For over a decade, the Swiss School of Management is a member of BUSINET.

Businet was established in 1987 by a group of higher education business institutions, keen to develop international programmes in Business and to promote opportunities for Institutes of Higher Education, their staff, and their students. At the moment, the organisation has 121 members and is represented in 35 countries.

Businet is a network of international higher education institutes (both private and public universities and colleges) that share a common ethos regarding internationalization.

Businet provides an environment that encourages the sharing of good practice and encourages co-operation between like-minded individuals and like-minded organisations.

The work of Businet benefits the member institutes themselves, the staff of those member institutes, as well as the students.

Businet is a membership organisation. The member institute pays an annual fee for their membership and all members of staff, and the students of that organisation can involve themselves in the activities of the network.

The board of management of the organisation is elected from the staff of member institutes.

A unique feature of the organisation is that the needs of specific curriculum areas within member institutes are addressed within these groups and are referred to as curriculum working groups and special interest working groups.

The aims of the Association are:

  • To assist members in achieving their organisational aims and objectives associated with transnational activities.
  • To promote the development of an international curriculum for all students undertaking studies in the field of business education.
  • To provide opportunities for the staff employed in its member institutions to further their professional development.
  • To meet the needs of the labour market for employees with appropriate business knowledge, linguistic and work related skills.

These objectives include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • To develop, promote, administer, validate and award certificated business qualifications.
  • To facilitate European and international student exchanges, and inter-institutional activities for business students of Business members.
  • To develop the curriculum undertaken by business students in full or part-time programmes, as well as distance learning.
  • To promote the acquisition of skills in other European languages for students and for staff.
  • To assist members in setting up and operating networks of International work and study placements for their students and their staff.
  • To identify and disseminate examples of good educational practise.
  • To work with international business organisations and co-operate closely with the European Commission and its educational initiatives.
Businet members during a recent event