Master of Business Administration MBA

MBSZ - Marketing & Business School Zurich
City, country:
Zurich, Zurich area, Switzerland
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
4 Semester


The overall aim of this general MBA programme is to provide people with transferable professional skills and problem-solving capabilities, backed up by academic expertise in a broad spectrum of business-related subjects, so that they can operate and perform in an environment of constant change and demanding expectations.

Case studies, problem solving, guest lectures, and group studies are some of the teaching methods that will help you to complete this MBA with a global perspective on business.

On completion of the programme, students are awarded a University of Bedfordshire MBA degree qualification, which enables graduates to apply and be selected for a doctorate in business administration (DBA).

Job description and job opportunities

The focus is primarily to enable students to critically analyse and evaluate various issues in business and management, in order to enhance strategic decision making.

As this is a post-graduate course, the student’s current work-place/ organisation and position should be seen as having a major input into the learning process. The content of the programme is regularly reviewed and adapted to changing circumstances – to ensure that students are always ready for new challenges.


The MBA programme builds on the foundations of previous academic studies as well as relevant business management experience. It consists of eight modules which are completed during four semesters.

  • Leading and Managing People
  • Accounting for Leaders
  • Marketing Products and Services
  • Mobilising Creativity and Innovation
  • Strategy
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Thriving in a Competitive Global Market
  • Leadership Project
  • Integrated Management Project
In addition to the eight modules, there will be a non-credit bearing induction at the beginning of the course at the University in England, as well as two major projects which take the place of a thesis, viz. the Leadership Project (Year 1) and the Integrated Management Project (Year 2).

Admission/Entrance requirements

Tuition Fees

  • CHF 31’500.--
  • Former MBSZ students: CHF 28’000.--
Admission requirements
  • Completed MBA application form
  • Proof of at least two years management experience
  • Personal admission interview
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with a letter of motivation
  • Completion of an assessment test (English and business analysis/ problem solving)
  • Provide two letters of reference from previous employers or education institutions or similar independent referees
  • HFW alumnis MBSZ and Zug
  • If you do not have an academic qualification, you may be considered for the MBA, providing you meet the “sur dossier” requirements.

Languages and semester abroad

Sprache verpflichtend:
semester abroad:
  • The University of Bedfordshire (UoB) is a national, government-subsidised English University
  • The UoB is a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) as well as the European Foundation for Management Develop- ment (EFMD), and is awaiting the EFMD’s EPAS accreditation
  • Internationally recognised MBA university degree
  • Kick-off induction in London at the UoB with fellow MBA students from other countries
  • Understand, read and write English at an advanced level: MBA is presented in English
  • Blended learning - classroom sessions every second Saturday, regular online sessions
  • Individual support and personal attention by qualified faculty
  • Networking opportunities - multi-national alumni

The University of Bedfordshire

Situated about 30 minutes by train north of London, the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) is the largest provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education in the region of Bedfordshire. Spread over two campuses, with over 12,000 registered students and 1,000 staff members, it is a vibrant and dynamic facility, with major ties to the private business sector. The Putteridge Bury Campus houses the postgraduate Business School, the centre of the MBA programme.

The UoB has offered its acclaimed management and MBA courses to students both locally and abroad, in regions as diverse as Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southern Africa and India, for over 18 years. The national Quality Assurance Authority (QAA) recently praised the business and management programmes at the UoB by observing that “Student learning is clearly under-pinned by high-quality researchled teaching”, and gave them an “excellent” evaluation grade.

During their life-times, MBA graduates continue to network and support each other and current students through the alumni association

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