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MBA in Switzerland Cost: All You Need to Know

Updated on 08 November, 2023

Bulbul Sharma

Bulbul Sharma

Manager- Content @upGrad

Switzerland, a name famed for its scenic beauty, is known for its excellent research centers and a large population of international students. The Federal Institutes of Technology and Swiss Universities are of international repute, with at least five of them ranked among the top 50 universities globally. Additionally, an MBA in Switzerland costs around INR 20 to 60 lakhs. 

An MBA in Switzerland can help students learn general business themes and specialized areas such as supply chain management, finance, and luxury brand management among others. Because Switzerland is home to a large number of NGOs, a few MBA programs in the country offer specialization in themes such as nonprofit management.

Many overseas MBA students in Switzerland utilize their studies as a springboard to finding work in the country. Switzerland’s strengths include high-tech and finance industries, among others.  

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Top Universities & MBA Fees in Switzerland

In Switzerland, an increasing number of business schools offer MBA programs in English, allowing students globally to study there. AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB accreditation is held by over 10 business schools in Switzerland.

The teaching medium in the below-given list of universities/institutes is English. Here’s a list of top universities and MBA in Switzerland cost in Indian rupees

1. IFM Business School 

IFM Business School (IFM University) is an approved business school in Geneva, Switzerland, founded in 1971. Three major accreditation agencies, rankings, and one innovation award highlight IFM’s competence in business education, innovative approach, business expertise, cutting-edge curriculum, unique teaching style, and focus on employability. The programs offered are –

(i) MBA in International Business  

Total duration: One academic year (9 months).

Course Information: 10 core courses and two electives. The program gives you the skills to work successfully in international markets.

Fees: A non-refundable application fee of CHF /EUR 150 (INR 6,000)

Part 1: CHF 14,500 (INR 5, 80,000)

Part 2: CHF 14,500 (INR 5, 80,000)

(First installment: CHF 5,500) (INR 2, 20,000) 

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(ii) MBA in Digital Transformation

Total duration: One academic year (9 months)

Course Information:

10 core courses and two electives. The program prepares you to meet the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation.

Fees: The same as given above.

(iii) MBA in International Finance 

Total duration: 9 months

Course Information:

The industry-relevant program prepares you to meet the current challenges of the world of finance. 10 core courses and two electives.

Fees: The same as given above.       

2. Business School Lausanne (BSL)

Located in the picturesque town of Lausanne, the program offered is – 

MBA in Sustainable Business

Total duration: One year 

Course Information:

It combines general leadership training with specialized knowledge of sustainability and its application in a business context.

Fees: CHF 44,800 (INR 17,92,000) 

Eligibility: Applicant should have over three years of professional experience.

3. University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Swiss-Asian MBA FHNW

Total duration: Two years

Course Information: Four residential weeks in Basel (Switzerland), Shenzhen

(China), Bangkok (Thailand) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Fees: CHF 19,000 (INR 7, 60,000)

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4. Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

Location and mode: Zurich and online

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Banking and Finance 

Total duration: Two years

Course Information: The course is aimed at managers and specialists in banking asset management, pension funds, fiduciary services, or financial advice.     

Fees: Total CHF 27,900 (INR 11,16,000). Some conditions apply.

 (CHF 8,700 per CAS) (INR 3,48,000)

 (CHF 1,800 for the MAS thesis) (INR 72,000).

With the average cost of an MBA in Switzerland being relatively lesser, the business administration program in the country attracts aspirants worldwide. 

Switzerland is also appealing to employers, as evident by the list of corporations that have moved to this low-tax jurisdiction: P&G, McDonald’s, and Nissan have all established European corporate headquarters in Switzerland over the last decade.

While the majority of MBA programs are taught in English, students who stay in Switzerland after graduation have the unique chance to operate in a bilingual market. It is especially beneficial for students who are fluent in one of Switzerland’s official languages, such as German, Italian, or French.

Swiss universities are known for academic excellence. Its professors are involved with topical research projects. This, therefore, translates into the use of their research while teaching. Enrollment in a Swiss university means becoming a part of a supportive academic community. 

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Bulbul Sharma

Manager- Content @upGrad

Bulbul is a self-driven professional and an expert writer & editor. She has been a part of the ed-tech industry for the past 2 years now and is motivated to provide study abroad aspirants with factually correct and relevant information. Her knack for impactful writing makes her blogs worth a read!

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