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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 International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisat ... [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Switzerland 2019. The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. MIA graduates are trained as generalists and are skilled at integrating the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic, and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a result-oriented approach, the MIA programme prepares graduates for a world in which leaders and professionals must increasingly be able to work across borders, disciplines and sectors. Curriculum The MIA programme is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates ... [-]
Switzerland St. Gallen
September 2019
Full-time
18 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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Business School Lausanne

The BSL Master in International Business (MIB) takes you beyond the academic discovery of business. It enables you to discover your own way of making a difference while f ... [+]

Program Overview

The BSL Master in International Business (MIB) takes you beyond the academic discovery of business. It enables you to discover your own way of making a difference while forging an exciting path of professional development.

You will embark on a personal development journey and will cultivate skills and perspectives that empower you to make meaningful change in the world. You will prepare for a career that fits your strengths and passions and will choose between three program options including an international study exchange in China, participation in the Aim2Flourish business case project with an optional internship, and a cutting-edge specialization in data analytics. You will explore innovative and state-of-the-art business tools and concepts that challenge business-as-usual thinking and offer a different perspective on business as a force for good. BSL Signature Features Small classes with personalized attention and support from professors Professors who are seasoned and currently active business practitioners and experts in their field International and diverse environment with students from 60 nationalities Program Options ... [-]
Switzerland Lausanne
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. Facts Duration: 18 months Credits: 90 ECTS Language: English Intakes: February and September Degree Awarded: Master of Science Major in International Finance Transfer Opportunities: We offer our students the option to transfer for a semester between our Geneva and Barcelona campuses Internships: We provide access to internship opportunities in international companies and organizations Program ... [-]
Switzerland Geneva
February 2020
Full-time
22 - 1 months
Campus
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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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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
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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The International University in Geneva

The Master of International Trade (MIT) is a high standard program in international economic and commercial relations. The MIT is designed for young professionals and dip ... [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in international economic and commercial relations; Providing knowledge and skills to assess major trade issues, draft policy documents and negotiate for government, international organization or corporate sector; Exploring economic and commercial decision making, current and future trade issues and developments; Gaining insight into world trade, international finance, and trade promotion strategies from national and regional to global level. PROFILE

The Master of International Trade (MIT) is a high standard program in international economic and commercial relations. The MIT is designed for young professionals and diplomats interested in pursuing a career in international trade organizations and diplomatic services, chambers of commerce and TNCs. The MIT program provides a comprehensive introduction to practical aspects of successful trade promotion and trade relations techniques combined with an understanding of the role of the major international trade organizations in setting policy and standards that govern global trade. The program includes visits to major international trade organizations in Geneva.... [-]

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

In an ever-changing business landscape shaped by increasingly competitive markets, the entrepreneurial mindset’ is crucial for managers to bring about creative changes an ... [+]

In an ever-changing business landscape shaped by increasingly competitive markets, the entrepreneurial mindset’ is crucial for managers to bring about creative changes and growth. This program explores the main components of innovation and new venture creation and provides an insight into the entrepreneurial endeavor and the conditions within which it can be cultivated effectively. Focusing on the development of creative-thinking and executive skills, you will discover entrepreneurial challenges and solutions while taking the opportunity to evaluate and conceptualize business models.

Duration: Three terms/one year (60 credits)

Locations: Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, Online... [-]

Switzerland Geneva Montreux Switzerland Online
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Online
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CREA Geneva | INSEEC GROUP

The International Master in Luxury Marketing has been conceived to offer students a solid and accurate understanding of the Luxury world, taking into strong consideration ... [+]

A full understanding of the new dynamics applied to luxury

In a fast-moving environment where Luxury borders are being challenged and blurred, this program will give a full understanding of the new dynamics applied to Luxury. The International Master in Luxury Marketing has been conceived to offer students a solid and accurate understanding of the Luxury world, taking into strong consideration its new rules strongly related to new consumer’s perception, challenges for the retail environment as well as online services and CRM. An analysis will span from a hard luxury into services, ranging from traveling into food and beverage.

Course Program

Branding & Image

Beginning with the basics of marketing techniques to the evolution of new Luxury strategies, the main emphasis will be on the new rules applied to business, communication, finance, and leadership. Development will be from a general overview into the Luxury market to discovering its niche and specific needs. An analysis will be applied to different Luxury business models and their strategies as well as to the different geographic.... [-]

Switzerland Geneva
October 2019
Full-time
17 months
Campus
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Zurich University of the Arts

The CAS/MAS in Curating is a discursive platform focusing on key areas of museology, contemporary exhibition-making and curating. It has a strong practical orientation – ... [+]

Taught modules, group activities, seminars, excursions and lectures delivered by a team of acclaimed international guest lecturers serve to build essential knowledge and skills in the field of museology and curating. Coursework also involves research and the development of individual and group projects from start to finish.

Degree programme content and structure

The Postgraduate Programme in Curating at Zurich Univer­sity of the Arts (ZHdK) is a discursive platform focusing on key ar­eas of contemporary exhibition­making. It has a strong practical orientation. Taught modules, group activities, seminars, and lec­tures delivered by a team of acclaimed international guest lecturers serve to build essential knowledge and skills in the field of curating. Coursework also involves research and the development of individ­ual and group projects from start to finish.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 semesters
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
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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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