culinary Management Courses:
- Diploma in Hospitality Management (1 yr)
- Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management (2 yrs)
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel & Hospitality Management (3 yrs)
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- MBA in Global Management & Hospitality Management (24 months)
- Diploma in Culinary Management (6-12 months)
- Advanced Diploma in Culinary Management (6-12 months)
- Associate Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship (12 months)

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6. World Peace Academy - Swiss Centre for Peace Studies, Basel
Courses / Programs
Based in the heart of Basel, Switzerland, on the French-Swiss border, The World Peace Academy runs a full-time postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies Programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation. Our institution is dedicated to peace both as a right and a duty. Those who participate in our educational programmes learn to recognize their duty to work for peace so as to promote the right to peace for all. We are a NGO affiliated with the University of Basel, which accredits our programme and issues our diplomas.

Students can begin the programme either in March, June or September each year. The MAS programme is accredited by the University of Basel, which issues the diploma. It is also possible to obtain an Advanced Certificate in Peace and Conflict Transformation for 12 weeks of courses. All courses on the MAS/Certificate are taught in English by leading specialists in their field from around the world.

The "World Peace Academy - Swiss Centre for Peace Studies" (WPA) is an educational institution that aims to promote a global culture of peace through the development of an innovative peace education programme and the education of experts and multipliers who can take their knowledge into the field, where it matters most.
9-month Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Peace and Conflict Transformation:

The program consists of 10 modules: Peace and Conflict Research; Conflict Transformation & Peace-building; Mediation & Communication; International Relations & International Law; From National to Human Security; Peace Education & Ethics; Human Rights, Gender & Democratization; Sustainable Development & Its Contributions to Peace; Peace Culture, Religions & the Media; Development of Key Competencies for Peace Workers.
7. Geneva Graduate School of Governance
Courses / Programs
The Geneva Graduate School of Governance (GGSG) in Geneva, Switzerland, is a bilingual English and French higher education institution of governance studies, international development and social sciences. English is the main teaching language. GGSG offers international students a choice of both campus-based & online graduate degree programs including 2-year master's degree programs & 1-year graduate certificates in fields such as Risk & Disaster Management, Management of Energy & Natural Resources and more, as well as intensive training periods. We also offer Ph.Ds in substantive fields related to international relations, governance, security, societal trends & more.

The education offered is geared towards international careers in both the public and private sectors, will give pride of place to leadership development, communication skills, practice and action to promote prompt sizing up of situations and sound decision-making.

Geneva provides easy access to and from other international cities in Europe and around the world via Geneva International Airport, which is located 4 km (2 miles) north-west of the city and has direct connections to motorways, bus lines and railways.
Residential (campus-based) and online graduate education programs include:

- Master's (MA) Degree Programs (2 years)
- Graduate Certificate Programs (1 year)

Areas of specialization include:
* Risk & Disaster Management
* Management of Energy & Natural Resources
* Labour Management & Migration
* International Governance, Trade and Development
* Conflict Management and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

- Ph.D Programs: Subjects include Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Law & Management
8. Dual Degree Executive MBA in Asset and Wealth Management in Switzerland & USA
Courses / Programs
HEC Lausanne at the University of Lausanne, and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh offer a 12-week Executive MBA program in Asset and Wealth Management. Tuition is spread over 20 months and two continents, and will be given in alternance between Switzerland (Lausanne) and the US (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). This Dual Degree Executive MBA will give business executives the in-depth financial and investment management expertise required to compete at the highest levels. This program targets executives with 10-15 years experience in the financial services industry.

This dual degree program will grant two Executive MBA in Asset and Wealth Management, one from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and one from HEC Lausanne at the University of Lausanne. This innovative program gives participants access to a range of top-flight academics and experienced practitioners. The modular structure, where classroom units last for two weeks, allows professionals from around the world to participate. This international mix of talented executives also builds a global network of contacts – invaluable assets in today’s interconnected world.
Dual Degree Executive MBA in Asset and Wealth Management

This specialized Executive MBA will be divided into 6 two-week module classes spread over 20 months. Teaching will be given in alternance between the 2 continents: Switzerland and the USA.

Application deadline: February 1 for an intake in May

Fee: USD 80,000

Non-refundable application fee: CHF/USD 200

Curriculum Building Blocks

- Foundations and the Global Environment
- Achieving Returns
- Aligning Returns with Objectives
- Managing the business
9. International Organizations MBA at the University of Geneva (IOMBA)
Courses / Programs
The University of Geneva's International Organizations MBA (IOMBA) is a unique MBA programme that prepares professionals for careers in the increasingly interconnected fields of international governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and companies that work with these institutions. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, and taught fully in English, the IOMBA is an accredited intensive 13-month programme consisting of a ten-month academic curriculum and a three-month internship or consultancy project within an IO, NGO or a Social Enterprise.

The core academic curriculum consists of 24 modules structured into three complementary sections: Global Context, Business Fundamentals, and International Organization Management.

Delivery is through a mix of lectures, case-studies, and field research, and students are encouraged to define and pursue individual interests.
Global Context:
- Debating World Politics
- International Law
- Public-Private Partnerships
- International Economics
- Business Engagement in Society

Business Fundamentals:
- Business Strategy in the Global Environment
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Business Risk and analysis

International Organization Management:
- Management Across Cultures
- The Dynamics of Conflict and Negotiations
- Leadership and Strategic Change
& more...
10. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Courses / Programs
Located in the cosmopolitan city of Geneva, Switzerland, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is a leading institution of research and higher education dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the fields of international relations and development issues. Each year the Graduate Institute awards a significant number of scholarships to Master and PhD students from around the world.

The Graduate Institute offers a range of master's degree courses and PhD programs in the fields of international affairs, development studies, international economics, political science, international law, international economics and international history. We provide a bilingual English-French working environment and are home to a diverse and vibrant group of students and faculty from all over the world. The Institute has a long-standing reputation of excellence and shares strong ties with the international and non-governmental organisations in Geneva.

Geneva provides easy access to and from other international cities in Europe and around the world via Geneva International Airport and our excellent motorways, bus lines and railways.
Master's Degree Courses:
- International Affairs
- Development Studies
- Anthropology and Sociology of Development
- International Law
- International Economics
- International History
- International Relations / Political Science

PhD Degree Courses:
- Anthropology and Sociology of Development
- International Law
- Development Economics
- International Economics
- International History
- International Relations / Political Science

We also offer Executive Education programs for working professionals.
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