University of Business & International Studies


Memberships and Certifications

An old business saying claims: “To better one-self you need to surround yourself with ideas other than your own.” This is a big reason why we don’t just commit to the various groups and organizations listed below, but we actively participate. After all, none of us should ever stop wanting to learn more.

Get a Dual Degree Swiss/US

UBIS* and PATTEN University**, a WASC Accredited university located in Oakland, California, established an articulation agreement to offer you more and more opportunities. UBIS* offers its students and exclusive advantage: the possibility to obtain US degree  with no extra cost nor supplementary courses.

HOW? Thanks to the global collaboration with the PATTEN University*,  our students combine on-ground courses ( in Geneva or in our partner campuses worlwide), and online from  PATTEN University.
Our students graduate with a degree from Switzerland and another from USA.
Both institutions share a mission and vision to provide the best educational opportunities for our students.

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* UBIS is a registered Institution of Higher Education offering internationally recognized programs designed in accordance with the European Credits Accumulation System (ECTS). To qualify the program you must currently be enrolled or seeking enrollment in the undergraduate UBIS programs.

** PATTEN University is WASC accredited. The WASC Senior College and University Commission (”the Commission”) is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S. The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid.

UBIS is accredited by Eduqua: the Swiss Quality Certification

UBIS is certified ISO 29990. This certification offers the basis for a relevant management system geared specifically to education and the continuous improvement of the management system, the processes and the services. UBIS is proud to be the first ISO 29990 certified Swiss Education Institution As of 14 June, 2013, UBIS was granted full accreditation on the delivery of Business and International Relations programs in the United States and abroad.

University of Business and International Studies (UBIS) has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Arts in International Relations
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Council for Higher Education Accreditation CHEA, A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.

  • Member of Federation des Enterprises Romande
  • Member of the European Council for Business Education
  • Member of the European Council of International Schools
  • UBIS is an Associate Member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). We are proud to be part of EFMD, one of the key business schools networks in the world and being a part of the network will bring many opportunities for faculty & student exchanges, knowledge sharing and collaboration.

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