Project Management

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 


  • Degree/Certificate Excecutive 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


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. 

  • Core studies:

    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. 

  • Specialisations:
    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 

Master Thesis

Our 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 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. 

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.

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. 


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

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