(DE) Die Leitung des Executive MBA der Universität Zürich prüft die Bewerbungen und sorgt für eine geeignete Zusammensetzung der Kurse. Sie behält sich vor, die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber zu einem persönlichen Gespräch und/oder zu einer Prüfung einzuladen. Über die definitive Zulassung entscheidet der Leitende Ausschuss. Es besteht kein Anspruch auf Zulassung. Über das Verfahren wird keine Korrespondenz geführt. In Ausnahmefällen können Bewerberinnen und Bewerber ohne Hochschulabschluss via eine Aufnahmeprüfung zum Studium zugelassen werden.

Requirements, Tuition Fee and Admission


We welcome candidates from all different industries and functions. If you are looking to equip yourself with the critical skills, mind-set and leadership approach needed to thrive in a digital and disruptive future, this programme is for you.

University Degree

Candidates require a university degree or a degree from a university of applied sciences. In exceptional cases, candidates without one of these degrees can be admitted. These candidates must demonstrate significant professional achievements and we reserve the right to request an admissions test.

Work Experience

Candidates need to have several years of management experience before commencing the Executive MBA, since they will require a certain level of authority within their organisations to implement their projects and knowledge learned in the programme.

English Level

Good knowledge of English is essential. Candidates need to complete an English language test

An English language test may be waived if candidates have worked or are currently working in an English speaking environment.

Admission Process

The application requirements include:

  • Completed application form, including a reference from your company (Download from:
  • Description of your current position
  • Copies of all degrees and training certificates
  • Passport photo and copy of the passport/ID
  • Application fee of CHF 300 to be paid (non-refundable)

Application deadlines are: 28 February 2019, 30 April 2019, 30 June 2019, 31 August 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than one month after each submission deadline.

Selected applicants will be invited to an interview in person, by telephone or Skype.

Tuition Fee

  • 75,000 CHF

Total tuition fees are CHF 75,000. In the year 2019–2021 we offer a “First Intake Discount” of CHF 10,000.

If you submit your complete application by 28 February 2019 and receive a positive assessment, you will receive an early bird discount of CHF 7,000.

If you submit your complete application by 30 April 2019 and receive a positive assessment, you will receive an early bird discount of CHF 4,000.

The invoice for the first payment will be sent following written confirmation of admission. The payments are due as follows:

  • CHF 10,000 30 days after receipt of the confirmation of admission
  • CHF 15,000 on 31 December 2019
  • CHF 20,000 on 31 July 2020
  • CHF 20,000 on 31 January 2021

Upon receiving the confirmation of admission, candidates have 10 days to withdraw from the programme at no expense. After this deadline, the entire tuition fee is due. If a candidate withdraws at a later date, tuition fees are owed in full.

Flight and accommodation costs for learning expeditions are not included.


  • up to 10,000 CHF

Scholarships are available in the areas of Women in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Non-profit organisations.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit an essay with no more than 500 words, and explain the following:

  • Description of your leadership experience
  • How the Executive MBA UZH supports your leadership journey (or future career)
  • Reasons for applying for financial support


Participants are responsible for arranging their own insurance (accident, travel, cancellation insurance, etc.).

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