DAS Entrepreneurial Leadership – 2018


Develop participants’ professional agility to seize opportunities, particularly exploiting the digital transformation, a key factor in assuring success and advancement for an executive. This program helps participants to:

  • Understand how to identify, analyze and seize opportunities
  • Turn big/smart data into business opportunities and take full advantage of the digital transformation
  • Manage stakeholders and communication
  • Surf on diversity and do business in emerging markets
  • Manage growth
  • Understand the fundamentals of business law
  • Lead in a responsible manner with a humanistic approach
  • Reconcile business and social responsibility
  • Develop creative problem-solving
  • Influence with emotional intelligence
  • Manage change in a fast-moving environment
  • Negotiate and communicate effectively

The emphasis is above all on ethics, durability and respect for people.


Manager seeking to boost his career and his employability by adding business development tools and entrepreneurial behavior to his skills
Executive from major corporations liable to launch or manage a business unit or a company, or take over the management of a family business
Engineer, doctor, or researcher who wish to improve their managerial skills and propel their ability to innovate

Learning outcomes

  • Innovate and increase the viability of projects in large corporations, starts-ups and SMEs and non-profit organizations
  • Become an inspiring leader and implement fairness-based leadership in order to maximize the team's commitment and performance
  • Develop one’s professional agility


• Business Law and Taxation
• Business & Society
• Change Management
• Creative Problem Solving
• Doing Business in Emerging Markets
• Identifying, Analyzing and Exploiting Opportunities  
• Influencing with Emotional Intelligence / Coaching
• Negotiation / Effective Communication
• New Business Models and Mindsets
• Responsible Leadership
• Stakeholders Management
• Smart Data and Digital Business


Prof. Sebastian RAISCH and Prof. Markus MENZ, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva


Gloria LEONI, University of Geneva


AMBA (Association of MBAs) as part of the EMBA traditional track


7 September 2018 - 22 June 2019
36 ECTS credits
288 Teaching hours
2 semesters






Gloria LEONI
+41 (0)22 379 81 32


University of Geneva


Registration deadline

30 June 2018
Modules can be followed individually
Reduction of CHF 300.- for Early Bird applications


CHF 14750.- | Individual module: CHF 1700.-

The Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Entrepreneurial Leadership enables participants to improve their ability to manage a team through fair and effective leadership, namely to develop and innovate business that contributes to the evolution of the team members’ career and increases all team members’ employability. Participants obtain the DAS after completing two Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS): the CAS in Entrepreneurial Management and the CAS in Responsible Leadership.
The CAS in Entrepreneurial Management provides innovators-to-be with the tools to identify and take full advantage of opportunities inside an existing organization or in a start-up.
The CAS in Responsible Leadership teaches future leaders the soft skills tools to maximize the engagement to their team(s).

Pedagogical methods

Each course is subject to an assessment that may include one or more of the following:
Individual in-class exam | Take-home assignment, individual or group | Presentation in class, individual or group

Admission criteria

  • University Degree or equivalent (i.e., BAC+3)
  • 3 years of work experience
  • Proficiency in English (both written and spoken)

Steering committee

Sebastian RAISCH, Prof. UNIGE | Markus MENZ, Prof. UNIGE | Dr. Raphael COHEN, Getratex SA

Number of participants

Max. 35 students per group; GSEM Executive reserves the right not to open a program due to an insufficient number of participants.

Detailed fees

DAS: CHF 14'750.- | Individual module: CHF 1'700


Friday 14h-21h and Saturday 8h-13h twice a month


Sebastian RAISCH, Prof. Unige Markus MENZ, Prof. Unige Dr. Raphael COHEN, Getratex SA