IMD Business School in Lausanne consistently ranks in the top 25 of the Financial Times Global MBA ranking, while the University of St. Gallen’s SIM program tops the FT’s Masters in Management list.
Business schools in Switzerland offer students a combination of a top educational experience, high standard of living, impressive graduate salaries, and access to the world’s leading employers.
Study In Switzerland has listed 11 of the best business schools in Switzerland, based on quality of education, ranking, and accreditation.
The best business schools in Switzerland
IMD Business School
IMD is an independent business school with Swiss roots and global reach. They aim to be an expert in developing leaders and transforming organizations to create ongoing impact. IMD offers various business management programs, including one on Leading the Family Business (LFB) for all members of the family-owned businesses as well as senior non-family executives and board members.
IMD is recognized as one of the best business schools in Switzerland and in the world. It’s been ranked in leading positions by Forbes, Financial Times, The Economist, and others; it’s been in the top three for seven years in a row for executive education worldwide, first in Open Programs (2012-2018), and its MBA was ranked the number one, one-year program outside of the US.
Universität St. Gallen School of Management
HSG has been ranked fourth in the Financial Times’ latest European Business Schools Ranking for two years now and is the highest-ranked public university and the best-rated university in Switzerland and the entire German-speaking region of Europe.
The school promotes integrative thought, responsible action, and an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation in business and society. The University of St. Gallen earned the seal of approval for Triple Crown accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA.
Université de Lausanne – HEC Lausanne
HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) boasts training and research that is internationally recognized in various rankings and scientific journal publications. This Swiss business school has program accreditation from EQUIS and AMBA.
The University of Lausanne stands in a prominent position among the higher education institutions in Switzerland, according to The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Université de Genève – Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)
With more than 17,000 students of some 150 different nationalities, the University of Geneva is Switzerland’s second-largest university. The University enjoys a strong international reputation for the quality of its research since it is a member of LERU, an association of some of the most renowned research universities in Europe.
The GSEM is included in the quality assurance system by the Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ), and its Executive MBA and the International Organizations MBA programs are accredited by AMBA
The Department of Management, Technology, and Economics conducts basic and applied research in management, economics, innovation, system dynamics and risk. In addition, D-MTEC offers lectures in management and economics to many Bachelor’s and Master’s programs at ETH Zurich.
ETH Zurich is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world by THE World University Ranking, QS World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of the World Universities.
University of Zurich
The University of Zurich offers a variety of programs and specializations and incidentally, the ones with a good reputation are Economics and Banking, and Finance. The Business Administration department’s areas of expertise encompass all aspects of business administration, including accounting, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, operations research, organization, and strategy.
UZH is another research university in Europe and offers the widest range of study courses in Switzerland. UZH is ranked the third best university in Switzerland and 69th worldwide, according to QS.
Geneva Business School
Geneva Business School offers business programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels in English with campuses in Geneva, Barcelona, and Madrid. GBS is ranked among the top 100 global business schools, according to CEO WORLD magazine, a global business, and technology magazine
The school's programs are accredited by IACBE and it is certified by Swiss quality label eduQua.
EU Business School
EU Business School offers foundation, bachelor’s, master’s, MBA, and doctoral programs focusing on business administration, international business, marketing, finance, and enterprise, among others, with campuses in Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, and Munich.
EU Business School has been certified by eduQua quality label, and its programs are accredited by ACBSP and IACBE, both recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The school has partnerships with universities such as the University of Derby and the University of Roehampton to offer accredited degrees.
Rushford Business School
The Rushford Business School is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute. This institution offers higher degree programs and online master’s degree programs in Business and Management, targeted to students worldwide. It prepares students for pharmaceutical, clinical research, healthcare industries through first-hand experiences by implementing mock sessions via online training platforms.
Through its parent school (James Lind Institute), Rushford Business School is certified by Swiss quality label eduQua and is a member of ACBSP and IACBE, among others.
International University in Geneva (IUG)
The International University in Geneva is an academic institution specializing in business education and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Business Administration, International Relations, Digital Media, Computer Science, and International Trade.
All undergraduate programs lead to a double degree: students graduate with a specialized degree from the International University in Geneva and a BSc (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Plymouth (UK).
The school is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) an accreditation agency referenced with the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) and its programs are accredited by the ACBSP.
Business School Lausanne
Business School Lausanne offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Its programs address digital transformation, economic trends, societal structure, and environmental concerns.
BSL’s programs are accredited by ACBSP, an accreditation organization recognized by CHEA.
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