CAS Biomedical Entrepreneurship

sitem-insel School, Unversität Bern

Translational medicine is a new, process-oriented discipline that aims to translate new findings and products emerging from private-sector development and basic research into clinical applications. It seeks to professionalize the essential interaction between basic science researchers, clinicians, regulatory bodies and investors.

This study program is designed to train professionals in scientific and medical knowledge, and simultaneously in entrepreneurship skills to enable them to successfully coordinate the development and commercialization of biomedical products. The program is open for all academic disciplines. For academics without a background in natural science, engineering or medicine, a special module «Prerequisites» has been developed.

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Degree Certificate of Advanced Studies in Biomedical Entrepreneurship, University of Bern (CAS BE Unibe)
Start 09/2023
Length September 2023 – July 2024
Scope 15 ECTS
Cycle Annual
Flexible entry possible No
Single module visitable Yes
Place Bern
Individual modules or parts of them can be studied on-site or on-line.
Language English
Admission Participants should have a MS or higher degree in life science, medicine, engineering science or equivalent.
Registration until 2023/08/15
Cost CHF 12'600
Organising institutions sitem-insel School, Unversität Bern
Partner sitem-insel AG

Structure of the CAS BE Program

The CAS BE is a part-time program (15 ECTS), consisting of the development of a real-life, practical translational project, and the acquisition of entrepreneurial knowledge in the field of translational medicine. It consists of modules in the form of e-learning activities, face-to-face sessions, and a performance review. Participants complete module 6 and learn to master business models and related aspects, and are able to identify critical success factors for their project, including, but not limited to financial principles, the health system and leadership (13 ECTS). The implementation of the course content into practice is achieved with a certificate thesis worth 2 ECTS credits. After successful participation, the University of Bern awards the Certificate of Advanced Studies. 

The TMBE program is highly modular, thus allowing individual learning approaches and fast tracks (see MAS TMBE,  DAS TMBEDAS TMCAS TM). It is also possible to book single modules in case free places are available.

CAS Biomedical Entrepreneurship: Module 6 (13 ECTS) and a certificate thesis (2 ECTS).

The application deadlines are 31 May and 15 August. Extensions of deadlines may be granted by the Directorate.

Tuition fees

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS): CHF 31'500.–
Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS): CHF 23'100.–
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS): CHF 12'600.–

The invoice for your first payment will be sent following written confirmation of admission. There is no entitlement to a refund or waiver of the course fees if parts of the course are not attended. Costs for travel, accommodation and catering are not included. Insurance is in the sole responsibility of participants (accident, travel, cancellation, etc.).

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