Switzerland MBA Program


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Program Description


Recognizing the global demand for diverse and well-educated business leaders, The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management, Northwood University and the Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM), have formed a strategic alliance to offer the Master of Business Administration degree. This innovative academic partnership with HIM provides students the opportunity to pursue a world-class, accredited U.S. graduate degree while on HIM’s beautiful Montreux, Switzerland campus. The program combines Northwood’s academic content and approaches with HIM’s first-class student services to offer a unique educational and cultural experience. The accelerated one-year program consists of four, nine-week modules delivered by outstanding DeVos faculty from the United States.

This Full-time program of study is designed for high-caliber students from undergraduate programs and companies across the globe. The program prepares students to not only survive in today’s complex global economy but also prepares students to drive change within it. DeVos graduates are poised to excel and surpass their counterparts in their careers more rapidly than could ever be anticipated. We achieve this feat by empowering our students in a truly dynamic student-driven learning approach. With integrated management curricula, DeVos students learn management by practicing management in an interactive format utilizing the signature DeVos Case Study Methodology.

Teaching Hours

The program is taught in four modules of nine weeks each. Courses are delivered as two-week seminars - e.g., Course I in weeks 2 and 6, Course II in weeks 3 and 7, and Course III in weeks 4 and 8 of each module. Weeks 1, 5, and 9 of each module are dedicated to individual and group deliverables.


Master's in Business Administration awarded by Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University.

Last updated Mar 2018

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Values and Philosophy First and foremost, DeVos values its students and their development. Our graduates emerge as leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs fully understanding the importance of a market e ... Read More

Values and Philosophy First and foremost, DeVos values its students and their development. Our graduates emerge as leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs fully understanding the importance of a market economy driven by individual freedom, choice, and responsibility. DeVos transforms students into highly effective executives and managers with the skills to: Find and fix problems. Identify and capitalize on opportunities. Create a vision and influence others to follow. Raise the performance of subordinates, peers, and superiors. A significant portion of management and leadership development should enhance emotional competencies. Most MBA programs focus almost exclusively on the development of intellectual skills. While important, these cognitive competencies or IQ (knowledge, analysis, reasoning, and logic) are of secondary importance to emotional competencies or EQ (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management). Research has suggested that EQ is a more significant driver of workplace success than IQ. EQ, while instinctive in nature, can be learned. Intellectual development is more than adding new theories, tools, and techniques. Learning to approach a business project with new ways of thinking, unique to each individual’s personal strengths, learning to develop others in this process, and learning the tools necessary to act on business solutions are fundamental to the DeVos difference. Lastly, in a student-centered environment, students develop the ability to see the varying perspectives of different disciplines, industries, cultures, geographies, and especially of different people. DeVos students graduate with the professional skills practiced by international business leaders. Read less
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