The following are the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning the programs at UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland. For more information or to ask specific questions please contact the administration at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. What is the main characteristic of the program design?
2. Are there any residency requirements within the Doctoral program?
3. What are the fees or cost of study?
4. How may the fees be paid?
5. What is the duration of the programs?
6. Are the degrees accredited?
7. Are the degrees registered and validated by a local authority?
8. Can I obtain a full Scholarship to study from Monarch Business School?
9. Can I follow Doctoral Studies With Only a Bachelors Degree?
10. How do I apply for admission and what is the process?
11. How are the students assessed?
12. Can one obtain credit for professional work completed or prior learning?
13. What is the cost of the Bachelor Program?
14. How many cultures are represented at Monarch?
1. What is the main characteristic of the program design? (Back To Top)
The degree programs at Monarch Business School are primarily designed to address the needs and demands of the working professional. As such the degrees have been designed to be completed online in a remote fashion. Students enrolled within programs that require a thesis defense are required to do so at the School at the completion of their studies.
2. Are there any residency requirements within the Doctoral program? (Back To Top)
There are no obligatory long-term residency requirements within the doctoral programs. This is in order to make the programs as accessible as possible for working professionals who cannot be expected to leave their work positions for extended periods of time. However, the doctoral programs do make use of 1-week doctoral workshops scheduled in Switzerland and internationally. Doctoral candidates in all programs are encouraged to attend the workshops in order to interact with fellow students, faculty and the administration and to review materials that will assist them in preparation and completion of the program. Full-time Professional Ph.D. candidates are obliged to attend a minimum of one workshop.
3. What are the fees or cost of study? (Back To Top)
Program fees may be found on on the Tuition Fee page.
5. What is the duration of the programs? (Back To Top)
- The Bachelor program is based on a standard 36 month duration. Students may finish earlier by taking more than one course at a time. The maximum duration allowed to complete all required courses is 60 months.
- The MBA programs is based on a standard duration of 24 months. Master students may take up to 48 months to complete their program.
- Doctoral programs are based on a standard 36 month duration. Candidates may take up to 60 months to complete their Doctoral programs. Tuition extension fees apply for extensions periods beyond the standard duration for Doctoral students.
6. Are the degrees accredited? (Back To Top)
Monarch Business School Switzerland is the first online business school to achieve Triple Certification with ISO-The International Standards Organization. ISO accreditation is valid in +163 countries world-wide. Monarch also is a member of EFMD, Europe’s primiere business school accreditation agency. Monarch is also a member of ACBSP (USA), CEEMAN (Europe) and ACUNS-The Academic Council of the United Nations System. Monarch holds institutional accreditation with EQAC-The Education Quality Accreditation Council in Spain.
- ISO: International Standards Organization
- EFMD: The European Foundation For Management Development (Belgium)
- ACBSP: The Accreditation Council For Business Schools & Programs (USA)
- CEEMAN: Central & Eastern European Management Association (Slovenia)
- EQAC: Education Quality Accreditation Council (Spain)
7. Are the degrees registered and validated by a local authority? (Back To Top)
Upon graduation students may request that the diploma and transcript of the program of study be notarized by a Swiss notary in order to provide validation as well as having the diploma/transcripts stamped by their consulate/embassy. There is a nominal fee for notarization.
8. Can I obtain a Scholarship to study from Monarch Business School? (Back To Top)
Doctoral and Master Candidates from OECD developing nations automatically receive a 20% reduction in fees by way of the Dean’s Scholarship provision provided by the Monarch Alumni Association. The Dean’s Scholarship is an economic scholarship and is automatically applied to all OECD developing nation graduate applicants. There is no additional scholarship form to fill-out. There are no scholarships available to Bachelor students as the fees for the program are purposefully kept low to encourage as many students to apply.
Applicants should note that as a private institution under Swiss law Monarch Business School does not receive financial support from government agencies, as such, it does not offer additional financial assistance in the form of scholarships beyond that Dean’s Scholarship. Students requiring scholarships must take advantage of local or national scholarship programs available within their own countries and find additional financing external of the School. Monarch Business School does not provide assistance for students in seeking scholarship information.
9. Can I follow Doctoral Studies With Only a Bachelors Degree? (Back To Top)
Yes! All Doctoral programs at Monarch provide the ability for the student with a Bachelor level degree to stream into the Doctoral program. Please consult the individual program page for additional information.
10. How do I apply for admission and what is the process? (Back To Top)
Interested candidates should submit the appropriate online application form (Bachelor or Graduate) with supporting documentation. Once the application form and supporting documents have been received by the university they are sent to the Office of the Dean of the School for evaluation/acceptance. Candidates should expect to receive a response from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty within 10 days of the submission of the completed application.
11. How are the students assessed? (Back To Top)
All graduate programs are assessed by way of written word through submitted course assignments, term papers, research papers and thesis work. There are no examinations at the Graduate level. Bachelor programs are assessed through online examinations typically being mid-term exams and a final exam for each course.
12. Can one obtain credit for professional work completed or prior learning? (Back To Top)
Monarch Business School does not provide credit for previous completed coursework or professional experience. The only exception is for Doctoral transfer students from recognized academic institutions by prerogative of the Dean of the Faculty. Doctoral candidates who wish to use their professional experience as a key driver of their study should refer to the Doctor of Professional Studies program page.
13. What is the cost of the Bachelor program? (Back To Top)
The BBA program requires a program registration fee of 95 Euros. This includes access to the free “Learning-to-Learn Online module. The program includes 15 courses that are taken sequentially or in combination. Each course fee is 275 Euros. Course fees are paid at the time of enrollment in to the specific course. The total cost of the program is 4,125 Euros spread over the standard 3 year duration, or approximately 115 Euros per month.
14. How many cultures are represented at Monarch? (Back To Top)
The student body and faculty of Monarch represent over 95 separate nationalities. With so many nationalities studying at Monarch it is truly a global business school with a high level of diveristy where everyone may find a home.