MBA Executive MBA 2024

The Geneva EMBA provides executives with a first-class management education without interrupting their careers. This EMBA is designed to balance theory and practical application, with a focus on building a global advantage, leading responsibly, and managing transformation.



August 2024 - June 2026
90 ECTS credits
576 Teaching hours
144 Distance teaching hours
23 courses + the EMBA Capstone Project (90 ECTS) • Courses are held mainly Friday (2:15 pm - 9 pm) & Saturday (8:15 am - 1 pm), every other week • Some modules are scheduled on 3 consecutive full days (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) from 8.30 am to 6 pm • 100% attendance is required in order to validate a course, whether onsite or online




Blended learning


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Uni Mail, University of Geneva


Registration deadline

30 June 2024


CHF 42'500.-

This includes: 

  • CHF 5'000.- matriculation / registration fee (non-refundable)
  • CHF 18'750.- 1st year tuition
  • CHF 18'750.- 2nd year tuition


  • Develop and execute effective and responsible management strategies
  • Develop critical and analytical thinking in organizational decision-making
  • Acquire leadership and management skills to guide an organization's transformation
  • Enhance soft and interpersonal skills to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Acquire strategic skills for managing organizations successfully in a global context


Business leader and professional from diverse industry backgrounds, including the public or private sectors, wishing to build foundational skills and/or update their knowledge, or seeking career change and/or professional development opportunities. On average, our participants have 8-12 years of work experience, and come from 10-15 different nationalities each year.

Learning outcomes

  • Sensible and responsible leadership skills to help build team confidence and motivation
  • Efficient communication skills to help minimize conflicts and to better manage team dynamics
  • Foster emotional & social intelligence skills to enhance interpersonal relationship with peers and employees
  • Implement and renew efficient processes and operations within the organization
  • Acquire the skills necessary to develop strategic thinking in a global context and learn from leading businesses in Geneva how they encounter and overcome international management challenges


The EMBA is a part-time 2-year program including 90 ECTS

Course format : Friday (14:15-21:00) & Saturday (08:15-13:00) every other week (some modules are scheduled on 3 consecutive full days)

Year 1: Leadership Launch + 12 core courses (36 ECTS) *

  • Leadership Launch (mandatory): Leadership, Teamwork and Communication
  • Strategic Thinking, Decision Making and Communication (3 ECTS)
  • Supply Chain Management (3 ECTS)
  • Financial Accounting (3 ECTS)
  • Organization Design (3 ECTS)
  • Human Resource Management (3 ECTS)
  • Managing with Emotional Intelligence (1.5 ECTS) / Training Group Resilience (1.5 ECTS)
  • Team Engagement (3 ECTS)
  • Strategic Management (3 ECTS)
  • Corporate Finance (3 ECTS)
  • Business Economics (3 ECTS)
  • Positioning Companies and Brands (3 ECTS)
  • Self-Leadership (3 ECTS)

Year 2: 11 Advanced-level courses (36 ECTS) + EMBA Castone Project (18 ECTS)

  • Mastering Business Challenges (6 ECTS)
  • Organizational Responsibility and Ethics (3 ECTS)
  • Managing Stakeholders (3 ECTS)
  • Cross-Cultural Management (3 ECTS)
  • Digitalization and Smart Data (3 ECTS)
  • Disruptive Technologies and Innovation (3 ECTS)
  • Creating Shared Value in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (3 ECTS)
  • Responsible Leadership (3 ECTS)
  • Business Analytics (3 ECTS)
  • Global Strategy (3 ECTS)
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 ECTS)
  • EMBA Capstone Project (18 ECTS)

* Subject to modification


Prof. Judith SCHREMPF-STIRLING and Dr Jean-Yves MERCIER, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva


Lorine BARRIER and Gloria LEONI, University of Geneva


Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 2006
Dr Jean-Yves Mercier, Executive MBA
Dr Robert Langan, Executive MBA
Organisational Responsibility & Ethics, Prof. Judith Schrempf-Stirling
The Geneva EMBA is a two-year program: In the first year, participants acquire the foundational knowledge and skills in business administration. In the second year, participants take advanced level courses with a focus on our three core themes: building a global advantage, leading responsibly, and managing transformation. At the end of the second year, participants work in groups on the EMBA Capstone Project, which brings together their acquired knowledge and skills to apply it to advance recommendations to local business in Geneva. Since 2006, the Geneva EMBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education. With its continuous AMBA re-accreditation, the Geneva EMBA confirms itself in the top 2% of Business Schools globally.


Uni-Mail | University of Geneva


18750 CHF


The 1st year of the EMBA includes a mandatory workshop + 12 core modules (36 ECTS):

Leadership, Teamwork and Communication (mandatory workshop) | Business Economics | Corporate Finance | Financial Accounting | Human Resource Management | Managing with Emotional Intelligence / Training Group Resilience | Organization Design | Positioning Companies and Brands | Self-Leadership | Strategic Management | Strategic Thinking, Decision Making & Communication | Supply Chain Management | Team Engagement


Uni-Mail | University of Geneva


18750 CHF


The 2nd year of the EMBA includes 11 advanced-level modules (36 ECTS) and a capstone project (18 ECTS)

Business Analytics | Cross Cultural Management | Creating Shared Value in the Fourth Industrial Revolution | Organizational Responsibility and Ethics | Digitalization & Smart Data | Disruptive Technologies and Innovation | Global Strategy | Managing Stakehlolders | Mastering Business Challenges | Responsible Leadership | Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

EMBA Capstone project 


Each course is subject to an assessment that may include one or more of the following:
Individual in-class exam | take-home assignment | individual or group in-class presentation | individual or group Online quiz or assignment
100% attendance in class, and active participation are expected to validate the modules.

Pedagogical method

The students' learning experience is enhanced by corporate work projects, in-class discussions, and presentations that build on their previous experience. The EMBA program encourages lively interaction between students and professors and stimulates the sharing of knowledge through group work.

Diploma awarded

Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded the Master of Business Administration (MBA) by the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) of the University of Geneva.

Admission criteria

Because of its reputation for excellence, admission to the EMBA Program is highly selective. Acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  • Bachelor Degree, or equivalent (i.e. Bac+3, ...)
  • Pertinent work experience: 3 years minimum in a managerial role
  • Strong command of English (written & spoken)

Required Skills:

  • Computer office tools (spreadsheet, word processor, presentation tools)
  • Basic Accounting understanding (balance sheets / income statement, P&N, EBITDA) or ability to assimilate numbers and concepts

Steering committee

  • Prof. Judith Schrempf-Stirling, GSEM, University of Geneva (Academic Director)
  • Dr Jean-Yves Mercier, GSEM, University of Geneva (Executive Director)
  • Prof. Gilbert Probst, Emeritus Professor, University of Geneva

Application File

  • Resume 
  • Cover letter 
  • Letter of recommendation of employer 
  • Copy of work certificate(s) 
  • Copy of the highest educational qualification obtained 
  • Copy of identity document or passport 
  • Passport photo (.jpg format) 
  • Proof of AVS number (if applicable) 
  • Copy of the Annual Training Cheque (CAF) (if applicable)

Number of participants

Max. 40 students

Detailed fees

Total Program Cost*: CHF 42'500.-

This includes:

  • Matriculation / Enrollment fee (CHF 5'000.-) +
  • 1st year program tuition (CHF 18'750.-) + 
  • 2nd year program tuition * (CHF 18'750.-)

Online application: 4-step selection process

Cancellation Policy

Please refer to the refund policy


Course format: face-to-face & a few blended learning

Courses are held mainly Friday & Saturday, every other week:

  • Fridays: 2:15 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturdays: 8:15 am - 1 pm

Some modules are scheduled on 3 consecutive full days (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

100% attendance is required in order to validate a course, whether onsite or online.

"The EMBA provided me with greater insights that proved critical in areas such as economics, HR, finance, and change management. The perception I gained enabled me to transition effortlessly into my current role as a digital workplace program manager. [...] It really came from the EMBA, from learning a valuable ideology that whatever you touch, you can learn from it and grow."  Isis GOUEDARD - EMBA alumnae 2015

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"I choose UNIGE thanks to its academic excellence. [...] UNIGE was a life changing experience for me where you have the opportunity to learn about business practices and how to develop a strong business network. I had the opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds, culture exposure and mindsets had helped me develop team-work. I was able to find the right balance between work and study where it took me good time management, setting the right priorities and good planning to achieve my MBA." Yassine EL CHARKAOUI - EMBA alumnus 2017

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"The program provided the confidence and the ability to manage the financial and strategic facets of my career [...]  My decision with UNIGE was a culmination of choosing high-quality education, prestige, recognition and being closely connected with the business communities. The EMBA program offered me access to state-of-the-art research constituents, great panel of professors, a flexible study schedule to balance my private and professional life, and the price of the course was right for me. The support I received from the beginning till the end, supported my ambitions and got me through the program." Alain KOLLY, Deputy General Director at the University Hospital of Geneva and EMBA alumnus 2009

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" EMBA gave me the ability and confidence to easily find the answers to many pressing matters in my workspace and life in general. [...] What EMBA does for professionals like myself, is that it provides us the confidence to tackle any challenging situation at any level in our careers, and fearlessly approach the solution with the right mindset. [...] You develop not only the Hard skills which are essential, but also sharpen your soft skills and transversal competencies that are practical in your daily interactions with your team, and assertiveness in doing complex activities. " Sandra NOBRE, EMBA alumnae 2010

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