Graduate Program in Geneva
MBA - Global Banking & Finance
The MBA in Global Banking & Finance in Geneva covers a diverse range of areas in the finance industry, from the organization, operation and challenges of the economy at large, to issues of fiscal management in firms and financial institutions.
Using some of the most proven concepts and touching upon new trends such as Fintech, this finance program equips you with the analytical foundation and the tools necessary to deal with important practical issues in a finance-centered career.
During this program, students will learn how to:
- Interpret data, newspapers, technical reports and articles on investments.
- Develop a basic understanding of derivative-related financial instruments.
- Review what is required to start and operate a small business.
A state-recognized, university MBA degree accredited by Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), Spain.
An EU Business School Switzerland private and internationally accredited MBA degree.
- Management Skills3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course introduces the concepts, techniques, procedures and ethics of effective management in organizational settings. Students explore the competencies, skills and organizational processes associated with the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The course focuses on the human relationships involved in these processes: between an individual and an organization and between an organization and the society in which it operates. During the course students discover how to make these relationships mutually beneficial.
- Organizational Behavior3 CH / 4 ECTS
Understanding, managing and influencing individual and group behavior enables an organization to achieve its goals more effectively. This course examines individual and group behavior within organizations, analyzing the past and present and looking towards the future. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as organizational structure, motivation, job design, leadership, managerial decision making, group processes, teamwork and conflict resolution.
- Managerial Accounting3 CH / 4 ECTS
This intensive course examines accounting and finance from the perspective of a decision maker to help students develop a framework for understanding financial, managerial and tax reports. Students prepare and interpret financial information for investors (external users) and managers (internal users), as well as examine how financial instruments are used to support both system and project creation. They look at how the cost-volume-profit relationships and incremental analysis provide information to support decision making. The course discusses topics including general accounting procedures, ethics and transfer pricing.
- Marketing3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course promotes the understanding of concepts, philosophies, processes and techniques used in managing marketing operations. It also helps develop an appreciation of different aspects of the marketplace. Students examine the product life cycle, explore the marketing mix and learn how to create marketing strategies. Based on the theoretical background, complete marketing campaigns are prepared for different local and global sectors, environments and situations. Students also explore the marketing plan as a component of the business plan.
- Quantitative Business Methods3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course acquaints students with various statistical tools and techniques, such as analytical model building which is used in administrative and business decision making. Topics include: statistical hypothesis testing, frequency distributions and other applications of statistics, regression analysis, linear programming and financial mathematics.
- Negotiation (seminar)1 CH / 1 ECTS
The need for negotiation skills arises whenever joint decision making is necessary. This seminar develops students’ confidence in their negotiation skills and enables them to become better decision makers. A unique element of the seminar is that students experience the interaction of need, compromise and fear-based negotiations, focusing on the possibility of losing the deal. This seminar also offers an opportunity to discover and experiment with different techniques that help lead to the desired outcomes and clearer decisions.
- Business Law (seminar)1 CH / 1 ECTS
This seminar focuses on key international legal topics: commercial agreements, contracts, intellectual property, ethics, fraud, bribery and corruption. Students reflect on current cases in conjunction with judiciary precedent, gaining practical and applicable insight into business law.
- Personal & Professional Development1 CH / 1 ECTS
Visits to small businesses and international companies, as well as interaction with invited guests, familiarize students with business life. They are then required to present oral and written reports based on their experiences during the visits and events.
- Finance3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course covers key principles of finance necessary to understand and implement the finance function in an organization and carry out the financial analysis that justifies the decision-making process. Students learn to analyze and create alternative investment projects and to prepare corresponding budgets. Topics include the managerial approach to financial analysis, budgeting, planning, control, the management of working capital, long-term assets and long-term financing.
- Human Resources Management3 CH / 4 ECTS
The 21st century brings new challenges to the field, such as outplacement, outsourcing HR functions and employee leasing. This course analyzes the microfunctions of human resources management and explores its strategic importance for an organization to attract, develop, motivate and retain employees. The course covers topics such as recruitment and talent acquisition; training; mentoring and promotion; appraisal; fair compensation; conflict resolution and legal issues.
- Global Economics3 CH / 4 ECTS
Global economics examines basic economic principles used in managerial situations. Topics include: global interdependence and the benefits of trade; market forces of supply and demand; supply, demand and government policies; measuring a nation’s income and cost of living; production and growth; savings, investment and the financial systems; unemployment; the monetary system; and money and inflation. Students learn to apply this knowledge when making economic decisions in a global business context. Students should have basic knowledge of economic terminology.
- Strategic Management3 CH / 4 ECTS
The strategic positioning of an organization is instrumental to its success. Having a clear vision and mission that runs throughout the organization is key to both internal and external branding. To optimize the overall performance of a firm or a business unit within a firm, students learn to identify and analyze the drivers of the firm’s performance and identify external changes that may affect optimal results. This course reviews the main concepts, methods and tools used in formulating strategies and implementing processes. It also explores ways to better leverage a firm’s internal resources in order to improve sustainable performance and investigates the limitations of applied theory.
- Management Information Systems3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course examines the role of management information systems in organizations and provides an overview of the functions and cost of technology. Students explore how companies make the most of their investment for managing data and for communicating both internally and externally at a time when companies’ IT budgets are continually increasing.
- Business Strategy Simulation3 CH / 4 ECTS
The effective manager must understand a wide range of technical and social relationships and be able to integrate them within the cost, performance, and time constraints of her/his area of responsibility. To learn and practice strategic planning skills a compute-based management simulation (CAPSTONE Business Simulation) will be used which creates a Business Simulation allows the student to test alternative actions of an operating business in a competitive environmentwithout incurring costs or the risk of implementing them in a real setting. The simulation is played over several time periods.
- Job Career Planning (seminar)1 CH / 1 ECTS
This seminar helps students better understand, analyze and identify future career paths. The knowledge and experience acquired during the MBA course inevitably change the individual’s profile in the market. Reassessing that profile is an essential part of planning for the future, preparing a new CV and perfecting a networking presentation. The changing business environment requires a more innovative approach to job searches, this seminar offers practical support for finding employment after graduating.
- Communication Skills (seminar)1 CH / 1 ECTS
This seminar focuses on understanding the processes needed for effective oral and written communication in a business setting. Emphasis is placed on the application of key principles that will enhance communication and effectiveness, as well as the development of skills and attitudes appropriate for business communication; especially in public speaking.
- Personal & Professional Development1 CH / 1 ECTS
- Financial Investments3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course aims to give students a basic understanding of the investment process by considering two key aspects: security analysis for equity and fixed income investments as well as portfolio management, including design and performance evaluation. Students are required to carry out two projects that help them apply this knowledge in a global business context. The course requires them to analyze a particular security in detail, create a portfolio and evaluate its performance in terms of its return-risk. It is also important that students are able to interpret data, newspapers, technical reports and articles on investments, so that they can make appropriate financial decisions for each situation. The course assumes that students have previously studied basic financial principles.
- Financial Planning3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course provides students with detailed expertise to examine and evaluate financial statements. It covers the fundamental concepts and procedures of financial statement analysis including advanced concepts in financial accounting. Other areas include budget preparation, analysis, relation, development and execution.
- Short-Term Financial Management3 CH / 4 ECTS
The main objective of this course is to acquaint students with the modern techniques and practices of short-term corporate finance. It details the key components of a firm’s current assets and liabilities; liquidity and default risk; and short-term financing and investing decisions.
- Long-Term Financial Management3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course provides students with the expertise necessary to assess the optimal corporate capital structure and the best dividend policy for continuously increasing the value for shareholders. It also provides concepts, principles and a basic understanding of the steps required to evaluate potential investment prospects and operate a small business. Based on instruction, examples and research into current business information, students review what is required to start and operate a small business. The final outcome is the preparation of a comprehensive, small business plan.
- Advanced Finance3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course provides students with an understanding of how companies can grow and consolidate their financial positions. Mergers and acquisitions are studied as paths toward company growth and consolidation. Students learn to distinguish organic growth from that obtained through acquisitions and alliances. The second part of the course provides them with concepts, principles and a basic understanding of derivative-related financial instruments (forwards, futures, swaps and options) and their use in investment and corporate financial management.
- EU Research & Dissertation Seminars*
- EU Dissertation15 CH / 20 ECTS
Students graduating from the major in global banking and finance can go on to pursue careers in:
• Investment banking
• Financial management and planning
• Strategic acquisitions
• Credit strategy management
Some of our courses are available across all four of our campuses. Choose the perfect location for you.
Our experienced academic department is comprised of entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders to provide students with the perfect educational balance between classroom theory and real life experiential learning.
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