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

In order to meet these demands, we have reworked our Executive MBA program, with major in international management to give participants a set of tools to identify and creatively solve problems, add value and contribute in ways that are not routine.

Executive MBA at a glance

Part-time program

12 modules, 12 months

International Management Major

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

Department Contact Info

Executive Master Of Business Administration

Izabela Karanfiloska
Head of Master Programs
+41 44 880 00 88
[email protected]


Flughafenstrasse 3
8302, Kloten-Zürich
Switzerland

Mon – Fri 08:30 – 18:00

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Program Structure
Admissions
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, MBA-Exchange and other tools are used on an individual basis.

  • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor) from a recognized university or equivalent
  • Successful completion of SBS Admissions Exam
  • GMAT score 550 or higher for applicants with an undergraduate degree from the USA (SBS Admissions Exam waived if applicable)
  • Fluency in English at a TOEFL IBT level of minimum 90 or IELTS of minimum 6.5 band score (if English is not native language)
  • Applicants who meet the English level requirement are exempted from the English skills part in the SBS Admissions Exam
  • Substantial (not less than five years) experience at executive/management level
  • Successful completion of a personal interview with our Admissions Officer, either in person or by phone/Skype

The EMBA is a 12 month 12 modules program.


  • Module 1: Business Analytics
  • Module 2: Corporate Finance
  • Module 3: Digital Marketing
  • Module 4: Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Module 5: Managerial Accounting
  • Module 6: Change Management
  • Module 7: Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing
  • Module 8: Leadership for Digital Transformation
  • Module 9: Managerial Economics
  • Module 10: Strategy and Sustainability
  • Module 11: International Financial Management
  • Module 12: International Business and Simulation Game

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.-

*Administration Fee: CHF3, 500.- (One-time fee, refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

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

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Classes are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00-18:00. 

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SBS Experience Stories

  • 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
  • The different courses were carried out by excellent professors with high academic and practical knowledge and contact with both teaching staff and administration was always a positive experience. The executive MBA program has definitely added value to my marketability and has been a great experience.

    Vivien Grajz
    Executive MBA
  • Thank you for the beautiful graduation day, and once again thank you for everything. It has been a very interesting and fruitful journey.

    Alessandro Castagnetti
    Executive MBA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The SBS Swiss Business School program provided me with a solid foundation for a future in management in a constantly changing global business environment.

    Richard Ernst
    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.

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