Our CAS programs are designed for you to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in a chosen subject area and enhance your sustainability expertise.

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) is a postgraduate academic qualification.

Our CAS programs offers in-depth knowledge in various sustainability specializations, enabling students to acquire additional academic qualifications and earn American credits (cts.).

You can attend our CAS courses through part-time or full-time study either on-campus or 100% online to ensure flexibility while working.

If you choose more than one CAS program, you can’t transfer any credits of one CAS program to another CAS program. Additionally, it is not possible to integrate courses from other SUMAS Academic Programs into your chosen CAS program.

Students wishing to attend only one or two courses will receive a certificate for each successfully completed course.

Please contact us on the contact form above for further information on what courses are offered online and on campus for the upcoming intake.

Our university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed a Bachelors degree. Once you have applied, our admissions team will be in contact with you for any further requirements.

  • Application fee of 150CHF
  • Photocopy of a valid passport or ID
  • Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor’s studies, with certified translation (if not originally in English)
  • CV/Resume indicating both complete education and any work experience in reverse chronological order
  • Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School
  • If you are not a native English speaker or you have not spent the last 3 years in an English-taught school or in an English taught environment:

    – TOEFL(minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or – IELTS(Minimum score of 6)or other standardized English placement exams. To submit the TOEFL test score to SUMAS automatically please enter our TOEFL institutional code number- 4629- when you take the test.
  • Two passport photographs

Tuition fees for our CAS programs depend on your learning method choice: on-campus or on-line. Tuition fees are as follows:

On-Campus Learning (Gland or Milan)
Program FeesCHF 6,400
Online Learning
Program FeesCHF 5,400
Please, note that the non-refundable application fee (CHF 150) is not included in these fees. Upon acceptance, candidates must submit a confirmation deposit (deducted from the tuition fees) in order to secure their seat for their program and campus of choice as per our student agreement.

What topics are covered?

You can choose any of the following CAS options:
CAS in Sustainability Management CAS in Sustainable Tourism Management CAS in Finance and Responsible Investment CAS in Sustainable Fashion Management(Choose 3 out of the following 4 course) CAS in Sustainable Hospitality Management
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Sustainable Innovation: Energy, Water & Materials (3 cts.) Business Tourism Management (3 cts.) International Finance (3 cts.) Sustainable Fashion Management (3 cts.) Sustainable Hospitality Management (3 cts.)
Operations Management and Supply Chain: Green Production (3 cts.) Managing Facilities, Energy and Water (3 cts.) Institutions and Financial Markets (3 cts.) Developing Sustainable Business Models in the Luxury Sector (3 cts.) Sustainable Food and Beverage (3 cts.)
International Business and Biodiversity (3 cts.) Emerging Economies and Sustainable Tourism Development (3 cts.) Corporate Finance and Corporate Investment (3 cts.) Designing Sustainable Fashion (3 cts.) Developing Sustainable Business Models in the Luxury Sector (3 cts.)
Sustainable Consumption and Green Marketing (3 cts.) Parks and Recreation Management (3 cts.) Sustainable Portfolio Management (3 cts.) Sustainable Innovation: Energy, Water & Materials (3 cts.) Managing Facilities: Energy & Water (3 cts.)


“The program has inspired me to inspect the industry from different perspectives, allowing me to think outside of the box while encountering issues in the realm of sustainable tourism.”

Chang Chin HsiehMaster in Sustainable Tourism Management 2017

“My experience in SUMAS has allowed for me to explore sustainable development from a holistic perspective. Thanks to the program I have improved my skills in the fields of sustainability.”

Simone VellucciMaster in Sustainability Management 2017

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