United International Business Schools is truly a global operation. The institution boasts 9 campus locations across Europe and Asia, including: Barcelona and Madrid in Spain, Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland, Antwerp and Brussels in Belgium, Amsterdam in The Netherlands, Milan in Italy, and Tokyo in Japan. In addition to these bases, UIBS also offers extension programmes in California (San Francisco), Dublin (at Dublin Business School DBS), Maastricht in The Netherlands, and New York.Show more
In their own words, UIBS is an organisation which is ‘an independent private higher education institution’ ‘dedicated to cross-cultural education with a global perspective.’ In 2018, students at UIBS come from over 85 different nations with an alumni community of 1350 spread across the globe.
Studies at UIBS
As the institution states on their website, they offer ‘flexible business and management studies at Undergraduate/Bachelor/BBA, Graduate/Master/MBA and Postgraduate/Doctor/DBA level.’ These programmes give students the ability to attain privately accredited degrees, ‘American regionally accredited’ degrees, and European state-recognised degrees. UIBS offers its students the ability to achieve these accreditations in conjunction with their partner institutions. UIBS’s sister institution is the European College for Liberal Studies which operates study programmes at under- and postgraduate levels in Europe and Asia.
Study programmes are based on the American model of higher education and include: Undergraduate.240 (Dual Bachelor), Undergraduate.180 (Bachelor), Undergraduate.90 (Associate), Undergraduate.30 (Certificate), Undergraduate.240 (Dual Bachelor), Undergraduate.180 (Bachelor), Undergraduate.90 (Associate), Undergraduate.30 (Certificate), Pre-Bachelor Foundation, Graduate.90 (Dual Master), Graduate.60 (Master), Graduate.60 (Executive Master), Graduate.60 (Online Master), Graduate.12 (Certificate), Pre-Master Foundation, Postgraduate.60 (Doctor), and Postgraduate.15 (Certificate).
UIBS’s flexibility it offers to students extends across many areas, such as the choice of multiple start dates (students may choose to begin their programme in the Autumn, Winter, Spring, or Summer of each academic year) and the option to transfer between its various campuses (students may do this on a quarterly basis and have full programme compatibility no matter which campus at which they study).
As for the classroom setting; UIBS professors are ‘academically qualified and professionally experienced’ individuals who combine both theoretical and practical aspects in their teaching through the study of real-life, modern case studies. In addition to this, the institution strives to keep class sizes small – with up to 30 students in each class. By doing this, UIBS places an emphasis on interpersonal interaction and group work in the classroom.