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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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César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Courses / Programs
César Ritz Colleges Switzerland has two locations: One in Le Bouvret, near Geneva in West Switzerland and another in Brig-Glis, Valais in southern Switzerland. We offer hospitality business education programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate level which prepare our students for the exciting and dynamic industry in which they have chosen to make a successful career.

At César Ritz Colleges Switzerland we are inspired by the uncompromising professionalism displayed by “The Hotelier of Kings and The King of Hoteliers”, César Ritz, the founder of The Ritz and Ritz-Carlton hotels. A future hotel manager needs to learn professional skills and gain relevant practical experience in order to set high standards for all his employees.

Are we the best choice for your career ambitions in the international hotel and tourism industry? Many of our present and former students say so, and year after year numerous high-profile hotel companies come to our Colleges to handpick our talent. These professionals confirm that our students are among the best. For over 25 years, “César Ritz” Colleges Switzerland has contributed to excellence in international hotel and tourism management.
- Higher Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management

- Bachelor of International Business in Hotel & Tourism Management

- PGD in International Hospitality Management

- Master of International Business in Hotel & Tourism Management

- MSc in International Hospitality Management.

* Programs are taught in English. German, French and Spanish are also introduced in the programs.
Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS), Luzern
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of the beautiful city of Luzern in north-central Switzerland, Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) is an accredited hospitality management school. We provide high-quality diploma and degree courses in the fields of culinary management and hospitality management to Swiss students and international students. The language of instruction for all of our programs is English.

Through hands-on training and classroom learning, BHMS Culinary Management programs develop students' contemporary skills in food preparation and presentation, a la carte cuisine, pastry and desserts and kitchen management. You will acquire all the fundamental skills necessary to work in the world's fine dining establishments in one of the fastest growing industries. Our programs include paid industry internships so you gain practical work experience.

Luzern (Lucerne) is conveniently located less than a 1 hour drive from Zurich and approximately 2.5 hours drive from Geneva. Luzern is situated on the most important route between north and south, and connected with the Swiss train network in six directions.
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)
IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1991, IMI University Centre - International Management Institute Switzerland is a leading hotel management school in Lucerne, north-central Switzerland. We offer a range of internationally-recognised certificate, diploma and degree courses in the fields of Swiss hotel management, international hospitality, tourism, culinary arts and events management. You can go from Certificate to BA honours in only 2.5 years, or choose from one of our prestigious MBAs.

All courses are taught in English, but you can also learn French, Spanish and German as part of the syllabus. We promise to find job opportunities for all our graduates, and offer a paid practical training after every semester either in Switzerland or abroad. 

IMI educates and trains talented individuals from around the globe to take up professional positions in the world’s largest industry. IMI programmes are validated by our academic partner, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK, ensuring the highest quality assurance standards.

Located in the centre of Europe, Lucerne is only an hour's drive from Zurich (which has the closest international airport with connections to cities all over the world).

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."
- MBA programs: IMI Luzern MBA; International Hospitality Management

- Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Management

- Bachelor Degree in International Hotel Mgmt; International Tourism & Events Mgmt & more

- IMI Higher Diploma Courses

- Diploma in International Hotel & Tourism Management

- Certificate in International Hotel & Tourism Management

- English courses for international students
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)
EU Business School - Geneva & Montreux
Courses / Programs
• With campuses in Geneva and Montreux, EU Business School (EU) Switzerland is part of the EU network of business schools which are recognized worldwide for the excellence of its students and faculty.

• Established in 1973, EU provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business administration, management, and finance, which are taught entirely in English to students from around the world.

• Recognized as one of the world's top international business schools, EU is accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) and by IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education) among others.

• Our campuses offer strong academic credentials combined with real work experience.

• International and cosmopolitan spirit
Our diverse student body is made up of more than 100 nationalities, for example, students from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, and more.

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

• Montreux is a one hour drive from Geneva on the shores of Lake Geneva crowned by the majestic Alps.
Management, Business & Finance Degrees
taught in English
 

Areas of study include:
• Business Administration
• Business Foundation
• Business Management
• Banking & Finance
• Communications / PR
• Design Management
• Digital Media Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• HR Management
• International Business
• International Marketing
• International Relations
• Leisure & Tourism Management
• Marketing
• Digital Business
• Blockchain Management
• Sports Management
• MBA

Doctorate Program:
 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Online Business Programs:
• Online BBA
• Online MBA
• Masters Programs
• Executive BBA
Updated: 2020-01-17
Updated: 2020-01-17
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