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CAS Business and Financial Management

Gain a better understanding of the world of business and have a seat at the table. The CAS Business and Financial Management enables you to gain a holistic understanding of business and financial topics within an international context.


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Certificate of Advanced Studies ZHAW in CAS Business and Financial Management (12 ECTS)





CHF 8'940.00

Comment on costs: 

The costs of the course include all study materials.


  • Gleisarena FFHS Campus Zürich, Zollstrasse 17, 8005 Zürich  (Show on Google Maps)
  • in-person Friday classes and Saturday online classes

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More information: 

This CAS is offered exclusively in English.
A tailored Business English Workshop may be taken in addition prior to the start of the CAS. This workshop includes four evening classes.

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Objectives and content

Target audience

The CAS executive education program is designed for:

  • Individuals seeking a fundamental grasp of the business landscape to build a strong foundation for their career journey
  • Aspiring managers aiming to broaden their expertise across various business and financial domains for career advancement
  • Those looking to acquire essential insights in a fast-tracked ‘mini-MBA’-style education combined with training in the fundamentals of financial management


  • Mastering Business Fundamentals: Grasp the principles of business management and understand business planning techniques while getting acquainted with diverse corporate structures.
  • Strategic Expertise: Comprehend key factors influencing strategic development and analyze and interpret financial statements in a broader context.
  • Leadership: Understand the key concepts of being a leader and how to motivate employees.
  • Market Proficiency: Apply foundational marketing concepts effectively and utilize sales strategies and techniques. Know the supply chain management and logistics parameters.
  • Financial Mastery: Acquire knowledge in financial accounting, cost accounting, and controlling and develop a foundational understanding of corporate finance and investment appraisal.


Module 1: Essentials of General Management

  • Strategy, Organization, Planning, Leadership, Marketing and Sales

Module 2: Essentials of Financial Management

  • Financial and Management Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Financial Management, Entrepreneurial Finance


The learning methods encompass lectures and independent study. Learning materials consist of scripts, case studies, and textbooks.

More details about the implementation

The course combines full-day Friday in-person classroom sessions and half-day Saturday online classroom experiences.
The next course will begin on September13th, 2024, and end on December6th,2024.

Enquiries and contact


Institute for Financial Management


Admission requirements

According to study regulations under "Downloads"

Information for applicants

Please indicate in the comment field of registration if you are interested in attending the Business English Workshop.

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13.09.2024 30.08.2024 Application

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