United International Business Schools

Introduction

Dedicated to cross-cultural education with a global perspective

The United International Business Schools organization (UIBS) is an independent private higher education institution with campuses in Europe and Asia. UIBS offers flexible business and management studies at the Undergraduate/Bachelor/BBA, Graduate/Master/MBA and Postgraduate/Doctor/DBA level leading to private programmatically-accredited degrees, as well as to American regionally-accredited degrees, and/or European state-recognized degrees in cooperation with our academic partners.

UIBS has campuses in: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, Tokyo and Zurich.

"the inspiring excellence of a private college, the stimulating advantage of a small-scale environment"

Flexible Study Programs

Our flexible study programs are based on the American model of higher education, allowing students to choose their courses based on course requirements, previous studies, current interests and future ambitions.

Multiple Starting Dates

Students can choose between multiple starting dates in the fall, winter, spring, and summer of each academic year. Our modular course design and program structure allow for an optimal further education planning.

Transfer Between Campuses

Students can transfer between campuses on a quarterly basis with guaranteed program compatibility. Our quarter-based academic calendar allows for a continuous study abroad experience across Europe and Asia.

"The school is so diverse; you have the possibility to travel the world and change campuses. During the global study trip, so many campuses came together, and even if you don't know the students, ou have something in common and everybody is just one big family." - Philip, Bachelor Student

Truly Global Community

Our truly global community of students, faculty, and staff, is made up of over 85+ different nationalities from around the world, with students showing great appreciation for cultural diversity and entrepreneurial initiative.

"I've been able to create long-lasting friendships with international people from all over the world. UIBS has given me all the professional skills and tools I needed to develop in my career." - Elvitz, Master Student

Professionally Experience Professors

Academically qualified and professionally experienced professors link theory and practice by bringing contemporary case studies into the classroom, preparing students to become the global leaders of the future.

Interactive Teaching Methods

Small class sizes with up to 30 students allow professors to use interactive teaching methods, thereby increasing group interaction, improving group dynamics and building long-lasting connections among students.

"The school had an incredible nurturing environment that I felt comfortable growing in. It was very challenging as well; I felt very open talking to my professors and fellow students about pushing myself forward academically and as a person" - Scarlett, Bachelor Student

  • 1350 Alumni and counting

  • 85 Nationalities and counting

  • 9 Campuses

  • 1 Community

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Diploma

Undergraduate Diploma Program

Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Spain Barcelona Brussels Madrid Japan Tokyo Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

This program is a top-up program that allows students to transfer more than 120 credits earned from other institutions and earn only the remaining number of credits to reach 180, the equivalent of a Bachelor degree, with a minimum of 30 in Pre-Master leveling courses in order to qualify for admission in our graduate programs. Refer to the graduate admission requirements for further details. [+]

This program is a top-up program that allows students to transfer more than 120 credits earned from other institutions and earn only the remaining number of credits to reach 180, the equivalent of a Bachelor degree, with a minimum of 30 in Pre-Master leveling courses in order to qualify for admission in our graduate programs. Refer to the graduate admission requirements for further details.

Duration

Depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning, full-time students may, for example, earn a Bachelor degree in either 3 academic years of 3 quarters each, for a total of 9 quarters of 20 credits each; or in 4 academic years of 3 quarters each, for a total of 12 quarters of 15 credits each. Earning credits during the summer quarter will speed up the studies.... [-]


Foundation Year

Pre-Bachelor Foundation Program

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Spain Barcelona Brussels Madrid Japan Tokyo Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

This program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission in our undergraduate degree programs. Refer to the undergraduate admission requirements for further details. [+]

This program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission in our undergraduate degree programs. Refer to the undergraduate admission requirements for further details.

Duration

Depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning, full-time students may, for example, earn a Bachelor degree in either 3 academic years of 3 quarters each, for a total of 9 quarters of 20 credits each; or in 4 academic years of 3 quarters each, for a total of 12 quarters of 15 credits each. Earning credits during the summer quarter will speed up the studies. The additional requirements can be met in 1 academic year of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or in 1 academic year of 4 quarters of 15 credits each.... [-]


Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Business Studies

Campus Part time 3 - 12 months September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Brussels Japan Tokyo Spain Barcelona Madrid Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

Graduate Certificate programs in Business Studies consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 3 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (1 to 4 quarters). [+]

Duration

Depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning, full-time students may, for example, earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each; or in 1 academic year of 12 months, for a total of 4 quarters of an average of 15 credits each. Earning credits during the summer quarter will speed up the studies.

Part-time students may, for example, earn a Graduate Certificate in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 4 credits each, or, in case of a Graduate Certificate in Business Studies, in 3 to 12 months depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Fashion Management

Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 - 12 months September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Spain Barcelona Brussels Madrid Japan Tokyo Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 16 more

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. [+]

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar.

Program duration

Part-time students can earn a Graduate Certificate in 3 to 12 months, depending on the number of courses attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning; earning half the typical number of courses equals twice the duration of the full-time program. The more flexible the working hours, the more courses will be available to finish faster. Students are considered part-time while attempting 6 or fewer courses per quarter. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Financial Management

Campus Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Brussels Japan Tokyo Spain Barcelona Madrid Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

Graduate Certificate programs in Financial Management consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time ... [+]

Graduate Certificate programs in Financial Management consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).

Program requirements Total 12 credits Courses (GCCOMxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses CORE COURSES IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

GCCFM501 - Financial Statement Analysis

To make rational decisions, managers must have analytical tools. To negotiate effectively for outside funds, one needs to be attuned to all aspects of financial analysis that outside suppliers of venture capital use in evaluating the firm. The useful tools of financial analysis and planning are the subjects of this course. Balance sheets, income statements, the use of financial ratios, trend analysis, common size and index analysis form the base for discussion.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Campus Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Brussels Japan Tokyo Spain Barcelona Madrid Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management consists of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).

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Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).

Program requirements Total 12 credits Courses (GCCOMxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses CORE COURSES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

GCCHRM501 - Personnel Planning and Work Design The importance of having talented employees in the organization has become more and more evident in increasingly international and competitive industries. This course discusses the fundamental question of human research management as a strategic element for contemporary businesses success. The course discusses theories and practices for how to plan the headcount of the organization. Students will develop skills in determining staffing needs, conducting job analysis, and designing job functions. GCCHRM502 - Personnel Recruitment and Selection Today’s business world is changing at a very fast pace and employers are looking for people who can adapt themselves to these ever changing and diverse situations. Companies are investing more and more in people with different educational backgrounds and job experience, making the human resource function critical for achieving competitive advantage. The course examines the importance of attracting the best employees and discusses best practices for selecting employees. Furthermore, it focuses on the critical phase of integrating new employees into the company through socialization and orientation programs. GCCHRM503 - Personnel Training and Development The purpose of this course is to provide students with information and insight into the training and development function in organizations. The training... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management

Campus Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Brussels Japan Tokyo Spain Barcelona Madrid Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 courses for 12 credits. Several courses are offered by visiting faculty and are scheduled in an intensive ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management consists of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).

Program requirements Total 12 credits Courses (GCCOMxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses CORE COURSES IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT

GCCMM501 - Analyzing Marketing Opportunities

Contemporary markets are changing at an incredible pace. In addition to globalization and technological change, we are also facing a rapid growth and acceptance of store brands, growing value sensitivity and an erosion of brand loyalty. In this course, we devote our time on managing marketing information and measuring market demand; scanning the marketing environment; analyzing markets and buying behavior; analyzing industries and competitors; identifying market segments, and selecting target markets.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Operations Management

Campus Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Brussels Japan Tokyo Spain Barcelona Madrid Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

Graduate Certificate in Operations Management consists of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).

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Graduate Certificate in Operations Management consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).

Program requirements Total 12 credits Courses (GCCOMxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses CORE COURSES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

GCCOM501 - Operations Management

This course introduces the students to the field of Production and Operations Management. The course is decision-oriented and devotes significant time to the explanation of quantitative methods that are of particular use to operations managers. The limitations of these methods are discussed, as well as their utility. Topics, such as facility layout, process design, and job design are discussed.... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies

Campus Part time 2 - 4  September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Spain Barcelona Brussels Madrid Japan Tokyo Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar. [+]

Starting dates

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar.

Program duration

Part-time students can earn a Doctoral degree in 2 to 4 academic years, depending on the number of courses attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning; earning half the typical number of courses equals twice the duration of the part-time program. The more flexible the working hours, the more courses will be available to finish faster. All Postgraduate students are considered part-time. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit.... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

Campus Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 Belgium Antwerp Spain Barcelona Brussels Madrid Japan Tokyo Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar. [+]

Starting dates

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar.

Program duration

Part-time students can earn a Doctoral degree in 2 to 4 academic years, depending on the number of courses attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning; earning half the typical number of courses equals twice the duration of the part-time program. The more flexible the working hours, the more courses will be available to finish faster. All Postgraduate students are considered part-time. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit.... [-]


Videos

One-minute introduction to UIBS

UIBS alumni interview Jedidja

UIBS Graduation Ceremony 2018 Barcelona, Spain

UIBS global study trip Tokyo, Japan

UIBS student interview with Shaquana

UIBS student interview with Paula

UIBS student interview with Alvaro

Contact

Address UIBS Branch Campus Antwerp (BE) Cross-Cultural Education Center Meirbrug 1
2000 Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
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Address UIBS Branch Campus Barcelona (ES) Cross-Cultural Education Center Rambla de Catalunya 2-4
08007 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Address UIBS Branch Campus Brussels (BE) Cross-Cultural Education Center Rue Guimard 7
1040 Brussels, Belgium
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Address UIBS Branch Campus Madrid (ES) Cross-Cultural Education Center Calle de Goya 6
28001 Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
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Address Satellite Campus Tokyo (JP) Spaces Business Center 1-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-0004 Tokyo, Japan
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Address UIBS Main Campus Zurich (CH) Cross-Cultural Education Center Brandschenkestrasse 38
8002 Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Address United International Business Schools Regus Business Center Voie du Chariot 3
1003 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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Address Satellite Campus Amsterdam (NL) Spaces Business Center Herengracht 282
1016 BX Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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Address Satellite Campus Milan (IT) Regus Business Center Via Santa Maria Valle 3
20123 Milan, Lombardy, Italy
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Address Satellite Campus Geneva (CH) Spaces Business Center Quai de l’Ile 13
1204 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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