Why Business Administration?
The AUS Bachelor of Business Administration program provides students with hands-on experience via internships and through close links to the industry. At the same time, students benefit from a holistic approach that encompasses Ethics, Law, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship while developing creativity, communication, and team building. Professors who work within their field of specialization provide guidance throughout and assist students in embarking on their tailored career path.
Whilst at AUS, students will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to launch their careers in the modern business environment. Every professor is actively engaged in successful business ventures. This applied experience is in stark contrast to many university professors focused solely on theory or outdated methodologies.
The curriculum links cutting-edge business theory to practical experience as students are guided to solve real-world challenges. This environment emphasizes collaboration and team building alongside healthy competition.
At AUS, top-tier internationally diverse classmates come together, share professional experiences, and form groups of team players where mutual commitment and joint accountability lead to highly effective teams. Beyond the depth and breadth of knowledge gained in the classroom, the life-long connections developed while attending AUS will be of immeasurable value.
To this end, we require and actively support internship placement, on-site company visits, and executive mentoring. With our vast network of contacts at nearby, world-renowned corporate headquarters, students are sure to find opportunities tailored to meet their specific needs.
Type: Undergraduate Degree
Duration: 36 months
Start Date: September, January, April
Location: La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
Study Mode: Full-time
ECTS Credits: 180
CH Credits: 135
Tuition Fees per Year: CHF 18,000
Are you interested in getting ahead? Unsure about traveling to Switzerland? Don't put your education on hold with AUS Hybrid Learning.
The American University in Switzerland is continuously committed to delivering high-quality education to students around the globe. Given this commitment, AUS is adapting and tailoring its programs to support current and prospective students during Covid-19. Our new hybrid learning model will make it possible for students to study remotely if necessary at the start of the Fall 2020 term and travel to Switzerland to continue their education when possible. If you are interested in finding out more about our new hybrid learning model, contact a member of our team.
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Introduction to Business
Introduction to Management
Cross-cultural Working Environments
Introduction to Business Math
Business Planning and Budgeting
Human Resource Management
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The degree starts with several foundation courses. These are followed by core business courses that give students a solid grasp of the fundamentals of business such as Finance, Economics, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. Students will then dive further into their modules and learn the application of theory to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the impact their knowledge can have.
Dual Degree with Tiffin University, USA
The American University in Switzerland and Tiffin University, based in Ohio, United States are delighted to offer students the opportunity to receive a degree from Tiffin University in addition to their bachelor's degree from AUS. Students will have the opportunity to complete dual degrees in a range of subject areas including; management and international business, sports management and sports marketing, and sports management and athletic administration at AUS and Tiffin University, we put our students at the center of what we do, and this opportunity enables students to fully immerse themselves in an international environment providing the platform for extensive educational and career benefits. With access to guest professors, the possibility of a semester abroad or an international internship, the opportunities available for students are life-changing.
Internships and Placements
During their degree, students must undertake at least one internship. Students are supported by our dedicated careers team and faculty to ensure they can find an internship relevant to their career path. Students are also encouraged to undertake additional internships in other fundamental business areas in order to broader their experience and enhance their CV.
Studying a degree in Business Administration prepares you for a career in business, which may stretch across any sector or industry. It allows you to develop a broad understanding of business organizations and provides you with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as finance, operations, communication, marketing, and business policy and strategy. You will gain significant transferable skills that make you an invaluable asset to any organization. Studying Business Administration, you could progress into careers including:
Marketing and Communications
Logistics and Distribution
Business Research and Analytics