SVF Management Course

   We want to train authentic, visionary, benevolent and efficient managers

2 Semesters


Every January and August

Start date

Max. 16

Number of participants

German, French, Italian


Zurich, Olten, Lausanne, Geneva, Bellinzona

Course location


Why training with the Swiss Connect Academy?

Joyful learning! The times of boring schoolwork and endless face-to-face teaching are over for good.

Swiss Connect Academy offers courses, learning materials and educational methods that are tailored to the needs of the world of work and its required competencies of today and tomorrow. It stands for up-to-date advanced training that uses the advantages of digitization without neglecting 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 establish a connection between basic concepts of corporate management and the basic principles of economics in order to formulate economic, social and ecological goals for the company.

You will also learn how to provide your team with meaningful figures and financial data in order to derive options for action.

Personal Management (10 weeks)

You will learn to use modern HR management and leadership tools to ensure personnel development while taking legal requirements into account.

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 further training for management and leadership, you will receive a confirmation of participation from the Swiss Connect Academy. Optionally, you can register with the SVF (Swiss Association for Leadership Training) for the module exams. For each passed module 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, which leads to the federal certificate of leadership specialist.

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2 semesters (½ day kick-off, 6 days face-to-face tuition (2 per module) + optional 2 days face-to-face tuition to prepare for exams).

100 percent work activity is possible during management training.

Study locations

Zurich, Olten, Lausanne, Geneva, Bellinzona


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, the exact dates can be found here.


The examination fees are invoiced directly by the SVF.

If necessary, EDUCA SWISS (Swiss Foundation for Education Promotion and Financing) will support you in planning and financing your educational project.

Financial benefits

The federal government pays up to 50 percent of the chargeable course fees for the SVF management course if you take the professional examination, up to a maximum of 9,500 CHF.

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

The financing briefly explained:

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

Settlement Office
Federal funding for preparatory courses for federal exams
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?

Do you already hold a position as a manager or are you soon aiming for a career in management? Either way, your tasks on the executive floor cannot be compared to those of a team member. In a management position, completely different to-do’s come up to you. This includes tasks in personnel management and strategic planning. You will also analyze and interpret business contexts and derive the need for action for your management area. These professional skills are not inherited from everyone. Therefore, further training on the subject of management and leadership is recommended. This prepares you optimally for your new tasks in the management team of your company.

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

You can learn to be a boss. And that is exactly what the course in which you acquire the SVF Management Certificate is geared towards. The abbreviation SVF stands for the Swiss Association for Management Training, which has been committed to modern management training for over 20 years. For this purpose, the SVF has developed a special certificate and a special certificate course in the field of management. The content is conveyed in modules on various topics. The Swiss Association for Management Training conducts around 9,000 exams every year. The SVF certificate in the field of management is recognized management training and is welcomed by many companies. With an SVF certificate in the field of management, you will immensely strengthen your chances of a successful career in the management level of a company.

What topics does the SVF Management Certificate cover?

If you successfully complete the SVF certificate in the field of management, you can prove that you have dealt intensively with essential topics for a management role. You have proven business management knowledge, know-how in the area of personnel management and relevant knowledge in project management. Furthermore, the SVF certificate in the field of management attests to relevant experience in the management of processes and in the accounting of a company. With this expertise, you are perfectly equipped for the multifaceted everyday life of a manager.

Can the SVF Management Certificate be obtained online?

The SVF management certificate can be acquired online without any problems. Online management training has a number of advantages for learners. For example, learning content can be accessed anytime and anywhere and easily integrated into your daily work. Just learn when it suits you best and use, for example, idle times in your daily work for your further education in management. Another advantage: the online training is very varied. Because it relies on a wide variety of forms of learning. It includes, for example, video training, webinars, one-to-one coaching, learning together with other participants in a virtual classroom, and even playful quizzes. This is how training is fun.

Can I obtain the SVF certificate in management while working?

The course for acquiring the SVF certificate in the field of management is designed so that it can be completed part-time. It leads to a federal certificate in one to three semesters. Professionals with a recognized apprenticeship qualification or with several years of professional and management experience are admitted.

Does SVF have advanced training in management and leadership?

In addition to management training, the Swiss Association for Leadership Training also offers leadership training. This comprises seven core topics, which are also taught in separate modules. Each passed module is also individually certified here. The topics include the following areas: oral communication, written communication, conflict management, presentation, self-awareness, self-management and leading a team or group. However, the training does not include further training in case management.

Are there any other continuing education opportunities at SVF?

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

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