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IMD Business School:
IMD Business School, located on the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland, is one of the world’s top ranked business schools offering over 20 open-enrollment executive development programs, including intensive MBA and Executive MBA programs, as well as company-specific partnership programs. We offer pioneering and collaborative solutions to your business requirements and encourage an open attitude towards learning and growth. Our expert Faculty delivers cutting-edge knowledge based on relevant, innovative and rigorous research. Our unique real world, real learning approach enables executives to immediately apply new insights. By challenging boundaries, together we can redefine ambitions and realize performance breakthroughs.

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IMD MBA Program (Duration 1 year):
Top executives of leading multinational companies tell us clearly: they need leaders, not managers. The single aim of the IMD MBA program is to develop these leaders.

Content Overview:
The program starts with business fundamentals, e.g. accounting, finance, marketing and operations. This helps you to understand the functional areas of the organization and how they work together. The second half of the year is highly project-based, allowing advanced application of the fundamentals to real leadership situations with a strong sense of ethics. In addition to core courses such as finance and marketing, learn what it takes to:
- Lead multinational workforces
- Communicate with stakeholders
- Develop creative solutions to business issues

Learning Methods:
Based on IMD’s ‘Real World. Real Learning.’ approach, the MBA will help you realise your leadership potential through:
- Case study discussions
- Unique leadership exercises
- Hands-on projects
- International networks
- Intensive personal coaching


IMD Executive MBA (EMBA):
IMD’s Executive MBA program is a rigorous, modular MBA, comprised of four major elements: business fundamentals, globalization, company-based assignments and execution.

Content:
There are 6 modules which can be completed in as little as 16 months or spread over 3 years or more. The total time you'll be out of the office is 16.5 weeks. The first two modules of the Executive MBA take place in the Program for Executive Development (PED). You can complete the first two modules over ten consecutive weeks, or with a break of three, six or twelve months between modules. You can then start the third module, your gateway to the remainder of the program, in November of the following year. During the Executive MBA you will:
- Build business fundamentals
- Develop high performance leadership
- Live globalization
- Put learning into action
- Mastering the future


Open Enrollment Programs:
- Top Management Programs
- General Management Programs
- Orchestrating Winning Performance
- Leadership Programs
- Execution Capability Programs


Family Business Programs:
The Family Business Center is unique in being able to assist families with governance, role and relationship issues as well as with their specific challenges of business renewal and continuity. IMD has designed and delivered customized private programs to a number of leading family businesses around the world.


Partnership Programs:
Partnership is not measured by the number of days of program delivery. It is much more than that. At IMD, we can help you to:
- redefine what matters most in your organization;
- design effective, powerful and engaging learning initiatives;
- accelerate your strategy execution work;
- develop networks across your organization.

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DCT International Hotel & Business School
Courses / Programs
DCT International Hotel & Business School in Switzerland is located in the charming village of Vitznau, directly on the shores of the famous Lake Lucerne, just 20 Km from the city of Lucerne.

All of the DCT professional staff are highly qualified and have extensive international experience in the hotel and business fields and in the fields of Culinary Arts and Culinary Management.

DCT offers the Completion of Foundation in Foundation in European Cuisine (FEC) (A beginning course for students with no background in classical Gourmet cuisine); European Gourmet Cuisine (EGC) (a combination of theory and practical hands-on lab work, preparing the finest gourmet dishes in the classical European tradition); European Pastry & Chocolate (EPC) (all aspects of the pastry kitchen are covered, following the tradition of the world-famous Swiss pastry chefs).
European Pastry & Chocolate (EPC), Foundation in European Cuisine (FEC), European Gourmet Cuisine (EGC), plus 4 Management subjects: Bar & Beverage Management, Restaurant Management Theory, Food & Beverage Management, Human Resource Management - Operations.
Swiss Finance Institute
Courses / Programs
Based in both Zurich and Geneva, Swiss Finance Institute is a private foundation created by Switzerland's banking and finance community in co-operation with leading Swiss universities to support and advance research & executive education in banking and finance. As one of the major European providers of advanced executive education in banking and finance and delivering world-class research, the institute offers a wide variety of high-quality international and national executive education programmes including an executive MBA in Asset & Wealth Management taught in English, a PhD programme and more.

Established in 2006, the institute emerged from the integration of three of the most important Swiss financial institutes: The International Center FAME for Financial Asset Management and Engineering in Geneva, the Swiss Banking School in Zurich and the Stiftung Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

Swiss Finance Institute combines state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in management with practical experience and insights into the functioning of the financial sector. Students are exposed to the latest developments within the most important business areas & technology of the sector.
Executive Education programmes:
- Master programme: Dual Degree Executive MBA in Asset and Wealth Management (in English)
- Senior Management programme in Banking (in English)
- Advanced Executive programme (in German)
- Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Banking (in German)
- Financial Asset Management and Engineering programme (FAME)
- International Private Banking & Wealth Management Retreat
- PhD programme in Finance
- Private Banking – Cross Border Activities (Workshop)
BSL - Business School Lausanne
Courses / Programs
Business School Lausanne (BSL), a leading innovator in business education with entrepreneurial spirit, is committed to practical and pragmatic learning. The school ranked among the Top 3 Swiss business schools in a recent employer choice study, conducted by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd 2010).

BSL takes a pragmatic approach to learning by applying theory to practice and is backed by a multidisciplinary faculty of business professionals. BSL attracts students from around the world, creating a multicultural environment of more than 40 nationalities. Studying at BSL is an interactive and engaging learning experience. Established in 1987, BSL is a co-founder of the World Business School Council of Sustainable Business.
- Accelerated 2 - year BBA with an internship option (3 years)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
- Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
- MSc in Finance with CFA preparation
- Master in International Business (MIB)
- MSc in Global Marketing
- MSc in Management
- MSc in Luxury Management
- Diploma in Sustainable Business - executive 1-year program with a joint degree by BSL and University of St. Gallen
Lausanne Hotel School
Courses / Programs
Located in Lausanne, a beautiful city which lies on Lake Geneva in Western Switzerland, The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is a leading hospitality school which is part of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland. EHL is an international, bilingual school that offers hotel management and hospitality programmes in both English and French.

We provide the solid management education of a top business school while basing our programmes on our own unique educational philosophy: Hospitality management as both a science and an art. We are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Founded a hundred and fifteen years ago the school has never ceased to grow and innovate. During this time, the hospitality industry too has greatly evolved. It is now the fastest-growing economic sector in the world and is reaching out into many new business areas.

In response to these rapid changes, EHL continually evaluates and updates its programmes to correspond to new industry needs. With more than a century of experience, EHL is steeped in rich traditions yet a visit to the school reveals a young, dynamic institution with ultra-modern facilities.
- 4-year Bachelor of Science in Hospitality

- 2-year Hotel Management Diploma

- 14-month Master in Hospitality

* Programmes are offered in English and French.

* All EHL programmes strike a careful balance between the science and art of hospitality management.

* Students learn the hard financial and business aspects of hotel management as well as practical and professional experience.
EU Business School - Geneva & Montreux
Courses / Programs
• Established in 1973, EU Business School (EU) is an international, triple-accredited business school that provides business administration, management, and finance programs taught in English at undergraduate and graduate level.

• EU campuses in Switzerland are located in Geneva & Montreux.

• Taught by international faculty who are experts in their fields, our practical and hands-on Bachelor and Masters programs include management theory and case studies.

• We offer high quality teaching, a competitive learning environment and a network of campuses in different countries. This broad network allows students to participate in inter-campus exchanges in: Spain, Switzerland, Germany, UK, USA, Russia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia & Taiwan.

• We combine the U.S. university model with top European management practices to provide our students with the necessary tools to be successful in the international business world.

• Geneva is a truly international city making it an ideal place to study international management. The city is host to the United Nations, and many multinationals are located in the region due to the excellent logistical network and central location of Geneva at the heart of Europe, one hour by air from major European cities.

• A one hour drive from Geneva, Montreux is located on the shores of Lake Geneva crowned by the Alps.

Testimonial:

"EU not only met my expectations, it even surpassed them. I feel I made the right choice and I would recommend it to anyone."
- Antonella, Argentina
Bachelor’s Degree Programs:
• BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
• Business Foundation (BF)
• Business Management
• Digital Media Management
• Communication & PR
• Finance
• International Relations
• Marketing..

MBA Degree Specializations:
• Design Management
• E-Business
• Entrepreneurship
• Banking & Finance
• International Business
• International Marketing
• Leadership
• Sports Management

Doctorate Program:
• Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Online Business Programs:
• MBA
• Masters Programs
• Executive BBA

All degree programs are taught in English
IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland
Courses / Programs
IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland is a leading hotel management school in Switzerland offering a selection of internationally-recognised certificate, diploma and bachelor degree programs in the areas of tourism, hospitality, culinary arts and events management, as well as MBA programs. Our highly specialized hospitality and tourism management institution provides opportunities for talented individuals from around the world to take up professional positions in the world’s largest industry. The language of instruction is English.

IMI is located in Lucerne in north-central Switzerland (a German-speaking region of Switzerland), ideally situated only an hour's drive from Zurich, in the centre of Europe. The closest international airport is in Zurich, with connections to cities around the world. Lucerne is served by excellent road and rail links, and just 180km from Geneva and 65km from Berne.

IMI has various accreditations, memberships and validation agreements. At IMI, all our courses are validated by our British academic partner, Manchester Metropolitan University. This ensures the highest quality assurance standards are met.

Student Testimonial:
"I learned more in these 6 months..than I learned in my 4 years at a top hospitality university in the USA. The MBA program has fully prepared me to be a leader in the industry..I HIGHLY recommend IMI as the Hospitality University of choice."
- Leslie, USA
* Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Hotel Management; International Tourism & Events Management & more

* Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Mgmt

* Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management; IMI Luzern MBA 

* IMI Higher Diploma Courses

* Diploma in International Hotel & Tourism Mgmt

* Certificate in International Hotel & Tourism Mgmt