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Business and Management University  
Welcome to the Business & Management University (BMU) in Geneva Switzerland. BMU provides an outstanding international environment for Undergraduates(Bachelor Degrees), Graduates( MBA, EMIB, EMIF, EMBA) and Postgraduates in every dimension of student life and learning. Our Students enjoy small classes, allowing very high quality interaction between student and faculty. All students profit from the learning opportunities owing to the internships and research that take place. The Programs that we offer meets this century’s challenge of globalization and complexity. They are planned with the most innovative educational concepts and lectured by a team of multidisciplinary professors, all recognized in their respective domains. They are here to guide and council you; they are also here to listen to you and to defend your ideas, to discuss solutions and to accompany you in the realization of your future life success.

Business School Lausanne (BSL)  
Business School Lausanne is located in Switzerland, an ideal place to begin the learning experience that will lead to business success The banking and commercial infrastructure of Switzerland is known and respected throughout the world. Many companies have chosen the country as the site for their headquarters, and these companies are always looking for dynamic, young people to join their international teams. Switzerland's reputation for stability and tolerance comes not only from the fact that it is the centre for world organisations such as WHO, UNHCR, ILO, but also from the attitude of the Swiss people. This creates an environment in which everyone can feel safe; allowing you to get on with your studies without having to worry about strikes, civil unrest, or discrimination. Lausanne is 35 minutes from Geneva and its international airport. Some of the best skiing in Europe is less than one hour away. As might be expected in a city that is home to the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne has extensive local sporting and recreational facilities.

DCT International Hotel & Business Management School  
DCT was founded in 1991 and had its first intake of 20 international students in January of 1992. From this small beginning, the School has expanded its program offerings and grown to its present size. In this time, DCT has educated young men and women from over 45 different nations, with now over a thousand graduates who have received the valued DCT Diploma and are today working in leading positions in top hotels and restaurants as well as in many other tourism related positions all over the world (check our Alumni section to read and view more about it and to become part of this exciting professional network of true experts in the field). The following information is presented to you to gain a more detailed insight into DCT.

European Graduate School, Media & Communications  
The European Graduate School realizes a new concept in university-level education by bringing together leading representatives of contemporary philosophy, film, expressive arts therapy, consulting. Coaching and education, media studies, literature, performance art, cultural studies, video, photography, architecture, art, and literary theory with an international mix of artists, filmmakers, philosophers, psychologists, writers, musicians, educators, social workers, architects and journalists. The European Graduate School was established in 1994 for the purpose of providing continuing education for accomplished professionals but is also open to especially gifted graduate students. The main campus of the EGS, Saas-Fee, is located in Wallis, Switzerland, where intensive summer seminars take place from May to August each year. During the rest of the year continuous seminars and workshops on local sites of affiliated institutions and Internet-based learning prepare students for the summer residencies. The programs of the European Graduate School are distinguished by their cross-disciplinary approach as well as by the collegial interaction of professors with students. The language of instruction is English but thesis and dissertations may also be submitted in German and French.

Franklin College Switzerland  
Franklin College, named for the United States' first and most illustrious ambassador to Europe, was founded in 1969 as a nonprofit, independent, post-secondary institution. Our Charter of Incorporation as a Swiss educational foundation begins: "Franklin College is a non-profit organization dedicated to a new kind of international education, taking as its cornerstone Benjamin Franklin's vigorous support of a universal, intellectual interchange between the Old World and the New. Affirming the growing necessity for such exchanges between the nations of the Atlantic World bound by a common heritage and civilization, Franklin College aspires to contribute to the awareness of such common ties by bringing together both students and teachers of many nationalities and to foster that kind of interchange conducive to furthering the ideals of Western Man." Franklin College is a four-year baccalaureate degree-granting institution, accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Learning and in Switzerland by the Swiss University Conference. In the highest tradition of the liberal arts concept, Franklin College advocates that international studies should be an integral part of a college education, as a prelude to, and basis for, a student’s commitment to a major field of study. Franklin College defines higher education from its beginning as the experience of thinking internationally. Our emphasis, both academic and social, on global perspectives is designed to affect the direction and meaning of a student's college experience, life and career.

Graduate School of Business Administration Zurich (GSBA Zurich)  
Since 1968, the Graduate School of Business Administration Zurich (GSBA) has been committed to bringing together the worlds of global business practice and academic theory so as to put forward creative and sound innovations for an increasingly complex business reality. Since 1985 we offer international part-time degree programs for decision makers (executives) from middle and upper management levels. For example, GSBA Zurich was the first business school in German-speaking Europe to offer a master of business administration degree program in cooperation with a University from the USA. There are also cooperations with European universities for other degree programs such as master of Science or Ph.D. Today, with nearly 10'000 alumni and 1800 students GSBA Zurich is the oldest and largest executive business school in German-speaking Europe. We are proud to rank among the leading management development institutions of Europe.

Lausanne Hotel School (EHL)  
Our Vision The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is the world leader in hospitality management education, offering an unmatched learning environment for students, faculty and the hospitality industry. Through our uncompromising commitment to quality and our unique culture of the arts and sciences of hospitality we develop the talented men and women who will lead our industry into the future. We combine solid business competence with the characteristic aesthetic and human dimensions of our profession. Our Mission As a member-institution of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne serves the hospitality industry by educating and continuously developing leadership talent to an acknowledged high level of professional competence and social responsibility. In so doing, we create knowledge for current and future hospitality management practice and promote innovation.

Schiller International University, American College of Switzerland  
Surrounded by mountains in the ski resort of Leysin, the American College of Switzerland has been broadening minds for over forty years while offering the perfect blend of study and sports. Schiller International University (SIU) made The American College of Switzerland one of its campuses in 1991. Since 1964 SIU campuses have offered a portfolio of prestigious degrees, including international business, international relations, economics, hotel management, psychology, and an MBA program. Central European Location Leysin, a major summer/winter alpine resort in the French-speaking canton of Vaud, is located in the Vaudois Alps above the eastern end of Lake Geneva. The College has its own cog wheel train station from where one can ride down to the city of Aigle in the valley, and connect to main lines serving Geneva and other major European cities such as Paris and Rome. From ACS, virtually all parts of Switzerland can be easily reached in a day. The French border is a 30-minute drive from the campus, while it only takes about 90 minutes to reach the Grand St.-Bernard Pass that opens the door to Italy in the south. To the north and east, Germany's Black Forest, the Austrian Alps, and the pocket-sized principality of Liechtenstein are all within a day's travel from Leysin.

Swiss Business School Zurich (SBS)  
SBS is a pioneering school dedicated to preparing students for the 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.


Swiss Management Center  
Life advances in stages. So does the experience at Swiss Management Center. We consider ourselves as content creators, service providers, and partners for our students and stakeholders. Thus every stage within the SMC Partnership is focused on service and value creation: Inquiry StageDetailed provision of information and support In-depth counselling on our services and solutions Most applicable and complete choice of academic content and professional solutions Most intuitive and high end student e-learning support system Focal points of contact in order to serve specific inquiries at a highest level Application StageDetailed collection of information regarding applicants in order to tailor specific solutions Fast processing and detailed feedback Personal interview with the Academic Dean in order to find a best solution Commitment of admitting an elite for best academic performance and content creation Strictly limited number of admitted students in order to maintain highest academic levels Admission to SMCStudent survival guides Challenge days Open space days Individualized seminar scheduling Student counselling Management DevelopmentFlexible scheduling that fits the busy executives State-of-the art online platform with SMC e-books, videos, live lectures and other features Small interactive classes with highly renowned academicians and practitioners Faculty that represents the cutting edge of today's business environment Facilities that not only stimulate the mind but provide for the executive to stay connected Terminal Project & Defence

University Center "César Ritz"  
Brig is a small and lively city with a strong community focus. It offers good local retail, cultural, historical and social facilities and also serves as an important departure point for access to Italy and other European destinations. It is surrounded by magnificent mountains that offer endless opportunities for outdoor sporting activities on a year round basis. The University Centre «César Ritz» is dedicated to the promotion of academic excellence. Our fully accredited, quality programmes have secured industry-wide recognition. Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Brig are designed to satisfy the academic, professional and personal needs of candidates seeking management careers in the service industry. Programme content is academically rigorous while maintaining a keen sense of practical, operational industry requirements. Customer service, social responsibility, motivational and leadership skills are encouraged together with business acumen and managerial effectiveness. We constantly assess programme content and, where applicable, create new programmes and forge new academic and industry links in order to more accurately reflect the current needs and demands of the hospitality and tourism industry. Our faculty are internationally recognised and our small class sizes facilitate individual attention. With staff and students drawn from all corners of the world, the learning experience is global, dynamic and challenging. 270 students from more than 45 different countries currently study in Brig. The University Centre «César Ritz» houses classrooms, an auditorium, library, study rooms, computer lab, training restaurant, kitchen lab and cafeteria. The campus is equipped with a wireless LAN which allows Internet and network connections as well as providing gateways to electronic databases for academic periodicals, magazines and research. Student accommodation is off-campus in the city of Brig, within convenient walking distance of the campus.

University of Applied Sciences Chur  
The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur is small in size but still offers all the advantages of a University. Classes are of manageable size, where students can contribute actively and learn effciently. The professors and lecturers do not only impart knowledge but are also concerned about the students’ personal wellbeing. They teach social competence and encourage integrated and interdisciplinary thinking. Through developing individuality, creative methods of resolutions emerge that allow purposeful and decisive action. Chur has a history of human settlement reaching back over 5,000 years and is therefore the oldest city in Switzerland. With a population of approximately 35,000, it is also the capital of the holiday canton of Grisons. Chur is also the only Swiss city with its own summer and winter sports region called Brambruesch, which lies 1,100 to 2,176 metres above sea level. The local mountain Dreibuendenstein is reachable by gondola straight from the historical part of the city. Due to its favoured location, Chur enjoys sunshine even when other Swiss cities are covered in fog. The historical part of the city, now one of the largest pedestrian zones in Switzerland, is pretty and well preserved. There are numerous restaurants offering a wide variety of local specialities and wines from the nearest boutique wine region, the Buendner Herrschaft, which features a few notable Pinot Noirs. Night owls get their money’s worth in the vicinity of the old part of town called Untere Gasse and Welschdörfli. Heidi and Peter at a picnic in the region «Heidiland».

University of Basel  
The University of Basel was founded in 1460. It is the oldest university in Switzerland. We pride ourselves on a tradition of over five hundred years of excellence in teaching, learning, and research, during which we have adopted a forward-looking approach to new developments in science to provide high-quality education and underpin our well-deserved reputation as a university capable of attracting staff and students from all over the world. Located in the heart of Basel, and drawing on innovation anchored in tradition, the University of Basel is dynamic and innovative. We offer a broad range of attractive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, access to reputable international research networks, and provide a wide range of services to students and the community. Most recently, we have undertaken a major review of our programmes to align these with the Bologna Declaration of the European Ministers of Education to enhance interdisciplinarity, promote networked research, and increase the international scope and reputation of the University. Research at the University of Basel focuses on “Life Sciences” and “Culture“. Both core areas comprise a wide range of projects, involving research staff and scientists committed to interdisciplinary work and a cross-faculty approach to advancing our knowledge of life and the workings of culture.

University of Geneva  
The University of Geneva is an institution devoted to research, teaching and dialogue. It is the site of academic creativity and the transmission of knowledge. Since its foundation in 1559 the UNIGE has developed ever higher ethical standards and steadily increased in quality and the will to innovation. Today it is one of Europe’s leading universities. The UNIGE also shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition. Its desire to expand its collaboration with partner institutions and broaden its appeal to researchers and students from around the world has made the UNIGE a "globalised university", a meeting place for academic disciplines and various cultures, and a forum for ideas. We are pleased to have you visit this website, intended for a general international public, and look forward to welcoming you to Geneva.

University of Lausanne  
The UNIL represents: An international atmosphere. One fifth of the student population and one third of the teaching staff come from abroad. Up-to-date facilities and technology. State-of-the-art laboratories for researchers: spacious, well-equipped lecture halls for teaching staff and students. Three faculties unique in their kind in Switzerland. Law and Criminal Justice; Biology and Medicine (FBM); Geosciences and Environment (GSE). New innovations require new synergies. Close collaboration with the University Hospital of the Canton of Vaud (CHUV) in order to remain at the forefront of advances in medical knowledge. The University and Cantonal Library (BCU), with its two million documents, modern research tools and an ideal working environment overlooking Lake Geneva. A philosophy and work ethic expressed in a Charter of Values and precepts drawn up in 2005. An exceptionally green and spacious lakeside setting. In just a few minutes an excellent public transport network links the university campus to Lausanne, the capital of Vaud, noted for its varied cultural activities. A wide range of sporting and cultural activities: soccer football, capoeira, fitness, or underwater diving at the Sports Centre. Student societies, cinema, exhibitions and theatre at the Grange de Dorigny

University of Lucerne  
The University of Lucerne is limited to three faculties and distinguished by a slim and clearly identifiable profile. With its faculties of theology, cultural and social sciences and law, it concentrates on three core areas and thus bundles competence in humanities and trains qualified jurists. Future-oriented studies system The studies system at the University of Lucerne conforms to a pan-European standard in accordance with the Bologna model. Studies are arranged according to a three-step system. The bachelor’s degree is awarded after 6 semesters; following another 3-4 semesters, students can acquire a master’s degree. Subject to the corresponding qualification, students can then take up doctorate studies. This studies system has been implemented at all of the three faculties.

University of St. Gallen  
There are rankings for all major activities of the University of St.Gallen: teaching, research and executive education. Objects of rankings may be courses of studies, disciplines, programme types or the university as a whole. There are rankings on a national scale, rankings with regard to a common language (e.g. german), european rankings and global rankings. Ranking objectives and methodologies are as varied as the organizers of rankings, among them educational institutions and - increasingly - the media. As a consequence, the definition of educational quality and the way it is measured varies a lot between the different rankings. Therefore, ranking results usually are not self-explanatory. In order to understand the meaning of rankings and of ranking results, it is crucial to understand the precise object of evaluation and how it was measured.

University of the Italian-speaking Part of Switzerland  
The University of Lugano (USI) offers a professional friendly and personal learning environment as well as a highly innovative research spectrum in a truly international setting. As such USI is both rooted in the Swiss university system as well as linked to numerous international research networks. About USI The University of Lugano (USI) was founded in 1996, but the idea of a university has a much longer history. It was at the beginning of the 19th century that the first proposal for an institution of higher education was mooted, addressing the aspirations of the Italian-speaking culture of Switzerland. In 1803, Ticino acquired sovereign status as a Canton of the Swiss Confederation. The realization of the university project, however, required stronger demographic and economic resources than the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland could afford at the time. USI was established by a law passed by Parliament on 3 October 1995. The first academic year opened on 21 October 1996 with some 300 full-time undergraduate students in three Faculties: Economics, Communication Sciences and the Academy of Architecture. Besides Ticino residents, the initial student body included a remarkable number of students from the rest of Switzerland, Italy, and other countries. On 9 December, 1996, a Federal Council (Swiss Executive) resolution granted federal subsidies to the University of Lugano, which was thus placed on the same level as the two Federal Institutes of Technology and other nine cantonal Universities in the German and French regions. On 1 November 2000, with the awarding of the first USI degrees, the Federal Council granted Canton Ticino ‘university-canton’ status. Since then, Ticino has been able to take an active part in policy-making as a full member of the national legislative bodies, on an equal footing with all other cantonal universities.

University of Zürich  
The University of Zurich - History in brief 1833 The existing colleges of theology, law and medicine are united, together with a new faculty of philosophy, to form the Universitas Turicensis. This is the first university in Europe to be founded by a democratic state rather than by a monarch or the church. In the first year, 16 theology students, 26 law students, 98 medical students and 21 philosophy students were enrolled. These were taught by 26 professors and 29 lecturers.In the first year, 16 theology students, 26 law students, 98 medical students and 21 philosophy students were enrolled. These were taught by 26 professors and 29 lecturers.

Victoria University  
Victoria University was formed with the initiative of leading academics from various Swiss institutions of higher learning. Victoria is a collegiate university with a federation of self-governing colleges and learning centers, distinct, separate but related to the University in a type of federal system. The face-to-face academic teaching of Victoria University is conducted through its Colleges and Learning Centres. Thus the University functions with a relatively small administration releasing its resources for teaching and research. Our Colleges and Learning Centres admit students for both undergraduate and graduate degrees, part-time and continuing education. They are currently located in 5 countries namely, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore & Taiwan. All the colleges & learning centers of the University are engaged in: • Quality teaching and learning • Research and partnership with business • Community partnerships and initiatives

Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur  
The ZHAW is founded on tradition, experience and success. It was inaugurated in September 2007 and represents the merger of four previously independent institutions: the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur, the University of Applied Sciences Wädenswil and the School of Social Work and the School of Applied Psychology in Zurich. The ZHAW now comprises eight Schools, covering architecture and civil engineering, natural sciences and technology, language and communication, psychology, health and social work, and business and management. This range of specialised fields allows the multidisciplinary ZHAW to foster interdisciplinary synergies that generate a wealth of positive impulses for both teaching and research.