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.

The MBA in Global Banking & Finance (90 ECTS) is a one-year, three-term, full-time degree or a two-year, six-term part-time degree with start dates in October, January and March.

While completing the EU MBA program, students can also choose to earn a second distinct qualification, a state-accredited degree from the University of Roehampton (UoR) in London, U.K.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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:

 

  1. Interpret data, newspapers, technical reports and articles on investments.
  2. Develop a basic understanding of derivative-related financial instruments.
  3. Review what is required to start and operate a small business.
Program Duration
1 year
Credits
90
Teaching Language
English
Start Dates
October, January, March
You can do it in
Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, Munich, Online
Schedule
Full-time / Part-time
DEGREE AWARDED
  • A university MBA degree awarded by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), (título propio), a state-recognized university in Spain

  • A degree from EU Business School Switzerland that is internationally accredited by ACBSP, IACBE, IQA and certified by eduQua

 

 

OBTAIN A DUAL QUALIFICATION

 

 

While studying an EU MBA degree, students can choose to earn a second qualification, a state-accredited degree from the University of Roehampton (UoR) in London, U.K. Both qualifications can be earned whilst in either one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
 

 

  • Candidates with less than two years of work experience qualify for an MSc in International Management
  • Candidates with two or more years of work experience qualify for an MBA

 

PROGRAM
(18 CH | 23 ECTS)
  • This course introduces the knowledge framework of management and how it differs from leadership.

    It examines in depth the management of processes and management functions, including organizational processes such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Transformational leadership is essential in the fast-paced changing environment and students will analyze the four key elements: idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individual consideration.

  • An analysis of organizational behavior in the context of contemporary business, both locally and globally, is presented during this course. Students will review factors affecting the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations and how organizations affect their internal culture and respond to their environments. The course will be broadly divided into three parts: (a) individuals in organizations, (b) group or team processes, and (c) organizational processes. Students will also be asked to consider current challenges for managers, such as the impact of today's rapidly changing socio-cultural environment, globalization, evolving technology and shifting employment relationships.

  • An understanding of financial and management accounting fundamentals for managers, stockholders, financial analysts and creditors and other professionals . The first part of the course focuses on financial accounting by understanding how economic events like operating activities, corporate investments and financing transactions are recorded in financial statements (i.e., income statements, balance sheets and statements of cash flow). The second part provides both a framework and the essential tools for analyzing financial statements. The third part examines management accounting from the perspective of a decision-maker to help students develop a framework for understanding managerial reports.

  • The course focuses on the shift of power toward the customer and on creating and capturing customer value and trust. The course also dives into understanding new customers – Gen Y and Gen Z, which are the current and next frontiers for marketers. It demonstrates how to connect with customers and discover their wants and needs, as well as examining methods for identifying new customers, market segments and target groups and for successfully communicating a product’s value proposition.

  • This course is designed to introduce the essential quantitative methods for analyzing business situations, making business decisions and finding optimal data- based management solutions. In this course, students will acquire a greater comprehension of the importance of the business analytical approach, particularly when dealing with complex contexts, thus minimizing risk and uncertainty. Students will explore the most important theories and practical applications of data mining, data assembly and data assessment. This course will encourage students to examine different cases critically emphasizing the role of data in drawing conclusions.

  • The seminar focuses on the need for negotiation skills, which arises whenever joint decision making is necessary. It develops student confidence in their negotiation skills, abilities, and enables them to become better decision-makers with clear goals and objectives. 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.

  • This seminar provides a unique opportunity for the student to learn-by-doing with a real business or institution, solving real problems. Students will work in teams on a project operating much like a consultancy firm. Using a consultative approach, students will be facing decision-making situations, and learn how to successfully present the consultancy project to the clients.

  • This two-part personal and professional development program prepares postgraduate students for becoming next generation leaders. Each session involves different learning methods, spanning both theoretical and experiential learning, and includes self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation and goal setting, among others. Students will find their purpose and meaning during their EU journey, hone their emotional and social intelligence skills, and determine their career anchors and occupational types.

(21 CH | 27 ECTS)
  • This course covers the source, uses and management of corporate finance. Students learn to analyze and create alternative investment projects and to prepare corresponding budgets. Topics include the managerial approach to financial analysis, budgeting, planning and control, the management of working capital, long-term assets and long-term financing.

  • This course analyses the micro-functions of human resources management and explores its importance in developing, motivating and retaining employees. Students will learn about recruitment and talent acquisition, training, mentoring and promotion, appraisal, fair compensation, conflict resolution and legal issues. The 21st century brings new challenges to the field of Human Resources (HR), owing to changing employee–employer relationships and changing employee expectations.

    Throughout the course students are encouraged to consider the moral and ethical dimensions of HRM decisions, which can affect stakeholders and the organization’s reputation.

  • International managers in industry and organizations need a comprehensive understanding of how economic, environmental, social and political change impact their work and decision making. This course 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.

  • 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 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.

  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of the functions, costs, and implications inherent in the use of Information Systems and technology today. Students explore how companies make the most of their investment for managing and tracking data as well as communicating both internally and externally at a time when global issues have led to rapid, unprecedented change, forcing companies and individuals to adapt to professional work conditions via an ever-increasing reliance on computer systems and technologies.

  • This seminar focuses on effective oral and written communication in a business setting. Emphasis is placed 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.

  • As businesses are increasingly required to adapt their strategies to meet ethical standards, a sound understanding of the legal complexities of such issues is essential. Businesses today must embrace a plethora of ethical issues and practices or risk expensive litigation or damage to their reputations. This short seminar introduces the concept of ethics and the growing demands made on businesses. Then it enumerates some issues where law and ethics intersect in business issues, such as the concept of stakeholder capitalism; IPR and access to medicines; and data protection and privacy. Finally, the course discusses a few case study examples that highlight the issue.

  • This two-part personal and professional development program prepares postgraduate students for becoming next generation leaders. Each session involves different learning methods, spanning both theoretical and experiential learning, and includes self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation and goal setting, among others. Students will find their purpose and meaning during their EU journey, hone their emotional and social intelligence skills, and determine their career anchors and occupational types.

  • 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. A computer-based management simulation (CAPSTONE Business Simulation) is created, which allows the student to test alternative actions of an operating business in a competitive environment without incurring costs or the risk of implementing them in a real setting. The simulation is played over several time periods.

(15 CH | 20 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.

  • This course provides students with methods of financial planning with which to evaluate business plans. It covers the fundamental concepts of financial forecasting, budget preparations and financial statements. Budget preparation and different techniques required to develop a budget and monitor its execution will be dealt with thoroughly. It also provides the approach to translate the strategies of the organization into financial priorities.

     

  • The main objective of this course is to acquaint students with the modern techniques and practices of short-term financial management. Students will study the role of forecasting within the context of the firm’s financial-planning activities. They will look at managing cash budgets efficiently to ensure that profitability translates into positive cash flows and ensuring the necessary financing. Students learn the importance of cash management techniques, such as accelerating the collection of receivables, controlling payments, optimizing inventory levels and managing working capital. They will also study the sources of short-term credit and its effective annual cost.

  • This course provides students with capital-budgeting techniques and practice to be able to evaluate new projects and determining which should be accepted. The students will acquire the expertise necessary to assess the optimal corporate capital structure and the best dividend policy aimed at continuously increasing the value for shareholders. The students will study how corporations issue securities on the securities market.

  • This course focuses on major topics in corporate finance. The first part of the course provides an understanding of a firm’s capital structure, emphasizing permanent sources of funds: common stock, preferred stock and bonds. The objective of capital structure management, which is to arrange the company’s sources of funds so that its common stock price is maximized, is studied. In the second part, students will understand a firm’s cost of capital to cost of financing the firm’s assets. The third part is to discuss the use of options, forwards and futures to reduce risk. The final part will examine mergers and acquisitions.

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  • EU Research & Dissertation Seminars*
  • EU Dissertation
    15 CH / 20 ECTS
*EU Research & Dissertation Seminars will be taken over 2 terms
EMPLOYABILITY

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 

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