Admissions Process

Application Deadlines and Admissions Process

2022-2023 Application Deadlines

Applications for the Fall 2023 intake will open 15 October 2022. Our admission process operates in fixed rounds:

Round Application Deadline Interview Scheduled
Round 1 15 November 2022 21 November - 2 December 2022
Round 2 1 February 2023 8 February - 22 February 2023
Round 3 1 April 2023 10 April - 21 April 2023
Round 4 1 June 2023 5 June - 22 June 2023
Rolling June, July, and August Shortly after submission

Final Deadlines

15 July 2023: Non-EU/EEA citizens (excluding certain permit holders already resident in Switzerland)
15 August 2023: EU/EEA citizens & certain permit holders already resident in Switzerland

Please note that the differing deadlines depend on the need to apply for a student visa. Contact a member of our Talent Acquisition Team if you have questions about your specific case.

Application Process

In each Round there are 3 Phases. You are only required to complete Phase 1 by the deadline of the Round. Shortly after the deadline of each Round, we will review Phase 1 submissions and make decisions the applicants who will progress to Phase 2. Kindly note that not all applicants may progress successfully beyond Phases 1, 2 or 3. For more information on what to expect in each phase, please see below:

Phase 1: Submit Application for First Assessment
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Complete and submit your application online by one of our application deadlines. During the week of the deadline, the first assessment is done with the following information: 

  • Current resume/CV (PDF; LinkedIn optional)
  • Highest academic degree
  • A short written response to a question about your career
  • Digital image of your passport photo page
  • Basic personal details
  • Pay a CHF 100 application fee 
Phase 2: Interview and Case Presentation
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If you have been selected for an interview, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you via email shortly after the application deadline.

  • You will receive a Calendly link to book your interview time
  • You will receive a case question, which you need to solve prior to the interview

Interviews are 1 hour in length and conducted online using Microsoft Teams. They cover professional, personal and MBA-related topics. During the case section of the interview, you will have 5 minutes to present your business case solution using PPT or PDF slides to support. A 15 minute Q&A will follow. 

We suggest you also begin gathering required documents for the Document Review phase, to minimize delays should you proceed further in the application process. 

Phase 3: Document Review
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If you have been selected, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you via email shortly after the interview to communicate the following information:

  • Which documents we require to complete the Document Review phase
  • Deadline to submit the documents
    • This may depend on your personal situation (for example, if you have a TOEFL or EA test date forthcoming)
    • Please discuss this with your interviewer or a member of our Talent Acquisition Team if you foresee delays for certain documentation

Please note that the following are mandatory at this stage of the application process:

  • Standardized test score: GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment (EA) or waiver
  • Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, DuoLingo, EF or waiver
  • Proof of Bachelor degree and any additional degrees (scans of transcripts and diplomas)
  • 2 letters of reference
    • You may submit PDFs of relevant pre-existing reference letters or request reference responses via our application software
  • Scholarship essay, only if applying for a scholarship

For applicants who do not have a standardized test score during the Document Review phase, it is possible to receive a conditional offer on a case-by-case basis if you have proof of a GMAT, GRE or EA test date booked. A full offer will be made once you submit a satisfactory test score from a GMAT, GRE or EA. 

Please see our Admissions Requirements for more information about test waivers.

Accepting an Offer and Paying the Enrolment Fee
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If your application is successful, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you via phone or email shortly after all your documents have been reviewed and your entire application has been assessed, to communicate the following information, either:

  • You have received a full offer of admission
    • Details on how to accept your offer will be provided
  • You have received a conditional offer of admission
    • Details of the conditions will be provided

For those who have received a full offer of enrolment, you will have two weeks to secure your place in the program. To accept your offer, you are required to sign the enrolment form and pay the enrolment fee, followed by submitting proof of payment to us. When you receive your offer of enrollment, you will also receive information regarding how to contact our Finance Team to discuss payment plans, loans, and other issues related to financing your MBA.

For scholarship applicants, you will receive a decision on your scholarship application together with the decision on your enrollment. Anyone receiving a scholarship will have this reflected in their discussions with the Finance Team about financing the MBA.

If you are a non-EU or EEA citizen enrolling in the program, and you require a student visa, we will contact you to commence your student visa application. Visa processing times and requirements vary from case to case. Our Talent Acquisition Team can also provide details about housing, health insurance and other matters on the commencement of your MBA.

All students enrolling in the program are asked to send us official copies of their Bachelor degree transcripts for verification. More information will be provided at the time of enrolment.