Motto in English
|One University, One Network|
|Students||3'000 (all campuses) |
|Location||Geneva, Montreux & Yvorne (Switzerland) ; Barcelona (Spain) ; Munich (Germany)|
The European University (EU) is a multi-campus private business school with headquarters in Switzerland. It operates campuses in Switzerland (Geneva and Montreux), Spain (Barcelona), and Germany (Munich), with an executive facility in Yvorne, Switzerland.
The European University was established in 1973 in Antwerp by Xavier Nieberding and in 1982 in Brussels by Dean Dominique Jozeau. The current president and UNESCO Chair in International Relations, Business Administration and Entrepreneurship is Dirk Craen. After joining as an adjunct faculty member in 1977, Craen became professor and dean at the Montreux Campus in 1985 and new president in 1998. Craen was awarded the title of Honorary Professor by the Rostov State University of Economics (RSUE) in 2012 as well as the Order of the Crown (Belgium) in 2014. Craen is also member of the International Association of University Presidents.
European University offers English-language business education programs. Programs are classified at undergraduate and graduate level and include bachelor's, masters and doctoral degree programs in Business Administration (BBA, MBA and DBA).
Undergraduate and graduate programs are proposed in many disciplines, including Communication & Public Relations, Leisure & Tourism, International Relations, Sports Management, Business & Sustainability, Business & Design Management, Family Business Management, Business Finance, Digital Media, Business Administration (BBA), International Business, International Marketing, Global Banking & Finance, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, E-Business, Human Resource(s) and Reputation Management.
European University offers dual degree programs with the Nichols College in Massachusetts (USA), Shinawatra International University in Bangkok (Thailand). They received a provisional accreditation in 2013 from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) for a dual BBA with the Jesselton College (Malaysia).  European University offers business school affiliate programs in South East Asia and Russia and encourages students to participate in inter-campus exchanges in Spain, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Russia, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, China, USA, Malaysia and Thailand.
The business programs at the Swiss campuses of the European University have also been accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) since March 2010. Programs accredited are the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Communication and Public Relations, Global Finance and International Business, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Relations and the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.
European University campuses in Switzerland, Spain and Germany received International Quality Accreditation (IQA) from the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN) in January 2011. In November 2014, European University received certification from EduQua, the Swiss Quality Label for Adult and Further Education Institutions. 
Since 2015, the school offers students the opportunity to complete a U.K. state-accredited Bachelor of Arts in International Business degree awarded by the University of Derby  as well as a U.K. state-accredited MBA and MSc in International Management degree awarded by the University of Roehampton. Both diplomas obtained together with University of Derby and Roehampton programs are state accredited in Germany with a H+ mention on Anabin.
European University is not accredited as one of Switzerland's state universities by the OAQ. An article on Schweiz am Sonntag website speculated the school might need to change its name if a new Swiss law were to take effect prohibiting institutions from using the word "university". European University had authorization from Catalonian authorities to offer university accredited programs until 2007. In Germany, European University Spain is not accredited as a state university by ANABIN.
European University ranked 3rd in Switzerland, behind IMD and the University of St. Gallen in the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2013/14. The rating provides an overview of selected business schools by over 2,000 employers who actively recruit MBA graduates. The 2013/2014 QS Report, ranked the EU campuses from Spain, Switzerland, and Germany at the 33rd position.
European University ranked 8th in the list of Women at Global 200 Business Schools compiled by QS Top MBA 2013.
In the 2011 QS Report, the European University's Spain, Switzerland, and Germany campuses were ranked at 39.
In 2015, European University's MBA program came in joint-first position for the Global Top 20 rankings and the online MBA program ranked number one in the global online rankings. In the meantime, the on-campus MBA program was part of the top tier European MBA rankings and the executive MBA made it to to first tier in the global list.
In 2011, European University ranked 6th best business school in the world for female students by Capital magazine in France.
In 2010, European University ranked in the top 50 most social media friendly international MBA schools.
European University has campuses in Geneva, Montreux, Munich and Barcelona and a set of worldwide partner institutions. All campuses follow an identical curriculum taught in English allowing students to easily transfer between different countries.
The Geneva campus is located five minutes away from Lake Geneva and a few kilometers away from the French and Swiss Alps. The city is home to United Nations and World Trade Organization offices to name a few. The campus has WiFi and facilities including an on-site computer suite and library.
The Munich campus is located close to the city center in the capital of the southern German region of Bavaria. Courses are delivered through state-of-the-art facilities. WiFi and on-site computer suites with on-demand access to ProQuest are available for students.
The Barcelona campus is located in La Bonanova, ten minutes away from the city center. All classrooms are equipped with SMART boards, WiFi access, computer suites and access to the ProQuest e-library.
European University Montreux is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the United Nations-supported initiative to inspire responsible management education, research and thought leadership.
European University is an institution member of the “Consejo latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración”. It also offers a Certificate program in Corporate Social Responsibility together with the International Labour Organization.
In 2012, European University launched a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Management.
In 40 years of existence, European University has awarded 24 honorary doctoral degrees. A July 2013 online article in Schweiz am Sonntag criticised the university for "generosity" in awarding those honorary degrees.
On June 25, 2014, Doha Bank's CEO, R. Seetharaman received a PhD in Global Governance. Former President of Switzerland, Adolf Ogi, received such a degree as well and was invited by the school for the English language launch of his book Dolf Ogi: Statesman and Sportsman.
Marc Guerrero, European University's Cross Cultural Business Issues professor, member of the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia and vice president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, published a book called "Rebooting Europe" in December 2013. It is an optimistic essay regarding the future of Europe, discussing how Europe has become a society torn between the values of the past and the uncertainties of the future.
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