Digital organisation

Do you understand how urgent it is for organisational structures to adapt to digital change? In this continuing education programme you will be dealing with innovative business models.

Digitisation brings many modern developments with it. It influences how we work, live and communicate. What about your business model, your customer interaction and your range of services?

  • You will develop an in-depth understanding of digitisation and its effects on people, companies, culture and processes.
  • Get to know the latest trends in the field of digitalisation.
  • Break down digitisation into business processes.
  • Analyse and improve digital value chains.
  • Analyse and measure data, build your own data sets.
  • See the benefits of our interactive workshop atmosphere.

Factsheet

  • Degree/Certificate Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
  • Duration 20 study days
  • Schedule Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, approximately once a month
  • Application deadline 6 weeks before start, later registration also possible if places are available
  • ECTS credits 12 ECTS credits
  • Costs CHF 8,500
  • Teaching language German
  • Location Bern, Schwarztorstrasse 48
  • Department Business School
  • Next session Please visit the German website for more information

To register, please visit the German website. 

Content + structure

Portrait

Networked and coordinated. In this part-time training programme we familiarise you with the drivers of digitisation and their influence on your organisation. You will recognise the effects of the digital transformation and identify design solutions to meet the change in a coordinated manner. You will observe business activities at strategic, operational and personnel levels and communicate established concepts. You will successfully implement these concepts with digital transformation projects in your business.

Course objectives

How do we exploit the innovations resulting from digital change?

  • Describe the main (IT) innovations & trends in digitisation and their characteristics and show application scenarios for these innovations in an organisational context.
  • Identify relevant strategic issues in the course of digitisation, develop a digital transformation strategy, and embed it in the organisation.
  • Document business processes and business logic in a structured way, identifying activities for the optimisation of businesses and so creating the conditions for their digitisation.
  • Systematically develop new digital business models, demonstrating their impact on value creation and an organisation’s products/services.
  • Analyse the organisation with regard to digital competences, identifying opportunities for new organisational concepts and so further developing the organisation.
  • Identify the structural changes that digitisation requires in businesses and align them strategically and operationally.
  • Evaluate the benefits of using new technologies and concepts such as process mining and adaptive case management.
  • Digital transformation and organisation: trends, technologies, culture, organisational structures and frameworks
  • Digital skills, e-collaboration and customer-oriented processes
  • Digital value chains: analysis, development and innovation of digital value chains 
  • Strategic business process management and digital transformation
  • Operational business process management and digitisation of business processes
  • Process mining, business operations management und business activity monitoring

The stimulating learning atmosphere with its versatile methodology and didactics will have a motivating effect on you. Presentations on theoretical principles, concepts and methods are a frequent rhetorical tool used by our lecturers. They process the newly acquired knowledge by means of practical examples and exercises. In this way you create a balance between information and practical transfer. Discussions in small groups, e-learning tools, virtual pin boards and online surveys support your development process.

  • Presentations, teaching talks, expert discussions
  • Group work and short presentations, self-reflection
  • Processing of case studies
  • e-learning 
  • Keeping a reflective journal
  • The student platform SharePoint supports these forms of learning. It enables access to documents, messages and information.

Successful completion of the programme requires regular attendance of lectures (a maximum of two days of absence permitted) and passing the exams.

Individuals must also provide the following proofs of competence:

  • a personal blog as a reflective learning report, one blog entry (500 words) after completion of a learning unit.
  • Preparation of a transfer report of 3,000 words. In the transfer report, you demonstrate that you have independently put into practice or transferred what you have learned in a project in response to a concrete question.
  • You summarise the results of the project on a poster (DIN A0) and present it to an audience in a ten-minute presentation.

Qualification + title

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Digital Organisation from Bern University of Applied Sciences (12 ECTS credits)

Lecturers

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. 

Requirements + admission

Are you familiar with the basic concepts and drivers of digitisation? Are you familiar with its impact on your organisation? Do you recognise various design options? Do you want to further develop your own competences around the requirements of digitisation? With the CAS Digital Organisation you will find a competent, motivating environment that both encourages and challenges you.

  • (Up-and-coming) managers from middle management
  • Employees in process management (process owners, process managers, process analysts)
  • Project manager of digital projects
  • Employees from corporate and organisational development
  • Spezialist*innen aus IT- und Fachabteilungen
  • Specialists from IT and technical departments
  • (IT) project manager 
  • Business analysts, requirement engineers

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.

Exceptions

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. 

Language skills

German and English. The courses are held in German. Sometimes English-language teaching materials are used.

For all students of our CAS programmes we offer a half-day course Effective Learning. Attendance is recommended and is free of charge for CAS students. At this event, you will learn about the practice-oriented learning style used at universities of applied science.

Organisation + Registration

The duration of the programme is 20 study days, held approximately once a month on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. The two coaching sessions take place during the period of CAS implementation. There are a maximum of 24 participants.

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. 

Organisational aspects of the CAS

Approximately once a month on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. The two coaching sessions take place during the period of CAS implementation.

The registration deadline for the programme is six weeks before it begins. If places are available, later registration is possible.

CHF 8,500

All compulsory literature, course materials and assessments are included in the price.

The general terms and conditions apply. We reserve the right to make changes. In case of doubt, the wording of the official BFH regulations are binding. 

Location + Facilities