Application process

The programs are designed for university graduates and undergraduates with at least one year of work experience who aim to become professionals in international business management with focus on China and Europe. The programs equip participants with applied knowledge and practical experiences in a diverse cultural environment.

Admission process

1. Please prepare all the mandatory documents before you start filling in the online application form.

Admission documents checklist:

  • CV*
  • Motivation letter*
  • Copy of your passport*
  • Proof of work experience*
  • Copy of your university diploma
  • Transcript of records
  • English language certificate (or equivalent proof of English language skills)
  • Passport Photo

* mandatory documents to successfully submit the application form

2. Fill in the online application form.

3. After completing your application dossier, you will be contacted within a few days by our Program Manager who will send you an application fee invoice (CHF 200, non-refundable).

4. After having received your payment, we will review your application. If you fulfil all conditions for admission to the program, you will be invited for an interview.

5. During the interview we would like to get to know you better and learn more about your motivation to apply for this program. We will also assess your level of English.

6. We will get back to you with the decision about your application within 2 weeks after the interview.

Note: Please have in mind that all the above listed documents, even if not marked as mandatory, are required for the successful application for our Study Program. If some of these documents are not available right now, please make sure you send them to us as soon as possible.

 

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Admission Criteria

To apply for our MAS and CAS programs you need to bring with you:

🎓 Academic Background Bachelor's or Master's Degree
🗣️ English Proficiency Proof of English language skills. Non- native English speakers are required to prove the necessary English skills by submitting their English test scores (IELTS min. 6.5 or TOEFL min. 79 Points). Exceptions: English native speakers or people who can prove that they worked or studied in English.
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Work Experience (only for MAS)

At least 1 year of a full-time work experience (a permanent position or an internship) without interruption or accumulated 1.5 years of full-time work experience if there are breaks between job positions.

Details regarding English test scores:

IELTS Academic 6.5 or above (only one division score can be below 6.0)
TOEFL iBT Equivalent to IELTS 6.5; you can find the official score comparison tool here. Same conditions apply as for IELTS (no division score can be below IELTS equivalent of 6.0)

Note - conditional offers:

Candidates who meet all other admission criteria while achieving a total IELTS grade below the requirements can receive a conditional offer. They will be admitted under the condition that they hand in an IELTS with the required grade before the deadline for IELTS resubmission. The deadline for IELTS resubmission: 30 June 2021. If the required score can not be achieved by 30 June 2021, the candidate will not be accepted for the program. Applications handed in after the resubmission deadline must contact a valid proof of English language skills according to the criteria mentioned above.

 

Application deadlines

The deadline for the MAS Study Program depends on whether or not you need to apply for a visa to study in Switzerland.

MAS Study Program 30 May 2021 deadline for candidates from non-EU/EFTA countries (due to visa requirements)
MAS Study Program 30 Jun 2021 deadline for candidates from EU/EFTA countries and Switzerland
CAS Programs 30 Sept 2021 deadline for all candidates

Costs

 

Application fee CHF 200 There is an application fee of CHF 200 for each application submitted. After submitting your application, you will receive an invoice by email. The application fee is a standard charge that supports the administration process and the development and maintenance of the systems used in this process.
MAS Program CHF 30'000 including attendance of all courses, seminars, course materials, exams and degree diploma
CAS Program CHF 8'000 including attendance at all courses, seminars, course materials, exams and degree certificate
Individual courses as a guest listener only

CHF 450/

1ECTS

as a guest listener, you will not receive a course certificate
Individual courses as a listener with a course certificate

CHF 500/

1ECTS

as a listener you will receive a certificate. Be aware that you need to take part in the course assessment in order to get a grade and a course certificate.

Note: travel, meal and accommodation costs are not included in the tuition fees.

Free CV Check

Unsure whether you qualify? Students from various academic and professional backgrounds apply for our programs. Maybe you are unsure whether you have the necessary qualifications. We offer free CV checks for candidates who are considering to apply for one of our programs, but are not sure if their background fits the requirements.

What you can expectWe will get back to you within one week with a first general evaluation of your background, mainly focusing on your work experience, your academic background and your English skills, if they are stated in your CV. Moreover, you will get a first feedback regarding your chances for admission to the program.

Note: the answer which you get from this CV check is non-binding. Only the evaluation of your official application to the program will be decisive for your final admission to the program.

If you would like us to check your CV, please contact us and attach your CV via email: info_ecbm@business.uzh.ch.

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