• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


In the BBA in Finance and Responsible Investment delivered by the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS), you will be exposed to real business operations through regular interaction with the business community and corporate world.

You will develop leadership and intercultural skills and be exposed to practical experience during experiential camps, field trips and visits to international organizations under the careful guidance of experts.

The teaching methodology is predominately interactive based on role-play activities and in-class discussions of cases and videos. You will work on business projects with leading executives in organizations and will be invited to company presentations and conferences. Online resources and electronic communication platforms are utilized to enable paperless classes.

Undergraduate students can choose to take an additional optional year to be guided into your career path and engage in an internship.

Specifically, at the end of the program students will be able to: 

  • Apply fundamental concepts of responsible management and sustainability 
  • Critically evaluate financial information to recommend and justify solutions based on principles of responsible investment 
  • Critically analyze various complex situations and find innovative solutions 
  • Effectively communicate the concepts and processes of management as well as sustainability to diverse audiences and across cultures 
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data necessary for success in the global business

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Sustainability 
  • Fundamentals of Investment 
  • International Finance 
  • Ethical Investing 
  • Social Finance 
  • Financial Markets 
  • Portfolio Management 
  • Green Economy 

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


                The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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              • Minimum required score:


                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: 2.5

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Students with final grades lower than IB 30 or GPA 2.5 can be accepted on probation depending on results per subject.

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              General Requirements

              Our university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed an International Baccalaureate with a minimum score of 30 or a High School Diploma or any secondary education at an accredited institution with a minimum GPA OF 2.5. 
              • Application fee of CHF 200
              • Photocopy of a valid passport or ID
              • Copy of high school diploma with official transcripts (if not originally in English)
              • CV/Resume indicating both complete education and any work experience in reverse chronological order
              • Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School
              • Two passport photographs

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                9892 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 9892 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
              • EU/EEA

                9892 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 9892 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              CHF 11000 per semester (tuition)

              Living costs for Gland

              • 1540 - 2130 CHF/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


              Scholarships offered by SUMAS to enroll in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Sustainability Management and in Sustainable Tourism and Nature Conservation.

              1st Prize

              • 30% Paid Tuition
              • Winners will be awarded a 30% scholarship on the full tuition fees of 33000 CHF  per year for our Bachelor of Business  Administration (BBA) in Sustainability Management or in Sustainable Tourism and Nature Conservation for all 3 academic years
              2nd Prize
              • 20% Paid Tuition
              • Winners will be awarded a 20% scholarship on the full tuition fees of 33000 CHF  per year for our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Sustainability Management or in Sustainable Tourism and Nature Conservation for all 3 academic years

              Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

              The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

              Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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