Executive mba


General Information


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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Admission Criteria
How to apply


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

Application deadline

  • May 1
  • Applications received after the deadline are subject to a late application fee (CHF 200.-). This does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Early bird

  • until March 1 (CHF 1'500.- reduction on total tuition upon acceptance)

Admission Criteria

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

*A small number of applicants may be accepted without the Bachelor degree, provided they have considerable work experience at management level 

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 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.


Upon acceptance to the EMBA Program, candidates will need to do the following in order to finalize their enrollment in the EMBA:

  • confirm their participation, and settle the non-refundable CHF 5'000.- matriculation fee within 10 days. 
  • submit certified or notarized copies of their University Diplomas and transcripts to the EMBA office


How to apply

The online application platform will be open as of January 1, 2022.

  • A copy of your University diploma(s) * / **
  • Copy of your University grade transcripts **
  • Copy of your Secondary Studies Diploma (High School, Maturité, Bac...)
  • The following documents must be uploaded during the application process: (all documents should be in pdf format -except for the ID photo):

    • Cover Letter *
    • Letter of recommendation from your current employer *
    • Complete resume *
    Work certificates, letters, or copies of work contracts from past employers *
  • A copy of your passport or ID card *
  • A copy of your "AVS" card or Health Insurance card
  • A copy of your work permit, if applicable
  • A passport / portrait photo (jpg format) - picture criteria

*  Mandatory documents to validate your application.

Click on "Submit Application" at the end of the process.
** In case of acceptance, a certified / notarized copy will be required.

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 completing from a computer located at work. Please check before contacting us. If the problem persists, please contact us:

NOTE: The EMBA does not handle visa matters. Applicants should already hold a valid permit or be able to travel for the entire duration of their studies.

Course schedule & format

Unige EMBA caters to executives without interrupting their careers. 

Traditional Bi-weekly format

Courses are held 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.


Course location

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

Program cost 2022-2023*

Total cost of the Executive MBA:

CHF 40’500 *

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 17’750

2nd year advanced courses: CHF 17’750

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: https://www.ge.ch/caf/.

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