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Department of Business Administration International Management

Overview of Courses

Courses at the Bachelor (BA) and Master (MA) level have a strong focus on combining latest theory with practical application. In our BA and MA courses we combine concept based lectures, exercises, simulations with guest lectures by senior practitioners. Recent guest lectures (in alphabetical order) included for instance Herman Anbeek, President Americas & EMEA, gategroup; Maximilian Bader, Principal, Boston Consulting Group; Riet Cadonau, CEO, DormaKaba; Matthias Hanke, Partner, Roland Berger; Jan Jenisch, CEO, LafargeHolcim; Michael Maag, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; David Michels, Partner, Bain; Timo Schmid, Associate Director, BCG; Armand Sohet, Chief HR Officer, Sulzer; Alexander Thiel, Partner, McKinsey; Christoph Tonini, CEO, Tamedia; Peter Trinkl, Chief Strategy Officer, Saurer; Patrick Warnking, Country Director, Google Switzerland;  and Andreas Wenzel, SVP Corporate Strategy, ABB.

At the doctoral level, in addition to courses taught internally (see below), we offer a PhD course series taught by globally leading scholars in an intense three day format. Recent courses were taught for instance by (in alphabetical order): Pino Audia, Tuck School of Business; Albert Cannella, Texas A&M; Sendil Ethiraj, LBS, John Joseph, U California, Irvine; Dovev Lavie, Bocconi; Hart Posen, U. Wisconsin; Phanish Puranam, Insead, and Todd Zenger, U. Washington.

Level Title Type Spring Fall
Introduction to Strategic Management Lecture    ·  
  International Management Lecture      ·
Master Global Strategic Management Lecture      ·
  Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions Lecture


Foundations in Strategy and International Management Seminar    ·  
  Current Topics in Strategy and International Management Seminar      ·