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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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Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS)
Courses / Programs
Located in Luzern in north-central Switzerland, Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) is an accredited hospitality management school. We offer high-quality undergraduate diploma and degree courses in the fields of hospitality management and culinary management as well as an MBA in Hospitality and Global Management to students from Switzerland and around the world.

BHMS is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland chain of schools which is a world-renowned learning organisation, with specialisation in hotel management being offered exclusively at BHMS in Luzern. Here, a selected group of approximately 200 students per year have the opportunity to prepare themselves for the hospitality opportunities available in the world's fastest growing market and career segment - the Service Sector.

Switzerland is perfectly situated in the centre of Europe, bordered by France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein, and is an internationally recognized destination for students seeking top quality education in Business & Hospitality Management. Luzern is conveniently located less than a 1 hour drive from Zurich and approximately 2.5 hours drive from Geneva.
Culinary Management Programs
- Diploma in Culinary Management (6-12 months)
- Advanced Diploma in Culinary Management (6-12 months)
- Associate Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship (12 months)

Hospitality Management Programs
- Diploma in Hospitality Management (1 yr)
- Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management (2 yrs)
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel & Hospitality Management (3 yrs)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (1 yr)
- MBA in Global Management & Hospitality Management (2 yrs)
Geneva Business School (GBS)
Courses / Programs
Geneva Business School (GBS) provides an outstanding international environment for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates in every dimension of student life in Geneva, Switzerland. Our business administration and finance degree programmes are tailored to meet this century’s complex global challenges. English is the language of instruction. Course curriculum is designed with the real world in mind to create the most practical and innovative education possible.

Geneva Business School has received specialized accreditation for its business programmes through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. Our faculty members are highly experienced and are specialists in the field that they teach.

Geneva Business School classes are scaled to sizes which encourage a higher quality interaction between students and faculty. Our new Career Support Center has been founded on our dedication to seeing our students get the most from their studies both in and beyond the classroom.

Geneva International Airport is located 4 km north-west of the city, providing easy access to and from other international cities in Europe and around the world.
Bachelor's degree programmes:
- Bachelor in Finance (BF)
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
- Dual Degree programmes with ESC Chambéry (France)

Master's degree programmes:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Science Degree in Finance (MsF)
- European Master programme in International Private Banking (EMIB)
- Dual Degree programmes with ESC Chambéry (France)

Doctorate programmes: Each specific field of research at doctorate level is represented by a separate department.
Glion Institute of Higher Education, Online MBA & Hospitality Postgraduate Programs
Courses / Programs
Established in 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private university in Montreaux, Switzerland, and is a global leader in international hospitality education.

Glion has been ranked among the Top 3 Hospitality Management Schools in the world for an international career.

We provide an accredited online MBA in International Hospitality & Service Industries Management degree program taught in English that is available to students and working professionals around the world.

In addition, we provide Postgraduate Certificate & Diploma programs that are also taught entirely via the internet. We offer two start dates in 2014.

Our MBA offers a management curriculum that balances hospitality and tourism applied knowledge with a core of management and leadership theory.

It is designed to equip working professionals with the expertise to lead and motivate individuals, teams and organizations within a diverse and multicultural global business environment.

The program is intensive and relevant, yet we offer an MBA program that fits into your work and life, in an online environment which is 'asynchronous'.

There are no fixed lecture times, the classroom is always open and you don’t need to synchronize your study with anyone else.
Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality & Service Industries Management degree with the following specializations:

- General Management for Service Industries
- Marketing & Innovation
- Asset & Revenue Management
- ‘Self Designed’ option: Any 3 courses from the other specializations

Online Postgraduate Programs:
- Postgraduate Certificate in International Hospitality & Services Administration

- Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality & Services Management
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
Schellhammer Business School in Spain
Courses / Programs
For students from Switzerland & global international students, Schellhammer Business School in Spain offers a wonderful alternative location to study business in Europe in English, and to enhance your business and management-related skills through a Diploma or Degree program.

• Situated on a private resort in Estepona, close to Marbella and Malaga in the sunny south of Spain, SBS provides BBA, MBA, Executive Diploma in Business, and Foundation Diploma in Business courses, taught in English.

• Students at Schellhammer Business School are provided with all the tools, knowledge, skills and visionary capacity to realize their goals.

• Students can enjoy quality 4-star accommodation on-site, in 2 bedroom apartments shared exclusively with other SBS students, available throughout the academic year, from October to June.

• Estepona is a beautiful seaside resort town 20 minutes south-west of Marbella in the province of Malaga in Southern Spain.

• Easily accessible from Malaga International Airport, Estepona is perfectly located for a quick weekend trip to other cities in southern Spain, including Seville, Granada, Cadiz, and Cordoba.

• We look forward to greeting you to charming Estepona.

Testimonial:
"I would like to express my gratitude for having had the opportunity to attend SBS over the last three years, it has been an amazing experience and I feel that I am really prepared now for the world and my future."
Jenny, BBA Graduate
Bachelor, Masters & Diploma Programs taught in English:

• 3-Year Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (BBA)

• 1-Year Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program

• 1-Year Foundation Diploma in Business (Alternative route into our Bachelor Program)

• 13-week Executive Diploma in Business (Focusing on Business, Economy, Politics, Education, and Understanding)

All programs include the option to learn one or more foreign languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Russian and English.
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.