The HES-SO Master MLS is offered in cooperation with BFH, FHNW and ZHAW, through which common courses are offered in business, management and data handling, equipping students to meet the challenges demanded by tomorrow’s job market.
The cooperation MSLS offers two types of central modules (30 ECTS): the “Core Competence Modules” with business, entrepreneurship and data handling skills, which are relevant to all Master students, and the “Cluster-speciﬁc Modules” which are relevant to the specializations. Students have flexibility in choosing courses for the central modules. Out of seven “Core Competence” modules, at least ﬁve have to be completed. For the “Cluster-Speciﬁc Modules” at least three have to be completed, summing to a total of 30 ECTS.
Core Competence Modules encompass the most important competences for Life Science specialists in two ﬁelds, thus meeting the challenges originating from the job market (Big Data, Industry 4.0) and addressing the need to understand the concepts of entrepreneurship, innovation and business:
Management, Business and Society
Handling and Understanding Data
The Core Competence Modules take place on 3½ Fridays and are spread over half of the semester. These modules are taught partly in large groups (80-100 students), making up two-thirds of the contact lessons (central teaching, corresponding to 2 ECTS), and partially within local, small groups within the specializations (decentralized teaching, corresponding to 1 ECTS). For students from HES-SO, the central teaching takes place in Fribourg. The decentralized teaching takes place intermittently during the week; for the detailed timetable see Schedule HES-SO MLS.