Enrol now: practical information


To be admitted to the CAS, candidates need:

  • a master’s or a bachelor’s degree (applications based on professional qualifications are also considered)
  • a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in communication, advertising, or marketing
  • leadership capability or potential.

Application deadline

The application deadline is April 15 of each year. As the program operates on a rolling admission policy, candidates are advised to start the application process as early as possible to secure their place.


Application package

Candidates need to submit the Application form duly filled and signed, along with the most recent CV and the copy of diplomas and transcripts previously obtained. The complete application package must be returned no later than April 15 to:

Università della Svizzera italiana
Ilaria Juon, Head of Operations
CAS Communications Management in a Complex Environment
via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6900 Lugano

An electronic copy can be sent to ilaria.juon@usi.ch


Cancellation policy

Should a participant withdraw before April 15, payment of 25% of the tuition fee is required. After this time, full payment of the tuition fee is required. In the event of an insufficient number of applicants, USI reserves the right to cancel the program by April 15. In that case, the contract between the candidate and USI is voided.