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On the Master's Program in Business Administration with major in «Corporate/Business Development», the teaching is scientific and concept-based. The course takes an application-oriented approach to research, meaning that the students can also be entrusted with creative corporate development tasks in their future careers. With the Master in Business Administration, you will be able to assume roles with overall managerial responsibility in the medium term.


The Master's Program in Business Administration at Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences is a scientifically sound yet practice-oriented management qualification. The specialist knowledge is taught in a holistic and integrated way, taking into account typical company and market situations. The teaching is therefore context- and application-oriented.

Master's thesis

The Master’s thesis represents a separate academic task at the end of the degree program. The Master's thesis is about applying the acquired technical, methodological and scientific skills to specific research issues within a real-world context.


After successfully completing the Master's Program in Business Administration at Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, you will be able to apply your knowledge across different areas and take a holistic approach to tackling challenges. You will also be able to develop effective, appropriate solutions in specific situations and thereby make an active contribution to organisational development.

The scientific yet practice-oriented management course focuses on enhancing specialist and methodological skills, research skills, personal skills and social skills in a balanced way.

Research skills

You will be able to analyse complex problems associated with internal and external company relations at a higher level of abstraction and derive appropriate courses of action and behaviour. You will be able to categorise knowledge, deal with complexity and make decisions even where the available information is incomplete or limited.

Personal and social skills

You will know how to clearly communicate your conclusions and your rationally justified theories to experts and laypersons, assess your own social skills, and exercise even more independence and autonomy in the learning process. You will also be able to manage resources constructively and evaluate and improve your leadership and coaching skills.