Master in Management

This Master's programme builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the Bachelor studies in management. The choice of three out of ten modules allows students to personalise their study programme and to acquire expertise in many subjects, according to their individual preferences. In particular, management of non-profit organisations and European and Global Business are unique areas of specialisation offered by the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences in Fribourg. Optional classes provided by the Faculty or other faculties allow students to define more inter-disciplinary lessons in the fields of economics, information management, media and communication sciences, social sciences and law. The multilingual course offer makes this programme unique in Switzerland.

  • Study plan

    Courses

    min. 72 ECTS*

    3 modules from the list below have to be completed (one module is completed with 18 ECTS including at least two core courses).

    • Strategy (STR)
    • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (INNO-ENT)
    • Organisation and Human Resource Management (OHRM)
    • Marketing (MAR)
    • Finance (FIN)
    • Accounting and Control (ACC)
    • NPO and Sustainable Management (NPO-SUST)
    • European and Global Business (EUGB)
    • Managing Digitalisation (DIG)
    • Data Analytics (DAT)

     

    min. 54 ECTS

    Optional courses:

    A maximum of 18 ECTS can be chosen in these modules or from all master courses offered by the faculty (a maximum of 9 ECTS can be chosen from all master courses offered at the University of Fribourg).

     

    max. 18 ECTS

    Master Thesis

    18 ECTS

    *In addition to this master programme of 90 ECTS, the students can choose a Minor of 30 ECTS in a different domain on master level in order to complete a master of 120 ECTS.

    Duration of the programme:

    3-4 semesters 

    Languages of study:

    English, French, German

    Option of a diploma bearing the distinction "Bilingual curriculum, French/English", "Bilingual curriculum, German/English", or "Trilingual curriculum, English/French/German".

  • Modules and courses for the Master in Management

    Core courses - from autumn semester 2021 on - are marked in bold. 3 modules from the list below have to be completed (one module is completed with min.18 ECTS including at least two core courses)

    The course offer for each year and module is provided on this website: https://www3.unifr.ch/ses/myModul/
    This list is indicative and non-binding. In some cases, courses may not be continued but on the other hand, new courses are added to the list.

    STR: Strategy
    • Case studies in international strategy
    • Focal Firms and SMEs in Global Value Chains
    • Fundamentals of International Management
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Markt und Strategie von Nonprofit-Organisationen
    • Strategic Value Creation
    • Advanced Topics in Decision Support
    • Digitale Transformation soziotechnischer Systeme
    • Digital Ecosystem Strategies
    • Industrial Organization
    • Intercultural Business Projects
    • Management in Emerging Markets
    • Management stratégique
    • Märkte und Strategien
    • Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC)
    • Strategisches Management
    • Strategisches Projektmanagement
    • Project Management & Outsourcing in a Digital Era
    • Winning Consulting Projects
    INNO-ENT: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Advanced Entrepreneurship
    • Advanced Seminar in International and European Business
    • Entreprenariat
    • Innovations- und Technologiemanagement
    • Management of Innovation
    • Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship
    • Esprit et création d'entreprises & entrepreuneuriat social
    • Digitale Transformation soziotechnischer Systeme
    • Digital Ecosystem Strategies
    • Nouveaux trends de l'innovation
    • Strategic Value Creation
    OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management
    • Auditer l’organisation
    • Compétences managériales
    • Intercultural Management
    • Organisational Change and Crisis Management in Nonprofit Organisations
    • Organization Behavior
    • Strategisches Human Resource Management
    • Théories et pratiques de l‘organisation
    • Gestion des ressources humaines
    • Human Resource Management
    • Industrial Organization
    • Ressourcenmanagement in Nonprofit-Organisationen
    • Winning Consulting Projects
    MAR: Marketing
    • B2B Marketing
    • Customer orientation and complaint management
    • Digital Marketing Communication
    • Marketing Durable
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Product and Price Management
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Digital Commerce in B2C and B2B Markets
    • European Marketing
    • International Retail Management
    • International Services Marketing
    • Management of Innovation
    • Marketing interculturel
    • Nouveaux Trends de l’innovation
    FIN: Finance
    • Asset Management
    • Corporate governance
    • Finance empirique
    • Gestion de portefeuille
    • International Finance
    • Project Seminar: Finance with R
    • Risk Management and Financial Derivatives
    • Unternehmensbewertung
    • Ethique en affaires et en finance (EAF)
    • Firm Valuation Seminar (CFA Institute Research Challenge)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    ACC: Accounting and Control
    • Advanced Group Accounting
    • Advanced Managerial Accounting
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • International Accounting Standards
    • Management Control Systems
    • Corporate Governance
    • Performance Measurement in Nonprofit Organisations
    • Projektseminar Controlling
    • Seminar in Advanced Management Accounting and Control
    • The Audit Profession and the Public Interest
    • Théorie de l’information comptable
    NPO-SUST: Nonprofit Management/Sustainability
    • Business and Human Rights
    • Marketing Durable
    • Markt und Strategie von Nonprofit-Organisationen
    • Organisational Change and Crisis Management in Nonprofit Organisations
    • Performance Measurement in Nonprofit Organisations
    • Ressourcenmanagement in Nonprofit-Organisationen
    • Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainable Globalization
    • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • CSR and Social Impact
    • Das Freiburger Management-Modell
    • Esprit et création d'entreprises & entrepreneuriat social
    • Ethique en affaires et en finance
    • Introduction à la gestion des organisations à but non lucratif et à l’entrepreneuriat social
    • Strategische Neuausrichtung einer NPO
    • Unternehmens- und Wirtschaftsethik
    • Vereine und Stiftungen
    EUGB: European and Global Business
    • Case Studies in International Strategy
    • European Marketing
    • Fundamentals of International Management
    • International Services Marketing
    • Intercultural Management
    • Managing the Multinational Network
    • Advanced Seminar in International and European Business
    • Asian Management (Study Trip to Bangkok)
    • Focal Firms and SMEs in Global Value Chains
    • Intégration européenne
    • Intercultural Business Projects
    • International Finance
    • International Taxation
    • Management in Emerging Markets
    • Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC)
    • Sustainable Globalization
    • Strategic Value Creation
    • Transnational Corporations in Global Society
    DIG: Managing Digitalisation
    • Digital Commerce in B2C and B2B Markets
    • Digital Marketing Communication
    • Digitale (R)evolution – Umbruch und Kontinuität
    • Digital Value Creation
    • Digitalization and Information Systems
    • Innovations- und Technologiemanagement
    • Nouveaux trends de l’innovation
    • Advanced Seminar in International and European Business
    • Big Data Methods
    • Communication organisation et transformation digitale I & II
    • Communication, organisation et e-Business (english)
    • Digital Economy
    • Digitale Transformation soziotechnischer Systeme
    • Digital Ecosystem Strategies
    • Network Science & Economics
    • Supply Chain Management & Logistics
    DAT: Data Analytics
    • Big Data Methods
    • Databases
    • Econometric Methods and Applications
    • Machine Learning
    • Méthodes de classification
    • Policy and Impact Evaluation
    • Applied Econometrics
    • Data analysis and statistics with the R programming language
    • Inférence, évaluation et sélection de modèles
    • Machine Learning (lecture with exercises)
    • Project Seminar: Finance with R
    • Statistique bayésienne
    • Thèmes choisis de statistique multivariée

    Complementary, additional courses can be taken via the so-called “BENEFRI” agreement at the universities of Bern and Neuchâtel.BENEFRI course list

  • Fribourg profile

    The structure of modules in this master programme allows students to personalise their study. They can choose three out of ten modules to focus on specific topics of interest.

    Especially the modules Nonprofit-Management/Sustainability and European and Global Business are specifications that are only offered by the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Fribourg.

    The BeNeFri agreement allows students to attend additional courses at the universities of Bern and Neuchâtel.

    This master programme in management and the multilingual study environment (courses in English, French, and German) make up a study offer that is unique in Switzerland.

  • Learning outcomes and career openings

    The Master of Arts in Management allows students to make a career as a manager or expert in a company, non-profit organization or administration.

    The program allows students to acquire all the knowledge and methods necessary to understand companies and their decision-making processes. Our graduates are able to meet the challenges of large multinational companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises in operational positions, positions of manager or researcher, auditor or consultant. 

    At the end of their studies, they can occupy a wide variety of positions such as 

    • Consultant in a consulting company
    • Project manager in an international company
    • Manager in the HR department of a large company
    • Controller in the private or public sector
    • Head of department in an association or humanitarian organization
  • Admission to the Master in Management
    • Holders of a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from a Swiss university: Admission without further conditions
    • University Bachelor's degree in another field of study or foreign Bachelor's degree :
      • Admission on application: each application is analyzed. In case of admission, the delegate of the faculty may, in agreement with the Department of Management Sciences, request the acquisition of additional knowledge and skills.
      • Application file: In addition to the documents required by the registration office, the file must include:
        • A motivation letter
        • GMAT score, required for degrees outside the EU or EFTA
      • The minimum requirement is to have accomplished at least 60 ECTS in management sciences.
    • Holders of a Bachelor's degree from a University of applied sciences ("Haute école" or "Hochschule") in Business Economics: Candidates may be admitted to the Master's program with a supplement of 30 ECTS.

    In all special cases (e.g. foreign diploma or Bachelor's degree more than 8 years old), candidates are not automatically admitted to the Master in Management. The registration delegate reserves the right to decide on admission based on the applicant's file.

     

     

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