The History of the American University in Switzerland

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

Sep 2020

History in the making!

Sep 2020

29th Anniversary of AUS

Jun 2020

Collaboration with eCornell

Oct 2019

Became a member of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Central Europe

Sep 2019

Recognized as a Higher Institution by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Sep 2019

New Academic Programs

Aug 2019

Academic Agreement with MAHSA University in Malaysia

Aug 2019

Academic Partnership with Tiffin University

Jul 2019

Academic agreement with Ferrari Fashion School in Milan

Jul 2019

Establishment of AUS, The American University in Switzerland

Jun 2019

Academic Partnership with Tiffin University

Tiffin Unveristy Campus 2

May 2019

Recognized as an IATA Certified Training Center

The International Aviation Transportation Association (IATA) and the American University in Switzerland (AUS) announced a partnership recognizing AUS as an IATA Authorized Training Center.

Oct 2018

Establishment of AGSB S.A

Sep 2018

Academic agreement with Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

May 2018

Academic agreement with University of Prince Mugrin in Medina, Saudi Arabia

University of Prince Mugrin facility

May 2018

ECBE reaccredited

Jul 2017

QISAN Membership

Jul 2017

Academic agreement with Escuela Latinoamericana de Ingenieros, Tecnologos y Empresarios in Bogota, Colombia

Jun 2017

Academic agreement with Universidad Anahuac in Huixquilucan Mexico

Apr 2017

Academic Agreement with Galgotias University in Greater Noida, India

Apr 2017

IACBE reaccredited

Apr 2017

Academic agreement with the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut

Apr 2017

Academic agreement with Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in Tbilisi

Mar 2017

Academic Agreement with Corporacion Unificada Nacional de Educacion Superior in Colombia

Mar 2017

Academic Agreement with Universidad De Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico

Sep 2016

Inauguration of the new campus

Feb 2015

Academic agreement with Regent’s University London

Sep 2014

ASIC Accredited

Jun 2013

American Association for Higher Education (AAHEA) Accredited

Jul 2010

Class of 2010

Jun 2009

Class of 2009

Mar 2009

Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS) association membership

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May 2007

Class of 2007

May 2006

Class of 2006

May 2005

Class of 2005

May 2004

Class of 2004

Nov 2003

Class of 2003

Nov 2002

Class of 2002

Nov 2001

Class of 2001

Nov 2000

Class of 2000

Jan 2000

Introduction of Doctorate program

Nov 1998

Class of 1998

Jan 1998

Approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs (Washington DC)

Jan 1998

College Board membership

Nov 1997

Class of 1997

Nov 1996

Class of 1996

Jan 1996

European Council of International Schools (ECIS) membership

Nov 1995

Class of 1995

Nov 1994

Class of 1994

Jan 1994

Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS) association membership

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Nov 1993

Class of 1993

Jan 1993

AVDEP (Association of Private Schools in Canton Vaud) Recognition

Nov 1992

Class of 1992

Jan 1992

Moved to a new and bigger campus

Sep 1991

Establishment of AGSB, The American Graduate School of Business

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