ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)


ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)

MBA in Supply Chain Management

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)
ETH Z├╝rich, our university for science and technology, dates back to the year 1855 when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a center of innovation and knowledge. Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. The ETH MBA is a part-time, executive programme that lasts 18months, focussed on Supply Chain Management.

The ETH Zurich

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge.

At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


ETH Zurich regularly features in international rankings as one of the best universities in the world and the leading university in continental Europe.

Ranking 2017 2016 2015 2014
THE – World University Ranking, Times Higher Education 10th 9th 9th 13th
QS – World University Rankings, Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd 10th 8th 9th 12th
ARWU – Academic Ranking of the World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 19th 19th 20th 19th

When the rankings are differentiated by specialist area, ETH Zurich is in the first twelve for Science and Engineering in the THE and QS listings.

Offered by the ETH Zurich, our MBA combines a broad education in general management and leadership with in-depth studies in international Supply Chain Management.

The 18-month part-time program, enables students to continue to work in their organization while gaining valuable insight into the industry, the latest tools and cutting edge research. The classes take place from Thursday to Sunday, starting in September every year.


The program is built on four pillars:


Other key elements of our program are:

  •         Academic Excellence: top faculty of the ETH Zurich and partnering universities combined with lecturers from the industry
  •         Integration of industry perspectives and academic best practice
  •         Participants acquire state-of-the-art knowledge, skills and international real case experience
  •         Field trip to USA, Japan, China, and Russia
  •         10 VIP Talks given by CEOs and board members of international companies in Switzerland and abroad
  •         Numerous company visits during the study trips and in and around Zürich area

Besides earning a degree from one of the world's leading universities, you gain a truly global perspective, with invaluable insider knowledge of the world’s key markets.

In addition to this, you will complete a Master's thesis which applies what you learned in class to solve a business problem. This delivers value directly to your employer.
Join a small class of talented, highly-motivated peers who work closely with the world’s best professors, and grow your network for years to come.

Your degree will be recognized across industry and around the world. See this year’s QS World University Rankings in which ETH Zurich achieves the highest overall rating for the past four years. Its score of 95.5 now puts it in the top 10 universities of the world. Read more here.

The success of our alumni speaks for itself. We follow their careers and personal development long after graduation, and observe how they have moved on to bigger and better things with the MBA ETH SCM.
Read more here, as well as see them tell their stories in person here

Application Deadlines

Start Course 16 September 2018
Application: October 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
Early Application February 28, 2018

Late applications are considered, if space is available. Please contact us for more information:

Admission requirements

Our program is an Executive MBA, reserved for individuals aiming at top management positions.

Higher Education

Master's from ETH or an equivalent university master's degree

In exceptional cases: Bachelor's (with excellent grades) + professional experience + additional qualifications

Work Experience Minimum 5 years

Fluency in business English

GMAT or any English certification are not required.  


The ETH Zurich reserves the right to select students based on their academic, professional and personal merits.
Read more about our Admission process and Fee & Expenses.

CHF 65,000, or CHF 60,000 for early application

To be qualified for early application, you need to complete and submit online application by the end of February.

This tuition fee covers all costs of the MBA program, except flights, long-distance transportation and accommodation in Europe.


Expense Included Not included
Curriculum Normal program (all pre-readings are provided in pdf form). Books
Food and beverages at ETH and Switzerland / Western Europe Refreshments twice a day in the classroom (tea/coffee/water); reception Beverages (external), lunch, dinner
Transportation Local transportation by bus/car, in Russia, Asia and USA (only if announced). Flights - to be booked by students, with the exception of the flight within Asia, which is booked by ETH and invoiced to the students
Accommodation, Half Board Russia, Asia and the USA for the official duration of the program Discretionary early arrivals or extended stays during study trips
Other Costs of non-standard arrangements or additional requests, visas, expenses for Master Thesis
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