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BSL - Business School Lausanne:
Business School Lausanne (BSL), a leading innovator in business education with entrepreneurial spirit, is committed to practical and pragmatic learning. Part of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools and with ISO 9001 certification, BSL is ranked 3rd in Switzerland and 40th among “Top European Business Schools” in an employer choice based ratings system, implemented by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Limited). Studying at BSL is an interactive and engaging learning experience. Small classes of up to 20 students work in professional partnership with the faculty to solve real business challenges. English is the language of instruction at BSL.

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Undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered include:

BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program:

BSL offers an intense, two-year accelerated BBA Program, designed for motivated and determined students wishing to join the business world as soon as possible.

Placing a value on the practical side of business, our program emphasizes case studies and class participation. BBA students are determined to succeed and possess the capacity for hard work. At BSL, their creativity and individuality facilitate the exchange of ideas in what we call pragmatic learning. The accelerated BBA program requires a commitment to two academic years, each consisting of four unique 10-week terms, equaling 40 weeks of in-class presence. Start dates are February and September of each year.

MSc Finance with Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Degree Program:
The BSL MSc in Finance is a truly innovative academic program integrating preparation for the Level 1 Chartered Financial Anaylst (CFA) examination. It is meant for students who want to embrace a career in Investment Banking or more generally in financial community.

In the BSL Finance program, students will be trained in general business before going into the specifics of Finance. All CFA modules will be covered to prepare for the CFA examinations. Each module involves 40 hours classroom time with 20 modules in total. In the second year, students will write a 25,000 words thesis (100 pages approximately).

2 years - 20 modules given over 11 months (Sept – July) and 12 months of Thesis with the possibility to do an internship. There are two intakes per year September or February.

MSc in Global Marketing Degree Program:
The BSL MSc in Global Marketing is a truly innovative program built around new technologies. It is meant for students who want to embrace a career as Brand Managers, Account Directors, Marketing consultants or Advertising managers. It is a marketing degree where you will be trained in general business before going into the specifics of Marketing. We have put a strong emphasis on technology in Marketing with courses in Internet Marketing and Direct Marketing. Each module involves 40 hours classroom time.

1 years - 15 modules given over 9 months (Sept – July) including an International Marketing Project There are two intakes per year: September or February.

Master in International Business Degree Program:

The BSL MIB is designed for students who are too young to pursue an MBA but wish to pursue an MBA type program. Students on the MIB are not sure about which Business field they want to work in but want the option to join a global corporation and embrace an international career.

It is an International Business degree where you will be trained in all areas of Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Global Trade, Negotiation, Business Ethics, Economics, and Business Law.  Modules are delivered using case studies methodology. Each module involves 40 hours classroom time with 20 modules in total.
20 modules given over 11 months and 12 months of Thesis with the possibility to do an internship. There are two intakes every year: September and February.

MSc in Management Program:
The MSc in Management provides an integrative understanding and a holistic approach to important management tasks which will enable students to develop a leadership mindset and management skills related to a broad range of businesses. The program employs a set of innovative learning tools and methods that prepares graduates to succeed in a dynamic, global and diverse business environment.

The MSc in Management is aimed at recent graduates with 0-2 years of work experience who have the motivation and desire to build a strong foundation for a career in business. The program is designed for high performing individuals interested in entering leadership roles and broadening their business perspective.

A Management degree, the MSc in Management adopts an integrated and practical learning approach through challenging case studies, interactive workshops and group assignments. It provides you with a thorough grounding in business fundamentals and covers core topics such as Management, Management Consulting, Project Management, Human resources Management, Operations management.

MSc in Luxury Management
The Master of Science (MSc) in Luxury Management is an innovative program designed to give students a solid business background with a specialization in the luxury industry. The program has been devised by academics and luxury business professionals, and prepares students to tackle the various issues that luxury brands are facing in a rapidly changing world.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive the MSc in Luxury Management degree, supported by leading luxury companies across the world. Graduates will be able to pursue a career in operations, finance, marketing and communications in a luxury company.

Completed in 2 years – the MSc in Luxury Management includes 20 modules given over 11 months and 12 months of a thesis with an internship possibility. Each module involves 40 hours of classroom time

MBA: Master of Business Adminsitration Degree Program
BSL offers a modular, one-year Master’s program designed to meet the demands of today’s competitive and global business environment. In addition to case studies and interactive lectures, the BSL MBA program includes an applied Management Report where students must apply academic skills to a concrete business situation. This pragmatic approach prepares MBA students to successfully manage a business and overcome unexpected challenges. The program may also be taken part-time allowing for a flexible completion date, taking between 1.5 and 3 year to complete.

Executive MBA Degree Program
The BSL Executive MBA Program brings together executives from many different sectors of business. All share the desire to improve their problem-solving capabilities in a rapidly changing business world. BSL’s pragmatic approach provides an atmosphere for high quality discussions among professionals who encounter similar business problems. The resulting effects are exciting, stimulating, and highly conducive to rapidly broadening their experience.

The program follows an 18 month modular formal with classes on Saturdays and in 3-day workshops for the first year and a Real-Life Mangement report, elective courses in Leadership in the final six months.

DBA: Doctor of Business Administration Degree Program
The BSL DBA program is specifically designed for successful business practitioners interested in applying their knowledge and experience to the intellectual exercise of business research. BSL’s doctorate program takes into account the practicality of business. In other fields the doctorate is often earned by the proposition of theories that explain experimental observations. However, in the pace of modern business, theories must be more than just explained—they must be successfully undertaken and profitably implemented. BSL’s Doctorate in Business Administration challenges candidates to develop business theories into practical proposals.

The BSL DBA is awarded on the basis of a thesis written under the guidance of a senior member of the BSL faculty. Though a candidate is free to choose a DBA thesis topic, we favor research that encourages business and management to embrace its responsibility, favoring issues involving practical considerations in ethics, sustainability, professional development, governance and alternative business models.

Executive Education

Diploma in Sustainable Business
The 1-year executive program leads to a joint degree of a “Diploma in Advanced Studies in Sustainable Business” from BSL and the University of St. Gallen in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It represents 30 ECTS credits and falls under the category of Diploma of Advanced Studies.

The Diploma in Sustainable Business brings together experts from IWö-HSG’s renowned Institute for Economy and the Environment, specialists in interdisciplinary learning and training from BSL and business and sustainability professionals from the WBCSD. The year-long course addresses global sustainability challenges, explores their strategic implications and assesses their impacts via lectures, corporate visits, exchanges with NGOs and outdoors sessions.

Modules are taught by accomplished leaders from academia, government, non-governmental organizations and business leaders. The Diploma in Sustainable Business is aimed at participants who want to develop their skills in the sustainability field, integrate sustainability into their existing area of responsibility or become sustainability experts.There are three learning dimensions incorporated in the program’s content: global challenges, strategic implications, business impact.

The program provides participants with a broad understanding of global sustainability issues and equips them with practical skills to develop and implement sustainability-oriented solutions in organizations stretching from businesses to NGOs and social ventures.

Management Training Seminars
BSL provides executive education for working professionals through its fully accredited MBA program. Designed in collaboration with leading CEOs and HR directors, BSL’s MBA modules are given as separate 3-day Management Training Seminars and provide a cost-effective way for professionals to advance their management and leadership skills.

Upon completion of each seminar, participants get MBA credits (which may be applied towards an MBA degree) and practical knowledge delivered by a multidisciplinary team of professors, who are all acting professionals with contemporary and accomplished business acumen.

BSL’s seminars cover wide range of topics to support working professionals and managers gain leadership skills and advance in their area of business:

Effective Self-Management
Strategic Thinking for General Manager
Successful Negotiations
Project Management
Leading Change & Turn-around Management

Corporate Finance
Finance for Entrepreneurs

Effective Marketing
Marketing Essentials
Competitive Positioning

Strategic Communications
Advanced Communications Skills
Advanced Teamwork & Cooperation Skills

Human Ressources
Developing & Managing Others

Corporate Social Responsibility
Creating Sustainable Value

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IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland
Courses / Programs
Located in Luzern, north-central Switzerland, IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland is one of the global leaders in hospitality education. We provide a range of internationally-recognized undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of hospitality, tourism and events management. Our programs are taught in English to students from throughout Switzerland and around the world. We offer our accredited courses at certificate, diploma, and bachelor degree level, as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. 

Established in 1991, we are one of the oldest Hotel Management Schools in Switzerland. In addition, we are among the very few Hotel Schools which is 100% Swiss owned. IMI has various accreditations, memberships and validation agreements. At IMI, all our courses are validated by our British academic partner, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Our highly specialized hospitality and tourism management institution provides opportunities for talented individuals from around the world to take up professional positions in the world’s largest industry. In any one semester at IMI, there are around 35 different nationalities represented.

Student Testimonial:
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ABMS Education Group Switzerland
Courses / Programs
Based in Zurich, ABMS is one of the leading education groups in Switzerland with up to 240 online / distance learning study programs available. We provide courses in Business & Management, Hospitality, Languages, Healthcare, Arts and Humanities, Science, Computing & ICT, Engineering and Technology, Education, Social Sciences, Mathematics, and International Studies among others.

In addition to the sound knowledge you would receive from the school, your skills would be honed in your field and you would find it easy to work with other people around the world.
Online Certificate, Diploma & Degree Courses:

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Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
Courses / Programs
Study amidst the stunning Swiss Alps and earn your degree or diploma in hospitality management with Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland. We offer undergraduate and graduate hospitality management diploma and degree programs, taught entirely in English, to suit different backgrounds and career goals. Our courses combine hands-on learning and internship experiences with management theory.  

Since 1954, Les Roches has been forming the future leaders of the hospitality industry. Les Roches’ reputation and industry presence earned it the position as one of the top three hospitality schools in the world for an international career. 

Every year, Les Roches educates and facilitates internships for nearly 1,400 students. On campus, our students from more than 90 countries learn, live, work  and have fun together in events and excursions  like one big family.

Les Roches is accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). Les Roches is one of only three schools in Switzerland to hold this University level accreditation.
Management Diploma Course:
- Diploma in Hotel Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Courses:
- BBA in Global Hospitality Management
- BBA  in International Hotel Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs:
- MBA In Hospitality Management With Finance
- MBA In Hospitality Management With Marketing

Postgraduate Diploma Programs
- Postgraduate Diploma In International Hospitality Administration
- Postgraduate Higher Diploma In International Hospitality Management
Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS)
Courses / Programs
Located in Luzern in north-central Switzerland, Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) is an accredited hospitality management school. We offer high-quality undergraduate diploma and degree courses in the fields of hospitality management and culinary management as well as an MBA in Hospitality and Global Management to students from Switzerland and around the world.

BHMS is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland chain of schools which is a world-renowned learning organisation, with specialisation in hotel management being offered exclusively at BHMS in Luzern. Here, a selected group of approximately 200 students per year have the opportunity to prepare themselves for the hospitality opportunities available in the world's fastest growing market and career segment - the Service Sector.

Switzerland is perfectly situated in the centre of Europe, bordered by France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein, and is an internationally recognized destination for students seeking top quality education in Business & Hospitality Management. Luzern is conveniently located less than a 1 hour drive from Zurich and approximately 2.5 hours drive from Geneva.
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Hospitality Management Programs
- Diploma in Hospitality Management (1 yr)
- Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management (2 yrs)
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel & Hospitality Management (3 yrs)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (1 yr)
- MBA in Global Management & Hospitality Management (2 yrs)
EU Business School, Switzerland & Online Globally
Courses / Programs
• Established in 1973, EU Business School (EU) is an international, triple-accredited business school that provides business administration, management, and finance programs taught in English at undergraduate and graduate level.

• Taught by international faculty who are experts in their fields, our practical and hands-on Bachelor and Masters programs include management theory and case studies.

• We offer high quality teaching, a competitive learning environment and a network of campuses in different countries. This broad network allows students to participate in inter-campus exchanges in: Spain, Switzerland, Germany, UK, USA, Russia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia & Taiwan.

• We combine the U.S. university model with top European management practices to provide our students with the necessary tools to be successful in the international business world.

• EU's campus is situated in the beautiful city of Geneva, a truly international city making it an ideal place to study international management. The city is host to the United Nations, and many multinationals are located in the region due to the excellent logistical network and central location of Geneva at the heart of Europe, one hour by air from major European cities.


"EU not only met my expectations, it even surpassed them. I feel I made the right choice and I would recommend it to anyone."
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Business & Management Courses in Switzerland
Taught in English

BA (Hons) in Business in one of 7 pathways
• BA (Hons) in Business; (Management); (Project Management); (HR Management); (Law); (Cloud Computing); (Information Systems).

• BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
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Communication & Public Relations; Leisure & Tourism Management; International Relations; Sports Management
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• BS - Bachelor of Science in Business Finance

Master's Degree / MBA Programs

Online Business Programs
: Bachelor, Masters Degrees, MBA
IMD Business School
Courses / Programs
IMD Business School, located on the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland, is one of the world’s top ranked business schools offering over 20 open-enrollment executive development programs, including intensive MBA and Executive MBA programs, as well as company-specific partnership programs. We offer pioneering and collaborative solutions to your business requirements and encourage an open attitude towards learning and growth. Our expert faculty delivers cutting-edge knowledge based on relevant, innovative and rigorous research. Our unique real world, real learning approach enables executives to immediately apply new insights. By challenging boundaries, together we can redefine ambitions and realize performance breakthroughs.

Every year, we welcome thousands of business leaders from around the world to our global meeting place in Lausanne, Switzerland. IMD Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Master of Business Administration (MBA):
- The IMD MBA program develops leaders who can move their businesses forward.
- Duration 1 year

Executive MBA (EMBA):
- Major themes are: business fundamentals, globalization, leadership, strategy and execution
- Timing is flexible, spreading 16.5 weeks out of the office, and 40+ weeks of distance learning over a minimum of 15 months

Other Programs Include:
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