Master's Program in Switzerland

Best Master Programs in Switzerland 2017

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra. Switzerland has some of the world renown universites like ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, University of Lausanne or the University of St. Gallen. Keep in mind, it's much better to speak the local language, so if you can't speak either French, German or Italian, better go for a language course first.

Master Degrees in Switzerland

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Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Switzerland 2017. Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design Designing Advanced Artifacts, Environments and Services The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role within the most innovative industrial and design fields. Methods and Approaches The MAS educational model focuses on methods and processes to generate innovations. Students have the opportunity to acquire Human Centred Design methods for the analysis and the solution of design problems and to autonomously practice research methods. A pragmatic problem-solving approach to design is applied in a laboratory environment. Peer to peer learning, iterative processes and the rapid prototyping of digital and physical solutions qualify the students to pursue careers in industry, research and design agencies, wherever technological innovation and design meet. Topics and Contents The MAS courses are held by well-recognized lecturers and in collaboration with an established network of organizations, research centers, design practices and companies. Topics such as user experience design, service design, user interface design, open design, spatial design, and information visualization are taught through design-driven courses... [-]

Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18  Open Enrolment Switzerland St.Gallen Zurich + 1 more

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers – More than 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen The Notion of Business Law and Economic Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. M&A Module 4 - Luxembourg Lobbying & Litigation Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law & Economics Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin IT & Energy Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date & Application deadline The Executive M.B.L.-HSG offers rolling admission and course start. This means that candidates are able to choose the start date to match their personal schedule. The application deadline is one month prior to module start. Early application is recommended since places are limited. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. [-]

Master of Science in International Finance

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time Part time 18  September 2017 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of Science in Finance with a major in International Finance is designed to challenge and develop your understanding of global finance through rigorous training in the conceptual, analytical and empirical intricacies of modern international finance and investment. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Switzerland 2017. The Master of Science in Finance with a major in International Finance is designed to challenge and develop your understanding of global finance through rigorous training in the conceptual, analytical and empirical intricacies of modern international finance and investment. You will understand the macroeconomic forces that shape the world today, how to assess risk and respond to emerging finance and investment challenges. Facts Duration: 18 months Credits: 90 ECTS Language: English Intakes: February and September Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) Major in International Finance. Exchange Program: Rotate between Geneva and Barcelona campuses. We offer the opportunity of studying in both campuses during the 18 month master program. Internships: Students have internship opportunities with important companies. Location: Geneva and Barcelona Program The international nature of GBS has led to the development of a system that combines the European approach of using ECTS credits with a curriculum structure that is commonly implemented in the United States. Each program major allows students to study general education, core and elective subjects which cover 80% of all curriculums, 20% dedicated to orientation subjects related to their specific major, these subjects are unique for each Program. Orientation Subjects Wealth Management Hedge Fund Analysis & Management Finance and Banking International Financial Crisis Capital Budgeting Financial Markets Career Options Insurance Agent Loan Officer Real Estate Agent Financial Analyst Financial Advisor Corporate Accountant Stock Broker Securities Trader Banker Application and Admissions Selection Criteria GBS’s selection process emphasises leadership potential, academic... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration and Technology

AISTS - International Academy of Sports Science and Technology
Campus Full time 15  September 2017 Switzerland Lausanne

AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology (MAS in Sport Administration) is a unique postgraduate programme in sports management based in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, Switzerland. [+]

About the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration

The AISTS MAS in Sport Administration - Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology - is a unique postgraduate programme in sports management endorsed by the International Olympic Committee.

Held in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, participants are trained by experts in sport and academics, in the following multidisciplinary fields applied directly to sport:

• Management & Economics• Technology• Law• Sociology• Medicine

 

The best academic and technology institutes of Switzerland: the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), the University of Geneva, and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) cooperate to offer students a rich education programme.... [-]


CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


LL.M. Business Transactions and Technology Transfer

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Part time August 2017 Switzerland Zurich

Since 20 years the LL.M. Business Transactions and Technology Transfer offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. [+]

Since 20 years the LL.M. Business Transactions and Technology Transfer offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature. The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The specially designed LL.M. program will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program. The program Among the strength that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is... [-]

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Part time February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate programme aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Switzerland 2017. At GSD, we offer Executive Education as part of our commitment to train and develop future leaders. The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate programme aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment. PROGRAMME AIMS Understand the dynamics of international politics and diplomatic issues, and to develop the practical skills necessary to master the challenges of 21st century diplomacy; Advance cross-cultural negotiation and communication skills to better diffuse international frictions, manage crises and encourage international cooperation; Develop competence in dealing with challenges at the global, regional and national levels; Learn and incorporate tools, procedures and instruments to effectively manage complex projects and programmes in international and multicultural environments; Engage in a culturally diverse learning environment and build a network of professional relations with fellow students and faculty. STUDY MODE The Executive Master has been designed for professionals in a related field with a strong interest in the key developments of international politics. It spans over 9 months and includes regular evening classes, weekend workshops, a week-long summer or winter school and a final dissertation. Modules are practice-driven and solution-oriented and will be taught in English by a multinational faculty that includes experienced academics and practitioners. PROGRAMME ELEMENTS Evening Classes Throughout the semester, participants meet every two weeks for two hours to discuss diplomatic challenges and strategies in order to address them. Expect short presentations and frank... [-]

Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18  September 2018 Switzerland St.Gallen

The mission of the Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) is to provide students with the advanced knowledge of general management necessary for a successful career as respected and responsible managers. The SIM offers an integrative and interdisciplinary approach, because only an approach of this nature is capable of conveying the ability to cope with the complex management challenges of our time. [+]

The mission of the Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) is to provide students with the advanced knowledge of general management necessary for a successful career as respected and responsible managers, entrepreneurs or business consultants. The programme offers an integrative and interdisciplinary approach, because only an approach of this nature is capable of conveying the ability to cope with the complex management challenges of our time. The aspiration to act independently of all interests and the commitment to upholding high ethical and academic standards serve as the basis of the SIM.

This approach earned the SIM 1st place in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2011- 2016!... [-]


MSc Business Administration in Tourism

University Of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8  September 2017 Switzerland Chur + 1 more

The Master in Business Administration Major Tourism offers you the opportunity to gain general knowledge in Business Administration as well as practical learning opportunities in tourism. [+]

The main strategic challenges of the tourism industry are the focus of the Master in Business Administration with Major Tourism, making it ideal for those seeking management positions in tourism. The programme combines knowledge and skills in business administration, in research methods and in tourism management and provides the opportunity to put these into practice. In addition to content, the focus is on the development of personal and social skills, especially strategic, decision-making and project management skills.

International The master's degree in tourism enables you to gain an international outlook on tourism development and management. International case studies, an international student body, excursions to international destinations and the experience of your guest lecturers make for an interesting and interactive learning environment.... [-]

Master in Business Studies - Sports Management

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Switzerland Zurich Lausanne + 2 more

The The Master in Business Studies - Specialization in Sports Management program is offered by visiting faculty and are scheduled in an intensive seminar format. Fostering inter-campus exchanges and networking ... [+]

SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT Level 500 GSCSM501 Sports Management (2) GSCSM502 Sports Ethics (2) GSCSM503 Sports Psychology (2) GSCSM504 The Business of Sports (2) Comprehensive Cases in Sports Management (2) Research Project in Sports Management (2) Level 600 Thesis in Sports Management (8) Capstone Project in Sports Management (4) (for Dual Master students only) Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. e.g. Students who wish to earn a Master degree and who are required to complete the full... [-]

Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12  September 2017 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Switzerland 2017. Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits / 26 courses Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American... [-]

Master in Global Hospitality Business

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne – University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time February 2018 Switzerland Lausanne

A first-of-its-kind, industry-centric program Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are joining [+]

A first-of-its-kind, industry-centric program Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are joining forces to offer an exceptional Master's program in Global Hospitality Management. It aims to shape international hospitality managers with a global awareness derived from first-hand local business knowledge. The 3-semester experience will enable high potential students to become industry leaders who can “think globally and act locally”. Study, live and work in 3 continents The program consists of 3 semesters of advanced-level classes on 3 campuses in addition to projects and professional seminars, punctuated with business and cultural immersion weeks. The program at a glance: 1 Master's degree 3 world-leaders in hospitality education 3 business environments 3 professional certifications 3 alumni networks ... [-]

Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) (European & US accreditations)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Switzerland 2017. KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions; Providing knowledge and skills to analyze international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings; Exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states; Gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”. PROFILE The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. MIR PROGRAM DETAILS Calendar: The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy program has four starting dates: September, November, March and May. Contents: In addition to core international relations courses, with a focus on the United Nations system and the European Union, foreign policy and geoeconomics, global economy and economic diplomacy, the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in international trade organizations and statistics, executive communication and negotiations,... [-]

MSc in Software and Data Engineering (MSDE)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

MSDE is a unique opportunity for students to become highly qualified software and data engineers able to effectively deal with the increasing complexity of modern software systems and with the gigantic amount of data they generate and manipulate. [+]

Software plays a pivotal role in almost all aspects of our life, including transportation, communication, economy, and healthcare. We put trust in software to accomplish complex and vital tasks for us, such as managing our finances, sharing our family and friends memories, diagnosing diseases, flying airplanes or driving cars. These systems manipulate and generate an unprecedented amount of data. In such a scenario, software cannot be understood without its data and data becomes valuable only thanks to the software analyzing it. Why enroll in the Master in Software and Data Engineering (MSDE) at USI? Top qualification MSDE is a unique opportunity for students to become highly qualified software and data engineers able to effectively deal with the increasing complexity of modern software systems and with the gigantic amount of data they generate and manipulate. Renowned professors Courses are taught by internationally renowned academics. Since it opened in 2004, the USI Faculty of Informatics has been climbing to the top positions in the csrankings.org lineup for European universities for what concerns Software Engineering research. It now ranks 2nd in Europe, and 15th worldwide. Importance of data and software Nowadays software cannot be understood without its data and data becomes valuable only thanks to the software analyzing it. This is why only an integrated study program in both software and data engineering represents cutting-edge knowledge and skills relevant for the development, maintenance, and evolution of next-generation ultra-large software systems living in a world of data. Small classes We love teaching and care... [-]

LL.M. in Law

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Bern

Taught in the heart of Europe, this programme is designed to prepare students for an international legal career through a unique combination of knowledge transfer, interdisciplinary research and practice in legal clinics, across the traditional boundaries of legal education in public and private law or global, European and domestic law. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Switzerland 2017. Our students participate in a pioneering problem-oriented programme that defies traditional boundaries within the legal discipline. As a student you’ll explore a law in context approach in course modules on multi-level governance, on sustainable development and human rights, on business and on private autonomy. You’ll have to think critically on the contemporary relevance of law to global societal challenges. This LL.M. in Law offers you the opportunity to meet with faculty members up close and become part of a community that acquires knowledge through intercultural dialogue. The programme aims to develop your research skills through skills training and through exchanges with our (first class) module-supporting research groups. You’ll be encouraged to write a thesis that can be published in an international journal. Our students enjoy the legal clinic that provides unique opportunities to work on projects together with practitioners. You will be able to make use of the opportunities that studying at the heart of Europe offers to link up with European and international organizations. The programme offers you to take one semester abroad at one of the excellent universities across the globe UAntwerp has a partnerships with. [-]