Graduate Programs

Get a Dual Degree:

By combining courses (online or on-ground) during your MBA degree at UBIS you will also receive a Master of Science in Business from the University of the Potomac, a regionally accredited university based in Washington D.C.

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Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The world is becoming increasingly global, be part of it. UBIS has partnered with the University of the Potomac to enhance the participant’s career options and work fulfilment. Student leaders from all over the world (over 40+ countries) make a dual-degree MBA from UBIS/UOTP an international, diverse and innovative experience.

This program gives you the necessary skills to take on management and executive positions in the corporate business world. Graduates have the confidence to pursue careers in the private sector, in public administration, international organizations and NGOs.

Program structure:

To receive the dual MBA/EMBA degree You will be required to complete 100 ECTS Credits (50 US Credits) (13 courses).

  • 8 Core Courses
  • 4 Concentration Courses (possible concentrations are Management, Marketing, Banking and Finance and Service Management)
  • 1 Research Methodology course and Thesis or Company Project

With the dual MBA program benefit from:

  • 2 internationally accredited degrees (1 MBA degree from UBIS, 1 EMBA degree from UOTP)
  • Career Development/ business plan mentoring
  • Flexible schedule and personalized program
  • International Network
  • Experienced faculty
  • Former DG at Pommery, LVMH Switzerland
  • Former Vice President – Middle East & Africa at PepsiCola International
  • Founder and Managing Partner at O plc
  • Former Head of WWF News Service/Communications Manager, WWF International

Master of Arts in International Relations (MA-IR)

The job market – locally and internationally – is becoming more difficult for numerous reasons: The competition, the economic situation in many countries and the needs/expectations of employers. Despite these challenges, new job opportunities are opening up globally.

How then can you benefit and take advantage of this? In short, the answer is that it is all about differentiating yourself on the job market and ensuring that you have all the necessary skills to succeed in the new era of work.

Our Masters of Art in International Relations (MA-IR) is combining both international relations and international business courses. This combination gives you strong knowledge with the managerial skills necessary for any leading position.

Program structure:

To receive the MA-IR degree, to complete 100 ECTS Credits (50 US Credits).

  • 4 full and 4 mini-courses in International Relations
  • 5 full and 2 mini-courses in International Business
  • 1 Research Methodology course and Thesis or Company Project

Executive MBA

The UBIS Executive MBA presents innovative tools and know-how for already established professionals. Pragmatic and results-oriented topics including Leadership, Management, HR-Management, Process & Operating Management, Financial Management & Business Performance Management help prepare you for top management positions or develop your potential further.

All UBIS faculty have real experience at top management positions and bring this knowledge to their classes.

The UBIS E-MBA program allows student leaders to have an applied business education within a dynamic, multicultural learning environment. UBIS accepts top students from 40+ countries to provide a diverse learning environment.

Program structure:

An Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) requires 48-semester credits (16 courses).


Including Internship in the U.S.

The Manhattan Institute of Management (MIM) and the University of Business and International Studies (UBIS) offer their students a unique opportunity to study in New York City’s Financial District while earning a Master of Business Administration Degree and Certificate in Finance from UBIS University located in Geneva, Switzerland.

This program is Ideal for Foreign students looking to expand their horizons by studying finance on Wall Street and for students looking to receive a hands-on business education from an International University.

Program structure:

  • To receive the dual MBA degree You will be required to complete 48-semester credits (16 courses).
  • 15 courses on-ground in New York (with company visits)
  • 1 thesis or company project

With the dual MBA program benefit from:

  • An Accredited MBA from UBIS University and a Certificate in Finance from MIM
  • In-Company-Training: Gain firsthand professional experience with companies in New York
  • Take advantage of our small class sizes and enjoy individualized attention from experts in the field
  • Become a member of the MIM & UBIS Alumni Community


  • Dual MBA/MBA/MA-IR: 6 intakes per year (January, March, May, July, September, October)
  • Executive MBA: 3 per year (June, September, January)
  • Top up EMBA: 3 per year (June, September, January)


12 to 24 months




The University of Business and International Studies (UBIS) has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Arts in International Relations
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Read the 2015-2016 Report Learning and Achievement



Tuition fees

  • UBIS MAIR: 30.000 CHF
  • Dual UBIS-GSD MAIR: 37.500 CHF
  • MBA (dual degree MBA UOTP): 37.500 CHF
  • MBA (UBIS): 30.000 CHF (Tuition and final year internship)

ASEAN Education Development Program (AEDP)

The ASEAN Education Development Programme (AEDP) is in scope with Linden Education’s sponsorships to the “Workforce development project for AEC integration” as jointly proposed by HASEM (Vietnam) and UBIS (Switzerland).

Scholarships offered by the program are bringing valuable opportunities for Vietnamese students to interact with advance educational systems across Europe, UK, and US. This approach aims to be part of Vietnam’s effort in developing its competitive workforce and management talents for the era of full global integration.

AEDP grants for Master programs are up to 80% normal Online course tuition, or up to 50% normal full on-ground tuition, applicable to MASTER programs of optional Business concentrations. Contact UBIS consultation service partners in your country for more information.

For more details, please visit, or contact one of our authorized Program coordinators in your country of residence.

Grant & Scholarships

Please contact the admissions department via by email at or by phone at +41 (0) 22 732 62 82

*UBIS and University of the Potomac (UOTP), a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredited institution, established an articulation agreement to offer you more and more opportunities.

Both UBIS and UOTP are part of the Consortium of Boutique Universities.
UBIS offers its students an exclusive advantage: The possibility to obtain US degree accreditation with no extra cost.

**In collaboration with The International Banking Institute and The International Institute of Business Networking.


At UBIS we welcome students from everywhere and every background. As such you might benefit from the following options:

Transfer your credits

UBIS welcomes students who wish to continue their studies by transferring to the university. UBIS has three 16-week semesters per year and offers students 6 entry dates per year-more flexibility in starting your studies. As a rule, UBIS accepts a maximum of 90 (30*3-credit courses) in transfer for undergraduate studies.

Top-up Program (gain a second degree)

Addressed to students who have already finished a Master-level degree, this program allows you to gain a second degree by completing some courses with us. Be seen as unique and boost your career with the UBIS top-up degree.

Thanks to the TCA (Transfer Credit Agreement) between UBIS and UOTP, you also can gain a UOTP Top-Up MBA degree.

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