Full-time MBA Programme

An MBA is a carefully designed experience that encompasses academic curriculum, career services and personal growth experiences. Here you will find an overview of our MBA experience and see how the highlights fit together in sequence.

Management Toolkit

Develop the full range of skills required in top management through Core, Integration and Elective courses, plus a Project

Career Development

Develop personal competencies that are critical for long-term career progression

Career Services

Career Services works with you to clarify your post-MBA career path and accelerate along it

Company Interactions

Network and learn from a wide range of industry professionals

September

Core Phase
International Management
4 weeks
Understand the issues that Multinational Corporations face in both mature and emerging markets
Business Numeracy and Modelling
4 weeks
Connect the seemingly abstract mathematical concepts to decision-making in business and learn how to build financial models
Accounting and Controlling
4 weeks
Become literate in financial accounting and how it allows you to make better strategic management decisions regarding operations
Team Dynamics
1 day
Leadership excercises are conducted during an interactive day spent in the Swiss Alps
Professional Development
4 weeks
Elevate your ability to communicate your personal brand in a professional context, and convey your value to others in a persuasive and professional manner
Get To Know You
Ongoing
1-on-1 meetings with our Career Services so they can understand how to best tailor how to work with you throughout the MBA year
Company Insights
12+ weeks
From mid-September to January, companies present on campus weekly, followed by networking events

October

Core Phase
Global Business Environment
4 days
Acquire new tools to analyse market opportunities and threats, and identify all relevant stakeholders at play
Capital Markets
4 days
Know how the price of stocks and bonds are computed, and investigate topics on investment decisions and performance measurement
Professional Development
Ongoing
Elevate your ability to communicate your personal brand in a professional context, and convey your value to others in a persuasive and professional manner
Luxembourg Day
1 day
Luxembourg-based multinationals come to campus to introduce themselves and recruit
Company Insights
Ongoing
Continuation of company presentations started in September

November

Core Phase
Corporate Strategy and Sustainability
4 weeks
Grounding in the tools used in the design and execution of corporate strategy and in the change management techniques that often arise when an organisation changes strategy
Organisational Behaviour
4 weeks
Have a multitude of approaches to managing oneself, teams and organisations, and know which ones are appropriate or inappropriate for a given individual or group
Corporate Finance
4 weeks
Execute and discuss financial calculations and understand how the results can inform corporate strategy
Leadership Development
1 week
Through three concepts - leading yourself, leading others and leading business – hone your self-awareness, interpersonal EQ and understanding of how to lead by example when interacting with people from all levels of an organisation
Career Strategy
1 week
Analyse the past, present and future of work from multiple perspectives, with the goal of articulating your values, competencies and and experiences.
Company Insights
Ongoing
Continuation of company presentations started in September

December

Core Phase
Marketing and Communication
4 weeks
Use concepts and frameworks to better define your organisation’s market positioning and segmentation
Progress Review
Ongoing
Check in with Career Services to review the progress made on your career strategy so far, and plan a timeline of actions for the remainder of the MBA
Zurich Day
1 day
Visit company offices in Zurich for networking
Company Insights
Ongoing
Continuation of company presentations started in September

January

Core Phase & Integration Phase
Decision Making and Case Solving
4 weeks
Analyse and solve cases with a consulting-level competency
Marketing and Communication
4 weeks
Continuation of ongoing course started in December
Applied Value Based Management
4 weeks
Apply numeric and financial problem solving tools in practice
1-to-1 Meetings
Ongoing
Book 1-to-1 meetings with Career Services as needed to discuss networking, personal branding or other topics related to your career strategy
Basel Day
1 day
Travel to Basel to meet with multinationals, learning about their businesses and establishing contacts
Corporate Training Days
3 days
Experience company cultures from an insider’s perspective through trainings delivered by a range of corporates, to understand how they communicate and invest in their own talent
Company Insights
Ongoing
Continuation of company presentations started in September

February

Learning Assessment Week & Industry Insights
Learning Assessment Week (LAW)
1 week
Present a case solution, followed by open topic Q&A, testing all Core Phase material over one hour
Industry Insights
1 week
Senior level speakers discuss their industry trends and corporate challenges in detail
Project Search Strategy
Ongoing
Establish a strategy for securing a Corporate Project, or discuss how a Business Plan or Research Project would better fit your career goals

March

Elective Phase
Electives
Ongoing
Choose 5 electives, including courses at partner schools. Note that seats on electives and exchanges are subject to availability, as well as changes based on contractual agreements with our partners which are renewed regularly
Ongoing Support
Ongoing
Use our 'Open Door' policy to remain focused and active in your Corporate Project applications and networking
Take-Off Day
1 day
Annual recruitment event where companies interview our MBAs
Munich Day
1 day
Visit companies in nearby Munich, Germany to explore career opportunities in the wider region

April

Elective Phase
Electives
Ongoing
Continuation of electives started in February
Job Search Strategy
Ongoing
Revisit your career strategy and the actions you are taking to work towards your first post-MBA role

May

Elective Phase
Electives
Ongoing
Continuation of electives started in February
Contract Negotiation Guidance
Ongoing
Guidance on salaries, contract negotiations and visas is always available and our Career Services is happy to provide input as soon as offers begin being received

June

Project Phase
Option 1: Corporate Strategy Project
10 weeks
Spend 10-12 weeks dedicated to a strategic issue in a company; MBAs receive a small fee, usually around CHF 3,000 per month
Option 2: Business Plan
10 weeks
Have the option of writing a business plan instead of undertaking a project, if this better aligns with your post-MBA career goals
Option 3: Research Paper
10 weeks
Have the option of writing a research paper instead of undertaking a project, if this better aligns with your post-MBA career goals
Ongoing Support
Ongoing
Personalised support is available 1-to-1 as needed

July

Project Phase
Strategy Project, Business Plan or Research Paper
10 weeks
Continuation of your strategy project, business plan or research paper started in June
Converting Projects Into Jobs
Ongoing
Discuss with Career Services the options for you to transform your Project into post-MBA employment, as well as other options that you are pursuing

August

Project Phase
Submit Strategy Project, Business Plan or Research Paper
1 day
Defend your final academic submission in front of an academic panel
Remain In Contact
Ongoing
Remain in contact with our Career Services after you graduate as needed