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  1. 1. The Unexpected MAS ETH SPCM 2009 – 2011 Master of Advanced Studies in Security Policy and Crisis Management 18-Month Part-Time Senior Executive Program
  2. 2. Where Analysis Meets Action Plan for what is difficult when it is most easy, do what is great while it is small. The most difficult things in the world must be done while they are still easy, the greatest things in the world must be done while they are still small. The Tao-te Ching, or The Way and Its Power by Lao Tsu (604 – 581 B.C.)
  3. 3. Table of Contents Welcome and Invitation 4 The MAS ETH SPCM 5 The Part-Time Program for Senior Executives 6 The Learning Environment 7 Real-World Learning Opportunities 8 Courses and Modules 9 Crisis Leadership 10 Corporate Management 11 New Risks 12 Studying in Zurich 13 Grand Strategy and Security Policy 14 Studying in Washington, D.C. 15 Security Operations and Resources 16 Studying in London 17 Crisis Response Exercises 18 Opportunity Meeting Community 19 The Faculty 20 The Advisory and the Academic Board 22 Trying Harder 23 Widening Perspectives 24 A Lasting Connection 25 Admissions Information 26 3
  4. 4. Welcome and Invitation ETH Zurich’s post-graduate Master program in security Senior managers and leaders are responsible to the policy and crisis management is a program like no public or private corporation and stakeholders for other. Indeed, it is the only one of its kind world-wide. developing and implementing strategies and tactics to deal with crises and emergencies, ensure business As a program that prides itself in preparing the future continuity, and, above all, guarantee the survival strategic leaders for public, private, military or civilian of the nation-state or firm. Threats and risks are responsibilities, it transforms the way corporations multifaceted: real or potential, natural or man-made. and large-scale institutions prepare for and deal with However, they have also commonalities: They are matters of security and crises. increasingly complex, interdependent, and costly. The MAS ETH SPCM is where policy reflection, Join the pioneering executive MAS ETH SPCM academic excellence, and peer networking converge. 2009 – 2011. Join other senior executives, civil servants, and officers to analyze and to examine risks By joining ETH Zurich, you make a solid investment confronting their institutions and businesses. Evaluate in your future: you enter a community of innovators cutting-edge solutions from strategic, operational, and and practitioners and you gain a senior executive tactical multidisciplinary perspectives. Join your peers education experience based on excellence and to learn from best practices from some of the world’s relevance. This culture and commitment is reflected leading practitioners and thinkers. Prepare yourself for in our MAS ETH SPCM alumni, who graduate not the unexpected! just with management knowledge, but with the ability to assume senior strategic-level leadership responsibilities. Professor Dr. Frank Schimmelfennig, Chair and MAS Faculty, Professor Dr. Andreas Wenger, Chair and MAS Faculty, Head of the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, Director of the Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich ETH Zurich 4
  5. 5. The MAS ETH SPCM Take a closer look at the MAS ETH SPCM. What you see is a security policy and crisis management program like no other. From unmatched learning experiences on two continents to our world-class faculty, and from our diverse student community to our network of peer senior executives, this is a program that combines academic rigor with professional relevance to prepare tomorrow’s strategic leaders. Welcome to the MAS ETH SPCM. ETH Zurich is a top-ranking university with a global reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Twenty-one Nobel Laureates are connected with ETH Zurich. 5
  6. 6. The Part-Time Program for Senior Executives The MAS ETH SPCM opens the door to a lifetime of enthusiastic, creative, and committed. And they share opportunities. Our students are the men and women a common focus – a desire to expand on what they who will shape tomorrow’s security policy and crisis know to be prepared for the unknown. Our faculty are management. They join the MAS ETH SPCM to realize partners in this endeavor. They comprise some of the their career potential, hone their management skills, best thinkers in the field. and sharpen their leadership vision. Qualifying for Strategic Leadership Inspiration and Motivation The MAS ETH SPCM focuses on the transfer of The MAS ETH SPCM is a senior executive program expertise to institutional and corporate environments. with a reputation for policy relevance, an impressive We work systematically on concrete cases and their line-up of courses, small classes, and hand-picked lessons learned. Our graduates are able to move from students. Our MAS ETHS SPCM students learn operations to strategy. They succeed in taking their from and with each other. They are exceptionally careers to the next level. Corporate Sector Public Sector “The MAS gave me insights “The MAS offers a detailed into the complex and knowledge of contemporary strategic coherence of challenges and also an security policies. It provided understanding of how to an excellent opportunity to address them.” complement my practical experience in Thomas Weber, Attorney-at-Law, Public Transport international peace operations.” Association, MAS 2005 – 2007 Dominik Knill, Vice President, Vectronix, MAS 2005 – 2007 “After graduation, I was able to apply what I had learned in the MAS in a major crisis. The knowledge was not only timely, but easily transferable to my own environment.” Franz Nager, Commandant, Competence Center, MAS 2005 – 2007 6 Armed Forces
  7. 7. The Learning Environment A Global Perspective modular structure of the program affords a maximum We are proud of our reputation for defining and of flexibility. teaching security policy and crisis management. And we are proud of our focus on developing We have designed the MAS ETH SPCM program to tomorrow’s strategic leaders. Our MAS ETH SPCM deliver the broad management perspective, cross- students work on real-life problem-solving on the functional leadership experience, and decision-making basis of cutting-edge expertise and the application skills required to tackle the most complex challenges. of policy-relevant methods and instruments. They do At heart are its two intensive courses providing the so in state-of-the-art facilities in Zurich, Washington, tools and skills necessary for crisis leadership and D.C., and London. corporate management. The third course introduces participants to the causes and origins of new risks. A Tailor-Made Program The fourth and fifth course provides the strategies, The MAS ETH SPCM is tailored to the personal and operational knowledge, and resources necessary to professional needs of busy executives and their manage them effectively. Finally, participants test their employers. The 18-month program covers six course knowledge and skills in crisis response operations blocks of two to three weeks each, individual work in corporate and public scenarios. Applied thesis preparation, and supervised thesis research. The research supplements the in-class learning experience. The 18-Month MAS ETH SPCM Program Calendar Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Crisis Leadership Grand Strategy and Security Policy Crisis Response New Risks Corporate Management Security Operations and Resources Exercises Supervised Thesis Research Thesis Defense MAS ETH SPCM In-Class Courses (24 ECTS) Total of 60 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) points Independent Course Preparation and Examinations (24 ECTS) Supervised Thesis Research (12 ECTS) mySPCM One part of your individual course preparation is MAS ETH SPCM student, you have the full support conducted through our virtual learning environment of our e-learning team. mySPCM contains high-value mySPCM. mySPCM is based on a powerful and flexible educational materials and supports the learning web-based learning management system. As an process. 7
  8. 8. Real-World Learning Opportunities The MAS ETH SPCM is anchored in a cutting edge secretary-generals. MAS ETH SPCM fire-side talks are understanding of successful security, continuity, crisis, conducted under the Chatham House Rule: This is and contingency management. Our program services where academia converges with business and politics. link concepts with realities through a combination of in-class lectures, group syndicate work, team Site Excursions projects, site visits, fire-side talks, guest speakers, and To help you get the most from your MAS ETH SPCM applied research projects that are of direct interest to learning experience, we strive to foster real-life employers and partners. Our unique curriculum builds problem-solving. We initiate pertinent industry visits, personal productivity and leadership skills that will guest speaker presentations, and meetings, all of prove invaluable throughout your professional life. which will provide you with an intimate exposure and The MAS ETH SPCM will be your partner in achieving knowledge of security policy and crisis management your career goals. We develop your global perspective realities in a variety of settings. through a strong line-up of courses in Europe and in America, interaction with our multi-cultural faculty MAS ETH SPCM Forum and student body, and participation in international As an MAS ETH SPCM student, you are a member of a opportunities. vibrant community in an inspiring educational setting at ETH Zurich. The annual MAS ETH SPCM Forum Fire-Side Talks is a recognized platform that brings together MAS Our unique MAS ETH SPCM fire-side talk events ETH SPCM alumni, students, faculty, partners, and allow you to gain valuable exposure to the complex an extended global community working in corporate decisionmaking environment of senior executives. security, business continuity, crisis management, and These dinner events take place at exclusive five-star protective intelligence in public, private, civilian, and venues. Past speakers have included chiefs of armed military environments. forces, chief executive officers, ambassadors and 8
  9. 9. Courses and Modules “The MAS ETH SPCM course on Crisis Leadership was a true enabler, opening the floor to complex topics and developing cultural awareness.” Kai Jensen-Kusk, MAS ETH SPCM 2007-2009, Head of Crisis Management and Business Continuity, Continental Europe, Legal, Risk and Capital, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany 9
  10. 10. Crisis Leadership The Crisis Leadership course of the MAS ETH SPCM • organizational crises: incubation, emergence, and has two broad objectives. First, it intends to raise the escalation level of participants’ personal development and crisis • crisis within the context of a fitness landscape fitness. Second, the course enhances in a measurable • “Authors of Their Own Misfortune”: the role of way participants’ crisis leadership competencies in a management as a function and process multinational and diverse environment. • networks of risk: exploring the role of partnerships and networks Learning Objectives • contingency-based responses • to manage contingencies and resources • cross-cultural and cross-organizational leadership strategically based on best practices, an awareness • dealing with risks, power and force in complex of recovery instruments and a knowledge of the security environments human impact • media training: verbal and non-verbal language, • to lead effectively across cultures and triangular relationships organizations in crises • rights of interviewees • to know how to work effectively with the media • argumentation in electronic media using critical tactical, operational, and strategic • crisis communications lessons learned from real crisis communications instruments cases • political communications Learning Content • risk perception, trust, and communications with a • team dynamics and crisis team work case study on consumer safety • public and private crisis leadership • strategic and operational leadership psychology Learning Activities • leadership between efficiency and humanity Fire-side talks, group syndicate work, media • crisis decisionmaking in civilian and military simulations, individual presentations, case studies environments with case studies • moral and ethical foundations of decisionmaking Date, Period, and Credits • markets and morality, institutionalizing ethics 9 – 20 November 2009, ETH Zurich • institutional and individual reasons for ethical 10 days, 6 ECTS points deviations • strategic-level crises: recovery and the human impact 10
  11. 11. Corporate Management The Corporate Management course is conducted in • protection of technology and industrial approaches cooperation with the Department of Management, • technology transfer: functioning, timing, Technology and Economics (MTEC) of ETH Zurich. appropriate production The broad objective is to enhance participants’ • strategic technology: innovation, linear models, understanding of the operational and strategic S-curves, forecasting functioning of large organizations in the public and • multinational organizations: cultures, litigation private sectors. Special attention is given to the practices relationships between customers and suppliers and • foresight and scenario techniques competitors and complementors. • business continuity and data security • global research and development: managing and Learning Objectives balancing risks and opportunities • general management: analyzing relationships and • high tech: open and hidden research, opportunities decisions in firms and multinational corporations and risks with civilian and military applications • strategy: scenarios, methods for strategy • marketing, brand management, reputational risks development and implementation • structures of large organizations • operational excellence: linkages to structures, • internal and external interface management in restructuring, and growth large firms • risk, innovation, and technology management: • strategy development and implementation in risks, global research, and development, medium-sized and large multinational corporations technology transfer • risk management basics and models • the hotspots: new public management, ethics, and • technical and social risk management, corporate governance management of complexity • corporate governance: basics, fraud, publicity, Learning Content trends, Basel II • the green field approach • corporate crisis management: cooperation between • new approaches to corporate relationships board of directors and executive board • evolution of technology • technology and law Learning Activities • diffusion of technology Fire-side talks, site visits, excursions, group syndicate • restructuring and managing downsizing work, individual presentations, case studies • growth management in institutions and markets • corporate governance and ethics in large Date, Period, and Credits organizations 25 January – 12 February 2010, ETH Zurich • safety and security with case studies 15 days, 9 ECTS points 11
  12. 12. New Risks The New Risks course is conducted in cooperation • nuclear, chemical, biological proliferation with case with the Center for Comparative and International studies Studies (CIS) of ETH Zurich and the University of • organized crime and drugs: phenomena, trends Zurich. This course introduces participants to the and counter-organized crime instruments causes and origins of contemporary risks and threats • cyber defense: standards, best practices, security to security. process management • critical (information) infrastructure protection, Learning Objectives information security, and risks • to raise awareness of systemic security • energy security transformations and elements of change • causes of globalization: role of the state • to identify and understand new and emerging • globalization challenges: poverty, trade disputes, security risks at the strategic level socio-economic development • to contrast and compare the instruments used by • environmental risks and climate change state and non-state actors in challenging security • regulatory policy issues, genetic engineering • corporate social responsibilities Learning Content • public-private partnerships • system transformation: concepts, trends, threat politics Learning Activities • nation-state building and patterns of Fire-side talks, MAS Forum, site visits, excursions, group ethno-nationalist conflicts syndicate work, individual presentations, case studies • conflict resolution, challenges for international risk management Date, Period, and Credits • features of new wars 6 – 23 April 2010, ETH Zurich • the nature of terrorism, counterterrorism 15 days, 9 ECTS points instruments, strategic and operational issues (a New Risks course partnership with Nanyang • bioterrorism Technological University in Singapore is under consideration) 12
  13. 13. Studying in Zurich “For many years, ETH Zurich, centrally located in one of the most important hubs of world banking and finance, has been at the forefront of systematically identifying global risks, of promoting integrated risk assessments and of providing tools for the concurrent risk management. The MAS ETH SPCM program reflects just that.” Dr. Marcel Bebié, Attorney-at-Law Managing Director Risk Management Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland 13
  14. 14. Grand Strategy and Security Policy The first week of the Grand Strategy and Security • North Atlantic Treaty Organization Policy course is held at ETH Zurich and focuses on • intelligence reform European strategic dimensions. The second and • national strategic warning systems third weeks are conducted in Washington, D.C. (US) • national counterterrorism structures, processes, in cooperation with lecturers from the Brookings and strategies Institution, the RAND Corporation, the National • economic espionage threats Defense University, the Office of the Director of • global security environment National Intelligence, and the Pentagon. This course • US foreign and defense policy familiarizes participants with the design, development, • the changing nature of defense and defense and application of major grand strategy tools in transformation the economic, diplomatic, military, and information • the long-range future spheres. • key cyberspace policy issues • homeland defense capabilities Learning Objectives • counter-insurgency capabilities • to improve the expertise and knowledge of grand • key future military capabilities strategy tools and policy environment • the media and US politics • to improve the awareness of defense needs and • Moore’s Law: technological change priorities by key global actors • policy options for the Middle East • to strengthen the ability to identify and manage • the rise of China and India strategic change in science, technology, foreign, • US-Russian and US-European Union relations and defense policy Learning Activities Learning Content Fire-side talks, site visits, excursions, group syndicate • grand strategy and national security strategy work, individual presentations, case studies frameworks: process, substance • information, military, economic, and diplomatic Date, Period, and Credits strategy tools 7 – 25 June 2010, ETH Zurich and in cooperation • European integration, enlargement with lecturers from the Brookings Institution, the • European Union political system RAND Corporation, National Defense University, the • European Security and Defense Policy Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (US) • Germany and France in European and global security 15 days, 9 ECTS points 14
  15. 15. Studying in Washington, D.C. “In spite of power shifts in the 21st century, understanding the American perspective is a continuing key requirement for today’s global leader. The Brookings Institution is honored to contribute to this understanding through the MAS ETH SPCM.” Mary Ellen Joyce, Ph.D. Director of Executive Programs Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (US) 15
  16. 16. Security Operations and Resources The first week of the Security Operations and • counter-insurgency and peace support operations: Resources course is held at ETH Zurich and focuses nation-building, the role of non-governmental on civil-military cooperation, privatization and organizations globalization. The second and third weeks are • nuclear strategy: proliferation, terrorism conducted in London (United Kingdom) in cooperation • intelligence: policy, instruments, surveillance with lecturers from King’s College London, leading • British grand strategy approaches think tanks and the policy community. The course • terrorism and national security strategy prepares participants for the conduct of security • terrorism, radicalization: response and homeland operations and introduces them to the available security countermeasures resources and instruments to cope with risks and • homeland security capability planning threats • defense technology smart acquisitions • strategic defense reviews Learning Objectives • complex emergencies: post-conflict resolution, • to prepare for enhanced and informed decision- terrorist attacks and the media making on security resource allocations • ethics, security, civil liberties • to strengthen awareness of security operations instruments and capabilities Learning Activities • to introduce economic, ethical and political aspects Fire-side talks, site visits, excursions, group syndicate into defense requirements work, individual presentations, case studies Learning Content Date, Period, and Credits • changing societal and security norms and values 1 – 19 November 2010 • humanitarian intervention ETH Zurich and various venues in London • security privatization and globalization 15 days, 9 ECTS points • reforming the security sector • a comprehensive approach to civil-military cooperation 16
  17. 17. Studying in London “As an MAS ETH SPCM alumnus of the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, you become a member of a vibrant global network of an acknowledged world leader in international affairs.” Brian Holden Reid, Ph.D. Professor and Head of the Department of War Studies King’s College London 17
  18. 18. Crisis Response Exercises The Crisis Response Exercises are held at ETH Zurich • understanding strategic and operational leadership in cooperation with MAS ETH SPCM educational in civilian and military scenarios partners from the private and public sectors, including • national security policy leadership instruments, Deutsche Bank’s Legal, Risk and Capital Division resources, and processes and the Swiss Armed Forces College. These capstone • multilateral crisis management mechanisms, exercises allow participants to apply their knowledge resources, and constraints and skills gained throughout the MAS ETH SPCM • board-level planning, command and control in managing crises in a private and in a public • after-event hot wash reviews to eliminate process environment. and control weaknesses • expert and peer review input on crisis response, Learning Objectives vulnerability identification • to understand the relationship between • all-hazards and full-spectrum approach to strategic operational and strategic leadership and operational interruption • to recognize the linkages and dependencies of security instruments Learning Activities • to apply practical and conceptual crisis Crisis response operation simulation at multiple levels, management skills and instruments integrated media and crisis communications training, • to train personal crisis fitness, including complex case studies, use of mentors, hot wash reviews, decision-making, time and information constraints, gaming, role plays media pressure • to identify transferable lessons learned for crisis Date, Period, and Credits management and business recovery solutions 4 – 15 April 2011, ETH Zurich 10 days, 6 ECTS points Learning Content • handling of multiple aspects of crisis response operations 18
  19. 19. Opportunity Meeting Community “The MAS ETH SPCM is an excellent knowledge transfer platform of crisis management instruments and techniques. The program also gave me superior insights into the interconnected nature of challenges that businesses face today.” Dr. Thomas Peter MAS ETH SPCM Corporate Management Course 2008 Quality and Process Manager, EuropTec AG, Glass and Polymer Technologies, Oftringen, Switzerland 19
  20. 20. The Faculty MAS ETH SPCM faculty members are selected Corporate Management Faculty carefully by the Academic Board on the basis of their Professor Pius Baschera, Chair of Corporate globally recognized academic excellence, proven Management, ETH Zurich; former Chairman of the teaching competencies, and professional expertise. A Board, Hilti Corporation balance between academic qualifications and practical field experience is as a rule the basis for selection. Professor Roman Boutellier, Endowed Chair for The more than 80 faculty members hold appointments Technology and Management Innovations, ETH Zurich; in renowned academic institutions. The faculty also Member of the ETH Executive Board; former CEO of provides for thesis supervision and general academic SIG Swiss Industrial Company guidance to participants. Below is a list of a few selected faculty members. Professor Rolf Dubs, former Vice Chancellor of the University of St. Gallen Crisis Leadership Faculty Dr. Helio Fred Garcia, President of Logos Consulting Professor Fritz Fahrni, Chair of Technology Group and Adjunct Faculty, New York University, New Management and Entrepreneurial Learning, ETH York City Zurich, former CEO of Sulzer Professor Ragnar Löfstedt, Director of the Center for Professor Oliver Gassmann, Director of the Institute Risk Management, King’s College London of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen Dr. Stefan Seiler, Lecturer of Leadership and Dr. Michael Reinhold, Director of High Tech Marketing Communications, Swiss Military Academy at ETH Competence Center, University of St. Gallen Zurich New Risks Faculty General Sir Rupert Smith, former Deputy Supreme Professor Thomas Bernauer, Chair of International Allied Commander Europe and UNPROFOR Relations, Center for Comparative and International Commander Studies, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich Professor Denis Smith, Director of Research, School Professor Lars-Erik Cederman, Chair of International of Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland Conflict Research, Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich and University of Dr. Ulrich Zwygart, Managing Director Learning and Zurich Development, Deutsche Bank AG London; Major General (retd.), Swiss Armed Forces Professor Joachim Krause, Managing Director of the Institute of Political Science, University of Kiel, 20 Germany
  21. 21. Professor Andrew Silke, Director of Terrorism Studies, Security Operations Faculty University of East London, United Kingdom Professor Karl Haltiner, former Chair of Military Sociology, Swiss Military Academy, ETH Zurich Professor Andreas Wenger, Chair of Swiss and International Security Policy, Director of the Center for Professor Gerhard Kümmel, University of Potsdam, Security Studies, ETH Zurich Germany Grand Strategy Faculty Dr. Hans Born, Senior Fellow, Geneva Center for the Professor Frank Schimmelfennig, Chair of European Democratic Control of Armed Forces Politics, ETH Zurich Lieutenant General Dick Applegate, Senior Member, Dr. Victor Mauer, Deputy Director, Center for Security Joint Capabilities Board, British Armed Forces, London Studies, ETH Zurich Professor Peter Gill, University of Salford, United Professor Hanns Maull, Chair of Foreign Policy and Kingdom International Relations, University of Trier, Germany Sir David Omand, former Permanent Secretary of the Professor François Heisbourg, Director of the Cabinet Office and Chief Crisis Manager, London, Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris, France United Kingdom Dr. Etienne de Durand, Fellow, French Institute of More than ten senior faculty members of the War International Relations, Paris, France Studies Department, King’s College London More than 20 National Intelligence Council members, Crisis Reponse Exercises Faculty US Defense Department senior executives, and Professor Andreas Wenger, Chair of Swiss and National Defense University faculty International Security Policy, Director of the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich More than 20 senior Brookings Institution and RAND Corporation Fellows and Program Directors Senior corporate security, business continuity, and crisis management executives, Deutsche Bank AG 21
  22. 22. The Advisory and the Academic Board MAS ETH SPCM Advisory Board Members are Science appointed by ETH Zurich. The Advisory Board is Professor Roman Boutellier, Endowed Chair for expanded on a continuing basis and is composed of Technology and Management Innovations, ETH Zurich; representatives of academia, government, the armed Member of the ETH Executive Board; former CEO of forces, and the private sector. Advisory Board meetings SIG Swiss Industrial Company are chaired by the Delegate of the MAS ETH SPCM. The Advisory Board works on the practical relevance Professor Rudolph Grünig, Endowed Chair for and strategic orientation of the overall program. It Corporate Management, University of Fribourg supports the MAS management in the selection of faculty members and educational partners. Armed Forces Major General Marco Cantieni, Commandant, Swiss Advisory Board Members Armed Forces College Private Sector Dr. Hugo Bänziger, Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Board, Deutsche Bank AG London The MAS ETH SPCM Academic Board supports the MAS Management in curriculum planning, Dr. Marcel Bebié, Attorney-at-Law, Managing Director, examinations, the selection of applicants, teaching, Risk Management Division, Swiss Re, Zurich and thesis research. Public Sector Academic Board Members Dr. Hermann Bürgi, State Councilor, Member of the Professor Andreas Wenger, Chair of Swiss and Security Policy Commission, State Council, Swiss International Security Policy, Director, Center for National Parliament, Bern Security Studies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich Dr. Barbara Haering, former National Councilor and former President of the Security Policy Commission, Professor Thomas Bernauer, Chair of International Swiss National Parliament, Bern Relations, Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich Dr. Markus Seiler, Secretary General, Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports, Professor Lars-Erik Cederman, Chair of International Bern Conflict Research, Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich and University of Peter Arbenz, Independent Advisor for Strategy Zurich Development and Corporate Management, former Swiss Federal Council Delegate for Refugees, Winterthur 22
  23. 23. Trying Harder The MAS ETH SPCM benefits from a systematic, and excellence criteria established by the European transparent and thorough quality management Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). Further, process. MAS ETH SPCM quality management the MAS ETH SPCM is currently being certified as an is anchored in the following four quality control official European Union Civilian Crisis Management instruments: Course (C3MC) by the European Group on Training (EGT). Course Evaluations Course participants submit confidential and written Academic Board Reviews evaluations on each course and the performance The Academic Board is the foremost academic and of each faculty member. The MAS ETH SPCM operational review body. It meets at regular intervals Management and Academic Board review these to review program implementation and progress. evaluations carefully and implement meaningful recommendations immediately. Advisory Board Reviews Advisory Board members meet once a year at ETH Quality Assessments Zurich to provide strategic long-term guidance and The MAS ETH SPCM Management conducts detailed input to the MAS ETH SPCM. The Board also makes and thorough quality assessments immediately after sure that the MAS ETH SPCM continues to be relevant each course. These reviews comply with the guidelines and meets employers’ needs and expectations. “We continue sending our corporate security, business continuity, and crisis management executives to the MAS ETH SPCM. They come back to our bank with fresh perspectives and immediately transferable skills and knowledge.” Dr. Hugo Bänziger Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Board, Deutsche Bank AG, London 23
  24. 24. Widening Perspectives The MAS ETH SPCM fosters a global and ETH SPCM invites diversity. It is a program designed multidisciplinary perspective on the critical security in cooperation with leading academic, educational, questions of our times. It does not adhere to public and corporate partners in Switzerland, the or promote any particular school of thought or United States, and the United Kingdom. methodological approach. To the contrary: the MAS Academic Partners BROOKINGS Washington, D.C. CSS ETH Zurich Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich Center for Comparative and International Studies, Department of Management, Technology ETH Zurich and University of Zurich and Economics, ETH Zurich Swiss Armed Forces College, Lucerne Deutsche Bank AG, London Swiss Military Academy at ETH Zurich Public Partners Corporate Partners 24
  25. 25. MAS ETH SPCM Alumni 2007 – 2009 A Lasting Connection The MAS ETH SPCM is committed to cultivating second, to hold annual high-level alumni events such lifelong relationships among faculty, students, alumni, as the MAS ETH SPCM Forum related to security policy and other members of the security policy and crisis and crisis management; third, to update the expertise management community. Currently, we have a small and knowledge of MAS ETH SPCM graduates in the group of about 25 alumni in Switzerland, Germany, field. Austria, and the United Kingdom. All of these alumni hold key senior leadership positions in major In addition, the MAS Management strives to foster public institutions or private corporations. Many are contacts with the Alma Mater ETH Zurich. The MAS promoted or make a career move within the same ETH SPCM Alumni Club Secretariat is run by the MAS year they graduate. Management. Alumni Events Alumni Club Alumni stay abreast of security policy and crisis Our Alumni Club is a self-governing body run by management trends at receptions, seminars, and the the MAS Management and by engaged alumni. The annual MAS ETH SPCM Forum hosted by us. They objectives are three-fold: first, to maintain and to also reconnect with former classmates at formal or develop further the peer network of the program; informal class reunions. MAS ETH SPCM Alumni 2005 – 2007 25
  26. 26. Admissions Information The number of participants is limited to 20. Therefore, we Finally, participants can also enroll in only one or several encourage you to apply early. Admission is granted by courses and receive a course certificate between six and the Academic Board on a rolling basis until the program’s nine ECTS. This option allows participants, for instance, kick-off day on 15 September 2009. Applications to stretch the fulfillment of the graduation requirements received after this date can also be considered on a over a longer period of time. case-by-case basis. Enrollment is managed by ETH Zurich’s Center for Continuing Education. Fees The fee for the full 2009 – 2011 program is CHF Selection Criteria 60’000. This fee covers tuition, reading materials, The part-time degree program is intended for travel, accommodation during field studies trips, professionals working full or part-time. Ideally, receptions, fire-side dinners, and the courses in the candidates have some leadership experience. As a rule, United States, and the United Kingdom. The fee does applicants should present solid university credentials not cover accommodation in Zurich. and must be comfortable and proficient in English. Candidates who do not have a full university degree or The fees for the individual courses are as follows: significant leadership experience can be admitted on a Crisis Leadership CHF 10’250; Corporate case-by-case basis. A personal interview may be required. Management CHF 13’250; New Risks CHF 17’250; Grand Strategy and Security Policy CHF 19’250; Duration Security Operations and Resources CHF 19’250; Crisis The 2009 – 2011 degree program consists of 16 weeks Response Exercises CHF 6’250. (640 hours) of in-class time structured over six courses, each course lasting two to three weeks. In addition, the Contact program requires 560 hours of individual preparation Online applications can be submitted to the and examinations. The thesis counts as 600 hours Center for Continuing Education towards the total degree requirement of 60 ECTS. ETH Zurich HG F67 CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland Three Enrollment Options phone +41 (0)44 632 5659 Participants can enroll in the full 18-month part-time fax +41 (0)44 632 1157 MAS ETH SPCM program (60 ECTS). In this case, they via the portal will follow the course sequence mentioned on page 7. Before submitting your application, please Alternatively, participants can choose to enter contact us for assistance: the 2009 – 2011 program at any time during the 18-month calendar, in which case they can complete phone +41 (0)44 632 8264 / 4025 their degree requirements in the subsequent e-mail 26 2011 – 2013 program. visitors’ address: Seilergraben 45, Zurich
  27. 27. Impressum Publisher Center for Security Studies (CSS) Layout Fabian Furter, Wohlen AG Print Villiger Druck, Sins AG Disclaimer Notice Specific program components or lecturers are subject to change with prior notice, however, without effect on the quality of the overall program. © Center for Security Studies (CSS)
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