GENEVA SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
The key to success in the job market is no longer an EMBA degree, but rather the EMBA graduate! What you learn is of course important, but it’s what you do with this knowledge that will create your value-added and make the difference, which is why we have now integrated this factor as one of our key values.
In the first year, students acquire the foundational knowledge and skills in business administration, such as marketing, strategy, organizational design, and human resource management. Core courses form the basis of management and are completed during the first year of the EMBA cycle
In the second year, students take advanced level courses with a focus on the three core themes of our program: building a global advantage, leading responsibly, and managing transformation.
Building global advantage
Geneva is often referred to as the global city. It is home to many large, medium- and small-sized companies- most of which have international ties and whose workforce is highly international. Managing an international workforce, international business partners, or an international business expansion is of paramount importance for being successful in the global market. Our students acquire the skills to develop strategic thinking in a global context and learn from leading businesses in Geneva how they encounter and overcome international management challenges.
Organizations and managers are confronted with grand societal challenges such as climate change, human rights violations, and global inequality. Investors, employees, and consumers are expecting companies to #buildbackbetter and put responsible management practices front and center. Organizational responsibility and sustainability have traditionally been some of the key strengths of GSEM. Leading GSEM faculty members and business professionals equip our students with knowledge, skills, and tools to tackle an organization's toughest strategic challenges, lead with greater confidence, inspire performance at all levels, and contribute to an organization of responsibility and integrity.
Business transformation is about fundamental changes in how businesses are managed. It is about rethinking business, its operations, and activities to create new and long-lasting value for stakeholders. Our students learn from leading academics and business professionals about the role of smart data, technology, and innovation in business transformation and acquire the skill to manage these transformations successfully.
At the end of the second year, students work in groups on a capstone project, which brings together their acquired knowledge and skills to apply it to advance recommendations to local business in Geneva.