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Study programme of the Master in Management (MMG)

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Study plan of the Master in Management (MMG)

The study plan (also study plan or study curriculum) of the Master includes information on the structure of the programme.

 

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  • Study Plan 2020-2022

    The study plan for students matriculated in academic year 2020/21 is available at the following page:

    https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/management/structure-and-contents

  • Study plan 2019-2021

    Study plan of the Master in Management  curriculum 2019-2021

    Sem. I

    First Degree in Economics or Management (30 ECTS)

    Corporate Strategy 

    6

    Essentials of Corporate Finance 

    6

    Industrial Organization

    6

    Organizational Behavior

    6

    Orthodox and Critical Perspectives in Marketing

    6

    First Degree in any other Subject (30 ECTS)

    Managerial Accounting

    3

    Financial Accounting

    3

    Corporate Strategy

    6

    Managerial Economics I

    6

    Organizational Behavior

    6

    Orthodox and Critical Perspectives in Marketing

    6
         
    Sem. II

    Core Courses (21 ECTS)

     

    Applied Statistics 

    6

    Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice

    3

    Human Resources Management

    3

    Managerial Economics 2

    3

    Operations Management

    3

    Research Methods

    3

    Electives* (9 ECTS)

     

    Competitive Intelligence     

    3

    Critical Consumer Behaviour    

    6

    Decision Making    

    3

    Innovation     

    3

    International Business

    3

    Introductory Corporate Governance

    3

    Managing the Family Enterprises

    3

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    3

    Organizational Learning

    3

    Sustainable Management

    3
         
     

    Core Courses (9 ECTS)

     
    Sem. III

    Business Analytics 

    3

    Business Dynamics

    3

    Social Innovation

    3

    Electives* (21 ECTS)

     

    Analytical thinking

    3

    Applied Social Entrepreneurship

    3

    Business Ethics

    3

    Communication and Marketing Ethics

    3

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    3

    Digital Challenges in Marketing and Big Data    

    3

    Leadership and Teams

    3

    Negotiation

    3

    Organizations and Social Network

    3

    Organizational Design and Change

    3

    Project Management

    3

    Lean Six Sigma

    6

    Writing Business Plans

    3
         
    Sem. IV

    Capstone Work (30 ECTS)

     

    Field Project / Internship

    12

    Thesis

    18

    * The electives listed are recommended by the Master in Management; however students are free to choose electives offered by other Master programs with the approval of the Master’s director.
    Slight changes in the study programme may occur.

    The Master in Management programme introduced a new track system. Students have the possibility to specialize in their studies. They can choose one of three different specialization tracks:

    • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    • Organization and Human Resources Management
    • Socially Responsible Management

    Each track consists of 18 ECTS, offered in six 3 ECTS courses in the second and third Semesters.

    Students do not have to specialize, though. Thus, if they want, they can still follow the previous, general Master programme. The completion of each specialization track will result in a “concentration” reported on the final transcript. The specialization tracks represent highly important areas in the modern business world and thus give the students the opportunity to develop particular expertise in these fields to develop a clearer profile upon entering the job market.

    The tracks are structured as follows (the structure might be subject to slight changes):

    Strategy and Entrepreneurship  

    2nd Semester

    ECTS

    Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice

    3

    Innovation

    3
    International Business

    3

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    3

    3rd Semester

     

    Business Dynamics

    3

    Writing Business Plans

    3
       
       
       

    Organization and
    Human Resources Management

     

    2nd Semester

    ECTS

    Decision Making

    3

    Human Resources Management

    3

    Organizational Learning

    3

    3rd Semester

     

    Analytical Thinking

    3

    Leadership and Teams

    3

    Organizational Design and Change

    3
       
       
       

    Socially Responsible Management

     

    2nd Semester

    ECTS

    Introductory Corporate Governance

    3

    Sustainable Management

    3

    3rd Semester

     

    Applied Social Entrepreneurship

    3

    Business Ethics

    3

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    3

    Social Innovation

    3
  • Study plan 2018-2020

    Study plan of the Master in Management curriculum 2018-2020

    The MSc in Management is a full time study programme entirely offered in English. The 120 ECTS are spread over 4 semesters, which correspond to a usual study duration of 2 years. 

    The degree has two streams in the first semester. Students with a background in economics or management will follow a set of courses which are designed to further build on these areas. Students without any background in economics and management will follow a set of courses which provide the understanding and fundamental insight into the management disciplines. From the second semester the two streams will combine and continue to develop new insights into management processes. The last semester is a unique combination of academic rigor through the writing of a thesis and a piece of applied or consulting work - the field project - which is done in groups for a real company.
    By clicking on the names of the various lectures in the table below, you will be able to read a detailed description.

     

    Sem. I

    First Degree in Economics or Management (30 ECTS)

    Corporate Strategy 

    6

    Essentials of Corporate Finance 

    6

    Industrial Organisation

    6

    Organizational Behavior

    6

    Orthodox and Critical Perspectives in Marketing

    6

    First Degree in any other Subject (30 ECTS)

    Accounting

    6

    Corporate Strategy

    6

    Managerial Economics I

    6

    Organizational Behavior

    6

    Orthodox and Critical Perspectives in Marketing

    6
         
    Sem. II

    Core Courses (21 ECTS)

     

    Applied Statistics 

    6

    Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice

    3

    Human Resources Management

    3

    Managerial Economics 2

    3

    Operations Management

    3

    Research Methods

    3

    Electives* (9 ECTS)

     

    Competitive Intelligence     

    3

    Critical Consumer Behaviour    

    6

    Decision Making    

    3

    Innovation     

    3

    International Business

    3

    Introductory Corporate Governance

    3

    Managing the Family Enterprises

    3

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    3

    Organizational Learning

    3

    Sustainable Management

    3
         
    Sem. III

    Electives* (30 ECTS)

     

    Analytical thinking

    3

    Applied Social Entrepreurship

    3

    Business Analytics  

    3

    Business Ethics    

    3

    Business Dynamics

    3

    Digital Challenges in Marketing and Big Data    

    3

    Leadership and Teams

    3

    Negotiation

    3

    Organizations and Social Network

    3

    Organizational Design and Change

    3

    Project Management

    3

    Lean Six Sigma

    6

    Social Innovation

    3

    Writing Business Plans

    3
         
    Sem. IV

    Capstone Work (30 ECTS)

     

    Field Project

    12

    Thesis

    18

    * The electives listed are recommended by the Master in Management; however students are free to choose electives offered by other Master programs with the approval of the Master’s director.

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

     

     

  • Study plan 2017-2019

    Study plan of the Master in Management - curriculum 2017-2019

     

    The MSc in Management is a full time study programme entirely offered in English. The 120 ECTS are spread over 4 semesters, which correspond to a usual study duration of 2 years.

    The degree has two streams in the first semester. Students with a background in economics or management will follow a set of courses which are designed to further build on these areas. Students without any background in economics and management will follow a set of courses which provide the understanding and fundamental insight into the management disciplines. From the second semester the two streams will combine and continue to develop new insights into management processes. The last semester is a unique combination of academic rigor through the writing of a thesis and a piece of applied or consulting work - the field project - which is done in groups for a real company.
    By clicking on the names of the various lectures in the table below, you will be able to read a detailed description.

     

    Sem. I - 
    Autumn semester
    2017/18

    First Degree in Economics or Management (30 ECTS)               
    Essentials of Corporate Finance 6
    Organizational Behavior 6
    Industrial Organisation 6
    Strategic Marketing 6
    Corporate Strategy 6

    First Degree in any other Subject (30 ECTS)

    Accounting 6
    Corporate Strategy 6
    Managerial Economics I 6
    Organizational Behavior 6
    Strategic Marketing 6

     

    Sem. II - 
    Spring semester
    2018

    Core Courses (21 ECTS)

    Research Methods 3
    Applied Statistics 6
    Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice                                           3
    Managerial Economics 2 3
    Human Resources Management 3
    Operations Management 3

    Electives (6-12 ECTS)

    Organizational Learning 6
    International Business 3
    Writing Business Plans 3
    Managing the Family Enterprises 3
    Innovation 3
    Decision Making 3
    Mergers and Acquisitions 3
    Competitive Intelligence 3
    Consumer Behaviour 6

     

    Sem. III -
    Autumn semester
    2018/19

    Core Courses (6 ECTS)
    Business Dynamics 3
    Business Analytics 3
    Electives (27-21 ECTS)
    Analytical Thinking 3
    Project Management 3
    Organizational Design and Change                                               3
    Business Ethics 3
    Data Analysis 3
    Corporate Governance 3
    Negotiation 3
    Digital Challenges in Marketing and Big Data 3
    Six Sigma 6
    Applied Social Entrepreurship 6

     

    Sem. IV -
    Spring semester
    2019
    Capstone Work (30 ECTS)
    Field Project                                                                                12
    Thesis 18

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

  • Study plan 2016-2018

    Study plan of the Master in Management - curriculum 2016-2018

     

    The Master of Science in Management is a full time study programme entirely offered in English. The 120 ECTS are spread over 4 semesters, which correspond to a usual study duration of 2 years.

    The degree has two streams in the first semester:

    • Students with a background in economics or management will follow a set of courses which are designed to further build on these areas.
    • Students without any background in economics and management will follow a set of courses which provide the understanding and fundamental insight into the management disciplines.

    From the second semester the two streams will combine and continue to develop new insights into management processes.

    The last semester is a unique combination of academic rigor through the writing of a thesis and a piece of applied or consulting work – the field project – which is done in groups for a real company.

     

    Course ECTS
       
    Semester I - Autumn semester 2016/17  
    First Degree in Economics or Management (30 ECTS)  
    Essentials of Corporate Finance 6
    Organizational Behavior 6
    Industrial Organisation 6
    Strategic Marketing 6
    Corporate Strategy 6
       
    First Degree in any other Subject (30 ECTS)  
    Accounting 6
    Corporate Strategy 6
    Managerial Economics I 6
    Organizational Behavior 6
    Strategic Marketing 6
       
    Semester II - Spring semester 2017  
    Core Courses (21 ECTS)  
    Research Methods 3
    Applied Statistics 6
    Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice 3
    Managerial Economics 2 3
    Human Resources Management 3
    Operations Management 3
       
    Electives (6-12 ECTS)  
    Organizational Learning 6
    International Business 3
    Entrepreneurship: Writing Business Plans 3
    Managing the Family Enterprises 3
    Innovation 3
    Decision Making 3
    Mergers and Acquisitions 3
    Competitive Intelligence 3
    Consumer Behaviour 6
       
    Semester III - Autumn semester 2017/18  
    Core Courses (9 ECTS)  
    Business Dynamics 3
    Business Analytics 3
    Managerial Economics 3
    (Introduction to Antitrust Economics)
    3
       
    Electives (24-18 ECTS)  
    Organization and Social Networks 3
    Analytical thinking 3
    Project Management 3
    Organizational Design and Change 3
    Communication and Marketing Ethics 3
    Data Analysis 3
    Corporate Governance 3
    Negotiation 3
    Digital Marketing 3
    Six Sigma 6
    Applied Social Entrepreurship 6
       
    Semester IV - Spring semester 2018  
    Capstone Work (30 ECTS)  
    Field Project 12
    Thesis 18

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

  • Study plan 2015-2017

    Study plan of the Master in Management - curriculum 2015-2017

     

    Course ECTS
       
    Semester I - Autumn semester 2015/16  
    First Degree in Economics or Management (30 ECTS)  
    Essentials of Corporate Finance 6
    Organizational Behavior 6
    Industrial Organisation 6
    Strategic Marketing 6
    Electives 6
       
    First Degree in any other Subject (30 ECTS)  
    Accounting 6
    Corporate Strategy 6
    Managerial Economics I 6
    Organizational Behavior 6
    Strategic Marketing 6
       
    Semester II - Spring semester 2016  
    Core Courses (21 ECTS)  
    Research Methods 3
    Applied Statistics 6
    Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice 3
    Managerial Economics 2 3
    Human Resources Management 3
    Operations Management 3
       
    Electives (6-12 ECTS)  
    Organizational Learning 6
    International Business 3
    Entrepreneurship: Writing Business Plans 3
    Managing the Family Enterprises 3
    Innovation 3
    Decision Making 3
    Mergers and Acquisitions 3
    Competitive Intelligence 3
    Consumer Behaviour 6
       
    Semester III - Autumn semester 2016/17  
    Core Courses (9 ECTS)  
    Business Dynamics 3
    Business Analytics 3
    Managerial Economics 3 3
       
    Electives (24-18 ECTS)  
    Organization and Social Networks 3
    Research Methods (Analytical thinking) 3
    Project Management 3
    Organizational Design and Change 3
    Data Analysis 3
    Corporate Governance 3
    Negotiation 3
    Digital Marketing 3
    Six Sigma 6
    Global Market strategies 3
    The leadership Challange 3
       
    Semester IV - Spring semester 2017  
    Capstone Work (30 ECTS)  
    Field Project 12
    Thesis 18

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

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