Winterthur has a population of 100,000 and is the sixth largest city in Switzerland, only a 20-minute train ride from the city of Zurich. Formerly an industrial center, Winterthur is now a campus town of ever growing importance. It is a safe and student-friendly city with a vibrant cultural scene that appeals to all tastes.The primary language spoken in the canton of Zurich, in which Winterthur is located, is a German dialect called “Züritüütsch”. However, all locals understand German and many understand and speak French and English as well. The city of Zurich is Switzerland's most important cultural, commercial, and financial center. Its regional catchment area, of which Winterthur is part, is home to around 2 million people. Zurich is considered one of the most attractive cities in the world to live. In addition to the academic advantages of a business school with multiple accreditations, many students chose us because of our excellent location. With the commercial, financial, and cultural center of Zurich right on our doorstep and the proximity to important international corporations and financial institutions, nothing is standing in the way of career advancement. With excellent travel connections in all directions and Zurich Airport close by, the ZHAW is an ideal starting point to combine your academic education with a voyage of discovery through Europe. A huge range of cultural highlights and leisure facilities ensure that you will never be short of something interesting to do.
Switzerland’s glittering financial districts, but also the landscape with its lakes, castles, and quaint villages – and of course the breathtaking Swiss Alps – will amaze and inspireyou. It is located in the center of Europe, bordered by Germany, France, Italy, Austria, and Liechtenstein. Its culture is a rich mix of these influences and reflects the diversity of its geography and the languages spoken. This is also apparent in Switzerland’s multicultural business environment, attracting many international corporations, which benefit from low tax rates, an excellent infrastructure, and a high quality of life. According to the UNESCO Human Development Index (HDI 2014), Switzerland is one of the top three most developed countries in the world. As well as having a good standard of living, inhabitants enjoy a high level of personal security and an exemplary culture of regional integration. Switzerland’s extraordinary political stability is as much admired as its excellent education system, unique cultural and leisure opportunities, and efficient infrastructure. Switzerland is a representative democracy consisting of 26 cantons. The official name of Switzerland is the Latin Confederatio Helvetica (Swiss Confederation), abbreviated internationally to CH.
The ZHAW School of Management and Law offers internationally recognized Bachelor’s and Master’s degreeprograms and a broad range of continuing education courses.While all our programs and services benefit from the tradition of excellence for which Swiss education is renowned, they also provide a global outlook. In 2015, the School of Management and Law became the first business school of a Swiss university of applied sciences to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Each year, the ZHAW plays host to more than 200 students from over 30 different countries.
The ZHAW School of Management and Law campus is housed in several different buildings in Winterthur. Based at St.-Georgen-Platz, all locations can be reached within 15 minutes on foot.This includes the new university library, which covers 6000 square meters and offers plenty of working space and group rooms for students. The infrastructure meets the highest standards and in the main building there is a cafeteria with daily specials.
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in several academic areas. These courses are subject to change. Business students considering this program should meet with an advisor in the Office of International Business Studies (College of Business Administration, David Straz Hall 101) to initially evaluate course options. Once a student is accepted to study abroad, s/he will meet with an International Business Studies advisor to approve courses. Please note that the classes often change: it is the student’s responsibility to remain in direct contact with the Office of International Business Studies to request changes or updates. Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
A number of single, furnished student rooms and apartments are reserved for incoming students. For more information, click here
. Accommodation is allocated according to the receipt of application. Places are limited so early application is important to ensure the accommodation of choice. Incoming students can place their application for a room directly here
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