Admission

The Management of the Executive MBA of the University of Zurich examines the applications and ensures that the courses are suitably composed. Applicants will be invited for a personal interview and/or examination. The Executive Committee decides on the final admission. There is no entitlement to admission. In exceptional cases, applicants without a university first degree like Bachelor or Master may be admitted to the EMBA via an entrance examination.

Requirements, Tuition Fee and Admission

Requirements

We welcome candidates from all different industries and functions. If you are looking to equip yourself with a solid general management foundation and the critical skills, mindset and leadership approach needed to thrive in a digital and disruptive future, this program is for you.

University Degree

Candidates require a university first degree or a first degree from a university of applied sciences (minimum Bachelor or equivalent). In exceptional cases, candidates without one of these degrees can be admitted. These candidates must demonstrate significant professional achievements and have to pass a business case based admission test.

Leadership and Professional Experience

Candidates need to have a minimum of five years of work experience and at least 3 years of leadership experience before commencing the Executive MBA, as they will require a certain level of influence within their organizations to implement their projects and knowledge learned in the program.

English Level

Good knowledge of English is essential.

Admission Process

Start your application at https://apply.emba.uzh.ch
To complete the application, you will need the following documents:

  • A copy of your resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Your current job description
  • Copies of all degrees and training certificates
  • Passport photo and a copy of the passport/ID
  • Company reference
  • Application fee of CHF 300 (non-refundable)

Attend an information session in Zurich:

  • 18 November 2021
  • 26 January 2022
  • 10 March 2022
  • 12 May 2022
  • 16 June 2022

Application deadlines are:

  • 31 December 2021
  • 28 February 2022
  • 30 April 2022
  • 30 June 2022
  • 31 August 2022

Selected applicants will be invited to an Admissions Interview.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than one month after each submission deadline.

Tuition Fee and Early Enrollment Incentives

  • 75,000 CHF

Total tuition fees are CHF 75,000. If you submit your complete application by 31 December 2021 and receive a positive assessment, you will be eligible for an early enrollment incentive of CHF 8,000.

If you submit your complete application by 28 February 2022 and receive a positive assessment, you will be eligible for an early ernollment incentive of CHF 6,000.

If you submit your complete application by 30 April 2022 and receive a positive assessment, you will be eligible for an early enrollment incentive of CHF 4,000.

The invoice for your 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 20,000 on 31 December 2022
  • CHF 25,000 on 31 July 2023
  • CHF 20,000 on 31 January 2024

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

Flight and accommodation costs for learning expeditions are not included.

Scholarships

  • up to 10,000 CHF

Scholarships are available to recognize “Women in Leadership”, “Entrepreneurs and Digital Disruptors”, and “Leaders in Non-profit Organizations”.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit a scholarship application with no more than 500 words and describe the following:

  • Your leadership experience
  • How the Executive MBA UZH will support your leadership journey or future career
  • Your reasons for seeking financial assistance

Insurance

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

Ordinance on the EMBA UZH

Download (PDF)

Further information is available via info@emba.uzh.ch

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