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Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialisation Leadership


This programme gives the student the tools indispensable to the transformation of their character and behaviour such that she/he can become an actor in the transformation of his socio-professional milieu.  The training is based on the principles of leadership, which is primarily concerned with meeting the objectives of the organization and the full development of the people being led.


At the end of the training programme, the students will have mastered the tools of management sciences (finance, production, marketing, human resources, information systems, etc.).  They will be able to communicate, animate and motivate a team, and design and head projects so as to meet the objectives while motivating their team.


Management positions in international organizations, public and private enterprises.

Learning outcomes:

  1. The courses have been created so that each graduate, on successful completion of their program, will have learned critical thinking, effective problem solving, effective communication, emotional intelligence skills, strategic planning and thinking, quantitative skills, innovation and critical analysis.

  2. Students will be able to understand industrial and domestic consumer behaviour, thus developing a promotional mix, product and services to meet their expectations.

  3. Students will review accurately the corporate financial environment facing the organization and provide systematic and logical solution structures.

  4. Students will be able to develop total quality management interacting processes for managers and work teams that are involved in the decision making of the organization, ensuring an enhanced working environment.

  5. Students will be able to make economic and management decisions that consider global economic situations since business units are affected by numerous exogenous factors beyond the control of managers.

  6. Students will be able to understand the impact and effect of any adopted leadership style and approaches in the organization.

  7. Students will learn the history of leadership theories and practice, and how leadership models are put into practice individually, locally, and globally.

  8. Students will understand how ethics, morals and values relate to their leadership dilemmas and will be able to integrate their lived experiences into their leadership development process.

  9. Students will develop a sense of confidence and belief in themselves and their ideas, and their confidence will allow them to be challenged without feeling minimized and to embrace ambiguity.

Programme Brochure


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SWISS UMEF was founded in 1984, in accordance with Swiss Law, as a higher private education institution in Geneva and is institutionally accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Council, in accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEdA).


SWISS UMEF is also certified by EDUQUA (the Swiss quality label) and has programme accreditation by IACBE.


SWISS UMEF is proud to have been the first private federally accredited institution as a University of Applied Sciences Institute in Geneva.