MBA in Switzerland


MBA stands for The Masters of Business Administration; it is a globally recognized degree program. A student is prepared to meet the jobs of the future. It provides industry knowledge to the student as well as gives them good soft skills that include leadership quality, communication skills, and a lot more. MBA is a 2-year professional program. MBA can be done in a number of fields that include MBA in finance, accounting, marketing, Marketing, and a lot more.

Switzerland is the 5th most preferential destination to pursue MBA in Europe. Switzerland is an attractive destination for employers. Universities in Switzerland offer some of the highest MBA salary packages to national and international students in both Europe as well as the world as a whole.


Eligibility Criteria for MBA Programs in Switzerland

Many MBA schools in Switzerland require students to have work experience in a management position and they must hold a bachelor’s degree in order to pursue MBA in Switzerland.

Usually, there are two Entrance exams that a candidate has to clear in order to pursue an MBA program in Switzerland:

  • GMAT- Graduate Management Admission Test
  • English Proficiency Test (IELTS or TOEFL)


Intakes and Deadlines

Many universities in Switzerland start rolling admission for MBA programs in the month of September, while some MBA schools offer multiple intakes to the students like February, March, May, and November.

However, it is recommended that the candidate who wants to pursue an MBA program in Switzerland should start applying to the universities between the months of October and May. Each university will have different deadlines therefore a candidate would have to check the deadline on the official website of the university.


MBA Course Duration in Switzerland

An MBA degree program in Switzerland requires 1-2 years of study.


Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for MS courses in Switzerland will depend on factors like the university you choose, the program you choose, or the public/private factor of the university.

However, the tuition fees of the MBA program in Switzerland can range between 30,000 CHF to 85,000CHF.


Common MBA Application Mistakes

Providing too much or less information

Giving and telling the exact information that is asked from the university will surely increase your chances of getting admission to abroad universities. If a candidate will submit extra documents or provide unnecessary irrelevant information in their applications then it diminishes your chances of getting admission to your desired university, similarly, if you write or provide less than what is required then it may make the admission department think that you don’t have enough to talk about.

False information

Make sure to provide only the authentic information in your application. If you use over fancy words or copy pasted words from Google then it will surely come into the observation of the admission committee. Being real and submitting all the authentic or real documents will surely attract the admission department.

Being Specific to one or two universities

It is good that you have searched for the best universities to pursue your UG program but you should always remember not to be specific while applying to universities. You may have to go to the best university but it is always recommended to have backup options.


Types of MBA

  • Regular MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • 1 year MBA
  • 1 year Executive MBA
  • Part time MBA
  • Global MBA


Why Choose Switzerland for MBA

World Class Educational System

The educational system of Switzerland is globally known for its high standards and teaching methods that focus on the active learning of students. Studying in Switzerland is affordable as well as having a qualitative educational system. Most of the Swiss Public Universities in Switzerland do not have tuition fees exceeding 1100USD.

Internationally Recognized Degrees

With a great educational system, the universities of Switzerland will also provide you with globally/ internationally recognized degrees. Studying in Switzerland will not only benefit you with factors like great research opportunities, real life learning, the latest educational methods, and technology but it will also provide you with a degree that is globally recognized which will eventually give a boost to your career later on and will surely help you in getting a good package.


There are scholarships available for international students studying in Switzerland that will help you in keeping up with the tuition fees and living costs of Switzerland. In order to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and about 180 other countries the Swiss confederation awards government excellence scholarships every year.

High Pay and Low Unemployment

Switzerland is one of the highest standards of living countries in the world where the economy is stable. People working in Switzerland receives some of the highest salaries in Europe ( around 7,100USD per month)Majority of the population in Switzerland is highly educated and have specialization in their respective fields due to which Switzerland experience a very low unemployment rate (4.87% in 2019) Therefore studying in Switzerland will surely play a major role in giving a boost to the job opportunities later on.


As far as safety is considered you should know that Switzerland is the 10th safest country in the world according to the Global Peace Index. Switzerland holds the reputation of the 10th safest country due to its low crime rates and strict gun laws. As compared to other countries, petty crimes such as pickpocketing and violent crimes in Switzerland are almost nonexistent.


Top B-Schools in Switzerland

  • IFM University Geneva
  • UBIS University
  • EU business school, Geneva
  • University of Basel
  • Business and Hotel Management School
  • Business School Lausanne
  • Ecole Hoteliere De Lausanne
  • EU business school, Montreux
  • Geneva Business School
  • International Hotel management institute


Average Median Salaries for MBA Graduates

  • Product Manager: 118,623 CHF
  • Chief Executive Officer: 129,472 CHF
  • Finance Director: 180,096 CHF
  • Brand Manager: 91,999 CHF
  • Business Manager: 134,566CHF


Top Industries to Choose (Post MBA)

  • Investment Banking
  • Data analytics
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Banking


Post Study Stay Back Options

If you want to work in Switzerland after completing your studies there then you should know that students are allowed to stay in the country for 6 months after completing their studies in Switzerland to find jobs.

Key points to remember:

If you are able to find a job in Switzerland then it will be the responsibility of the employer to apply for the work visa permit on your behalf.
While searching for jobs after completing a degree program in Switzerland you can work as part time employee. (15 hours a week)

If you want a permanent residence in Switzerland you must have lived in Switzerland for at least 10 years.

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