Public Management and Development: effective and comprehensive business plans

How do you create successful projects from visions, ideas and political guidelines? Learn more about steering and working tools and successfully implement your business ideas.

The course in "Public Management Development: effective and comprehensive business plans" is designed for managers, project managers and internal and external consultants working in public administration and the non-profit sector:

  • You will be made familiar with effective management and working tools that will enable you to systematically and interactively develop, analyse and evaluate business ideas.
  • You will learn about methods and instruments to identify potential, make ways of implementation visible, use resources optimally and assess risks correctly.
  • You will learn methods to channel creativity and motivation in a structured way and to achieve added value for your organisation.
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  • Degree/Certificate Specialist course
  • Duration 7 study days
  • Schedule According to schedule
  • Application deadline 6 weeks before start, later registration also possible if places are available
  • ECTS credits 4 ECTS credits (these are only awarded upon completion of the entire CAS Public Management & Development)
  • Costs CHF 2,850
  • Teaching language German
  • Location Bern
  • School Business School
  • Next session 05/12/19/20/27 and 29 march 2021, 12 april (afternoon) and 30 april 2021 (probably only half day)

To register, please visit the German website. 

Content + structure


Sophisticated business plan, professional financial planning and a clear strategy. The changing needs of internal and external stakeholders mean that new approaches need to be introduced, particularly in administrative and non-profit organisations. On this course, you will learn how to develop, plan and implement concepts, ideas and policy guidelines.

Course objectives

Graduates of this course:

  • Will be familiar with effective control and working tools that make possible the systematic and interactive development, analysis, and evaluation of business ideas and business plans.
  • Will be familiar with methods and instruments with which it is possible to recognise potentials, make ways of implementation visible, use resources optimally and assess risks correctly.
  • Will be familiar with methods that can be used to direct creativity and motivation into structured channels and to achieve added value for their organisations.
  • Will be familiar with methods with which such projects can be successfully managed and implemented.
  • Business plans: design and structure
  • Generation and evaluation of concepts, ideas and policy guidelines
  • State of the art methods and instruments for the preparation of a business plan
  • Planning of resources
  • Risk analysis and SWOT
  • Business model (canvas)
  • Development of an own business plan with presentation of the results

To ensure that you derive the best possible benefits from this course, we will make sure that a contemporary working atmosphere is in place and will use interactive teaching methods.

  • Classroom instruction
  • Keynote presentations by experts
  • Practical exercises and discussions
  • Concrete case work (in own context)
  • Group assignments
  • Presentations


Own business plan: you will be required to draw up the most important aspects of a business plan using the skills you have learned during this course.

Business plans will be presented and discussed on the last day of the course (including a review of the theory-practice transfer).

Components of the proof of competence:

Presentation including accompanying documentation, moderation of the discussion following the presentation.

Title + qualification

Confirmation of attendance of the course

This specialist course is part of the CAS Public Management and Development course.


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 and admission

This continuing education course is designed for managers, project managers and internal and external consultants working in the public sector and the social, educational and health sectors.

Admission requirements

You do not need to meet any specific admission requirements to participate in this specialist course. If you would like your completion of this specialist course to be credited towards the CAS Public Management and Development course, the general requirements for admission to university-level continuing education will apply.

You have 3 years from attending the first day of the first specialised course to complete the CAS.

Organisation + Registration

Course commencement: 5 march 2021
This specialist course is run in collaboration with the Department of Social Work at BFH.

To register, please visit the German website. 

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. 

Advice and information events

Study Counselling

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

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Information events

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

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Phone: 031 848 34 02

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