Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission Requirements & Deadlines

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) is ideal for participants and professionals looking to establish themselves as a specialist in a field of International Business, Finance or Mega trends and its application to business. Our participants have an affinity for personal development and self-reflection, and are eager to become innovative leaders for a better world. The program is a perfect opportunity to combine your passion for a sustainable future with your career aspirations.

Application Deadlines

The CAS programs start every September, November, February and May (starting date may differ depending on the specialization).

The application process is ongoing throughout the year. Applicants must send their application at least 4 weeks before the start of a course and ensure payment of the course fee at least 2 weeks before the program start.

Am I eligible?

If you can meet the following criteria, then you are eligible to apply:

  • You have completed Bachelor’s degree
  • The required English proficiency (speak to our Admissions Team for more details)

Note: These programs are only available to Swiss citizens or EU passport holders due to visa restrictions of the Swiss Embassy for part-time studies.

Admissions Checklist

BSL Admissions only reviews complete applications which include the following documents:

Application form

The form must be signed and completed.

Download the Application form here.

Application fee

Receipt of CHF 120 application fee – this can be paid online.

University degree

The CAS is open to applicants with a university degree or equivalent. In exceptional cases, applicants without a degree may be accepted.

Note: Foreign official degrees must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary.

Official transcripts

Complete list of the courses taken and grades earned by a student throughout a course.

Note: Foreign official degrees must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae / resume (overview of studies, relevant working experience if any and activities)

Proof of English proficiency

You must have sufficient English knowledge to follow the course in English – to be confirmed by a satisfactory grade obtained in first course

Portrait Photograph

A digital passport style photograph

Copy of ID

A copy of your passport or identity card

Copy of permit

A copy of your Swiss B/C permit, if applicable.

Admissions Process

 Review the admission criteria

 Submit Application & Supporting documents.

 Notification on your application status – Our Admissions team will update you on the eligibility of your profile and the status of your application within one week.

 Full Acceptance  – Upon receiving your payment confirmation, we will send you a Full Acceptance letter which confirms your seat in the program.

Curious about the impact our E/MBA will have on your career?

Connect with our Head of Student Enrollment and Admissions and learn how an E/MBA at BSL can bring you to the next steps in your career!

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