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The Neue Sprach- und Handelsschule was founded in Basel in 1950 – initially with one teacher and one student! Since then, it has grown steadily and expanded its range of courses over and over. Attractive training courses and high quality have consolidated the excellent reputation of the school over the years and allow graduates to enter the world of work, take the next step in their careers or move on to the next language level with no problems. 

In 1994, the school was renamed “NSH Bildungszentrum Basel” and relocated at the same time to an ideal location near Basel SBB railway station.

In 2018, NSH Bildungszentrum expanded to Aarau, Bern, St. Gallen, Zug and Zurich with the Business and Management School and created another department, the Digital Academy. This offers digital courses to meet the requirements of digital offices. 

Current offering:

  • Business School: KV Professional (basic commercial training) and Extra-occupational trade (advanced commercial training)
  • Management School: Further training on General Management, Finance & HR, Marketing & Sales and Education
  • Digital Academy: Courses and diplomas for the digital world
  • Language School: Language school for German, English, French, Italian and over 20 more languages. 

The NSH is also an official Goethe-Institut examination centre, as well as an ECDL Test Centre.

The NSH has course premises available for training and seminars for external participants. Training courses and seminars are also held regularly on the NSH premises in cooperation with business and society associates with whom we maintain long-standing relationships.


NSH Bildungszentrum is part of ipso Bildung, one of the leading education companies in German-speaking Switzerland. 

ipso Bildung offers a total of over 120 different educational programmes in the fields of business, languages, computer science, engineering, health and management. This educational portfolio is one of the most comprehensive in Swiss private education.

More than 5000 pupils, apprentices and students are currently undergoing training or further education at ipso Bildung schools thanks to the extensive range of courses on offer, extending from early nursery education to management training. 

More than 1000 teachers and lecturers work at our eleven sites, and around 130 staff work in group and education management. 

NSH Testimonial Dozent Management School
As a teacher I enjoy passing on knowledge to young people every day in order to achieve their goals successfully.

Res Sarbach
Teacher Management School

NSH Testimonial EFZ
The NSH has not only given me a solid foundation for my futher career, but also friends for life.

Robin Gächter
Graduate NSH Business School

Kaufmann / Kauffrau mit eidg. Fähigkeitszeugnis EFZ

NSH Testimonial Mitarbeitende Administration
There are new challenges in school administration every day. The contact with the students and teachers makes my work exciting.

Brigitte Pirovano
School administration

NSH Testimonial Dozentin Business School
My passion is to pass on practical know-how to people.

Annette Gallion
Teacher Business School

Daniel N'Gunza EFZ Praktikant
I am looking forward to the responsibilities and challenges of the EFZ internship at the NSH Bildungszentrum.

Daniel N'Gunza


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