EU Business School

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EU Business School
EU Business School logo 2017 new.png
Motto in English
A European Identity - A Global Network
Type Business school
Established 1973
President Dirk Craen
Students 3'000 (all campuses) [1]
Location Geneva and Montreux (Switzerland), Munich (Germany), Barcelona, (Spain)
Campus Urban

EU Business School (formerly European University) is a multi-campus private business school with headquarters in Switzerland. It operates campuses in Switzerland, Spain and Germany. [2][3]


EU Business School was established in Antwerp in 1973 by Xavier Nieberding and in Brussels in 1982 by Dean Dominique Jozeau.[4] The current president is Dirk Craen. [5]

EU Business School Geneva

Academic programs and accreditations[edit]

EU Business School offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in Business Administration.[6]

EU Business School offers UK state-accredited Bachelor in Business Management degrees awarded by the University of Derby [7][8] as well as UK state-accredited BSc, MSc and MBA in International Business & Management degrees awarded by the University of Roehampton.[9] All of those degrees are state-approved by the German government and therefore rating H+ on Anabin.[10]

EU Business School Barcelona offers Spanish state-accredited MBA in International Business degrees awarded by the Universidad Catolica de Murcia (UCAM).[11][12]

EU Business School offers a joint program with the state accredited universities Pace University (New York) and Fisher College (Boston) awarding students two distinct bachelor's degree.[13][14]

In January 2011, EU Business School received International Quality Accreditation (IQA) from the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN),[15] renewed in 2015.[16]

Business programs at EU Business School Switzerland are fully accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) since March 2010.[17][18][19][20]

All EU Business School business programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) since 2009.[21][22][23][24][25]

In November 2014, EU Business School received certification from EduQua, the Swiss Quality Label for Adult and Further Education Institutions.[26][27]

EU Business School Munich


EU Business School Switzerland is member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools,[28] the Geneva Association of Private Schools,[29] the Lake Geneva Region Swiss Private Schools Association.[30] EU Business School is member of The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS),[31] the European Council for Business Education,[32] and the European Foundation for Management Development.[33] EU Business School Barcelona is member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities.[34]


Quacquarelli Symonds[edit]

In 2017, EU Business School's distance / online MBA degree garnered a score of 96 out of 100 ranking 14th in the world.[35][36] QS ranked the Spain campus 2nd out of 46 in ROI for European MBA Programs.[37] , while the Swiss campus was third in 2013/14.

EU Business School Montreux

Marketing initiatives[edit]

EU Business School is the educational partner for the "Crucero Business Networking" (CBN) project. CBN is a combination of education, entertainment and networking.[38][39][40] EU Business School was also part of the "Atypical Partners" for the Montreux Jazz Festival.[41] In January 2015, EU Business School hosted the Swiss Economic Forum Kick-Off Romandie Event in Yvorne.[42][43]


The Swiss Embassy in Singapore issued information in 2008 stating that European University lacks educational accreditation in its home jurisdiction of Switzerland, where the Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education has responsibility for accreditation.[44] From 1993 to 1997, European University in Barcelona had authorization from Catalonian authorities to offer programs leading to the Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees, but this authorization was withdrawn in 2007 due to the institution's lack of official recognition in its home country of Switzerland.[45] In August 2009, leading Malaysian newspaper The Star included European University in a list of dubious institutions which are not in recognised accreditation registries.[46]

The business school was criticized in the press for handing out honorary doctor degrees.[47] In 40 years of existence, EU Business School awarded 24 honorary doctoral degrees.[48][49]


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  13. ^ "EU Business School teams up with PACE University". Filtrenews. 20 May 2015.
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  15. ^ "IQA accredited Institutions". CEEMAN.
  16. ^ "CEEMAN News Issue 77" (PDF). CEEMAN. Autumn 2015.
  17. ^ "IACBE Accreditation Search List Page".
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  20. ^ IACBE Membership Status
  21. ^ "Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs". ACBSP. 2013.
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  31. ^ "European University Center for Management Studies". EABIS. Archived from the original on 2012-08-19.
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  33. ^ EFMD Members list
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  36. ^ "QS Releases 2017 Distance/Online MBA Rankings". Exploratoire. 1 May 2017.
  37. ^ "What Business School is really like Poets and Quants". Poets and Quants. 31 January 2015.
  38. ^ "European University Barcelona and Crucero Business Networking Rock the Networking Boat!". CEEMAN.
  39. ^ "European University Barcelona and Crucero Business Networking Rock the Networking Boat!". Barcelona-metropolitan. 24 April 2014.
  41. ^ [Atypical Partner - Montreux Jazz Festival]
  42. ^ "EU Business School hosted the Swiss Economic Forum Kick-off Romandie Event in Yvorne". Euruni. 30 January 2015.
  43. ^ "Eu Business School hosted the Swiss Economic Forum Kick-Off romandie event in Yvorne". Euruni. 30 January 2015. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015.
  44. ^ Sandra Davie, 270 Shines College students here in a fix, The Straits Times, September 26, 2008
  45. ^ Official Journal of the Generalitat of Catalonia, DOGC. 4872, 30/04/2007 (in Catalan)
  46. ^ "Dodgy degrees". The Star. August 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  47. ^ "Prominente bluffen mit Doktortitel". Schweiz am Wochenende (in German). 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  48. ^ "European University, eine der besten Wirtschaftshochschulen weltweit". Weissgarnix. 21 May 2014.
  49. ^ Adolf Ogi book launch at UN Archived 2014-05-27 at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 46°13′26″N 6°06′04″E / 46.2240°N 6.1010°E / 46.2240; 6.1010