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The Swiss School of Public Governance (SSPG) offers two Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS):

  • CAS ETH PGA with a focus on modern public administration and the use of new technologies
  • CAS ETH IPA with an emphasis on public administration within competitive international environments

Certificate of Advanced Studies
in Public Governance and Administration 

Whether you are a disaster relief specialist for the International Committee of the Red Cross, an analyst at the Reserve Bank of India or a project manager with the South African National Research Foundation, you face similar challenges as you transition into higher levels of responsibility. For these roles you need the ability to dissect multidimensional policy issues, the tools to lead effectively outside your specific area of expertise, and a vision for effective governance in an age of interconnectivity and technological disruption.

This unique and intense certificate programme is designed specifically for aspiring public sector leaders and aims to enhance knowledge, skills and confidence across these three critical dimensions. A particular emphasis is placed on the challenges and opportunities afforded by new technologies throughout the course.

The programme will see a small group of international and Swiss participants come together, and takes place over a two-week period in September 2017 at ETH Zurich's campus, as well as in the mountains of Switzerland.

Target Group

We seek motivated junior to mid-level professionals who desire to take on challenging governance projects and transform public institutions. Specifically, our programme is tailor-made for:

  • High-potential public sector or NGO professionals from anywhere in the world who are transitioning into complex leadership roles
  • Accomplished professionals from peripheral sectors (academia, private sector, etc.) who wish to transition into the public sector
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Admission Requirements

Degree

Master’s degree or equivalent demonstrated experience

Professional Work Experience Minimum 3 years relevant practical experience
Language Fluency in English

Duration

  • One learning sequence of 16 days, followed by an individual CAS thesis.
  • The programme will commence on the evening of 31 August 2017 and conclude on the evening of 16 September 2017.

Application Period

  • November to April (possibility of later application in special cases)
  • Programme start: September
  • Detailed information can be found here

Admission Fees

  • CHF 7’500
  • The fee covers all programme related costs, including teaching materials and field trips, as well as lunch.
  • Travel, lodging, other meals and incidental costs are the responsibility of the individual particpant or sponsoring organisation. 
  • Limited number of scholarships available. Please contact for more information.

Credit Points

  • Successful participants will be awarded 10 ECTS.

Certificate of Advanced Studies
in International Policy and Advocacy

Federal, cantonal and communal projects, as well as those of quasi-governmental organisations, increasingly encompass an international dimension. Whether you are negotiating with the EU on behalf of the BAFU or planning a new water management strategy for the city of Geneva, you will be forced to engage with partners, authorities and companies abroad. This Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Policy and Advocacy (CAS IPA) provides you with the necessary practical insights and analytical tools to effectively manage such projects and to define and assert your institution’s interests internationally.

The programme provides a foundational overview of global geopolitical and economic trends. The CAS IPA also emphasises key governance and administrative skills, with a primary focus on negotiations. It fosters an interdisciplinary approach to policy-making and stimulates networking across administrative and regional areas.

Target Group

Mid to senior personnel within the Swiss public and quasi-governmental sector, as well as senior professionals from NGOs and international organisations. Private sector professionals working in government and regulatory affairs are equally encouraged to apply.

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Admission Requirements

Degree

Master’s degree or equivalent demonstrated experience

Professional Work Experience Multiple years relevant practical experience
Language Fluency in German or French or English required. Good comprehension (B2/C1) in the other two.

Duration

Seven two-day sessions (Friday & Saturday), as well as an introductory and concluding session, followed by an individual CAS thesis.

Application Period

The application deadline for the CAS IPA 2017 has expired.

  • September to December (possibility of later application in special cases)
  • Programme start: February
  • Detailed information can be found here

Programme Dates

Dates for the spring 2018 programme:

  • Introduction: 16 February 2018
  • Modules: 23 & 24 February; 9 & 10 March; 23 & 24 March; 13 & 14 April; 27 & 28 April; 18 & 19 May; 1 & 2 June 2018
  • Wrap-up/presentation of theses: 17 August 2018

Admission Fees

  • CHF 9’800
  • The fee covers all programme related costs, including teaching materials and field trips, as well as lunch.
  • Travel, lodging, other meals and incidental costs are the responsibility of the individual particpant or sponsoring organisation.  

Credit Points

  • Successful participants are awarded 10 ECTS.
 
 
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