Switzerland Business Report 2017

MBU grooms top business graduates for the global workplace

MBU is a boutique university where small classes encourage student-professor interaction

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 March, 2017, 10:26am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 March, 2017, 10:26am

Country Business Reports interviews and articles by Discovery Reports

Beyond the magnificent façade of an elegant Belle Époque edifice, that first opened as a hotel in the 19th century, is a state-of-the-art campus, producing Switzerland’s most employable graduates – the Montreux Business University (MBU).

Located on the banks of Lake Geneva, MBU offers a scenic and stimulating backdrop for students to pursue their studies. Its proximity to Geneva, an important financial centre and business hub in Europe, provides MBU the foundation to contextualise its undergraduate and graduate business programmes with real-world scenarios. A boutique university where small classes encourage student-professor interaction, MBU equips its students with the necessary skills required to make an impact in the workplace.

Complementing its esteemed faculty of academicians, MBU also works with executives in residence – professionals who conduct one-on-one counselling to students and hold seminars and lectures. Recognised as leaders in their fields, the elite group of executives in residence includes Apple’s former chief financial officer, the group chairman of SOFGEN, partners from Deloitte, Credit Suisse private bankers, and many others.

“We are lucky to count these professionals as part of the MBU family. They keep us intellectually challenged,” says dean and principal Dr Winfried Boeing.

Apart from industry collaborations, MBU also fosters partnerships with universities, especially since Boeing envisions a semester abroad for every student. MBU has partnered with HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany, European Business School Paris and Aarhus University in Denmark, to name a few. In Asia, MBU works with the University of Business and Technology in Saudi Arabia and SolBridge International School of Business in South Korea.

MBU seeks to expand its network and is open to partnering with more universities interested in helping shape the future global workforce.

“Switzerland attracts many multinational companies, placing MBU in a strategic position to collaborate with industries. For students of our partner universities, they have the chance to learn something truly global,” Boeing says.

Montreux Business University