Executive Certificate of Advanced Studies & Diploma of Advanced Studies

Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission Requirements & Deadlines

The BSL E-CAS & DAS programs are ideal for professionals looking to gain higher strategic expertise that they can immediately apply to make a real impact on business. Our program enables entrepreneurs & business professionals eager to translate their vision into developing a business or to excel within a specific functional area.


Am I eligible?

You are eligible to apply for the E-CAS & DAS program if you have:

  • A university degree in any subject area (applicants with a Bachelor’s degree are required to have more years of relevant work experience equivalent to a Master’s degree)
  • A minimum of 3 years of full-time relevant work experience
  • The required English proficiency (speak to our Admissions Team for more details)

Admissions Checklist

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

Application form

Application form (which includes the terms and conditions) must be signed and completed.

Download the Application form and Terms & Conditions here.

Application fee

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

University degree

The E-CAS & DAS are open to applicants with a university degree or equivalent. In exceptional cases, applicants without a degree may be accepted. In addition, applicants must have at least 3 years of professional work experience.  Candidates with only a Bachelor’s degree will be expected to have 5 years of professional experience.

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)

 Motivation letter

A motivation letter / essay highlighting your perspective on your professional future, the reasons why you wish to study business, why you believe we are the right school for you and your goals and experience as they relate to higher education.

 Recommendation letters

Two recommendation letters (signed and printed on official letterhead paper) from school principals, school counselors, teachers and/or employers. These letters should include, for example, your skills, dependability, personal character, contributions (to class or community) and accomplishments.

Proof of English proficiency

If English is not your first language, you need to provide the results of an English proficiency test such as an internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken no longer than 2 years prior to the application. An English proficiency test is required for international applicants who attended a non-English speaking school or work place.

Minimum requirements (only one test necessary):

  • TOEFL IBT 90
  • TOEFL CBT 575
  • IELTS 6.5
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. (includes the payment of a CHF 120 application fee)

 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.

 Interview – We conduct interviews with shortlisted applicants on campus (when possible) and via Skype / phone. Your motivation, extracurricular activities, interpersonal skills, and maturity will be assessed during the interview.

 Admissions decision – The admissions committee makes a decision based on the information provided in the application and the interview performance. Admissions results are available within max a week following the interview.

 Reserve a seat in the program – Successful candidates are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of CHF 1’900 and cover the first semester fee in order to reserve a seat in the program.

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

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