The mission of the Geneva School of Economics and Management is to educate responsible leaders for a diverse and changing society. The Geneva EMBA offers professionals to acquire the foundational knowledge in managing and leading organizations with a focus on building a global advantage, leading responsibly, and managing transformation.
The EMBA teaching faculty consists of academics who engage in rigorous research to provide cutting-edge management knowledge and business professionals who provide hands-on tools for how to effectively manage organizations. Our teaching methods include a mix of lectures, case studies, interactive class discussions and assignments, as well as guest speakers from Geneva’s ecosystem. During the EMBA program, our students are connected to leading executives and managers who provide practical insights to how they have been introducing and managing transformative changes, managing their business responsibly, and building global advantage.
The EMBA Program is designed for aspiring Business Leaders with functional or sectorial leadership 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.
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.
30 years anniversary - applications received before the following date will benefit from a reduction upon acceptance:
Because of its reputation for excellence, admission to the EMBA Program is highly selective.
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:
Notification is sent to candidates by email.
In order to finalize their enrollment, candidates must complete the following steps:
The online application platform is now open!
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):
* 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:
NOTE: Applicants should already hold a valid permit or be able to travel for the entire duration of their studies.
The Geneva EMBA caters to executives without interrupting their careers.
Courses are held mainly Friday & Saturday, every other week:
Some modules are scheduled on 3 consecutive full days (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) from 8.30 am to 6 pm.
Participants have the option to attend courses onsite or online (conditions apply); 100% attendance is required in order to validate a course, whether onsite or online.
Courses are usually held at Uni Mail, University of Geneva, 40 Boulevard du Pont d'Arve, 1205 Geneva.
Total cost of the Executive MBA:
30 years anniversary offer – total cost of the program: CHF 38’500 for applications received before March 31st 2024. Should you be offered a place, your seat will be guaranteed upon payment of the matriculation fees.
The above includes the non-refundable enrolment/matriculation fee, mandatory course materials & exams, and participation to most activities organized within the EMBA Program.
Program study extension must be pre-approved by the EMBA Office - subject to CHF 2’000 extension fee from the 3rd year on.
CHF 5'000 enrollment / matriculation: this non-refundable fee is due immediately upon acceptance in the EMBA.
Tuition: this fee (or first installment) must be settled before the first day of class. Candidates who wish to request installments must do so immediately upon acceptance into the EMBA.
Payment methods: Payment accepted via bank transfer.
Checks are not accepted.
In case of withdrawal from the program, tuition fees are still due to the EMBA. However, refunds may apply as follows:
There is no refund of any kind for course failure or expulsion from the EMBA Program
The enrollment / matriculation fee is non-refundable in any circumstances, and it is not transferable from one year to the next.
The EMBA policy is subject to the REGLEMENT D’ETUDES CADRE DU MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) of GSEM FACULTY
The University does not offer scholarships. However, eligible applicants may apply for an annual "Training Check”. For more information, please see: https://www.ge.ch/caf/.