About the Academy & the Programs
International Business Academy (IBAS) is a proud member of MGW group. The academy specializes in Business administration and it is located in Zurich, Switzerland.
The program is fully accredited by prestigious awarding and accreditation bodies in Europe. Which are:
1- EduQua- the first Swiss quality label.
2- ISO- one of the most respectable quality assurance bodies in the world.
3- athe- the reputable awarding body in business administration from UK.
4- ACBSP - is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education.
5- Swiss Private School Register
The medium of teaching is English and the curriculum is British.
Yes, the certificate is recognized and we can help graduates to find jobs after they graduate.
The registration and processing fees is a fee most universities ask for in order to secure students’ commitment to enrol and to cover some administrative cost such as processing of application, evaluation of academic results, post, phone calls, airport pick up, etc.
After visa approval the Canton of Zurich has a CHF 95 registration fee which has to be paid by each student to IBAS.
We have monthly intakes. So students can join their program in the beginning of each calendar month.
Internship & Part time jobs
In the canton of Zurich, students are allowed to work for 15 hours per week and up to 44 hours per week (full time) during holidays. Average salary is 20 – 30 Swiss Franc per hour.
Also, students who wish to study hospitality management will have a fully-paid internship. The internship will be 4-5 months per year and with average monthly salary depend on country and skills.
Yes, student in MBA and hospitality will get internship opportunity.
The type of job and salary varies depending on the student's qualification, past experiences and language skills.
During Holidays students can earn higher salary due to the rise in employment opportunities.
The job nature varies between candidates. It depends on their qualification, previous work experience, language skills, etc.
Example: if students can not communicate in English or any other popular language in Zurich, or he/she does not have any work experience, then we will find him/her labour jobs such as working in restaurants or hotels.
Our school has its own accommodation where students can stay after their arrival. The normal period we allow students to stay in our accommodation is 2 months and they will have to find their own accommodation after that. Our staff in Switzerland will help the student to find other accommodation and students are also free to look for their own accommodation.
The monthly rental covers your stay in your chosen room for 1 month starting from the day you move in. It also covers electricity, water, internet and heating up to CHF 700 per month for the entire villa.
Any additional cost above CHF 700 will be shared and paid by all the students in the villa.
In case of visa rejection, if the student shares with IBAS all the documents before submitting them to the embassy, then students will get 100% refund for the tuition / accommodation fees only. Registration and Processing fees are not refundable under any circumstances.
Yes, students need to show a bank account statement. The statement should be for a minimum period of 3 months. The account should have minimum 21,000 Swiss Franc. A third party cannot show a bank account statement along with sponsor letter on behalf of the student.
Th visa requirements are different from one country to another. The best way for you is to contact the Swiss embassy in your country and they will give you a list of all the required documents. Regarding the initial fees please look at question number 5.
Unfortunately, students are not allowed to have dependents with them in Switzerland.
It usually takes 2-3 months for a visa to be processed and issued, as the Swiss Embassy is only responsible for receiving applications and interviews. The embassy does not have the authority to process and grant a student visa. The visa application will be sent to the immigration office of the canton where the applicant is located (in this case Zurich). The immigration office will review the full application and contact the school to verify candidate information. In some cases, the immigration officer may require additional documents from the candidate, in such cases the visa process will be longer.
Insurance is a must and is compulsory for all students who study in Switzerland. Insurance must cover the entire duration of their study in Switzerland. It is compulsory in Switzerland due to its own policies and benefits depending on the individual. Insurance purchased in student home countries may not be recognized in Switzerland.
Within 14 days of your arrival in Switzerland, you must register with the local authorities to apply for a residence permit. Please note that you must have a residence permit for the time you are studying in Switzerland. Student Visa is only a permit to grant entry into the country.
Depending on the study program you enrolled in, you may be able to work part-time jobs or a paid internship while you are studying in Switzerland.
You must get approval from the school and request for your work permit from your working place/employer. You are allowed to work up to 15 hours per week during the semester and work full-time during your term break and holidays.
* Note: If you work more than the prescribed hours and do not have a work permit, you may be subject to cancellation of your residence permit and deportation. In this case, you will be forced to withdraw from the school and your tuition fee will not be refunded.
Yes, you will pay tax according to the laws of the state in which you live. Taxes are based on gross income for one year and taxes in each region or city in the same state vary according to where you live. You can know the tax rate you have to pay when you apply for a residence permit.
Students cannot work during their internship. During their studies, the school will consider whether the student will have the opportunity to work or not. But students must commit to their studies and not let any work affect the performance of their study. The annual internship only applies to hospitality programs/MBA, and students have only 4-6 months to complete the program during the year prior to their internship in the next 4-6 months. Therefore, we do not encourage students to work part-time which may affect their learning. IBAS will however on a student to student basis give permission to work during the academic periods.
The annual internship is available to all Hospitality students (They will have 4-6 months for classes and 4-6 months for their internship). For Business students only our 2 year MBA students will have internships each year.
Business students will start their internship in the final year of the program. Prior to the final year (meaning the 1st and 2nd year) students are allowed to work part-time under school's approval and in compliance with the regulated working hours under Swiss laws.
For Hospitality students, the school is committed to finding internships for them if they cannot find any by themselves.
For Business students, the school will assist with finding part-time jobs if the student requests for it. However, part-time jobs are based on the capacity of each student. The school is not committed to finding a job for those who expect too much beyond their ability. Students have to find another job in cases where the school has introduced a working place for them but they do not want to work there due to their own personal reasons or being dismissed for not following the regulations of the workplace. The school will only assist in finding another job in case the student has a valid reason.
Students can start working part-time or start working during their internship after completing their first 6 months of study (minimum 6 months after arriving in Switzerland).
Depending on internship place, students are supported in accommodation during their internship period. However, there are some places/ companies where accommodation fee will be deducted from their wages based on the agreement between parties. If the internship place is in the city centre, most students will have to pay for their own accommodation.
For the internship: Most trainees will receive a around 2000 but it depend on field of internship. Most of our hospitality interns are international and not in Switzerland. Payments range from few hundred to several thousands. Students can earn higher wages depending on the capability of the student and the internship.
For the part-time job: Salaries range from CHF 22-30 per hour depending on the type of work. If the student is working legally (which means student have work permit and pay tax).
Internships are jobs related to the student's field of study, eg if students study Hospitality they will practice at restaurants and hotels.
Part-time jobs include the kinds of work that can help students earn additional income during their studies, which may not be related to the program in which the student is enrolled. There are some common part-time jobs such as service, reception, cleaning, childcare, take the pet for a walk.