Executive MBA

MBA Executive MBA 2022

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

Information

Period

August 2022 - June 2024
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

Language

English

Format

Blended learning

Contact

Sun VITTET
+41 (02)22 379 81 12
emba(at)unige.ch

Location

Uni Mail, University of Geneva

Registration

Registration deadline

30 June 2022

Fees:

CHF 40'500.-

This includes: 

  • CHF 5'000.- matriculation / registration fee (non-refundable)
  • CHF 17'750.- 1st year tuition
  • CHF 17'750.- 2nd year tuition

 

Objectives

  • 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

Audience

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

Programme

Course format : Friday afternoon / evening & Saturday morning, every other week (some modules are scheduled on 3 consecutive full days)

1st year - Workshop + 12 CORE MODULES *

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

2nd year - Advanced-level courses

  • Digitalization and Smart Data
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Ethics
  • Managing Stakeholders
  • Global Strategy
  • Cross-Sector Partnerships
  • Cross-Cultural Negotiation Management
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Mastering Business Challenges
  • Disruptive Technologies and Innovation
  • Business Analytics

+ EMBA Capstone Project

* Subject to modification

Director(s)

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

Coordinator(s)

Lorine BARRIER and Gloria LEONI, University of Geneva

Accreditation

Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 2006
Collaboration virtuelle, quid des jeux de pouvoir entre managers et subordonnés, Prof. Thomas Fischer
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.

Location

Uni-Mail | University of Geneva

Fee

22750 CHF

Description

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

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

Planning

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 6 pm.

Participants have the option to attend courses onsite or online (conditions apply); 100% attendance is required in order to validate a course, whether onsite or online.

Location

Uni-Mail | University of Geneva

Fee

17750 CHF

Description

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

Business Analytics | Cross Cultural Management | Cross-sector partnerships | CSR and Organizational Ethics | Digitalization & Smart Data | Disruptive Technologies and Innovation | Global Strategy | Managing Stakehlolders | Mastering Business Challenges | Responsible Leadership | Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

EMBA Capstone project 

Assessment

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

  • University degree, or equivalent (ie, Bac + 3, Bachelor)
  • Work experience - 3 years min. in a managerial position
  • 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 (Director)
  • Dr Jean-Yves Mercier, GSEM, University of Geneva
  • Prof. Gilbert Prost, Emeritus Professor, University of Geneva

Number of participants

Max. 40 students

Detailed fees

Total Program Cost *: CHF 40'500.-

This includes:

  • Matriculation / Enrollment fee (CHF 5'000.-) +
  • 1st year program tuition (CHF 17'750.-) + 
  • 2nd year program tuition * (CHF 17'750.-)

Online application: 4-step selection process

Schedule

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 6 pm.

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

"This EMBA program has been an intensive experience that offered me the opportunity to work with many interesting people from various backgrounds all along the program's modules. The balanced combination of hard and soft modules broaden my leadership skills and positively change my way of managing my company . Its international dimension addresses every facet of doing business across borders: finance, marketing, culture and so on. Sébastien POMMARET - EMBA alumnus 2015-2017

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