MBA Programs on Offer in Switzerland


University of st gallen

The University of St. Gallen is one of the most prestigious Swiss business schools with globally recognized MBA programs. The university offers MBA programs in Business Innovation, Marketing Management, Banking and Finance, Accounting and Finance, Strategy and International Management, Business Management, Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory, Banking. Students also have the opportunity to do a double master’s degree. Besides that, the university provides executive education.

  • 18th best master’s in Management and 19th best master’s in Finance worldwide, according to QS; #1 MBA program in Switzerland, as per FT European Business Schools 2020
  • Duration: 1 year for full-time MBA, 2 years for part-time MBA
  • Students from 84 nations
  • Tuition fees: full-time MBA—CHF 58,500, part-time MBA—CHF 70,000
  • Average GMAT score: 634
  • Accepted tests: GMAT, GRE, EA
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA
  • Languages: English and German   


imd university

Located in the city of Lausanne, IMD Business School has some MBA programs that are highly ranked by the most influential business publications worldwide. The school offers MBA programs in General Management, Leadership, Family Business, and some focused programs like Business Finance, Marketing Management, Lean Entrepreneurship, Strategic Thinking, Disruptive Innovation, Negotiating for Value Creation, Organizational Learning in Action, and many others. In addition to that, students have the option to customize their MBA and EMBA programs.

  • In the TOP 3 executive education worldwide for 9 years in a row (2012-2020), according to Financial Times; #1 one-year international MBA program outside of the US (2019), according to Forbes
  • Duration: MBA program: 1 year; EMBA program: 15-19 months
  • Students from 40 nationalities
  • A minimum of 3 years full-time, post-graduate work experience; second language
  • Tuition fee: CHF 115,000
  • Average GMAT score: 680
  • Accepted tests: GMAT, GRE, EA
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA, EFMD, BSIS, CSR, PRME
  • Language: English


MBA Programs in Switzerland - eu business school montreux

Located in Montreux, Switzerland, EU Business School Montreux is a reputable institution known for its personalized business education. The business school offers a variety of MBA programs, including International Business, Communication & Public Relations, International Marketing, Global Banking & Finance, Leisure & Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship, Digital Business, Sports Management, Human Resource Management, Design Management, and Blockchain Management. The school also offers a dual qualification in partnership with universities in London, Barcelona, and Munich.  

  • 11th best online MBA worldwide, according to QS; 30th best MBA worldwide, according to América Economía; 6th best business school for female students, according to Capital Magazine
  • Duration:1 year for full-time MBA; 2 years for part-time MBA
  • 92% of students are international
  • 2 years of professional work experience are required for the candidates who wish to apply for the MBA dual qualification; GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three terms/one year (full time)—CHF 12,600; six terms/two years (part time)—CHF 6,300; optional additional dual qualification—CHF 3,800
  • Average GMAT score: N/A
  • Accepted test: GMAT, GRE, EA
  • Accreditations: ACBSP, IACBE, CEEMAN IQA, CHEA, eduQua
  • Language: English


Ecole hoteliere de lausanne

World-class higher education in the field of hospitality management is what Switzerland is famous for and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is no exception. The hospitality school offers part-time and full-time MBAs, as well as EMBAs. Full-time MBAs are offered in Global Hospitality Business and Wine & Hospitality Management, and part-time MBA and full-time EMBA are offered in Hospitality.

  • #1 hospitality & leisure management school in the world, according to QS
  • Full-time MBA programs—16 months; part-time MBA program—24 months; EMBA—11 months
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; minimum of three years of work experience in the hospitality or tourism industry (including internships); completed a bachelor’s and/or a master’s degree in English; minimum of 6 years of work experience in a full English environment
  • Tuition fees: MBA in Global Hospitality business—CHF 34,890; MBA in Hospitality—CHF 34,920
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EFMD, ECTS, NECHE, HES-SO
  • Language: English

Where To Take The GMAT In Switzerland 

Helidux Academy
Alderstrasse 40
8008 Zurich
Phone: +41 43 497 90 81

University of St Gallen
Gatterstrasse 3
9010 St. Gallen
+41 71 224 25 80


Avenue des Boveressses 52
1010 Lausanne
+41 21 654 40 60


  • Switzerland is ranked the 2nd best study abroad country in Europe (and #4 in the world) for 2021!
  • Wide range of study programs
  • Individual approach
  • Small sizes classroom
  • Teachers, who are active business practitioners or business owners
  • Privately accredited
  • Guaranteed internship placements to the best students
  • Various discounts in the local facilities
  • Get an internationally recognized degree
  • Explore different cultures and languages
  • Explore the beauty of the country (Zurich, Geneva, etc.)
  • Visit the nearby beauties of the world (e.g. the Swiss Alps)
  • Enjoy a high standard of living
  • Good healthcare system

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Contributor: Martin Stanchev