Executive CAS

Innovation Management & Intrapreneurship

Digital Technologies are leading to an economical and societal change. Previous business models and processes need to be adapted for competitive advantages in today’s environment. The Executive CAS Innovation Management & Intrapreneurship provides you with all necessary tools to develop and implement sustainable innovations, successful business models and strategies for outstanding performance.

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Your Executive CAS programme

All courses have an integrated view and are organised around central subject areas, the development of which has been identified by employers and economic experts as the basis for a successful management.

 

Rapid Market Experimentation

This course is offered in German and conducted by INNOArchitects in Bern.

Course Content

Was lernst du?

  • Was das "Build to Think" Mindset bedeutet
  • Wie man früh, schnell und iterativ lernt
  • Warum dein Vorhaben von deinen kritischen Annahmen abhängt
  • Wie du mit kreativen Experimenten systematisch Unsicherheit in deinem Vorhaben verringerst

Please get in touch with the iimt for the exact date of this course.

In Cooperation with

innoarchitects 

Project Management

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 4 day course.

Course Content

Project Management 1

  • The practical and interactive sessions allow the class to form groups and simulate a project execution from beginning to end
  • The course structure follows the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®), with a heavy focus on Agile and Global Project Management principles
  • The principles of portfolios, programs and projects are discussed with a real-life perspective
  • The module provides an understanding of how to initiate and plan a project successfully


Project Management 2

  • The principles of effective monitoring and control of the project execution are presented with real-life examples
  • The management, leadership and communication skills and techniques are presented and debated with an international focus
  • The importance of project closure is discussed using real-life experiences from the participants
  • The debates and brainstorming in class allow a rich and dynamic exchange of experience, providing an understanding of the challenges and success factors of global projects

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Strategic Leadership

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Strategic Leadership
Leading strategically
Personal leadership styles
Strategy stories and goal setting
360° feedback
Negotiating successfully

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes

Managing yourself & others

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Managing yourself & others
Assessing ones personality
Motivating employees
Managing teams effectively
Culture and diversity

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes

Monte Carlo Simulation

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Monte Carlo Simulation
Using Monte Carlo Simulations for improving:

  • Cost-based decision-making
  • Cost control
  • Capital budgeting decision-making

Service Marketing

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Service Marketing
Service dominant logic of marketing and service design
Service blueprint and service ecosystems
Service processes and service operations management
Rapid prototyping of digital services
Product-service transformation in industry
Smart services and service business models in Industry 4.0

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

Product Management

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Product Management
Traditional and innovative product management processes
Lifecycle management process
Finding and developing new product and service ideas
Defi ning customer profi le and value proposition
User-Led-Innovation, integration of user and co-creation
Iterative process to get a valid concept including prototyping
Smart-up Lean Canvas

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

Strategic Management 1

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 4 days course.

Course Content

Strategic Management 1
Introduction to the concept of strategy
The tools of strategic analysis, market and resource based
The nature and sources of competitive advantages

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Managing Innovation

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 days course.

Course Content

Managing Innovation
Industry dynamics of technological innovations
Formulating a technological innovation strategy
Implementing business model innovation strategy

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Marketing Essentials

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 days course.

Course Content

Marketing Essentials
Introduction to marketing and markets
Marketing research: Desk and Field Research
Marketing objectives
Marketing strategies
Customer oriented strategies
Competition oeriented strategies

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

Design Thinking

This course is offered in German and conducted by INNOArchitects in Bern.

Course Content

Einführung in die Design Thinking Basics
Wie menschenzentriertes Denken als revolutionäre Innovationskraft eingesetzt werden kann
Innovationschallenge definieren
Wie disruptive Ideen entstehen
Wie Iteration verinnerlicht wird
Needfinding, Insights und Opportunities für die Ideengenerierung einsetzen

Please get in touch with the iimt for the exact date of this course.

 

In Cooperation with

innoarchitects 

Lean StartUp

This course is offered in German and conducted by INNOArchitects in Bern.

Course Content

Warum Probleme wichtiger sind als Lösungen um Projekterfolge zu feiern
Warum und wie Early Adopter fokussiertes Denken und Entwickeln Kosten und Nerven spart
Wie man aufgrund von echten Kundensignalen anstatt hypothetischen Businesscases entscheidet
Lean Canvas / Storyboarding / Experiment Board / Problem-Solution Blueprint
Offering und Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
Key Metrics und Traction (Customer Factory)
Tooling von Problem Solution Fit bis Skalierung
High Level Management Pitch

 

Please get in touch with the iimt for the exact date of this course.

In Cooperation with

innoarchitects 

Service Design und Rapid Prototyping

This course is offered in German and conducted by INNOArchitects in Bern.

Course Content

Service Design und Customer Journey (Touchpoints, Consumption Chain) kennen und anwenden lernen
Early Adopters identifizieren und Kundenbedürfnisse ableiten
Ideengenerierung und Kreativitätstechniken anwenden
Rapid Prototyping und Integration in die End to End Customer Journey
Durchführung strukturierte Kundeninterviews mit echten Nutzern

 

Please get in touch with the iimt for the exact date of this course.

In Cooperation with

innoarchitects 


Basics of Accounting

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Basics of Accounting
Introduction to management accounting and CVP-analysis
Measuring relevant costs and revenues for decision making/pricing decision
Cost assignment and ABC analysis

Module Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Michael Burkert

Digital (R)evolution

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Digital (R)evolution
Definition Reasons and impacts
Digital Megatrends from digitalisation 1.0 to 2.0 / Connection: from social media up to IoT and services
Intelligence: Big Data and artificial intelligence
New Technologies: Blockchain, 3D, Printing, Virtual reality etc.

Subject Area Coordinator

ST web

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

 

Facilitator Basis

This course is offered in German and conducted by INNOArchitects in Bern.

Course Content

Warum erfolgreiche Facilitation k(eine) Kunst ist
Wie interdisziplinäre Teams unterstützt werden
Wie End-2-End Denken hilft, Entscheide und hohe Innovations-Umsetzungsgeschwindigkeit zu ermöglichen
Timing von Workshop-Drehbüchern
Projektkonzeption professionalisieren
Methodenset mit Tipps und Tricks
Checklisten zur Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Nachbereitung von Workshops

 

Please get in touch with the iimt for the exact date of this course.

In Cooperation with

innoarchitects 

Customer Insights

This course is offered in German and conducted by INNOArchitects in Bern.

Course Content

Warum Empathie der Schlüssel für menschenzentrierte Innovation ist
Wie sich „Raus aus dem Meetingraum und mit echten Nutzern testen“ anfühlt
Learn early and often: selber ausprobieren, reflektieren, lernen
Die einfachsten Methoden zum Einstieg in erfolgreiches Needfinding / Lean Testing
Die praxistauglichsten und effizientesten Synthese-Tools
Die stärksten Prototyp-Testing Methoden

 

Please get in touch with the iimt for the exact date of this course.

In Cooperation with

innoarchitects 

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*These modules are elective modules. You are free to select one of these modules in order to complete your CAS programme.

This Executive CAS programme is conducted in cooperation with

innoarchitects

Assemble your Executive CAS Programme to your personal needs and requests. Should you wish to change some modules, or should you have any other questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

  • Flexibility & Advantages

    Flexibility
    Participants can choose the length, the starting date, and the type of their studies. The flexible design of the courses allow participants to have a full-time (7 modules in 1 year) or part time (7 modules in 1 up to 3 years) study programme.

    University Degree
    The iimt’s Executive CAS programme of the University of Fribourg is recognised all over the world.

    International Environment & Networking
    Leading experts offer the possibility to enhance the participants networks on 3 levels: students, lecturers, and the institute with the iimt alumni network.

    A unique learning experience
    Interactive teaching methods combine theoretical know-how and practical approaches.

  • Practical Information & Admission

    Course location
    iimt University of Fribourg / Bern

    Language of instruction
    English / German

    Examinations
    7 written/oral examinations and 1 final project

    Admission Requirements
    2 years professional experience, management position, licence (Bachelor/Master) recognised from a University or University of Applied Sciences or other diploma recognised as equivalent (candidates may be admitted “sur dossier”).

  • Teaching Team

    Leading Professors and lecturers with a strong academic and teaching record are acting as lecturers and offer participants the most advanced training available.

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