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Master in International Business

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«Our MSc International Business provides students with everything they need to prepare for an international career in a globalized world.»

Felix Scherrer, Head of MSc International Business

The program focuses on business internationalization and intercultural management and leadership. Students gain the competence needed to apply their management knowledge and methodological know-how in the context of practice-oriented research and consulting projects. Graduates are well-prepared for business challenges in interdisciplinary and intercultural environments. An intensive full-time program in English.

At a Glance

Title: Master of Science (MSc) in International Business
Start of New Program: Late August
Workload: 90 ECTS credits (corresponding to approx. 2,700 hours of study)
Duration: 3 semesters: 2 semesters of intensive full-time study plus Master’s thesis
Location: Winterthur, Zurich area
Language of instruction: English
Semester Fee: CHF 720.- semester fee, including flat rate exam fee; CHF 500 additional semester fee payable by students legally domiciled outside Switzerland; registration fee and enrollment fee: CHF 100 (fees are subject to change)
Admission Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or similar discipline with a high proportion of general management subjects. Individual assessment of cognitive competencies and motivation. English language skills:

  • BEC Higher/Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency certificate at C1 Level
  • IELTS certificate at C1/Advanced Level (min. 7.0)
  • TOEFL certificate at C1/Advanced Level (min. 95 points)

Double Degree: The program offers the option to complete a double degree with one of our selected partner universities. For a double degree, students continue their studies at another university after having completed the program at the SML.
Accreditation: AACSB

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“Knowledge is treasure. Acquiring knowledge is a treasure hunt.”

Dr. Petra Youngzie Barthelmess, Senior Lecturer, MSc in International Business

Satchin Bansal
“This new Master’s program is strongly oriented towards the ‘real life’ of international business and equips students with all the necessary management tools for a successful career.”

Satchin Bansal, Senior Director Business Development, Zimmer Biomet

Program Benefits

  • A Master’s degree from one of Switzerland‘s top business schools
  • Unique content comprising both management knowledge and intercultural training
  • Curriculum geared towards the needs of globalized enterprises
  • Graduates are ideal candidates for junior executive and specialist positions in international companies
  • Internationally diverse student body: connects to Swiss and international Bachelor’s degrees
  • Practice-oriented teaching and learning approach with live cases and “skill integrators”
  • Optional double degree to enable students to set their own priorities and build on their international experience
  • Efficient full-time program
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“The competency profiles acquired in an international Master’s program are of great value to our national, rapidly expanding company.”

Patrick Ryser, CFO, ROTH Group

Target Audience

This degree program is aimed at graduates of a Swiss or international Bachelor’s program in business interested in completing a Master’s program in order to prepare for managerial responsibilities in an international environment. In particular, this MSc program is suitable for individuals wishing to study full-time and who are interested in a high level of practical applicability.

Double Degree Programs

Rennes School of Business
Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)
Audencia Business School

A double degree consists of two degrees awarded by two different universities. They allow students the opportunity to specialize and go in depth into a particular field of study, or to follow a new subject. International double degrees, where qualifications are gained from more than one country, provide a unique opportunity for students to achieve a competitive advantage in a global business market.

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