Summer School

This summer school program offers the opportunity to follow an international class with a multicultural environment, together with students from Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, France and Australia, you will follow an intensive class during summer. They will have the opportunity to take part in the guest lectures, company visits, texts and cases studies; a cosmopolitan mix from teachers to students.

This program is divided in two modules; Financial Management: Global focus for Entrepreneurs & Entrepreneurship and Innovation, each module lasts two weeks.

This program should stimulate student’s potential entrepreneurial behaviour, complemented with a know-how of financial management in order to offer a general but complete program to motive future entrepreneurs to put hands in action.

 

Summary

During the first two weeks, Financial Management module will take place, students will be introduced to the basic concepts and models of modern financial theories. They will learn how a start-up can be financiered, they will discover the new Fintech tools and how assets and companies are valuated. All this courses are given by experimented guest and professors in the domain.  Complementary company visits are organized to enrich this module.

An entrepreneurial environment will follow in the last two weeks in order to complete this summer program. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience by exploring Swiss and international companies by analysing international business environment. This focus on visionary and entrepreneurial thinking will provide participants the capabilities to undertake entrepreneurial and organizational activities. Participants will learn the characteristics of entrepreneurs and how entrepreneurial activity systems are designed. They will also learn how to apply and use the entrepreneurial model of vision in order to understand entrepreneurial behaviour in multicultural environments and use it as a basis to develop their own system of visionary and entrepreneurial thinking.

At the end of the course, students should be able to act entrepreneurially, be capable to identify business opportunities, and establishing the support structure needed to translate their ideas into action.


 

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FACTS & FIGURES

Students who successfully complete the summer school will be awarded an official certificate of participation from the School of Management Fribourg Switzerland. In addition, students will earn ETCS validated by our partner universities.

 OBJECTIVES
• To run an international class of study in entrepreneurship, innovation and SMEs, which present a Swiss entrepreneurial ecosystem through a summer experience.
• To provide a complete program where students can improve their business ideas and have all the tools to finance this idea.

PROGRAM PROSPECTS
• Students of the immersion program should have an interest in entrepreneurship with international background and can act entrepreneurially. Students should can identify business opportunities. Regardless if student become an entrepreneur in the future, the course should stimulate potential entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial behavior.

ADMISSION CRITERIA
• This program focuses on undergraduate students with excellent academic achievement.
• English Skills, at B1 European level or higher are essential.
• Previous knowledge of Entrepreneurial activities, International relation or new business are taken into account.
 
PRICE FOR STUDENTS
Please contact our international office in order to have more information.
Price include: Lectures; Documentation; Company visits; Transport form our School to the companies; Networking events; outdoor event and 4 weeks’ accommodation.
 
EVALUATION
 • Classroom Participation 40%
• Case Studies & Assignments 40%
• Assistance 20%
 
ORGANIZED VISITS
In order to complete the summer school experience, we organize every year different company visits as part of the program, Global Start-ups, SM’Es and Swiss traditional companies. As: Credit Suisse, Leonteq, Google, Nestlé and regional SME’s.

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International Team

 

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PROF. NILS TUCHSCHMID

Nils Tuchschmid holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Geneva. It is for the benefit of rich experience in banking, where he held senior positions for “Banque Cantonale Vaudoise”, Credit Suisse in Zurich and New York and UBS. Nils Tuchschmid also taught finance at the HEC Lausanne and HEG Geneva School.

 

 


 

 

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PATRICK SCHÜFFEl

 Professor at the School of Management Fribourg and the Director of the Institute of Finance. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration from Henley Business School, University of Reading/UK, a Master degree in International Business from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen/Norway, and a Diploma in Business Administration from Mannheim University. In the course of 15 years he gained vast practical experience in the financial services industry where he held various leadership positions. Among others he served as a director in the Credit Suisse Private Banking Division where he managed the project portfolio of the business area Investment Services and Products. As the officer responsible for global innovation he also overlooked the innovation activities of this one-thousand employee strong organizational unit.

 

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Holds a PhD in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship obtained from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale California (USA), Carlos Marques Da Silva has a mission to establish and develop the Innovation Lab (space dedicated to students who want to start their business). He is also participating in the creation and development of the International Skill Center, Business Model Innovation (Blue Factory). He is active in many organizations: he directs The Founder in Lisbon and works as a consultant for ExpandGlobe.

 

 

 
 

Louis Jacques Filion.bmpLOUIS JACQUES FILION

Louis Jacques Filion is the Rogers-J.A. Professor of Entrepreneurship at HEC MONTREAL, the Montreal Business School. His specialty is entrepreneurship. His academic background includes a BA (Classics) from St-Laurent College (University of Montreal) (1966), a BA (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Ottawa (1968), an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Ottawa (1974), an MBA from H.E.C. Montreal (1976) and a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Systems from the University of Lancaster, Great Britain (1988). Dr. Filion’s broad professional experience in entrepreneurship and management includes the fields of human resources, operations management and marketing. He has created and managed small businesses. In 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE - CCPME) for his contribution to the field of entrepreneurship. In 2008 he received the prestigious Entrepreneurship Promotion Emeritus Award in recognition of his career-long commitment to promoting of an entrepreneurial culture among young people.

 
 

Andrei Villarroel.bmpANDREI VILLARROEL 

Professor, author, and speaker in the field of crowdsourcing/crowdfunding, innovation management and strategy. In 2011, he was keynote speaker in innovation at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Deans and Directors Meeting —gathering more than 300 leaders of business schools worldwide—, where he addressed the importance of crowdsourcing for the future of organizations. He has chaired several symposia on crowdsourcing at the Academy of Management (since 2007), and conducts research with industry players. He has been on the faculty at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, and has acted as visiting faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Organizational Dynamics, visiting scholar at MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, and International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management.

 
 

Rico Baldegger.bmpRICO BALDEGGER

Professor of Managment and Management and Entrepreneurship at the School of Management Fribourg, Rico J. Baldegger directs the School of Management Fribourg. He graduated from the University of St Gallen and obtained his doctorate from the University of Fribourg. He is the author of numerous publications on entrepreneurship, internationalization of SMEs and the reorganization of family businesses. Moreover, he is a serial entrepreneur, as is demonstrated by the many companies he has created.

 
 

  

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ANKUSH CHOPRA

 World-class expert in innovation, strategy and business transformation, with over 17 years of experience at leading academic institutions and multinational corporations. Driven executive-level agenda and change at Fortune 50 corporations. Significant experience in leading senior-level teams across multiple functions, geographies, and cultures. Recognized thought leader and frequent speaker at global forums. Global experience spanning developed and emerging markets. Highly rated in teaching and facilitation by a wide range of audiences. Author of the bestseller: The Dark Side of Innovation.
 
 

 

Elmar Mock.bmpELMAR MOCK

Elmar Mock is an engineer in microtechnology at the Higher Technical School of Bienne. He was, with Jacques Müller, co-inventor of the Swatch watch, under the direction of Ernst Thomke in the late 1970s, before founding his own engineering and technical consultation company in Bienne called “Creaholic” in 1986. For over 20 years, a team of innovators, thinkers, designers, prototype makers and technologists has generated ideas and worked hard to turn them into successful commercial realities. Creaholic has completed over 600 projects for dozens of companies, created several spin-offs and generated over 150 patents in various fields.

 
 

 

Christophe Schmitt.bmpCHRISTOPHE SCHMITT

Christophe Schmitt holds the chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Lorraine. He works in the field of student entrepreneurial culture development. He developed tools and methods such as IDéO in order to evaluate the potential of business opportunities. He has also written several articles and published books about entrepreneurship. His latest book deals with the notion of value of products and services in SMEs. 

 


 

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Jean-Marie is a highly qualified executive with academic background and extensive international experience, having more than 16 years of executive management, business development, sales & marketing, financial and controlling experience within corporate and start-up environment. His experience spans both at the operational and board level.

Since co-founding Dartfish in early 1999, he led the company as Chairman & CEO until he moved his position to Managing Director for Sales and Marketing in 2003, and focused on promoting sales and marketing and business development until January 2007. Since early this year Jean-Marie executes his new role of developing a new strategic path for the company. 

 
 

 

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One of the Bcomp’s managing directors, cYrille Boinay, degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Fribourg, is the head of Business Development & Administration. He is a career entrepreneur/intrapreneur who has founded and managed several start-ups (db skis, Graphics Network, Pearlwater). In addition, he has significant experience within the consumer goods branch with the Hess group, Underberg and fenaco. Since the age of three, cYrille Boinay has been spending a significant time on snow with one or two boards. He crossed Africa from his hometown Bern to Cape Town, and South America from Ushuaia to Columbia by 4x4. His product statement: “The bCores D200 finally stop this trend that bigger skis need to be heavier: this product simply changes the game.”



 

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Markus Schneider has more than 18 years’ experience in entrepreneurship, business development, venture finance and sales & marketing. He is the founder and CEO of several startup companies, including most recently Snaphaven, Inc, a cloud computing application, Performancebase.com; Tribeca Labs, a digital imaging company and XPEX, Inc., a multilingual business intelligence software company. His success stories include the U.S. launch of the revolutionary DigiCard (voted as one of the “10 Coolest New Products” by Wired magazine in 1998), for which he created a multimillion-dollar market in just 18 months. He consults and advises a number of emerging companies, representing either the investors or the founding team. Before embarking on his entrepreneurial career, he was one of WIT Capital Group Inc.`s first employees. Markus has a degree in Business Administration from the School of Business Administration, Fribourg.

 

 

 

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Additional Information

THE COUNTRY

Switzerland has a great deal to offer: cultural diversity, multilingualism, stunning scenery and, of course, its people. It has four national languages, (German, French, Italian and Rumantsch) Switzerland prides itself on its high standard of publicly-funded education. Switzerland’s economy is based on a highly qualify labor force performing highly skilled work. The main areas include micro-technology, hi-tech, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as banking and insurance. Small and medium-sized enterprises play an extremely important role in the Swiss economy.

the city  

The city of Fribourg (in French) and Freiburg (in German) is the bilingual capital of the Swiss Canton of Fribourg and the district of Sarine . It is located on the banks of the River Sarine / Saane on the Swiss plateau, and is an important economic, administrative, and educational center on the cultural border between the German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland. Fribourg is known for its cultural plurality, its university and its gastronomy. The increasing number of students living in Fribourg has also had an invigorating eff ect on what it has to off er culturally and artistically as well as its night life. Fribourg is especially popular with students: its bilingualism (French and German) present a major plus for students keen on picking up an additional language. Besides, Fribourg serves as a link between the German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland, which is clearly in its culture.

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CONTACT

 
International Office
School of Management Fribourg
Ch. du Musée 4
CH-1700 Fribourg
heg-international@hefr.ch
 
Prof. Luca Perazzi
Head of International Office

International Office 
T : +41 26 429 63 90
F : +41 26 429 63 75
luca.perazzi@hefr.ch

Andrea Rohrer
International Office
Americas
T : +41 26 429 63 38
F : +41 26 429 63 75
Elizabethandrea.rohrer@hefr.ch
 

DOCUMENTS

 

Brochure summer school

Folleto escuela de verano

Application form - 4 weeks program


AGENDA

 
June 19th - July 14th 2017
 
 
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