Executive MBA Program 2018-2020 at a Glance

University of Zurich currently offers an Executive MBA taught in German. Working knowledge of German is a prerequisite to joining this program.

Admission requirements

  • University degree
  • Several years of management/ leadership experience
  • Good knowledge of both German and English

Accreditation and ranking

  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics accredited by EQUIS and AACSB
  • Executive MBA ranks 58 in the 2017 Financial Times Executive MBA ranking

Program structure

  • 15 months; starts in August 2018
  • Three-day modules in Zurich (Thursday – Saturday), each 3 ECTS credits
  • Week-long modules abroad
  • 73 days in class; course preparation ca. 1 day per course day

Financial details

  • Tuition fee: CHF 65 000 (excluding airfare and costs for accommodation)
  • Early booking discount:
    Application by December 31, 2017: CHF 6 000
    Application by February 28, 2018: CHF 3 000

Program dates

  • Application deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Information sessions in Zurich: November 28, 2017; February 7, 2018; April 11, 2018

Further details

  • Language of instruction: German and English (study trips and intercultural modules)
  • Study trips: Yale University (New Haven, US) and Fudan University (Shanghai, China)
  • ECTS credits: 80 out of a total of 89 ECTS credits have to be earned in order to graduate
  • Maximum number of participants: 40
  • Governing body: Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
  • Location of teaching facilities: Zentrum für Weiterbildung, Universität Zürich, Schaffhauserstrasse 228, Zürich

Program structure

Three-day modules in Zurich (Thursday – Saturday), each 3 ECTS credits;

  • Ausgewählte Themen des Rechts (Introduction to legal studies)
  • Controlling and Compliance
  • Corporate Finance I
  • Corporate Finance II
  • Ethik und Leadership (Ethics and Leadership)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Management
  • Innovation Management
  • International Management I
  • International Management II
  • Marketing Management I
  • Marketing Management II
  • Medien und Kommunikation (Media and Communication)
  • Mikro- und Verhaltensökonomie (Microeconomics and Behavioral Economics)
  • Services and Operations
  • Statistik und Datenanalyse (Statistics and Data Analysis)
  • Strategic Management I
  • Strategic Management II
  • Value-based Management
  • Wirtschaftspolitik und Makroökonomie (Economic Policy and Macroeconomics)

Week-long modules abroad

  • Negotiation and Innovation Management: Yale University, School of Management, New Haven, US (6 ECTS credits)
  • Characteristics of Business Management in China: Fudan University, School of Management, Shanghai, China (5 ECTS credits)

Master thesis (15 ECTS credits)

Lecturers in charge of modules

  • Björn Bartling, University of Zurich
  • Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich
  • Ingmar Björkman, Aalto University
  • Helmut M. Dietl, University of Zurich
  • Reto Eberle, University of Zurich
  • Reiner Eichenberger, University of Fribourg
  • Egon Franck, University of Zurich
  • Sven Henkel, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
  • Peter R. Isler, Niederer Kraft & Frey AG
  • Conrad Meyer, University of Zurich
  • Felipe Monteiro, Professor for strategy, emerging markets and global innovation
  • David Oesch, University of Zurich
  • Dieter Pfaff, University of Zurich
  • Karl Schmedders, University of Zurich
  • Paul Schönsleben, ETH Zurich
  • Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zurich
  • Carmen Tanner, University of Zurich
  • Patrick Vogt, vogt media consulting
  • Alexander Wagner, University of Zurich
  • Max von Zedtwitz, Tongji University

If you have further questions, please contact us at:

Executive MBA Universität Zürich
Phönixweg 5, CH-8032 Zürich
Phone: +41 44 634 29 87
E-Mail: info@emba.uzh.ch

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