The MBA in Global Banking & Finance in Montreux covers a diverse range of areas in the finance industry, from the organization, operation and challenges of the economy at large, to issues of fiscal management in firms and financial institutions. Using some of the most proven concepts and touching upon new trends such as Fintech, this finance program in Montreux equips you with the analytical foundation and the tools necessary to deal with important practical issues in a finance-centered career.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Using some of the most proven concepts and touching upon new trends such as Fintech, this finance program equips you with the analytical foundation and the tools necessary to deal with important practical issues in a finance-centered career.

 

During this program, students will learn how to:

 

  1. Interpret data, newspapers, technical reports and articles on investments.
  2. Develop a basic understanding of derivative-related financial instruments.
  3. Review what is required to start and operate a small business.

 

Program Duration
1 year
Credits
90
Teaching Language
English
Start Dates
October, January, March
You can do it in
Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, Online
Schedule
Full-time / Part-time
DEGREE AWARDED
  • A state-recognized, university MBA degree accredited by Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), Spain.

  • An EU Business School Switzerland private and internationally accredited MBA degree.

PROGRAM
(18 CH | 23 ECTS)
  • This course introduces the concepts of effective management in organizational settings. It covers a broad range of management functions, including organizational processes associated such as planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The course also considers the relationship between an individual and an organization, as well as that between the organization and the society in which it operates.

  • An analysis of organizational behavior in the context of contemporary business, both locally and globally, is presented during this course. Students will review factors affecting the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations and how organizations affect their internal culture and respond to their environments. The course will be broadly divided into three parts: (a) individuals in organizations, (b) group or team processes, and (c) organizational processes. Students will also be asked to consider current challenges for managers, such as the impact of today's rapidly changing socio-cultural environment, globalization, evolving technology and shifting employment relationships.

  • An understanding of financial and management accounting fundamentals for managers, stockholders, financial analysts and creditors and other professionals . The first part of the course focuses on financial accounting by understanding how economic events like operating activities, corporate investments and financing transactions are recorded in financial statements (i.e., income statements, balance sheets and statements of cash flow). The second part provides both a framework and the essential tools for analyzing financial statements. The third part examines management accounting from the perspective of a decision-maker to help students develop a framework for understanding managerial reports.

  • This course dissects the marketing management process and focuses on creating and capturing customer value. The methods for discovering unmet customer needs and wants are also examined, along with methods for identifying market segments and target groups and how to successfully communicate a product’s value proposition.

  • This course introduces the essential quantitative methods for analyzing business situations, making business decisions and finding optimal data-based management solutions. Students will explore the most important theories and practical applications of quantitative mathematical modeling for decision making. Students will acquire a greater comprehension of the importance of the business analytical approach, particularly when dealing with complex contexts, thus minimizing risk and uncertainty.

     

  • The need for negotiation skills arises whenever joint decision making is necessary. This seminar develops students’ confidence in their negotiation skills and enables them to become better decision makers. A unique element of the seminar is that students experience the interaction of need, compromise and fear-based negotiations, focusing on the possibility of losing the deal. This seminar also offers an opportunity to discover and experiment with different techniques that help lead to the desired outcomes and clearer decisions.

  • This course introduces international business law, investment treaties and provides a general overview on the different methods of dispute settlement. It is delivered through a combination of theory, practical exercises and class discussions. No previous knowledge of international business law is necessary, as the objective is to give students an understanding of how the law and its mechanisms influence and affect international business operations.

  • This two-part personal and professional development program prepares postgraduate students for becoming next generation leaders. Each session involves different learning methods, spanning both theoretical and experiential learning, and includes self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation and goal setting, among others. Students will find their purpose and meaning during their EU journey, hone their emotional and social intelligence skills, and determine their career anchors and occupational types.

(21 CH | 27 ECTS)
  • This course covers the key principles of finance. Students learn to analyze and create alternative investment projects and to prepare corresponding budgets. Topics include the managerial approach to financial analysis, budgeting, planning and control, the management of working capital, long-term assets and long-term financing.

  • This course analyses the micro-functions of human resources management and explores its importance in developing, motivating and retaining employees. Students will learn about recruitment and talent acquisition, training, mentoring and promotion, appraisal, fair compensation, conflict resolution and legal issues. Throughout the course students are encouraged to consider the moral and ethical dimensions of HRM decisions, which can affect stakeholders and the organization’s reputation.

  • This course examines basic economic principles used in managerial situations. Topics include: global interdependence and the benefits of trade; market forces of supply and demand; supply, demand and government policies; measuring a nation’s income and cost of living; production and growth; savings, investment and the financial systems; unemployment; the monetary system; and money and inflation. Students learn to apply this knowledge when making economic decisions in a global business context. Students should have basic knowledge of economic terminology.

  • The strategic positioning of an organization is instrumental to its success. Having a clear vision and mission that runs throughout the organization is key to both internal and external branding. To optimize the overall performance of a firm or a business unit within a firm, students learn to identify and analyze the drivers of performance and identify external changes that may affect optimal results. This course reviews the main concepts, methods and tools used in formulating strategies and implementing processes.

  • This course provides an overview of the functions and cost of technology. Students explore how companies make the most of their investment for managing data and for communicating both internally and externally at a time when companies’ IT budgets are continually increasing.

  • The effective manager must understand a wide range of technical and social relationships and be able to integrate them within the cost, performance and time constraints of her/his area of responsibility. A computer-based management simulation (CAPSTONE Business Simulation) is created, which allows the student to test alternative actions of an operating business in a competitive environment without incurring costs or the risk of implementing them in a real setting. The simulation is played over several time periods.

  • This seminar helps students better understand, analyze and identify future career paths. The knowledge and experience acquired during the MBA course inevitably changes the individual’s profile in the market. Reassessing that profile, preparing a new CV and perfecting a networking presentation are essential when planning for the future. The changing business environment requires a more innovative approach to job seeking, and this seminar offers practical support for finding employment after graduating.

  • This seminar focuses on effective oral and written communication in a business setting. Emphasis is placed key principles that will enhance communication and effectiveness, as well as the development of skills and attitudes appropriate for business communication, especially in public speaking.

  • This two-part personal and professional development program prepares postgraduate students for becoming next generation leaders. Each session involves different learning methods, spanning both theoretical and experiential learning, and includes self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation and goal setting, among others. Students will find their purpose and meaning during their EU journey, hone their emotional and social intelligence skills, and determine their career anchors and occupational types.

(15 CH | 20 ECTS)
  • This course aims to give students a basic understanding of the investment process by considering two key aspects: security analysis for equity and fixed income investments as well as portfolio management, including design and performance evaluation. Students are required to carry out two projects that help them apply this knowledge in a global business context. The course requires them to analyze a particular security in detail, create a portfolio and evaluate its performance in terms of its return-risk. It is also important that students are able to interpret data, newspapers, technical reports and articles on investments, so that they can make appropriate financial decisions for each situation. The course assumes that students have previously studied basic financial principles.

  • This course provides students with methods of financial planning with which to evaluate business plans. It covers the fundamental concepts of financial forecasting, budget preparations and financial statements. Budget preparation and different techniques required to develop a budget and monitor its execution will be dealt with thoroughly. It also provides the approach to translate the strategies of the organization into financial priorities.

     

  • The main objective of this course is to acquaint students with the modern techniques and practices of short-term financial management. Students will study the role of forecasting within the context of the firm’s financial-planning activities. They will look at managing cash budgets efficiently to ensure that profitability translates into positive cash flows and ensuring the necessary financing. Students learn the importance of cash management techniques, such as accelerating the collection of receivables, controlling payments, optimizing inventory levels and managing working capital. They will also study the sources of short-term credit and its effective annual cost.

  • This course provides students with capital-budgeting techniques and practice to be able to evaluate new projects and determining which should be accepted. The students will acquire the expertise necessary to assess the optimal corporate capital structure and the best dividend policy aimed at continuously increasing the value for shareholders. The students will study how corporations issue securities on the securities market.

  • This course focuses on major topics in corporate finance. The first part of the course provides an understanding of a firm’s capital structure, emphasizing permanent sources of funds: common stock, preferred stock and bonds. The objective of capital structure management, which is to arrange the company’s sources of funds so that its common stock price is maximized, is studied. In the second part, students will understand a firm’s cost of capital to cost of financing the firm’s assets. The third part is to discuss the use of options, forwards and futures to reduce risk. The final part will examine mergers and acquisitions.

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  • EU Research & Dissertation Seminars*
  • EU Dissertation
    15 CH / 20 ECTS
*EU Research & Dissertation Seminars will be taken over 2 terms
EMPLOYABILITY

Students graduating from the major in global banking & finance program can go on to pursue careers in: 

 

• Investment banking 

• Financial management and planning 

• Strategic acquisitions 

• Credit strategy management  

EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES

Some of our courses are available across all four of our campuses. Choose the perfect location for you.

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Our experienced academic department is comprised of entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders to provide students with the perfect educational balance between classroom theory and real life experiential learning. 

ADMISSIONS

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