The Master in Management is offered by the Faculty of Economics of the Università della Svizzera Italiana situated in Lugano - Switzerland. This full-time study program comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (the usual duration of 2 years) and is entirely offered in English.
The MSc in Management has been designed to provide graduates, from a wide variety of backgrounds, with the necessary skills and tools for understanding modern management concepts. It creates the best possible conditions for a successful career in business from start-ups to multinational companies.
Students have the possibility to specialize in their studies. They can choose one of three different specialization tracks: Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Organization and Human Resources Management and Socially Responsible Management.
Each track consists of 18 ECTS, offered in six 3 ECTS courses in the second and third Semesters.
Students do not have to specialize, though. Thus, if they want, they can still follow the previous, general Master's program. The completion of each specialization track will result in a “Minor”.
The MSc in Management is designed to provide graduates, from a wide variety of backgrounds, with the necessary tools and skills for understanding modern management, creating the best possible start for a successful career.
Structure and contents
The Degree provides both a broad background in management as well as the opportunity to go into more depth in selected topics by choosing electives. The program has theoretical and practical elements, allowing students to understand the theory while at the same time being able to apply the knowledge to practical management situations.
The degree has two streams in the first semester. Students with a background in economics or management will follow a set of courses that are designed to further build on these areas. Students without any background in economics and management will follow a set of courses that provide the understanding and fundamental insight into the management disciplines. From the second semester, the two streams will combine and continue to develop new insights into management processes.
The last semester is a unique combination of academic rigor through the writing of a thesis and a piece of applied or consulting work - the field project - which is done in groups for a real company.
Learn more: https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/management/structure-and-contents.
Admission to the Management programme is based on academic and language requirements.
The formal requirement for admission to the Master in Management is a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university.
The places offered are limited, therefore the selection can be affected on the basis of the academic results.
Further information regarding the entry requirements are available at https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/management/admission.
The program develops the skills necessary to perform successfully in business organizations from start-ups to multinational companies.
The range of career opportunities for graduates of the MSc in Management is quite wide. In fact, as a Master in Management is not highly vocational, it does not narrow down the professional paths into something really specific. Graduates can find good opportunities in small and medium-sized enterprises, large organizations, banks, and they can also start their own company. This last entrepreneurial career is much more common than in the past.
USI's Master in Management gives really good opportunities thanks to the strong relationships that it could develop with the local enterprises, with the national environment, and also with the international contest.
Further details are available at https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/management/career-prospects.