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United International Business Schools (UIBS)

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Overview

Dedicated to cross-cultural education with a global perspective, the United International Business Schools organization (UIBS) is an independent and accredited private higher education institution with campuses in Europe and Asia. UIBS offers flexible business and management studies at the Undergraduate/Bachelor/BBA, Graduate/Master/MA and Postgraduate/Doctor/DBA level.

"the inspiring excellence of a  private college; the stimulating advantage of a small-scale environment"

Flexible Study Programs

Our flexible study programs are based on the American model of higher education, allowing students to choose their courses based on program requirements, previous studies, current interests and future ambitions.

Multiple Starting Dates

Students can choose between multiple starting dates in the fall, winter, spring and summer of each academic year. Our modular course design and program structure allows for an optimal further education planning.

Transfer Between Campuses

Students can transfer between campuses on a quarterly basis with guaranteed program compatibility. Our quarter-based academic calendar allows for a continuous study abroad experience across Europe and Asia

Truly Global Community

Our truly global community of students, faculty and staff, is made up of 85+ different nationalities from around the world, with students showing great appreciation for cultural diversity and entrepreneurial initiative.

Professionally Experienced Professors

Academically qualified and professionally experienced professors link theory and practice by bringing contemporary case studies  into the classroom, preparing students to become the global leaders of the future.

Interactive Teaching Methods

Small class sizes with up to 30 students allow professors to use interactive teaching methods, thereby increasing group interaction, improving group dynamics and building long-lasting connections among students.

Students can transfer between campuses on a quarterly basis with guaranteed program compatibility. Our quarter-based academic calendar allows for a continuous study abroad experience across Europe and Asia.

UIBS has campuses in the following locations:

  • Amsterdam
  • Antwerp
  • Barcelona
  • Brussels
  • Geneva
  • Madrid
  • Milan
  • Tokyo
  • Zurich

Several times per year, company visits, seminars and workshops are organized to provide students with more insight in the world of business. Seminars with guest speakers take place on-campus or on location and cope with a diversity of contemporary business topics.

Other activities include dinners and drinks, get-togethers, visits to local museums, galleries and theatres, city trips and excursions, participation in conferences and fairs, sport activities (soccer, volleyball and basketball practice), ping-pong tournament, international culinary evenings, etc.


The international admissions department welcomes qualified students of all backgrounds, nationalities and religions and does not discriminate during the admission process. Applications are accepted from students around the world, aiming to create a culturally highly diverse student body.

Students may send in their application all year round. There is no specific deadline to apply as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students who need a student visa are advised to apply no later than approximately 1 to 3 months before the preferred starting date. In case the student visa is delayed, students can postpone their studies until the next available starting date.

Required application documents:

  • Application form
  • Application fee, non-refundable
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of your valid passport or identity card
  • Copies of all relevant degrees diplomas, certificates and transcripts
  • Letter of motivation stating your career objectives and program expectations
  • Passport-size photograph


One of our greatest assets is our ability to work with students individually. We help them plan their academic and professional future and want them to make the most out of their experience while studying at our school.

We emphasize on individual counseling, on personal development and on cross-cultural thinking, and prepare students to critically reflect on issues, to communicate effectively, to value teamwork and to appropriately use ICT to meet a company's ever changing organizational needs. We are convinced that fostering in students a desire for economic, social and environmental responsibilities, will reflect on their future development as leaders.

We support our students in planning their career paths by offering the possibility of meeting with business professionals interested in recruiting graduates. Our study programs are designed to meet the demands of a broad range of business professions. Students are also assisted with finding attractive internships and jobs with local companies as well as with multinational companies and organizations. In addition, we also review our students' CV's and provide useful tips for job interviews.

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