Program Overview

Seasoned and successful business practitioners will help you develop additional skills to start your career path at a higher level or create a bridge to the business world.

The BSL Master in International Business (MIB) takes you beyond the academic discovery of business. It enables you to discover your own way of making a difference while forging an exciting path of professional development.

Program Objectives
  • You will embark on a personal development journey and will cultivate skills and perspectives that empower you to make meaningful change in the world.
  • You will prepare for a career that fits your strengths and passions and will choose between different program options including an international study exchange in China, a cutting-edge specialization in data analytics or an optional internship.
  • You will explore innovative and state-of-the-art business tools and concepts that challenge business-as-usual thinking and offer a different perspective of business as a force for good.

BSL Signature Features

  • Small classes with personalized attention and support from professors
  • Professors who are seasoned and currently active business practitioners and experts in their field
  • International and diverse environment with students from 60 nationalities
Program Options

Option 1: MIB Classic with Project Management

  • 15 core courses in business and management
  • Specialized courses to prepare you for a successful completion of the IPMA® Project Management Associate certification
  • Capstone Project in the last 6 months - choice of Thesis, or Applied Business Project
  • Possibility to gain practical experience with an optional internship
  • Flexibility to study in or out of Switzerland in the last 6 months of study

Option 2: MIB Global with Exchange in China

  • 15 core courses in business and management completed at BSL in Switzerland over one year
  • Final 6 months of course work completed at world-renown Renmin University in Beijing, China
  • Capstone Project (Thesis) completed in China, and supervised by BSL faculty member

Option 3: MIB Digital with Data Analyst Nanodegree

  • 20 core courses in business and management 
  • Hybrid approach combining online Udacity Nanodegree with classroom learning 
  • Flexibility to study in or out of Switzerland in the last 6 months of study
  • Capstone Project: Completion of the Udacity Nanodegree (Data Analyst) 

Option 4: MIB with CFA® Level I Preparation

  • 18 core courses in business and management
  • Curriculum design combining hands-on business learning and a 6-months deep dive into the Financial Analyst specialization
  • Flexibility to study in or out of Switzerland in the last 6 months of study
  • Capstone Project: Preparation for the CFA® Level I Examination


Our Education Consultants
Melanie Le Chêne & Andy Reynolds look forward to hearing from you

Program Format

Duration: 18 months

Start Date: Each September and February

Number of courses: 20 (Coursework is completed over the first 1 year)

Workload: 5 half-day classes per week (Mon-Fri) plus independent learning

Number of terms: 4 terms in one academic year and each term takes 10 weeks

Program credits: 120 ECTS
(5 ECTS per course)

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