Company-Specific Programs (CSP)

Tailor-Made Executive Education

Degrees awarded by:

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Based on a long-time experience in executive education, proven management modules, and the profound knowledge of university partners in Europe and the United States, Rochester-Bern is a competent partner for companies searching for first-class in-house management development.
Based on a long-time experience in executive education, proven management modules, and the profound knowledge of university partners in Europe and the United States, Rochester-Bern is a competent partner for companies searching for first-class in-house management development.
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Benefits for Your Company

Programs & seminars are designed to real-life application

Contents are coordinated with top management and Human Ressources

People from different parts of the company work closely together

External and internal speakers bridge the gap between theory and practice

Programs & seminars are based on a thorough needs analysis

Topics, level, format, language, etc. are chosen to fit the company’s wishes

A university degree is awarded for an internal program

Company invests in human capital and its reputation as an employer

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Program Offerings

Rochester-Bern’s company-specific programs and seminars are built on successful courses in strategy, finance, general management, and leadership and are taught within the context of the client’s industry in general and the organization in particular – in all areas of business, for all levels of the organization, and anywhere in the world. Offered are:
Master

In-house degree programs on master level (from the University of Rochester and/or Universität Bern)

Diploma & Certificate

In-house degree programs on diploma and certificate level (from the University of Rochester and/or Universität Bern)

Seminar & Workshop

Executive seminars and workshops on specific topics (for example strategy, finance, leadership, general management)

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Program Development

During the development of the program, an intense cooperation between company and university is taking place. The development process of a company-specific program or seminar consists of five phases. It requires the commitment and involvement of both the top management of the company and the academic partner of Rochester-Bern.
Initial meeting
Corporate strategy and future challenges are described. Target group, objectives, and preliminary needs are discussed.
Needs analysis
Strategy, culture, challenges, and needs of the company are analyzed in detail. Key strategic areas of the program/seminar are identified.
Program design
Content and structure of the program/seminar as well as faculty are defined/aligned. Participants are selected and practical issues (e.g. place, schedule) are solved.
Program delivery
Internal and external speakers present pre-defined topics. Lectures, group work and case discussions are combined.
Program review
Evaluations during and after delivery are taken. Evaluations are discussed and necessary changes are initiated.
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Collaboration Partners

Rochester-Bern offers company-specific programs in different industries and countries (e.g. China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland). Among others, our customer base includes the following institutions (in alphabetical order): Baloise, BEKB, Cendres+Métaux, CSL Behring Schweiz, Emch Aufzüge AG, Fresenius Medical Care, Heiniger AG, Nestlé S.A, Rychiger AG, SBB, Seven-Air Gebr. Meyer AG and UBS.
Barbara King Leiterin Personalentwicklung & Bildung

«Die Entwicklung ihrer Mitarbeitenden ist für die BEKB von grosser Bedeutung. Mit dem Management-Development-Prozess wollen wir gezielt Mitarbeitende mit Potenzial für Schlüsselstellen fördern. Mit Rochester-Bern haben wir den idealen Partner gefunden. Das massgeschneiderte, professionelle Programm wird mit individuellen Entwicklungsmassnahmen sowie Projekten und Aufgaben aus der BEKB ideal ergänzt. Dieses Programm leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zur erfolgreichen Weiterentwicklung der BEKB.»

Barbara King
Leiterin Personalentwicklung & Bildung

Abschluss
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in General Management,
Universität Bern

Zielgruppe
Talente mit Potenzial für Schlüsselstellen

Beginn
Oktober

Dauer
2 Jahre

Unterrichtssprache
Deutsch

Jens Leveringhaus Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH Head of Product Value Management Member Executive Management Board EMEA
Christian Schlaeper Vice President Int. Marketing & Medicine

«As a company we are facing many challenges – strong competition, continuous pressure on health care budgets, demanding customers and the ever changing environment. In order to meet these challenges we do not only need product experts, but product managers with strong business acumen and a passion for Marketing & Sales. Skills which are successfully developed during the Business Management Curriculum program with Rochester-Bern.»

Jens Leveringhaus
Head of Product Value Management, Member Executive Management Board EMEA

«Durch die intensive Zusammenarbeit mit Rochester-Bern konnte ein auf unsere Bedürfnisse massgeschneidertes Programm entwickelt werden, das sowohl dem Unternehmen als auch den Teilnehmenden aus unseren Reihen gleichermassen entscheidende Vorteile bringt. Wir freuen uns, einen solch kompetenten Partner für hauseigene Weiterbildung gefunden zu haben.»

Christian Schlaeper
Vice President Int. Marketing & Medicine

Degree
Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in General Management, Universität Bern

Target group
Fresenius Medical Care employees with an academic background who aim to deepen their knowledge in business administration/management

Start
September

Duration
18 months

Program language
English

Markus Jordi Leiter Human Resources und Mitglied der Konzernleitung

«Rochester-Bern bewährt sich als kompetenter, zuverlässiger und flexibler Partner in der Kaderentwicklung bei SBB.  Wir schätzen insbesondere das massgeschneiderte Curriculum, die sorgfältige Verknüpfung von externem mit internem Wissen sowie die universitäre Qualität unserer gemeinsamen Programme und Seminare.»

Markus Jordi
Leiter Human Resources und Mitglied der Konzernleitung

Abschluss
Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in General Management, Universität Bern

Zielgruppe
Mitarbeitende der SBB, die ihr betriebswirtschaftliches Wissen vertiefen wollen

Beginn
April/Mai

Dauer
18 Monate

Unterrichtssprache
Deutsch

The Master in Wealth Management provides senior client-facing professionals with the knowledge and competencies needed to operate successfully in the perpetually changing banking industry. As the highest certification within the UBS Wealth Management education pathway, the program combines academic thought leadership from Rochester-Bern Executive Programs with UBS subject matter expertise and senior leader insights. Class-overarching courses in Switzerland and Asia Pacific ensure intercultural exchange and offer a broad business impact, collaboration and networking platform.

Participant impact story

Wealth Management Master Impact: Cracking the employee (motivation) code

Impact story: Edgar, alumnus (class 1) of the WM Master Program in collaboration with UBS

Read the impact story on our blog »

Degree

  • Master of Science (MS) in Wealth Management (Simon Business School, University of Rochester)
  • Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Finance (Universität Bern)

Target group
Client-facing top talents in UBS Wealth Management

Start
April/May

Duration
2 years

Program language
English

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Testimonials

Angela Matthes CEO, Baloise Life (Liechtenstein) AG
Rochester-Bern offers tailor-made management development seminars and programs for your company which allow you to combine your strategic goals with state-of-the-art management knowledge in a certified university program.

Angela Matthes
CEO, Baloise Life (Liechtenstein) AG

Valerio Nannini Head of Strategy and Performance, Nestlé SA
Strategic alignment is one of the essences of success, especially in a complex matrix organization. Our strategy seminar series with Rochester-Bern has led us to meaningful structures, efficient execution, and higher motivation: Today, everyone at PTC Orbe knows his/her role in delivering value to the consumer.

Valerio Nannini
Head of Strategy and Performance, Nestlé SA

Mario Capurro (DAS GM 2015 – 2017) Fresenius Medical Care
The Business Management Curriculum (BMC) is truly an experience that mixes theory and practice. It really helps me to step aside from my daily work and analyze matters from a different perspective. Tailoring the course to Fresenius Medical Care business and sharing experiences with other colleagues is, in every respect, a big plus. I am convinced that the BMC will help me to develop my professional career in order to better serve the company.

Mario Capurro (DAS GM 2015 – 2017)
Fresenius Medical Care

Oleksandr Zaika (DAS GM 2015 – 2017) Fresenius Medical Care
It is the art to deliver complex content in simple words. It is the energy to engage the student. It is the heart to give results. The art, the energy and the heart – is Rochester-Bern. The art, the energy and the heart – is what Rochester-Bern puts into Fresenius BMC. It engages emotionally, develops the deeper sense of care and devotion towards Fresenius, and provides new knowledge and tools, which I can apply within Fresenius both for the company- and my own self-development. The professors are pros. The classes are dynamic and interactive. It’s like a breath of fresh air. Rochester-Bern implements its vision – the BMC is indeed changing the way I think.

Oleksandr Zaika (DAS GM 2015 – 2017)
Fresenius Medical Care

The Master in Wealth Management program offers high-performing senior client-facing and managerial employees at UBS Wealth Management the opportunity to acquire in-depth and actionable expertise in managing client wealth, client relationships, client portfolio, and business risks. The two-year degree program designed with Rochester-Bern gives our senior advisors and desk heads the skills and knowhow they need to master the growing challenges facing both wealthy cli­ents and the wealth management industry. I am very proud to see that the work we are doing to upskill and develop employees is bearing fruit. This program is setting new standards of excel­lence.

Alain Robert
Executive Vice Chairman Wealth Management, UBS AG