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MAS Business Administration

20 years MAS Business Administration - a well known continous education program on the job market!

The MAS Program in Business Administration enables participants to reach the level of university graduates in a short period of time through concentrated study and innovative forms of learning.
Its trademark is its continuity and a study process which has been specifically designed to guarantee an optimal balance of work life and study.

The Next Step After an MAS in Business Administration

If you already have some leadership experience and would like to further strengthen and develop your skills: Why not use the credit from completing the MAS BA program towards our MBA program (90 ECTS)? Our MBA Development Program (30 ECTS) will enable you to earn an MBA after an additional six-month period. In the MBA Advanced Program, you will focus on strategic, financial, and international leadership as well as crisis management. The MBA program is the ideal complement to the MAS BA for any executive.

In some cases, transfer of credit from MAS BA degrees offered by other universities may also be possible.

At a glance

Qualification : Master of Advanced Studies in Business Administration (UAS Zurich) (60 ECTS)

Start : 26.02.2021

Duration : 2 years

Costs : CHF 24'900.00

Comment on costs : 

The program fee of CHF 24,900 (subject to change) includes the required specialist literature and two intensive seminars at the Lilienberg Entrepreneurs' Forum.

Location : 

ZHAW School of Management and Law Campus
St.-Georgen-Platz 2
8400 Winterthur
(2 minutes from Winterthur main railway station)

Language of instruction : German

Objectives and content

Target audience

The MAS BA program has been specifically developed for business professionals, junior managers, and business leaders with a proven track record but no broad education in business management.

Participants profile


The MAS BA program enables participants to

  • lay the foundation for their next career milestone
  • acquire management know-how within the most important core functions of a corporation
  • learn to apply essential management tools in a practical context
  • enhance the knowledge they have acquired by working through a range of case studies and their own business case
  • expand their professional network
Sarah Küng
“The strength of the MAS in Business Administration strength lies in its practical relevance- I am now able to utilize the management tools in my job in a targeted way.”

Sarah Küng, Senior Consultant | Digital, Humanis AG


The primary goal of the MAS BA is to offer a quality program of continuing education which delivers a broad range of management skills to business professionals. In a highly efficient manner you will be able to focus on learning exactly what you need in order to be a successful manager. 

The program consists of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introductory Seminar (3 ECTS)
  • Module 2: Corporate Finance (6 ECTS)
  • Module 3: Business Law, Economics, Business & Politics (6 ECTS)
  • Module 4: Strategic Management (6 ECTS)
  • Module 5: Marketing Management (6 ECTS)
  • Module 6: Operational & Project Management (6 ECTS)
  • Module 7: Human Capital Management & Leadership (6 ECTS)
  • Module 8: International Management (6 ECTS)
  • Module 9: Master's Thesis (15 ECTS)

    Module overview


The didactic concept of the MAS BA program combines traditional forms of teaching and learning with innovative forms of management training:

  • Living case
  • Integrational case studies
  • Business simulation
  • Jigsaw teaching technique


The program is designed to enable participants to combine work and study.

Classes are held as follows:

  • Friday afternoons (1.45-6.00pm)
  • Saturday mornings (8.15am-12.30pm).

New MAS BA programs start twice a year, in February and August.

Thomas Walt
“Thanks to the skills I acquired in the MAS Business Administration, I got my dream job and now run a company.”

Thomas Walt, Managing Director, netech Neeser Technik AG

Enquiries and contact




Candidates require a degree from a university or university of applied sciences as well as three years of professional experience.
In exceptional cases, admission based on merit may be granted to candidates without a university qualification.

Information for applicants

Please upload your application together with the following documents attached:

  • Resume
  • Copies of references
  • Copies of certificates (education and continuing education)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Digital picture (passport photograph)

Start Application deadline Registration link
26.02.2021 29.01.2021 Application

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