Executive MBA

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

In order to meet these demands, we have reworked our Executive MBA program, to reinforce participants with a set of skills to identify and creatively solve problems, add value and contribute to business and organizations in ways that are not routine

Executive MBA at a glance

Part-time program

12 modules, 12 months

International Management Specialization

Once a month on campus lectures - Friday to Sunday

12 months completion period

Ongoing Enrollment

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

Learning Outcomes


Students will demonstrate an understanding of leadership and the nature of management within organizations operating in a multi-cultural environment


Students will demonstrate a high level of global mindedness


Students will exhibit a strong civic engagement and behave ethically in their community

Department Contact Info

Executive Master Of Business Administration

MBA Program Management
+41 44 880 00 88

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Mon – Fri 08:30 – 18:00

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Program Structure
Course Curriculum
Tuition Fees

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.

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, GoinGlobal and other tools are used on an individual basis.

Specialization: International Management

Mode of study: part-time (1 year)

70 ECTS / (Level / EQF 7)

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a management role
  • English Proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Successful completion of the admissions interview
  • SBS admissions exam (when applicable)
  • Minimum age required: 30 years

Required documentation for a successful Executive Master of Business Administration Application

  • Copy of Bachelor’s degree (transcript and diploma)
  • Copy of the official Bachelor transcripts (grade sheet)
  • Complete CV and work certificates indicating professional experiences and responsibilities
    • Five years of managerial experience required
  • English proficiency unless previous education was conducted in English
    • TOEFL IBT 90, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
  • GMAT Only applicable for U.S. citizens and U.S. Bachelor degrees
    • Total score of 550
  • One reference letter (professional)
  • Front-facing photograph, high quality in jpg/png/gif format
  • Scanned copy of passport or government-issued ID

The EMBA is a 12 month 12 modules program.

  • BSA501 – Business Analytics
  • CMG501 – Change Management
  • COM507 – Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • FIN540 – Corporate Finance
  • MKT506 – Digital Marketing
  • ENT540 – Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing
  • MBG605 – International Business and Simulation Game
  • FIN 525 – International Financial Management
  • LDT501 – Leadership for Digital Transformation
  • ACC 500 – Managerial Accounting
  • ECO502 – Managerial Economics
  • SRS501 – Strategy & Sustainability

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.

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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.-
Administration fee (non-refundable):CHF 3’500.-
Per module (12 modules in total):CHF 2’000.-
Online module:CHF 500.-

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

SBS Swiss Business School is a Swiss University of Applied Sciences Institute institutionally accredited in accordance with the Swiss Federal Act, HEdA. The independent higher learning institution is nationally certified and institutionally accredited. In addition, the Executive Master of Business Administration program is internationally accredited by the following professional accreditation bodies:

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SBS Experience Stories

  • My motivation to study at SBS Swiss Business School was getting an educational challenge besides a new job. I chose the EMBA Program at SBS Swiss Business School because it was an appealing program with 12 monthly courses; no traveling; top facility; lectures with commercial experience; a school with a good reputation; throughout positive references from former students. I liked that all subjects were taught in an ideal mix between theory and practical reality, spending an extended weekend per month for one course (subject), no excessive team works, very competent, and experienced lecturers. My overall experience was very exciting, instructive, energy-sapping, and demanding. Simply a great learning experience that stays unforgettable!! Absolutely recommendable!

    Marcel Stäheli
    Executive MBA Alumni
  • SBS 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 Alumni
  • I 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 Alumni
  • My 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 Alumni
  • The 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 Alumni
  • 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 T
    Ildiko Izsak

    Ildiko Izsak
    Executive MBA Alumni

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.