CAS Digital Masterclass

We are in the midst of a digital revolution: rapid technological development is driving digitalization in an exponential fashion. Only those who go with the wave of digitization will experience the future as a place which holds many 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

    10 May 2021

  • Duration

    17 days, including 1 study tour of 5 days

  • Number of participants

    Maximum 20 participants

  • Location

    Zurich; Sihlhof (directly at the main station). 5 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 «sur dossier». Exceptions possible on an individual basis.

  • Course fee

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


In a radically digitized business world, organizations need leaders who combine their creative skills with the efficient implementation of concept. 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 digital knowledge at a high altitude.


This certificate course is self-contained and comprises 15 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). On request, the CAS Digital Masterclass can be credited to other HWZ formats like the MAS Digital Business.

Structure & Content

The 18-day certificate course provides a solid basis for customer-relevant initiatives relating to the smart digitalization 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 and Estland. 2019 Tel Aviv, 2020 and 2021 Stockholm. In 2022 the study trip will go back to Tel Aviv, one of the most important startup cities in the world.


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Director of Studies

Manuel P. Nappo


Jasmin Beutler
+41 43 322 18 47