The iimt: Preparing future leaders adept at tech and digital skills
University of Fribourg IIMT
Mar 8 | 6 minutes read
Nothing is constant except change, and it is the same for the job market.
In preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is becoming essential for professionals — especially those in technology jobs to equip themselves with the necessary skills to stay competitive in the workplace.
A report by the World Economic Forum, Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy, shows that tech skills dominate many jobs of the future as digital skills will become increasingly critical to the world of work.
The WEF added that not every emerging job requires hard tech skills, but every emerging job will require basic tech skills.
Conversely, jobs in cloud, engineering, and data clusters require disruptive tech skills such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, or cloud computing.
Additionally, blockchain, cloud computing, analytical reasoning, and AI are among the most in-demand tech skills.
The iimt: A leading competence centre for management in technology
The international institute of management in technology (iimt) of the University of Fribourg is a leading Swiss competence centre for management in technology.
The iimt offers Executive MBA, Executive Diploma, and Executive CAS study programmes that provide high-quality education at the highest international standard in business and technology.
iimt’s flexible, self-paced programmes are designed for working professionals, allowing students to chart their upskilling progress.
These programmes develop talented professionals that can provide solutions for existing and emerging issues in a global business environment.
The iimt builds bridges that connect people, cultures, ideas, services and technologies that translate into real value for businesses and society, in line with its goal to prepare a future-ready workforce.
Stefano Camuso is the CEO of AXIANS & ACTEMIUM, Switzerland. Camuso attributes the iimt’s programme to his career growth.
“Studies at the iimt stand out from the competition in particular for their use of the theoretical material in the case studies.”
He added, “The iimt has a strong focus on IT and telecommunications and as such stands out from similar institutions.”
The iimt offers exceptional executive training programmes and cutting-edge research facilities to build future leaders in the field of management in technology.
iimt Executive MBA Management in Technology
iimt’s Executive MBA presents an opportunity for working professionals to develop their innovation skills and produce consistent results for their organisations.
The programme presents a truly unique learning experience. Professionals enrolled in the programme benefit from the analytical, functional, and interpersonal skills they acquire, enabling them to successfully navigate an increasingly complex, global business and management environment.
iimt Executive MBA Management in Technology programme graduates go on to lead global organisations.
The programme offers flexibility, encouraging participants to upskill at their own pace. Learners can choose to begin their study at their convenience and design their study schedules, whether part-time or full-time.
The Executive MBA Management in Technology programme imparts both theoretical know-how and practical skills. The institute combines business simulations, case studies, group work, and ample opportunity for collaborative learning.
Students benefit from the networking opportunities presented by the programme, where they will interact with key-players from technology-driven sectors, build up an international network of colleagues, and benefit from the strong iimt alumni network.
The iimt delivers the highest possible quality of education, where course contents are tech-oriented and delve into current issues surrounding the tech space.
Students enrolled in the programme will also benefit from personal development opportunities. Additionally, the AAQ and SUC accreditation are a strong guarantee of course quality.
Michael Lehmacher is the Head of Group Market Infrastructure and Derivatives and the Senior Vice-President in a large private bank and an iimt alumnus.
Lehmacher said that getting an Executive MBA from the iimt has opened many opportunities for him and boosted his career in the telecommunications field.
He attributes his success to iimt’s programme. “Thanks to my new degree, I was able to secure a position and join one of the Big Four (E&Y) as a Risk Management Consultant,” he said.
He adds that what sets iimt apart from its competitors is the skills he gained in the programme that added value to his role as a consultant.
“The studies at iimt definitively helped me to transform my technical skills into business skills,” Lehmacher said.
“It gave me a unique profile and a competitive advantage in many areas of the industry such as consultancy, business development, or like in my case new technologies applied to the future of financial market infrastructure like blockchain, and big data analytics.”
Frédéric Mauron is a graduate of the iimt’s Executive MBA Management in Technology programme. He said that the most impressive component of the programme is its team of lecturers, comprising of some of the best known and experienced specialists in their domain.
“Participating in this programme has been an intensive learning experience and provided an opportunity to expand my network of contacts,” Mauron stated.
“Moreover, the iimt offers a very flexible course structure which allowed me to adapt my schedule to strike a balance between my professional and private life,” Mauron added.
Similarly, Adrian Kramer enrolled in iimt’s Executive MBA Management in Technology programme said that the iimt provided him with a great learning experience.
Kramer attributes this positive experience to the live classroom environment facilitated through the programme and its emphasis on group discussions, which he describes as fun.
He adds that the programme allowed him to develop a high-quality professional network with lasting business relationships.
“These three years were great value for the invested money and time providing me with memories and know-how directly applicable in my daily business life,” Kramer said.
Grégory Leproux is the Senior Manager, Solution Engineering, at Salesforce, a leading pre-sales organisation in Switzerland.
Leproux said that the iimt qualification helped him develop a broader understating of what it takes to manage a large company.
The course helped him understand the various frameworks that govern enterprises.
“Compared to some other MBA programs available in the market, the iimt has a strong focus on leadership and management courses for technology companies,”
He added, “The use cases we had tightly related to the problems we faced and when needed, we would also draw parallels with others industries to get the full picture.”
Executive Diploma: Management Excellence Digital Leadership
The institute’s programmes offer executive training for leaders in technology-driven sectors enabling graduates to lead global business organisations.
The iimt offers an Executive Diploma Digital Leadership programme that provides students with training in global business management, digital mindset, finance and accounting, leadership, and human resources.
This programme provides the right management skills to develop leaders who are adept at innovating and lead global business organisations.
Programme participants will gain the analytical, social, functional, and interpersonal skills required to successfully navigate an increasingly complex, global business and management environment.
Lecturers and participants of iimt’s programmes come from a diverse range of backgrounds. This fosters a balanced learning environment, offering varying perspectives and approaches to challenges.
The iimt’s interactive teaching methods combine theoretical know-how and practical approaches. Its participants learn from case studies, group work, discussions, and business games to solve real-world managerial challenges.
The iimt’s programmes also pay attention to students’ personal development by providing collaboration and networking opportunities.
Graduates from iimt’s Executive Programmes will gain an advantage from meeting key-players from technology-driven sectors; and by building an international network of colleagues and will also benefit from the iimt alumni network.
Students can use iimt credits earned from completed course modules for other Executive CAS, Executive Diploma, or the Executive MBA programmes.
Learn more about iimt’s Executive Programmes to develop your career in Management in Technology and leadership.