Master's Program in Switzerland

Best Master Programs in Switzerland 2019

Master

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

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.

 

Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra. Switzerland has some of the world renown universites like ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, University of Lausanne or the University of St. Gallen. Keep in mind, it's much better to speak the local language, so if you can't speak either French, German or Italian, better go for a language course first.

Master Degrees in Switzerland

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Professional Master in Football Business

FBA The Football Business Academy
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year March 2019 Switzerland Geneva Switzerland Online + 2 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MScF in International Finance

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time 18 months February 2019 Switzerland Geneva

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 in the conceptual, analytical and empirical intricacies of modern international finance and investment. [+]

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 the access to internship opportunities in international companies and organizations Program ... [-]

Master in International Business

Business School Lausanne
Campus 18 months February 2019 Switzerland 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 forging an exciting path of professional development. [+]

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 ... [-]

Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance

University of St. Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s Programme 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 know how to integrate the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a results-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. [+]

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 the diverse perspectives constitutive of economics, political science, business administration and law. Our three compulsory courses “International Governance”, “State and Economy” and “International Politics, Economics and Business” provide the conceptual foundations, research methods and knowledge indispensable for a thorough understanding of the complexity of international problems. Specific courses and practical projects enable you to choose and refine your areas of specialisation and develop your own personal profile. The programme includes an attractive array of independent electives and contextual studies. Writing a Master’s thesis enables you to concentrate on a research question of your own choice. The MIA is particularly strong in the fields of trade and development, peace and security, as well as democracy and governance. The curriculum skilfully merges St.Gallen’s proven expertise in economics and business with the analytical study of practical issues pertaining to politics and society as a whole. Linking theory to practice is a top priority in the MIA programme. There... [-]

FIFA Master - International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport

CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Organised by the CIES - International Centre for Sport Studies, 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. [+]

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 Infantino and General Secretary Fatma Samoura. A unique programme The FIFA Master takes its graduates on a unique journey through three different European countries to study sport. Three distinguished universities in England, Italy and Switzerland, which are among Europe's most sports-oriented countries, have come together to provide a one year programme that combines top-class academic teaching and practical case studies supplemented by guest lecturers and field visits. The course focuses on three key and inter-related aspects of sports humanities, management and law. Once the programme successfully completed, postgraduates receive a joint-diploma delivered by the three universities. Developing unique people The FIFA Master offers a dynamic international environment with around 20 different nationalities represented in a class of approximately 30 postgraduates that are selected each year. The international multi-disciplinary approach provides postgraduates with the opportunity to learn a broad range of subjects and develop... [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainable Luxury

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Switzerland Gland

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.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2019 Switzerland Lugano

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in International Trade (MIT) (European & US accreditations)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2019 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MSc in Software and Data Engineering (MSDE)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Switzerland Lugano

MSDE is a unique opportunity for students to become highly qualified, software and data engineers able to effectively deal with the increasing complexity of modern software systems and with the gigantic amount of data they generate and manipulate. [+]

Software plays a pivotal role in almost all aspects of our life, including transportation, communication, economy, and healthcare. We put trust in software to accomplish complex and vital tasks for us, such as managing our finances, sharing our family and friends memories, diagnosing diseases, flying airplanes or driving cars. These systems manipulate and generate an unprecedented amount of data. In such a scenario, the software cannot be understood without its data and data becomes valuable only thanks to the software analyzing it. Why enroll in the Master in Software and Data Engineering (MSDE) at USI?

Top qualification

MSDE is a unique opportunity for students to become highly qualified, software and data engineers able to effectively deal with the increasing complexity of modern software systems and with the gigantic amount of data they generate and manipulate.... [-]


International Master of Design

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Switzerland Basel

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 perspective and standards of the Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design HGK FHNW. Of special interest for students is the opportunity to graduate with an internationally accredited Master of Design (MDes) from UIC and the Swiss equivalent, MAS in Graphic Design I– Iconicism and Graphic Design II– Mediality from the HGK. [+]

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.... [-]


Certificate of Advanced Studies - Master of Advanced Studies in Curating

Zurich University of the Arts
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 4 semesters February 2019 Switzerland Zürich + 3 more

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 – combined with reading and discussing critical theory. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Switzerland 2019.

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.... [-]


Master in Digital Business

EU Business School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Switzerland Geneva Montreux + 1 more

Digital transformation is no longer a future paradigm, but a key reality. The business world is becoming digitalized at an astounding pace and companies actively seek digital visionaries, qualified to leverage their expertise and insight into any corporation that seeks to stay competitive. This program explores the theoretical and practical foundations, implementation and business models that make up digital business and delivers all key competencies required in the corporate world today. [+]

Digital transformation is no longer a future paradigm, but a key reality. The business world is becoming digitalized at an astounding pace and companies actively seek digital visionaries, qualified to leverage their expertise and insight into any corporation that seeks to stay competitive. This program explores the theoretical and practical foundations, implementation and business models that make up digital business and delivers all key competencies required in the corporate world today.

Duration: Three terms/one year (60 credits)

Locations: Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux

Teaching Language: English

Starting dates: October/January/March

Admission: Year-round... [-]


Master in Luxury Marketing (Geneva, Switzerland)

CREA Geneva | INSEEC GROUP
Campus Full time 17 months October 2019 Switzerland Geneva

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2019 Switzerland Zürich + 1 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details.

Courses

Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible.... [-]


The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Part time 2 semesters February 2019 Switzerland Geneva

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. [+]

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 ... [-]