Program Overview

  • 1 year/2 years

    Duration

  • 12,600 CHF/Term

    Tuition Fees

  • Oct/Jan/Feb/Apr/May

    Start Dates

  • Full Time/Part Time

    Pace

  • On-Campus/Online

    Delivery Mode

  • English

    Language

A company's success today depends on its presence online. The digital industry, therefore, is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand modern markets. In an online business setting, the digital business program prepares you to succeed, exploring a wide variety of subjects, from online architecture to accessibility, while addressing many of the related issues facing managers in internet-based environments. Students would be well-equipped to start their own online business, enter an established company, or develop new ways of conducting business online.

Career

This program provides students with comprehensive business knowledge as well as an advanced skill set in digital business. Upon successful completion of this degree, students may be interested in job positions such as the ones below:

  • A head of digital marketing is responsible for a company’s online marketing strategy.
  • A director of e-commerce is responsible for a company’s online sales. Their tasks include analyzing and reviewing strategies and developing actions to drive traffic to the website, improve conversion rates, and generate profit.
  • A digital marketing consultant advises a company on subjects such as traffic building, lead generation, sales conversion, customer engagement, and search engine positioning.
  • A digital transformation manager reviews existing processes, structures, and roles within a company and for optimizing them with digital solutions.

Areas of Work

The MBA with a major in Digital Business provides students with business know-how as well as specific knowledge of the digital business arena. Graduates of this MBA program may be interested in working in the fields of business such as digital business design, digital business development, digital marketing, and brand management.

Key Facts

Winter Term

  • Start Date

    Jan 18, 2021 | Feb 22, 2021

    On-Campus

  • Start Date

    Jan 18, 2021

    Online

Spring Term

  • Start Date

    Apr 12, 2021 | May 17, 2021

    On-Campus

  • Start Date

    Apr 12, 2021

    Online

Fall Term

  • Start Date

    Sep 27, 2021

    On-Campus & Online

  • Credits 90 ECTS/3 terms (full time);6 terms (part time)*
  • Language English
  • Delivery Mode On-Campus Hybrid Learning & Online**
  • Intensity 1 year full time (3 terms)/2 years part time (6 terms)

*The part time option is applicable only for the on-campus program.

**EU Business School is applying an innovative on-campus hybrid learning approach that prioritizes classes on campus and combines face-to-face and virtual learning. They are offering several on-campus start dates and the opportunity for students to begin online and go to campus later. Alternatively, students can study 100% online.

Admission Requirements

Minimum required score:

89
120

Minimum required score:

233
300

Minimum required score:

6.5
9
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) C1 with a minimum score of 176,
  • Pearson English Language Test (PTE) 59,
  • English native, or equivalent.

 

Other Requirements

Except for language requirements, applicants must also meet one of the following:

  • A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE
  • An interview with the academic dean

* Students who do not meet the criteria will have an interview with the admission committee and will be considered on a merit basis. For more information, please contact the admissions department of your chosen campus.

Enrollment Steps & Documentation

Except for the above-mentioned requirements, students are asked to follow some steps and submit the documentation needed to apply for their chosen program.

Enrollment  steps:

  1. Complete your application and get your documents ready,
  2. Write or film your accompanying motivational essay,
  3. Send documents required for the program,
  4. Application reviewed by the Admissions Department,
  5. Await confirmation that your place has been secured,
  6. Start your studies at EU Business School.

 

All applicants should submit the following documents in order to complete the application process:

  • 1 completed application form (if the application was not filled in online)
  • 1 certified copy of bachelor’s degree and transcripts*
  • Proof of English level (One of the above-mentioned certificates)
  • 1 copy of CV/résumé
  • 2 letters of recommendation**
  • 1 written or video essay***
  • An electronic passport photo or 3 printed passport-size photos
  • 1 copy of valid passport or ID card
  • 1 bank certificate or letter certifying the applicant’s financial solvency
  • €/CHF 200 non-refundable application fee. Please attach a money order, check or receipt for a bank transfer payable to the EU

 

Application and Document Details

Here are some helping details regarding diploma, letters of recommendation, and written/video essay:

*Diploma

Arrange to have your degree and transcripts sent to the EU Admissions Department of your chosen campus. Transcripts are considered official if they bear an official university stamp and the signature of the dean. They should also include the university’s contact information. Records must list the subjects taken, grades earned, or examination results in each subject and include certificates or diplomas. If the documents are not in English, they should be sent with a certified English translation.

**Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation from academic advisors who are familiar with your academic performance and potential for leadership. If you have been out of the academic world for a while, please submit two letters from employers and/or managers who are familiar with your work ethic, ability, and leadership skills. Any letter not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

***Written/Video essay

Write an essay or record a 2-3-minute video essay and include it in your application package. This will help the EU Admissions Committee become acquainted with you, see how motivated you are to join us, and determine how well you can express yourself. The essay should be on one of the following topics:

  • Tell us about the most challenging team experience you have had to date. What role did you play? What did you learn?
  • Please describe a personal failure that has impacted your life and what you learned from it.
  • What achievement are you most proud of (studies, sports, professional life, etc.)?
  • If you could imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, how would you want it to be?
  • Each of us has been influenced by people, events, and situations in our lives. How have these influences shaped who you are today?

Candidates who wish to apply for the MBA dual qualification with the University of Roehampton in London, U.K., in Switzerland and Barcelona or for the MBA program in Munich, must have 2 years of professional work experience in addition to the requirements listed above.

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

  • On-Campus Program

    12,600 CHF/Term

  • Online Program

    5,800 €/Term

Living costs for Geneva

  • 3,500 CHF

    Living Costs The average living cost is a sum of estimated prices of rent, meals & groceries, utilities, transportation, and entertainment.

The cost of living in Geneva is expensive, at approximately CHF 3,500 per month; however, it seems affordable since the average monthly salary is CHF 5,340. Living costs in Geneva depends on your lifestyle and the type of housing you choose.

Housing

As the most expensive place to rent in Switzerland, the average renting prices in Geneva are:

  • CHF 3,800 for a standard 4.5 room apartment
  • CHF 2,700 for a standard 3.5 room apartment
  • CHF 1,800 for a standard two-room apartment

When it comes to student apartments in Geneva, they are often somewhere around 22-42m². Even though the renting market is highly competitive in Geneva, you can find rooms for rent under CHF 1,000 if you look thoroughly.

Monthly utilities (heating, electricity, water, garbage…) for a person living in a 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio cost approximately CHF 122, while for an 85m2 apartment, it can reach CHF 200.

Food

Prices obviously vary whether you prefer eating out or buy groceries to prepare food yourself. For a night out, it also depends on the restaurant. A basic lunchtime menu, including a drink, can cost about CHF 30. Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant that includes appetizers, main course, wine, and dessert costs approximately CHF 113.

Average prices for a drink can be CHF 20 for a cocktail, CHF 5 for coffee and sodas, and CHF 7 for a 0.5 beer. A week’s worth of food (bread, pasta, rice, eggs, vegetables, cheese, deli meats for sandwiches, and some assorted fruit) will cost you around CHF 75-100 in Switzerland.

Transportation

In Geneva, an extensive network of bus, tram, train, and boat services enables the general public to travel around the entire region. Transportation can be expensive, but there are usually monthly travelcards. A regular ticket for 60 minutes costs 3 CHF, and you can switch between buses, trams, and boats. For several bus or tram journeys, you can get a day pass for 10.60 CHF or a monthly public transport ticket for CHF 60.

If you prefer to go around by taxi, the start tariff is approximately CHF 6, and a basic charge for a trip on a business day would cost CHF 36 for 8 km. (5 miles)

Living costs for Montreux

  • 2,200 CHF

    Living Costs The average living cost is a sum of estimated prices of rent, meals & groceries, utilities, transportation, and entertainment.

The cost of living in Montreux is approximately CHF 2,200 per month; however, since the average monthly salary is CHF 5,000, it seems affordable. Of course, the living costs depend on your lifestyle and the housing you prefer.

Housing

Due to the large student population, there are several options for student accommodation; however, there’s also competition since there is high demand in the renting market. The best option is to start searching as soon as possible when it comes to housing.

The monthly average renting prices in Montreux  are:

  • CHF 1200 for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
  • CHF 1000 for a one-bedroom apartment outside the city center

You can rent through an agency or directly from the owner, which would also save money. A popular option among international students is sharing apartments or dorms, which would significantly lower the cost of renting. Monthly utilities (heating, electricity, water, garbage…) for one person can reach about CHF 200.

Food

Prices can vary depending on whether you prefer eating out or buying groceries to prepare food yourself. For a night out, it also depends on the restaurant of your choice. A basic lunch menu, including a drink, can cost about CHF 20. Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant costs approximately CHF 80.

The average price for drinks can be CHF 4 for coffee and sodas and CHF 7 for a 0.5 beer. A week’s worth of food (bread, pasta, rice, eggs, vegetables, cheese, deli meats for sandwiches, and some assorted fruit) will cost you around CHF 75-100 in Switzerland.

Transportation

One of the many advantages of Montreux is that the majority of locations are within walking distance, about  15 minutes on foot to cross the city center of Montreux. The train station is only 10 minutes walk from the city center, providing easy access to the main cities in Switzerland and Europe.

Funding

Getting a Student Visa

Since Switzerland is a part of the Schengen zone, a Schengen visa will win you the right to go to the country, but if you want to stay there as a student, you must take a few more steps. The procedures are different for EU/EFTA and non-EU/EFTA students.

After getting the acceptance letter, follows the process of setting an appointment with the Swiss embassy or consulate in your country. The procedure takes time, so make sure to set the appointment six months prior to your studying. The processing time for the short stay visas is around 10-15 days, and for long stay visas, eight to ten weeks.

For each document required, you have to provide the original along with three copies. The papers should be in English or in one of Switzerland’s national languages (German, French, Italian, or Romansh). If they are not in one of these languages, you will need a certified translation of those documents. 

Switzerland Student Visa Requirements

  • The completed and signed application forms for a long stay visa (D type) in one of the languages mentioned above. 
  • Passport – valid three months beyond the planned stay.
  • Four passport-size biometric photographs.
  • Letter of acceptance (certificate of enrollment) issued by a Swiss university.
  • Paid visa application fee. 
  • Proof of payment of the registration and tuition fees (for the first year of your studies).
  • Proof of sufficient financial coverage: copies of bank statements or a letter from the bank provided by you or your supervisor. Funds are supposed to cover living costs in Switzerland for the duration of schooling (21,000 CHF or 19,200 EUR at the beginning of each year of your studies).
  • Scholarship/Loan proof (if available) from an institution that proves that the scholarship or loan will cover all expenses for the study.
  • CV.
  • Letter of motivation, which should also include your professional plans for the future.

Submitting the Switzerland student visa application

After filling the application and completing all required documents, you should submit them in person at the Swiss embassy/consulate at the designated time of your appointment. Along with submitting your documents, you are required to pay the Swiss student visa application fee. 

After receiving your Swiss Student Visa

You may enter Switzerland after you receive a student visa. Within the first two weeks of arrival, you have to register at the local Residents Registration Office of your canton as well as visit the cantonal migration office in order to obtain a residence permit form.

B permit (a biometric card) is the type of residence permit for student stay. Prior to that, you will receive an attestation that allows you to open a Swiss bank account. It will take up to 8 weeks for your B permit to be processed. 

Student Visa Validity

The student visa or the B permit obtained in Switzerland initially is valid for one year. After one year, you have the option to extend it. However, updated proof of income is required in order for your student visa to be extended.

Protip

If you’re a student who wants to study in Switzerland but are not quite sure what are the steps of the student visa application process,  you are advised to read the following resources on Everything You Need To Know about getting a visa for Switzerland.

Work Permit

Find out all you need to know about work permit regulations for working part-time (during studies) and full-time (after graduation) in Switzerland.

Work while studying in Switzerland

For many international students in Switzerland, working while studying is an ideal option. Still, that is not recommended by some universities since it can distract and affect your academic work. With job boards and other advisory services, other schools facilitate job searches to help students. During the school year, students’ working hours are limited, and there are a few requirements they need to fulfill.

How many hours are international students allowed to work per week?

International students can work up to 15 hours a week in part-time jobs. But during semester holidays students can work full-time.

 

When are students allowed to start working?

Students from outside the EU/EFTA countries may start working only 6 months after starting their degree program.

Is there a work permit required for students working part-time?

Citizens from EU-27/EFTA states do not require authorization for short-term employment up to three months or 90 days per the calendar year. For an extended time, they will have to earn a residence permit. Third-country nationals are obliged to submit numerous documents to prove their eligibility for a work permit in Switzerland.

What job can I get as a student in Switzerland?

During your years as a student, there are many part-time jobs that you can do. For most students, employment in retail, restaurants, and others are sought-after options. However, a lack of language skills (in German, French, or Italian) can limit your employment chances. 

Work after graduation in Switzerland

Upon your graduation, you have the right to look for a permanent job in Switzerland. Prior to that, a residency permit that allows you to search for a job should be obtained. The permit is only valid for 6 months, and it cannot be extended.

What requirements do students need to fulfill in order to receive a residency work permit?

In order to receive the residency work permit, you have to provide proof that you:

  • Have graduated. 
  • Are financially able to support your say.
  • Have secured housing.

Are students allowed to work during this 6 months period?

During this six month period, graduates can work up to 15 hours a week. These rules do not apply for EU/EFTA nationals as they benefit from the freedom of movement under bilateral agreements.

How difficult is for international students to find a permanent job after graduation in Switzerland?

A non-EU/EFTA can get a job in Switzerland only if there are no qualified individuals from within the Swiss labour market or from an EU/EFTA state that apply for the position. Employers are required to show that they made “big efforts” to find qualified applicants from EU/EFTA countries or nationals who already have a permit to work. Furthermore, employers must show why those with priority to get the job were not suitable candidates for the position.

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