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American University in Switzerland

Address: Chemin du Levant 5 1814 La Tour-de-Peilz
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Description American University in Switzerland

Location: La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Start Dates Available: September, January, April

Language of Instruction: English

Programs Available: Bachelor, Master, Online Degrees

Tuition for 1 Year: Bachelor = 24,500 CHF; Master = 15,250 CHF, Online Degrees = 3,500 CHF – 5,000 CHF

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.

Throughout its 29-year history, AUS has prepared international students with the relevant business knowledge, tools and training to be a positive contributor and leader in any organization throughout their careers.

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.

AUS is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) and European Council for Business Education (ECBE). These accreditations provide students and parents with assurance that AUS provides high-quality education recognized around the world.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in American University in Switzerland

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
18-35
from 24 000 CHF / 3 years

The AUS Bachelor of Business Administration program provides students 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 career 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 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.

Choose Your Specialization

Students at AUS have the opportunity to focus their degree in a specific industry specialization. These specializations have designed with growing industries in mind to give students the skills and knowledge for the future of business. The industry-focused specializations for Bachelor level include;


Annual
21-51
from 15 250 CHF / 2 years

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 career 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 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.

Choose Your Specialization

Students at AUS have the opportunity to focus their degree in a specific industry specialization. These specializations have designed with growing industries in mind to give students the skills and knowledge for the future of business. The industry-focused specializations for Master level include

Annual
18-55
from 3 500 CHF / 3 years

Degree Overview

The AUS Online, you can obtain an accredited Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), all from the comfort and convenience of your home. Through our straightforward online platform, you will have access to your full curriculum, as well as clear learning objectives and instructions. The goal of this program is to give you the confidence, knowledge, and skills to launch your career in an ever-changing business environment.

The AUS Online degree program starts with fundamental business courses, such as finance, economics, marketing, and entrepreneurship. These are followed by progressively advanced courses, which expand the depth and breadth of the students’ knowledge in the fundamental concepts. Throughout the program, AUS combines theoretical learning with relevant, real-world business problems to give students the practical skills and understanding of key issues that affect businesses on a day-to-day basis.

What are you waiting for? Why not take the first steps towards your BBA degree today with the help of AUS’s revolutionary new online learning tools? Access course material when you want, and study when it’s convenient for you. AUS offers you complete freedom and is available to you at an affordable price. Don’t put your life on hold, apply now. What’s stopping you?


Annual
21-60
from 5 000 CHF / year

Degree Overview

With AUS online, you can obtain a Master of Business Administration (MBA), all from the comfort and convenience of your home. Through our straightforward online platform, you will have access to your full curriculum, as well as clear learning objectives and instructions. The goal of this program is to give you the confidence, knowledge, and skills to accelerate your career in an ever-changing business environment.

The AUS Online degree program starts with fundamental business courses, such as finance, economics, marketing, and entrepreneurship. These are followed by progressively advanced courses, which expand the depth and breadth of the students’ knowledge in the fundamental concepts. Throughout the program, AUS combines theoretical learning with relevant, real-world business problems to give students the practical skills and understanding of key issues that affect businesses on a day-to-day basis.

Each academic year/level also includes 6-8 written assignments. Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources. After you have completed an online module, you will have an online assessment to complete. This assessment contains 30 multiple-choice questions.

What are you waiting for? Why not take the first steps towards your MBA degree today with the help of AUS’s revolutionary new online learning tools? Access course material when you want, and study when it’s convenient for you. AUS offers you complete freedom and is available to you at an affordable price. Don’t put your life on hold, apply now. What’s stopping you?

Start Online. Study in Switzerland.

Whilst students are welcome to complete their full program online in 1 academic year. With the Master in Business Administration (Online) program at AUS, students can benefit from a unique learning model by completing 75% of their studies (6 months) online and finishing their program with 25% (3 months) on campus. This model allows students to start their education online conveniently around their lifestyle and come to Switzerland and gain a unique opportunity to build their network and gain valuable experience.


Accommodation, housing and food

At the American University in Switzerland, we want you to feel like you have a home away from home.

Whilst you are studying with us there many great options for your living arrangements, in and around La Tour-de-Peilz. The administration team can assist you with finding the right accommodation provision to suit your budget and needs. AUS accommodation is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Once you have accepted your offer to study at AUS, the administration team will support your accommodation requests.

AUS Accommodation

AUS has several full-furnished single and shared rooms within walking distance of the campus.

Rental costs range from CHF 750 – CHF 1300 per month, depending on your choice and room availability. All charges are included, with cleaning once a week. There is a shared communal space with a kitchen and student area, as well as laundry facilities.

Private Renting

It is not mandatory for students to stay in AUS accommodation, and you are welcome to look for alternative accommodation providers around the local area. There are several options available in La Tour-de-Peilz, or nearby in Montreux and Vevey. Please ask the administration team for more information.

Events American University in Switzerland

Student life is all about coming together.

At the American University in Switzerland, students meet new people, make friends and connect with our student community in a variety of ways – through sports, excursions, special events and much more! Join in and become part of AUS’ internationally diverse student community.

The opportunities for great Swiss skiing, snowboarding and alpine experiences are numerous with around 20 ski resorts located close by to the AUS campus. Student house groups take advantage by organizing regular ski trips and similar excursions.

Multicultural Environment

While English is the main language, there are more than 40 nationalities – speaking on average 3.5 languages – AUS offers an international environment where cultures from around the world meet, bond and develop together.

Taking a break from your studies

To ensure you a making the most of your experience in Switzerland, students will often have a selection of events and social activities throughout the year including; barbeques, karaoke evenings, quiz nights and our multicultural day, showcasing the diverse cultural of our student community from all over the world.

Sports, Events and more

At AUS, we promote an open and inclusive environment for students. Through our clubs; Eagles, Sharks and Tigers, our students engage in friendly competition through sports and activities. With our campus located amongst the beautiful scenery of the Swiss Riviera, we organize trips for you to explore the rich cultural heritage and beautiful architecture with your fellow students. Offering plenty of nearby attractions and destinations, Switzerland is the ideal place for our students to learn to ski, go hiking or visit local festivals.

Advantages

Relevant – Our curriculum is designed to meet the ever-changing demands of the modern business environment and give students the opportunity to master the skills that employers are looking for. At AUS a student will learn how to become a global leader and effective contributor to successful business operations.

Practical – More than a textbook, AUS students put theory into practice with applied learning to solve real-world problems. Our professors provide students the opportunity to continuously evolve and develop their skills with real-world examples to apply their learning and enhance their problem-solving skills.

Personalized – Our class sizes provide students with a greater level of interaction and the individual attention they deserve. We provide students with the time they need to gain mentoring and coaching from our academics in order to grow personally and professionally.

International Environment – All our programs are taught from a global perspective to ensure that students are able to navigate the global business environment and manage the cultural diversity that is represented in the workplace.

Mandatory Internships – All students at AUS must complete at least 1 mandatory internship during their program, regardless of their level of study. This internship provides students with the opportunity to put their learning into practice and gives them an invaluable opportunity to network with industry professionals and build connections for the future.

Equipment American University in Switzerland

At the American University in Switzerland, we only want the best for our students. Our state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities provide students with an innovative and interactive learning environment. All classrooms at our university are equipped with the latest interactive smart screens, allowing faculty members to manage individual, as well as teamwork projects.

Our campus library is also accessible to all our students and contains relevant research material and online databases such as EBSCO, ProQuest and Financial Times while a computer room, with a fibre-optic connection, is also at the students’ disposal.

The popular Metropolis Snack Bar provides hot meals, snacks and refreshments throughout the day at attractive student prices and acts as an informal meeting place for students to connect. If you prefer to eat out, there are plenty of quality cafes and restaurants within walking distance of the campus.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of studying at the American University in Switzerland is (the cost given for 1 academic year);

Bachelor On-Campus = 24,500 CHF

Master On-Campus = 15,250 CHF

Bachelor Online = 3,500 CHF

Master Online = 5,000 CHF

This price is only for academic tuition fee. Below find additional costs students may incur during their studies;

Health Insurance = 110 CHF per month

Food = 900 CHF per month

Mobile Phone = 28 CHF per month

Entertainment = 100 CHF per month

Shuttle Bus (to campus from accommodation) = 100 CHF per month

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

At AUS, we look for students with a wide range of experiences, interests and perspectives. We look for students who embody our diverse community and have exceptional drive and determination to succeed, in addition to academic achievements.

We ensure student applications are assessed based on all contributing factors and recognize that motivation and mindset are just as important as your academic achievements.

Visit our website to learn more about the full application process

The admission requirements for all applicants include the completed application form and required admission documents listed below;

Academic Certificates and Transcripts

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Motivation Letter

Proof of English Language Proficiency (IELTS, TEOFL or Duolingo English Test)

Copy of a Valid Passport

2 Referees – Professional and/or Academic

Scholarships American University in Switzerland

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.

Scholarships offered include;

Merit-based Scholarships

Need-based Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Students do not need to submit a separate application for scholarships and will be assessed on the documents they provide during the admissions process.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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