Application / Admission

 

  • Because of its reputation for excellence, admission to the EMBA Program is highly selective.
  • Admission to the program is based on the candidate's application file; potentially qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  • Great importance is attributed to the quality of academic record, personal motivation and relevance of the professional experience.

Application deadline: June 1

Early bird: until March 1 (CHF 500.- reduction will apply on matriculation fee)

The Online application will be open as of 1 November


LATE APPLICATIONS

Applications received after the deadline will be subject to a late application fee (CHF 200.-). This does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Late applications may be admissible upon space availability.


ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • University Degree, or equivalent (i.e. Bac+3,... ) *
  • Pertinent work experience : 3 years minimum in a managerial role (excludes training sessions, internship)

Required skills

  • Strong command of both written and spoken English
  • Computer office tools (spreadsheet, word processor, presentation tools)
  • Basic Accounting understanding (balance sheets/income statement, P&N, EBITDA) or ability to assimilate numbers and concepts

SELECTION PROCESS

The application process includes 4 steps which normally takes 2-3 weeks:

  1. Validation of application & documents submitted online
  2. Quality of the dossier (documents sent)
  3. One-hour interview with one of the EMBA alumni for candidates whose application is approved in Steps 1 & 2. It is normally conducted in person; it may be done via skype or per arrangement, if necessary
  4. Review of validated applications and final decision by the Directing Committee

Notification is sent to candidates by email.


HOW TO APPLY

NOTE: we advise using GOOGLE CHROME when completing the online application.

The following documents must be downloaded during the application process: (we advise you to prepare the documents in pdf format -except for your photo- before your start the application process):

  • Cover Letter *
  • Letter of recommendation from your current employer *
  • Complete resume *
  • A copy of your University diploma(s) * / **
  • Copy of your University grade transcripts **
  • Copy of your Secondary Studies Diploma (High School, Maturité, Bac...)
  • Work certificates or letters from past employers *
  • A copy of your passport or ID card *
  • A copy of your "AVS" card or Health Insurance card
  • A copy of your work permit, if applicable
  • A passport / portrait photo (jpg format) - picture criteria

*  => Mandatory documents to validate your application. Click on "Submit" at the end of the application process.
** => In case of acceptance, a certified / notarized copy will be required.
No application fee is required.

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ATTENTION: The EMBA does not handle visa matters. Applicants should already hold a valid permit or be able to travel for the entire duration of their studies. 

The Swiss Immigration Law states that only individuals who wish to study full-time (min. 20 hours per week) are elligible to apply for a student visa.


ACCEPTANCE

Upon acceptance to the EMBA Program, candidates will need to do the following in order to finalize their enrollment in the EMBA:

  1. send a confirmation and settle the CHF 5'000.- registration/enrollment fee within 10 days. This fee is non-refundable.
  2. submit certified or notarized copies of their University Diplomas and transcripts to the EMBA office before the Welcome/Introduction Module.

 

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