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Executive MBA (EMBA)

  • SBS is among the first Business Schools in Europe to adapt its Executive MBA program towards the new demands of leading organizations and companies within the knowledge economy.

    We need people who can lead interdisciplinary and multi-cultural groups. Individuals who can combine knowledge across disciplines and who understand the role of the organization in the society.

    In order to meet these demands, we have reworked our Executive MBA program, with major in international management to give participants a set of tools to identify and creatively solve problems, add value and contribute in ways that are not routine.

    Why select the SBS Executive MBA?

    • A world-class EMBA while you continue to work
    • A program that combines academic theory with real world application, you can use at work
    • To improve your leadership and strategy skills
    • To improve your career prospects and international network
    • Personal development and career coaching are one of the essential elements of the program
    • To develop a strategic mindset and gain an understanding of the newest management skills required in today’s fast –moving emerging markets
    • Adopted to be compatible with the work pressures and he demanding travel schedules of top executives
    • The Executive MBA unites experienced executives and faculty from around the world, to build a global view of business
    • To help you reach your goals by professional learning, life drawn from experienced classmates, international case studies and expert faculty from around the globe

    Executive MBA at a glance

    • Part-time program
    • 12 modules, 12 months 
    • International Management Major
    • Once a month on campus lectures -  Friday to Sunday 
    • 12 months completion period
    • Ongoing Enrollment

    *For details consult our EMBA Brochure below.

    Success Stories

    • Alessandro Castagnetti Thank you for the beautiful graduation day, and once again thank you for everything. It has been a very interesting and fruitful journey. Alessandro Castagnetti Executive MBA
    • Vivien GrajzThe different courses were carried out by excellent professors with high academic and practical knowledge and contact with both teaching staff and administration was always a positive experience. The executive MBA program has definitely added value to my marketability and has been a great experience. Vivien Grajz Executive MBA
    • Milan AndjicSBS is an institution dedicated to business education with internationally established reputation. For example, its rankings among top MBA online programs at Financial Times speak for itself. The educational outcomes are precious, and I am applying them daily in the field of TIME technologies (Telecommunications, IT, Media and Entertainment). Completing the E-MBA at SBS was for sure one of the enablers for my professional undertakings, and I warmly recommend it not only to my acquaintances, but to my close colleagues and friends as well.

      Milan Andjic Executive-MBA
    • Gautam RandhawaI am extremely pleased with my decision to pursue the Executive MBA at SBS. It has excellent faculty members delivering well balanced contents from both theoretical and practical aspects, professionally in a multicultural environment. I am confident that learning will help me overcome many challenges to come in the ever evolving and dynamic business environment.

      Gautam Randhawa Executive MBA
    • Thierry Kebila, NgouessiMy aspiration towards global leadership opportunities has led me to join the Executive MBA at SBS Swiss Business School in Switzerland. I have found the program being dynamic, shaping and empowering in term of improving skills that are enablers to face and to rise to the global market’s challenges. I am convinced that those five semesters at SBS of intensive learning from classmates, instructors and professors will become an essential asset for my future professional and entrepreneurial ventures. Thierry Kebila, Ngouessi Executive MBA
    • Hanspeter HaefligerThe SBS Executive MBA program is a terrific blend of theory and practice, providing many opportunities to take what I had learned and apply it in the workplace. I am now able to tackle complex business issues with greater confidence and a broad perspective. The program has provided tremendous value to me and was an excellent career platform. Hanspeter Häfliger Executive MBA
    • Ildiko Izsak The SBS Swiss Business School MBA program has greatly improved my ability to develop solutions to strategic managerial and financial business problems. Managerial and strategic issues in an international context are recurring themes throughout the program and are of increasing relevance in today's global economy. Ildiko Izsak Executive MBA
    • Richard Ernst The SBS Swiss Business School program provided me with a solid foundation for a future in management in a constantly changing global business environment. Richard D. Ernst Executive MBA

    • An emphasis on teamwork and study groups is an essential part of the Executive MBA experience to prepare our students for future career prospects.

      A mix of techniques focused strongly on the case study methodology, allows students to work in interdisciplinary groups and in turn, discuss, debate and solve real-life business problems. A mix of additional methods is used to draw on the participants’ own professional experience, creating an interactive learning environment and promoting an exchange of ideas between students and faculty.

      Our EMBA consists of 12 modules taking place over 12 months. Classes will take place one weekend every month (Friday to Sunday)

      The final degree will be awarded by SBS Swiss Business School upon completion of the EMBA program.

      12 Modules

      • Module 1: Business Analytics
      • Module 2: Corporate Finance
      • Module 3: Digital Marketing
      • Module 4: Communication and Negotiation Skills
      • Module 5: Managerial Accounting
      • Module 6: Change Management
      • Module 7: Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing
      • Module 8: Leadership for Digital Transformation
      • Module 9: Managerial Economics
      • Module 10: Strategy and Sustainability
      • Module 11: International Financial Management
      • Module 12: International Business and Simulation Game

      Each participant has the option to write a Thesis or an Action Learning Project 

      Personal development and career coaching are one of the essential elements of the program. Special tools such as the 360 Degree Leadership Review program, personal coaching sessions, MBA-Exchange  and other tools are used on an individual basis.

    • Admission Requirements

      • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor) from a recognized university or equivalent
      • Successful completion of SBS Admissions Exam
      • GMAT score 550 or higher for applicants with an undergraduate degree from the USA (SBS Admissions Exam waived if applicable)
      • Fluency in English at a TOEFL IBT level of minimum 90 or IELTS of minimum 6.5 band score (if English is not native language)
      • Applicants who meet the English level requirement are exempted from the English skills part in the SBS Admissions Exam
      • Substantial (not less than five years) experience at executive/management level
      • Successful completion of a personal interview with our Admissions Officer, either in person or by phone/Skype

      How to Apply?


      Applicants must provide the following documentation:

      Completed and duly signed application form
      Complete Curriculum Vitae indicating professional experiences
      Certified copy of bachelor’s degree
      Official academic transcripts
      A GMAT score of minimum 550(if applicable)
      Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or take the SBS Admissions Exam)
      Two reference letters (professional or academic)
      Non-refundable application fee of CHF 150.-
      One High-resolution picture (passport photo style) in .JPG, .PNG or .GIF format


      SBS Swiss Business School welcomes students who want to transfer from recognized educational institutions around the world. It is the responsibility of the student to have all official transcripts sent to the Admissions Office at SBS Swiss Business School. The admissions officer will decide on the transfer of credits based on the results of each subject. Credits can only be transferred for courses completed with grades of “B” or higher.

    • Executive MBA Program 2019-2020

      Classes are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00-18:00.

      Course Date
      Corporate Finance February 15 – 17, 2019
      Digital Marketing March 15 – 17, 2019
      Managerial Accounting April 12 – 14, 2019
      Communication and Negotiation Skills May 17 - 19, 2019
      Change Management June 14 – 16, 2019
      Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing July 12 – 14, 2019
      Managerial Economics August 16 – 18, 2019
      Leadership for Digital Transformation September 13 – 15, 2019
      Strategy and Sustainability October 18 – 20, 2019
      International Financial Management November 15 – 17, 2019
      International Business and Simulation Game Dec. 13 – 15, 2019
      Business Analytics January 17 – 19, 2020
      Statistics for Research The online course will be organized in October each year.


      Thesis Submission Deadline Friday, January 11th at 17:00
      Thesis Defense Day Friday, January 25th
      Thesis Submission Deadline Friday, August 23rd at 17:00
      Thesis Defense Day Thursday & Friday, Sept. 5th & 6th

      Download Academic Calendar

    • Course ID Course Title
      BSA 501 Business Analytics
      FIN 540 Corporate Finance
      MKT 506 Digital Marketing
      COM 507 Communication and Negotiation Skills
      ACC 500 Managerial Accounting
      CMG 501 Change Management
      ENT 540 Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing
      LDT 501 Leadership for Digital Transformation
      ECO 502 Managerial Economics
      SRS 501 Strategy and Sustainability
      FIN 525 International Financial Management
      MBG 605 International Business and Simulation Game
      STR 505 Statistics for Research: Online Course
      THE 770 Independent  Research Project
    • Tuition Fees

      Tuition fees at SBS Swiss Business School can be paid in full or in installments according to the payment plan below.

      Application fee (non-refundable) CHF 150.-
      Payment upon acceptance*: CHF 3’500.-
      Per module (12 modules in total) CHF 2’000.-

      *Part of the program tuition fees. Only refundable in case of visa rejection by the Swiss Immigration Authorities.

      • We offer a 5% discount on full payment at the start of the program.

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