|Motto in English||One University, One Network|
|Students||500 (Swiss campus)|
|Location||Geneva, Montreux, Barcelona, Munich, London
The European University (EU) is a multi-campus business school, established in 1973 in Antwerp (Belgium) by Xavier Nieberding and in 1982 in Brussels (Belgium) by Dean Dominique Jozeau, with headquarters in Switzerland. It operates campuses in Switzerland (Geneva and Montreux), Spain (Barcelona), Germany (Munich), and the United Kingdom (London), with an executive facility in Yvorne, Switzerland.
European University's Spain campus was ranked at 52 out of 67 European business schools in the 2010 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings. It tied for last in QS's 2010 ranking of finance programs. In the 2011 QS Report, the European University's Spain, Switzerland, and Germany campuses were ranked at 39. The 2013/2014 QS Report, ranked the EU campuses from Spain, Switzerland, and Germany at 34.
EU offers English-language business education programs. It classifies these programs at undergraduate and graduate level; such as bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in business administration (BBA, MBA and DBA). The university also offers majors in several fields of management education such as communication and public relations, information systems management, wealth management, finance banking and corporate finance.
Four campuses in Europe (Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux and Munich) were accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2009. The Swiss campuses were accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education in March 2010. As of January 2011, the Spain, Switzerland and Germany campuses are also accredited by the Central and East European Management Development Association. Programs from other locations are not accredited.
Before the ACBSP accreditation process was completed, the institution's accreditation status drew negative attention from international news media and government officials. The Swiss Embassy in Singapore issued information in 2008 stating that the European University lacked educational accreditation in its home jurisdiction of Switzerland, where the Centre of Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Swiss Universities has responsibility for accreditation. From 1993 to 2007, the European University in Barcelona had authorization from Catalonian authorities to offer programs leading to Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees, but this authorization was withdrawn in 2007 due to the institution's lack of official recognition in Switzerland. In August 2009, leading Malaysian newspaper The Star included European University in a list of dubious institutions which were not in recognised accreditation registries.
In the German database Anabin operated by The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany the school has the status of H-.
The school was stated in a newspaper article of the weekly Swiss newspaper "Schweiz am Sonntag" claiming that the school is handing out honorary doctoral degrees for publicity.
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