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Best Master Programs in Switzerland 2019

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.

 

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University of St. Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

The Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods, with a strong f ... [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Switzerland 2019. The Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods, with a strong focus on finance. The programme combines in-depth knowledge in the areas of economics and finance with state-of-the-art quantitative methods, which makes it unique in Switzerland. The MiQE/F trains students to analyse and solve challenging problems in economic policy, finance and the world of business. Small class sizes ensure inspiring discussions and close contact to the research-oriented faculty. The MiQE/F is an excellent basis for moving on to responsible positions in the private sector or policy institutions as well as for highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide. Curriculum The MiQE/F is a full-time programme with a course load of 90 ECTS credits and is designed for a standard study period of three semesters. The core studies consist of compulsory courses and a wide choice of core and independent electives. The compulsory courses focus on finance, economics, econometrics and quantitative methods. Based on these rigorous foundations, students subsequently choose their core and independent electives. The core electives involve advanced application-oriented and problem solving courses. From a wide range of courses, you chose your courses according to your interests and strengths. With your choice of electives, you develop your own study profile. MiQE/F also offers a specialisation in “Digitisation and Data Analytics”. Cooperation with LGT The LGT Group – The Wealth and Asset Management Group owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein – is a cooperation... [-]
Switzerland St. Gallen
September 2019
Full time
18 months
Campus
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Geneva Business School (GBS)

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 ... [+]

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) 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.

Over the course of the program students will: Acquire knowledge of international taxation and estate planning. Learn risk management and gain an in-depth knowledge of insurance companies. Be able to perform a Technical Analysis. Be familiar with Hedge Fund analysis and management. Explore financial statement analysis for executives. ... [-]
Switzerland Geneva
February 2020
Full time
22 - 1 months
Campus
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CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies

Organised by the CIES - International Centre for Sport Studies, in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School ... [+]

The FIFA Master - International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport

Organised by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport was created to promote management education within the sports world. It has developed to become a top graduate programme developing all-around managers who can cope with the increasingly complex world of sport.

Picture: FIFA Master 18th Edition at the Home of FIFA welcomed by both FIFA President Gianni... [-]
Switzerland Neuchâtel
September 2019
Full time
1 year
Campus
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Sustainability Management School

Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. ... [+]

You will have the opportunity to learn a cutting-edge curriculum that integrates responsible leadership applied to the luxury sector.

You will learn knowledge and practice about the global luxury management and branding, as well as the integration of sustainable tools applicable in the luxury industry. Real world cases are presented with an emphasis on the role of responsible leaders in branding luxury goods.

Experiential camps and practice-oriented projects will be guided by academics and professionals. These projects are part of SUMAS’ innovative teaching methodology which includes video conferences with leading speakers in organizations and in-class company presentations. These activities not only encourage knowledge sharing but also provide valuable opportunities for networking to enhance your career development.... [-]

Switzerland Gland
February 2020
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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FBA The Football Business Academy

As the business of football becomes ever more professional, the need for executives with the right knowledge and skill set becomes ever greater. Therefore, The Football B ... [+]

As the business of football becomes ever more professional, the need for executives with the right knowledge and skill set becomes ever greater. Therefore, The Football Business Academy sat down with industry experts and created a unique and comprehensive program that will prepare students for success in the dynamic, global future of the football industry. The FBA offers a Professional Master in Football Business which is the first of its kind; it’s a hybrid program which takes all the advantages of online and physical courses and combining them into one unique program. This program steps away from traditional course structures and educational models to create a more innovative and complete curriculum which caters to the needs and realities of the football industry as well as 21st-century students.... [-]

Switzerland Geneva
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
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SUPSI

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in o ... [+]

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 in the most innovative industrial and design fields.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
September 2019
Full time
2 semesters
Campus
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Glion Institute of Higher Education

This Master’s Degree will position you perfectly for a career in the luxury sector. Ideal for young talents, career switchers and companies investing in their employees, ... [+]

Dive into the World of Luxury Retail, Fashion Design and Hospitality

This Master’s Degree will position you perfectly for a career in the luxury sector. Ideal for young talents, career switchers and companies investing in their employees, the intensive courses, immersive learning and real-world internships will take your career and skillset to the next level. If you lack a foundation of hotel management skills, you can complete a four-week Hospitality Immersion Program** on the Glion campus in Switzerland.

**The Hospitality Immersion Program is four weeks long, optional, and provided at additional cost. Delivered before the start of the Master’s courses, it contains Practical Arts courses in kitchen, restaurant, pastry, oenology, hospitality economics, and hospitality accounting.... [-]

Switzerland Montreux
September 2019
Full time
3 semesters
Campus
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The International University in Geneva

The Master of International Management (MIM) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in international business management. The degree is geared towards re ... [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Switzerland is a dynamic and multicultural learning environment; An overview of key business theories and practices; Practical communication and negotiation skills for entering the multicultural workplace; Insights into the latest global business trends and challenges; PROFILE

The Master of International Management (MIM) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in international business management. The degree is geared towards recent undergraduates or working professionals with less than two years of experience. The MIM provides a comprehensive introduction to international business: how do companies market and operate at an international level? What are the communication and cultural challenges for businesses today? What are the ethical and social responsibilities of the business world?... [-]

Switzerland Geneva
February 2020
Full time
Part time
1 year
Campus
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EU Business School

An increasingly globalized world has led tourism to become one of the fastest growing industries in business today. Modern companies require academically qualified, visio ... [+]

An increasingly globalized world has led tourism to become one of the fastest growing industries in business today. Modern companies require academically qualified, visionary leaders to create new business models and understand changes in technology and consumer trends. Focusing on the development of executive skills and strategic aptitudes, this program explores the theories, practices, and frameworks that make up the tourism and hospitality field, while developing your understanding of international and intercultural management needs.

Duration: Three terms/one year (60 credits)

Locations: Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux

Teaching Language: English

Starting dates: October/January/March... [-]

Switzerland Geneva Montreux Switzerland Online
October 2019
Full time
1 year
Campus
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USI Università della Svizzera italiana

The Master in Philosophy at USI aims to allow students to deepen their understanding of philosophical problems, to develop the ability to think, argue, write and speak cl ... [+]

The Master in Philosophy at USI differs from many other philosophy programs:

It offers courses in contemporary analytic philosophy and in the history of philosophy, ancient and medieval, which are designed to complement each other. Its focus is on theoretical philosophy and its history - especially on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. It has a strong thematic unity; the topic of the 2017-8 Master is time - the metaphysics of time, temporal consciousness, the logic and linguistics of time, the philosophy of history, the nature of narratives, time and social ontology. It requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their discussion skills in class. It offers courses in philosophy for up to at least 105 ECTS. ... [-]
Switzerland Lugano Mendrisio
September 2019
Full time
4 semesters
Campus
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CREA Geneva | INSEEC GROUP

During this Master’s course, students will have the opportunity to work on concrete projects. They will apply the knowledge that they have acquired in a final assignment ... [+]

Tweaks are not enough in today’s business environment!

Only one out of 50 ideas becomes successful. It is time to develop real business innovation practices to drive the transformation of THE idea into a valuable customer proposition. For this reason, we are offering a comprehensive part-time study program for individuals who believe that business innovation is on the critical path to transforming our social systems, going beyond simple technology and process automation.

During this Master’s course, students will have the opportunity to work on concrete projects. They will apply the knowledge that they have acquired in a final assignment aiming at launching their own project.

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Switzerland Geneva
October 2019
Full time
16 months
Campus
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European College for Liberal Studies

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

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.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
September 2019
Full time
Part time
9 - 12 months
Campus
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Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute

The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspecti ... [+]

The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, in Basel offers internationally accredited curricula on the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. level reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design in particular and Swiss Graphic Design in general.

The City of Basel, located in the tri-national Rhine river valley, is a unique cultural environment with easy access to France and Germany.

While our Bachelor course focuses on the students’ ability to conduct a creative process, our Master programs strive to extend the students’ individual design vocabulary and to reach a higher level of reflection through the students’ ability to include knowledge and methodologies of scientific disciplines into the creative process. We offer a Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and an International Master of Design, which we conduct in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.... [-]

Switzerland Basel
September 2019
Full time
4 semesters
Campus
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University Of Applied Sciences HTW Chur

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

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 program 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.

InternationalThe 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.... [-]

Switzerland Chur
September 2019
Full time
Part time
3 - 8 semesters
Campus
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Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate program aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse mod ... [+]

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 program aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment.

PROGRAM 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 programs 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 ... [-]
Switzerland Geneva
February 2020
Part time
2 semesters
Campus
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