A joint programme in General Management focusing on technology and leadership by ETH Zurich and the University of St.Gallen
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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: 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.

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



11 on-campus weeks + 12 online days


St. Gallen, Zurich & Online


CHF 110'000

Target group

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

Next date

Start date: 03.02.2025
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 organisations and society at large.

  • emba X graduates join Switzerland’s most influential combined alumni network. 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.

Application Criteria

Candidate must have:

  • Min. 10 years work experience

  • Min. 5 years leadership experience

  • Recognized academic degree (undergraduate or above)

  • Fluency in English


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 organisations and society at large.

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Course Structure

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

eXploration Weeks

(Re) Learn the future while revisiting the essential concepts of Leadership, Technology and General Management via engaging hybrid course sessions.

eXperiential 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 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.

Leadership Skills Labs

Reset and/or upgrade yourself by building relevant behavioral competencies in three key areas: self-leadership, team & organisations leadership, and integrative leadership.

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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

Academic Co-Director & Founder emba X
University of St.Gallen

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

Founder emba X
ETH Zurich

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Are you interested?

If you are interested in further information, we recommend that you attend one of our info events.

These take place digitally, in person on the Executive School campus in St.Gallen or in selected cities such as Zurich. The next dates are shown below.

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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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