EU Business School history

EU Business School Today

EU Business School (formerly European University) was founded in 1973 as a private higher educational institution. We provide students with a first-class business education through an innovative pragmatic teaching approach tailored to company needs to ensure a high level of employability for our students.

We offer business foundation, bachelor’s, master’s, MBA and DBA programs which are taught exclusively in English.

EU Business School (EU) has campuses in the European cities of Geneva (1987), Barcelona (1989), Munich (1991), as well as a digital campus (2012). These cities were chosen for their cosmopolitan environments and thriving business sectors. EU has always worked hand in hand with companies and industry in its campus cities and beyond to provide students with unparalleled professional opportunities.

Dirk Craen, now honorary president of EU Business School, acquired the institution in 1999. After streamlining its activities, he immediately focused on attaining recognition from leading professional accrediting bodies to gain acknowledgement from the corporate world. Under his strong leadership, the school upgraded its range of programs earning recognition from leading international accrediting bodies. It became a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2006, and, in 2010 was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), both of which are recognized by the U.S. organization CHEA, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

In 2014, to strengthen our business identity and in anticipation of changes in Swiss regulations, we changed our name to EU Business School. Furthermore, we signed new academic partnerships with U.K. universities, University of Derby and London Metropolitan University (London Met), enabling us to extend our portfolio and include U.K. public university degrees across all our campuses. In 2017, we signed a partnership with Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain, adding university degrees (título propio) to our portfolio. We also signed agreements with Dublin Business School, Ireland, and London Metropolitan University, U.K., in 2021 to extend our offer of state-recognized degrees.

Today, students graduating from EU Business School not only earn private degrees from EU Business School Switzerland which are internationally accredited by ACBSP, IACBE, IQA and certified by eduQUa, but also university (título propio) and/or state-recognized degrees.

Throughout our history, our mission has been to provide our multicultural student body a business education of the highest standard. The constant evolution of the programs we offer has been acknowledged by leading international rankings with prestigious QS currently rating EU Business School with four stars overall and ranks our on-campus MBA in the top 140 worldwide and our online MBA 24th globally. In 2022, EU Business School joined OMNES Education Group to offer further academic and international opportunities to its students.

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