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SBS Swiss Business School

Home » SBS Swiss Business School
Flughafenstrasse 3, 8302 Kloten, Zürich, Switzerland

Independent Higher Education institution accredited since 27/09/2018

Head of Institution
Marijana Karanfiloska

+41 44 880 00 88




SBS offers a range of educational programmes at undergraduate level. These are a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with different majors, including International Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Accelerated Adult Education (AAE).

At graduate level, SBS offers a full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) with different majors, including International Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Banking and Human Resources Management (HRM). It also offers an Executive MBA (EMBA) programme with International Management as a major. The MBA majors are also offered as an online MBA. Also offered, is a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree.

The programmes are recognised by the specialist business accreditation agencies Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For quality and licensing purposes, the Institution is licensed by the Swiss body Eduqua. SBS has a number of strategic partnerships with institutions abroad, to offer degrees or dual degree programmes.


SBS Swiss Business School - Interim Inspection Report - October 2019

SBS Swiss Business School - Re-accreditation Inspection Report - May 2023


  1. Issam Harb April 4, 2019 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Is this university that provides educational services in UAE accredited by BAC?

    • Clare Baker April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      Dear Issam,

      Thank you for your email.

      We can confirm that SBS – Swiss Business School (in Switzerland only), is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), and therefore they are considered to be a legitimate organisation. As mentioned, BAC only accredits SBS in Switzerland.

      BAC accreditation is a kite mark for quality assurance for the whole institution.

      BAC inspects the whole of the organisation rather than the individual courses offered. BAC looks at the following aspects of a provider:
      • Governance, Strategy and Financial Management
      • Academic Management and Administration
      • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
      • Student Recruitment, Support Guidance and Progression
      • Premises, Facilities and Learning Resources
      • Quality Management, Assurance and Enhancement.

      While we don’t look at the content of the programmes, BAC looks into whether the provider’s staff has the knowledge, experience and qualification to deliver the courses and that they offer a good standard of teaching.

      Our accreditation enables all external stakeholders to be assured that the provider offers a safe, secure, high quality learning environment. In addition, our accreditation helps providers in the UK and across the world to develop, which in turns helps improve tertiary education and training globally.

      For the providers, holding our accreditation means that they are recognised by an internationally known organisation, have access to the team’s specialised knowledge and experience and have the evidence to show they are a reliable partner when building partnerships.

      For additional reassurance regarding the qualification/degree, you could try contacting UK NARIC: this is the recognised organisation in the UK which compares international qualifications to UK ones, and also confirms which international institutions are recognised. Their website is Their telephone number is +44 (0) 871 330 7033 and their correspondence address is: UK NARIC, Suffolk House, 68-70 Suffolk Road, Cheltenham GL50 2ED

      Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.


  2. Yas June 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Obviously, the answer is NO.
    SBS in the UAE is not listed as accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC).
    Only the one in Switzerland.

  3. Giriraj V June 12, 2019 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    There is no SBS in UAE. SBS Swiss Business School students in UAE are technically students of SBS Switzerland and is getting their degrees from Switzerland.

  4. Marc Bussler March 19, 2021 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    @Clare Baker

    My question is this: Is BAC accreditation equivalent in scope and purpose to institutional regional accreditation in the United States, or is BAC only quality assurance like EduQua? For instance, if I take a program from SBS and get my SBS degree evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator like WES or ECE, will BAC accreditation be recognized by them?

    • Clare Baker March 29, 2021 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      Dear Marc
      BAC is a form of quality assurance of training organisations as a whole. It is not validation of courses. As such, you really need to look at the validation of the programme/course you want to do, and how that is recognised in other countries.

  5. Ahmed Ahmed May 11, 2021 at 10:26 am - Reply

    My SBS certificates under process by UK NARIC for equivalent (two Master Degree’s MBA & MSc-HCM)
    NARIC They send me this reply:

    Hello, Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, the qualification that you have submitted does not meet the criteria for this service.In order to provide recognition for awards from overseas, it is first necessary to establish their status in the country of origin. We are only able to vouch for the standing of institutions in Switzerland provided they have accreditation from Swiss Accreditation Council. As the awarding institution for your qualification does not have such accreditation, we are unable to comment on the standing of your award.
    The Evaluations Team

    It’s really frustrating after 4 years of studying, to be surprised that your certificates are not recognised.

    any advice would help greatly appreciated

    • Clare Baker May 21, 2021 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your message. If you have any issues/questions about SBS, then please email BAC at

  6. Mohammad Saad Bader August 14, 2021 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Hi is SBS recogonized by WES yet? I was informed a year and a half ago that this will soon materialize? Has anything happened regarding this?

    • Clare Baker August 18, 2021 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      Dear Mohammad, I would suggest that you put your question to SBS themselves

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