Online Application for Graduate Programs

The application process is your opportunity to introduce yourself by reflecting upon past successes and failures, and looking into your future by explaining how a graduate degree fits into your personal and professional goals. When the admissions committee meets, we will evaluate not only your academic abilities, but also your motivation, character, career performance and leadership ability.

You have the ability to upload unofficial documents. Prior to admission we require official copies. Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will review your candidacy for admission to The Basel School.

Should you have any questions, call the admissions team directly at +41 61 271 90 00 or email us at

Personal Information
Contact Information
Program Selection
Supporting Documents - Required Items

Curriculum Vitae

A current CV, which reflects all of your relevant personal, professional and academic experience.

Academic transcripts

All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at an accredited university. Please provide transcripts from every institution that you have attended, even if you did not receive a degree.

You may upload an unofficial copy with your application; however, we require official transcripts if you are accepted for study. Foreign credentials in a language other than English, German or French must be officially translated into English. MBA applicants currently enrolled in the final year of their bachelor's degree program may apply but official transcripts which reflect successful completion of the degree will be required for full admission.

Supporting Documents - Optional Items

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English should submit proof of English language proficiency. This requirement can be waived for applicants who have completed at least one academic year of university-level coursework in English. You may upload an unofficial copy with your application; however, we require official transcripts if you are accepted for study.

The minimum requirements for admission are:

  • TOEFL - 570
  • TOEFL iBT – 90
  • IELTS - 6.5

Standardized Test Scores 

You may choose to submit GMAT or GRE scores if you wish to supplement your application. If you choose to submit your scores, they must be less than five years old. Scores older than that are older than five years are not considered valid and will not be accepted. You may upload an unofficial copy with your application; however, we require official transcripts if you are accepted for study.

Application Essay

At The Basel School of Business, we are looking for students who share our vision of “a vibrant intellectual community in which to promote scholarship and growth.” We believe that graduate study should be a transformative experience, and our students are able to “make the world a better place.” The application essay is our opportunity to learn more about your background and your goals.

Please answer the following topics in your application essay:

  • Please describe an instance in your life when you felt that you had the most positive impact on your workplace, community, family or the world.
  • What positive impact will you have on your peers while you are a student at The Basel School of Business?
  • After graduation from business school, what kind of positive impact would you like to have?

The essay should be a maximum of 1,000 words.

Contact Information for Two References

Please provide contact information for two references who can attest to your skills and character. At least one reference must be someone who can evaluate the your leadership potential, such as a current supervisor. If you are self-employed or work in a family business, please provide a reference from a customer, supplier or other professional. The second reference may come from anyone who can add new and valuable insights to your application. Please ensure that both recommenders know you well enough to offer specific examples of your performance and character.

Please provide their full names and email addresses. They will receive an email with a link to an online form. They can also email, fax or mail their recommendations directly to the admissions office.

First Reference
Second Reference

I certify that all of the information submitted during the admissions process is my own work and honestly presented. All documents become property of The Basel School of Business and will not be returned to me.  If any of the information I submitted is false, I will be subject to disciplinary action including expulsion and revocation of my degree. I agree to the Terms and Conditions, as well as to abide by the house rules (Hausordnung) and code of student conduct 

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