21st Century Business Education
Through close student-lecturer contact and classes in relatively small groups, UIBS provides for a professional academic atmosphere to meet students’ individual needs in a truly international environment.
Permanent interaction is ensured so that students obtain a firm grasp of the course materials offered. In small groups (up to approximately 24 students) students are discussing issues, sharing ideas, testing theories and benefitting from our rigorous academic standards.
Faculty members are drawn from around the world, are highly qualified in their field(s) of expertise and combine a solid academic background and ample professional experience as business leaders, industrialists, entrepreneurs and/or consultants.
To prevent business theory from remaining abstract and inapplicable, most courses are based on the case method and provide students with a practical, hands-on problem-solving approach to contemporary business and management issues.
Students are taught in a pragmatic way with the use of simulation techniques, up-to-date case studies and the required theoretical background. They also learn to think strategically when making decisions, to empathize with their peers, to inspire team work and team building, and to contribute to the success of a project.
Thinking creatively and independently by questioning, rather than blindly accepting subject material is strongly encouraged. Throughout the academic year, students are regularly assessed through an ideal mix of individual and team projects, presentations, papers, mid-terms and final exams so that their progress can be closely monitored.
This highly practical skills and knowledge based approach to learning involves the continuing monitoring and adaptation of courses to the demands of the global marketplace with the assistance of an Academic Council composed of prominent personalities from the business community.
Rigorous Academic Standards
While studying at UIBS, you will:
Coming from around the world, our students are part of a vibrant and truly international community, showing great appreciation for cultural diversity, and developing a lasting understanding of different views, beliefs and values. Student activities are organized on a regular basis through the student and alumni network, Entrepreneurs United. Students are encouraged to participate in events and to make the most out of their study experience.
Nationalities represented among students and alumni:
60+ nationalities | Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda | Americas: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, USA | Asia: Australia, Azerbaijan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, Vietnam | Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK | Middle East: Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Nationalities represented among faculty and staff:
20+ nationalities | Africa: Nigeria, Uganda | Americas: Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Honduras, USA | Asia: China, India, Indonesia | Europe: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, UK | Middle East: Turkey
Student origin breakdown:
"The school had an incredible nurturing environment that I felt comfortable growing in. It was very challenging as well; I felt very open talking to my professors and fellow students about pushing myself forward academically and as a person." Scarlett, Bachelor Student
"I’ve been able to create long-lasting friendships with international people from all over the world. UIBS has given me all the professional skills and tools I needed to develop in my career." Elvitz, Master Student
"The school is so diverse; you have the possibility to travel the world and change campuses. During the global study trip, so many campuses came together, and even if you don’t know the students, you have something in common and everybody is just one big family." Philip, Bachelor Student