CAS Digital Masterclass

We are in the midst of the digital revolution: rapid technological development is driving digitalization exponentially. As digitalization plays an increasingly important role in every industry, this leads to changes that determine business. Only those who believe that the future holds many opportunities can actively shape change.

The CAS Digital Masterclass focuses on this unlimited development of technologies and trains participants to think exponentially in order to solve business challenges using new technologies.



Key Facts

  • Part-time course

    Part-time course of studies, 100 percent employment possible

  • Degree

    «Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Digital Masterclass»

  • Recognition

    12 ECTS credit points

  • Start

    2 May 2019

  • Duration

    15 days, including 1 study tour of 5 days

  • Number of participants

    Maximum 24 participants

  • Location

    Zurich; Sihlhof (directly at the main station). 5 days study tour in Tel Aviv

  • Language

    Lessons are held in English (Level C1)

  • Requirements

    University degree, higher degree plus two years of professional competence

  • Course fee

    CHF 10’800 (excl. flight and accommodation costs for study trip)

  • Partner



In a radically digitalized business world, organizations need leaders who combine their creative skills with efficient implementation concepts. The course deepens knowledge and teaches concrete «hacks» in significant digital disciplines. The graduates know how the assets of the old world can be linked with the new world.


The program is aimed at specialists in leading positions with executive functions and direct responsibility. We address professionals in marketing, product management, sales, communication and IT – who are not aiming for a master’s degree but still want digital knowledge at a high altitude.


This certificate course is self-contained and comprises 12 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The CAS will not be credited as part of the MAS in Digital Business. On request, however, the CAS Digital Masterclass can be credited to other HWZ formats.

Structure & Content

The 15-day certificate course provides a solid basis for customer-relevant initiatives relating to the smart digitalization of companies. In the context of a «pressure refuelling», the participants receive a variety of impulses and concrete instructions on how to carefully accompany their organisation as consultants, intrapreneurs or digital transformers on this exciting but sometimes highly complex journey with creativity and prudence. In a world where «those who don’t think digitally are out» has become a dominant mantra, organizations need employees, who can take responsibility as pioneers and program leaders with their digital skill sets. The course deepens knowledge in central disciplines and forms talented journeymen into digital masters.

Key Contents

  • Digital Leadership
  • Exponential Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of All
  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Customer Journey
  • User Experience
  • Digital Law
  • Corporate Ecosystems
  • Corporate Disruption
  • Corporate Communities
  • Business Modelling

Study Tour

The class of the CAS Digital Masterclass visits a tech hotspot abroad. The destinations were London and Berlin in 2017, Tallinn in 2018 and will be Tel Aviv in 2019.


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Portrait Manuel Nappo - HWZ

Course Director

Manuel P. Nappo
+41 43 322 26 88

Portrait Lea Mastobuoni

Program Operations Manager

Lea Mastrobuoni
+41 43 322 18 47