The best leaders in business carry a range of skills and professionalism. During the MBA in Leadership program in Geneva, students learn to set clear goals and objectives while effectively managing a team. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Students will learn how to set clear goals and objectives while effectively managing a team. They will also discover how to apply management and communication skills and negotiation techniques to different types of business situations.

 

During this program, students will:

 

  1. Develop an understanding of different leadership and management principles
  2. Gain a competitive advantage with new product development knowledge
  3. Discover the key marketing principles necessary to start and operate a business
Program Duration
1year
Credits
94 Ects
Teaching Language
English
Start Dates
October, January, March
You can do it in
Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux
Schedule
Full-time / Part-time
DEGREE AWARDED
  • 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.

PROGRAM
(18 CH | 23 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

(21 CH | 27 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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(15 CH | 20 ECTS)
  • This course examines the philosophical issues which form the foundation of business culture, economic theory and management science. Students discuss issues such as how we define success in business and how businesses can provide benefits to society. In addition, the course covers current industry trends in corporate social responsibility and sustainability and the need to avoid any negative impact that may result from unethical behavior by organizations.

  • This course examines the philosophical issues which form the foundation of business culture, economic theory and management science. Students discuss issues such as how we define success in business and how businesses can provide benefits to society. In addition, the course covers current industry trends in corporate social responsibility and sustainability and the need to avoid any negative impact that may result from unethical behavior by organizations.

  • This course examines the importance of team building to bring about innovation. Team building requires leadership and a set of skills that guides an organization to embrace innovation and change. It is important to understand different innovation models, as well as the significance of the various roles carried out by team members. The right policies, compensation and culture need to be in place to help the organization grow through innovation and team building.

  • Supply chain management entails managing the flow of goods and information through the organization’s value chain, from suppliers to end users. This course analyzes the supply chain to identify how strategic competitive advantage can be achieved, through superior customer service and reduced costs. Various aspects of strategic supply chain management are introduced in order to help students apply them to organizational decisions and to proactively fulfill the demands and challenges of a globalized world.

  • The course draws together the purpose and methodologies of the functional areas of business policy and strategy, and shows how they contribute to the overall purpose and aims of an organization. Students study the environment in which the organization exists, with particular emphasis on the future. This course enables students to analyze complex organizations, their environments, the relationship between them, as well as evaluate models and methodologies by observing how real organizations operate.

  • All organizations need talented people who are motivated to achieve ambitious goals. Coaching and mentoringplay an important role in creating such talents. Coaches and mentors nurture the necessary skills and promote a positive work attitude. This course introduces skills needed by coaches and mentors to encourage development, using practical application for maximum benefit in any given situation.

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

Graduates of the MBA in Leadership program in Geneva can pursue careers in:  

 

• Corporate management 

• Consultancy 

• Motivational speaking 

• Team building 

EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES

The major in leadership helps individuals define their leadership style through professional communication, team building and conflict resolution.  

 

Students will also: 

 

  1.  How to adapt to change within an organization  

  1. Learn the marketing principles necessary to start and operate a business 

  1. Expand knowledge on how to gain strategic competitive advantage 

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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.

ADMISSIONS

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