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International Management Institute

“The International Management Institute is your competent partner for international and intercultural challenges.”

Prof. Dr. Daniel Seelhofer, Head, International Management Institute


We focus on the effects of globalization and the challenges of international business activities.

Our partners benefit from a wealth of intercultural competence and international business know-how, resulting from the extensive academic and industry experience of our faculty members and our close ties to international universities, corporations, organizations, and professional associations.

The International Management Institute comprises regional competence centers and thematic teams.

Focus Event: Mindful and Responsible Leadership

From 8 to 10 April 2019 the International Week on “Management and Leadership in an ever changing world” will take place at the SML. A highlight of the week will be the Focus Event on 9 April on Mindful and Responsible Leadership (in English).

Prof. Dr. Mathias Schüz (Senior Lecturer, ZHAW School of Management and Law), Petra Maria Heeb (Senior Customer Engagement Executive SAP), Gianni Valeri (Member of the Executive Committee, Manpower Switzerland) and Enrico Bauer (Founder and Managing Director, Enrico Bauer Consulting) will discuss the importance of mindfulness at the international management level and the importance of mindfulness programs in organizations.

The event is free of charge and is aimed at Business Representatives, students and employees of ZHAW. The event starts at 5.15 pm with a welcome drink and ends at 7.30 pm with a buffet reception serving international dishes.

More information:
program (PDF 206,9 KB)
location map (PDF 982,9 KB)

Continuing Education

Our range of continuing education programs is continually updated and adapted to meet the needs of the business community. We work closely with representatives of successful international organizations to ensure that our programs are always relevant and interesting. Allow us to help you with certificated programs, tailor-made workshops and trainings.

Research and Consulting

As your business partner, we provide advice, research skills, and both standardized and customized training and education in all aspects of international business.

We combine scientifically grounded knowledge and in-depth practical know-how with excellent research and consulting skills to develop specific, applied solutions to international business challenges for your organization. 

We provide advice in the following fields:
/ Internationalization
/ Cross-Cultural Leadership & Management
/ Corporate Responsibility 
/ International Negotiation
/ International Customer Behavior
/ International Skills Development



“Swiss Success Stories” Study Trip for a delegation of CEO's from Iran to Switzerland
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Reference Projects

Seminar for Lugan police corps: How do you explain the prohibition on banning to Arabic guests?
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Future Leaders of Angola
46 students from Angola completed the tailor-made continuing education program “Future Leaders of Angola”.
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Cleantech in Colombia: 
Successful market research project of the Center for International Industrial Solutions with a Swiss Cleantech SME in Colombia.
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Study Trip: University of Exeter Study at the ZHAW School of Management and Law
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