Participants of the Modular DAS/MAS programs

Modular DAS

Modular Offer DAS in General Management

Take advantage of this DAS option and build your knowledge in modules you can choose freely within a flexible time frame and earn a DAS in General Management with two CAS courses and a final thesis or a MAS in General Management with three additional CAS courses.

Overview Degrees

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
at least 10 ECTS
Diploma of Advanced Studies (CAS)
at least 30 ECTS
Master of Advanced Studies (CAS)
at least 60 ECTS

Modular Offer DAS in General Management

Are you looking for flexible and individualized continuing education that is compatible with a dynamic professional and private life? Modular offerings allow participants to acquire knowledge and skills in portions, while offering a flexible time frame that matches their pace of life.

Rochester-Bern plans to offer modular DAS/MAS programs (possible combinations to be clarified with the University of Bern) based on German- or English-language CAS programs:

  • DAS in General Management: Two coordinated CAS and a final thesis
  • MAS in General Management: Five coordinated CAS and one final thesis

In addition, we offer the following programs in English: DAS in General Management, DAS in Finance, Executive MBA

Final Thesis

Choice of Subject & Language

The topic for the final paper can be freely chosen in the context of the CAS courses attended. The paper will be 30-40 pages and will be written in German or English, depending on preference.


  • Initial situation with the chosen problem/issue
  • Data access for a corresponding analysis (e.g. topic-specific literature, industry-specific studies, company-internal surveys)
  • Methodology for problem solving (e.g. written survey or personal interviews)
  • Problem solution proposal including implementation plan with change management component
Support & Procedure

Participants are supervised by a faculty member of their choice from the Rochester-Bern network. Each of the following three steps is followed by detailed feedback from the supervisor.

  • Topic proposal (one page)
  • Concept for the elaboration of the idea (3-4 pages)
  • Submission of the final paper (30-40 pages)
Time Frame & Fees

The thesis can be started after successful completion of the selected CAS courses. In order to ensure appropriate flexibility alongside professional life, the time window can be designed for a maximum of 6 months.

The costs including supervision and grading amount to CHF 3,600.

Are you interested in a modular degree?

Our team is looking forward to hearing from you!