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CAS Economics & Statistics

Managerial Economics and Organizational Principles, Global Economic Environment, Managerial Decision Analysis

Whether determining the key drivers of customer satisfaction or estimating the price and demand, making data-driven decisions has become an essential skill in any industry. Based on solid economic principles, with the CAS Economics & Statistics you will gain valuable insights into the global economy, analyze data and make business predictions with confidence to drive success.


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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Finance
University of Bern
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Course start
April 18, 2024
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Bern/Thun, Switzerland
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Friday and Saturday
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4 months
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Application Deadline
December 31, 2023
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Program Language
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Program Fees
CHF 12,400

Your Benefits

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Well-aligned Curriculum

Learn to apply economic analyses and tools to managerial decision-making with courses in Managerial Economics and Organizational Principles, Global Economic Analysis and Managerial Decision Analysis, and create solutions for business problems based on modern data science.

International Excellence

In the World for Finance

Financial Times 2020

In the World for Economics

Financial Times 2020

Your Study Journey

Module 1 Managerial Economics and Organizational Principles

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.

Module 2 Global Economic Environment

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.

Module 3 Managerial Decision Analysis

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.

Program Details

Goals & Benefits

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.

Modules, Dates & Professors
Managerial Economics and Organizational Principles
18.04. – 31.05.2024
Marco Ottaviani
Professor Marco Ottaviani
Bocconi University, Italy
Global Economic Environment
03.05. – 01.06.2024
Aymo Brunetti
Professor Aymo Brunetti
University of Bern, Switzerland
Managerial Decision Analysis
01.06. – 13.07.2024

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

Applied Assignments

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.

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.

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& Supply Chain
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& Statistics
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