Executive Certificate of Advanced Studies
Diploma of Advanced Studies
Postgraduate Academic Qualification in a Variety of Subject Areas
The Executive Certificate of Advanced Studies (E-CAS) and Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) are both postgraduate academic qualifications. Designed for mid-career professionals, they are considered higher continuing education programs.
E-CAS & DAS programs offer highly specialized knowledge, enabling students to acquire eminently practical skills and competences in a given subject area. ECAS & DAS courses are offered through 2 and a half day modules that run Thursday to Saturday morning and can be completed while working.
E-CAS in Transformative Leadership
For professionals who need to develop skills and competences to lead teams and organizations to the next level of their development.
E-CAS in Strategic Finance
The program provides the one stop shop for knowledge development and application that will enable you to take effective financial decisions in the rapidly evolving business context.
E-CAS in Innovative Strategy
Upon completion, you will develop the capacity to evaluate a range of alternative perspectives on business challenges and create opportunities for lasting and purposeful impact.
E-CAS in Impactful Marketing
Data driven decision making that optimize Marketing investments and maximize the brand impact. You will learn how to extract meaning from raw data through the application of analytical tools and programing.
Diploma of Advanced Studies
Any E-CAS program can be upgraded to a DAS by adding the Kick-off Module and the completion of the Business Project in the related field.
The Business Project
Learning different topics in a classroom environment is one thing, applying them to the real world quite another. We believe that only applied learning has the power to develop you into a person that can take on the world and make a significant difference.
The Business Project gives you the chance to do just that. You choose a company, idea or project of your choice and develop a comprehensive consulting report on it covering industry and market research, business strategy, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and risk management. Many of these projects end up being the launch-pad for start-up companies – in recent years, often as social enterprises.
This is your chance to connect what you have learned how you wish to engage professionally. This stepping stone experience is cited by our participants as one of the most enriching elements of our program – this is where they are able to put everything they have learned into a broader context, understanding the interconnections of the many individual subject topics they have been studying.
Duration: The BSL E-CAS programs include 5 courses that are taken within a 6-12 month period as part-time studies next to work.
Courses & Workload: Required class attendance of 25 hours over two and half days (Thursday to Saturday mornings) depending on the term. Each course involves 25 hours of classroom time and 50 hours of independent study time (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits per course).
Program Credits: 15 ECTS.
Duration: The BSL DAS programs include 6 courses and a Final Project that are taken within a 12 month period as part-time studies next to work.
Courses & Workload: Required class attendance of 25 hours over two and half days (Thursday to Saturday mornings) depending on the term. Each course involves 25 hours of classroom time and 50 hours of independent study time (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits per course). The Final Project is worth 12 ECTS.
Program Credits: 30 ECTS.
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