Dual Degree with Tiffin University
The American University in Switzerland (AUS) and Tiffin University (TU), Tiffin, OH have entered into a new partnership, allowing AUS students to obtain a dual degree from both institutions.

The partnership offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business with multiple specialization options. To receive the dual degrees, AUS students must successfully complete the required AUS curriculum and TU specialty courses. The TU programs will be online with video, discussion rooms, readings and other assignments, as well as in a hybrid format with some instruction provided on AUS's campus.
IATA Authorized Training Center
The American University in Switzerland is proud to be recognized as an official IATA Authorized Training Center.

Offering a degree with a specialization in Aviation Management and specific IATA certified training courses enables students to gain expert industry knowledge from a global organization in air transport. Courses available to students will complement the AUS curriculum and give real-industry insight to support academic knowledge.

Topics such as Air Transport Fundamentals provide an overview of the air transportation system and illustrate the interdependencies among its various components, and Aviation Security Awareness, which looks at introducing security measures and regulations to keep the industry safe.

This opportunity provides students a real advantage when seeking employment by showcasing their expertise and applied knowledge through gaining industry-recognized certifications.
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We have to be in the driver’s seat for our career

John Bower, Director at EMEA Recruitment, shares valuable insight with future graduates to navigate their career pathways.

AUS Speaker Series

AUS prepares students with skills needed for the future. Interlaced with classroom discussions and projects, guest speakers regularly enhance the learning experience.

The AUS Speaker Series is a monthly lecture given by a different leading expert who will share their experiences, insights, and advice with students.

Our first speaker John Bower, Director – Finance, EMEA Recruitment, Switzerland discussed about skills needed in today’s job market and the skills Swiss employers, and employers in general, desire and the ones in high demand.

Mr. Bower works on a daily basis with senior industry executives in companies such as Proctor & Gamble and Duracell to identify and recruit top talent and has direct information from those doing the hiring and creating the job descriptions. This is a great opportunity for students to learn what skills they will need to further develop to be competitive. Mr. Bower is well-connected within the Swiss Finance & Accountancy community, particularly among C-level leaders. He, therefore, has a deep understanding of what industries are looking for in talent today and, more importantly, in the future.

Reflecting on his own career Mr. Bower discussed what might have happened in his own career if he’d been consulted in this unique way during his university days. He feels a personal commitment to delivering this information as early as possible in someone’s career, making AUS’s students a perfect audience.

He explored the subject of globalisation and how companies now have more competition; whereas previously they may have employed professionals from within their canton or, at least, the country they’re based in, the world now works on a more international level.

Mr. Bower also described how the adapt or die approach now applies to people’s skillsets, and the reasons why millennials want more control over the direction of their careers.

An open discussion at the end allowed students to pose questions to Mr. Bower regarding their first steps into the world of work.


Future speakers of the AUS Speaker Series will cover best practices, lessons learned, and tips in various fields and topics, which may include entrepreneurship, future business realities, and leadership. The speakers will span the industry spectrum and will represent the commodities, marketing, hospitality, recruiting, communications, pharmacology, tech, and other industries.