Compliance Statement

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SBS Swiss Business School understands the environment in which people share their ideas and opinions.

Academic Freedom is part of the Swiss constitution and has three dimensions: Research freedom—Teaching Freedom and Learning freedom. SBS respects these values and they are incorporated in our andragogical philosophy. All these values are incorporated in Faculty and Student Handbooks.


SBS Swiss Business School has established an applied research strategy . FTE Faculty Members are encouraged to publish research articles with the support of the SBS Research Center.

SBS Swiss Business School focuses on applied research in the following areas:

  • Demography and Globalization
  • Zurich Airport Region
  • International Entrepreneurship/Education
  • International Management

The Faculty and Students are involved in research projects and it helps them in their further professional careers. The Faculty have committed themselves, next to their teaching assignments, also to conduct research and assist in applied research projects. The findings of their research and projects are incorporated in their teaching classes! SBS is the publisher of the JABR journal. The combination of research and teaching supports the future careers of graduates- both in business practice and in research. Yearly, SBS publishes the JABR Journal.

SBS conducts as well internal research and surveys to support the quality assurance policy. All academic works go through a plagiarism test to avoid academic fraud.


The” Me too” campaign made it clear. Coming too close, is going too far!

SBS Swiss Business School promotes an environment of diversity and inclusion. We are fighting against any form of sexual harassment and discrimination based upon gender. It is our task to protect all stakeholders and we don’t accept any wrongdoing in this matter.

This issue is discussed in respective handbooks and regulations. Our local contact person is Ms. Marijana Karanfiloska ([email protected]).

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SBS Swiss Business School is an equal opportunity provider, committed to the idea of fairness and non-discrimination based on religion, race, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or age. As such we are opposed to all forms of unfair and/or unlawful discrimination. All members of the SBS organization are responsible for upholding and defending the basic human rights of all who are connected with SBS and in society at large. All members of SBS are further responsible for compliance with this policy.

Concerns regarding the violation of this policy should be directed to the Academic Dean and/or Vice-President, so that appropriate action can be taken after due investigation.

Alternative arrangements for scheduling of examinations to satisfy requirements of religious observance will be considered if made in writing to the Academic Dean at the time when schedules for assessment re published.

SBS Swiss Business School provides equal opportunities to all employees, students, faculty and applicants for employment or studying in decisions without discrimination on grounds of gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or race.

SBS Swiss Business School is committed to creating and sustaining a positive and supportive working environment for our staff, and an excellent teaching and learning experience for our students. We aspire that staff are equally valued and respected, and students are encouraged to thrive academically. As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. This is reflected in the core values of the SBS Swiss Business School.

This equality and diversity policy provides for coordination and implementation at a strategic level and is supported by additional policies that provide for an integrated approach to equality and diversity.

We believe that excellence will be achieved by recognizing the value of every individual. We aim to create an environment that respects the diversity of staff and students, enabling them to achieve their full potential, contribute fully, and derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement with SBS Swiss Business School.

To this end, we acknowledge the following basic rights for all members and prospective members of our community:

  1. To be treated with respect and dignity
  2. To be treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments, and choices
  3. To be encouraged to reach one’s full potential

These rights carry responsibilities and we require all members of our community to recognize these rights and act in accordance with them. In addition, we will comply with all relevant legislation and good practice.

No individual will be unjustly discriminated against. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

SBS Swiss Business School is committed to gender equality for men and women. It promotes the success of both men and women in academia with effective instruments of gender equality and career models. SBS thus has a Gender Equality Committee as well as an Office for Gender Equality and pursues, in particular, the following goals:

  1. The appropriate representation of both genders at all levels
  2. The active promotion of the genuine equality of men and women by everyone
  3. The possible reconcilability of studies, job and care obligations for both men and women

Gender Equality Committee

The Gender Equality Committee is the Faculty Board:

  1. Head of Faculty
  2. Head of Quality Education
  3. Academic Dean
  4. Program Managers
  5. The Registrar


SBS Swiss Business School is subject to performance control and transparency. Here you find the most important results of different academic years.

Go to the accreditation section of the SBS website and see below: Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.


SBS Park, the campus building of the institution, is constructed to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.


Sustainable development is a global challenge and SBS Swiss Business School wants to share the knowledge and experiences in this field with its students through teaching and research.

SBS is committed to integrate this topic into the curriculum/research and approved certain principles:

  • Recycling: we recycle PET bottles, and separate the garbage with special containers in the classrooms and offices.
  • Staff, Faculty and Students should take the train if possible, instead of an airplane.
  • SBS promotes virtual or video conferences, since it has less environmental impact than making a physical journey.
  • Hotels should be near the event, and easy to reach by public transport.
  • If SBS organizes events, waste of food should be avoided under all circumstances.


SBS complies with the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) in Switzerland.

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  • Key SBS employees (staff, faculty) have taken the prevent awareness online training.
  • SBS has no Swiss legal permission to accept students below 18 years old.
  • SBS is committed to the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015). SBS has included in its standard terms and conditions a number of clauses to ensure that the suppliers we do business with understand the risks of modern slavery in supply chains and take appropriate action to identify and address those risks.


The SBS Ombudsperson serves those who, due to personal issues or because of a specific conflict, seek an alternative to the traditional internal communication. The Ombudsperson becomes not an advocate for one side or the other in a dispute, but an advocate for a fair and just decision. All SBS students or employees can consult the ombudsperson. It is a safe place for members of the SBS community to express their personal concerns about personal or institutional matters. You can contact the SBS Ombudsperson: [email protected]