A GLOBAL LEADING ECONOMY
Switzerland is the most competitive economy in the world, according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016: ” The country’s most notable strengths are related to innovation and labour market efficiency, as well as the sophistication of its business sector.”
Many large multinational corporations such as Nestlé, Novartis, Rolex and ABB have their headquarters in Switzerland.
The thriving financial sector, including international banking and insurance (UBS, Crédit Suisse, and many other Private Banking institutions), also play an important role, contributing approximately 10% of the GDP. Switzerland also has a strong export economy driven by pharmaceuticals/chemicals, engineering, electronics and precision instruments, including many world leading premium watch brands.
AN INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY
Switzerland is a multilingual country, as seen by its adoption of four national languages. Whilst English isn’t one of those, most locals speak good English and embrace global culture. There’s no better place to develop foreign language skills for business thanks to the endless opportunities to practice in a rich language environment. There are also lots of opportunities to learn non-Swiss languages due to the breadth and depth of the international student and working population.
Students come from all over the world to study in Switzerland, promoting the development of a rare international perspective. The International Olympic Committee, the Red Cross and the World Economic Forum are just a few of the global organizations located in Switzerland. Additionally, the cross-cultural management skills fostered in this global setting are key assets in the 21st century workplace.
STUDYING BUSINESS AND WORKING
Switzerland is home to some of the world’s best business minds — particularly in the fields of hospitality, banking, pharmaceuticals and chemicals — making it a premiere venue to learn and work. The country is committed to investing in both education and research and boast 15 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Switzerland.
Our location, Campus Biotech, is a brand new, modern building, featuring the latest technology to support business education. It hosts a diverse group of educational institutions, research institutes & start-up companies. It is easily accessible by bus and tramway (15 minutes from the main train station and the international airport) and is set in a beautiful park near the Leman Lake.
Geneva is a truly international city with 300 international Non-Governmental Organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO). It’s a multicultural city with a high quality of life and a wide variety of social activities. Geneva is an extremely safe place to live, study and work in.
PEACE OF MIND
Based on the research site ValuePenguin, Switzerland is the safest country in the world! Switzerland took top place in the 2015 analysis ahead of Singapore, Japan and Cyprus. Switzerland came out on top due it’s extremely low crime rates, high quality policing, air quality and long life expectancy.
Switzerland has a long history of political neutrality which means it stays out of any international conflicts. It also means, the country is not a target for terrorism, with no terrorist acts recorded on Swiss soil in modern history.
So Switzerland offers student and their families peace of mind, allowing students to remain focussed on their studies and families relaxed and secure.