Admissions

The admissions requirements for all IBAS academic programs can be found below, and also are listed in each program page.

IMPORTANT:  The minimum of 18 years of age is required when studying in Switzerland.

Admissions Requirements

Students with High School Diploma:

  • Completed full time high school education. A minimum age of 18 at enrolment
  • All Candidates without English as a first language must show competency in English with a level equal to IELTS 5.5 as minimum (please see note below)

Students with a Diploma or Transfer Student:

  • Completed full time high school education and Level 5 Advanced Diploma or equivalent. A minimum age of 18 at enrolment
  • All Candidates without English as a first language must show competency in English with a level equal to IELTS 5.5 as minimum (please see note below)

NOTE:  For candidates without an IELTS or other proof of English level, IBAS recommends that you complete the online English Placement Test at EF SET. Simply follow the steps below:

1. Visit EF SET at https://www.efset.org
2. Create your own log-in and password (your full name and email)
3. Select EF SET 50 (50-min) in Our Test
4. Complete the test online (about 50 min.) afterwards the test result will be sent to your private email
5. Send the test result to admission@mgworld.education

Upon receiving your test results, Admissions will get back to you within 72 hours to give you a feedback about your English level and your eligibility to enrol for any of IBAS academic programs.

  • Completed Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • All Candidates must hold at least IELTS 6.0 or other proof of competency in English equal to this level (please see note below)
Student profile evaluation:
  • IBAS MBA admission policy for non-business graduates:
    • Prospective students who are not from the field of Business at a prior educational level will need to provide a CV that indicates a minimum of 3-5 years working in the field of business OR related to business field. In addition, participation in business seminars, short courses and training courses are also credited into admission prerequisites.
    • Interviews will be conducted to evaluate the prospective student’s Business knowledge and working experience.
  • For students who cannot prove prior study or work in the field of business IBAS offers 2 solutions:
    1. A project-based PRE-MBA course to ensure the prospective student studies various subjects of the business field. The specific subjects are evaluated on a one-to-one basis.
    2. The Registrar will follow the student’s progress and will evaluate the student’s grades and if any of the grades fall below D in any subject a personal plan will be developed in collaboration with the COO to assist the student in achieving the required knowledge and grade.

NOTE:  For candidates without an IELTS or other proof of English level, IBAS recommends that you complete the online English Placement Test at EF SET. Simply follow the steps below:

1. Visit EF SET at https://www.efset.org
2. Create your own log-in and password (your full name and email)
3. Select EF SET 50 (50-min) in Our Test
4. Complete the test online (about 50 min.) afterwards the test result will be sent to your private email
5. Send the test result to admission@mgworld.education

Upon receiving your test results, Admissions will get back to you within 72 hours to give you a feedback about your English level and your eligibility to enrol for any of IBAS academic programs.

  • Completed Master’s Degree or equivalent
  • All Candidates must hold at least IELTS 6.5 or other proof of competency in English equal to this level (please see note below)

Student Profile Evaluation:

  • IBAS DBA admission policy for non-business graduates:
    • Students who are not from the field of Business at prior educational level will need to provide a CV that indicates a minimum of 5-10 years working in the field of business OR related to business field. In addition, participation in business seminars, short courses and training are also credited into admission prerequisites.
    • Interviews will be conducted to understand the background of applicants better and evaluations are to access the student’s Business command.
  • For students how cannot prove prior study or work in the field of business IBAS offers 2 solutions:
    1. A project-based PRE-MBA course to ensure the prospective student studies various subjects of the business field. The specific subjects are evaluated on a one-to-one basis.
    2. The Registrar will follow the student’s progress and will evaluate the student’s grades and if any of the grades fall below D in any subject a personal plan will be developed in collaboration with the COO to assist the student in achieving the required knowledge and grade.

NOTE:  For candidates without an IELTS or other proof of English level, IBAS recommends that you complete the online English Placement Test at EF SET. Simply follow the steps below:

1. Visit EF SET at https://www.efset.org
2. Create your own log-in and password (your full name and email)
3. Select EF SET 50 (50-min) in Our Test
4. Complete the test online (about 50 min.) afterwards the test result will be sent to your private email
5. Send the test result to admission@mgworld.education

Upon receiving your test results, Admissions will get back to you within 72 hours to give you a feedback about your English level and your eligibility to enrol for any of IBAS academic programs.

Credit Transfer Policy & Procedure

MGWA/IBAS accept credits from licensed and accredited institution.

MGWA/IBAS decisions regarding the award of transfer credit will be based on an evaluation that the applicant is qualified to successfully engage in MGWA/IBAS’s curriculum and benefit from its educational purposes and programs.

Framework for this decision will consider:

  • Comparability and Applicability: Credit transfer decisions will be informed by comparability of the nature, content, quality, and level of transfer credit, and the appropriateness and applicability of the credit earned. This assessment will be based on review of catalogs, course syllabi, and other materials, and from direct contact between knowledgeable, experienced faculty and staff at both the receiving and sending institutions.
  • Balance in the Use of Accreditation Status in Transfer Decisions: Accreditation status is one factor that the MGWA/IBAS will consider. MGWA/IBAS will critically evaluate the credits earned by unaccredited institutions or programs and determine if the quality of the unaccredited institution or program will satisfy MGWA/IBAS expectations.
  • Consistency: MGWA/IBAS will apply its policies and practices consistently.
  • Accountability for Effective Public Communication: MGWA/IBAS will make its policy on credit transfer publicly accessible to promote fairness, equity, and consistency in its practice.
  • Commitment to Address Innovation: MGWA/IBAS policies and practices will demonstrate flexibility and openness to innovative institutions and programs, while not compromising quality expectations.
  • Applicability of Credit for Degree Purposes: MGWA/IBAS credit transfer decisions will be based on a fair determination of the applicability of credit hours at the sending institution to the MGWA/IBAS programs of instruction.The above criteria will guide policies and practices that are mindful of the interests of the student; respecting that life circumstances may prompt students to transfer, while recognizing MGWA/IBAS’s emphasis on educational excellence and student success.

The prior learning is equivalent to a college or university level of learning;

The learning experience demonstrates a balance between theory and practice and;

The credit awarded for the prior learning experience directly relates to the student’s degree program and is applied in satisfaction of some of the degree requirements.

  • Each college or university level learning experience for which credit is sought shall be documented by the student in writing.
  • Each college or university level learning experience shall be evaluated by faculty qualified in that specific subject area who shall ascertain (i) to what college or university level learning the student’s prior experience is equivalent and (ii) how many credits toward a degree may be granted for that experience.
  • The faculty evaluating the prior learning shall prepare a written report indicating all of the following:
    • The documents in the student’s record on which the faculty member relied in determining the nature of the student’s prior experience;
    • The bases for determining that the prior experience (i) is equivalent to college or university level learning and (ii) demonstrates a balance between theory and practice; and
    • The bases for determining (i) to what college or university level the experience is equivalent and (ii) the proper number of credits to be awarded toward the degree for that experience.

The Dean of respective school shall be responsible for the review of faculty determinations regarding the award of credit for prior experiential learning.

The Dean shall document the institution’s periodic review of faculty evaluations to assure that the faculty written evaluations and awards of credit comply with this section and the institution’s policies and are consistent.

The amount of credit awarded for prior experiential learning shall not be related to the amount charged the student for the assessment process.

  • Of the first 60 semester credits awarded a student in an undergraduate program, no more than 15 semester credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning.
  • Of the second 60 semester units (i.e., credits 61 to 120) awarded a student in an undergraduate program, no more than 15 semester credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning.
  • Of the first 30 semester credits awarded a student in a graduate program, no more than 6 semester credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning.
  • Of the second 30 semester credits (i.e., credits 31 to 60) awarded a student in a graduate program, no more than 3 semester credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning.

No credit for experiential learning may be awarded after a student has obtained 60 semester credits in a graduate program.

Coursework proposed for award of academic credit toward an educational program at MGWA/IBAS must be comparable to coursework identified in the program of study, or to satisfy prerequisites established for the purpose of qualifying for admission. The course(s) must:

  • Be comparable to specific identified coursework, as established through review of course outlines, syllabi, or catalog description from the institution awarding credit, or as evaluated and confirmed by the Academic Dean and/or Registrar;
  • Be at the same level of instruction (lower division, upper division, or graduate) as the course for which it will substitute;
  • Have been completed within a time period that assures the course competencies and outcomes are timely and consistent with current practices of the institution and the program for which credit sought;
  • Have received academic credit at the awarding institution – no credit is allowed for developmental or remedial coursework, as established by the course numbering system of the awarding institution;
  • Be completed with a minimum grade of passed.

No award of credit will exceed the credit value (semester or quarter) granted by the awarding institution, and credit for course completion cannot be recognized if the credit value is less than that required by MGWA/IBAS.

No distinction will be made based on instructional modality, if the course description, objectives, and student learning outcomes are comparable.

In determining the appropriateness of credit for work completed outside the institution, MGWA/IBAS requires the student seeking academic credit provide the following documentation for review:

  • An official transcript evidencing successful completion of the course or degree program for which recognition is sought;
  • A copy of program catalog or course syllabus, if requested;
  • A formal request stating the program or course for which recognition is requested, directed to the Admission team.

Review and approval of the materials presented will be conducted by the Registrar or Academic Dean and the student will be advised formally if credit is accepted toward the course or program of enrollment at MGWA/IBAS.

The process may take from 10 – 12 working days.