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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

You are a young public sector or NGO professional looking for a transformative experience that will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to take on challenging new roles.

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Public Governance and Administration (CAS PGA) equips participants for excellence in the sphere of public administration and governance.

Participants will develop a deep understanding for state-of-the-art tools and concepts of modern public administration and governance with a particular emphasis on technology-driven challenges and opportunities. Against this background, participants analyse best-practice cases in order to translate innovative solutions into their own political and administrative context.

Target Group

Motivated junior to midlevel professionals who want to take on challenging governance projects and transform public institutions.   

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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.

Application Period

  • November 2016 through April 2017
  • Programme start: September 2017

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. The programme 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

  • 7 two-day sessions (Friday & Saturday) during the spring semester, as well as an introductory and concluding session.
  • 60 hours individual preparation and debriefing exercises
  • 120 contact hours
  • 120 hours CAS individual thesis writing

Application Period

  • 1 September to 18 November 2016
  • The SSPG uses a rolling admissions process. Applications will be accepted from 1 September 2016 onwards and continually evaluated. Once the available slots have been awarded to qualified candidates, the application period will close. No applications will be accepted after 18 November 2016.
  • Programme start: February 2017

Programme Dates

Dates for the spring 2017 programme:

  • Introduction: 24. February
  • Modules: 10. & 11. March; 24. & 25. March; 7. & 8. April; 28. & 29. April; 12. & 13. May; 16. & 17. June; 23. & 24. June   
  • Wrap-up/presentation of theses: 18. August

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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