Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Project Development and Data Management

from Università della Svizzera italiana
Registration deadline: 24 Jan 2020 Training date: 02 Feb 2020 to 08 Feb 2020 More Information


Develop entrepreneurial skills for implementing sustainable social innovation with human centred design. Learn advanced tools for conceptualising complex systems to then improve managerial decision making.


• Project Development

• Statistics

• Managerial Accounting

• System Dynamics

Core Competencies

• Logistics Data Management

• Business Intelligence and Reporting

• Assets Management

• Risk Management

• Forecasting

• Collaborative Planning

• Customer Service Desk

• Inventory Management

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this CAS you will be able to:

• Understand the principles of social innovations adopting a Human Center Design (HCD) approach as a driving force through the different design process stages, such as discover, ideate and prototype

• Generate robust ideas for social innovations by following structured processes

• Apply the principles of statistics to common humanitari- an contexts

• Understand concepts in probability and statistics models and their applications

• Use excel to address applied statistical problems

• Understand the mechanics of financial accounting and the various links between operating variables and finan- cial performance

• Evaluate and act upon relevant information from the financial and non-financial reports used in managing modern firms

• Employ the basic language and tools to assess and communicate the impact of logistics on a firm’s financial performance

• Assess the impact of a decision in terms of the difference between the various types of costs involved

• Understand the basic theory and practice of system dynamics

• Conceptualize the dynamics of any system, focusing on the dynamics of supply chains and other structures such as epidemics and work-accomplishment

• Gain exposure of the ways in which system performance can be improved


USI Università della Svizzera italiana is one of 12 universities under the Swiss university system, coordinated by the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (swissuniversitites). swissuniversities represents all 12 Swiss universities and maintains relationships with other accredited universities outside Switzerland. As a recognized university that is part of the public system, the degree-granting body of the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management is USI Università della Svizzera italiana.

Fee information:
The total tuition cost of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Project Development and Data Management is CHF 5'000. Travel expenses, visa fees, and accommodation are not included in the tuition.
How to register:

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Students requiring a visa for Switzerland are strongly urged to apply as early as possible. The visa process can take up to 3 months.

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