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.
Collaboration with eCornell
American University in Switzerland (AUS) is delighted to announce a collaboration with eCornell, which will provide AUS students studying a Bachelor or Master program in Switzerland, access to professional certificates from Cornell University, ranked in the top 20 universities worldwide.

The collaboration will allow students to choose from a range of certificate programs, amongst which, Business Strategy, Project Management, Business Analytics, Design Thinking, Python Programming, Digital Transformation, Innovation Strategy, and Fintech.
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.

The 2021-22 Academic Year at AUS

This year, AUS has fully prepared to welcome its students and faculty on campus, offering a modern, safe, and secure learning environment. Despite the complex environment of the COVID-19 pandemic in which we have begun our academic year, we recognize that these are exciting times in the world of business with many opportunities for our global students to grow as professionals and individuals. We continue to rely on Swiss for guidance on Covid-19 measures and strive to keep our campus and community safe at all times.

What is new this year?

1) Upscale, modern campus
With our campus located in the heart of the Swiss Riviera surrounded by major multinational companies such as Nestlé, Phillip Morris, and Tetrapac, we believe that studying at AUS is an important phase of new explorations and experiences for our students. Over the Summer, our staff worked diligently to modernize and re-organize each classroom on campus to allow for the best in-person experience. Besides enjoying the famous Metropolis cafeteria featuring Starbucks coffee and fresh, gourmet food, students can join sports teams and use a dedicated coach for fitness classes two times a week. See https://aus.swiss/university-life-aus/campus-facilities/

2) Nurturing community and high-value professional network
For the past month, our university administration leaders welcomed each student and provided personalized information and guidance. At the same time, our returning students engaged with the new students to help them learn and adapt to living in a new country like Switzerland. With students from over 20 countries joining our community this year, opportunities are created to form life-long friendships from different countries around the world. This year we are committed to providing our students with valuable networking opportunities with industry leaders via regular interactive speaking and career coaching engagements on topics voted by our students.

3) New academic experiences
The American University in Switzerland is uniquely positioned to offer its students access to knowledgeable American professors, curricula, internships, and certifications unparalleled by any other institute of Higher Learning. For the past months, we reviewed and updated our curriculum to provide unique opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to leverage the educational strength and benefits of both the United States and Switzerland. This Fall term, we started enrolling our first AUS students into the BSBA dual degree program with the Tiffin University (TU) in Ohio, United States. Students will take both AUS and TU courses across over six specializations to complete their required coursework. The courses will be taught on campus and remotely, with the possibility of student exchanges to either university. See https://aus.swiss/programs/

AUS is proud to be recognized as an official IATA Authorized Training Center. The degree specializing in Aviation Management allows students to take IATA-certified training courses, 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.

4) Emphasis on Sports
Student life is all about bringing students together.
This Academic year, AUS has started to give even more emphasis on collegiate team sports. Guided by a professional Sports coach throughout the term, students have been building basketball, Football, and volleyball teams.

We look forward to our following intakes, starting on January 3rd, 2022, and May 2nd, 2022!