More Than 30 Years of Experience in Executive Education in Switzerland
Rochester-Bern organizes a variety of educational programs for individuals and companies, which can earn degrees from either or both of the partner universities.
The University of Rochester was founded in 1850 and is among the leading private institutions of higher learning in the United States. Rochester faculty and alumni/-ae have included 13 Nobel Prize winners and 13 Pulitzer Prize winners.
The Simon Business School is one of the seven schools at the University of Rochester. It is named after William E. Simon, a financial entrepreneur and former U.S. Treasury Secretary, who believed strongly in the principles and ideals of the school.
The Rochester-Bern Executive MBA program, as part of the Simon Business School, carries with it the reputation of one of the world’s top graduate business schools, which has awarded MBA degrees since 1962. It has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1966.
The University of Bern was founded in 1834 and is one of ten universities in Switzerland. It consists of eight faculties and has a distinguished reputation in economics.
The cooperation with the University of Rochester dates back to the well-known monetarist Karl Brunner who worked at both universities in the early 1970s. The founder of the Rochester-Bern Executive MBA is Claudio Loderer, former Director of the Institute for Financial Management at the University of Bern and former student of Karl Brunner – with a Ph.D. from Rochester.
Discover why the University of Bern wants to strengthen its international relations and why RoBe is part of it.
Foundation board members are business leaders or academics; they do not have any financial stake in the program. The foundation’s activities are monitored by an advisory board of alumni/-ae that provides guidance and support.
As of 2021, the foundation board consists of the following members:
(Simon Business School) since 1996