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Since 2013

The International Academy of Business and Technology in Switzerland, established in 2013, proudly maintains accreditation from respected international quality assurance bodies. Each year, we welcome a diverse student body of over 1800 individuals from more than 120 countries. Formerly known as the Open University until 2018, our institution evolved into OUS Academy from 2021 to 2024. In 2025, following the acquisition of new government-approved accreditations, we officially embraced the name OUBH International Academy of Business and Technology in Switzerland.


International Academy

A registered trademark in Switzerland by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property which belongs to the Federal Department of Justice and Police. The Academy operates from Switzerland with international accreditations approved by respective governments.

Welcome Letter from the Managing Director (2025-2026)

Established in 2013, our academy stands as a beacon of excellence in education. We take great pride in our accreditation from respected international quality assurance bodies, ensuring that our programs meet the highest standards of quality and rigor.

Every year, we are privileged to welcome a diverse student body of over 1800 individuals from more than 120 countries. This rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives enriches our learning environment and fosters global connections.

Formerly known as the Open University until 2021, our institution has undergone a transformative journey. From 2021 to 2024, we operated under the name Zurich Academy, reflecting our commitment to innovation and progress. In 2025, we reached a significant milestone with the acquisition of three new governmentls-approved accreditations. As a result, we proudly embraced our current name, the International Academy of Business and Technology in Switzerland.

At the Academy, we are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional educational experience that prepares you for success in the dynamic world of business and technology. Whether you're embarking on a new academic journey or continuing your professional development, we are here to support and empower you every step of the way.

Welcome to our vibrant community, where learning knows no bounds. We look forward to guiding you towards your academic and professional aspirations.

Warm regards,

Welcome Letter from the Managing Director (2017-2024)

“Scientia vinces / Through knowledge you win”

Dear International Academy of Business and Technology in Switzerland Family,

It is my greatest pleasure to welcome you to our new academic study program.

With our dynamic and incredible team, we have achieved a lot of wonderful events last year on behalf of our institution: a triple-award diploma with the leading state universities, which are within the worldwide top 500 universities (QS Ranking), customer satisfaction award, international recognized accreditations, and TV interviews worldwide. Our Academy looks further to the future to obtain more achievements.

Friendly Regards,

D. Briand, M
Managing Director

Welcome Letter from the President (2015-2016)

"We are different and you are different"

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the International Academy of Business and Technology in Switzerland. You are now part of an incredible team of leading staff, faculty, students, and alumni who make this a dynamic, modern academy.

International Academy of Business and Technology in Switzerland is a dynamic and vibrant community made up of many people from around the world. Located in the heart of cosmopolitan and multicultural Switzerland, we embrace diversity and pride ourselves in helping our students become citizens of the world. Our values of academic freedom, social responsibility, accessible education, and collegial self-governance are deep-rooted and guide us, as we become Switzerland's leading business academy.

At OUBH International Academy of Business and Technology in Switzerland, we value our employees and are especially committed to providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. Our programs are designed to help you establish a positive career path from the outset so that you can challenge yourself and reach your maximum potential.

You have joined or are considering joining the International Academy of Business and Technology in Switzerland at an exciting time. We are experiencing renewal and growth with transformations happening across our campus. Fundamental to this success is the bold vision, priorities, and objectives for your future and you will find that our programs will challenge you in the best ways and help you achieve the career of your dreams.

The Academy has great strengths and even greater potential, and we are thrilled that you are part of it.

As a Swiss Institution, we honor Swiss democratic norms & Principles.


Mr. Victor Zhenchenko, co-founder and former Chancellor

Welcome Letter (2013-2014)

"Faith, unity, and discipline are the keys to success"

The International Academy of Business and Technology in Switzerland is a dynamic, modern academy in the heart of Switzerland, with a focus on all aspects of the management and business industry. There is a long tradition of management in Switzerland, and it is the ideal environment for young people from all over the world wishing to study the most important business and management professions.

For many of our students, it is the first time they study online and study with a group of students for a long period from completely foreign cultures. We, therefore, offer them round-the-clock support from the time they start studying until the completion of their studies. Even after they have graduated we are always available to listen to their questions.

Students learn about the business and management sector in a familiar atmosphere. The curricula include all subjects related to business management, and after the courses, students can undertake appropriate to continue studying. The school’s manageable size enables individually supported teaching and considers the cultural and religious backgrounds of each individual.

The International Academy of Business & Technology in Switzerland Team

Dr. Lawrence Monteilh, co-founder


Our Approach

At the International Academy of Business and Technology, our dedication to providing a world-class education goes beyond mere instruction; it's about equipping our students with the tools they need to excel in an ever-changing world. We understand that success in today's global economy requires more than just textbook knowledge—it demands adaptability, creativity, and a deep understanding of diverse perspectives.

That's why our approach is rooted in the values of academic excellence, innovation, and diversity. We believe that by fostering a culture of excellence, encouraging innovative thinking, and embracing diversity, we can empower our students to become leaders and trailblazers in their respective fields.

Through a combination of rigorous academics, hands-on learning experiences, and opportunities for personal and professional growth, we aim to prepare our students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow with confidence and competence. Whether they aspire to become entrepreneurs, executives, or industry pioneers, we are committed to providing them with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to turn their aspirations into reality.

At the academy, we don't just educate students; we cultivate leaders, thinkers, and problem-solvers who are ready to make a positive impact on the world. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, exploration, and transformation.

Vision and Values

  • At the International Academy of Business and Technology, our commitment to academic excellence extends beyond conventional boundaries. We strive to foster an environment where students not only excel in their chosen fields but also become innovators and leaders in their industries.

  • Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We encourage creative thinking, problem-solving, and the exploration of new ideas. By embracing innovation, we empower our students to adapt to ever-evolving global challenges and drive positive change in their communities and beyond.

  • Diversity is celebrated and cherished within our institution. We believe that a diverse student body enriches the learning experience, exposing individuals to different perspectives, cultures, and ways of thinking. Through inclusive practices, we create a supportive and welcoming environment where every student feels valued and respected.

  • Accessibility is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy. We are committed to breaking down barriers to education and ensuring that learning opportunities are accessible to all. Whether through flexible learning options, financial assistance programs, or accommodations for diverse learning needs, we are dedicated to removing obstacles and empowering students to achieve their academic goals.

  • At OUBH, we are not just shaping students' futures; we are cultivating a community of lifelong learners and changemakers who are equipped to make a positive impact on the world. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, innovation, and transformation.


The Academy is based in Switzerland, We offer a range of online study programs starting from Associate Bachelor up to Doctorate, including Masters and Bachelors study programs, all our Studies can be done in ONE academic  year  + thesis flexible study program (Friday to Sunday) as follows:

Undergraduate Programs:

(total 180 ECTS):

1st Step: Diploma - 1 year (EQF Level 4) - 60 ECTS 2nd Step: Higher Diploma - 1 year (EQF Level 5) - 60 ECTS 3rd Step: Bachelor's Degree - 1 year (EQF Level 6) - 60 ECTS

Postgraduate Programs:

Master's Degree - 1 to 3 years (EQF Level 7)

Doctorate: 1-year study + thesis (thesis takes another 2 years)

The Academy is globally recognized as a leader in Online Business Education, with an outstanding reputation. Many organizations have ranked our Academy among the top online providers in Switzerland in terms of popularity, student satisfaction, and innovation. Our study programs are conducted primarily in English, catering to dedicated working professionals from around the world.

What Sets Us Apart:

We have pioneered an online learning experience that fosters effective interaction among faculty and students. All you need is a computer with an internet connection – it's education on your terms. We empower our students to apply what they learn to their own lives.

Our Objective:

  • Ensure a successful future for all our students

  • Foster an international environment

  • Provide excellent lecturers

  • Maintain a high standard of quality

  • Serve students from all corners of the globe


Freilagerstr. 39, Zurich, Switzerland

Class Structure:

Our online classes are deliberately kept small to facilitate intensive learning. We maintain a low student-to-lecturer ratio, and all our programs are conducted in English. Our primary focus is on providing students with valuable corporate connections, offering part-time online study programs that allow them to remain engaged with their current jobs or companies.

We Offer:

  • Accredited online programs to advance your career

  • Flexible online courses tailored to your schedule

  • Courses designed to enhance your skills and support your goals

  • 24/7 dedicated student support to ensure your success

  • Practical knowledge you can apply immediately

  • Support for achieving a healthy work-life balance, encompassing personal, study, and professional commitments


Specializations Available:

  • Hospitality Management

  • Hotel Management

  • Tourism Management

  • Events Management

  • Nutrition

  • Culinary Arts

  • Business Administration

  • Business Law

  • Public Relations

  • Clinical Management

  • International Relations

  • Cultural Studies

  • Product and Category Management

  • Communication Management

  • International Marketing and Sales

  • Human Resource Management

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • E-Business

  • E-Marketing

  • International Management

  • Rehabilitation and Injury Management

  • Pharmaceutical Management

  • Leadership Management

  • Change Management

  • Institutional and Educational Management

  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Management

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The Academy name is a registered trademark in Switzerland by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. 

the Academy is part of A.B.M.S. GmbH which is a daughter company of ISBM AG (CH-100.3.802.225-0) 

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