The chemistry is right:
emba X empowers its Swissness by partnering with Novartis AG

Strengthening the Swiss DNA of our emba X programme, we are pleased to announce that we have entered a 3-year corporate partnership with Novartis AG, one of Switzerland`s top pharmaceutical firms and a global leader in the industry. As our Corporate Partner, Novartis will provide financial support (Novartis Fellowship) to up to 2 students enrolled in each emba X cohort until 2024.

As stated by Markus Graf, VP and Global Head of Talent at Novartis, our partnership is based on shared goals and values, of using Swiss expertise to make a positive impact on global business and global welfare, “At Novartis, our aim is to reimagine medicine and to improve and extend people’s lives. In order to deliver on this purpose, we need talent with the right drive, skills and capabilities, from early talents to experienced leaders. We are leveraging the Swiss roots of our company by partnering with the two top Swiss academic institutions, ETH Zurich and The University of St. Gallen, through the Executive MBA ETH HSG (emba X) programme to prepare us for a successful future as a focused, innovative medicine company.” 

Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger, co-director of «emba X» adds, “our emba X programme is centered around equipping executives with the skills to re-learn, innovate, and grow, while showcasing the best that Switzerland offers, and Novartis is the perfect partner for our programme because of its genuine interest in providing opportunities for executives who are motivated to initiate innovative, impactful change locally, and across the globe.”

With this partnership, Novartis and emba X are also ensuring that financial obstacles do not deter talented future leaders from acquiring the knowledge that will help them bridge the gaps between business and society, as reiterated by Stefano Brusoni, ETH professor and co-director of «emba X», “Our partnership with Novartis is a fundamental stepping stone towards our objective to have a truly diverse and inclusive group of leaders, willing to learn how to redefine the relationship between society and business.”

The financial support is available to candidates who fulfil the selection specified on the Financing emba X page.

We are excited about, and look forward to a fruitful, long-lasting relationship with Novartis! For more information about our emba X programme and the exciting Novartis Fellowship please visit our website;

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