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Bachelor Of Science In International Business Administration

3-year degree program, 126 US credits OR 180 ECTS

Students in the Bachelor of Science in the International Business Administration program have the opportunity to concentrate on one of the following concentrations in their final year:

International Business Administration



Human Resources Management

The Program Is Divided Into The Following Segments:

  • General Education
  • Communication Studies
  • Language Studies
  • Core Business
  • Business Electives
  • Business Concentration
  • Seminar/Corporate visits
  • Capstone-Innovative research

Who Are Our Bachelor Programs Designed For?

Does the following apply to you?

YOU want to be prepared for a career in today’s global business marketplace.

YOU realize that business is complex and that to be successful, you need to master business competencies and human behavior.

YOU understand the value of learning about current business topics from professors who bring their real-world practical experience into the classroom.

With its holistic approach, the Montreux Business University bachelor degrees are designed to teach students a different type of business education focused on the whole human being.

BSc Program Goals

This program aspires to foster the holistic development of the MBU student in business and human-centered skills. Its overall educational aims satisfy the International Standards for Bachelor awards in Business and Management:

to provide students with an in-depth understanding of what is involved in managing organisations in the contemporary context and to offer opportunities to develop expertise in a chosen management specialism;

to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in business and management;

to encourage and facilitate critical, analytical thinking by students as a vital foundation for subsequent academic study, employment, professional and personal development and participation in society;

to enable students to acquire the personal and key skills they need to develop as autonomous and reflective individuals with the capacity

BSc Learning Objectives

On successful completion of the program an MBU graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills and will be able to:

Research and analyze the global business environment and gain a good understanding of the innovative and creative processes of Management;

Understand the fundamental concepts of business and the ability to effectively communicate the various concepts;

Critically analyze quantitative data to improve problem solving skills;

Successfully use the following skills, Decision making, Strategic formation, Leadership and people management necessary to be successful in business.

Curriculum Guidelines

Students registered on the BSc in International Business Administration program follow a common first and second year, with the opportunity to specialize in year three.


  • Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Philosophy
  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Principles of Finance I
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Logical and Critical thinking
  • Innovative Research I

  • Psychology
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Ethics & Social Responsabilities
  • International Relations
  • Principles of Finance II
  • E-Commerce and E-Business
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Strategic Management
  • International Trade
  • Innovative Research II
  • YEAR 3 COURSES (semester 1&2)

  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Money and Banking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovative Research III Part 1
  • Leadership
  • Web Applications
  • Corporate Finance
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • International Trade
  • Innovative Research III Part 2
  • Year 3 CONCENTRATIONS (Semester 3):

    International Business Administration

    The concentration in International Business Administration provides the students with maximum optionality, enabling them to maintain a broad-spectrum approach to their studies. This major offers a broad, analytical and comprehensive understanding of the complexities of business and management in a global environment.

    Change Management

    Advertising & Promotion

    Portfolio Management

    Innovative Research III

    MSB – Business Simulation Game


    This pathway provides an in-depth understanding of the key concepts and issues surrounding the area of Finance, including portfolio management, financial decision making and management accounting from an international perspective. This concentration offers a significant understanding of contemporary theories relating to the context in which financial management is situated, including the business entity, capital markets and the legal framework.

    Financial Statement Analysis

    Management Accounting

    Portfolio Management

    Innovative Research III

    MSB – Business Simulation Game


    This concentration offers a thorough comprehension of the key marketing concepts and issues in a local and global context, including brand management, market positioning, advertising, promotion, sustainability and e-commerce. This concentration offers a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental marketing issues, including the dynamic interaction between market resources, customers, brand management, communication technologies and the ability to formulate innovative and ethical polices and strategies.

    Advertising and Promotion

    Brand Management

    Global Internet Marketing & Social Media

    Innovative Research III

    MSB – Business Simulation Game

    Human Resource Management

    The MBU BSc with concentration in HRM combines a focus on the area of Human Resource Management, including the strategic and functional aspects of recruitment, staff development and management of change. This concentration offers a systematic understanding of theoretical frameworks associated with Human Resource Management and the ability to critically evaluate and apply concepts within dynamic organizations. MBU is one of the key leaders in the Swiss Riviera Region offering high-quality Human Resources education thanks to its Center for HRM.

    Change Management

    Training & Development

    Recruitment & Selection

    Innovative Research III

    MSB – Business Simulation Game

    Transfer Students

    Undergraduate students wishing to transfer from a recognized university or college may apply like any other student by providing all the documents listed in the admissions requirements. They will then be evaluated for a transfer of credits and must have a GPA score of 2.0 minimum and no grades below 75%. MBU will allow a total of up to 36 credits of other business courses and general education in order to accept a transfer student. Please contact us for more information.

    In order for MBU to be able to accept the credits of transfer students they need to:

    come from an accredited school

    the transfer courses must match the module descriptions between the two universities

    the university from which a student is transferring must provide MBU with the module descriptions. MBU will then review the module description in order to see if they match the MSB curriculum so as to accept the credit transfer for the student

    Therefore, we kindly ask students to send all their transcripts to the academic department together with the rest of the requirements for admissions.

    Exchange Programs

    At MBU, global education has been integrated into the curriculum. Therefore, MBU students can participate in an array of global education programs such as the international students exchange program, which will enrich their learning experience at university and help them build lifetime relationships. Thanks to our international cooperations with other universities, our students have a choice to go and study in their final year of Bachelor’s degree at for example:

    Solbridge International School of Business (South Korea)

    IEDC – Bled School of Management (Slovenia)

    Study Abroad Trip

    Once a year, MBU organizes a study-abroad trip for final year Bachelor students to one of our partner universities.

    Students have the opportunity to meet other students from more than 17 different nationalities with over 100 participants for a special management training focused on real life case studies and activities which involve leadership, creativity, finance, marketing and management tools.

    Academic Fees

    All inclusive tuition fees:

    EU and Swiss citizens:

    CHF 6,000 per semester (based on three semesters per year)

    International students:

    CHF 8,000 per semester (based on three semesters per year)

    Our BSc fees include:

    Administration fees

    Application and visa fees

    Study Abroad Trip – tuition fees

    MBU special events

    Additional fees

    Health insurance (CHF 1’000 per year – required)

    Textbooks or e-books (CHF 800 – optional)


    Each student gets one academic credit for sport activities.

    The cost of sport membership per year is CHF 500 which includes access to: tennis, swimming pool, gym.

    Student loans

    Students can apply for different loans available in their own countries and are eligible to apply for their studies at MBU. American students can also apply for a Stafford Loan Program.

    Tuition payment policy

    Full payment of the tuition fees is due upon receipt of the acceptance letter and invoice and prior to the student’s appointment at the Embassy.

    For all EU and Swiss citizens: tuition fees are to be paid in full upon receipt of the invoice.

    G.Patrick Gruhn

    Tim Daum