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The Geneva EMBA

A program for a global, responsible, and transformative career

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.

How is the Geneva EMBA taught?

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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop and execute effective and responsible management strategies
  2. Develop critical and analytical thinking in organizational decision-making
  3. Acquire leadership and management skills to guide an organization’s transformation
  4. Enhance soft and interpersonal skills to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders
  5. Acquire strategic skills for managing organizations successfully in a global context

The Geneva EMBA is

  • A part-time 2-year program (90 ECTS)
  • Offering advanced level courses in the second year with a focus on building a global advantage, leading responsibly, and managing transformation.
  • A program embedded in and tailored to the needs of Geneva’s vibrant and international ecosystem
  • Taught by academic experts and business professionals from Geneva’s ecosystem.

What does the Geneva EMBA offer you:

  • Geneva’s Ecosystem: Our Geneva EMBA offers you an excellent opportunity to enlarge your professional network and develop career opportunities!
  • Innovative Curriculum: Our Geneva EMBA provides you with relevant contemporary management knowledge and skills for your future career.
  • Strong Professional Network: Our Geneva EMBA allows you to learn from your peers and to build lasting relationships for your career.
  • Exceptional Value. Our Geneva EMBA offers you an affordable, accredited high quality university education in Geneva (at one of the world's best universities).

Get an insight of the Geneva EMBA in our Newsroom.


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.

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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.

Application Deadline

  • June 30, 2024

30 years anniversary - applications received before the following date will benefit from a reduction upon acceptance:

  • March 31, 2024 | CHF 38'500.-


Because of its reputation for excellence, admission to the EMBA Program is highly selective.

  • 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


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.


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


How to apply

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):

  • 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:

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

Course schedule & format

The Geneva EMBA caters to executives without interrupting their careers.

Courses are held mainly Friday & Saturday, every other week:

  • Fridays: 2:15 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturdays: 8:15 am - 1 pm

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.

> 2024-2025 EMBA : Program Calendar

Course location

Courses are usually held at Uni Mail, University of Geneva, 40 Boulevard du Pont d'Arve, 1205 Geneva.

Cost 2024-2025

Total cost of the Executive MBA:

CHF 42’500 *

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.

Enrollment/Matriculation - payable upon acceptance CHF 5’000

1st year foundational courses: CHF 18’750

2nd year advanced courses: CHF 18’750

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.

Refund policy

In case of withdrawal from the program, tuition fees are still due to the EMBA. However, refunds may apply as follows:

  • 90% of the tuition fee for cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the first day of class
  • 50% of the tuition fee for cancellations made after the 30 day deadline but before to the first day of class
  • After the 1st day of class, the tuition fee will not be reimbursed

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 University does not offer scholarships. However, eligible applicants may apply for an annual "Training Check”. For more information, please see:

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