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Prepare yourself to be the business leader of tomorrow. From day one, you will be immersed in a simulated working environment where your learning journey is at the center. You will learn on campus, online, peer-to-peer, in teams, through personal coaching and mentoring, and finally on the job, all in one internationally-focused Master's degree program. Work side-by-side with executives from top global organizations and obtain certificates for specific skills in your concentration.
Franklin's MSIM leverages the best practices of in-class, online and on-site learning. Courses taught on the Franklin campus address contemporary managerial topics, are taught seminar-style in small groups, involve diverse international students from a variety of backgrounds and are delivered by experts with years of managerial experience. The online courses cover the latest, most relevant and most-applicable topics students can study and are designed and taught by industry leaders who work at organizations such as Google, the United Nations, Amazon and many others. The practical experiences give students the opportunity to work and network in an international organization. Working on actual projects, students get the knowledge, experience and credentials to launch into the next phase of their careers.
The Master is made of 3 main blocks:
Courses and Individual Learning Journey (Fall – September to December, Lugano)
During this term students will learn leadership and management in a participative and collaborative setting. The pace of this term is intense, and the experience provides the foundation for transformation. At the end of the term students will begin to be empowered as change agents. Faculty and instructors, many who are pioneers in their spheres of competence, share their expertise with students.
Concentrations and practical experience (Spring and Summer – January to July, Lugano and Off-site)
IIn the Spring and Summer term, students will deepen their expertise in collaboration with Assist – Seoul Business School in Korea, H-Farms in Italy, and a six-week practical experience. This term will allow students to develop the skills necessary to be competitive in their fields, with a deep dive Digital technologies and the experiential learning component.
Thesis (Summer – July, Lugano)
Students will be challenged in writing and presenting a capstone thesis under the supervision of Franklin faculty.
Engage in 21st century leadership and management: a total immersion
Engage in course concentrations and six-weeks of practical and fulfilling experience
Apply your learning in a capstone thesis project
|Seminars, in-class learning, and executive workshops||Course in Digital technologies and experiential learning component: company visits, conferences, career workshops, guest lectures and seminars||
|Professional and Personal Coaching|
Tuition and Scholarships
Tuition for the Master of Science in International Management is paid in Swiss Francs.
|2022 - 2023 Tuition||CHF 25,000|
See additional estimates for direct and indirect expenses for Master's students
A merit scholarship is available for qualifying students admitted to the Master of Science in International Management program. See Responsible Leadership Scholarship for details.
These skilled learning facilitators are experts and innovators that offer you multiple lenses through which to view and solve problems. Each individual on this list will be an important influence as you construct your path toward new ideas and career opportunities.
This participative and collaborative curriculum is designed to provide students with an intensive path of study that gives you a strong background in leadership, creates situations that build experience in collaboration and project management, and launches the next phase of your career through internships working on real ongoing projects. Each of the courses and workshops in the program is a facet of a complete perspective that will help you to be an effective agent of innovation.
Franklin University Switzerland was founded on the idea that where you learn is as important as what you learn. It makes a difference to study paths to global solutions in a variety of cultural crossroads such as Franklin campus, where students come from nearly 50 different countries; Switzerland, where multiple languages and cultures find common ground; or the United Nations, where countries work together to resolve issues that go beyond national borders. Take advantage of these learning environments that are not only a learning opportunity in themselves, but that are also perfectly positioned for expanding your perspectives through European travel.
Graduate students at Franklin are provided quiet, off-campus, apartment-style housing on their own floor at the Alba Residence. With panoramic views of Monte Bre and the historic center of Lugano, this building is a 10-minute walk from campus, and directly across the street from the Lugano Central Train Station. It is close to the main shopping district, and many cultural attractions.
Life in Lugano, Switzerland
Lugano provides an interesting, safe, and diverse setting for graduate students to learn and thrive. Italian in culture, but influenced by Swiss efficiency and quality, Lugano is an important Swiss city for finance, tourism and consumer goods. Switzerland is rated one of the highest in terms of quality of life thanks to its stable political scene, sustainable social system, and strong economy. It is often rated as one of the most innovative nations in the world. With one of the highest GDP per capita, Switzerland also has one of the lowest crime levels anywhere. Moreover the quality of food, as well as goods and services are very high quality, and Switzerland offers a wide range of opportunities for free time, leisure, culture and sport.