All courses are taught entirely in English.
Graduate Certificate programs in Business Studies consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 3 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (1 to 4 quarters).
Graduate Certificate programs in Management consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).
Total contact hours amount to a minimum of 120. Courses offered by local faculty are scheduled between Monday and Friday, between 9am at the earliest and 7pm at the latest.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 courses for 12 credits. Several courses are offered by visiting faculty and are scheduled in an intensive seminar format. Fostering inter-campus exchanges and networking, students are given the option to join seminar courses also at other campus locations.
- 1 to 6 courses per quarter
- 2 to 12 course credits per quarter
- 2 to 12 contact hours per week
- 4 to 24 study hours per week
Program starting dates
Because of the modular design and flexibility of the program, students can start their studies in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. Please refer to our academic calendar for the exact starting dates. Graduate Certificate programs are offered at several campus locations. Please refer to the program schedule for an overview of the campus locations where this program is offered.
For admission, students are required to have obtained a Bachelor degree (or equivalent, or higher) and be proficient in English. When applying, please adhere to the application procedures and guidelines.
12 credits / 6 courses
Graduate courses are divided into 2 main categories: core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be any courses offered at the graduate level.
The Internship Option encourages students to put their skills and knowledge into practice by completing a company internship, either locally or abroad. Several internships are offered by the school's corporate partners. Internship programs are available only for students with a valid European passport, student visa or residency or work permit.