Sibylle Hug
EMBA participant 2019-2021

Head HR Counseling & HR Policy, SBB AG

«I really liked how the content was structured and the good balance of scientific methods and relevant practical insights. In the 18 months I was able to expand my leadership and management skills and put the knowledge I had learned into practice. Thanks to the modular structure and the class schedule, I was also able to combine my professional and family obligations really well. The broad and diverse alumni network is extremely valuable to this day, and this is another lasting benefit of this EMBA program.»

Robin Camenzind
EMBA participant 2019-2021

Head Key Account Management, maxon Switzerland ag

«It was an intense but instructive time, peppered with countless exciting anecdotes from the lecturers, which I brought into our lunch break discussions at work. This way, the EMBA did not only develop me personally, but also many people around me.»

Dr. med. Elmira Far
EMBA participant 2019-2021

Head Medical Controlling and Data Management, Attending Physician, Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Zurich

«I consider myself very lucky to have found an Executive MBA with an excellent reputation and in a central location. The program offered not only short distances between education, work and private life, but also competent professors who knew how to skillfully combine and convey theory and current practice. By being part of a group of highly dedicated students, I experienced an inspired learning environment during the entire curriculum which formed the basis for continued interaction with the growing alumni community and participation in future events.»

René Bürgisser
EMBA participant 2019-2021

Head Sales- and Businessmanagement Private Clients, Basler Kantonalbank

«The interaction with fellow students from a wide variety of industries and the modules themselves created much added value. Today I can apply a lot of what I have learned at the EMBA in my everyday business life in a very meaningful way.»

Interview with our EMBA UZH graduate René Bürgisser

Andreas Schmitt
EMBA participant 2019-2021

Head Portfolio Software and Digitalization, Tecan

«I decided on an EMBA to supplement my technical training with a degree in business. The EMBA allowed me to switch from R&D to a business unit. The EMBA at the University of Zurich exceeded my expectations and prepared me perfectly for my new tasks.»

Interview with our EMBA UZH graduate Andreas Schmitt

Birgit Wernz
EMBA participant 2018-2020

Chief nurse childrens hospital, Luzerner Kantonsspital

«During group work, I grew aware of the importance of well-thought-out tasks for team success. The heterogeneity was sometimes joyful, sometimes a challenge, but always enriching. I have also developed a deeper trust in collaboration and team excellence. This insight allows me to make decisions more calmy and well-founded.»

Cristian Pappone
EMBA participant 2017-2019

Key Clients Manager Expert, Zürcher Kantonalbank

«The EMBA program at the University of Zurich expanded my horizons, improved my knowledge of business and strategy, and further developed my competencies and skills. In addition to expanding horizons, the EMBA is a unique 18-month oppotunity to learn about the latest insights in business administration issues and put these to the test in practice. The modular structure allows students to strike a perfect balance between working, studying, and spending time with their family.»

Katja Schönenberger
EMBA participant 2017-2019

Director, Pro Juventute

«I expected to acquire extensive and comprehensive knowledge of all issues pertaining to business management and also expand my network at the same time. The EMBA program at the University of Zurich met my expectations in full. The organization of the modules made it possible to strike a good balance between my studies and my professional and personal commitments.»

Roger Büchel
EMBA participant 2017-2019

CEO, Zurich Convention Center Ltd.

«The EMBA program offered by the University of Zurich helped me to achieve my goal of reinforcing the practical experience I have gained in management with practical academic knowledge coupled with the latest research findings. Were I given a second chance to choose another university program, I would choose the EMBA UZH again.»

Isabelle Brunner
EMBA participant 2017-2019

Member of the Executive Board, Lindenapotheke

«As a dedicated businesswoman and mother, the EMBA program at the University of Zurich was the right choice for me, as the organization of the courses gave me time to continue with my career and still enjoy spending time with my family. The combination of practical learning and academic study was a great choice.»

PD Dr. med. Stefan Kuster
EMBA participant 2017-2019

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich

«The setting: A comprehensive, motivating, and competitive program that can be organized very well with your professional and family life. The outcome: It helped me to establish a valuable network, expand my knowledge and horizons, and I became curious about additional functions and the next step in my career.»

Andrea Zinsli
EMBA participant 2017-2019

Head of Sales, Helvetia Insurance

«The Executive MBA program at the University of Zurich improved my leadership and management skills greatly. What’s more, the ability to exchange ideas and experiences with fellow students from a wide range of industries expanded my horizons enormously. The varied program was the best preparation for my future management roles.»

Christa Spitznagel
EMBA participant 2016-2018

Head of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, FvP, eMBA; Leo Pharma

«The EMBA program provided me with comprehensive expertise in various areas when managing a company, which in turn helped me to further develop my ability to think strategically and acquire business management skills. The study trips with fellow students were not only extremely useful in helping us to understand the cultural differences and how to handle management responsibilities, but also gave us the opportunity to engage in intensive exchanges of experiences and insightful discussions with our peers from the program.»

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Frank Rühli
EMBA participant 2016-2018

Chair / Director, Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich

«The EMBA program of the University of Zurich allows also scientists and medical doctors to efficiently acquire basic principles for future leadership and management roles. Well-organized modules and a wide array of study trips complete the positive view I have of this program.»

Jan Schneider
EMBA participant 2015-2017

Head of Institutional Banking, Aargauische Kantonalbank

«My Executive MBA at the University of Zurich was transformational.
I had the fortune of learning from high-calibre professors with years of industry experience, who gave me the foundations and confidence to make a difference in the world. Along the way, I developed valuable networks and life-long relationships. It was truly a life-changing experience!»

Christiane Barz
Faculty of the Executive MBA

Professor; Chair of Mathematics for Business and Economics, University of Zurich

«Disruptors like artificial intelligence are going to drive efficiencies and reduce the need for management. Yet, these disruptors will also create space for individuals, teams and organisations to be creative and push leaders to guide and scale. This creativity becomes invaluable for organisations to reinvent themselves time after time to win.»

Jochen Menges
Faculty of the Executive MBA

Professor; Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership, University of Zurich

«Most professionals considering an Executive MBA do so to improve their leadership skills. And, many programmes are successful in delivering leadership frameworks to participants. But, knowing how to lead does not mean that you can do it. Too often, when faced with a leader-ship challenge, individuals fall back to old patterns of behaviour rather than acting on what they know would be best.»

Salomé Iglesia
EMBA participant 2014-2016

Head of Product Management, Siemens

«It is important to balance work and family, and not miss out on educational opportunities. The average six-day, once a month EMBA design accommodates this need and allows you to concentrate at work and also spend quality time with family over the weekend.»

Irene Haag
EMBA participant 2011-2013

Head of Human Resources EMEA, Sika AG

«Our employees are our main asset. When they come to a point in their
career to take on more leadership responsibilities, we recommend they take a scientifically grounded, Executive MBA programme like the EMBA UZH. This programme has
a strong practical orientation, an intercultural management dimension and allows them to combine their studies with their work responsibilities.»

Riet Cadonau
Member of the EMBA Executive Committee

CEO of Dormakaba Group, Switzerland

«What the University of Zurich offers future-focused businesses is invaluable and critical in giving executives a road-map to navigate the disruptions ahead. I would highly recommend this programme to anyone who recognises that the next few years will be unlike those we’ve seen before.»

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