• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
SBS Swiss Business School is among the first Business Schools in Europe to adapt this Executive Master of Business Administration program towards the new demands of leading organizations and companies within the knowledge economy.We need people who can lead interdisciplinary and multi-cultural groups. Individuals who can combine knowledge across disciplines and understand the role of the society.


Why select the Executive Master of Business Administration at SBS Swiss Business School?

  • A world-class EMBA while you continue to work
  • A program that combines academic theory with real world application, you can use at work
  • To improve your leadership and strategy skills
  • To improve your career prospects and international network
  • Personal development and career coaching are one of the essential elements of the program
  • To develop a strategic mindset and gain an understanding of the newest management skills required in today’s fast –moving emerging markets
  • Adopted to be compatible with the work pressures and he demanding travel schedules of top executives
  • The Executive MBA unites experienced executives and faculty from around the world, to build a global view of business
  • To help you reach your goals by professional learning, life drawn from experienced classmates, international case studies and expert faculty from around the globe
Applicants are required to have a minimum of 7 years professional experience and at least 5 years experience at executive/management level.

Please note that applicants for part time studies are not entitled for Swiss student visas.


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Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Marketing
  • Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Leadreship for Digital Transformation
  • Change Management


The class profile for the 2017-2018 was 45% female, and 55% male. The average age was 44, with students ranging from 34 to 50. The average work experience students of EMBA had was of 12 years, ranging from 9 to 25 years. Professional background was 40% corporate sector, 30% consulting and 30% finance. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details: Ongoing enrollment, monthly intakes 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity 12 hrs/week
    • Duration description


  • Credits
    70 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 550

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience and at least 5 years experience at executive/management level
  • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor) from a recognized university or equivalent
  • Successful completion of SBS Admissions Exam
  • GMAT score 550 or higher for applicants with an undergraduate degree from the USA (SBS Admissions Exam waived if applicable)
  • Fluency in English at a TOEFL IBT level of minimum 90 or IELTS of minimum 6.5 band score (if English is not native language)
  • Successful completion of a personal interview with our Admissions Officer, either in person or by phone/Skype

            Work Experience

            At least 7 year(s) of work experience are required.

            Minimum 7 years of professional experience and at least 5 years experience at executive/management level

            Tuition Fee

            Application fee (non-refundable): CHF 150.-

            Administration fee (non-refundable): CHF 3’500.-

            12 modules: CHF 2’000.- per module

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            Living costs for Kloten

            • 1540 - 2130 CHF/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


            Check the programme website for information about funding options.

            StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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            Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.