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Human Resource Management

Dual Degree with
The MBA with a Human Resource Management concentration enables the student to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from the core coursework for the MBA degree in order to address the issues and challenges faced by today’s human resource management professional. Students will benefit from exposure to theories and applications involved in acquiring and developing talented employees, managing the ongoing employer/employee relationship, and providing competitive advantages through strategic human resource policies and practices.

Human Resource Management

Dual Degree with
2 years
Credits
September / January / April
Study Mode

Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration

Duration
Full-time
Entry Dates
90 CH | 120 ECTS
Dual Degree
The QS World University 2023 Ranking has rated the American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland as “Top 3 in Switzerland”, "Top 100" in Europe, ranking #71-80, and "Top 130" globally, ranking #121-130.
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The QS World University 2023 Ranking has rated the American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland as “Top 3 in Switzerland”, "Top 100" in Europe, ranking #71-80, and "Top 130" globally, ranking #121-130.

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Overview

The Master of Science in International Business Administration (MIBA) program at the American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland ensures that our students are fully prepared to lead and manage in today’s competitive and changing global marketplace. We focus on integrating traditional business knowledge with practical decision-making, problem-solving, creativity, and strategic thinking while engaging in real-world projects. We create a practical learning and research environment that emphasizes collaboration and active engagement with industry leaders.

The curriculum links cutting-edge business theory to practical research and applications as students are guided to solve real-world challenges. This environment emphasizes collaboration and team building alongside healthy competition. At AUS, top-tier internationally diverse classmates come together, share professional experiences, and form synergistic groups where mutual commitment and joint accountability lead to highly effective teams.
Each course integrates at least two experiential learning activities such as:
  • Simulations
  • Presentations – individual and/or group
  • Case studies
  • Projects – individual and/or group.
Beyond the depth and breadth of knowledge gained in the classroom, the life-long connections developed while attending AUS will be of immeasurable value. To this end, we require and actively support internship placement, on-site company visits, and executive mentoring. With our vast network of contacts at nearby, world-renowned corporate headquarters, students are sure to find opportunities tailored to meet their specific needs. Whether the student’s aspiration is to manage a leading company, have their own business, or work for a family-run business, AUS provides the tools to follow the desired career path.AUS graduate students are expected to produce quality and practical business research summarized in their Master's Capstone submission. AUS awards prizes to the best Thesis.

The Human Resource Management Specialization enables the student to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from the core coursework for the MBA degree in order to address the issues and challenges faced by today’s human resource management professional. Students will benefit from exposure to theories and applications involved in acquiring and developing talented employees, managing the ongoing employer/employee relationship, and providing competitive advantages through strategic human resource policies and practices.

When a MIBA student successfully completes the DDP, the student will graduate, in their chosen specialty, with a Master of Science in International Business Administration (MIBA) from AUS and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from TU. MIBA students will also receive a Professional Certificate from TU in their chosen specialty.

Why AUS?

  • Campus
    The inspiring, modern campus of the American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland features all you could need, from state-of-the-art learning spaces to cozy corners, an on-site Starbucks coffee machine, and dedicated sports facilities.
  • Multiple Specializations Options
    You can study an undergraduate or graduate degree in business or specialize, and also choose to engage in the Dual Degree Program in conjunction with Tiffin University in the United States.
  • Multiple Intakes per Year
    We have three admission intakes per year: fall, winter, and spring.
    Learn more about Admission and Application Deadlines
  • International Recognition

    AUS is chartered under Swiss law and recognized by the Department of Education in the Canton of Vaud as an Institute of Higher Education.
    Learn more about Accreditation and Ranking
  • Soft Skill Development
    As an accredited institution with the
    IBM SkillsBuild Initiative, AUS has a first-hand view of the latest technologies and business trends across several industries. As an Apple Authorized Training Center for Education, students learn how to code, create and build apps.
  • Personalized Learning
    With a class size of 15 to 20 students and a faculty-student ratio is roughly 1-7, facilitating a deeper working relationship between students and professors coupled with feedback and coaching.
  • Support Services
    AUS provides various support services to students such as: Career Support, Dedicated support, Learning Support. All students will meet with the Academic Coordinator each academic term.
  • Great Student Life
    With our campus located amongst the Swiss Riviera's beautiful scenery, we organize trips to explore the rich cultural heritage and beautiful architecture. Offering plenty of nearby attractions, destinations, and ski resorts or visit local festivals.
  • Cultural Diversity
    At AUS students from over 50 nationalities from 6 continents come together to learn and share experiences, cultural perspectives, and varied work experiences with students from all over the world.
  • Student Housing
    AUS has several fully furnished single and shared rooms within a five-kilometer radius of the university campus.
    Learn more about student housing

Dual Degree Accreditations

Dual Degree Structure

In order to receive dual degrees, students must successfully complete the required AUS and TU courses. The curricula are mixtures of AUS and TU courses designed to provide students with the maximum exposure to the necessary knowledge and skills for the future workplace, emphasizing critical thinking, problem-solving, research technologies, and multimodal communication methods.
The TU programs are all online with videos, discussion rooms, readings, and other assignments. For the most part, the students will be in the same class as TU students, thus enabling interaction. Students will take both AUS and TU courses to complete their required coursework. Courses will be taught on campus and remotely.
  • Duration:
    2 years
  • Entry Dates:
    September / January / April
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Credits:
    90 CH | 120 ECTS
Program Structure
The Master of Science in International Business Administration (MIBA) is a two-year program during which the student must obtain 90 credit hours | 120 European Credit Transfer System. The two-year program structure comprises six academic terms, with three terms per year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Each term typically includes ten weeks of instruction and two weeks of examinations.

A standard course of study to complete a MIBA program over two years requires the completion of fifteen AUS core courses, two AUS elective courses, ten TU core courses and four TU specialization courses. In addition, nine credit hours are required for Capstone work which starts during the last academic term and can be completed up to six months after graduation. The MIBA Capstone work can be either a thesis in the form of a research proposal, where the validity of one or more hypotheses is investigated, or in the form of a business plan.
Courses
#
CH
ECTS
AUS Core
15
45
60
AUS Elective
2
6
8
TU Core
10
20
30
TU Specialization
4
12
16
Capstone: Thesis or Business Plan
9
12
Courses
#
CH
ECTS
AUS Core
AUS Elective
TU Core
15
45
60
2
6
8
10
20
30
TU Specialization
Capstone: Thesis or Business Plan
4
12
9
16
12
The conferring of a MIBA degree from AUS follows only after completing all the following requirements:
  • Academic credit requirements - a minimum of 90 CH | 120 ECTS.
  • Academic performance requirements - a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Capstone: Thesis in the form of a research proposal, where the validity of one or more hypotheses is investigated, or in the form of a business plan.
  • Attendance and residency requirements.
MIBA students have other credit-earning opportunities, when available, through internships and by working with professors on research initiatives and program activities surrounding their specialization.

Courses

Program Learning Outcomes

  • 1
    The successful MIBA participant will be able to analyze and evaluate (beyond the level of understanding) the performance of a business in the functional areas of general management (accounting, economics, finance, and marketing).
  • 2
    The successful MIBA participant will be able to analyze and evaluate decision alternatives using theories, tools, and techniques (such as a cash flow statement, market segmentation, and sustainable competitive advantage) applied to the internal and external analysis of a business or industry situation and are able to support and defend their recommendations.
  • 3
    The successful MIBA participant will be able to create and present advanced oral and written business presentations (such as a research proposal or a business plan) in a supported and scholarly fashion.
  • 4
    The successful MIBA participant will set an example to other students by conducting their affairs in a businesslike manner (such as respect for their appearance, timeliness, and preparation) and possess the ability to work cooperatively in mixed teams on diverse projects towards a common goal.
  • 5
    The successful MIBA participant will be able to develop life-long learning skills that will support them to continue their studies in a self-directed and autonomous manner.
  • The successful MIBA participant will be able to analyze and evaluate (beyond the level of understanding) the performance of a business in the functional areas of general management (accounting, economics, finance, and marketing).
  • The successful MIBA participant will be able to analyze and evaluate decision alternatives using theories, tools, and techniques (such as a cash flow statement, market segmentation, and sustainable competitive advantage) applied to the internal and external analysis of a business or industry situation and are able to support and defend their recommendations.
  • The successful MIBA participant will be able to create and present advanced oral and written business presentations (such as a research proposal or a business plan) in a supported and scholarly fashion.
  • The successful MIBA participant will set an example to other students by conducting their affairs in a businesslike manner (such as respect for their appearance, timeliness, and preparation) and possess the ability to work cooperatively in mixed teams on diverse projects towards a common goal.
  • The successful MIBA participant will be able to develop life-long learning skills that will support them to continue their studies in a self-directed and autonomous manner.
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Earn Professional Certificates Alongside Your Degree

The IBM Academic Initiative program allows AUS students to receive IBM credentials as digital ‘badges’ marking their learning achievements using Credly. The students can easily share and promote their achievements on social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, as well as your own personal webpages and blogs.
The IBM Academic Initiative program allows AUS students to receive IBM credentials as digital ‘badges’ marking their learning achievements using Credly. The students can easily share and promote their achievements on social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, as well as your own personal webpages and blogs.
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Career

The Human Resource Management specialization enables the student to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from the core coursework for the MBA degree in order to address the issues and challenges faced by today’s human resource management professional. Students will benefit from exposure to theories and applications involved in acquiring and developing talented employees, managing the ongoing employer/employee relationship, and providing competitive advantages through strategic human resource policies and practices.

A specialization in Human Resource Management allows you to progress into the following careers:

Training & Development
Recruitment
Staffing
HR Planning and Analysis

Where have our students gone after graduation?

Nestle
United Nations
Paragon
IAESTE
Philip Morris International
HSBC
Danone
Deloitte
Ikea
aramco
Pepsico
Credit Suisse
DELL
UBS
ABB
CISCO
The Adecco Group
Unilabs
Alcon
Merck

Tuition & Fees

Application Fee: CHF 250.-
(due before we review the application documents)
Admission Fee: CHF 1,500.-
(due when you have been accepted to the program)
Dual Master
MIBA + TU Specialization
CHF 8’350.- per term
3 Terms per year
2-Year Master’s Degree Program
flexible payment options available
Fees per year
Dual Master: CHF 25,000.- per year
Dual Master
MIBA + TU Specialization
CHF 8’350
3 Terms per year / 2-Year Program
flexible payment options available
per term
Dual Master: CHF 25,000.- per year
Fees per year
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