The Master of International Business Administration (MIBA) program ensures that our students are fully prepared to lead and manage in today’s competitive & changing global marketplace. We focus on integrating traditional business knowledge with practical decision-making, problem-solving, creativity, and strategic thinking while engaging in real-world projects. We create a practical learning and research environment that emphasizes collaboration and active engagement with industry leaders.
The curriculum links cutting-edge business theory to practical research and applications 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 synergistic groups where mutual commitment and joint accountability lead to highly effective teams.
Each course integrates at least two experiential learning activities such as:
● Presentations – individual and/or group
● Case studies
● Projects – individual and/or group.
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. Whether the student’s aspiration is to manage a leading company, have their own business, or work for a family-run business, AUS provides the tools to follow the desired career path.
AUS graduate students are expected to produce quality and practical business research summarized in their Master's dissertation submission. AUS awards prizes to the best dissertation.
Entry Dates: September, January, April
Duration: 2 years
Structure: 6 Academic Terms + Capstone
Study Mode: Full-time
Credits: 90 CH | 120 ECTS
Location: La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
Tuition Fees Per Year: CHF19,000
MIBA Courses # CH ECTS
International Business Strategy
Revenue Management & Technology
International Business Law
Management for Sustainable Develop.
Management Information Systems
Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
Managerial Business Foundations
Fundamentals of Quantitative Business
Management of Human Resources
Quantitative Business Analysis and Research
Global and Transnational Management
Organization Analysis and Design
Legal and Ethical Issues in Management
Innovative Decision Making
Information Systems for Marketing
Strategic Brand Management
Global Marketing Management
Marketing Field Analysis
Internships and Placements
During their degree, Master's students at the American University in Switzerland are encouraged to do an 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.
The American University in Switzerland is dedicated to making higher education more accessible to students. As a result, AUS offers a number of scholarships to assist students with their tuition costs.
Scholarships may be given to students based on merit or need, as established during the application process, and may only cover a portion of their tuition costs.
Rated in the Top 2 Countries to Study Abroad in Europe, Switzerland is an exceptional location to live, study, and work. Its cultural diversity, magnificent landscape, and innovative environment offer first-class conditions for both personal well-being and career achievement. With its amazing cuisine, four national languages, horology eminence, and more than 1.5 million cows, Switzerland offers an international study experience like no other.
Among its many charms, Switzerland's scenery tops it all. Stunning Lake Geneva lends itself to great boating and swimming, and of course, the mountains are there for memorable hiking. If you love to ski and snowboard, there is no better place than Switzerland. And if you don’t know how to ski and snowboard, there is no better place to learn. From Zermatt to St. Moritz, Switzerland is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts.
The American University in Switzerland (AUS) is a private and fully accredited institution of Higher Education located near beautiful Lake Geneva. With a professor-to-student ratio of only 1 to 7 and a graduation rate of nearly 95%, students will experience the individual attention they deserve and obtain the career they desire.
At AUS, we recognize that business leaders today must not only master the hard skills needed to make data-driven decisions but also the soft skills needed to make them better collaborators. To thrive in this field and to truly create value in an organization, leaders must acquire the management skills necessary to interface across the organization.
Recognizing the need for this skill set in the market, AUS has developed a holistic approach to educating tomorrow’s leaders.