Do you want to be an expert in leading complex projects? Then this EMBA in Project Management is perfect for you.
How is a project and its various tasks best approached? How do you identify critical success and risks factors? How do you develop reliable project plans? With this EMBA you will be able to answer all these questions.
Hold effective meetings with your project team and stakeholders
Learn how to use successfully soft success factors
Develop innovative solutions
Use methods and practices of classic project management
Know the basics of business administration and leadership
Use the opportunity to specialize in IT project management
Excecutive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Organized and goal oriented. Our experiences have shown that both the private and public sector are demanding for an official degree in project management. This part-time EMBA gives you this qualification and demonstrates that you are an expert in managing demanding projects. The EMBA bridges the gap between projects and companies, gives you an insight in classic project management, operational value creation and social aspects of projects.
Goals & Competencies
With this part-time program in project management you will be able to plan, organize and manage demanding projects.
Acquire a solid basic knowledge of business administration and understand the importance of projects for increasing corporate value creation
Starting from the basis of line management, you will develop a deeper understanding of the specifics of project management
Know appropriate methods and practices of project management and practice their application directly in your project paper
Develop a “can do” attitude towards the changing challenges such as the digitalization of project management
Integrate new concepts such as agility into your leadership skills
Our work-study EMBA is modular. You graduate after completing four CASs and a master's thesis. You are free to choose the order of the CASs.
In the core studies you will acquire basic application-oriented knowledge of business administration with the help of management techniques and methods tailored for you. You will learn to speak the language of business administration and overcome business challenges or solve specific problems. You will strengthen your inter-personal skills and technical knowledge for everyday management. You will reflect on your management style and your impact on employees. You will also learn how to develop your employees individually according to their needs.
One CAS in Leadership and one CAS in Business Administration is mandatory. If you have appropriate qualifications, you will attend the CAS for experience learners (CAS Leadership for Advanced Learners and CAS Business Administration for Advanced Learners). Please contact the head of the CAS programme directly if you would like to find out the admission requirements for the CAS for advanced students. Admission to the EMBA program is decided by the EMBA Director of Studies.
There are four exciting perspectives to choose from in the advanced studies program. For the EMBA you choose two, of which one must be a CAS in project management:
In the CAS Project Management, you learn everything about project management. You are responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring project work
The subject of the CAS Advanced Project Management are the human and social aspects of project work
The CAS Innovation and Change Manager designs innovative, viable solutions based on observed trends and changes in the business environment
The CAS Digital Organization promotes a broad understanding of digitization and highlights the latest digital trends
Our EMBA program concludes with a master's thesis.
The CAS-specific assessments primarily aim at knowledge transfer. The main forms of examination are therefore transfer reports and group work, which apply the contents of the course to the students' practice.
Title + conclusion
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the Bern University of Applied Sciences with a major in Project Management (60 ECTS credits)
As a variation, the EMBA can also be acquired with a specialization in IT project management. However, this requires the attendance of a CAS with IT focus. For further information please contact the head of studies.
Alternatively, both degrees can also be obtained via the DAS Team Leadership in Projects. For this purpose - in line with the EMBA study model 2 in Leadership and Management - the not yet completed CAS in Business Administration as well as a master thesis in Project Management must be passed with 15 ECTS credits. The 3 ECTS credits that are still missing are earned through a specialized course or a study trip.
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.
You will be admitted to the course with a university degree and at least two years of related work experience. Admission is also possible with an equivalent education or training and several years of work experience. If this is the case, you must attend the course Introduction to Scientific Study. This is compulsory for all students without a university degree. You may be granted dispensation from this module if you have already it as part of another CAS.
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.
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.