International and local Accreditation
The American University in Switzerland is recognised by multiple accreditation bodies and is a member of the U.S based International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IABCE), the European Council for Business Education (ECBE) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
It also belongs to the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, FSEP – Fédération Suisse des Ecoles Privées, AVDEP – Association Vaudoise des Ecoles Privées as well as Promove – the recognized agency in the Riviera-Lavaux region for promoting economic development.
AUS’s backing by internationally-recognised and strong local organisations provides the assurance of quality education for all its students.
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The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor, master and doctoral-levels in institutions of higher-level education world-wide. Recognizing the IACBE is the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The job of the CHEA is to scrutinize and affirm the courses of career-based (among other) educational institutions such as the AUS.
The ECBE, based in Brussels is committed to supporting academic and professional learning institutions in business and related fields. It provides support and consulting services to help institutions continuously improve by engaging in its accreditation process.
The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce plays a vital and active role in assisting Swiss companies in the United States and U.S. companies in Switzerland to expand their business.
An associative network of boarding schools with international vocation and renown, established in AUS’s canton of Vaud, offering a framework for higher-level educational performances, conditions and certification.
The goal of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools is to manifest and ensure the significant value of Swiss educational establishments all over the world. FSEP consistently lobbies for improvement in the political, economic and legal framework requirement of private schools in Switzerland.
Promove is a not-for-profit, private-law association dedicated to the economic development of the Riviera-Lavaux region, where AUS is located, on the shores of Lake Geneva, in Switzerland.