Business in Switzerland (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Switzerland. Bern.

  1. Introduction to the Swiss Confederation (Central Europe)
  2. Swiss Economy
  3. Doing Business in Bern and Zurich
  4. Swiss Foreign Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Switzerland
  6. Access to the Swiss Market
  7. Business Plan for Switzerland

The objectives of the Online Subject “Doing Business in Switzerland” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Swiss Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Swiss market
  3. To analyse trade relations of Switzerland with the student's country
  4. To know the Switzerland Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Swiss Market

The eLearning Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Switzerland” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: Business in Europe, Global Trade
  2. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Europe
  3. Course: Business in EFTA States

Switzerland, Master Doctorate Business Recommendations for Swiss Students

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English + Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Suiza Study, Master in International Business in French Suisse Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Suíça.

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Doing Business in Switzerland”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week
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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Switzerland

The Swiss Confederation

  1. Swiss Capital: Bern
  2. Official Languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh
  3. Swiss Area: 41,285 square kilometres
  4. Swiss Population: 8 million people
  5. Type of Government: Parliamentary Federal Republic
  6. Borders of Switzerland: Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Liechtenstein

Religion in Switzerland: Catholicism (Christianity)

  1. The theologian Hans Kung was born in Switzerland

Switzerland belongs to Western-Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)

Swiss Economy.

  1. The Swiss Confederation is the fourth richest and most developed country in the world
  2. Switzerland is the second most competitive economy in the world
  3. Swiss GDP (nominal): 650,431 million dollars
    1. Agriculture: 4%
    2. Industry: 24%
    3. Services: 72%
  4. GDP per capita: 83,718 dollars
  5. Swiss Currency: Swiss Franc
  6. Financial centres in Zurich, Geneva and Basel. The largest Swiss bank is UBS and the second is Credit Suisse
  7. Switzerland is often classified as a tax haven
  8. In Switzerland, there is banking secrecy guaranteed by the Constitution
  9. Switzerland has large multinationals: UBS, Credit Suisse, Swatch, Nestlé, Novartis, ABB, Adecco, Rolex
  10. Top Swiss economic activities: financial sector, chemical industry, musical instruments, food products, tourism, engineering
  11. Switzerland has virtually no natural resources
  12. Switzerland is home to several international organisations: World Trade Organisation (WTO), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Universal Postal Union, Red Cross, FIFA, United Nations Distance Education Commission, Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
  13. In Switzerland there are prominent business men and women from all over the world:
    1. The businesswoman of Lebanese origin (Swatch Group) Nayla Hayek is a Swiss citizen
    2. The South African businesswoman Rapelanga Rabana sold her company to the Swiss telecommunications company Telfree
    3. The Brazilian banker Edmund Safra created the Foreign Trade Development Bank in Geneva
    4. The Managing Director of the Swiss Rothschild group is PhD Jogishwar Singh (Sikh religion)

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Swiss Foreign Trade

  1. Main Swiss Exports: chemical products, electronics, precision instruments, watches
  2. The aluminium produced in Montenegro is exported by Switzerland
  3. Top Swiss exports destinations: Germany, the United States, Italy, France
  4. Main suppliers of Switzerland: Germany, Italy, France
  5. Switzerland as a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has trade agreements with Mexico, Central America, Serbia, Georgia, Colombia, Albania, Macedonia, Peru, Chile, Morocco, Canada, Singapore, the Philippines, Egypt, the Southern African Customs Union, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Tunisia, South Korea, Jordan, Montenegro, Ukraine, Turkey, Lebanon, the Gulf Cooperation Council etc
  6. Lonrho Swiss company is developing the Port of Luba (Equatorial Guinea)

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International Economic Relations of Switzerland

  1. European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  2. Japan has an economic association agreement with Switzerland
  3. Free Trade Agreement with China (negotiation)
  4. Regional Cooperation Council
  5. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  6. United Nations
  7. International Chamber of Commerce
  8. World Bank
  9. World Trade Organisation
  10. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  11. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  12. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  13. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO)

Switzerland is an observer country of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)

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