History of International Business Academy of Switzerland

Mr. Martin Nielsen, the owner of IBAS, has been active in the education industry for many years and has been a company owner for 20 years. He owns several schools across the world and is well acquainted with the education sector. Mr. Nielsen has always been an entrepreneur from a young age. By 24, Mr. Martin set-up his first IT and education company. Over the years it has gone international, now spanning four continents and ten countries.


International Business Academy of Switzerland also called IBAS, originated in 1999 when our sister school in Denmark was initially established


During 2000-2010, the Danish school established itself internationally with offices in Denmark, Egypt, and Vietnam


IBAS started in 2013, initially established in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland


IBAS started programs in the Canton of Vaud, together with Language Center partners


IBAS initiated the process to apply for EduQua and ISO certification

IBAS started the first DBA programme, primarily focused on collaboration with Malaysian partners whereby students study part of the programme in Switzerland and part of it in Malaysia


IBAS successfully achieved both EduQua and ISO certification


IBAS started the Zurich campus, teaching full time students in BBA, MBA and DBA

IBAS established the MBA in Hospitality Management program

IBAS purchased a small Guesthouse for student and guest accommodations


IBAS moved from Horgen to the new campus in Thalwil with better facilities


Like many other schools IBAS was forced to temporarily shift to online only education due to COVID-19