The story of the American University in Switzerland began in 1963, at the creation of the American College of Switzerland, whose academic body had the vision of combining both the effectiveness of American graduate education with the Swiss work ethic.
Building upon this vision, four of the ACS (American College of Switzerland) teachers created the American Graduate School of Business in 1991 from which flourished one of the leading international business schools in Switzerland.
To accommodate its growth, AGSB moved from its initial location at the Hotel Excelsior in Montreux in 1991 to La Tour-de-Peilz and finally to its present-day larger campus, still in La Tour-de-Peilz, which can now welcome 400 students.
In 2019, the school changed its name from the American Graduate School of Business to the American University in Switzerland to reflect its growing status within international education.
American University in Switzerland timeline
Establishment of AGSB, The American Graduate School of Business
Moved to a new and bigger campus
Class of 1992
AVDEP (Association of Private Schools in Canton Vaud) Recognition
Class of 1993
Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS) association membership
Class of 1994
Class of 1995
Class of 1996
Class of 1997
Class of 1998
Introduction of Doctorate program
Class of 2000
Class of 2001
Class of 2002
Class of 2003
Class of 2004
Class of 2005
Class of 2006
Class of 2007
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Establishment of AGSB S.A