Master of International Business Administration

Getting to Mastery

After your successful Bachelor years, you know there is more to learn.

You want to acquire the additional knowledge you know you need to compete in this global business world. 

This is the core purpose of the 2-year MIBA program at AGSB.

Focus: International

Your first year will have you embrace the complexity of the international business environment.

International Accounting – International Economics – International Finance- Management – Marketing – Business Strategy – Entrepreneurship – Business Law.

Your second year will be focused on your most important MIBA Dissertation.

Building upon your practical experience, you will write and defend this dissertation, which will be a key element to promote your career.

Second-year additional steps: Advanced level of Year 1 modules – Research Methods – Project – Internship (three-month administrative or managerial position in a function such as marketing, finance, human resources or events management).

The academic team will be by your side through these years. 

You will benefit from a personalized follow-up with experts and get engaged in a practical and pragmatic high-level training with a highly qualified team of practitioners.


Internationalisation of business

Creation of an international business plan per team, either as intrapreneurial new projects for an existing company or brand new entrepreneurial projects.

Presentation before evaluation team composed of simulated technical experts, board members, advisors, investors.

Example: African style hotel from an existing chain to be opened in Barcelona.

National Competitiveness

Study the correlations between entrepreneurship, start-ups, knowledge transfer, access to venture capital, innovative capacity of a country and its level of global competitiveness.

For a detailed description of modules please visit this link.


Entry to the master’s program requires completion and graduation from a recognized undergraduate program. The business school may require students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business to take additional undergraduate level modules. Graduates of non-American institutions of higher learning must be able to document that their degree is equivalent to a recognized Bachelor’s degree. Certified translations in English are required for all records, not in English. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) test is required for graduate-level applicants.  AGSB’s GMAT institution code number is 0709. The GMAT may be waived upon evaluation of an applicant’s academic and/or employment records. A request for waiver must be made in a letter addressed to the AGSB Admissions department.


  1. Application Form: Applicants must submit a completed and signed application form.
  2. Application Fee: Payment can be made by bank transfer into the American Graduate School of Business bank account at the Crédit Suisse. Please be sure that your name is included on the bank transfer notice. (CHF 250.-)
  3. Passport: Copy of your valid passport.
  4. Photographs: Six (6) passport size photographs must be included with the application form that is submitted to AGSB. Most of these photographs are required by the local authorities and for student visas.
  5. Recommendations: One (1) confidential letter of recommendation from instructors or employers who are familiar with the applicant’s past performance must be sent directly to AGSB. Certified translations must also be submitted for all letters, not in English.
  6. Résumé or CV: A brief written account of the applicant’s strengths and accomplishments. Include personal details, education, work experience, other qualifications and career expectations.
  7. Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcripts for all applicable academic work done at the secondary or university-level institutions in the past five (5) years. Transcripts must be sent directly by the institutions to AGSB. Certified translations must also be submitted for all documents, not in English.
  8. Evidence of expected English level.
    At least 550 / 80points score in a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). AGSB code is 9756.
    At least 6.0 score in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS).


All students are required to write a personal essay in English. When the student is accepted, this essay will remain as the first component of his/her portfolio. The essay or motivation letter should be at least 500 words in length. You should tell the story of your academic development and any other work experience you have had in a first-person narrative. You should explain your reasons for applying and how you expect AGSB to further improve your present career goals.


AGSB operates on a rolling admission basis. The school, therefore, needs completed application paperwork as well as all academic records and applicable fees to be received by the admissions office within a minimum of four weeks before the start of each term.

When accepted, prospective students will receive an official Letter of Acceptance and an invitation to enroll. At this time, students will also be advised with further information that would be needed in order to complete a student record file.


AGSB operates within a term based system. The academic year begins in September and ends in July with three academic terms (Fall, Winter, and Spring) offered during this period:

Fall Term:            Sept to Dec

Winter Term:      Jan to April

Spring Term:      April to July

There are 10 (10) weeks of study per term, including one week of examinations and for the fall term, one week of orientation, which makes a total of 30 scheduled weeks in the year.

There are twelve (12) holiday weeks per year, 4 weeks beginning in December, 2 weeks in April and 8 weeks from the end of July.

Examination periods usually occur in the middle and at the end of each term. Holiday periods vary, but there is usually one short break in December, another break in Spring as well as a longer break in July/August.

Tuittion Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable) = CHF 250
Admission Fee (non-refundable) = CHF 1’500
MIBA Tuition = CHF 29’000
Dissertation Fee = CHF 2’500
Total for 2-year MIBA program: CHF 33’250
There are some expenses that are not covered by the program fees, and all students will be liable for these as appropriate:

  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Social activities/trips
  • Photocopying costs
  • Books

MIBA Application Form

You are welcome to contact us directly from Monday to Thursday, 09:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.
Swiss time GMT +1 at +41 21 944 95 01.
Looking forward to answering your questions. Alternatively please fill out the form, we will contact you in the shortest delay.