American University in Switzerland


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Preparing you for the business of tomorrow, the American University in Switzerland is one of Switzerland’s leading international business universities situated in La Tour-de-Peilz on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva close to the Olympic Capital Lausanne, and Geneva, the center for diplomacy.

Throughout its 45-year history, AUS has prepared international business students with the knowledge, tools, and training of today to be a positive contributor to the general management of any business organization of tomorrow.

Offering tailored education in an international and multicultural environment, with practical and theoretical courses, which are relevant for today’s market, AUS has a new, dynamic and ambitious staff providing a personal approach – both in the classroom and outside of the school – for all students.

Mission and Vision

The American University in Switzerland's mission statement represents our philosophy and guides us in formulating our strategy in the direction of continuous improvement as a world-class institution.

AUS prepares the international business student with the knowledge, tools, and training to be a positive contributor to the general management of any business organization.

The three pillars of AUS general management are:

  • Knowledge: AUS strives to impart knowledge and teach where to find the answers to any knowledge gaps.
  • Tools: AUS strives to teach the use of analytical tools for problem-solving and complex decision making.
  • Training: AUS strives to improve personal skills through disciplined training.

The vision of AUS is to provide education and training for the competent and responsible business leaders of tomorrow. All of AUS programs are designed to cultivate an understanding of human behavior, cultural sensibility and a global perspective in business and politics.


Accreditation Memberships


AVDEP – Association Vaudoise des Ecoles Privées (Member)

An associative network – non-profit-making and apolitical – of private schools, regrouping general teaching and professional training organisms, day or boarding schools, established in the canton of Vaud and addressed to pupils and students of all age and origin, without discrimination of race or confession.

A panel of teaching programs of higher education training syllabus and educational services in a prestigious multi-cultural environment. Diplomas, recognized worldwide, certify the quality and the reputation of the pedagogical stamp “Swiss-Schools”.

A group of boarding schools with international vocation and renown, which offer high-level, educational conditions and performances, responding to the needs and requirements of all nature and origin.

FSEP – Fédération Suisse des Ecoles Privées (Member)

The goal of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools is to manifest and ensure the significant value of Swiss educational establishments all over the world.

Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (Member)

The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce plays a vital and active role in assisting Swiss companies in the United States and U.S. companies in Switzerland to expand their business.


IACBE – International Accreditation Council for Business Education (Accreditation)

The IACBE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA’s purpose is to scrutinize and affirm the quality of regional, faith-based, private career, and programmatic accrediting organizations. The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor, master and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide that grant bachelor and/or graduate degrees.

The American Graduate School of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

ECBE – European Council for Business Education (Accreditation)

ECBE, the European Council for Business Education, is an international not-for-profit educational organization, registered in Brussels. It is committed to supporting academic and professional learning institutions in business and related fields. It provides advice and consulting services to encourage and support institutions to commit themselves to continuous improvement by engaging in its accreditation processes.

IATA – International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.



La Tour-de-Peilz

Chemin du Levant 5
1814 La Tour-de-Peilz, Vaud, Shvaјtsarska