Executive MBA ETH Zurich and
University of St.Gallen (emba X)
— in a nutshell

Key Features

  • A Sustainable Vision: Our vision is to develop you as socially responsible leader who has the mindset, the knowledge, and the skills to integrate leadership and technology issues with the aim of having a significant positive impact on your team, your organization, and the society at large.
  • Stronger Together: ETH Zurich’s cutting-edge technology and the University of St.Gallen’s impactful leadership education, designed and delivered as a perfect blend, in a fully integrated joint programme experience.
  • Best of Switzerland: Develop yourself and expand your global network in Switzerland- the world’s most innovative economy- while gaining access to one of Europe’s most influential combined business community.
  • Innovative Programme Design: Join a programme set to redefine the purpose of an Executive MBA degree, with an evolving curriculum adapted to the pace of the world and centered around your personal development.
  • Impact Guarantee: Engage in a customized experience which will lead to an observable change in your actions and outcomes, both in your professional as well as your personal environment, and extending to society at large.
  • Holistic Development: Achieve your potential, reset and/or upgrade your body, mind and soul through a personal development programme, peak performance module and interventions which build relevant behavioral competencies in three key areas: self-leadership, team & organisations leadership, and integrative leadership.
  • Expanding Horizons: as an emba X graduate, you will join Switzerland’s most influential alumni network (ETH Zurich + University of St.Gallen) as a socially responsible, well-rounded 21st century leader, fully ready and able to challenge the established ways of thinking, getting things done, and engaging others in constantly learning, unlearning and relearning.

Programme Details

  • Programme Topics: Technology, International Management, Leadership, Business Innovation and Social Responsibility
  • Start & End Date: January 2022 to July 2023
  • Format & Location: Hybrid
    • Online Modules
    • Modules in Zurich and St.Gallen (Switzerland)
  • Days On-Campus: 55 days 
  • Programme Language: English

emba X ’s innovative 18-month curriculum will be delivered across five elements:

  • Essential Courses: (Re) Learn the future while revisiting the essential concepts of Leadership, Technology and General Management via engaging hybrid course sessions;
  • Integration Weeks: Engage in a unique integration and applied learning experience. The Integration Weeks are 5 days of intensive faculty-directed immersion exposures with real action plans, based on themes of global business relevance;
  • The emba X Projects: Apply your knowledge and deliver impact via tailored social, business innovation and company projects.
  • Coaching and Mentoring: Benefit from an innovative customized personal development plan, including peer-to-peer coaching. Throughout the programme, faculty and selected practitioners will also provide you with feedback and advice on applying all learnings to outcomes.
  • Skill Building Interventions: Reset and/or upgrade yourself by building relevant behavioral competencies in three key areas: self-leadership, team & organisations leadership, and integrative leadership.

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Admission Requirements

Candidates must have:

  • 10 years work experience
  • 5 years leadership experience
  • Recognized academic degree (undergraduate or above)
  • Fluency in English

Programme Duration

Emba X is a hybrid part-time programme which follows a sequential schedule of online and on-campus modules. The programme lasts 18 months.

Application Period

Applications open: 1 February 2021
First application deadline: 30 June 2021
Final application round: 30 October 2021
Programme Starts: January 2022

Tuition Fees

110’000 CHF for the cohort starting in January 2022 (Tuition Fee Incentives available)
Payment plan in four installments 


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