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Company-Specific Programs (CSP)

Tailor-Made Executive Education

Is your company looking for a first-class in-house management development advisor? Based on its vast experience in executive education, tried-and-tested management modules, and the deep knowledge of its partners, Rochester-Bern is a competent advisor in this field.

Program Offering

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Internal study programs at the Master's level
from the University of Rochester and/or University of Bern
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Diplomas and Certificates
Company-specific study programs at diploma and certificate level
from the University of Rochester and/or University of Bern
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Seminars & Workshops
For managers on specific topics
e.g. strategy, finance, leadership, general management

Benefits for your Company

  • The programs and seminars have a strong practical orientation
  • The content is coordinated with representatives of the company and the HR department
  • People from different areas of the company work closely together
  • External and internal speakers bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Programs and seminars are based on a thorough needs analysis
  • Topics, level, format, language are selected according to the needs of the company
  • There is a possibility to award a university degree for the company specific program
  • The company invests in human capital and its reputation as an employer

International Excellence

In the World for Finance

Financial Times 2020

In the World for Economics

Financial Times 2020

Program Development

During the development of the program, company and Rochester-Bern representatives cooperate closely. 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.
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Initial meeting

Corporate strategy and future challenges are described. Target group, objectives, and preliminary needs are discussed.

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Needs analysis

Strategy, culture, challenges, and needs of the company are analyzed in detail. Key strategic areas of the program/seminar are identified.

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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.

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Program delivery

Internal and external speakers present pre-defined topics. Lectures, group work and case discussions are combined.

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Program review

Evaluations during and after delivery are taken. Evaluations are discussed and necessary changes are initiated.

Collaboration Partners

Rochester-Bern offers Company-Specific Programs in various industries and countries (e.g. China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland). Here are a few examples of our customers:
BEKB CAS in General Management (German)
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"The development of its employees is of great importance to BEKB. With the management development process, we want to specifically promote employees with potential for key positions. We have found the ideal partner in Rochester-Bern. The program, which is tailored to our needs, is ideally complemented by individual development measures as well as projects and tasks from BEKB. This program makes an important contribution to the successful further development of BEKB."
Barbara King Head of Personnel Development & Education
Degree Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in General Management, University of Bern
Target Group Talents with potential for key positions
Start October
Duration 2 years
Program Language German
SBB Three Coordinated CAS Programs with the Option of an MAS in General Management Degree
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"Rochester-Bern has proven itself to be a competent, reliable and flexible partner in cadre development at SBB. We particularly appreciate the curriculum tailored to our needs, the careful linking of external and internal knowledge, and the university quality of our joint programs and seminars."
Markus Jordi Head of Human Resources and Member of the Executive Board

  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in General Management (Focus Strategy & Change), University of Bern
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Finance (Focus Financial Leadership), University of Bern
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in General Management (Focus Digital Management), University of Bern
  • Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in General Management, University of Bern

Target Group SBB employees who want to deepen their business management knowledge
Start April
Duration 6 month for each CAS
3 month for the MAS-thesis
Program Language German
Insel Gruppe Management Course
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"In an environment characterized by change and increasing challenges, Rochester-Bern is a strong and reliable partner. The jointly developed course provides our leaders with theoretical tools from Management & Leadership. In exchange with our management members and the Board of Directors, a bridge is created in each module between the topics covered and the reality of the Insel Group. This contributes to the long-term success of our organization."
Nicole Stämpfli Head of HR

Certificate of Attendance "Internal Management Course"

Target Group Experienced managers of all professional groups in the senior management of the Insel Group
Realization Two to three times a year
Duration 11 Course days over 5 months
Program Language German
UBS Wealth Management Master
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.

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

Target Group Client-facing top talents in UBS Wealth Management
Start April/May
Dauer 2 years
Program Language English

What Our Clients Say

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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 knows his/her role in delivering value to the consumer.”

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Mario Capurro
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 a big plus. I am convinced that the BMC will help me to develop my professional career.”

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Oleksandr Zaika
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 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. Rochester-Bern implements its vision – the BMC is indeed changing the way I think.”

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Alain Robert
Executive Vice Chairman Wealth Management, UBS AG

“The program offers high-performing 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. It gives the skills and know-how 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.”

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