This programme is organized (since 2008) by the UNESCO Chair in Inter-cultural and Inter-religious Exchanges (Faculty of Philosophy) in partnership with the Swiss Institute for Sustainable Management, and the Universities of Fribourg and Geneva.

It provides students with a unique opportunity to meet top academics and specialists from international universities, successful managers, and entrepreneurs. Students interested in developing a career in business and management benefit by the excellent know-how of practitioners experienced in managing complex organizations.

Graduates have a strong competitive advantage in the labor market, as the MBA helps them acquire/improve managerial skills and prepares them to successfully innovate in business.

From the academic HR point of view, the program has known a real progress by the contribution of several international scholars and practitioners in the field of business administration. Courses are usefully complemented by case studies, as the programme has a strong orientation towards both an academically rigorous and practically relevant learning experience for the students. A telling example is Doing Business with Romania, a Guide for Businessmen elaborated by the MBA students and launched both in Romania and in Switzerland in 2010.

Tuition Fees

There is no tuition fee for the state-subsidized places. These places are available for EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation nationals

For paying students:

  • 2000 EUR / year for Romanian students and for students coming from EU, EEA member states and from the Swiss Confederation
  • 220 € / month for non-EU nationals

Career Opportunities

  • Management, Management Consulting
  • Business Administration, Business Analysis, Strategic Planning
  • Start-up Entrepreneurship, Business Development


  • Strategic Management: the Environment
  • Business Communication
  • Finance and Accounting for Managers
  • Theory and practice of business administration
  • Strategic Management: Capabilities
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Management in International Contexts: Investment and Financing
  • Competitive Strategies and Business Performance
  • Elements of European culture
  • Critical Thinking and Elements of Philosophy of Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Innovation and Knowledge Management
  • International economic environment: Business Statistics
  • Entrepreneurship and Internationalization
  • Internațional Management: Logistics and Lean Management
  • Theory and practice of business administration: Quality Management in Business
  • International Marketing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Management of Human Resources in multinational companies
  • Internship: Research activity – elaboration of the master thesis


Admission takes place in July and September.

The call for applications is open to Romanian nationals – BA (or equivalent) graduates -, as well as nationals of EU, EEA member states, Swiss Confederation nationals and non-EU-citizens.

Applicants with previous studies abroad will include a certificate acknowledging their studies abroad/degrees obtained abroad, issued by the specialized department of the Ministry of Education.

Program taught in:
  • English
This course is Campus based
Start Date
2 years
- 2000 EUR/year for Romanian students and for students coming from EU, EEA member states and from the Swiss Confederation. 220 €/month for non EU nationals.
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End Date
June 30, 2020
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June 30, 2020