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Business Administration / MBA Programs in Switzerland

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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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A multidisciplinary team of professors delivers innovative and demanding lectures and modules. All are currently working business professionals and incorporate today’s challenges into their lectures – combining real-life experience with classroom learning.

Business Administration Degree Programs:

Photo of Business Administration / MBA Programs in Switzerland- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program with 3 different options: 2-year Accelerated program; 3-year program with an internship option; 3-year program with a triple degree from BSL, Dublin Business School and Liverpool John Moore University
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program
- Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program
- Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree program

The BSL MBA and Executive MBA were designed in collaboration with leading CEOs and HR directors to ensure that the program prepares participants with the relevent skills and knowledge to become effective and pragmatic business leaders. They follow a modular format, which allows flexibility for students. MBA full-time program is completed in 1 year and includes a real-life Management Report. The BSL DBA is awarded on the basis of a thesis written under the guidance of a senior faculty member.

Specialized Master's Degree Programs:

- Master of Science (MSc) in Finance:

An integral part of the Masters of Finance program is the preparation for the level 1 Chartered Financil Analyst (CFA) certification. The CFA charter is known as the top standard of professional qualification and is a key advantage to students wishing to purse a career in finance or investment banking.

- Executive Master of Science in Finance with CFA preparation
BSL’s Executive MSc in Finance offers preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I certification. CFA charter holders are certified financial experts who have completed a rigorous and a globally recognized training curriculum which is great advantage for professionals who seek to strengthen their knowledge in finance and boost their career advancement. 

- Master in International Business (MIB):
Upon completion of the MIB, and provided all the modules have been successfully completed, students will receive the Strategic Management & Leadership diploma from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) - a leading international body that provides qualifications for managers.

- Master of Science (MSc) in Global Marketing
The BSL MSc in Global Marketing is a truly innovative program built around new technologies and a Project in International Marketing where students can practice what they have learned. It is designed for students wishing to pursue a career as Brand Managers, Account Directors, Marketing Consultants or Advertising Managers for global companies.

- Master of Science (MSc) in Management

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.

- Master of Science (MSc) in Luxury Management

The 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.

Executive Education:

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- 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.

- 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.

Internationally Diverse:

An international student body represented by more than 40 nationalities enhances cross-cultural perspectives and provides an appreciation for cultural diversity. Only by exploring different approaches, will innovative and creative solutions be found – so necessary in today’s international business arena. Participants are challenged to move out of their “comfort zone” with an open mind and flexible attitude in order to competently solve problems and make informed and effective decisions. Small class sizes, with a balanced cultural mix, contribute to the interactive and participative educational environment.

Accreditation & Recognition:

Photos of BSL - Business School LausanneBSL is recognized among the Top 200 Global business schools (QS 2011/2012) and in the leading business schools in Europe.

Adapting to the needs of a rapidly changing business environment, BSL regularly evaluates and evolves its degree programs based on their effectiveness. BSL’s quality and commitment to excellence have been widely recognized. In 1996 BSL became the first business school in Europe to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). BSL was also awarded in 2004 with ISO 9001 certification by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) .

In addition, BSL is the first business school in Switzerland to offer students an opportunity to attain membership to the prestigious international honor society, Delta Mu Delta. Combined, ACBSP accreditation, ISO 9001 certification and Delta Mu Delta membership add significant value to BSL degrees.

Student Testimonials:

Picture of Business Administration / MBA Programs in Switzerland"Studying at BSL gave me an edge over other colleagues in my organization. It helped me face interviews with greater confidence, and has given me strong business know-how. A real-time approach towards education engrained in the values of the school creates an excellent support structure that makes it stand out among other MBA programs. I am very glad to have learned not to just be a manager, but also an efficient time keeper always looking for change. If again given a chance, I would love to go through their pragmatic program which undergoes continuous updating. I am very grateful to the school and it’s faculty for what I have learned and for who I am today." - Dipak Nirmalkumar, (Indian) MBA 2010 Graduate

"BSL has provided me a unique and relevant setting to obtain my MBA. To study business in Lausanne, Switzerland means to have the opportunity to network and build lasting relationships with global players—and not only in a class room setting, but also in relation to the many international corporations in the area. The international experience and global perspective that my classmates have brought with them has afforded me the privilege to leave my comfort zone and assess situations with an outlook that I would have not considered in a different setting. I am more than confident that my degree from BSL will act as a strong assent for any future endeavors I should take on in the realm of business." - Cristina Giampaolo, (Canadian) MBA 2010 Graduate

Location and Accommodation :

Respected throughout the world for its banking and commercial infrastructure, Switzerland is headquarters for many international companies and the seat of several world organizations. Located in the Greater Lausanne area near the University of Lausanne and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL), this area is becoming an increasingly vibrant study environment for local and international students alike. The school is easily accessible by public transportation and just 30 minutes by road from Geneva and its international airport.
A wide variety of accommodation is available for students. BSL administration provides assistance in finding suitable accommodation.

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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:
- Family Business Programs
- Partnership Programs
- Open Enrollment Programs
IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland
Courses / Programs
IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland is a leading hotel management school in Switzerland offering a selection of internationally-recognised certificate, diploma and bachelor degree programs in the areas of tourism, hospitality, culinary arts and events management, as well as MBA programs. 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. The language of instruction is English.

IMI is located in Lucerne in north-central Switzerland (a German-speaking region of Switzerland), ideally situated only an hour's drive from Zurich, in the centre of Europe. The closest international airport is in Zurich, with connections to cities around the world. Lucerne is served by excellent road and rail links, and just 180km from Geneva and 65km from Berne.

IMI has various accreditations, memberships and validation agreements. At IMI, all our courses are validated by our British academic partner, Manchester Metropolitan University. This ensures the highest quality assurance standards are met.

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."
- Leslie, USA
* Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Hotel Management; International Tourism & Events Management & more

* Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Mgmt

* Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management; IMI Luzern MBA 

* IMI Higher Diploma Courses

* Diploma in International Hotel & Tourism Mgmt

* Certificate in International Hotel & Tourism Mgmt
Geneva Business School (GBS)
Courses / Programs
Geneva Business School (GBS) provides an outstanding international environment for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates in every dimension of student life in Geneva, Switzerland. Our business administration and finance degree programmes are tailored to meet this century’s complex global challenges. English is the language of instruction. Course curriculum is designed with the real world in mind to create the most practical and innovative education possible.

Geneva Business School has received specialized accreditation for its business programmes through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. Our faculty members are highly experienced and are specialists in the field that they teach.

Geneva Business School classes are scaled to sizes which encourage a higher quality interaction between students and faculty. Our new Career Support Center has been founded on our dedication to seeing our students get the most from their studies both in and beyond the classroom.

Geneva International Airport is located 4 km north-west of the city, providing easy access to and from other international cities in Europe and around the world.
Bachelor's degree programmes:
- Bachelor in Finance (BF)
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
- Dual Degree programmes with ESC Chambéry (France)

Master's degree programmes:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Science Degree in Finance (MsF)
- European Master programme in International Private Banking (EMIB)
- Dual Degree programmes with ESC Chambéry (France)

Doctorate programmes: Each specific field of research at doctorate level is represented by a separate department.
SBS - Swiss Business School, Zurich
Courses / Programs
Swiss Business School (SBS) is a fully-accredited international business school in Zurich, Switzerland that provides undergraduate and graduate business degree programs, which are taught in the English language. We are dedicated to preparing students from around the world for careers of the global economy in International Management, Finance, Marketing and other fields.

We are a quality-driven niche player. We teach state of the art theory, immerse students in international experiences, and connect them to best practice in business. Participants in our programs learn much more than management theory and practice; they acquire new ways of thinking that can profoundly change their lives and the success of their organization.

SBS Swiss Business School is fully accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), a US Specialized Accrediting Body for Business & Business-Related Degree Programs at the Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Levels in Colleges and Universities. Zurich is the financial and economic capital of Switzerland, at the heart of Europe. It is only one hour by air from London, Paris, Brussels or Berlin.
BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration Program
MBA - Master of Business Administration Program
Flex MBA - Master of Business Administration Program
Executive MBA - Executive Master of Business Administration Program
Distance Learning MBA Program
DBA - Doctor of Business Administration
AAE - Accelerated Adult Education Program
Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS), Luzern
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of the beautiful city of Luzern in north-central Switzerland, Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) is an accredited hospitality management school. We provide high-quality diploma and degree courses in the fields of culinary management and hospitality management to Swiss students and international students. The language of instruction for all of our programs is English.

Through hands-on training and classroom learning, BHMS Culinary Management programs develop students' contemporary skills in food preparation and presentation, a la carte cuisine, pastry and desserts and kitchen management. You will acquire all the fundamental skills necessary to work in the world's fine dining establishments in one of the fastest growing industries. Our programs include paid industry internships so you gain practical work experience.

Luzern (Lucerne) is conveniently located less than a 1 hour drive from Zurich and approximately 2.5 hours drive from Geneva. Luzern is situated on the most important route between north and south, and connected with the Swiss train network in six directions.
Culinary Management Programs
- Diploma in Culinary Management (6-12 months)
- Advanced Diploma in Culinary Management (6-12 months)
- Associate Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship (12 months)

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)
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