The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program at the American University in Switzerland (AUS) provides students with opportunities to build the necessary skills for the future with a deep understanding of business and technological trends on a global scale and with hands-on experience via close links to the industry. At this first level of study, AUS students earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree that qualifies them for a profession in business management and the opportunity to continue their studies further and earn a Master of International Business Administration degree.
At AUS, we focus on integrating traditional business knowledge with practical decision-making, problem-solving, creativity, and strategic thinking while engaging in real-world projects. We create a learning environment that emphasizes collaboration and team building alongside academic work.
We recognize that business leaders today must master the hard skills needed to make data-driven decisions and the soft skills necessary to make them better collaborators. The curriculum takes the approach of the full development of the individual, placing emphasis on personal as well as professional growth. It prepares students for both career and graduate studies.
All courses are taught in English by leading business visionaries in small dynamic cohorts. Our professors have experience in successful business ventures, providing our students with real-life lessons learned and best practices. This background allows our professors to share their challenges and successes with the students, giving them a front-line education focused on experiential and student-centred learning. Our faculty-student ratio is roughly 1-7, facilitating a deeper working relationship between students and professors coupled with feedback and coaching. Each course integrates a minimum of two experiential learning activities, such as simulations, case studies, individual and group presentations, and projects.
The curriculum of the Human Resource Management Specialization is designed to provide skills and competencies necessary for the world of work in the 21st century. Students complete the courses in the Management Core (9 hours) covering different functional areas and undertake an in-depth study in an area of specialization (21 hours). The curriculum takes the approach of full development of the individual, placing emphasis on personal as well as professional growth. It prepares students for both career and graduate studies.
People are a company’s most important asset. It’s why human resource (HR) management is such a critical function within every business. People are needed who can think strategically about the human capital within an organization and balance the wants and needs of the company’s diverse workforce. As a leader within the HR department, you can play a vital role in creating an engaged, productive workforce that will impact the overall effectiveness of your organization. This specialization prepares students for careers in human resource management and advanced study in the human resource field.
When a BSBA student successfully completes the Dual Degree program, the student will graduate, in their chosen specialty, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from AUS and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from TU. Tiffin University has US Higher Learning Commission accreditation, which is recognized by most ministries of education.
Dual Degree Structure
In order to receive dual degrees, students must successfully complete the required AUS and TU courses. The curricula are mixtures of AUS and TU courses designed to provide students with the maximum exposure to the necessary knowledge and skills for the future workplace, emphasizing critical thinking, problem-solving, research technologies, and multimodal communication methods.
The TU programs are all online with videos, discussion rooms, readings, and other assignments. For the most part, the students will be in the same class as TU students, thus enabling interaction. Students will take both AUS and TU courses to complete their required coursework. Courses will be taught on campus and remotely, with the possibility of student exchanges to either university.
Duration: 3 years
Entry Dates: September / January / April
Study Mode: Full-time
Credits: 135 CH | 180 ECTS