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Expand your management skills or brush up on the knowledge you already have. We offer the right international Executive MBA courses in business analytics, leadership and organization, corporate strategy, sales and distribution, operations, and supply chains.

Overview

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Degree
Certificate of participation for each course
University of Bern, Switzerland
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Course start
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Venues
Bern/Thun, Switzerland
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Duration
2-3 days
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Program Language
English
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Program Fees
CHF 3,500 per module
Without accreditation
CHF 4,250 per module
With accreditation (4 ECTS)

Your Benefits

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Well-aligned Curriculum

Gain insights on improving customer centricity, operational efficiency, and financial results with courses in Business Analytics, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Sales and Distribution Management to bring increased value to your organization.

International Excellence

#8
In the World for Finance

Financial Times 2020

#2
In the World for Economics

Financial Times 2020

Study Modules

Module 1 Operations & Supply Chain Management

Operations & Supply Chain Management is at the core of any organization when it comes to designing, producing and delivering products and services that satisfy external and internal customer needs. Throughout the course, you will develop an understanding of the complex and crucial interactions between operations and other functions, particularly marketing and finance. You will identify effective measures to improve operational performance and show how this in turn improves the organization’s financial results.

Module 2 Business Analytics

Data has become an essential asset for companies to be able to operate and compete effectively. In fact, four of the six top companies in market valuation – Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook, and Alibaba – base their business models exclusively on the use of data to optimize advertising. Moreover, SMEs are starting to benefit substantially from analyzing data about their operations, finances, clients, and employees. It is therefore essential that business managers understand data as a production factor and know how to extract the value it contains. Therefore, this course introduces data as a production factor, explains its unique attributes (what makes this factor of production different from others), and examines how data can transform existing organizations and give rise to new business models. Once students understand data as a production factor, this course shows them how to generate insights and gain value from it by means of various analytical and graphic tools.

Module 3 Leadership & Organization

This course will help you to understand yourself better through your own assessments and reflections and will encourage you to engage with your peers to self-reflect and exchange feedback. The ultimate aim of the course is for you to build on strengths and compensate for weaknesses so that you can lead your peers, teams, and organizations to your full potential. We will focus on the following:

  • Self-awareness
  • Personality and leadership
  • Managing the dynamics of power
  • Using power for leadership
  • Interpersonal influence
  • Difficult conversations
  • Feedback giving
  • Leading cross culturally
  • Leading virtually
  • Leading digital transformation
Module 4 Sales & Distribution Management

This course is designed with the objective of understanding distribution channels and how organizations can leverage them to create value, differentiate themselves in their markets, and gain a competitive advantage. Product proliferation, media fragmentation, intermediary power, e-commerce, omnichannel strategy, among other things, have converged to place a premium on effective channel design and management. The success of Apple, Alibaba, Amazon, Coupang, Mercado Libre, Rakuten, Reliance, Walmart, BlaBlaCar, Uber, Grab, Airbnb, Expedia, etc., indicates that careful attention to distribution can be tremendously rewarding. The course covers channel issues that are internal (salesforce management, account management, sales-marketing-organization interface) and external (retailing, wholesaling, trade relationships, channel conflict, channel coordination) to a firm. The contexts used to explore these issues are a mix of B2B and B2C settings. At the end of the course, you will be able to appreciate the complexity and central role of the sales and distribution functions and the vital part they play in implementing the marketing strategy.

Module 5 Corporate Strategy

Strategic management takes the perspective of the general manager involved with managing a business unit in its totality. The course focuses on the underlying conditions that permit a firm to develop, sustain, and capture the value of a superior strategic position. At the end of the course, you will have gained an actionable understanding of the strategy concept, enabling you to participate confidently in the strategic dialogue within your organization.

Program Details

Modules, Dates & Professors
Operations & Supply Chain Management
11.10. – 26.10.2024
Robert Boute
Professor Robert Boute
Vlerick Management School, Belgium
Business Analytics
27.10. – 11.11.2023
Leadership & Organization
11.01. – 13.01.2024
Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus
Professor Claudia Peus
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Sales & Distribution Management
26.01. – 10.10.2024
Corporate Strategy
23.02. – 16.03.2024
Filip Caeldries
Professor Filip Caeldries
TIAS Business School, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Please note that courses and dates can be subjects to change.

Target Audience/Requirements

Classes are made up of executives and leaders whose backgrounds include finance, manufacturing, business administration, IT, engineering, law, medicine, and other fields.

To qualify for the program, we ask that you have:

  • A university degree (or equivalent) and at least five years of management experience (as a project or line manager)
    or
    Over ten years of management and leadership experience in lieu of academic qualifications
  • Middle or senior management experience with the potential for taking on increased responsibilities within the organization
  • A convincing character and the ability to work in a team
  • The ability to set priorities to successfully balance your job, studies, and personal life
  • Fluency in English
Program Fees

Program fees (3,500 CHF without accreditation, 4,250 CHF with accreditation) are invoiced in one installment. It includes tuition, all required books and materials, lunches, refreshments on regular class days in Switzerland, matriculation, and exams. It does not include accommodation in Bern or Thun.

Application/Registration
Please apply after having spoken with one of our recruiters.
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Step 1
Online Application

Should your profile match our program requirements, please complete online application form directly. We require you to submit the following and tick all confirmation boxes in the tool:

  • Portrait photo
  • CV/Resume
  • Official diploma and transcripts

Once you have filled out your application, a member of our consulting team will be in touch with you.

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Step 2
Payment & Preparation for Program Start

Upon acceptance to the program, we will send you a letter of acceptance and ask you to pay the program fee of CHF 3,500 to complete the process. Once we receive your payment, we will send you further information to help you prepare for the program start.

Class Statistics

In our classes, we seek to combine a diversity of profiles to provide you with the most beneficial classroom experience and professional network possible. Here you can find the statistics of a typical class.

Origin

Functional Background

Industry Background

Gender
(female students)
Average
Age
Average
Work Experience
Average
Management Experience
23% 39 16 9

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Modular EMBA

To provide you with additional flexibility, we offer a modular version of our EMBA. You have the option of beginning with a Certificate or Diploma of Advanced Studies (CAS or DAS) and pursuing the rest of the EMBA within five years. It is also possible to complete a certificate or diploma without continuing further EMBA studies.

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