Master of International Business

Calendar, Courses, Admissions & Deadlines

Academic Calendar

The Academic Year runs on four terms per year:

2021-2022 Academic Year:
  • Fall term 2021: September 6 – November 12
    (1-week term break: Nov 13 – Nov 21)
  • Winter term 2021-2022: November 22 – February 11
    (1-week term break: Feb 12 – Feb 20)
  • Spring term 2022: February 21 – May 6
    (1-week term break: May 7 – May 15)
  • Summer term 2022: May 16 – July 22

Up to 5 courses are scheduled each term, depending on the program option and term.

For more details regarding the start of the academic year and holidays, please click here.

Course List

Core Courses

  • Computational Skills
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Data Analysis and AI for Business
  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Entrepreneurial Context
    (incl. Ethics, Negotiations)
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Organizational Design
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Research Methods
  • SDG Accelerator
  • The Evolution of Economic and Monetary Mindsets

Specializations Course List

Leadership Courses 

  • Business Modeling
  • Leadership & Management Skills
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Negotiations and Sales
  • Strategic Management
  • Systems Thinking
  • Venture Funding

Finance Courses

  • Behavioral Finance / Wealth Management
  • Corporate Finance I
  • Corporate Finance II
  • Financial Markets I
  • Financial Markets II
  • Financial Reporting and Regulations
  • International Finance

Sustainability Courses

  • Circular Economy
  • Ethics of Innovation
  • Responsible Investing Towards Sustainability
  • Sustainable Business Strategy
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Admission Requirements & Deadlines

The program is for those who are passionate about business and looking for a bachelor degree that is directly applicable upon graduation. Our MIB students are open-minded and curious about how business operates all around the world. We select students who are committed to excellence and who have an affinity to BSL’s values and vision.

Application Deadlines

September intake

  • Swiss & EU Applicants – July 31st / August 31st*
  • International Applicants – May 1st

February intake

  • Swiss & EU Applicants – January 31st
  • International Applicants – November 1st

* Temporary Application Extension Deadline

Am I eligible?

If you have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, can meet our minimum English proficiency requirements (see below for details), then you are eligible to apply for the program. Your application will only be considered once all documents below have been submitted, and the application fee of 120 CHF has been processed.

Admissions Checklist

BSL Admissions Committee only reviews complete applications which include the following documents:

Application form

The application form (which includes terms and conditions) must be signed and completed.

Download the Application form here.

Download the Terms & Conditions here.

Application fee

Receipt of CHF 120 application fee – this can be paid online.

Bachelor’s degree

College / University degrees
Note: Foreign official degrees must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary.

Official transcripts

Complete list of the courses taken and grades earned by a student throughout a course.
Note: Foreign official transcripts must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

An up-to-date curriculum vitae/resume (overview of studies, relevant working experience if any and activities)

Motivation letter

A motivation letter / essay highlighting your perspective on your professional future, the reasons why you wish to study business, why you believe BSL is the right school for you and your goals and experience as they relate to higher education.

Recommendation letters

Two recommendation letters (signed and printed on official letterhead paper) from school principals, school counselors, teachers and / or employers. These letters should include, for example, your skills, dependability, personal character, contributions (to class or community) and accomplishments.

Proof of English proficiency

If English is not your first language, you need to provide the results of an English proficiency test such as an internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken no longer than 2 years prior to the application. An English proficiency test is required for international applicants who attended a non-English speaking school or work place.

Minimum requirements (only one test necessary):

  • TOEFL IBT 90
  • TOEFL CBT 575
  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEIC 800
  • DuoLingo 110
  • Language Cert – Low C1 (Expert Level)

Portrait photograph

A passport style photograph in digital format.

Copy of ID

A copy of your passport or identity card.

Copy of permit

A copy of your Swiss B/C permit, if applicable.

Admissions Process

 Review the admission criteria

 Submit Application & Supporting documents. (includes the payment of a CHF 120 application fee)

 Notification on your application status – Our Admissions team will update you on the eligibility of your profile and the status of your application within one week.

 Interview – We conduct interviews with shortlisted applicants on campus (when possible) and via Skype / phone. Your motivation, extracurricular activities, interpersonal skills and maturity will be assessed during the interview.

 Admissions decision – The admissions committee makes a decision based on the information provided in the application and the interview performance. Admissions results are available within max a week following the interview.

 Reserve a seat in the program – Successful candidates are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of CHF 1’900 and cover the first semester fee in order to reserve a seat in the program.

 Full Acceptance  – Upon receiving your payment confirmation, we will send you a Full Acceptance letter which confirms your seat in the program.

Curious about the impact our Program will have on your career?

Connect with one of our Program Experts for advice on which of our study options will provide you with the all-important steps of your career.