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


We welcome candidates from all different industries and functions. If you are looking to equip yourself with 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 we reserve the right to request an admissions test.

Leadership and Professional Experience

Candidates need to have several years of management 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

The application requirements include:

  • Completed application form, including a reference from your company (Download from:
  • A copy of your resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Your current job description
  • Copies of all degrees and training certificates
  • Passport photo and copy of the passport/ID
  • Application fee of CHF 300 (non-refundable)

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

Application deadlines are: 31 December 2019, 29 February 2020, 30 April 2020, 30 June 2020, 31 August 2020. Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than one month after each submission deadline.

We ask you to send an electronic copy of your passport photo with the application documents to the following e-mail adress:

Tuition Fee

  • 75,000 CHF

Total tuition fees are CHF 75,000. If you submit your complete application by 31 December 2019 and receive a positive assessment, you will be eligible for an early bird discount of CHF 8,000.

If you submit your complete application by 29 February 2020 and receive a positive assessment, you will be eligible for an early bird discount of CHF 6,000.

If you submit your complete application by 30 April 2020 and receive a positive assessment, you will be eligible for an early bird discount 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 2020
  • CHF 25,000 on 31 July 2021
  • CHF 20,000 on 31 January 2022

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

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

  • Your leadership experience
  • How the Executive MBA UZH supports your leadership journey or future career
  • Reasons why you believe you are the best candidate for this scholarship


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

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