International University of Switzerland - Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland

Funding type: Private

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The Zurich Business School is a private and independent institution of higher learning and forms an integral part of the International University of Switzerland that groups the business, management, language and cultural studies at its main campus in Barcelona and its satellite campuses in Madrid and Valencia into one international university dedicated to cross-cultural education with a global perspective.

Operating under the authority of the coordinating United International Business Schools organization, our study programs and courses are regularly reviewed and modernized in cooperation with the Global Council for Management Education, the organization's academic council. Partnerships and links with other schools, colleges and universities are developed and maintained through the International Student Mobility Initiative.

Committed to offering quality business and management education at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level, we strive to continuously improve our career-oriented academic study programs in accordance with the demands of the global marketplace as well as with the guidelines received from reputable American, European and international educational organizations.

The International University of Southern Europe aspires to be acknowledged as a private and independent international business school of first choice for the quality of its undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs and courses. We strive to provide students the inspiring excellence of a private university, combined with the stimulating advantage of a small-scale, cross-cultural and English-speaking environment.

Our study programs and teaching methods are in line with international standards in higher education and are undergoing a continuous process of self-evaluation and self-improvement by means of internal and external quality validation. Among our faculty and staff we give emphasis to such qualities as innovation, flexibility and a continuous sense of advancement.

Having full membership status with the United International Business Schools organization that is internationally commended for its academic contributions to professional business and management education, our school serves a highly unique and culturally diverse student body and endorses both academic advancement and personal growth among its students. Our mission is accomplished through academic excellence, ingenious extra-curricular activities and distinguishing cultural alliances.

We are dedicated to the following educational resolutions:

* To offer highly-competitive career-oriented academic study programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels in a full-time, part-time and online format

* To offer a range of flexible non-degree programs to meet the needs of individual students, companies and organizations in the framework of lifelong learning

* To uphold excellent quality standards in our academic curricula, pragmatic teaching methods and personalized student services

* To welcome qualified students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds, nationalities and religions

* To equip students with well-developed analytical, conceptual, quantitative and interpersonal skills

* To provide an opportunity to develop specific skills in accordance with ones interests and talents

* To develop among students an understanding of cross-cultural management, global leadership and business ethics

* To increase students competence in global thinking by offering a dynamic and truly international study environment


Finding accommodation

Accommodation is generally provided in cooperation with several student housing service agencies in the city. Several rooms are reserved only for our students. Upon acceptance, an overview of service agencies and housing options is provided. More information about accommodation and housing is available upon request.

Academic guidance and student counseling

One of our greatest assets is our ability to work with students individually. We help them plan their academic and professional future and want them to make the most out of their experience while studying at our school.

We emphasize on individual counseling, on personal development and on cross-cultural thinking, and prepare students to critically reflect on issues, to communicate effectively, to value teamwork and to appropriately use ICT to meet a company's ever changing organizational needs. We are convinced that fostering in students a desire for economical, social and environmental responsibilities, will reflect on their future development as a leader.

Career preparation and job placement

We support our students in planning their career paths by offering the possibility of meeting with business professionals interested in recruiting graduates. Our study programs are designed to meet the demands of a broad range of business professions. Students are also assisted with finding attractive internships and jobs with local companies as well as with multinational companies and organizations. In addition, we also review our students' CV's and provide useful tips for job interviews.

Working paperless in the Digital Age

Course materials are published in a digital format on the Online Student Portal. Students are advised to have a personal laptop available for the duration of their studies. The school is equipped with the latest wireless technology linked to a broadband internet connection. Upon registration, students are provided with a personal e-mail address and are authorized for access to the Online Student Portal. Books are available in our library for study purposes and can be lent out upon request.

The Online Student Portal provides access not only to course materials but also to class schedules, available jobs and internships, information about events and student activities, course registration and enrolment, and various other relevant information. The Forum allows students to publish classifieds, engage in online discussions, share pictures and interesting links and stay in touch with fellow classmates or with students from other campus locations.

Student services partners

* Barcelona Room - student housing

* Barcelona Welcome Services - relocation services

* Bright - mobile phones

* Melon District - student housing

Student life

Beyond our challenging academic curriculum, we offer our students a real experience in one of Europe's most diverse student communities, the city of Zurich. Living and studying in Zurich is truly an exciting and wonderful experience!

We consider networking as important as the academic curriculum as lifelong contacts made while studying at an international university such as ours will unquestionably be beneficial when embarking on professional activities in the future. We are certain that the time spent in Spain will remain as one of your greatest memories!

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