Master in International Business
"Our MSc International Business provides students with everything they need to prepare for an international career in a globalized world."
Prof. Dr. Petra Youngzie Barthelmess, Head of MSc in 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 Program: Late August
Registration deadline: 15 May 2022 - Enrollment
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)
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.
FT Ranking: The MSc International Business was ranked in the Financial Times Ranking among the top 90 best Master's programs worldwide.
“What is particularly exciting about this program is the close cooperation with international companies, enabling the students to conduct academic research and actively participate in problem solving and strategy implementation.”
Dr. Albena Björck, Senior Lecturer, MSc in International Business
- 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
“This 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, Vice President of International Sales at GoCheck
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.
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
- Bulats Reading + Listening certificate (at an official Bulats center) at C1/Advanced Level (min. 75)
- IELTS certificate at C1/Advanced Level (min. 7.0)
- TOEFL certificate at C1/Advanced Level (min. 95 points)
- TOEFL iBT Home Edition certificate at C1/Advanced Level (min. 95 points)
- TOEIC certificate Listening + Reading combined score (min. 945 points)
“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
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.
International Business Projects
The close cooperation with companies enables our students to work on practical international management solutions.
- More information about the International Business Projects