Project Team Leadership

Do you want to lead people competently in project teams? In this diploma of advanced studies you will learn the most effective team leadership methods and tools help you successfully complete projects.

Do you have to plan and manage projects independently? You will benefit from this advanced practice-oriented course in project management and leadership. 

This DAS allows you to 

  • design your programme and choose the order of your CAS modules 

  • choose the time taken to complete your CAS (1.5 to 5 years) 

  • consolidate and deepen your project management skills 

  • further develop your personal leadership skills 

  • You can extend this programme to an EMBA 


  • Degree/Certificate Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS)
  • Duration 1.5 to 5 years
  • Schedule Depending on chosen CAS
  • Application deadline Depending on chosen CAS
  • ECTS credits Min. 30 ECTS-Credits
  • Costs CHF 18,300
  • Teaching language German
  • Location Bern, Schwarztorstrasse 48
  • School Business School
  • Next session Depending on chosen CAS

Content + Structure


This course of study has a modular structure. It combines two CAS and one DAS diploma thesis which you write on a topic from the two CAS: 

* Leadership experience, a current management position and at least ten days of training or further training in leadership to attend the CAS Leadership Advanced 

Do you want to develop further and do an EMBA in leadership and management? By doing a DAS you can gain credits towards an EMBA in project team leadership or project management. Please contact the heads of the EMBA programmes for more information.

Course objectives

This course aims to give you all the tools and techniques you need to successfully manage high-level projects that require excellent team leadership skills: 

  • You consolidate and deepen your knowledge of project management and leadership. 

  • You will better understand your own leadership style. 

  • You expand your social and leadership skills. 

In the thesis you will rigourously analyse a topic from everyday project work or management. Together with your class you will reflect on contemporary issues from your everyday management and project work. 

If you would like advice on arranging your DAS programme around your work commitments, we suggest contacting the head of programme directly. The DAS Team Leadership in Projects consists of two CAS and one DAS thesis.

In this part-time work-study programme you will benefit from practice-oriented and creative teaching and working methods. 

  • Lectures, teaching talks and exchange of experience  

  • Business game, group work, action learning 

  • Study of best practice examples, case studies 

  • Learning diary, learning and working groups  

  • E-Learning, learning platform SharePoint 

  • Individual coaching, development meetings, development centre   

The examination forms in the CAS are modern and suitable for adults. Traditional written knowledge examinations are not usually used.  

The proof of competence of the DAS Diploma Thesis module consists of the diploma thesis and an accompanying media report.  

Title + degree

Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) of the Bern University of Applied Sciences in "Team Leadership in Projects" (min. 30 ECTS credits) 


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

This part-time work-study programme is suitable for professionals from all sectors who want bring drive and focus to their projects.

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 to know:

Specific admission requirements apply to the individual CAS.

Language skills

The language of instruction is always German. The compulsory literature is also in German. In some CAS a few texts are in English.

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 DAS programme varies between 1.5 and 5 years. Depending on the choice of the individual CAS, different teaching models are possible.

Please register via the CAS study programmes.

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

Depending on the choice of the individual CAS, different teaching models are possible.

Admission to the programme depends on the starting dates of the individual CAS. The registration deadline for the CAS courses is 6 weeks before the start of the course.   

The number of participants in each CAS is limited. We therefore recommend early registration.   

Registration for the thesis module is done directly with our administration. 

CHF 18,300 

The tuition fee comprises the costs of the two CAS (CHF 8,500 each) and the costs of the module DAS Diploma Thesis (CHF 1,300). All costs for compulsory literature, course materials and the costs of the certificates of competence are included in the tuition fee.  


Study Counselling

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

Information events

In addition to the information events we offer you our personal advice. By telephone or directly online via MS Teams.

Please contact us!

Phone: 031 848 34 02

Location + Facilities