SVF Management Course

We aim to train genuine, visionary, well-meaning and efficient managers

2 Semesters


Every January and August

Start date

Max. 16

number of participants

German, French or Italian

Course language

Zürich, Olten, Bern, Yverdon or Bellinzona

Course location

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Why further training with the Swiss Connect Academy?

Joyful learning! The days of boring classroom work and endless face-to-face teaching are finally over.

Swiss Connect Academy offers courses, learning materials and pedagogical methods tailored to the needs of the working world and its required competencies of today and tomorrow. It stands for contemporary continuing education that takes advantage of digitalization without disregarding human aspects such as class and trainer.

Structure and Content

Our management course consists of three modules and gives you the tools to become a responsible, far-sighted, inspiring and efficient leader.

General Management (12 weeks)

You will learn to make a connection between basic concepts of business management and the basic principles of economics in order to formulate economic, social and environmental goals for the company.

You will also learn how to provide your team with meaningful numbers and financial data to derive courses of action.

Personnel Management (10 weeks)

You will learn how to use modern HR management and leadership tools to ensure staff development, taking into account legal requirements.

Change Management (10 weeks)

You will learn to define and implement change measures or projects at team/group level.

You will learn to plan, lead and evaluate a change project at your management level.



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At the end of the continuing education for management and leadership, you will receive a certificate of attendance from the Swiss Connect Academy. Optionally, you can register for the module exams with the SVF (Swiss Association for Leadership Training). For each module passed, you will receive a certificate from the SVF and upon successful completion of all modules, you will receive the “Certificate SVF-ASFC Management”.

If you also have the “Certificate SVF-ASVC Leadership”, you can register for the professional examination leading to the Federal Certificate of Competence in Leadership.

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2 semesters (½ day kick-off, 3 days of classroom instruction + optional 2 days of classroom instruction for exam preparation).

100% work activity is possible during the management training.

Locations of study.

Zurich, Olten, Bern, Yverdon or Bellinzona

Course language.

German, French or Italian

A language level of at least B1 is recommended

Number of participants

Max. 16 participants per class

Start date

Every March and September, you can find the exact dates here.


4’650 CHF (incl. VAT, incl. course materials)

660 CHF for exam preparation (incl. VAT, incl. course materials).

The examination fees will be invoiced directly by the SVF.

If required, EDUCA SWISS (Swiss Foundation for the Promotion and Financing of Education) will assist you in planning and financing your educational project.

Financial benefits.

The federal government will cover up to 50 percent of the eligible course fees for the SVF Management course if you take the professional examination, up to a maximum of CHF 9,500.

As of January 2018, graduates of courses preparing for a federal examination will be financially supported. You can submit a corresponding application to the federal government.

The funding briefly explained:

SERI asks graduates and course providers to contact the processing office directly if they have any questions about applying for federal funding and recording courses:

Settlement Office.
Federal subsidies for preparatory courses for federal examinations
On behalf of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Seilerstrasse 8 | 3011 Bern
Tel. 0840 400 501

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What are the goals and benefits of management training?

You already hold a position as a manager or are soon aiming for a career in management? Either way, your tasks in the executive suite are not comparable to those of a team member. In a management position, you will have completely different To Do’s. These include tasks in personnel management and strategic planning. You will also analyze and interpret business contexts and use them to derive action requirements for your management area. Not everyone is born with these professional skills. That’s why we recommend further training in management and leadership. This prepares you optimally for your new tasks in the management ranks of your company.

Why is the SVF certificate particularly recommended in the field of management?

It is learnable to be a boss. And that’s exactly what the course, in which you acquire the SVF Management Certificate, is geared towards. By the way, the abbreviation SVF stands for the Swiss Association for Management Training, which has been committed to contemporary management training for over 20 years. For this purpose, SVF has developed a special certificate and a special certificate course in management. The content is taught in modules on various key topics. The Swiss Association for Leadership Training takes around 9,000 exams per year. The SVF Certificate in Management is a recognized management education and is welcomed by many companies. With an SVF certificate in management, you immensely strengthen your chances of a successful career on the management floor of a company.

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svf zertifikat management
What topics does the SVF Management Certificate cover?

When you successfully complete the SVF Certificate in Management, you prove that you have intensively dealt with essential topics for a management task. You have demonstrable business knowledge, know-how in the field of human resources management and relevant knowledge in project management. Furthermore, the SVF Certificate in Management certifies relevant experience in the management of processes and in the accounting of a company. With this expertise, you are perfectly equipped for the multi-faceted everyday life of a manager.

Can the SVF Management Certificate be obtained online?

The SVF management certificate can be obtained online without any problems. Online training in the field of management comes with several advantages for learners. For example, learning content can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and easily integrated into your daily work routine. Simply learn when it suits you best and, for example, use idle time in your everyday working life for your further training in the field of management. Another advantage is that the online training is very varied. It uses a wide variety of learning methods. For example, it includes video training, webinars, one-on-one coaching, learning together with other participants in a virtual classroom, and even playful quizzes. This makes continuing education fun.

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svf zertifikat management
Can I obtain the SVF certificate in management while working?

The course to obtain the SVF certificate in management is designed to be completed on a part-time basis. It leads to the federal certificate in one to three semesters. Admitted are professionals with a recognized teaching qualification or with several years of professional and management experience.

Does SVF have advanced training in management and leadership?

In addition to management training, the Swiss Association for Leadership Development also offers leadership training. This comprises seven core topics, which are also taught in separate modules. Each module you pass is also certified individually here. The topics cover the following areas: Oral Communication, Written Communication, Conflict Management, Presentation, Self-Knowledge, Self-Management, and Leading a Team or Group. However, the training does not include further training in case management.

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svf zertifikat management
Are there any other continuing education opportunities at SVF?

Yes, there is. If you would like to obtain both certificates in the area of management and leadership and then work as a manager for a year, you can take the next step and tackle the examination to become a management specialist with a federal certificate. This requires successful completion of the SVF Leadership and Management modules.

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