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13.06.2018

你 好 - nĭ hăo! EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

The company I work for recently bought the majority of a joint venture in China - for me, the class week in Shanghai was a great opportunity to dive deeper into Chinese culture and learn more about the Chinese economy.

07.06.2018

RoBe in Hong Kong: Stop Fighting the Alligators 

"Why don't we do the things we know we should be doing?" It’s a question that Richard Jolly, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School (LBS) asks the Rochester-Bern executive class on the 11th floor of an office building overlooking the Hong Kong strait and Kowloon bay. 

02.06.2018

Media release: 23rd EMBA graduation for Rochester-Bern students 

Today, Rochester-Bern Executive Programs are going to celebrate the 23rd graduation of the Executive MBA program, where graduates are awarded the degrees MBA by the University of Rochester and Executive MBA by the Universität Bern. For more information, kindly find the media release below.

02.03.2018

Goodbye Thun – we are ready for the last EMBA challenges! EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

The last weekend in Thun is approaching. Will it be business as usual? Well, everything looks like a normal class weekend: the morning transfer with the Hotel Seepark shuttle bus, the obligatory arrival selfie; enjoying a first coffee and a petite appetizing croissant in front of your classroom; reunion with your classmates - chatting, joking, feeling happy.

18.01.2018

Getting excited about the idea of starting with an EMBA program? Your employer might have mixed feelings about it… EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

I did a little survey about the support Class 23 students received from their employers. Here is the outcome.

10.01.2018

A warm welcome to the new EMBA class 24! 

This year, the yearly RoBe fondue event took place at the Restaurant Burehuus in Thun.

05.12.2017

It’s Capstone Project pitching time! EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

The Rochester-Bern EMBA is not only about theoretical learnings, interesting and challenging classes and exams. During the next months, we will challenge ourselves with a totally different task. The so-called “Capstone Projects” are launched!

23.11.2017

Executive MBA Class 23: Mastering Future Changes 

During the “Transition Day” on November 11, 2017 in Thun the EMBA class 23 and invited alumni gained insights into the most relevant topics of today’s business world – sustainability, digitalization, change and leadership. Four renowned speakers from academia, consulting and the corporate environment shared their expertise.

17.11.2017

On the Trail of James Bond - Rochester-Bern Executive MBA company-visit 

As part of the course “Operations Management” taught by Prof. Dr. Robert Boute, Rochester-Bern Executive MBA students of class 23 (2017/18) visited the OMEGA SA headquarters in Biel/Bienne. OMEGA’s recently opened production building was the perfect showcase for supply chain management.

06.11.2017

Transition Day: Change – Digitalization – Sustainability – Leadership 

«Challenges and opportunities for today’s executives»  How do you navigate change successfully? What does top management need to know about digitalization to steer their company accordingly? What is the philosophy of sustainable management? How do you position yourself strategically in a fast moving world?

27.10.2017

Changing your job during the EMBA program – about challenges, concerns and taking chances - EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

In one of my last blog entries I wrote about driving changes in your life and that I was surprised, how many of my classmates strive for a change in their professional career – do you remember? But is it really a good idea to change your job during the program?

25.10.2017

UBS WM Master Class 9: Course 2 'Finance and Innovation' in Singapore 

Why are financial statements, their correct analysis and accounting principles important? What is the impact of balance sheet management to UBS? How do we analyse other companies?

25.09.2017

Congratulations to our new alumni! 

We celebrate another RoBe graduation and 19 new alumni - this time in Singapore!

19.09.2017

Are you a teamplayer? EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

Some people think there are plenty of reasons not to like teamwork. And this opinion is sometimes quite comprehensible: think about being forced to work with a narcissist or someone without appropriate social behavior. These are probably rather unpleasant perspectives for successful…

23.08.2017

A reunion, a wedding and a cervelat instead of Rio - EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

To be honest, two weeks ago, I was not very enthusiastic about going back to school again. After spending a couple of warm summer days in Austria, I arrived in class in an easy-going summer holiday mode. Relaxing in the sun, enjoying BBQ evenings and doing some sports were my daily activities. But certainly no thought was given to Valuation, Financing or Capital Markets…

18.07.2017

Educational Journey to the Silicon Valley 

During the past 6 days, Rochester-Bern Executive MBA alumni and students have spent an exciting time in and around Silicon Valley to enhance their knowledge about latest technology trends.

10.07.2017

Take your time to discover Rochester, the State of New York and the American Way of Life - EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

In my last blog, I told you about a typical school day in the Simon Business School catacombs, the old gym smell, challenging topics and our professors as well as about a couple of adventures we did during our Rochester summer. Do you remember? Well today I am going to tell you what we did in our spare time…

06.07.2017

UBS WM Master – welcome new class 9 (2017/2018) 

Newly formed Class 9 started their WM Master journey a few weeks ago. Their first course focused on strategy and marketing. 33 participants from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, Spain and Switzerland joined together for an intensive week filled with academic insights from Rochester-Bern professors - Filip Caeldries (Strategy) and David Arnold (Marketing) - together with a number UBS best practioners.

24.06.2017

Media release: 22nd EMBA graduation for Rochester-Bern students 

Today, Rochester-Bern Executive Programs are going to celebrate the 22nd graduation of the Executive MBA program, where graduates are awarded the degrees MBA by the University of Rochester and Executive MBA by the Universität Bern. For more information, kindly find the media release below.

21.06.2017

Time to study full time - be prepared to engage in a new experience! EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

"Let me begin with how I imagined the stay in Rochester would be: hot and sunny summer days, refreshing university halls, fascinating lectures and interesting discussions, BBQs at night and time to discover the state of New York. As you can imagine, this is not what we did..." Find out what the Rochester-Bern team was up to overseas.

29.05.2017

Welcome to paradise - a very warm welcome to Rochester. EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

After a long and tiring nine hours intercontinental flight from Frankfurt to Toronto, I was happy to see the familiar faces of my classmates. They travelled from Zürich to Toronto and we met in Toronto at customs. The entry with our F1 VISA worked without any difficulty. Waiting at the gate for our connecting flight to Rochester we started joking about the airplane which was supposed to bring us safely over Lake Ontario. Some of our classmates, who had already arrived in Rochester told us a couple of scary stories, but we felt very comfortable: this aircraft can’t be that bad – right?

23.05.2017

Earth to class: About unique professors and their diversity... EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

“Many thanks for returning”, Professor Karl Schmedders typically welcomes us at the beginning of every statistics lesson with this short sentence. Maybe he experienced that students don’t return to his class? Well, at a first glance the course outline sounds not very attractive: binomial distribution, confidence intervals, hypothesis test, multiple regression – lots of data, formulas and different variables.

12.05.2017

Wealth Management Master Impact: Cracking the employee (motivation) code 

We want to realize your full potential. For the Master Thesis, we ask Wealth Management Master participants to step back from their daily activities, research a relevant business challenge and work out genuine solutions to turn the challenge into opportunity.

03.05.2017

Rochester is calling - Let’s get our visas! /
EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

It feels like yesterday that we started with the EMBA preparation courses. I didn’t know any of my future class- and teammates and had uncertain feelings about going back to school again. And now we are already eight weekends into the program and only one month short of going to Rochester, USA! ...

11.04.2017

Is it all about Superwomen and Supermen? /
EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

As promised, today is all about the fundamentals of creating proper learning conditions: the EMBA student survival kit to perform in the program and master the upcoming challenges...

04.04.2017

It’s all about creativity – a day in an EMBA student’s life /
EMBA Class 23 student’s blog for all prospective students 

“We will arrive in Thun main station” – a short clicking noise and the gentle voice in the loudspeaker falls silent again. It is Thursday evening, 9pm - cold, rainy, and dark outside. I stash the financial accounting book in my handy red carry-on bag and grab my coat, cap and gloves. I’m thinking about taking a taxi for a second, instead of waiting for the next bus – a short drive in a comfortable car - it could be so relaxing…

22.03.2017

Congratulations to Fresenius Medical Care graduates  

On Thursday, the participants of the 2nd Business Management Program took the last step towards their general management degree from Universität Bern, and therewith another milestone on their educational path. The Fresenius Medical Care product managers presented their in-house development projects to a jury including senior management and were evaluated from academic and business perspective based on the added value for the company as well as project management and presentation skills.

10.02.2017

RoBe – There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch /
EMBA Class 23 student's blog for all prospective students 

What a start! After the first two course weekends it is obvious: this program is not only supposed to change the way you think, this program changes your complete daily business as well. Theory and knowledge of managerial economics or financial accounting, our first two courses, are almost omnipresent. During breakfast you think about opportunity costs – do you prefer eating a croissant rather than a toast?

06.02.2017

RoBe – The inside story /
EMBA Class 23 student's blog for all prospective students 

Considering a further education? Wondering what the Rochester-Bern EMBA (RoBe) can offer? Concerned about the unknown? Why not take advantage of the opportunity to see beyond the sales literature and into the classroom? – I am about to embark on the life-changing journey of the Rochester-Bern EMBA and if you decide to follow my blog for the next 18 months, you will be privy to a birds-eye view!

16.11.2016

CV checks at the event «Lange Nacht der Karriere» 

Is there a difference in how I should structure my CV when applying in the US compared to Switzerland? What is the best structure for a CV? How much information do I need to provide to potential employers? 

16.09.2016

First graduates of UBS/Rochester-Bern Master in Wealth Management Program from Asia Pacific announced 

The first graduates of the Master in Wealth Management Program from Asia Pacific were announced at a ceremony at UBS's Business University. The 16 graduates were officially conferred with dual degrees – a Master of Science in Wealth Management from the Simon Business School at University of Rochester, and a Master of Advanced Studies in Finance from the University of Bern.

09.09.2016

The EMBA class 22 concludes an industrious framework this summer at the University of Rochester 

While the Simon Business School might have been under heavy renovations, the Simon faculty and EMBA class 22 equally hammered away another successful summer program. (by EMBA student Noel Matos)

07.07.2016

Rochester-Bern Professor Karl Schmedders wins «Best Teacher Award» 

A recent graduate of the Executive MBA explains why she thinks Karl Schmedders has won the award. We asked Prof. Schmedders what this awards means to him and what message he wants to give students of his classes. Watch the video!

05.07.2016

The Executive MBA class 22 arrives to the warm reception of the University of Rochester 

In the second week of June, the students of Class 22 made their way via New York, Toronto and Massachusetts to begin their summer program in Rochester. Greeted by the University of Rochester staff and some of their fellow MBA students, the scene was set for a successful start. (by EMBA student Noel Matos)

24.06.2016

Media release: 21st EMBA graduation for Rochester-Bern students 

Today, Rochester-Bern Executive Programs are going to celebrate the 21st graduation of the Executive MBA program.

22.04.2016

Rochester-Bern: China Seminar 2016 

Three things have fascinated me the most during our recent China seminar: the continued dynamics of the economy (1), the inventiveness of the Chinese people (2), and the dedication of both people and government (3). Still, there are quite some challenges to address in the years to come (4).

15.03.2016

«Das Leben ist eine Kette von Erfahrungen», Basler Zeitung (12.03.2016) 

Interview mit Michael Bögli, Student des UBS Master in Wealth Management, in der Basler Zeitung.

28.01.2016

A warm welcome to Executive MBA class 22! 

The students of class 22 have begun their studies. We are very happy to accompany and support them through this rewarding and challenging time, and wish them a successful start!


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