In today's globalized world, there are numerous industries that are looking for cross functional management and leadership capabilities. With the increasing ties between Europe and Asia, and the growing need for managerial professionals from both continents to work together, it is crucial for higher education programs to provide intercultural and interdisciplinary training for future managers to succeed in cross-border business affairs. As a member of the `League of European Research Universities' (LERU), the University of Zurich (UZH) is one of Europe's most prestigious research institutions.
The university is located in the heart of Zurich which serves as an ideal setting, one of the most vibrant economic hot-spots in Europe, world-famous for its high quality of life and highly innovative culture. The excellent public transportation system is only one of the aspects which contributes to the high standard of living. The clean air, the closeness to nature and the mountains as well as the safe environment are other qualities that make a stay to study in Zurich worthwhile. The biggest city in Switzerland, Zurich offers a unique intercultural environment with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities available in both winter and summer. Students from all backgrounds and nationalities are welcomed to join University of Zurich.
Powering the Management Professionals of Future
The University of Zurich, Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics has established a dedicated department for Executive Education. The European and Asian Business Management programs (EABM) offers a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), which is an advanced academic degree. MAS programs are designed for post-graduates with an academic curriculum tailored for specific subjects with well-defined requirements for practical applications. The MAS EABM program offered by University of Zurich includes a 6-8-months paid practical working experience in Switzerland in the form of an internship. At the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics where the EABM program belongs to, they foster diversity and the development of intercultural communication competencies . The University of Zurich is committed to the active and systematic promotion of diversity and prevention of discrimination. As Switzerland's largest education and research institution, active in Europe and worldwide, UZH embraces diversity as a core value.
"The EABM master program was specifically created to become the primary destination for young professionals looking to succeed in a career focused on bridging the European & Asian regions. The program provides graduating students with intercultural competence, international working experience and a wide network of business contacts. We aim to prepare our students for a cross-cultural and diverse business management environment that is there to meet tomorrow's needs", said Prof. Dr. Xinhua Wittmann, Director of the EABM program.
Today, the EABM (MAS) is designed as an intensive study program focusing on advanced managerial theories in diverse functional areas and their applications in real-life business case environments from an intercultural perspective. The program offers a top-level post-graduate education and prepares students to be future business leaders with an international career. "Candidates from India and the Asia region usually decide to sign up for our 18-months Master of Advanced Studies program in European and Asian Business Management (EABM), The program offers a top-notch post-graduate education and will prepare young professionals and future managers for a career in international business affairs. As an attractive part of the program, beside the academic modules, the opportunity to enter in a 6-8 months' work abroad experience, is an appealing asset to the curriculum. Upon graduation, a track record in an international company".
At University of Zurich, young professionals from around the globe will study the fundamentals of management and learn about emerging business-theories. Three course blocks specifically dedicated to Europe, China and Asia provide ample room to dive deep into topics such as Innovation and Swiss Family Business in Europe or E-Commerce and Cross-Border Business in Asia. "By completing an internship at an international company (6-8 months), our students have the unique chance to directly apply cross-cultural learning from the classes on the job. Our faculty consists of professors and guest lecturers from top universities and renowned companies from all over the globe, including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Bocconi University, Sophia University Tokyo, and National University Singapore".
To date, the Nobel Prize has been conferred on twelve UZH scholars and the University of Zurich is currently ranked in the top 75 universities worldwide. Accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, University of Zurich has the highest standards of quality in business education at global level. During the MAS EABM program, our students are supported by a group of outstanding professors but what distinguishes our program is the mentorship component.
Scholarships and Internships
The MAS European and Asian Business Management master program includes a paid 6-8-months practical working abroad internship. The EABM program advocates for academic excellence, thus for the cohort 2023-2025, the MAS EABM program will offer one partial scholarship (30% reduction on the tuition fee) to the best Indian candidate. At the EABM, students coming from all fields of study are welcome to apply to the master program.
"University of Zurich is committed to the development of young professionals in taking their first career steps with the general business management knowledge and cross-cultural communication skills provided to them"
Building Future on Unique Strengths
University of Zurich is committed to the development of young professionals in taking their first career steps with the general business management knowledge and cross-cultural communication skills provided to them. "Our program began in 2016 as the European and Chinese Business Management program and has expanded to become the European and Asian Business Management program covering the entire Asian region in order to remain current and in line with the developments of the current business world. This is very much aligned to the market needs as well as our commitment to diversity. Many graduates have taken large steps ahead in their international career, taking their talents to corporate positions abroad in Asia or here in Switzerland", says Prof. Dr. Xinhua Wittmann.
Personal development happens by stepping outside of your comfort zone, which is why, University of Zurich Executive Education, MAS European and Asian Business Management master program are dedicated to challenging, but also supporting students on their way to personal growth. "We believe that intercultural competence is a skill which cannot be learned solely from books - it must come with hands-on experience too. EABM program will provide young professionals and academics, with deep insights and help to gain the skills necessary in cross border business management in the European and Asian context".
Speaking further on the advice to future students, Ewald Beivi, Mentor and Business Development Manager EABM shares, "Our advice to young professionals and master candidates is to get to know themselves in terms of their strengths, skills and their future aspirations. Arriving at their next academic stop with a clear vision for their career paths will help them on the road to personal and professional development. Our mentorship program will support every student, and nobody is left alone during their studies or internship with the EABM program. We are here to offer students all the support they need to succeed".