Where is the American Graduate Schools of Business?

Crossroads of Europe: Placed between the lakeside communities of Montreux, famous for its world-renown Jazz Festival and Vevey, headquarters for the world-leading Nestlé, AGSB offers the ideal environment to obtain your business degree. International connections to all the major cities of Europe by rail or air in easy reach.

When was ASGB established?

Established in 1991 under the leadership of four founders, AGSB offers academic excellence, quality assurance, flexibility and global acceptability.

What are AGSB’s school colors?

Following the age old academic tradition set by the Intercollegiate Council, on Commencement Day, AGSB graduates don the black cap and gown with the degree related velvet-lined hood. The inner lining shows the Bordeaux and Gold school colors.

Has AGSB had any famous graduation speakers?

Through the years, keynote speakers such as Eugene Chaplin, Ambassador of Chile to the WTO, Director of Marketing Research for Procter & Gamble, and Executive Vice-President of Nestlé have participated in this celebratory event.

How do I apply to AGSB?

Download the application form from AGSB’s website (www.agsb.ch) or by directly contacting the Office of Admissions.

What are the application deadlines?

Applications are processed on a Rolling Admissions basis. Although deadlines are indicated on our website for referential purposes, applicants need not presuppose that applications forwarded after this date will be automatically deferred to the following semester.

How much does AGSB cost?

Tuition costs and other fees can be requested directly from AGSB’s Director of Finance.

Is AGSB accredited?

AGSB is chartered under Swiss Law and recognized by the Department of Education of the Canton Vaud as an Institute of Higher Education. AGSB has been recognized by the United States Department of Education for university eligibility to participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL). In addition, AGSB is a member of diverse professional organizations such as the College Board, and American Associate of Higher Education.

Does ASGB offer financial aid to international students?

Generally speaking, financial aid is limited and is based on academic merit.

I have no TOEFL or GMAT. Is there a possibility to be admitted without these scores?

Standardized test scores such as the TOEFL and GMAT are a part of the program Admissions Criteria. However, test scores are not the sole criteria for admission. Key attributes of the candidate screening process includes academic endeavor and preparation, commitment to higher education and motivation to experience the score of internationalism.

Does AGSB accept transfer credits?

Transfer articulations are an integral part of the admissions process. Decisions are taken by the Director of Admissions in reference to course and credit transfers.

Is work experience required for the graduate program?

An enriching facet of an American-based education is the interweaving of theory with practicum. Although a lengthy professional career is not required, applicants with work experience are favorably reviewed.

Does AGSB offer professional development programs?

AGSB’s professional development program is aimed at professionals active within an existing business environment. Thus it address companies’ managerial development needs with a flexible and progressive curriculum. Graduates of this program are able to apply their newly acquired classroom knowledge in a relevant business environment. Course objectives are designed to make optimal use of the participants’ existing business experience by engaging them in conceptual discussions and simulated case studies.

In which corporate organizations do the students obtain internships and launch their professional careers?

Corporate Internships laterally benefit both business students and the companies they work for. In turn, this field-driven segment has become a key component in AGSB’s graduate degree programs.

A list of some of the career paths and placements chosen by our graduates:

  • Banking: UBS, Citibank, Credit Suisse
  • Advertising & Public Relations:​ Walt Disney World
  • Human Resource Management:​ Philip Morris
  • Product Management:​ Schindler, Renault, Norske Skog
  • Strategic Marketing:​ PLIVA, Pan Asia Paper
  • Consultancy:​ Lehman Brothers, Deloitte Touche
  • Accounting:​ Ernst & Young
  • Development:​ Aga Khan Foundation
  • Information Systems: ​Hewlett Packard, Quark Media House, AutoDesk
  • International Organizations:​ UNCTAD, ITC, WTO, ILO