Controlling & Consulting (1year-long master’s degree)

Do you want to be an expert in controlling and coaching? Then this EMBA with up-to-date and challenging content is the degree for you.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to become an expert in your field 

  • Deepen your knowledge in strategic management 

  • Gain a cross-functional understanding in companies and organizations 

  • Become an expert in in-house consulting 

  • Refine your negotiation techniques 

  • Familiarize with adapted content for federally recognised specialists in accounting and controlling as well as for certified auditors 


  • Degree/Certificate Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Duration 30 study days from April to November
  • Schedule Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8.30-16.30
  • Application deadline Three weeks before start
  • ECTS credits 60 ECTS-Credits
  • Costs CHF 18,900
  • Teaching language German
  • Location Zurich, Sihlpost
  • School Business School
  • Next session Please visit the German website for more information

To register, please visit the German website. 

Structure + Content


This work-study EMBA in Controlling and Management gives you the tools you need to become the expert in financial management at your company. To be fully prepared for a top controlling position you will need comprehensive training in leadership and strategic corporate management. As a good controller, you will also act as an internal consultant. You will learn to speak the language of management so that you can convince colleague of the validity of your ideas and analysis. This will also entail improving your personal and social skills, your ability to present confidently and form persuasive arguments. 

Goals & Competences

  • Deepen your knowledge in strategic management 

  • Gain a cross-functional understanding in companies and organizations

  • Develop skills as in-house consultant and manager

  • Fine tune your argumentation techniques before writing your thesis 

This EMBA thoroughly prepares you for demanding tasks. 

  • Inhouse Consulting: functions and processes 

  • Consulting Tools: knowledge and use of standard tools 

  • Process Consulting: business process reengineering 

  • Productivity consulting: lean management 

  • Six Sigma / Yellow Belt (certification) 

  • Change management 

  • Comprehensive consulting case studies 

  • Management simulation 

  • Scientific study 

You will learn how to deal with financial and business-relevant issues within a modern, progressive learning atmosphere. You will benefit from teamwork, presentations, plenary discussions, as well as lectures. You will solve tasks and work on case studies, study literature, attend lectures, workshops and seminars. Furthermore, you always have the opportunity to exchange your experiences in class with your classmates. 

The main form of examination is written exams. In addition, you will also be required to write a so-called “transfer report”. In this report you will take a topic from the course and apply it to practice at your company. This allows you to deepen your knowledge of the subject and connect it to the real world. Furthermore, this will also prepare you for your thesis. Your thesis is assessed according to a predetermined evaluation rubric, which includes the comprehensiveness of reasoning its applicability in practice as criteria. 

Title + conclusion

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the Bern University of Applied Sciences in "Controlling & Consulting" (60 ECTS credits) 


Our lecturers are proven experts with fundamental practical and theoretical knowledge in their subject areas. They have at least a university degree plus many years of experience in higher education. 


Eligibility & Entry

Are you an expert in accounting and controlling or an auditor? Then this part-time EMBA in controlling and management could be the perfect programme for you. The content of the course is tailored to you previous professional knowledge and experience.

Admission requirements

Do you have a degree as a Chartered Expert in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Reporting, or as a Chartered Expert in Financial Auditing? If this is the case, then you will only have to complete one (instead of two) years of study before obtaining an EMBA degree. Do you have a university degree? In this case you will complete the EMBA (four CAS) in two years.


The head of the programme decides according to your application - "sur dossier" - after you have applied.

Professional requirements

Several years of professional experience in accounting & controlling are necessary.

Knowledge & skills

The course requires the in-depth knowledge acquired in preparation for examinations and content.

Applications from abroad 

Please register with the online registration form or contact the responsible head of programme. 

The course Introduction to Scientific Study is compulsory for all students without a university degree. It provides the students with methodological skills for the successful completion of a CAS degree.  

Application + Practicalities

The EMBA comprises of 30 days of study. The days of study are Thursday to Saturday from 8.30 - 16.30 with a maximum of 12 participants. The one-year programme comprises 40 ECTS credits. Furthermore, 20 ECTS credits will be received for previous education.

To register, please visit the German website. 

Documents required for registration

You can register online via registration form. For registration we require following documents (in PDF format, max. 1 MB per document): 

  • Diplomas 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Passport-sized photo (in JPG format) 

Please upload these documents even if you have already submitted them for another application. 

Information about the EMBA

The course takes place from Thursday to Saturday from 8.30-16.30.

The registration deadline for the EMBA is 3 weeks before the start. 

CHF 18,900 

All compulsory literature, course materials and examinations are included in the costs. (For the Six Sigma seminar, there will be additional expensed up to CHF 300 for the hotel, including overnight accommodation and full board). 


Study Counselling

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