The Master in Management is offered by the Faculty of Economics of the Università della Svizzera italiana situated in Lugano - Switzerland. This full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English.
The MSc in Management has been designed to provide graduates, from a wide variety of backgrounds, with the necessary skills and tools for understanding modern management concepts. It creates the best possible conditions for a successful career in business from start-ups to multinational companies.
The Master in Management programme introduced a new track system. Students have the possibility to specialize in their studies. They can choose one of three different specialization tracks:
- Strategy and Entrepreneurship
- Organization and Human Resources Management
- Socially Responsible Management
Each track consists of 18 ECTS, offered in six 3 ECTS courses in the second and third Semesters.
Students do not have to specialize, though. Thus, if they want, they can still follow the previous, general Master programme. The completion of each specialization track will result in a “concentration” reported on the final transcript. The specialization tracks represent highly important areas in the modern business world and thus give the students the opportunity to develop particular expertise in these fields to develop a clearer profile upon entering the job market.
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The degree has two streams in the first semester. Students with a background in economics or management will follow a set of courses which are designed to further build on these areas. Students without any background in economics and management will follow a set of courses which provide the understanding and fundamental insight into the management disciplines. From the second semester, the two streams will combine and continue to develop new insights into management processes.
The last semester is a unique combination of academic rigour through the writing of a thesis and a piece of applied or consulting work - the field project - which is done in groups for a real company. Instead of the field project, students can also decide to do an individual internship.
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degree in Management is the completion of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised academic institution.
Candidates with a Bachelor's degree from a recognised University of Applied Sciences may be admitted with 30-60 additional ECTS to be earned during or before the beginning of the programme, with Bachelor or Master courses according to a study program defined by the scientific director. Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.
The places offered are limited, therefore the selection can be affected on the basis of the academic results.
Further information regarding language requirements are listed at https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/management/admission/language-requirements.
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International8000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National4000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- National: CHF 2000
- International: CHF 4000
Living costs for Lugano
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.