The USI EMBA is a modular, Advanced Master in Management degree, taught in English, by an exceptional international faculty at the Università della Svizzera Italiana. Classes are held in Lugano every month, for fourteen months and are taught over three consecutive days, beginning on Thursday until the following Saturday. The program has eleven core courses, plus an Intercultural module abroad in Dubai, three advanced courses, and three months of project work in the end.
The program’s flexible format allows managers and executives to complete all the courses while working full-time. The degree ends with the opportunity for participants to apply their new knowledge and skills: under the guidance of a professor, they carry out a three-month keystone consulting project.
USI EMBA distinctive features
Distinguished, international faculty with extensive experience: both from leading international business schools and from strategic consulting companies around the world.
Personalized learning experience: thanks to the small class size of fifteen to twenty participants, exchanges between participants and faculty are meaningful and tutoring ensures that each individual gains the maximum from the courses.
Tailored advanced courses: out of a list of proposed courses, the participants will select collectively four of them.
The balance between theory, concepts, and applied learning: permanent and guest instructors share their knowledge and guide participants in the practical application of new concepts and competencies.
Outstanding location: a breathtakingly beautiful setting for inspired learning.
Global in scope, regional in focus. Global in scope is the collaboration with an international faculty using strategic case studies from all over the world. Regional in focus means having a personalized and applied learning experience due to the small class size and based on the Swiss tradition of excellence.
Our approach accelerates intellectual development, gives greater strategic vision and immediately applicable knowledge. It is practical, focused on group work, practice-based learning, and self-reflection. Your use and build on your own experiences to improve your leadership skills and manage complex projects.
Assignments, balanced between practice and theory, business simulations, small group work activities with classmates from diverse backgrounds and experiences are some distinctive features of the USI EMBA design.
You will return from each module to your organization with new skills to better identify, frame, and solve complex business problems; the confidence to make important business decisions in an uncertain and rapidly changing environment, and the leadership skills to drive fundamental change in your organization and industry. The USI EMBA also allows you to test your new skills under the expert guidance of USI’s top faculty during the keystone project at the end of the program.
The program consists of eleven core courses, plus one module abroad (Dubai, UAE), three advanced courses, and three-month project work at the end of the program.
During the core curriculum, two courses will be taught in parallel: one in the morning and the other one in the afternoon for three consecutive days, from Friday through Saturday. Courses will begin with a 3-day block and continue, one month later, with the next 3-day block. Two blocks make up a module. Halfway through each module, there will be time to reflect on the learning acquired and work on the assignments for the module’s two subjects. The advanced courses will generally be done over just one block, i.e. three days.
Above is an illustration of the process for completing a module, i.e. two courses over two blocks. C1 and C2 represent two core Courses.