Career Prospects

A PMP graduate is equipped to gain access to positions of responsibility in public administrations international organizations as well as non-profits and private organizations, both in Switzerland and abroad.
In Switzerland, in particular, the PMP Program has become one of the leading stepping stone for a career in Swiss public institutions (federal, cantonal and local), benefiting from a national recognition through the partnership of universities in all three linguistic regions (the universities of Lausanne -UNIL, Berne –UNIBE  and Lugano -USI) and the formal support of the federal government. 
For careers abroad, the Master operates in collaboration with international institutions in Italy, France, Germany, Canada, Hungary (NUPS), Portugal and other countries.

The programme allows graduates to master the main functions of an organization (Management, Communication, Finances, HR, Business Government relationships etc.) as well as the broader context (laws, regulations, digital government, sustainable development etc.) in which national and international institutions are embedded.

 

The following data are based on the 2022 USI Alumni Survey*.

  • % Employed                                            97.1%
  • Average Time to job                                2,5 months 
    76% within 3 months (41% before graduation)

 

PLACE OF WORK %

Switzerland

  • Ticino
  • Other Swiss Cantons

81.0

65.0
16.0

Italy 13.0
Other Countries 6.0

 

Industries (main)

%

Public Administration and Associations

34.5

Banking, Finance, Insurance services, Accounting

13.8

Educational, Research institutions

10.3

Informatics, Technology, Web

6.9

Health care, Social services

6.9

No profit, International Organizations

3.4

Advertising, Marketing, Events

3.4

Automotive

3.4

Luxury goods, Fashion, Accessories

3.4

Fiscal, Legal consulting

3.4

Human resources consulting

3.4

Strategic Management consulting / Audit

3.4

Pharmaceuticals, Medical technology

3.4

 

Function (main)

%

Administrative

20.7

Research

20.7

Program and Project management

10.3

Operations

6.9

Media and Communication

10.3

Accounting

6.9

Human Resources

6.9

Finance

3.4

Purchasing and Sales

3.4

Consulting

3.4

Marketing

3.4

IT and Web Services

3.4

 

Salary
The average salary** is Sfr 65'000.-

 

* The survey is conducted every 2 years by the USI Career & Alumni Service. 
**100% gross annual salary in CH