Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Major in Startup Management

Program type:
Start dates:
September and February
1 semesters (0.5 Years)
Accreditated by:
Degree Awarded:
Certificate in Startup Management

Degree Overview

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) program in Startup Management gives students the necessary knowledge about starting a business, technologies development, team management and financial planning, as well as legal and accounting tasks both on the early stage of the development and during growth. During the studies at the Program, students will learn about fundraising strategies, marketing tools on the early stage taking into consideration low budget capacities.

The opportunity of Certificate of Advances Studies (CAS) program lies in a flexible situation, where student chooses and studies only specific courses that are chosen by him out of available modules. There is a possibility of added Core courses upon request. Minimum number of courses for Certificate of Completed Courses (CAS) are 2 courses. By standard, student can choose up to 4 courses. In the end of successful study student receives a Certificate of Advances Studies in Startup Management.

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
  • Management Accounting
  • International Marketing
  • HR Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Communication
  • IT Project Management
    • SCRUM
    • Agile Project Management
  • Startup Foundation
  • High Performance Leadership
  • Advanced Business Law
  • Startup Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Financial Management
  • Basics of Web Development
  • Startup Fundraising
  • Strategic Development and Lean Startup Management
  • Industrial Workshops

After the successful completion of the course by the student an official graduation ceremony will be held where the Certificate (Short Course) Degree Diploma awarded in Startup Management will be given.

Exchange and Transfer Students

Students who would like to change educational institution with their credits intact need to present an official grade transcript followed by a seal and signature of the respective educational institution. Enrolment is possible throughout the entire academic year, granted a prospective student has enough verified credits. SSHE follows the European curriculum of ECTS. However, other curriculums (American, British and etc.) are also accepted once all the grades have been verified.

Tuitions Fees

Registration fee 2 000 CHF
First Year
1 Semester 12 000 CHF


Students with exceptional academic achievements could be awarded the SSHE Scholarship of Merit. It is important to note that the aforementioned scholarship covers the tuition fees only (accommodation, living and other expenses are not included). Students, who wish to receive partial scholarship of merit, must send their applications with a complete set of admission documents and state in separate letter the reason, why they need scholarship. Each case is examined on an individual basis. Important: being a private business school, Swiss School of Higher Education does not provide any full scholarships or financial aid.

SSHE facts and numbers


Faculty nationality mix


Students nationality mix

22 / 26

Bachelor / Master students average age


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Students overall satisfaction of the school
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