Master Degree in International Business Administration


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Program Description

Why International Business Administration?

The AUS Master of International Business Administration program provides graduates 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.

Degree Overview

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 This applied experience is in stark contrast to many university professors focused solely on theory or outdated methodologies.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 the 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.

Degree Information

  • Type: Graduate Degree
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Start Date: September, January, April
  • Location: La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
  • Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time
  • Language: English
  • ECTS Credits: 112
  • CH Credits: 79
  • Tuition Fees For The 2-Year Program: CHF 30, 500

Scholarship Information

The American University in Switzerland is committed to ensuring students can access higher education. Therefore, AUS offers a variety of scholarships designed to help you and your family with the cost of tuition. Scholarships could be award to a student based on merit or need, as determined in the application process.


  • Foundation
  • 13 Core
  • Specialization

"There is something exciting about living, learning, and growing as a future business leader in the most innovative, business-friendly, and beautiful country in the world."

The degree builds on a student’s knowledge developed at a bachelor level and will develop their business personality and hone their management skills. Students will study a range of core modules in which they will do an in-depth analysis of business practices in areas such as management, business law, and corporate strategy in an international context. 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.

Module Examples

  • Integrated HRM and Intangible Assets
  • International Business Law
  • Management of Corporate Strategy
  • International Management
  • National Competitiveness
  • International Finance

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.

Career Opportunities

Studying a degree in International 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 International Business Administration, you could progress into careers including;

  • Business Consultancy
  • Business Development
  • Marketing and Communications
  • General Management
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Business Research and Analytics

Why Switzerland?

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 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.

Why AUS?

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 a better collaborator. 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 skillset in the market, AUS has developed a holistic approach to educating tomorrow’s leaders in business administration.

Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Preparing you for the modern business environment, the American University in Switzerland is one of Switzerland’s leading international business universities, situated in La Tour-de-Peilz. Located on ... Read More

Preparing you for the modern business environment, the American University in Switzerland is one of Switzerland’s leading international business universities, situated in La Tour-de-Peilz. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, AUS is close to the Olympic Capital Lausanne, and Geneva, the center for diplomacy. Offering personalized education in an international and multicultural environment, with practical and relevant programs. AUS offers all its students a dynamic and ambitious culture, both in the classroom and outside of the school. Read less
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