Developed for students who are aiming for an international career in the tourism or nature conservation sector.
33 modules including Experiential Camps and Business Simulations.
9 specialized modules and projects in collaboration with executives
January and September
Classes are based around discussions of cases, videos and role-play activities.
A program that addresses challenges in sustainability that leaders face in global business.
Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and has an impact on the environment and on local communities.
The aim of the BBA in Sustainable Tourism and Nature Conservation program is to offer a theoretical and practical degree that integrates ecotourism, nature conservation with economic and social factors.
You will be exposed to real business operations through regular interaction with the business community and international organizations providing a framework to understand responsible tourism and governance of protected areas.
You will develop leadership and intercultural skills and be exposed to practical experience during experiential camps, field trips and visits to international organizations under the careful guidance of experts.
The teaching methodology is predominately interactive based on role-play activities and in-class discussions of cases and videos. You will work on business projects with leading executives in organizations and will be invited to company presentations and conferences. Online resources and electronic communication platforms are utilized to enable paperless classes.
Undergraduate students can choose to take an additional optional year to be guided into your career path and engage in an internship.
Guglielmo Dahlapa Bachelor student
SUMAS has given me a foundation of business and sustainability much needed in today's business world, allowing for me to grow not only as a business student but a sustainability enthusiast too.
Giulia Cellerino Bachelor student
I applied to SUMAS because of its specific focus on Sustainability. I've found very professional and passionate professors, who have always been helpful and friendly. At SUMAS, we have a very multicultural environment, which is positive from both in terms of making new friends from many countries and
understanding the various sustainable approaches from around the world.
Our experiential camps based around the world will help to raise your awareness of sustainable living and will allow you to develop practical solutions to environmental challenges. For more information about the kinds of camps available to you as a student at SUMAS, click on the respective icons below.
GNH (Gros National Happiness)
Learn about Bhutan’s unique outlook on sustainability and holistic
happiness while enjoying the scenic landscape of this unique country.
Lectures about the country’s growing eco-tourism trend and visits
to their leading tour operators to find out how Iceland is leading sustainable
Discover nature conservation first hand in Costa Rica and find out
how this lush South American country is combating conservation issues daily.
Our university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed an International Baccalaureate with a minimum score of 30 or a High School Diploma or any secondary education at an accredited institution with a minimum GPA OF 2.5. Students with final grades lower than IB 30 or GPA 2.5 can be accepted on probation depending on the results per subject.
- Application fee of CHF 200 for EU and Switzerland and CHF 500 for non-EU students
- Photocopy of a valid passport or ID
- Copy of high school diploma with official transcripts (if not originally in English)
- CV/Resume indicating both complete education and any work experience in reverse chronological order
- Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School
- If you are not a native English speaker or you have not spent the last 3 years in an English-taught school: – TOEFL(minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or – IELTS(Minimum score of 6)or other standardized English placement exams. To submit the TOEFL test score to SUMAS automatically please enter our TOEFL institutional code number- 4629- when you take the test.
- Two passport photographs
|Application fee (non-refundable, due with application submission)||
CHF 200 (Swiss & European citizens)
CHF 500 (All other countries)
|Advanced tuition payment (non-refundable, due upon receipt of acceptance letter)**||CHF 1'500|
|Advanced tuition fee for students with VISA requests (refundable in case of VISA refusal)**||CHF 10'000|
|Tuition per semester||CHF 13'000|
|Expenses and Materials*||CHF 450|
|Optional Internship & Professional Development Program 4th Year||CHF 9'900|
*Expenses and materials include eBook chapters and eJournals. Applications for simulation game software, capstone and student trips are additional costs and not included in the overall price.
** Deductible from tuition fee initial payment.
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