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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.

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 diversity where everyone may find a home.

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.

There are no obligatory long-term residency requirements within the programs. All programs at Monarch are designed as fully online. 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 several times per year. 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. All students regardless of their level mat attend the onsite workshops.

Program fees may be found on on the Tuition Fee page.

Tuition fees may be paid by international wire transfer or by credit card. Tuition fees may be paid monthly quarterly, semi-annually or annually. All tuition is paid in advance and non-refundable.

  • The Bachelor program is based on a standard 36 month duration.
  • The MBA program is based on a standard duration of 10 months. MBA students may take up to 24 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.

Monarch Business School Switzerland is the first online business school to achieve Triple Certification with ISO-The International Standards Organization. ISO certification 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)

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.

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.


Applicants should note that as a private Swiss institution 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.

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.

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.

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.