offered by the Faculty of Philosophy via the UNESCO Chair in Inter-cultural and Inter-religious Exchanges

This programme is organized (since 2008) by the UNESCO Chair in Inter-cultural and Inter-religious Exchanges (Faculty of Philosophy) in partnership with the Swiss Institute for Sustainable Management, and the Universities of Fribourg and Geneva.
It provides students with a unique opportunity to meet top academics and specialists from international universities, successful managers and entrepreneurs. Students interested in developing a career in business and management benefit by the excellent know-how of practitioners experienced in managing complex organizations.
Graduates have a strong competitive advantage in the labour market, as the MBA helps them acquire/improve managerial skills and prepares them to successfully innovate in business.
From the academic HR point of view, the program has known a real progress by the contribution of several international scholars and practitioners in the field of business administration. Courses are usefully complemented by case studies, as the programme has a strong orientation towards both an academically rigorous and practically relevant learning experience for the students. A telling example is Doing Business with Romania, a Guide for Businessmen elaborated by the MBA students and launched both in Romania and in Switzerland in 2010.

There is no tuition fee for the state subsidized places. These places are available for EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation nationals
For paying students:
– 2000 EUR / year for Romanian students and for students coming from EU, EEA member states and from the Swiss Confederation
– 220 € / month for non EU nationals

  • Management, Management Consulting
  • Business Administration, Business Analysis, Strategic Planning
  • Start-up Entrepreneurship, Business Development

Strategic Management: the Environment
Prof. Dr. Thomas STRAUB, Geneva University, Switzerland 
Business Communication
Prof. Patrice PICCARDI, Burgundy School of Business, France  
Finance and Accounting for Managers
Prof. Dr. Franck Missonier-Piera, Fribourg University, Switzerland 
Theory and practice of business administration
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Costin LIANU, Ministry of Economy, Romania 
Strategic Management: Capabilities
Prof. Dr. Thomas STRAUB, Geneva University, Switzerland
Research Methods for Managers
Prof. Dr. Pia STALDER, ribourg University, Switzerland 
Management in International Contexts : Investment and Financing
Prof. Dr. Thorsten FEIX, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany
Competitive Strategies and Business Performance
Prof. Dr. Ulrich WAGNER, Swiss Federal Statistical Office, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW – Business School, Switzerland
Elements of European culture
Prof. Dr. Basile ZIMMERMANN, Geneva University, Switzerland
Critical Thinking and Elements of Philosophy of Economics
Prof. Dr. Tobias GOESSLING, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Organizational Behavior
Prof. Dr. Thomas STRAUB, Geneva University, Switzerland
Innovation and Knowledge Management
Prof. Dr. Dominique JOLLY, Webster University Geneva, Switzerland
International economic environment: Business Statistics
Prof. Dr. Mihai KORKA, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
Entrepreneurship and Internationalization
Prof. Dr. Thomas STRAUB, Geneva University, Switzerland
Internațional Management : Logistics and Lean Management
Assoc. Prof. Philipp SCHUERLE, Germany
Theory and practice of business administration: Quality Management in Business
Lect. univ. dr. Irina – Gabriela MAIORESCU, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
International Marketing
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Costin LIANU, Ministry of Economy, Romania
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
Prof. Dr. Tobias GOESSLING, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Management of Human Resources in multinational companies
Prof. Dr. Thomas STEGER, University of Regensburg, Germany
Internship: Research activity – elaboration of the master thesis
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Admission takes place in July and September.
The call for applications is open to Romanian nationals – BA (or equivalent) graduates -, as well as nationals of EU, EEA member states, Swiss Confederation nationals and non EU-citizens.
Applicants with previous studies abroad will include a certificate acknowledging their studies abroad/degrees obtained abroad, issued by the specialized department of the Ministry of Education.

4 semesters (120 ECTS)
Proficiency in English is required for this MA
Courses start in October and end in June
Mobility opportunities are available for students at partner universities.


Application package, statement of purpose and interview