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About VU:

Victoria University (VU) is an excellent multiple location business competency creating institution. It provides a unique opportunity for enhancing individual expertise with an eye on job mobility and new enterprise creation. VU is guided by a key desire to enhance global business alliances and strategy. VU programs cut across countries and regions.
In this world of dynamic changes, VU has the ability to link business leaders with energetic markets. VU emphasizes the development of the participants' ability to work within a multicultural environment. The school offers participants analytical and problem-solving skills, broad cultural awareness, a relevant curriculum and fantastic learning opportunities. As a result, participants will be able to engage actively both in the global economy and the local marketplace.

A Global Institution with International Roots

Victoria University was founded by principal academics from the University of Neuchâtel. Academics from the World Trade Institute in Bern also participated in the University. In 2002, the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel officially approved “Victoria University”. Victoria University established programs with Harper Adams University College in Shropshire, United Kingdom and Brilliance Business School. Victoria University has an alumni network of thousands of former students.

VU Story:

In 2002, the Swiss Canton (State) of Neuchâtel officially approved “Victoria University”. In the same year, the Singapore Ministry of Education approved the university's Asia Pacific programs. 2004 marked the start of a highly successful cooperation with Peking University's leading academic faculty in Beijing. In 2009, Victoria University established training programs with Harper Adams University College in Shropshire, United Kingdom. Victoria University has a student body of approximately 500 students and an alumni network of more than 3500 former students.

At present, the school's architects are all experienced academics. They originate from Switzerland, the Netherlands, Egypt and China. With a wide range of services provided by local government and industry alike, the school's founders have developed a concept for a business school in the pursuit of international business. Neuchâtel's international appeal, its modern infrastructure, its creative, dynamic industry, its attractive city center and scenic surroundings, make the city an ideal place for such a school of business.

Neuchâtel has an outstanding location in Europe with optimal traffic connections to major business centers like Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Milan and Frankfurt. As a result, the city has an appealing business infrastructure. In order to complement this attractiveness, the government and local business are very interested having a center for business learning in their canton.

Accreditation:

The school is officially registered at Neuchâtel Canton and is entitled to offer programs leading to a BBA, an MBA, an EMBA and a DBA degree. VU is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Council for Business Education (ECBE).

Victoria University is certified by the nationally accrediting agency EduQua (www.eduqua.ch). EduQua is an official Swiss accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government; it's the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland. EduQua is the premier quality assurance accreditation scheme for continuing education. EduQua is made up of schools, institutions and academies all over Switzerland, including University of Geneva, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland and other universities. The Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) endorses eduQua as an officially recognized quality assurance scheme. EDK highly recommends the institution of higher education accredited by eduQua. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) also endorses EduQua.


  • AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a global, membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education. AACSB International advances quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services

  • ECBE mission is to encourage and support continuous improvement in the quality of Business Education. This is directed towards participants in the global market place: academic institutions, faculties and employers

Others recognized and accreditation bodies:

  • Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ) www.oaq.ch
  • Rector's Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) www.crus.ch

Objectives

VU strives to give the participant specific knowledge in a chosen field. The basic objective is to help participants develop the analytical capability, fundamental knowledge and attitude of personal responsibility required to function effectively as creative citizens in an increasingly interdependent world.

VU seeks:
• To establish and continuously refine academic programs consistent with the school’s vision and philosophy;
along with educational experiences that stimulate a desire for learning.
• Programs and services supportive of the academic objectives.
• To support services that address the diverse needs of international participants.
• To develop faculty and staff.
• To introduce mature programs this will ensure a high quality educational experience.
• To maintain a systematic program of worldwide institutional development.

By the end of the program the participant:
• Will have learned how to maintain competitiveness and excellence in the global marketplace.
• Will be aware of the needs and aspirations of the global environment.
• Will be committed to lifelong learning.
• Will have learned how to value the diverse thoughts of humanity.

Swiss Standards

VU aims to improve the standard of management knowledge among managers and executives with varied cultural and professional backgrounds, in profit, non-profit and governmental organizations.

VU accomplishes continuous evaluation and revision of its curriculum for all programs through a process. The Academic Council provides an evaluation and revision interface to ensure that all VU programs are delivered in a timely, efficacious manner and meet a current need in the community. The Academic Council assists VU in the planning of new curricula and helps ensure that existing programs and courses continue to provide instruction in knowledge and skills suited for the job market.

The membership of the Academic Council consists of professionals broadly representative of organizations with diverse experience and expertise within their related field. Membership may also include faculty members, participants and representatives from the public.

Switzerland

Switzerland is in the heart of Europe. The country not only offers some of the finest landscapes on the continent but also has a rich cultural heritage and a multicultural population. In spite of these different cultures living closely together, the Swiss have been living in peace with each other for hundreds of years. Maintaining mutual respect and love for freedom are the most important ingredients for this very successful society. Today, Switzerland is one of the most stable countries in the world.

Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel is a pulsating university city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. It is one of the country’s most beautiful cities. In the stunning countryside, there are lakes and undulating hills with woods where residents and visitors alike go hiking and climbing. One of the most attractive natural areas of the city’s surroundings are the Jura Mountains. The Neuchâtel Region runs along the shores of the Lake of Neuchâtel and the Lake Bienne and is connected to the Lake of Morat by the La Broye Canal; these three lakes comprise the largest expanse of navigable water, entirely within Switzerland.

The city has a centuries old industrial tradition, based on innovation and advanced technologies. Neuchâtel is the canton with the highest concentration of watch making in Switzerland. Therefore, the canton has become a magnetic pole for micro technology and nanotechnology. The Swiss Center for Electronics and Micro Technology (CSEM), the University Institute of Micro Technology, the Jura School of Engineering (EIAJ), the Neuchâtel Observatory and the Neode Science and Technology Park form a remarkable density of innovation and research and development enterprises. Neuchâtel’s expertise and taste for innovation are also expressed in the domains of biotechnology, IT engineering, optics and renewable energies.


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