Accreditation and Recognition

The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland (AUS) has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page
International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate bachelor, master and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide.

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 educational institutions.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is United States organization of degree-granting colleges and universities. Recognition by CHEA affirms that the standards and processes of the accrediting organization are consistent with the academic quality, improvement and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.

The AUS' IACBE accreditation has gained CHEA recognition in January 2011.
Council for Higher Education Accredited - Recognized Accrediting Institution
The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also plays a crucial role in accrediting higher education institutions worldwide and ensuring that degrees issued by foreign institutions are recognized in Saudi Arabia. Through its rigorous accreditation processes, the ministry evaluates and approves educational institutions abroad, ensuring that they meet the standards necessary for Saudi students to pursue quality education internationally. This accreditation extends to programs, ensuring that the degrees earned by Saudi students abroad are recognized and validated upon their return to the Kingdom. This comprehensive approach to international accreditation and recognition fosters educational excellence, provides Saudi students with diverse opportunities for higher learning, and ensures that their academic achievements are duly acknowledged and valued within Saudi Arabia's educational framework.

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Ministry of Education - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
AUS is Accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan's Ministry of Higher Education is responsible for overseeing and improving the higher education system, accrediting both local and foreign universities and institutions. Its mission includes ensuring academic quality, expanding access to education, fostering research and innovation, and enhancing students' preparedness for successful careers.

Learn more about the Jordanian Ministry of Education Accreditation
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

IACBE Public Disclosures of Student Achievements

Tiffin University Accreditation

Our programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which is one of the six regional accreditation bodies recognized by essentially all of the major public and private colleges and universities in America.
Higher Learning Commission
Tiffin University's School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. They accredit business education programs at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degree levels worldwide.

Institutions with this accreditation are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Tiffin University's seated and online programs are authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Ohio Department of Higher Education


The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland is proud to be named by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an official IATA Authorized Training Center.
Offering Master level degrees with a specialization in Aviation Management as well as specific IATA certified training courses, enables students to gain expert industry knowledge from a global organization in air transportation.
IATA – International Air Transport Association
The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland is an Official IELTS Preparation and Testing Center.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world's most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test.
IELTS is applicable for study and work with more than three million tests taken in the past year. IELTS results are recognised by more than 10,000 organisations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in more than 140 countries around the world.
Official Preparation and Testing Center
The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland is a recognized university by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. US veterans can apply to study at AUS and obtain a GI Bill.

The GI Bill ® is an education benefit earned by members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces and their families. Eligibility for veteran and dependent education benefits is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). GI Bill® benefits can cover a percentage of tuition and mandatory fees based on the length of active duty service as determined by the VA.

Veteran Affairs Facility Code: 21001578
United States Department of Veteran Affairs
The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland (AUS) is a full member of the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE).
EURASHE is a Brussels-based organization, founded in Patras (Greece) in 1990 as an international association promoting and emphasizing professional higher education (PHE). EURASHE has more than 50 members all around Europe, through which it represents more than 500 universities of applied sciences, university colleges, and other institutions of PHE in Europe.
European Association of Institutions in Higher Education
The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland (AUS) is included in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (WHED). The database provides authoritative information on higher education systems and credentials, as well as the recognized higher education institutions that meet WHED criteria.
This WHED gained additional momentum at the UNESCO Global Convention on the recognition of higher education qualifications, which aimed to increase the transparency of the higher education landscape at the global level and to enhance orientation through the ever-expanding field of higher education, by providing a standard for the listings of higher education institutions. According to UNESCO, the WHED also serves several major goals, including fostering transparency of higher education on a global scale, facilitating communication within the global higher education community, as well as increasing access, speed, and reliability of information.
AUS included in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (WHED)

National Recognition

The Association Vaudoise des Ecoles Privees is an associative network of boarding schools with international vocation and renown, established in the same Canton as AUS's campus, Vaud, offering a framework for higher education 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.
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, for the expansion of business and knowledge transfer.