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University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW is one of Switzerland's nine Universities of Applied Sciences, recognised and accredited by the Swiss Federation. The university comprises nine Schools with far in excess of 10'000 undergraduate students and offers continuing education, applied research and development and consulting.

School of Business FHNW

The School of Business FHNW is a leading house in the field of executive education with about 150 programmes (Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Advanced Studies, courses, seminars, symposia). The school is active in business consulting, applied research and development and teaches more than 2'300 Bachelor students.

High-level international exchange

The School of Business FHNW is also the natural, professional partner for any company seeking to venture abroad to China, India, the USA or Europe. We offer special international programmes of education and, with cooperation treaties in place with over 130 partner-universities, we are in a position to secure an intensive exchange of teaching staff and students throughout the world. 

Our international engagement

Practical-oriented and international - Success stories around the world (PDF)

Customer Proximity

The School of Business FHNW pools its strengths at three school locations: Basel, Brugg/Windisch and Olten. This ensures proximity of its know-how to its customers.

Expert and Focussed

The School of Business FHNW ensures that current know-how is broadly accessible and applied. The entire spectrum of business topics is covered:  Management and Leadership, Nonprofit and Public Management, Corporate Communication, Human Resource Management, Consulting and Coaching, Finance and Controlling, Business Processes, Business Information Systems and E-Business.

Generating New Know-how Through Research

Together with research partners from regionally located or nationally and internationally active enterprises, non-profit organisations and public agencies and sponsoring societies, the School of Business FHNW generates new know-how for these partners’ future development.

Certified, Internationally Accredited Degrees

The educational programmes are in compliance with international accreditation standards.

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Experienced, practice-oriented lecturers and researchers, together with numerous teachers recruited from enterprises, ensure professional and didactic quality with state-of-the-art know-how. The transfer of theory into practice is quickly enabled through student projects set by external clients, application-oriented study tasks and a range of didactic methodologies (moderated work groups, training, case studies taken from participants’ professional life, guided individual study and structured work in guided and managed groups).

Guided by values

Quality- and customer-led:

Our task is to ensure the steady supply of successive generations of management executives for our businesses and for our society, and to aspire to a qualitatively high level of education and research. We strive for international recognition and accredited  qualifications. We are strongly customer-led and driven by the needs of the marketplace. We take on the role of transfer partner in the generation and realisation of knowledge.

Value-driven in thought and action:

We are a value-driven public institution specialising in knowledge and education. Our organisation is based upon the  founding strategy of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, the cultures of the three business campuses – Basel, Brugg and Olten – and the personal and professional values of our staff. Our School thrives on the achievements of each and every member of its staff.


University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
School of Business
Riggenbachstrasse 16
4600 Olten / Switzerland

T +41 (0)848 821 011
F +41 62 957 25 95


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