University of Basel Launches MBA in Academic Management

University of Basel Launches MBA in Academic Management

The University of Basel offers a new innovative international degree programme that aims at professionalising higher education management at the interface of science and administration on all hierarchy levels of a modern university. The MBA in Academic Management is aimed at academics from all disciplines. It starts in November 2014 for the first time. The language of instruction is English.
This part-time, internationally oriented degree programme provides academics with the opportunity of high level continuing education and to obtain an additional qualification in university management. The degree programme takes a bit more than two years (including final thesis) and consists of two modules. Module 1 focuses on the professional management of the key areas of university work – research and teaching – taking into account personnel development and quality assurance.Module 2 focuses on the strategic management and continued development of a higher education institution, taking into account quality development, governance, controlling, and profile formation. The degree programme corresponds to a total of 63 ECTS credit points, one third of which are acquired in face-to-face seminars. The seminars take place once a month in blocks of two to three days.

Further information
Gerhild Tesak, Programme Manager MBA in Academic Management, Head of Educational Staff Development Unit at the Vice-Rectorate for Teaching and Development
phone: +41 61 267 12 32, email: gerhild.tesak(at)


Gabrielle BAMFORD Posted on16:14 - 12th December 2014

I am currently workng as an Academic Advisor to Faculty at the Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne. I would be interested to know if your program would help me develop some further competencies for working with faculty. Do you have a brochure or further information.

Thank you in advance,

Gabrielle Bamford

    rene.schegg Posted on13:28 - 15th December 2014

    Further Information and the brochure to download can be found at

    The MBA is aimed for academics from all disciplines with leadership, management, and administrative responsibilities.

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