Applicants to the Bachelor in International Business Administration must
- have a higher secondary education certificate qualifying the holder for studies at university level in his or her country of origin (Swiss students: ‘Berufsmaturität Ausrichtung Wirtschaft/Dienstleistungen’ or ‘Gymnasiale Matura’).
- Applicants from non-European countries must provide confirmation of acceptance to a bachelor degree course or equivalent in business administration or economics at an acknowledged university in their country of origin.
- have a minimum of one year's qualified work experience in a business-related area (Swiss students: Persons with a ‘Kaufmännische Berufslehre’ fulfill this requirement)
- have proven knowledge in financial accounting and mathematics
- provide evidence of English proficiency corresponding to at least level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference, if they are non-native speakers of English. Such evidence must be available by the end of July at the latest. 'Academic IELTS' or 'TOEFL' should have first priority for students who are considering the possibility of an overseas exchange semester as a part of their degree programme, as these certificates are often a prerequisite for acceptance by host institutions.
- be prepared to attend an interview either in person or by telephone
Qualifications Required in Financial Accounting
Applicants to this Bachelor programme must provide evidence that they have qualifications in the field of financial accounting equivalent to those stipulated for higher secondary vocational training in Switzerland. Persons not familiar with the Swiss educational system may consult the following list of required qualifications:
German-speaking persons who do not meet these entrance qualifications for financial accounting have the opportunity to attend one of the Lucerne School of Business's preparation courses in financial accounting (tuition in German).
Qualifications Required in Mathematics
Applicants to this Bachelor programme must provide evidence of qualifications in the field of mathematics equivalent to those stipulated for higher secondary vocational training in Switzerland. Persons not familiar with the Swiss educational system may consult the entrance qualifications for mathematics.
The following self-assessment test will help you in determining whether you have the skills and knowledge in the field of mathematics which we expect students to have acquired prior to studying in the IM&E programme. See entry-level test for a self-assessment.
To help students get off to a successful start in their Bachelor studies, the Lucerne School of Business offers a refresher course in mathematics (tuition in English).