1-year program / 60 US credits / 90 ECTS
Our Master of Business Administration is a rigorous program of organizational functional areas that include marketing, operations, finance and human resources, while being international in focus. In response to the needs of today’s integrated world, MBU has designed an MBA program that enables you to develop a multi-dimensional business perspective that is essential for the globalized business environment.
This program is underpinned by holistic development principles and its overall educational aims satisfy the International Standards for Masters Awards in Business and Management:
- The advanced study of organizations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate;
- The preparation for and development of a career in business and management by developing skills at a professional level, or as a preparation for research or further study in the area;
- The development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, and to improve business and management practice;
- The enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.
F A C T S
Duration: 1 year
Credits: 60 US credits / 90 ECTS
Human Resources Management
International Business Administration
Intakes: September / January / April
Program taught in: English
Diploma: Internationally recognized ACBSP accredited Bachelor diploma
P R O G R A M P A T H W A Y
Students in the MBA program have the opportunity to choose one of the following concentrations in the final semester of their studies:
Human Resources Management
International Business Administration
P R O G R A M G O A L S
The MBU MBA program is a generalist, career-development program for applicants with at least three years’ work experience, post-graduation. This program is underpinned by holistic development principles and its overall educational aims satisfy the following QAA Benchmark Statements for Masters Awards in Business and Management:
The advanced study of organizations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate;
The preparation for and development of a career in business and management by developing skills at a professional level, or as a preparation for research or further study in the area;
The development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, and to improve business and management practice;
The enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.
LE A R N I N G O B J E C T I V E S
After completing this program, students will be able to:
Provide a detailed and highly integrated study of business and management as concerns mainly markets, customers, finance, people, operations, IT, business policy and strategy;
Develop an understanding of the changing nature of the links between organizations and the external environment in which they operate;
Give consideration to the future of organizations and develop knowledge and practical skills in managing businesses;
Critically analyze, synthesize and challenge complex business situations and evaluate, solve and communicate effectively the decisions; e. Promote research through appropriate epistemology and comprehensive literature reviews;
Develop cognitive, intellectual, personal and transferable skills that include critical thought, creativity, numeracy, team working, self-awareness, leadership, performance management, ethical and cultural sensitivity;
On successful completion of the program a MBU graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:
S T U D Y A B R O A D T R I P
Once a year, we organize a study-abroad trip for final year Bachelor students to one of our partner universities.
Students have the opportunity to meet other students from more than 17 different nationalities with over 100 participants for a special management training focused on real life case studies and activities which involve leadership, creativity, finance, marketing and management tools.
A D M I S S I O N S R E Q U I R E M E N T S
Completed and signed application form
English language proficiency test
Since English is the language of instruction at MSB, applicants whose first language is not English must take an English language proficiency test.
TOEFL : ibt minimum 60
IELTS: minimum 5.0
CAE: minimum A
CPE: minimum C
Students with an English score below the MBU requirements must take intensive English courses at the MBU’s Language Studies Center until they meet the English language proficiency requirements for admission. Students will be charged additional fees for these ESL courses.
Bachelor's degree and the academic transcript
The undergraduate degree should be in the field of business and management. Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines might be requested to take a semester of Pre-Masters.
Two letters of recommendation (one should be from an academic source)
Letter of intent (500 words minimum)
Scanned copy of passport
Proof of minimum 3 years of work experience
MBU offers Intensive Foundation programs (business preparation courses + intensive English if required).
H O W T O A P P L Y?
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After you have sent all of your application documents to MBU, you will get an answer from the Admissions Department within a week. We strongly advise you to send your applications as soon as possible in order to ensure your space at MBU.
V I S A P R O C E D U R E
Once your application has been approved by the Admissions Department of MBU, as well as the Dean, we will send you a scanned copy of your acceptance letter and the invoice.
After receiving your proof of payment, we will send the original acceptance letter to the Embassy of Switzerland in your country and we will let you know. You would have to make an appointment at the embassy as soon as possible.
The visa procedure can take from 6 to 12 weeks, depending on your country of origin, therefore we strongly advise you to apply way ahead of the start of the semesters.
Our housing service helps students find a furnished apartment in Montreux or its surrounding areas. The monthly rent for a furnished studio varies between 1’200 and 1’900 Swiss francs.
EU & SWISS STUDENTS
Our BSc tuition fees include:
Study Abroad Trip – Tuition Fees
MBU Special Events
Health Insurance (CHF 1’000 – required)
Textbooks and e-books (CHF 800 – optional)
S C H O L A R S H I P S
MBU seeks to have well-qualified students and will offer up to CHF 7,500 to support excelling students in their final year of studies with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above.
S T U D E N T L O A N S
Students can apply for different loans available in their own countries and are eligible to apply for their studies at MBU. American students can also apply for a Stafford Loan Program.
T U I T I O N P A Y M E N T P O L I C Y
Full payment of the tuition fees is due upon receipt of the acceptance letter and invoice and prior to the student's appointment at the Embassy.
For all EU and Swiss citizens: tuition fees are to be paid in full upon receipt of the invoice.
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