Leadership and Management

Are you looking for an individually tailored Executive EMBA? Then this part-time EMBA in management and leadership might be the one for you.

You can select the subject matter and structure of your EMBA according to your personal and professional needs and experience. Our EMBA in leadership and management is specifically tailored for ambitious and goal-oriented managers. 

  • Modular structure and free combination of CASs of your choice 

  • Tailored training for individual career and development paths 

  • Diverse technical and methodological knowledge in leadership and management 

  • Comprehensive development of personal social and leadership skills 

  • Successive development and strengthening of networking and sustainable business 


  • Degree/Certificate Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Duration max. 8 years
  • Schedule Depending on the chosen CAS
  • Application deadline Depending on the chosen CAS
  • ECTS credits 60 ECTS-Credits
  • Costs CHF 34,000
  • Teaching language German
  • Location Bern, Schwarztorstrasse 48
  • School Business School
  • Next session According to chosen CAS

Structure + Content


The advantages of this EMBA are obvious: Creativity and flexibility. You determine the order of your modules, the EMBA adapts to your personal needs. Our directors of studies and our lecturers will support you throughout your studies. We support you with tailor-made solutions that are matching you career and professional options. 

Goals & Competencies

This part-time EMBA will help you to make the next steps on many levels, expand your technical and management skills, regardless of the industry. Furthermore, a positive environment will inspire you. 

  • Bring your diverse specialist knowledge in leadership and management up to date 

  • Develop your interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills  

  • Learn to manage and guide demanding and complex work processes and projects. 

  • Improve your analytical and rhetorical skills to become a more effective communicator  

  • Finetune your ability to consistently perform at the highest level

Our EMBA in Leadership and Management is designed especially for you. The part-time program is modular and combines various CASs. You can freely choose the content and order of the CASs.

We offer two study models:

  • Model I: You complete four CAS and write a master’s thesis. 

  • Model II: You complete two CAS and write a DAS thesis. You complete the DAS with 30 ECTS credits. Afterwards, you attend a CAS of your choice, a specialist course and write a master’s thesis. 

We are here to advise you. The head of the programme will be happy to help you choose the course for you; since they know the all the details of the CASs that we offer.  

Core studies: Compulsory CAS 

The core or our EBMA are the modules in business administration and leadership. You are offered a choice of two modules. You can select one module either CAS in business administration for specialists or CAS in business administration for advanced professionals. Your second choice is from our CAS in leadership or our CAS in leadership for advanced professionals.  

Free of choice CAS:  

Choose from several CASs of your choice - depending on your interests and background. 

  • CAS Accounting & Finance 
  • CAS Controlling & Consulting 
  • CAS Digital Marketing and Transformation 
  • CAS Digital Organisation
  • CAS Enterprise Architecture Management 
  • CAS Human Resource Management 
  • CAS Innovation and Change Manager – with Design Thinking 
  • CAS Communication
  • CAS Management in Healthcare Organisations  
  • CAS Project Management
  • CAS Advanced Project Management
  • CAS Public Affairs & Lobbying 
  • CAS Public Management & Development
  • CAS Public Management & Politics 
  • CAS Strategic Management 
  • CAS Strategic Human Resource Management
  • CAS Business Law

All our CASs are targeted at the needs of the current job market.  

It is possible to credit a CAS from other universities, for more information about this, please contact the head of the programme directly.

Master Thesis

The EMBA program concludes with a master's thesis.

This EMBA takes a broad approach improving in leadership and management and so uses a variety of forms of teaching and study. We combine various practice oriented didactic methods.  

  • Lectures, teaching discussions and exchange of experience  

  • Group activities, action learning, creative simulation games 

  • Business simulations 

  • Study and reflection on best practice cases 

  • Learning platform SharePoint - presentations, expert discussions  

  • Individual coaching, development conversations 

  • Our professional development centre 

The examination methods are modern and suitable professionals:  

  • Transfer Reports 

  • Oral presentation  

Title + conclusion

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the Bern University of Applied Sciences with a major in Leadership and Management (60 ECTS credits) 

Projects & Master thesis

On request we send you a list of previous master thesis titles. Students, who are close to completion of their studies also have the opportunity to view selected previous master theses.


Our lecturers are proven experts with extensive 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 ambitious specialist or manager? Then we will be happy to guide you along your chosen career path. If you want varied subject matter and individual freedom, this EMBA is perfect for you.

University degree

You will be admitted to the programme with a degree from a university, university of applied sciences, university of teacher education, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, or an equivalent foreign university and at least two years of professional experience.

Higher vocational training

If you have a qualification from a higher vocational education institution (Diploma Höhere Fachschule HF, Federal Diploma, Federal Certificate of Proficiency) and several years of professional experience, you will also be admitted to the programme. However, you will be required to attend our Introduction to Academic Study before starting the CAS. Completion of this module is a prerequisite for admission to the CAS.


In exceptional circumstances applicants may still  be admitted. The head of the degree programme will make a decision based upon your application and extenuating circumstances. Please contact us. If you are admitted, you will in any case attend the course «Introduction to Academic Writing» (in German) before the first CAS.

Important notes

There are specific admission requirements for the individual CAS.


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

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 CAS degree.  

Application + Practicalities

The maximum duration for completion is 7 years. Admission for the program is possible according to the starting dates of the individual CAS. The application deadlines are found in the descriptions for the specific CAS.

Please register directly via the specific CAS.

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

CHF 34,000 

All tuition fees for the individual CAS courses total CHF 34,000. Additional costs for the master’s thesis module (CHF 2,500) are not applicable if all ECTS credits have been earned at the BFH or within the framework of our cooperative study programs.  

All compulsory literature, course materials and examinations are included in the costs. 


Study Counselling

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Location + Facilities