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February 04, 2021 Thursday 02:27:06 PM IST

ETH and HSG launch a joint executive education programme

International Edu News

ETH Zurich and the University of St.Gallen (HSG) are launching a joint Executive MBA programme, the emba X. The two universities are combining their know-​how in technology and management as well as their networks for this innovative programme. The new emba X programme, which will start in February 2022, combines the strengths of the University of St.Gallen in leadership education, corporate management, sustainability, strategy and business transformation with the knowledge of ETH Zurich in the field of technology management. The programme was created in collaboration between the Executive School of Management, Technology, and Law (ES-​HSG) at the University of St.Gallen and the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich.

The 18-​month emba X degree programme teaches the essentials of leadership, technology and general management with a focus on applied knowledge. In so-​called “sprint weeks”, for example, students develop solutions to current societal issues. Students also develop their social and leadership skills through “Skill Building Interventions”.

Today, managers are confronted with a variety of demands: among other things, employees are increasingly looking for meaningful work, the rapid pace of technological progress demands that leaders react flexibly to change, and last but not least, leaders are required to act responsibly towards society. The new programme aims to train business leaders to embrace such societal changes and align them with their company's business goals.