Executive Diploma

Today’s ICT as well as Utility companies are facing performance challenges and are forced to interact faster and more economically than their competitors.

The Executive Diploma in ICT or Utility Management consists of 20 modules and provides you with all skills to innovate and produce consistently superior results and to successfully lead global business organisations. Thanks to the modular and flexible structure of the programme, you are given the possibility to start at different periods of the year. Make the next step and develop higher performance!

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Your specialisation in ICT or Utility Management

All courses have an integrated view of ICT or Utility Management, and are organised around central subject areas whose development has been identified, by business and employers, as providing the basis for successful management. With a combination of scientific lecturers and business experts, a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills is guaranteed.

Strategy & Innovation Management

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Strategy & Innovation Management. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 3 modules.

In 6 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Strategy & Innovation Management on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (10.01.2017 - 11.01.2017)
Introduction to the concept of strategy
The tools of strategic analysis, market and resource based
The nature and sources of competitive advantages

Module 2  (12.01.2017 - 13.01.2017)
Achieving a competitive advantage in different industry contexts    
Core capabilities and sustainability
(in technology based industries)
Corporate strategy aspects

Module 3  (17.01.2017 - 18.01.2017)
Industry dynamics of technological innovations
Formulating a technological innovation strategy
Implementing business model innovation strategy

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
     
Module
2
       
Module
3
         
- Required Module
- Optional Module


 

Marketing Management

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Marketing Management. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 3 modules.

In 6 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Marketing Management on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (19.01.2017 - 20.01.2017)
Introduction to marketing and markets
Marketing research
Marketing objectives
Customer & Competition Oriented Strategies

Module 2  (24.01.2017 - 25.01.2017)
Marketing instruments (product, price, place, promotion)
Marketing implementation
Marketing controlling

Module 3  (26.01.2017 - 27.01.2017)
International markets and strategies
International marketing mix
International market selection
Importing and exporting

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
     
Module
2
       
Module
3
         
- Required Module
- Optional Module

Organisational Behaviour & HRM

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Organisational Behaviour & HR Management. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 3 modules.

In 6 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Organisational Behaviour & HR Management on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (14.03.2017 - 15.03.2017)
Personality & Teamwork
Motivation
Organisational Justice
Employee Engagement

Module 2  (16.03.2017 - 17.03.2017)
Strategic HRM
Employment Contract
Attracting & selecting
Developing & performance managing employees
International HRM

Module 3  (11.04.2017- 12.04.2017)
Leading strategically
Personal leadership styles
Strategy and goal setting
360° feedback
Strategy stories

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes


The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
       
Module
2
       
Module
3
         
- Required Module
- Optional Module

Managerial Finance

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Managerial Finance. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 3 modules.

In 6 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Managerial Finance on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (08.06.2017 - 09.06.2017)
Risk and return
Valuation of financial assets
Cost of capital
Capital budgeting

Module 2  (13.06.2017 - 14.06.2017)
Financial statement analysis
Valuation
Capital structure

Module 3  (20.06.2017 - 21.06.2017)
Evaluating financing alternatives
Derivatives and their applications
Risk management concepts

Subject Area Coordinators

SAC

Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer

SAC

Prof. Dr. Alfred Mettler


The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
       
Module
2
       
Module
3
         
- Required Module
- Optional Module

Management Accounting & Control

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Management Accounting & Control. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 3 modules.

In 6 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Management Accounting & Control on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (06.06.2017 - 07.06.2017)
Using Financial Reports for Decision Making
Understanding Cost Accounting
Costing and Decision Making

Module 2  (15.06.2017 - 16.06.2017)
From Strategy to Budgeting
Management Control Systems
Performance Measurement

Module 3  (22.06.2017 - 23.06.2017)
Transfer Pricing in Divisionalised Companies
Strategic Cost Management
Strategic Performance Management

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Thomas Rautenstrauch


The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
       
Module
2
       
Module
3
         
- Required Module
- Optional Module

Information Management & Decision Support

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Information Management & Decision Support. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 3 modules.

In 6 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Information Management & Decision Support on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (07.09.2017 - 08.09.2017)
The role of IT; its importance for corporate strategy
Fundamentals of information management
IT-governence, IS-controlling and risk management

Module 2  (14.09.2017 - 15.09.2017)
Implementing information system in organisations
Effecting organisational change
International IT implementation
IT-service management

Module 3  (21.09.2017 - 22.09.2017)
Data warehouse architecture
Customer data warehouse
Knowledge discovery process
Data mining techniques
Practical sessions and hands on training

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel


The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
       
Module
2
       
Module
3
         
- Required Module
- Optional Module

 

Digital Transformation in ICT & Utility

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Digital Transformation in ICT & Utility. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 2 modules.

In 4 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Digital Transformation on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (05.09.2017 - 06.09.2017)
Defintion, Reasons and Impacts
Digital Megatrends from Digitalization 1.0 to 2.0 / Connection: from social media up to IoT and services
Intelligence: big data and artificial intelligence
New Technologies: Blockchain, 3D Printing, virtual reality etc.


Module 2 
(12.09.2017 - 13.09.2017)
From strategy to budgeting
Management control systems
Performance measurement


The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
       
Module
2
       
- Required Module
- Optional Module

Process & Excellence Management

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Process & Excellence Management. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 2 modules.

In 4 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Process & Excellence Management on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (07.03.2017 - 08.03.2017)
Process management
Strategic and operative process management
A practical insight in process oriented reorganisations
Collaboration management

Module 2  (09.03.2017 - 10.03.2017)
Quality concepts, models and tools
Excellence programmes in the industry
Business excellence in practice and theory
Leadership and EFQM

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli


The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
       
Module
2
       
- Required Module
- Optional Module


National & International Economics

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area National & International Economics. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 2 modules.

In 4 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of National & International Economics as well as competition and competitiveness on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  - Competition (07.11.2017 - 08.11.2017)

  • Economic tools of competition policy
  • Competitive effects of firms' behaviours (cartels, vertical restraints, abuse of dominant position)
  • Competitive effects of firms' mergers and acquisitions
  • Competitive challenges in network industries
  • How to analyse and understand recent and on-going competition cases (e.g. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo...)

Module 2  - Competitiveness (14.11.2017 - 15.11.2017)

  • Microeconomic drivers of competitiveness
  • Firms' strategies for creating value and for creating shared value
  • How to assess the quality of a business location?
  • The role of clusters to enhance firms and location competitiveness
  • The new challenges and opportunities of smart cities
  • How to assess the strategy concept of firms like Apple and Google?
  • How to analyse the productive environment of successful locations like Singapore?
  • How to identify the main challenges and opportunities of smart cities like Bilbao and Seoul?

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Philippe Gugler


The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
       
Module
2
       
- Required Module
- Optional Module

Law in Utility

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Law in Utility. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 2 modules.

In 4 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Law in Utility on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (09.11.2017 - 10.11.2017)
Fundamentals of law
Administrative law
Private law, especially labour law
Institution, Regulatory Framework of Utility Law

Module 2  (16.11.2017 - 17.11.2017)
Standard clauses
Competition law
Data Security and Protection
Contract negotiation
Case studies in Utility Law

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Michel Heinzmann


The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
       
Module
2
     
- Required Module
- Optional Module

Law in ICT

This course is for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in the subject area Law in ICT. It's open to all executive managers and designed as a series of 2 modules.

In 4 days you can increase your knowledge in the field of Law in ICT on a high Executive MBA level. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in iimt courses.

Course Content

Module 1  (09.11.2017 - 10.11.2017)
Fundamentals of law
Administrative law
Telecommunication law
Private law, especially labour law

Module 2  (16.11.2017 - 17.11.2017)
Standard clauses
Competition law
IP&IT law
Data Security and Protection
Contract negotiation

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Michel Heinzmann


The table below shows in which Executive Programme this course is part of:

   CAS CAS CAS CAS DAS EMBA
Strategies
&
Innovations
Financial
Decision
Making
Leadership
&
HR Management
Project
Excellence
Module
1
       

Module
2

     
- Required Module
- Optional Module

  • Flexibility & Advantages

    Flexibility

    Participants can choose the length, the starting date, and the type of their studies. The individual and flexible design of the courses allow participants to have a full-time or part time study programme. All courses are held once a year.

    The Executive Diploma - Full-Time Study Programme

    • 20 course modules in total (40 course days) in 1 year
    • 20 written/oral examinations and the submission of an Executive Diploma thesis

    The Executive Diploma - Part-Time Study Programme

    • 20 course modules in total (40 course days) in 1 up to 4 years
    • 20 written/oral examinations and the submission of an Executive Diploma thesis

    University Degree & Personal Development

    Through the achieved University degree, the iimt’s Executive Diploma programme is recognised all over the world. With enhanced leadership skills and combined with theoretical know-how, participants will strengthen their management skills.

    International Environment & Networking

    The iimt's network of leading experts offers the possibility to enhance the participants networks on 3 levels: students, lecturers, and the institute with the iimt alumni network.

    OAQ Accreditation

    The iimt as well as the Executive Diploma in ICT and Utility Management are successfully accredited by the OAQ and the Swiss University Conference (SUC).

  • Faculty

    Professors and lecturers with a strong academic and teaching record are acting as lecturers in the iimt Executive Programmes and offer participants the most advanced training available. A mix of academic and professional staff is chosen in order to provide the participants with a solid base of theoretical knowledge combined with up-to-date case studies and insights from the industry. The iimt has outstanding instructors, including advisers, researchers, and practitioners drawn from leading Universities, business schools, industry, and government. They bring an enthusiasm and a functional expertise developed over years of experience in their fields to the classroom, together with stimulating real-life perspectives and insights.

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  • Practical Information & Admission

    English is the sole language of instruction. Participants therefore require knowledge of that language.

    The programmes are organised in weekly blocks (Tuesday to Friday), each block consisting of two modules. Half of the class time is devoted to the acquisition of new knowledge in the subject area concerned, while the remaining time is allocated to practical work and case studies (in ICT or Utility Management).

    Each of the 20 modules is followed by a written or oral examination. Oral examinations are taking place during the course module. Written examinations are taking place on Monday afternoon before the subsequent course block starts (e.g. visit course module in January, examination in March). For the exact course dates, please refer to the timetable. By completing an Executive Diploma, students receive 60 ECTS-Credits including the internationally recognised Executive Diploma in ICT or Utility Management of the University of Fribourg.

    Candidates for the Diploma require at least three years’ professional experience in a management position in the field of ICT or Utility and to have obtained a licence (Bachelor/Master) recognised from a University or University of Applied Sciences or other diploma recognised as equivalent (or may be admitted “sur dossier”).

    Should you wish to apply for the Executive Diploma programme in ICT or Utility Management, please fill out the application form.

  • Counselling Meeting

    Do you wish an individual counselling meeting? Or can we assist you in finding the right programme?

    During a counselling meeting we will present you individually our institute and the variety of educational programmes in ICT & Utility Management. A counselling meeting is of course without any commitment and free of charge.

    Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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