CAS Digital Masterclass

We are in the midst of a digital revolution: rapid technological development is driving digitalisation in an exponential fashion. Only those who go with the wave of digitalisation will experience a future full of opportunities

The CAS Digital Masterclass focuses on the unlimited development of technologies and trains participants to think exponentially in order to solve business challenges using new technologies and takes them on a experience tour to a tech hotspot.

Orientation Event



Key Facts

  • Part-time course

    Part-time course of studies

  • Degree

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

  • Recognition

    15 ECTS credit points

  • Start

    12 May 2023

  • Duration

    18 days, including 1 study tour of 4 days

  • Number of participants

    Maximum 20 participants

  • Location

    Zurich; Sihlhof (directly at the main station). 4 days study tour.

  • Language

    Lessons are held in English

  • Requirements

    University degree, higher degree plus two years of professional competence. Other equivalent qualifications with corresponding practical experience can be recognised based on application. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.

  • Course fee

    CHF 11’800 (excl. flight and accommodation costs for study trip)

Factsheet CAS Digital Masterclass


In a radically digitalised business world, organisations need leaders who combine their creative skills with the efficient implementation of 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 necessarily aiming for a master’s degree but still want a high level of digital knowledge.


This certificate course is self-contained and comprises 15 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The CAS Digital Masterclass can be credited as a module of the MAS Digital Business.

Structure & Content

The 18-day certificate course provides a solid basis for customer-relevant initiatives relating to the smart digitalisation of companies. In the context of a dense knowledge transfer, 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.

Key Contents

  • Exponential Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of All
  • Cyberwar
  • Empathy for the customer
  • Design Thinking
  • Culture eats Strategy
  • Finding a new business model
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Digital Law
  • Digital Ethics
  • Leadership in a VUCA world

Study Tour

Every CAS Digital Masterclass group visits a different European tech hotspot. 2017 London and Berlin, 2018 Tallinn, 2019 Tel Aviv, 2020 and 2021 Stockholm and 2022 in Tel Aviv. In 2023 the study trip will go to Amsterdam.


Portrait Manuel Nappo - HWZ

Director of Studies

Manuel P. Nappo

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Course Administration

Jasmin Beutler
+41 43 322 18 47