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Rochester-Bern Executive Programs

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    39 Yrs.
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Format: The Rochester-Bern EMBA program begins in January and meets biweekly on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of May in Thun (Switzerland).  Participants then spend an intensive summer residency of four weeks at the University of Rochester (NY, USA).  Thereafter, instruction continues in Switzerland from mid-August until graduation in May of the following year.  During spring beforehand, a one-week seminar takes place in Shanghai (China).  The total duration of the program is 17 months.

Content: 18 well-integrated credit courses are taught in English and follow a logical sequence proceeding from fundamental tools to strategy considerations.  Two courses relating to soft skills complement the curriculum.  Study teams are an integral part of the program.  Capstone of the program is the completion of a real-life business plan.

Faculty: Courses are taught by outstanding professors, who are hand-picked from all over the world (16 professors from 8 different universities).  In Europe, we can choose from the best on the continent and in the US, we build on the renowned faculty of the University of Rochester.  Our professors have impressive track records in research and are actively involved in consulting to the business community as well as to government and regulatory agencies.

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