The flexible Executive MBA

Rochester-Bern also offers a more flexible way to complete the MBA/EMBA degree allowing more leeway. Our flexible Executive MBA consists of three parts which together form the regular part-time EMBA. The quality, the professors and the care we offer to our students throughout the duration of their studies stay the same – the benefit is solely our student's.

 

More flexibility

Two of the three parts can be attended individually and be finished with a Diploma of Advanced Studies degree. The third part is reserved for EMBA students only. Once a participant has successfully attended all three parts, he/she is awarded with the MBA/EMBA degree. The idea behind this structure is to allow our students to plan more flexibly. They can complete single courses allowing the studies to be individually adapted to the student's life and job instead of the students having to adapt to a mandatory framework.

Module 1: DAS in Finance

The degree program «DAS in Finance» conveys a comprehensive understanding of the principles of financial management. It is the first part of the flexible Executive MBA. The following courses are part of it: 

  • Managerial economics
  • Financial accounting
  • Economic environment
  • Managerial data analysis and forecasting
  • Valuation I and II
  • Corporate financial policy
     

Each course includes team projects as well as homework assignments and a mid-term and/or final exam. It takes seven months of study (January to May and August to September; every other Friday/Saturday) and leads to 30 ECTS points.  

Module 2: DAS in General Management

The degree program «DAS in General Management» conveys a comprehensive understanding of the principles of management. It is the last part of the flexible Executive MBA (after the Rochester summer). The following courses are part of it:

  • Economics of international business
  • Operations management
  • HR management & leadership
  • Marketing management
  • Strategic marketing
  • Corporate strategy
     

Each course includes team projects as well as homework assignments and a final exam/paper. It takes seven months of study (September to March; every other Friday/Saturday) and leads to 30 ECTS points.

A general understanding of accounting, statistics and valuation is required.

Module 3: International trips and business plan workshop

(reserved for EMBA participants only)
 

This module of the EMBA program includes two mandatory international trips (4 weeks in Rochester and 1 week in China), an optional study trip to Silicon Valley, as well as the concluding Capstone project as part of the course Innovation management & entrepreneurial thinking.
 

The following courses are part of it:

  • Innovation Management & entrepreneurial thinking * (CH)
  • Entrepreneurial Inspiration & Corporate Innovation (optional)
  • Organization theory & control (US)
  • Capital markets (US)
  • Managerial accounting (US)
  • Management in transition economies (China)
  • Optional: Silicon Valley trip (US)
    * including business plan workshop and Capstone project

 

Each course includes team projects as well as homework assignments and a final exam/paper. It takes 8 months to study (the course in Switzerland every other Friday/Saturday in May 2017, November 2017 to January 2018 and presentations in May 2018; Rochester stay from May to June 2017, Silicon Valley in June 2017, Shanghai trip in April 2018) and they lead to 30 ECTS points.

These courses can only be offered to participants who have signed up for the entire flexible EMBA program (= modules 1, 2 and 3) and have already successfully completed the first 4 courses of the DAS in Finance.

They lead to 30 ECTS points.

Flexible Executive MBA - Timeline

Contact

Daniela Flowerday
EMBA Director
phone +41 31 631 34 56

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You are welcome to join our EMBA Open Days on regular classes to get an insider's view.


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