Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship

DEGREE INFORMATION

Type
Graduate Degree

Duration
18 Months

Start Dates
September, January, April

Location
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Study Modes
Full-time, Part-time

Language
English

ECTS Credits
112

CH Credits
79

Tuition Fees (18 Month Program)
CHF 30,500

Why Entrepreneurship?

In 2020, Switzerland was ranked as one of the most innovative countries in the world. Whilst for the sixth consecutive year, it ranked number 1 for Innovation Output Sub-Index, and number 1 in the Knowledge and Technology Output pillars by the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute. Putting it amongst the most entrepreneurial countries in the world for innovation and technological advancement. 

“Disruption” is commonplace in the market, and companies are seeking “intrapreneur” minded individuals to secure their survival. Entrepreneurship is an exciting field of study which encourages students to turn a vision into a business plan and, ultimately, a business through calculated risks and strategizing. Entrepreneurs use their creativity, promote innovation, and create new job opportunities, new products, and services.

Degree Overview

The curriculum links theoretical knowledge to hands-on, practical experience as students are guided to solve real-world challenges. This environment emphasizes collaboration and team building alongside the healthy competition. At AUS, top-tier internationally diverse classmates come together, share professional experiences, and form groups of team players where mutual commitment and joint accountability lead to highly effective teams.

Whilst at AUS, students will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to launch their career in the modern business environment. Our professors are actively involved in entrepreneurial ventures whether as former start-up creators or through coaching start-ups in local and international accelerators. This real-time applied experience is in stark contrast to many university professors focused solely on theory or outdated methodologies. Students are guided to create a business plan which evaluates both the risks involved as well as the market potential. Beyond the depth and breadth of knowledge gained in the classroom, the life-long connections developed while attending AUS will be of immeasurable value.

To this end, we require and actively support internship placement, on-site company visits, and executive mentoring. With our vast network of contacts at nearby, world-renowned, corporate headquarters, students are sure to find opportunities tailored to meet their specific needs. The aim is for students to graduate with the confidence, tools, and creativity to launch successful business ventures.

DEGREE INFORMATION

Type
Graduate Degree

Duration
18 Months

Start Dates
September, January, April

Location
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Study Modes
Full-time, Part-time

Language
English

ECTS Credits
112

CH Credits
79

Tuition Fees (18 Month Program)
CHF 30,500

Modules

5

Foundation

13

Core

8

Specialization

“Organizations are part of an ever-evolving industry. In order to gain a competitive advantage, they need employees with practical experience as well as soft and hard skills.”

This degree builds on a student’s knowledge developed at a bachelor level and will develop their business personality and hone their management skills. Students will study core modules in which they will conduct in-depth analysis of business practices and apply this in collaboration with their entrepreneurial skills in order to gain expert industry knowledge. Students will use specialized modules to apply their theoretical knowledge and ensure a comprehensive understanding of the impact their knowledge can have.

Module Examples

  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Public Relations and Networking Skills
  • Launching a Start-Up
  • New Venture Financing
  • Strategy for Entrepreneurs
Internships and Placements
Career Opportunities

During their degree students must undertake at least one internship. Students are support by our dedicated careers team and faculty to ensure they can find an internship relevant to their career path. Students are also encouraged to undertake additional internships in other fundamental business areas in order to broader their experience and enhance their CV.

Along with technological advancements, the entrepreneurship and business landscape has changed considerably around the world. Entrepreneurship is designed to provide the tools necessary to start your own independent business or work in advisory roles to new venture start-ups, giving graduates the tools to work proactively in highly uncertain or risky market environments. Studying Entrepreneurship, you could progress into careers including;

  • Business Consultancy
  • Research and Development
  • Business Incubators and Accelerators
  • Start-Up and Small Business Development
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship
  • Venture and Capital Fundraising

Why Switzerland?

Rated in the Top 2 Countries to Study Abroad in Europe, Switzerland is an exceptional location to live, study and work. Its cultural diversity, magnificent landscape and innovative environment offer first-class conditions for both personal well-being and career achievement. With its amazing cuisine, four national languages, horology eminence and more than 1.5 million cows, Switzerland offer an international study experience like no other.

Among its many charms, Switzerland scenery tops it all. Stunning Lake Geneva lends itself to great boating and swimming, and of course the mountains are there for memorable hiking. If you love to ski and snowboard, there is no better place than Switzerland. And if you don’t know how to ski and snowboard, there is no better place to learn. From Zermatt to St. Moritz, Switzerland is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts.

Why AUS?

The American University in Switzerland (AUS) is a private and fully accredited institution of Higher Education located near beautiful Lake Geneva. With a professor to student ratio of only 1 to 7 and a graduation rate of nearly 95%, students will experience the individual attention they deserve and obtain the career they desire.

At AUS, we recognize that business leaders today must not only master the hard skills needed to make data-driven decisions but also the soft skills needed to make them a better collaborator. To thrive in this field and to truly create value in an organization, leaders must acquire the management skills necessary to interface across the organization.

Recognizing the need for this skillset in the market, AUS has developed a holistic approach to educating tomorrow’s leaders in business administration.

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in Entrepreneurship with an AUS Master Degree.

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1814 La Tour-de-Peilz
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