Master of Business Administration

in Chosen Specialization

Study on-campus with a guaranteed 2 month 'paid' internship with possible extension options.

120 ECTS
per year
Awarded By:
(Dual Degree)
Ascencia Business School, France
Rushford Business School, Switzerland
Program Overview

If you're considering a career in business and looking for a comprehensive, high-quality MBA program, our 2 year full-time MBA program is the right choice for you. The program offers a broad range of business disciplines, including finance, marketing, banking, and strategy, and is designed to meet the needs of both experienced professionals and recent graduates.

In year 1, you will complete a total of 65 ECTS credits by taking a series of core courses that provide a foundation in business principles as well as your chosen electives. In year 2, you will complete 10 ECTS credits from the local language course and 45 ECTS credits through research, internship, and master thesis.

The program also includes experiential learning opportunities such as case studies, simulations, and field projects, which allow you to apply the concepts you learn in the classroom to real-world business situations and gain valuable hands-on experience.

The program is designed to help you develop strong leadership skills, which are essential for success in today's rapidly changing business landscape. You'll participate in team-based projects, which will enable you to develop your teamwork and communication skills. Furthermore, you'll have the opportunity to network with alumni, industry leaders, and recruiters, which can be beneficial as you start your career.

All in all, the Rushford Business School's 2 year full-time MBA program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in today's competitive business world. With a strong emphasis on both theoretical and practical learning, as well as opportunities for experiential learning and leadership development, the program equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career.

During the program, you will choose one of the following available specializations:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Strategic Leadership
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Management

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • International Marketing

  • Sustainability, Energy & Environment

Program Information
Program Curriculum

Following are the courses and corresponding credits you will earn for the 18 month, MBA with Specialization program:

  • Digital transformation (5 ECTS)
  • Corporate Strategy (5 ECTS)
  • Agile Leadership (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership (5 ECTS)
  • Mergers & Acquisition Strategy (5 ECTS)
  • International Business Policy (5 ECTS)
  • International Marketing (5 ECTS)
  • International Finance (5 ECTS)
  • International Organisations & Strategy (5 ECTS)
  • Global Business Management (5 ECTS)
  • International Marketing (5 ECTS)
  • Marketing Research (5 ECTS)
  • Advertising & Media (5 ECTS)
  • Advanced Digital Marketing Strategies (5 ECTS)
  • Sales Management & Strategy (5 ECTS)
  • Advanced Finance (5 ECTS)
  • Financial Investments (5 ECTS)
  • Personal Financial Planning (5 ECTS)
  • Retail & Commercial Banking (5 ECTS)
  • Fin Tech (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurship Finance & Valuation (5 ECTS)
  • New Product Development (5 ECTS)
  • Intellectual Property (5 ECTS)
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurial and Social Innovation (5 ECTS)
  • International Logistics (5 ECTS)
  • Supply Chain Modelling and Design (5 ECTS)
  • Procurement, Distribution & Freight Logistics (5 ECTS)
  • Sustainability in Logistics (5 ECTS)
  • Retail Management (5 ECTS)
  • International Human Resource Management (5 ECTS)
  • HR Development & Training (5 ECTS)
  • Communication & Negotiation in Employee Relationships (5 ECTS)
  • People Management (5 ECTS)
  • HR Workshops (5 ECTS)
  • Economic Analysis of the Energy Sector (5 ECTS)
  • Energy and Sustainable Business (5 ECTS)
  • Enterprise and Circular Economy (5 ECTS)
  • Sustainability Entrepreneurship & Innovation (5 ECTS)
  • Government and Environmental Policy (5 ECTS)

Eligibility Requirements:

You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.

For 1-year campus programs, you also require a minimum of 3 years of related work experience. You may demonstrate this through the submission of a CV, portfolio, salary slips, and/or a personal statement.

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in English language by submitting a Medium of Instruction (MoI) Letter from your previous college or university, that states that the medium of instruction for your degree was English.

If the above letter is not available then you can submit one of the following test score results:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

Contact us to know the full amount applicable to you.

Payment Schedule:

  • 50% after receiving the Conditional Offer Letter
  • 50% after student visa approval before traveling to campus

The Rushford Business School's 2 year Full-Time MBA program is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a wide range of business careers. Graduates of the program will have a solid foundation in business principles and practices, as well as the ability to think critically, solve problems, and make strategic decisions. These skills are highly valued by employers and can lead to a wide range of career opportunities.

One of the most popular career paths for MBA graduates is management consulting. Management consultants work with organizations to identify areas for improvement and develop strategies to increase efficiency and profitability. Graduates of the Rushford MBA program will have the analytical and strategic thinking skills necessary to excel in this field.

Another popular career path for MBA graduates is investment banking. Investment bankers help companies raise capital by issuing and selling securities and also advise companies on mergers and acquisitions. Graduates of the Rushford MBA program will have the financial acumen needed to succeed in this field.

Graduates of the program also may find career in the field of finance, such as in corporate finance, risk management, and portfolio management. They have the skills and knowledge to analyze financial data, create financial models, and make strategic financial decisions for companies.

Additionally, graduates may also find career opportunities in other business functions such as:

  • Operations management: designing, coordinating and supervising the production of goods and services.
  • Marketing: developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote products and services.
  • Human resources: recruiting, selecting, training, and developing employees.
  • Strategy: developing and implementing long-term plans for a company's growth and success.

Moreover, Many graduates of the Rushford MBA program will also go on to launch their own businesses. The program's emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully launch and grow their own business ventures.

In conclusion, the career opportunities for graduates of the Rushford Business School's 1.5-year Full-Time MBA program are vast and varied. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a wide range of business careers, including management consulting, investment banking, corporate finance, operations management, marketing, human resources, strategy, and entrepreneurship.

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

France Campus Application Process

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Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.