Master of Science in General Management


Study overview

Do you have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in science, law, engineering, social sciences or humanities? Would you like to complement your bachelor studies with management education? If so, the Master in General Management is conceived to meet your expectations.

This programme will provide you with a solid foundation in core management disciplines so that you master the key concepts and fundamental tools. You will further develop the critical-thinking that is crucial in decision-making and the skillset that will boost your career opportunities. 

  • Programme structure

    Skills acquired 

    By the end of the program, you will be able to:

    • Analyse how the political, economic and social environment impacts the development and performance of firms
    • Use appropriate tools and methods to identify, evaluate and solve real-life business problems
    • Participate in the decision-making process in a critical and ethical way
    • Work effectively with others, capitalizing on their different thinking, experience, and skills
    • Communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing

    Course structure

    This program expands over three semesters:

    • The first two semesters cover fundamental courses in core management disciplines (54 compulsory ECTS) 
    • The last semester aims to further develop management skills. It includes a business game that integrates previous acquired knowledge and enhances strategic thinking and decision making.

    During the program, students can choose elective courses from a list and/or an internship to further deepen their knowledge in a specific field of their interest. Students can also participate on exchange programs at a university belonging to the network of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Subject to a learning agreement, each student may validate up to 30 ECTS in a university in Switzerland or abroad.

  • Career opportunities

    Professional perspectives

    With the Master in General Management, you can turn an interest or a passion into a career, or simply explore other professional pathways.

    The programme will prepare you for careers in various kinds of organizations from start-ups, private companies, multinationals, consulting firms, to public institutions and not-for-profit organizations. Also, you will be able to hold managerial positions linked to your original field of study.

  • Admission conditions

    Admission conditions

    The programme is open to holders of a Bachelor’s (180 ECTS) or Master’s degree from a Swiss university, or of another degree deemed equivalent, after the review of the application by an admissions committee.

    This programme was designed for students with no prior training in economics, who wish to acquire a solid knowledge of management. Given the objectives and the nature of the programme, graduates in economics or another course of study deemed equivalent are not eligible. 

    Documents to enclose for all admission requests

    • CV
    • Motivation letter explaining why the candidate thinks this programme is interesting and suitable (2 pages maximum)
    • Recommendation letter (not mandatory)
    • Once the application is reviewed, the candidate may be invited to an interview with the admission committee

Specific strengths

Courses are given by professors or specialists from institutes of the Faculty of Economics and Business: finance, economics, information management, human resources, marketing and accounting.

This program allows students to gain a solid knowledge of management in a highly interactive environment. The cross-cutting nature of this program boosts your career opportunities as it responds to the needs of today’s businesses and organizations. 


Degree awarded
Master of Science in General Management
90 ECTS, 3 semesters
Teaching languages
uk.png English
france.png French

For the academic year 2023-2024, the Master in General Management will be taught in English only.



Informations :
Faculté des sciences économiques
Tél. +41 32 718 15 00

Immatriculation :
Bureau des immatriculations
Tél. : +41 32 718 10 00

Master's programme information