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The EMBA Program is designed for aspiring Business Leaders with functional or sectorial management experience seeking a career change or professional development opportunities and put their practice in perspective.

Thus, this postgraduate education welcomes participants coming from various professional backgrounds from industry to services, and from public to private sectors.


  • Admission to the program is based on the candidate’s application file; potentially qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
  • Great importance is attributed to the quality of academic record, personal motivation and relevance of the professional experience

Admission criteria:

  • Bachelor Degree, or equivalent (i.e. Bac+3,… ) *
  • Pertinent work experience: 3 years minimum in a managerial role (excludes training sessions, internship)

Required skills:

  • Strong command of both written and spoken English
  • Computer office tools (spreadsheet, word processor, presentation tools)
  • Basic Accounting understanding (balance sheets/income statement, P&N, EBITDA) or ability to assimilate numbers and concepts

NOTE: Applicants should already hold a valid permit or be able to travel for the entire duration of their studies.

How to apply

The online application platform is now open!

Note: applications must be submitted via this platform; applications that are sent via email will not be processed.

You will need to upload the following documents during the application process (please upload documents in pdf format – at the exception of the passport photo):

  • A copy of your University diploma(s) * / **
  • Copy of your University grade transcripts **
  • Cover Letter *
  • Letter of recommendation from your current employer *
  • Complete resume (CV)*
  • Work certificates or contracts, or letters from past employers *
  • A copy of your passport or ID card *
  • A copy of your « AVS » card or Health Insurance card

* Mandatory documents in order to validate your application
** In case you are accepted, a certified/notarized copy must be submitted before the start of the program

There is no application fee.

If you encounter problems while uploading the documents, it may be due to your firewall. This is very common, for example, when using a computer at your workplace. Please check before contacting us. If the problem persists, please contact us:

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

Selection Process

Admission to our program takes into account the candidate’s academic qualifications, professional experience, and other relevant criteria (i.e, motivation, willingness to invest the required time and energy to complete the program, international exposure,…).

The selection process includes 4 steps:

  • Validation of application & documents submitted online
  • Quality of the candidate’s dossier
  • One-hour interview for admissible applications. Although it is normally conducted in person, it may be done online, if necessary
  • Review of validated applications and final decision by the Directing Committee

Notification is sent to candidates by email.

Acceptance & onboarding

In order to finalize their enrollment, candidates must complete the following steps:

  • Confirm their participation and settle the non-refundable CHF 5’000.- enrollment fee within 10 days of their acceptance to the EMBA
  • Submit certified or notarized copies of their university diplomas and transcripts to the EMBA office

Once the above is completed, candidates receive a welcome email with the overview of the program and the program calendar as the first step of the onboarding process. The future students are offered the opportunity to join various events throughout the year such as:

  • The EMBA after-class drinks at the Lady Godiva pub to meet the current students and professors,
  • The Talent Synergizer, a unique opportunity to meet the most dynamic companies of the Geneva economy,
  • Conferences organized by the Geneva EMBA alumni association,
  • Masterclass which is an opportunity to have a taste of the EMBA prior starting,
  • The Garden Party taking place in June to celebrate the end of the academic year where alumni, current students, future students, professors and staff meet.

Logistics email with access to the online platform, along with information about the Leadership Launch in August and other administrative information is part of the onboarding process.

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