About AGSB

The story of our school begins in 1974, date of creation of the American College of Switzerland, whose academic body had the vision of combining both the effectiveness of American graduate education and the Swiss work ethic. Building upon this vision, four of the teachers created the American Graduate School of Business in 1991 to accommodate its growth, AGSB moved from its initial location at the Hotel Excelsior in Montreux to larger offices in La Tour-de-Peilz and finally to our present address Chemin du Levant still in La Tour-de-Peilz, which can now receive 250 students.

To this date, our beliefs and values remain the same as confirmed by the test of time. We believe that success stems from attitude.  These translate into our values which shape our pedagogy:

Relevant – you want to study what matters to you, to fulfill your goals.
Practical – it is about concretizing your ambitions.
Effective – it is about “doing the right thing”.
Attentive – success comes from listening to the other.

Uniquely located on the Swiss Riviera between Montreux and Vevey, AGSB offers its students opportunities to experience music festivals, art exhibitions, sports, and short distance travels to the most prestigious locations in Europe while at the same time exposing them to the world of international relations (e.g. United Nations, World Trade Organization, World Health Organization)

This is what AGSB is about. A place where you will learn both inside and outside of the classroom.

“Your success is our success”.

Fast Facts

AGSB – the American Graduate School of Busines is an internationally known institution with its location in Switzerland. We are providing a top-notch education for more than 40 years. Over 75 nationalities have been graduated from our business school. We are truly international and multicultural society.




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Accreditations and Memberships

European Council for Business Education

International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Vaud Association of Private Schools

Swiss Federation of Private Schools


Chemin du Levant 5,
1814 La Tour-de-Peilz,

+41 21 944 95 01



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