International Executive MBA


With international markets becoming increasingly dynamic and the influence of different contexts, cultures, and consumer needs are growing steadily, business leaders are faced with enormous challenges.

The generalist International Executive MBA (IEMBA) Master’s degree program has been tailored to meet these challenges. It prepares executives for demanding tasks in a global environment. Areas of particular focus are leadership methodology, international business, and business ethics.

This degree program is a unique combination of innovative leadership training, special emphasis on business ethics, strategy-oriented training in international business, and the use of interdisciplinary segments such as action learning, study trips, a reference case study, and a team-based business simulation week.

At a glance

Qualification: Executive Master of Business Administration ZFH (60 ECTS)

Start: 06.09.2019

Duration: 4 semesters

Costs: CHF 48,200.00

Comment on costs: The fee includes all travel and accommodation expenses for the study trips abroad, all accommodation expenses for the intensive Business Simulation week in Switzerland, as well as all program fees and charges, including textbooks and other teaching materials.

Location: The module seminars take place in the classrooms and lecture halls of the ZHAW School of Management in Law in Winterthur / (Zurich). Separate arrangements are made during intensive study weeks and study trips abroad.

Language of instruction: English

International Executive MBA

Objectives and content

Target audience

The IEMBA program is aimed at business leaders in small, medium-sized, and large companies, young professionals with strong leadership potential, and English-speaking executives from all over the world.


After completing the program, participants will be able to do the following:

The practical orientation of this course gave me new tools to perform better in a globalized business environment

Cuau Castillejo, IEMBA ALUMNI


Participants are required to have a minimum of five years of professional experience as well as some leadership experience. They first receive a foundation of in-depth business administration knowledge on which to build more advanced competencies in the focus areas. These are leadership and networking (Global Leadership and Relationship Management), international business processes (International Business), and business ethics (Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility). The management training program combines individual and organizational leadership based on a well-founded, practically oriented leadership methodology, which also incorporates intercultural aspects. Additional interdisciplinary segments use methods of instruction that are geared to real-world needs.

The IEMBA program consists of the following modules:


In teaching the IEMBA program, instructors combine theory and practice. In particular, this synergy is created by means of the following methods:

In addition, the following innovative program segments are used:


Program Overview IEMBA
Program Overview IEMBA

Enquiries and contact




To be admitted to the IEMBA program, candidates must usually have a university degree. In order to ensure that the class as a whole contributes to the success of its members, the following requirements apply:

Information for applicants

We invite every potential candidate to an individual appointment, where we provide you with further details concerning the program and can address your personal situation. You will also have the opportunity to ask any unanswered questions.

Request an individual appointment: - Registration form

General terms and conditions


Starting dates and application

Start Application deadline  
06.09.2019 06.08.2019 link to individual contact form

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