KFH Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences – School of Business and Management
Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences with its departments of Business and Management, Law, Health, Music and Applied Psychology was established in 1997 and is today the only privately funded and federally accredited University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.
The Department of Business and Management is the oldest and, with around 3,500 students, the largest of the five departments. It offers BSc and MSc degree programs in a range of subject areas as well as approximately 300 continuing education courses (CAS, DAS, MAS, MBA/EMBA, DBA). In addition, it also provides research & development and other academic services for corporate clients.
Teaching and research services are placed entirely at the service of our students’ professional practice. This results in degree programs that lead to an immediate professional qualification and have a proven effect on career development, enabling participants to realize their full potential in their chosen field.
All degree programs are designed to be completed while working or balancing other commitments. No full-time studies are offered.
The study programs leading to a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree are practical and scientifically based. They impart knowledge of scientific methods and their application enabling students to apply what they have learned directly and immediately in their everyday working lives.
Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences is the only business school in Switzerland where people with a vocational baccalaureate can complete a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in law. Also unique is its online Bachelor of Science degree program without compulsory attendance, which can be completed entirely part-time and independent of time and location.
New forms of work require new key qualifications – and thus great willingness of organizations and their employees to engage in continuing education and training.
The Kalaidos School of Business and Management is constantly developing new study programs relevant to the current and future job markets. These enable career-relevant knowledge to be acquired quickly and reliably, using innovative technical and didactic methods.
Around 300 continuing education programs are available at the CAS, DAS, MAS, and MBA/EMBA levels. In addition, in cooperation with foreign partners, there is the possibility of DBA studies independent of time and location to achieve a doctorate.
As a university for professionals, we advise companies and their employees on developing sustainable solutions for current and future challenges. In doing so, we draw on our professional expertise in research and practice, as well as our extensive network.
Our range of services includes customized, transfer-oriented programs for companies in organizational, leadership, and HR development, company-specific CAS programs, project management certifications, study programs tailored to individual companies, and much more.
Research & Development
To ensure exchange between science and practice, Kalaidos Research is engaged in the planning and implementation of research projects and services that are on the market and for which third-party funding is obtained.
In addition, internal services, such as ensuring the quality standards of student theses and supporting applied research at the institutes are provided.
Through regular contributions to scientific journals, specialist publications and other media outlets, Kalaidos Research contributes to imparting scientific content to the public.