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Executive MBA
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Programme overview

The EMBA ETH HSG (emba X) is a hybrid general management programme which integrates Switzerland’s best leadership and technology education. Its innovative curriculum adapts to the pace of the world. emba X offers ETH Zurich’s cutting-edge technology and the University of St.Gallen’s impactful leadership education, designed and delivered in a fully integrated joint programme experience.Its curriculum, which centers around the personal development of its participants, integrates general management, leadership and technology concepts with business innovation, sustainability and social responsibility elements. Beyond knowledge and skills, students also expand their mindset.

Next step

Are you interested in this programme? You have the opportunity to visit an info event to find out if this executive education fits you and your career planning:

Contact person

Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.

Mark Reimer

Mark Reimer Talent Acquisition Manager

Programme details

Programme type

Executive MBA





Number of ECTS credits



59 days


St. Gallen, Zurich & Online


CHF 110'000 First deadline: 31.08.2023 Second deadline: 31.10.2023 Tuition incentive

Target group

C-Level, Functional Manager, Owner/Entrepreneur, Senior Manager

Next date

Start date: 29.01.2024
places available

Target Audience

The programme aims to develop socially responsible leaders who have the knowledge and skills to integrate leadership and technology issues in order to produce a significant positive impact on their teams, their organizations, and the society at large.

embaX graduates join Switzerland’s most influential combined alumni network as socially responsible, well-rounded 21st century leaders. They move into positions of high influence across diverse industries, equipped with general management and technology skills, as well as a renewed sense of societal purpose. They are ready and able to challenge the established ways of thinking, getting things done, and engaging others in constantly learning, unlearning and relearning.

Application Criteria

Candidate must have:

  • Min. 10 years work experience
  • Min. 5 years leadership experience
  • Recognized academic degree (undergraduate or above)
  • Fluency in English
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  • The programme aims to develop socially responsible leaders who have the knowledge and skills to integrate leadership and technology issues in order to produce a significant positive impact on their teams, their organizations, and the society at large.
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Course Structure

emba X ’s innovative 18-month curriculum will be delivered across five elements:

  • Essential Courses: (Re) Learn the future while revisiting the essential concepts of Leadership, Technology and General Management via engaging hybrid course sessions;
  • Integrative Weeks: Engage in a unique integration and applied learning experience. The Sprints are five days of intensive faculty-directed immersion exposures with real action plans, based on themes of global business relevance;
  • The emba X Projects: Apply your knowledge and deliver impact via tailored social, business innovation and company projects.
  • Coaching and Mentoring: Benefit from an innovative, customized personal development plan, including peer-to-peer coaching. Throughout the programme, faculty and selected practitioners will also provide you with feedback and advice on applying all learnings to outcomes.
  • Skill Building Interventions: Reset and/or upgrade yourself by building relevant behavioral competencies in three key areas: self-leadership, team & organisations leadership, and integrative leadership.


Our new programme develops responsible leaders who have the mindset, knowledge and skills to integrate management and technology to achieve a positive, sustainable impact for their team, their organisations and society.
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger
Co-Director emba X
New technologies give us the opportunity to address societal problems and business needs, but they also create new challenges for managers. They have to learn how to reconcile the conflicting goals of different stakeholders from business and society.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Brusoni
Co-Director emba X


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Do you require further information?

I am gladly available for you and look forward to hearing from you.

Mark Reimer

Mark Reimer Talent Acquisition Manager

Why University of St.Gallen

The HSG - your partner for first-class executive education in Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you can choose from one of the largest executive education portfolios in the German speaking region – the right programme for your needs and career objectives. The renowned quality and practical relevance of the learning experience convinces more than 6000 participants per year. Profit from an Executive Degree from St.Gallen – the best business school in the German-speaking world – and get ahead in your career!

  • For high-quality teaching and executive training by top researchers

  • For competent executives

  • For Lifelong Learning

  • For international collaborations

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