International Executive MBA

Rochester-Bern Executive Programs, University of Bern and University of Rochester

The Rochester-Bern Executive MBA prepares you to address the challenges you are facing as a manager and leader in today’s technology-driven world. Five key aspects distinguish our program from others: a modular program structure, well-aligned course content, professors from top business schools, a dual degree and exclusive alumni networks.

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Degree Master of Business Administration (MBA, Simon Business School University of Rochester), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA, University of Bern)
Start 02/2024
Length 15 months
Scope 80 ECTS
Cycle Annual
Flexible entry possible No
Single module visitable Yes
Place Thun (Congress Hotel Seepark), Bern (University of Bern), Rochester, Simon Business School, USA (4 week block), Asia (1 week block)
Due to the pandemic situation and the related official requirements, we would like to point out that individual course modules or parts of them can be replaced by distance learning or postponed.
Language English
Admission University degree (or equivalent) plus at least 5 years of management experience (as a project or line manager) OR: 10+ years of managerial and leadership experience in lieu of academic qualifications (sur dossier application), convincing character with a team spirit with ability to set priorities and balance family, job, and studies as well as fluency in English.
Registration until 2023/12/31
Cost CHF 75,000 plus optional Master Thesis CHF 3,000
Special Offer Since investing in further education requires a substantial financial commitment, Rochester-Bern provides a limited number of incentives, scholarships, reductions and additional sources of financial support for EMBA students.
Organising institutions Rochester-Bern Executive Programs, University of Bern and University of Rochester

Our courses help you to grasp and connect all areas of business. Based on a solid understanding of managerial finance and analytics, you will dive into all aspects of general management, addressing both current and future challenges as well as the optimal way to master them successfully.

  • Managerial Economics and Organizational Principles
  • Global Economic Environment
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Decision Analysis
  • Project & Company Valuation
  • Corporate Financial Policy
  • Information Systems for Management
  • Modern Marketing
  • Pricing Policies
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Analytics
  • Technology, Innovation, Disruption & Entrepreneurship (TIDE)
  • Leadership & Organization
  • Sales & Distribution Management
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Management in Transition Economies

Rochester-Bern Executive Programs is a Swiss foundation cooperating closely with the universities of Rochester (USA) and Bern (CH). For 30 years, we have been offering  further education for executives.

Rochester-Bern faculty includes renowned academics from top business schools in Europe, Switzerland, the United States and Asia. Our professors have strong didactical skills and a solid foothold in the business world.

Classes are made up of executives and managers whose background include finance, manufacturing, business administration, IT, engineering, law, medicine, and other fields.

To qualify for the program, we require:

  • A university degree (or equivalent) plus at least 5 years of management experience (as a project or line manager)
    Over 10 years of high-level managerial and leadership experience in lieu of academic qualifications
  • Middle or senior level management experience with the potential for taking on increased responsibilities within the organization
  • A convincing character and the ability to work in a team
  • The ability to set priorities to successfully balance your job, studies, and personal life
  • Fluency in English


Please apply online.

  • Two recommendation forms
  • Statement of company approval
  • Portrait photo
  • Copy of passport or ID card
  • CV/Resume
  • Official diploma and transcripts
  • Further education agreement
  • Letter of motivation

Tuition fees

Fees for the Executive MBA program include tuition as well as expenses and amount to CHF 75,000 (plus optional Master thesis CHF 3,000). You may pay in three instalments spread over three fiscal years to benefit from a tax reduction.


Philip Moebius, MLaw

"The program fostered my personal and professional growth – and changed the way I treat challenges. It greatly impacted my current and future career path.” (EMBA Alumnus Class 24/2018-2019)

Head Correspondent Banking, PostFinance AG