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Strathclyde Business School in Switzerland


Published on Strathclyde Business School has been rated top in Scotland - by a long way - and rated in the top 10 UK-wide in the latest comprehensive rating of research.

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Strathclyde Business School in Switzerland

  1. 1. Swiss Centre of the University of Strathclyde in Zurich Background Information on the Strathclyde Executive MBA The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is one of the largest Universities in the United Kingdom. For over 200 years our University has had a mission to be ‘a place of useful learning’. With our up- to-date education and our international reputation in research and teaching we continuously prove our mission. Executive MBA in Zurich Since 1996 the Swiss Centre of the University of Strathclyde Business School is in operation. Most MBA programmes include sections on strategy, but at Strathclyde we put a particular emphasis on strategic management in the second year of study. We focus at the level of developing strategy in any organisation - big or small, departmental or divisional. This interventionalist approach to strategic change is distinctive to Strathclyde, and a crucial differentiator. Qualified and International The Swiss Centre is located at Zurich Airport and managed by the Swiss Management Forum. Next to the part-time Executive MBA a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is offered. Only lecturers of the University of Strathclyde, who fly in for the seminars, teach on the programme. Therefore 100% of the teaching is done in English. These professors are renown by their business experience as well as academic background. Approximately half of the students who study in Zurich are Swiss. The other half is made up of foreigners living and working in Switzerland or neighbouring countries. Graduates of the Strathclyde MBA possess a degree from an internationally recognized government university. Foundation and History The University of Strathclyde received its royal charter in 1964, but its history goes back to 1796 when it was founded as Anderson's Institution during the age of enlightenment. Its founder, John Anderson, left instructions in his will that a new higher education institution be established as 'a place of useful learning', which should also be open to women. This ethos remains true today, underpinning the industrially and commercially relevant research and teaching being undertaken throughout the university. Since 1964 Strathclyde has grown to become Scotland's third largest university. It is now among the leading universities as a centre of teaching excellence and is one of the top research universities in Scotland. Swiss Management Forum August 2008 Seite 1 / 3
  2. 2. With over 40 years' experience of developing its MBA, the University of Strathclyde is regarded as a pioneer and major innovator in the field of business and management. It was: The first UK provider to offer a full-time one-year MBA programme, in 1966 The first UK provider to offer a part-time MBA programme, in 1976 The first UK provider to offer a distance learning programme, in 1983 The first UK provider to offer a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) programme, in 1988. Also during 1988, the Strathclyde MBA was offered for study overseas via several international centres, gaining the University the Queen's Award for Export Achievement in 1993. Today the Strathclyde MBA is offered in 9 international centres in Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong), the Gulf region (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, Bahrain) and in Europe (Athens and Zurich). Currently, there are approximately 2,000 course members enrolled on the Strathclyde MBA around the world. Content and Structure of the Strathclyde MBA Graph 1: Modules of the Strathclyde MBA Swiss Management Forum August 2008 Seite 2 / 3
  3. 3. University Data School Type: University Foundation: 1796 in Glasgow, since 1996 in Switzerland Programmes in Switzerland: Part-time Executive MBA (2 yrs / 5 modules) Doctorate in Business Administration DBA (3 yrs, part-time) Lecturers: Professors of the University of Strathclyde Accreditations: EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System, Europe) AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA) AMBA (Association of MBA, UK) Swiss Management Forum August 2008 Seite 3 / 3