1 DEGREE PROGRAM The MBA 90 exceptinal peple REAL WORLD. REAL LEARNING One year Real wrld, slid educatin Leadership develpment
2 The MBA - leadership based n technical cmpetence, self-awareness and mral judgment The MBA - the mst internatinal endeavr f its kind MBA PROGRAM "Our wrld tday needs leaders, in bth the public and the private sectr, wh are cmmitted and well prepared t erase pverty and inequality. I had n dubts that I wuld get the best tls at. I had high expectatins and they were certainly met." Dieg Mlan Vega, MBA 2001, Minister, Ministry f Infrmatin and Cmmunicatin Technlgy, ITC, Clmbia Yu want t Make a Difference! use yur internatinal experience and recgnized leadership ptential fr a career leap widen yur managerial and technical cmpetencies assess real-life business challenges and cnfidently select adequate respnses t them recgnize mral dimensins when dealing with managerial dilemma increase self-awareness, inspire grup perfrmance and assertively shape yur future benefit frm persnalized learning and individual caching and share knwledge with a small grup f exceptinal classmates and internatinal executives jin ne f the wrld s mst selective netwrks f business executives Cmpetitin and markets d nt guarantee prgress. They are cnduits fr business advance. Fr business t drive prgress, it is nt enugh t figure ut hw t address custmer demands, excel in peratins r cmply with regulatry standards. Rather, business needs t knw why it des what it des and at which value and csts t whm? This calls fr the bradest appreciatin f issues at stake and fr leadership based n technical cmpetence, self-awareness and mral judgment. s MBA prgram is designed with these requirements in mind. They infrm ur chices f prgram cntent, teaching methd and research agendas; and they help us t select the best grup f 90 participants every year. We cater t a select grup f experienced, mature and glbally minded participants and we ffer real-life, slid educatin recgnized fr its direct applicability and impact. s chices cntinuusly earn it the highest praise fr ffering executives an educatinal experience secnd t nne. As yu prepare yurself fr the next phase f yur career, we wuld be happy t talk t yu r put yu in tuch with ur alumni t help yu decide if we are the right chice fr yu. Ralf Bscheck Lundin Family Prfessr f Ecnmics & Business Plicy MBA Prgram Directr The - MBA 2 "Next t the learning at, tw things will have a lasting impact: first, knwing the destinatin is nt nearly as imprtant as knwing hw t get there. taught me the relevant questins t ask myself. Secnd, I have gained friends fr life peple I can rely n thrugh thick and thin. Galina Antva, Bulgarian/Canadian, MBA 2011, Assciate, CEO Excellence Prgram, Siemens AG Financial Times 2012 Financial Times First 2013in pen executive prgrams wrldwide First in pen aims executive achieved prgrams wrldwide 2013 First in placement success & internatinal mbility 2012 First in placement success & internatinal First in pen executive prgrams wrldwide mbility Business Week 2012 First in leadership Frbes 2011 First verall First in 5 years return return n n investment investment st A Glbal Meeting Place! an institute entirely devted t excellence in real-life executive develpment an internatinal faculty recgnized fr its unique blend f academic thught leadership and real-life prblem-slving skills n-nnsense apprach t managerial educatin a vibrant cmmunity f research and learning activities linking mre than 180 crpratins wrldwide media platfrms accelerating the generatin and applicatin f ideas alumni clubs cnnecting executives acrss mre than 140 cuntries situated in the center f Eurpe in ne f the glbe s fastest grwing science and technlgy hubs with dedicated research/engagement resurces arund the wrld a fertile grund fr cuntless start-ups and hme f glbal blue chip cmpanies with clse links t internatinal institutins such as the WHO, WTO r the UN, as well as t EPFL, Eurpe s premier science & engineering university s MBA prgram Selective, Slid, Transfrmatinal! a ne-year, full-time curriculum that jins intensive building blcks and integrative prjects with persnalized studies and pprtunity fr reflectin develps business acumen, technical cmpetencies and leadership capabilities heightens self-awareness and the recgnitin f trends and challenges in varied cntexts ffers a participant-faculty rati f 2:1 and the services f tp-class technical prfessinals typically enrlls 90 participants f 40+ natinalities with an average age f 31, seven years f internatinal wrk experience, a cmmand f three languages and excellent GMAT scres The - MBA 3
3 The MBA - the skills t knw, the cnfidence t act, the humility t lead The MBA Real Wrld. Real Learning PROGRAM STRUCTURE Prir t the Prgram, a range f diagnstics are used t determine the successful applicants understanding f quantitative business basics. If needed, we will require prir preparatin thrugh -guided nline mdules, readings r a ne-week immersin curse. We als prbe int participants industry and managerial backgrunds and leadership preferences t persnalize prjects, prepare faculty and fine-tune the general curriculum. Business Fundamentals cvers five main elements: Building Blcks; Integratin, Trade-ffs & Managerial Dilemma; Entrepreneurship; Organizatinal Cntext; and Executive Briefings. Assignments range frm full-fledged industry analyses, marketing, and business plans t rganizatin audits, next-stage financing prpsals fr new ventures and persnal leadership narratives. These tasks are interspersed with integrative exercises, grup prjects and individual, cmprehensive exams. Persnal end-f-mdule debriefs assess each participant s level f technical cmpetences, perfrmance within the class as well as relative t individual learning agendas; subsequent tutring sessins cncentrate n persnal develpment gals, career and recruitment strategies. In Cntext features fur cre cmpnents: Internatinal Cnsulting Prjects; a Discvery Expeditin; Navigating the Future as well as Leadership Challenges. Assignments include substantial strategy assessment and implementatin prjects fr crprate clients and NGOs; a discvery expeditin t explre plitical and cultural bstacles t imprving a regin s scial, ecnmic and business cnditins; an assessment f majr glbal trends and their likely cnsequences fr market evlutin, business mdels and stakehlder interests. The mdule culminates in an explratin f leadership issues surrunding grup perfrmance as experienced during prject wrk, while relating with client teams, r as bserved when discussing reginal transfrmatin r respnses t glbal trends. Again, persnal end-fmdule debriefs assess participants perfrmances and ffer advice n persnal develpment and recruitment. The - MBA 4 The leadership and persnal develpment I cultivated at gave me the cnfidence t inspire thers in my current rle at Jhnsn & Jhnsn. It als helped me t fulfill my passin t make a difference in the lives f peple thrugh healthcare right nw, nt later. Philip Da, American, MBA 2007, Cuntry Directr, Jhnsn & Jhnsn Medical Inc., Vietnam s MBA prgram creates the ideal envirnment t explre yurself, identifying yur persnal and prfessinal gaps, and t acquire the cmpetencies needed t accmplish yur gals. Juan Benitez Garcia, Clmbian, MBA 2009, MSE Adviser, DuPnt Nemurs SA, Switzerland IMPACT Over 30 years f experience with cnsulting prjects fr majr internatinal clients as well as small and medium-sized businesses; 520 cmpleted assignments in 65 cuntries. s MBA prject team brught sme invaluable insights t the table and develped specific diagnstics that are nw part f ur day t day analysis. A truly utstanding jb. Ragnvald Naer, Senir Vice President, Statkraft AS, Nrway Examples f recent, MBA spnsred civil sciety/ngo missins: Ctlands - HIV Hspice and Orphanage, Jhannesburg, Suth Africa SEWA - Self-emplyed Wmen Assciatin, New Delhi, India IITA - Internatinal Institute f Trpical Agriculture: Research t Nurish Africa, Ibadan, Nigeria Our prject fr SEWA India made a real and lasting cntributin t the lives f wmen in the Delhi slums - it als changed urs. Stephanie Weg, German, MBA 2010, C-funder, YNvatin, Switzerland Business Frefrnt cvers three main elements: Electives; On Mvers, Shakers, Preachers & Pragmatists; Persnal Directins. Electives prvide an pprtunity t individualize the curriculum and pursue deeper insights in a number f particular fields. On Mvers reflects upn diverse and ften cnflicting value rientatins when dealing with managerial and leadership dilemmas. Persnal Directins emplys exercises, peer reviews, and individual caching sessins t deepen participants prficiency with respect t the range f leadership rles and means t deal with particular situatins and challenges. Persnal debriefs cnclude the mdule. Tw threads f activities are fllwed thrughut the prgram: Persnal and leadership develpment builds self-awareness and the ability t assess, navigate and shape rganizatinal cntexts and agendas. It cmbines classrm interactins and experimental learning with individual reflectin and ptinal, highly valued, psychanalytical testing and caching. Career services teams assist with persnalized caching, wrkshps and a variety f n-and ffcampus recruiting events including reginal recruiting fairs acrss the wrld. MBA graduates are highly sught-after, experienced individuals that require an ptimal return n their investment. s award-winning career services are built t reflect their needs. Upn graduatin, MBAs typically cntinue t be invlved with s netwrk f research cmmunities, keep abreast with relevant business cntent via s nline curricula, and participate in the varius activities ffered by s crprate learning netwrk. Experience MBA can change the wrld Business Schl
4 The MBA Prgram Structure The MBA - Recruiting Cmpanies Business Fundamentals January t June In Cntext July t September Business Frefrnt Octber t December Pre-Prgram Assessments & Preparatin Building Blcks Integratin, Trade-ffs & Managerial Dilemmas Entrepreneurship Organizatinal Cntext Executive Briefings Internatinal Cnsulting Prjects Discvery Expeditin Navigating the Future Leadership Challenges On Mvers, Shakers Preachers & Pragmatists Electives Persnal Directins Pst-Prgram Assessments & Learning Netwrk Career Services Persnal & Leadership Develpment The - MBA 5 A.T. Kearney, Abbtt, Accenture, a-cnnect, ADB, AES Crpratin, Alavarez & Marsal, Alcan, Alstm, Amazn, AMEX, Amgen, ArcelrMittal, Aristn Therm, AsiaGlbal, Investments, AstraZeneca, ATS Grup Ltd, Bain & Cmpany, Bank Muscat, Barclays, BASF, BAT, Bayer, The Bstn Cnsulting Grup, Bz & Cmpany, Brealis, Bstn Scientific, BT Grup, BRP, Bunge, Campbell Alliance, CEMEX, Citi LatAm, Clintn Health Access Initiative, CMS, CNH Glbal, Creveld Cnsultants, Danaher Crpratin, Danfss, Delitte, Dexia, Disney, DnB NOR, The Dw Chemical Grup, DuPnt, Eatn Crpratin, Eclab, Edmistn, Emersn Prcess Management, Emirates Int. Telecm, Essent, Expedia, Fidelity Investments, FIL Investment Management, Firmenich, Frtis, FrieslandCampina, Frg Capital & Eden Ventures, Galderma, GE Healthcare, GE Mney, GE Oil & Gas, Ggle, GrandVisin, Grisns Peak, Hach Lange, HALl Investments, Hexagn Grup, Hilti, Hinduja Bank, F. Hffmann-La Rche, Hlcim, Hneywell, IBM, IDEO, IFC, IMS Health, InBev, Jhnsn & Jhnsn Glbal, Jhnsn & Jhnsn Prcurement, Jaguar Land Rver, JF Rbertsn & Partners, Julius Baer Grup, Kedge Capital, KHDA, KPN, Laureate University, Lilly, L'Oréal, Luxttica Grup, LVMH, Maersk, Mahindra Satyam, Marakn, Materialise, McKinsey & Cmpany, Medtrnic, MIGA, Mneysupermarket.cm, Mnitr Grup, Mnsant, MTS Grup, mygdness Internatinal, Nagravisin, Nestlé, Nestlé Prfessinal, NetApp, Nike, Nilfisk, Nissan, Nvartis Pharma, O-I Eurpe, Oracle, Pentair, PepsiC, Philips, Philip Mrris Internatinal, Pl Ralph Lauren, PPG Industries Eurpe, PricewaterhuseCpers, Prcter & Gamble, Rland Berger Strategy Cnsultants, Rquette, Ryal Dutch Shell, Samsung GSG, SAP, SCAD, Schindler Grup, Siemens, Sdex, Slera Hldings Inc., Standard Chartered Bank, Statkraft, Straumann Grup, Stryker, SunPwer Crpratin, Swiss Life, Syngenta, Synthes, TECOM Investments, The Glbal Fund, TmTm Internatinal, Trinity, UCB Grup, Unilever, Vale, Vestas Wind Systems, Vdafne, WealthTuch, Wipr Technlgies, ZS Assciates.
5 The MBA - selective and a serius investment! The MBA - partners in develpment ENTERING THE PROGRAM LIFE AT We dn t just lk fr 90 exceptinal participants! We lk fr the best grup f 90 thse wh have demnstrated the ptential and desire t make a difference and wh are cmmitted t learning frm each ther. Prerequisite qualificatins include: Bachelr s degree r equivalent frm an accredited institutin GMAT (80% f ur MBA participants scre between 620 and 750) A minimum f three years full-time wrk experience A strng cmmand f written and spken English At least ne language in additin t English Admissin is based n yur written applicatin, recmmendatins and the results f a three-part assessment day: Yur written applicatin must demnstrate strng academic ability, slid career prgressin, internatinal utlk, respnsible decisin-making, business achievements and real leadership capacity. Yur essays shuld clearly express yur values and pririties. Three letters f recmmendatin shuld infrm abut yur persnality, business achievements and leadership capabilities. At least tw shuld cme frm business-related surces. Lasting a full day, the assessment cnsists f a persnal interview, an imprmptu presentatin, and a case study discussin. We will have an pprtunity t assess yur intellectual capabilities, integrity and ability t wrk with thers. Yu have a chance t evaluate us, meet participants and pssibly attend classes. Fees & Financial Aid CHF 60,000 fr tuitin, CHF 25,000 fr all prgram and prject-related fees, including all teaching materials, persnal caching, travel and accmmdatin fr Internatinal Cnsulting Prjects and Discvery Expeditin, fur-curse lunch at five days per week, jint events with executives at Accepted applicants with financial needs may apply fr schlarships and/r a bank lan. Fr the mst up-t-date schlarship and lan pprtunities visit MBA Schlarships 5 x MBA Alumni Schlarships Africa & Middle East Schlarship, Eastern Eurpe Schlarship, Asia Schlarship, Latin America Schlarship, Western Eurpe/ Nrth America/Oceania Schlarship 4 x MBA Merit Schlarships 2 x MBA Future Leaders Schlarships Van Ord Schlarship Nestlé Schlarship fr Wmen MBA Jim Ellert Schlarship Statn Schlarship s MBA class is small and yet very diverse. Yu benefit frm wide-ranging perspectives and yu truly live a stretch. Edikan Ekpu, Nigerian, MBA 2012, Stanbic IBTC Capital, Nigeria "Using the assessment day t get a glimpse f the experience was a great idea. I was pleased t see the high caliber f fellw applicants and air f cllabratin. Lking back, the year has been reflective f the intensity and learnings f that day." Saira Rajan, Singaprean, MBA 2012, Cmmercial Strategy Manager, Mars Fds UK -CHF 30,000 each - CHF 10,000 each - CHF 30,000 each - CHF 30,000 - CHF 25,000 - CHF 20,000 - US$ 50,000 Schlarships s campus is lcated a stne s thrw away frm Lake Geneva in ne f the mst beautiful and mst central areas in Eurpe. Lausanne is large enugh t be interesting, yet small enugh t avid the prblems f larger cities. There is an abundance f cultural activities and plenty f pprtunities t d sprts in and arund the city, n the lake r in the muntains. Our participant services assist in yur relcatin (visa, apartments, schling fr yur children etc.) and help crdinate an active MBA partner prgram. Partners have access t s infrmatin center, the gym etc. A campus kindergarten fr children aged 2½ t 5 is pen five mrnings a week. Oceania Nrdic cuntries Nrth America Africa/Middle East Central and Eastern Eurpe Suth America Asia Western and Suthern Eurpe HR/Legal/Crprate Affairs/Misc. IT/R&D Business Develpment Operatins Finance Prject Management Strategy/Planning General Management Marketing and Sales The - MBA 6 The - MBA 7
6 The MBA - exceptinal peple wh are shaping the future f business In additin t bradening my technical management skills, my MBA helped me understand myself a lt better by stretching and challenging me. S much f successful management is really abut leadership, and the intensive htspt envirnment f the MBA helped me figure ut what type f leader I wanted t be and ultimately that has been an imprtant driver f my business success. Alan Mclntyre, Sct, MBA 1992, Managing Partner Nrth America, Oliver Wyman I wuldn t have been given this pprtunity by LVMH if it wasn t fr. The prgram prjected me int the wrld I aspired t: frm dmestic t internatinal; lw margin t high margin; with increasing autnmy and respnsibility. Mark Crnell, English, MBA 1999, Frmer President and CEO, Met Hennessy USA (LVMH), Frmer CEO Edmistn I cntinue t use the business leadership framewrk as I face increasingly cmplex issues arund the wrld. Returning t as a recruiter, I knw I will find mature and diverse graduates I can rely n t mve int actin immediately. De la Rey Venter, Suth African, MBA 2001, Glbal Head f LNG, Shell Upstream Internatinal The MBA prvided an innvative platfrm t gain a practical understanding f tday s cnstantly changing perating cnditins. The experience is an eyepening jurney in self-discvery and self-imprvement. Zina Sanyura, Lebanese, MBA 2008, Investment Manager, Bluerchard Investments This year has been a rller caster ride f grwing and learning that seems t be ging at the speed f light. An eclectic mix f 90 amazing individual prmises, n tw adventures ever the same and best f all, the strng bnds that have been made! Azlan Kadir, Malaysian, MBA 2012, Business Develpment, Slera Hldings Inc. Additinal surces f infrmatin participates in MBA frums and cnducts infrmatin sessins all ver the wrld. These are a valuable pprtunity t find ut mre abut us and ask any questins yu may have. Dates and places are listed at Get a glimpse int the life f ur MBA participants, Faculty and alumni bth n- and ff-campus at We strngly recmmend a campus visit, including a lk arund Lausanne and the surrunding area, t help yu decide whether t apply. Yu will meet with a member f the MBA Office t learn mre abut the prgram, bserve a class r study grup in sessin, talk t members f the current class, and attend a Q&A sessin. Register fr a campus visit, at Applicatin Our five applicatin deadlines are: February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1 and September 1 each year. Apply nline at admissins. We encurage yu t apply as early as pssible. REAL WORLD. REAL LEARNING Chemin de Bellerive 23 PO Bx 915 CH-1001 Lausanne Switzerland TEL: FAX: Fllw us n:, INTERNATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL REAL WORLD, REAL LEARNING is cmmitted t envirnmental sustainability are trademarks f - Internatinal Istitute fr Management develpment. and fully ffsets its CO ftprint with Carbnfund.