• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English


The Master of Advanced Studies in European and Chinese Business Management is jointly offered by the University of Zurich and the New Huadu Business School Switzerland and sets its focus on :
  • offering both theoretical and hands-on knowledge on general management in a Chinese and European context
  • mixing students from both China and Europe in class, thus ensuring an accelerated learning experience in intercultural management
  • offering European and Chinese faculty and guest lecturers from highly qualified professionals
  • complementing the cross-cultural learning with a practise-oriented-project in an international company, either in Europe or China

The curriculum integrates the setting of both, University of Zurich and New Huadu Business School, to offer top level courses on European and Chinese management.

New Huadu Business School Switzerland is the first independently registered overseas campus of a Chinese public business school. Professor Edmund Phelps, Dean of New Huadu Business School, is 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics. In 2015, New Huadu Business School was nominated as one of the Top 10 Innovative Business Schools in China.
This Master of Advanced Studies program is further characterized by:
  • focusing on a highly international and cross-cultural experience
  • imparting state-of-the-art knowledge and targeting emerging topics in China and Europe
  • enhancing applied know-how and hands-on experiences in international business through project works, seminars and group works.
  • being accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and being part of LERU
  • offering the possibilities for building a long-term network


The MAS ECBM program is accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is part of LERU (League of European Research Universities).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
Module 1 - Foundamentals:
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing and Brand Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Macroeconomics, Development Economics and Future Economics Systems
  • Business Ethics
  • Research Methods
  • Neuromanagement
  • Leadership and Human Resources Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
Module 2
  • Business courses with a regional focus on Europe and China
Module 3 - Practice-oriented project Participants must complete a practice-oriented project (in the form of an internship, study project, case study, etc.) for a period of 4-6 months in companies/organizations.

Module 4 - Master Thesis

Students must write their Master thesis within the last 2-3 months of the program. The thesis will be written in groups of 2-3 students. The research theses will be supervised by the program instructors.


The program is designed for university graduates and undergraduates, aiming at familiarizing themselves with «doing business in Europe» and «doing business in China». Focusing on Europe and China, the program equips participants with applied knowledge in international business management and experiences in working in a diverse cultural environment.


The teaching staff is made up of instructors from the University of Zurich and the New Huadu Business School, of invited guests from other higher education institutions, and of specialists with practical experience in cooperation between Europe and China.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • 15 April 2018 - deadline for students from Non-EU/EFTA countries (due to visa)
    • 15 June 2018 - deadline for students from EU/EFTA countries
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    65 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The program addresses participants who:
  • have a Master's Degree from an accredited university
  • on an exceptional basis, students with a four-year university Bachelor's degree or a three-year university Bachelor's degree with at least one year relevant work experience
  • have equivalent qualifications
Applicants must prove that they have the necessary English skills for participating in courses and writing the final MAS thesis. Applicants are expected to have an entrepreneurial spirit and an international mindset.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    27500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition fees: CHF 30 000.–which include attendance of all courses, seminars, project work, all course materials, exams and degree certificate.

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1900 - 3000 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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In exceptional cases, there is a possibility to apply for a limited amount of financial aid. To apply for financial aid, please submit the following documents to: info_ecbm@business.uzh.ch

  • written letter (including justification for receiving financial aid, describing financial situation and motivation for future career)
  • income statement and proof of assets
  • transcript of record

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