MAS European and Asian Business Management

Our 18-months Master of Advanced Studies program in European and Asian Business Management (EABM), offer top-notch post-graduate education and will prepare young professionals and future managers, able to take on transnational business opportunities in today’s complex and ever-changing world. This unique program will provide you with deep insights and help you gain the skills necessary in cross-border business management in the European and Asian contexts. Incl. 6-8 month working abroad paid internship (Swiss Work permit supported)

Quick Facts

Duration 18 Months (Full-time Incl. 6-8 month paid internship)
24 Months (Part-time)
Start Date August 2023
Tuition Fee 38,500 CHF (In exceptional cases, limited amount of Financial Aid.)
Credits 70 ECTS
Location Zürich, Switzerland

We believe that intercultural competence is a skill which cannot be learned solely from books – it must be experienced. Our program consists of intensive study focusing on advanced managerial theories in diverse functional areas and their applications in real-life business case environments from an intercultural perspective. By completing a paid internship in an international company (6-8 months), our students have the unique chance to directly apply cross-cultural learning from the classes on the job. Our faculty consists of professors from the University of Zurich and guest lecturers from top universities and renowned companies from all over the globe, including Oxford University, University of Cambridge, Bocconi University, Sophia University Tokyo, and National University Singapore. The EABM program also offers 2 study trips, one each in Europe and the Asian region.

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Career Opportunities

During the program, our students are supported by a group of outstanding professional mentors from the international business world, who provide practical advice to support the students advance their career goals in Europe, Asia, and around the world. Upon graduation from our program, students are automatically connected to the University of Zürich’s extensive and renowned alumni association, where they are able to make and foster lasting professional connections.


The MAS course is composed of the following modules. Note that courses are subject to change.

Fundamentals of International Management on Master Level (31 ECTS)

  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Asian Business Series (Japan, Korea, ASEAN, India, Singapore etc.) 
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Innovation Management
  • Intercultural Leadership
  • Leadership and Human Resource Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing in the Era of Digitization
  • Neuromanagement
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management

European Business Management (12 ECTS)

  • Case Studies on Cross-Border Business – Focus Europe
  • European Business Environment, Government and Society
  • Open Finance and FinTech Ecosystem
  • International Negotiation: The Swiss Art of Mediation
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Management of European Multinational Corporations
  • Swiss Family Business
  • Swiss Macroeconomics and European Competitiveness
  • Strategic Branding and Retailing (elective)

Chinese Business Management (12 ECTS)

  • Case Studies on Cross-Border Business – Focus China
  • China’s Global Race for Innovation
  • Chinese Digital Business: E-commerce, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Macroeconomics in China
  • The Emergence of Chinese Global Business Leaders
  • The Ecosystem of Chinese Enterprises
  • Chinese Banking System

Corporate Project (5 ECTS)

Participants complete a practical project (in the form of a paid internship, real life consulting project, case study research, etc.) for a period of 6-8 months.
For European students it is recommended doing the corporate project in Asia; for Asian students in Switzerland.

Master Thesis (10 ECTS)

The MAS thesis is completed in a team format with 2 to 3 students per group. The research is supervised by a program lecturer.
The written part of the thesis will be graded and will count for 9 ECTS.
The thesis has to be presented in an oral defense session which will count for 1 ECTS with a pass/fail grade.

Additional courses

In addition to these modules, elective courses are provided.
Language courses will be offered to MAS students during the first semester. Attending a German language course is a requirement for Asian students; Asian language courses for European students.


Course Days Fundamentals of International Management on Master Level 3 days per week
Course Days Chinese Business Management 3 days per week
Course Days European Business Management 1 day per week
Course Hours 09:00-12:30h

What our students say

"The ECBM was a fantastic experience of cultural sharing and contextual learning. The amazing mix of personalities and background created a strong learning culture and it has helped me every day in my career since."

Graduate of MAS ECBM/EABM 2018

Why study with us?

Elite Program

18 months intensive study focused on advanced managerial theories in diverse functional areas and their applications in real-life business case environments from an intercultural perspective

International Environment

International cohort of about 40 students, all with diverse backgrounds and career ambitions, taught in English by top-notch faculty from around the world

In the Heard of Europe

Study at top-ranked University of Zurich located in the heart of Europe. Gain the unique experience of living, studying and working in Switzerland