Managerial Economics and Organizational Principles, Global Economic Environment, Managerial Decision Analysis
(Simon Business School) since 1996
This course applies the fundamental tools and concepts of microeconomics – economic behavior, marginal analysis, opportunity cost, supply and demand analysis, and alternative market structures – to managerial decision-making. The course also uses economic analysis and tools to provide insights into internal organizational policies, including decision-right assignment, performance evaluation, and compensation plans. The course aims to help you develop your economic intuition about a broad range of problems related to business and everyday life, so that a business approach becomes second nature.
This course aims to provide the main tools for understanding the macroeconomic environment in which a company operates. It covers the key concepts for addressing a wide range of macroeconomic questions. We emphasize intuition and application of the concepts. Furthermore, we try to give an overview that covers the most important macroeconomic areas and topics such as growth, business cycles, monetary policy, exchange rates, and financial crises.
In the era of data science, managers need to have a good understanding of the foundations of uncertainty modelling and business analytics. In this course, you will first learn about the underlying concepts of uncertainty management. Subsequently, you will study both the opportunities and the limitations of data analysis in business. Finally, you will tackle some challenging business problems using regression analysis, perhaps the most important tool of modern data science.
The CAS Economics & Statistics will enable you to effectively interpret economic principles and apply techniques from modern data science to identify key drivers and variables impacting your business – leading to improved performance.
You will benefit from renowned academics from different business schools, as well as exchanges with established business leaders. If desired, you may complete additional courses after the CAS Economics & Statistics to obtain a DAS in Finance or the Rochester-Bern Executive MBA.
Please note that courses and dates can be subjects to change.
You will receive a grade for each of the four 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.