For over 40 years (since 1978), Webster University has offered accredited degree programs in Switzerland. Webster's Geneva campus is part of a global, non-profit university with its main campus in St. Louis, USA.
Webster University carries full institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is the highest-level accrediting agency for universities based in the north - central region of the United States. Webster University has maintained this accreditation since 1925, and this institutional accreditation applies for all locations where the University offers programs, worldwide. Students at Webster University Geneva therefore earn the same degree that is awarded in the United States.
Webster University is pleased to announce that in 2018 it has earned its re-accreditation
from the HLC. This process included a site visit to the Geneva campus by a member
of the HLC review team. The next Reaffirmation of Accreditation will take place in
2027-28. See article.
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Our Business and Management programs offered by the Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University Geneva are accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs). This accreditation supports our efforts in assuring quality standards and assurance of learning.
Our Master of Arts in Counselling is fully accredited by the Swiss Association for Counselling (referred to as Association Suisse de Conseil, in French and Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Beratung --SGfB--in Swiss German). This allows our master’s students to pursue the status of Members in Training SGfB, until receipt of their degree when they will become Active Members SGfB.
In addition to accreditations above, each of which conduct independent, external quality
assessment audits, Webster University Geneva maintains a strong commitment to quality
assurance in our programming and operations. The design of all courses and programs
delivered in Geneva are fully vetted through our university’s Curriculum Committee
(or Graduate Committee), and our processes include an assessment of all professors
(both full-time and part-time faculty) after each course delivered. Student feedback
and course evaluations are also an important part of the Webster University system
for assurance of quality, in line with our philosophy of continuous improvement.
The Department of International Relations is an Academic Institutional Member (AIM)
of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
This membership provides access to over 300 recordings and transcripts of major conferences and Chatham House's formidable archives. Chatham House also offers corporate roundtables and forums for debate among senior business figures, which are open to students. In addition to the bimonthly magazine The World Today and the refereed journal International Affairs, it proposes open tickets for four IR students for each of its 100+ Members Events per year, and access to the Chatham House Library. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit from a 20% discounted student membership.