MSc in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs

AIPMO has partnered with the SBS Swiss Business School to offer the first MSc in the world for professionals who need to understand Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs.

SBS Swiss Business School is one of the top business schools in Switzerland. The MSc in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs has been created by AIPMO and the program is jointly delivered by professors from both AIPMO and the SBS Swiss Business School.

This unique program uses the top professors in the world to deliver project, leadership and PMOs modules. Professor Ralf Müller, Professor Aaron Shenhar and Professor Robert Joslin teach alongside SBS Swiss Business School professors.

The SBS Swiss Business School Master of Science (MSc) in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs is a part-time, one-year, 90-ECTS program, which provides an in-depth examination of global strategy, PMOs, projects, programs and portfolios ranging from complexity, mega projects, competencies to cross-cultural leadership. The language of instruction is English.

The SBS Swiss Business School MSc in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs is a direct-entry program requiring no previous professional or work experience. Its utilizes an innovative approach to team-based learning which reflects today’s progressive workplace. The SBS Swiss Business School and AIPMO’s joint MSc will open the door to the international career opportunities by allowing you to understand, create and lead complex operational and project related areas at the highest levels.

Aside from the regular in-class sessions and coursework, SBS Swiss Business School also arranges for its students, value-added activities including CV Writing and HR Workshops; Guest Speakers; Language Lessons; Company Visits; Career Opportunities, and more. Students benefit from these activities by learning more about industries, companies and business practices that are involved in these events, and through extending their networks and realizing opportunities that are in line with their career goals.

The SBS Swiss Business School’s joint MSc is a one year program:

First Year

In a years’ time, students will complete the academic courses and studies. This period concludes with the submission and defense of a thesis in front of a panel jury. Students are encouraged to choose a business-related subject linked to their prospective career. This project is mentored by an SBS Swiss Business School approved supervisor or instructor.

Students that have taken and successfully passed AIPMO’s Master certification (IPMO-M) will receive 3 credits to the MSc.

Students who successfully complete the academic and professional experience requirements will be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs from the SBS Swiss Business School and accredited by AIPMO.

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  • Design transnational strategies for both strategic formulation and strategic execution
  • Understand the complexities and challenge of the project to world and know how to navigate through the necessary complexity of portfolio and program management
  • Learn the frameworks and approach to design and establish the production side of the project world from the perspective in Enterprise PMOs

Program Location

  • SBS Swiss Business School
    Flughafenstrasse 3
    CH-8302 Kloten-Zurich

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor) from a recognized university or equivalent
  • Successful completion of SBS Admissions Exam
  • Fluency in English: TOEFL IBT 90 or better, IELTS 6.5 band score or better (if English is not your native language)
  • Successful completion of a personal interview with our Admissions Officer, either in person or by phone/Skype

Work experience is not compulsory. Students from all backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Final Thesis

Students are encouraged to choose a subject linked to their future career. The project is conducted under the supervision of a lecturer.

Program Structure

Term 1

  • PRM504 - Project Management competencies
  • MAC510 - International Accounting and FSA
  • MOB502 - Sustainable Leadership and Organization
  • PRM507 - Enterprise PMOs

Term 2

  • MCN520 - Cross-Cultural Communication
  • MET590 - Entrepreneurship and Innnovation
  • PRM511 - Project, Program, Portfolio frameworks/governance structures
  • MHR530 - Human Resource Management

Term 3

  • MSN500 - Strategic Management
  • PRM525 - Complexity and Mega Projects
  • PRM700 - Business Intelligence
  • PRM720 - Applied Project Management

Term 4

  • RES502 - Workshops, Forums, Seminar
  • THE700 - Research Methods in Management
  • MBG601 - Business Project Game
  • THE755 - Independent Research Project

Academic Calendars

MSc Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020

How to Apply

Interested in the Master of Science in International Business at SBS Swiss Business School?

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(Note: only online applicants are considered)

Applicants must provide the following documentation:

  1. Completed and duly signed application form
  2. Complete curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Certified copy of bachelor’s degree
  4. Official academic transcripts
  5. Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent)
  6. Two reference letters (professional or academic)
  7. Non-refundable application fee of chf 150. -
  8. One high-resolution picture (passport photo style) in .JPG, .PNG, or .GIF format

Tuition Fees

Application fee CHF 150.-
Payment upon acceptance* CHF 3‘500.-
Per Term (4 Terms) CHF 6'500.-
Total tuition fees CHF 29‘650.-

*Part of the program tuition fees. Only refundable in case of Student Visa rejection by the Swiss Immigration Authorities

These prices are valid from 01.05.2017

Program Manager

  • Klauser Franziska

    Ms. Franziska Klauser

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