The Swiss-Asian MBA is based on the existing MBA programme of FHNW (90 ECTS; European Credit Transfer System), but now set-up as a blended learning MBA. The MBA programme at FHNW is ongoing since 1992 with several intakes per year. Our rolling intake concept allows you to join the course at any time.
This programme, which includes webinars and virtual classrooms, is conducted in English. During the four residential weeks – one week in Switzerland (Basel) and three weeks in Southeast and East Asia – there will be a keen focus on actual business case studies and company visits.
We deliver knowledge online. Subsequently four residential weeks will be organised where participants are exposed to other cultures, interact and get to know each other. These residential weeks consist of company visits, real-life case studies and team work. Residential weeks will be held at renowned universities in China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Switzerland.
The programme duration is usually 18 months, plus 6 months for the master thesis; a faster completion is possible. Our concept allows maximum flexibility due to its module structure and the rolling intake. About 70% of the contents are delivered online, 30% during residential weeks.
The Swiss-Asian MBA consists of the following units:
1. Methods and Leadership
2. Finance and Economics
4. Marketing and Internationalisation
- Includes an in-depth special course on Globalisation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship / Intrapreneurship, highlighting the relevance of modern technologies.
5. Master Thesis
- Closely related to a business case of the participant.
As a rule, an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s degree) or an equivalent qualification from a recognised academic institution is required, the previous subject of study is irrelevant. A minimum of three years of relevant work experience is expected, and a good command of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). An entry interview is compulsory.