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CAS Business Transformation

Corporate Strategy, (TIDE) Technology, Innovation, Disruption and Entrepreneurship & Leadership and Organization

Whether you work in a start-up environment or for a multinational conglomerate, taking a “deep dive” into strategic management topics will provide you with additional tools to become a more impactful leader. Join our international Executive MBA class for selected courses and learn to develop a more agile, influential leadership style to guide your organization through transformational processes.


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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in General Management
University of Bern, Switzerland
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Course start
December 1, 2023
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Bern/Thun, Switzerland
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Selected Weekends
Fri and Sat (Dec - Mar)
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4 months
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Application Deadline
September 30, 2023
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Program Language
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Program Fees
CHF 12,400

International Excellence

In the World for Finance

Financial Times 2020

In the World for Economics

Financial Times 2020

Study Modules

Module 1 Leadership & Organization

This course will help you to understand yourself better through your own assessments and reflections and will encourage you to engage with your peers to self-reflect and exchange feedback. The ultimate aim of the course is for you to build on strengths and compensate for weaknesses so that you can lead your peers, teams, and organizations to your full potential. We will focus on the following:

  • Self-awareness
  • Personality and Leadership Skills
  • Managing the Dynamics of Power
  • Using Power for Leadership
  • Interpersonal Influence
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Feedback Giving
  • Leading Cross Culturally
  • Leading Virtually
  • Leading Digital Transformation
Module 2 TIDE (Technology, Innovation, Disruption & Entrepreneurship)

More than ever before, technological innovation and disruption affect the way business is conducted and new wealth is created. How to master technological change and profit from innovation are therefore key questions for business leaders. They are essential for developing a competitive advantage and boosting performance in all company types – new and old, large and small – across all industries. In this course, you will not only be exposed to the latest thinking about entrepreneurship, technological change and innovation but also apply new business tools that allow you to master technological disruption. Furthermore, you will develop an individual strategic innovation project for your company.

Module 3 Corporate Strategy

Strategic management takes the perspective of the general manager involved with managing a business unit in its totality. The course focuses on the underlying conditions that permit a firm to develop, sustain, and capture the value of a superior strategic position. At the end of the course, you will have gained an actionable understanding of the strategy concept, enabling you to participate confidently in the strategic dialogue within your organization.

Program Details

Goals & Benefits

Harness innovative ideas to define your company’s competitive advantage and incorporate new technologies to bring your corporate strategy to the next level. Learn how to develop a more agile, influential leadership style to guide your organization through transformational processes.

You will benefit from renowned academics from different business schools, as well as exchanges with established business leaders. The CAS Business Transformation can be upgraded to a Rochester-Bern Executive MBA.

Modules, Dates & Professors
TIDE (Technology, Innovation, Disruption & Entrepreneurship)
01.12.2023 – 09.02.2024
Marc Gruber
Professor Marc Gruber
École polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Leadership & Organization
11.01. – 13.01.2024
Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus
Professor Claudia Peus
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Corporate Strategy
23.02. – 16.03.2024
Filip Caeldries
Professor Filip Caeldries
TIAS Business School, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Please note that courses and dates can be subjects to change.

Applied Assignments

You will receive a grade for each of the three courses in the certificate program. The professor will measure your performance through individual online exams, group homework and case studies, individual written assignments, and class participation.

Target Audience/Requirements

Classes are made up of executives and managers whose backgrounds include finance, manufacturing, business administration, IT, engineering, law, medicine, and other fields.

To qualify for the program, we require:

  • A university degree (or equivalent) and at least five years of management experience (as a project or line manager)
    Over ten years of high-level managerial and leadership experience in lieu of academic qualifications
  • Middle or senior management experience with the potential for taking on increased responsibilities within the organization
  • A convincing character and the ability to work in a team
  • The ability to set priorities to successfully balance your job, studies, and personal life
  • Fluency in English
Program Fees

Program fees amount to CHF 12,400 (in one installment). The price includes tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments on regular class days, university registration, and exam fees. The fees do not include accommodation in Bern or Thun.

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Step 1
Online Application

Please complete the online application form for your respective program choice and upload it onto our Application Tool. We require you to submit the following and tick all confirmation boxes in the tool:

  • Two recommendation forms
  • Statement of company approval
  • CV/resume
  • Official diploma and transcripts
  • Letter of motivation
  • Portrait photo
  • Copy of passport or ID card
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Step 2
Personal Interview

If you meet the admissions requirements, a member of our recruitment team will contact you to set up a personal conversation. We let you know of our decision within one week after your personal interview.

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Step 3
Payment & Preparation for the Program

Upon acceptance to the program, we will send you a letter of acceptance and ask you to pay the program fee of CHF 12,400 to complete the process. Once we receive your payment, we will send you further information to help you prepare for the program start.

Class Statistics

In our classes, we seek to combine a diversity of profiles to provide you with the most beneficial classroom experience and professional network possible. Here you can find the statistics of a typical class.


Functional Background

Industry Background

(female students)
Work Experience
Management Experience
23% 39 16 9

Next Info Sessions and Open Days

Modular EMBA

To provide you with additional flexibility, we offer a modular version of our EMBA. You have the option of beginning with a Certificate or Diploma of Advanced Studies (CAS or DAS) and pursuing the rest of the EMBA within five years. It is also possible to complete a certificate or diploma without continuing further EMBA studies.
Asia Experience
1 week
DAS in General
8 months

DAS in General Management

After successfully completing the general management portion of the program (CAS Business Transformation, CAS Big Data & Supply Chain and Asia Experience), you will be awarded a DAS in General Management with focus Business Agility.

Executive MBA
16 months

Executive MBA

The Rochester-Bern EMBA begins in February and runs for a period of 16 months. For additional flexibility, you may split your studies into three parts over five years: two Diplomas of Advanced Studies (DAS in Finance or DAS in General Management) and a subsequent residency at the University of Rochester.

DAS in Finance
6 months

DAS in Finance

Once you successfully complete the foundational courses in finance and economics (CAS Finance Boost and CAS Economics & Statistics), you will receive a DAS in Finance with focus Business Analysis.

CAS Business
CAS Big Data
& Supply Chain
Rochester U.S.
4 weeks
CAS Economics
& Statistics
CAS Finance

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