Executive Diploma

Management Excellence

The Executive Diploma Management Excellence 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.

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Your Executive Diploma Programme

All courses have an integrated view of management in technology and are organised around central subject areas, the development of which has been identified by employers and economic experts as the basis for a successful management.

Global Business Management

Strategic Management

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 4 days course.

Course Content

Strategic Management 1
Introduction to the concept of strategy
The tools of strategic analysis, market and resource based
The nature and sources of competitive advantages


Strategic Management 2
Achieving a competitive advantage in different industry contexts
Core capabilities and sustainability
(in technology based industries)
Corporate strategy aspects

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Marketing Essentials

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Marketing Essentials
Introduction to marketing and markets
Marketing research
Marketing objectives
Marketing Strategies

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

Product Management

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Product Management
Traditional and innovative product management processes
Lifecycle management process
Finding and developing new product and service ideas
Defi ning customer profi le and value proposition
User-Led-Innovation, integration of user and co-creation
Iterative process to get a valid concept including prototyping
Smart-up Lean Canvas

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

Operational Excellence

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Operational Excellence
Process management
Strategic and operative process management
A practical insight in process oriented reorganisations

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli

Quality & Productivity

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Quality & Productivity
Quality concepts, models and tools
Excellence programmes in the industry
Leading excellence

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli

Competition

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Competition
Economic tools of competition policy
Competitive effects of firms’ behaviours, mergers and acquisitions
Competitive challenges in network industries
Analyse and understand recent and on-going competition cases

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Philippe Gugler

Competitiveness

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Competitiveness
Firms’ strategies for creating value and creating shared value
The role of clusters to enhance competitiveness
Quality of a business location
Main challenges and opportunities of smart cities
Productive environment of successful locations

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Philippe Gugler

Artificial Intelligence for Managers

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Artificial Intelligence for Managers
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Data driven organisation and democratisation
ML problem framing and Canvas
Practical examples of ML problems
Pricing, Shopping Basket Analysis, Sentiment Analysis
Regulations

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

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Digital Mindset

Information Management and IT-enabled Business Model Innovation

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Information Management and IT-enabled Business Model Innovation
The role of IT; its importance for corporate strategy
Fundamentals of information management
IT-governence, IS-controlling and risk management

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Managing Technochange

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Managing Technochange
Implementing information system in organisations
Effecting organisational change
International IT implementation
IT-service management

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Big Data Analysis

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Big Data Analysis
Data warehouse architecture
Customer data warehouse
Knowledge discovery process
Data mining techniques

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Digital (R)evolution

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Digital (R)evolution
Definition Reasons and impacts
Digital Megatrends from digitalisation 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.

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Cyber Security

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Cyber Security)
Information security governance
Policies, standards and best practice
Risk analysis and management
Information security culture & Privacy
Economics of information security
Ubiquitous, natural and conversational user interfaces
Persuasive interfaces and gamification

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Finance & Accounting

Foundations of Finance

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Foundations of Finance
Financial Markets and Digitalization
Valuation of Stocks and Bonds
Asset Management and Robo Advising
Cost of Capital
Capital Budgeting

Subject Area Coordinators

SAC

Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer

SAC

Prof. Dr. Alfred Mettler

Current Topics in Finance

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 4 day course.

Course Content

Current Topics in Finance
Financial Planning
Issuing Debt and Equity
Corporate Valuation (including Valuation of Tech Companies)
Capital Structure
Multinational Financial Management

Subject Area Coordinators

SAC

Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer

SAC

Prof. Dr. Alfred Mettler

Basics of Accounting

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Basics of Accounting
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Understanding and Creating Financial Statements
Relevance of Financial Statements in Managerial Decision-Making
Managerial Accounting, CVP Analysis and Cost Assignment
Common Pitfalls in Cost-Based Decision-Making
Beyond Cost-Plus: Value-Based Pricing of Products and Services

Module Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Michael Burkert

Management Control Systems

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Management Control Systems
Planning, budgeting, and variance analysis
Financial performance and value creation
Performance measurement systems
Target setting and relative performance evaluation

Module Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Martin Messner

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Leadership & Human Resources

Managing yourself & others

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Managing yourself & others
Assessing ones personality
Motivating employees
Managing teams effectively
Culture and diversity

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes

HR Development

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

HR Development
Attracting employees
Selecting employees
Developing employees
Performance managing employees
Rewarding employees

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes

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  • Flexibility & Advantages

    Flexibility
    Participants can choose the length, the starting date, and the type of their studies. The flexible design of the courses allow participants to have a full-time (20 modules in 1 year) or part time (20 modules in 1 up to 4 years) study programme.

    University Degree
    The iimt’s Executive Diploma programme of the University of Fribourg is recognised all over the world.

    International Environment & Networking
    Leading experts offer the possibility to enhance the participants networks on 3 levels: students, lecturers, and the institute with the iimt alumni network.

    A unique learning experience
    Interactive teaching methods combine theoretical know-how and practical approaches.

  • Practical Information & Admission

    Course location
    iimt University of Fribourg

    Language of instruction
    English

    Examinations
    20 written/oral examinations and 1 final project

    Admission Requirements
    3 years professional experience, management position, licence (Bachelor/Master) recognised from a University or University of Applied Sciences or other diploma recognised as equivalent (candidates may be admitted “sur dossier”).

  • Teaching Team

    Leading Professors and lecturers with a strong academic and teaching record are acting as lecturers and offer participants the most advanced training available.

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