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Online Certificates

Berghs Online Certificate offers you the best of Berghs’ action-based learning, packed into a new and flexible format. You study online and in English, with international teachers who are from the communication industry.

The program consists of two semesters of highly collaborative part-time studies in communication (5 to max 15 hours/week). You can choose between two different tracks of study and apply for a Creative or a Strategic Certificate. Almost half of the content is common to both tracks – as it is relevant for both strategic and creative roles – while the remaining half is specific to your certificate of choice.

You can study from anywhere in the world and can combine this program with a full-time job. This year’s class connects weekly from Sweden, Norway, Ireland, and Greenland. Teachers are based mainly in Stockholm, Oslo, and New York City.

Creative Certificate

 

Berghs Creative Certificate trains you to work with idea and concept development on a professional level and prepares you for work as a leader of creative processes at an agency or a company. Throughout the program, you work with real cases, you develop your unique style as a designer, and you gain brand new competences to move on in your career. This track is for  young professionals with a good knowledge of design software and relevant working experience.

Strategic Certificate

Berghs Strategic Certificate prepares you to work as a Communication Strategist or Planner at an agency or a company. You learn how to work with communication strategy and distill insights that lead to relevant communication for consumers and brands. This line suits marketing or advertising professionals who aim to become leaders of communication processes in direct contact with client businesses.

Important Dates

Last Application Date: 31 August
Start: 8 October 2018
End: 18 May 2019
Fee: 87 500 kronor
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VAT rules when the buyer is based outside of Sweden

Outside the EU.
If the buyer is living in a country outside of the EU, no Swedish VAT will be charged. It is the buyer’s own responsibility to find out what VAT laws apply in their own country.

Within the EU.
If the buyer is living in a country within the EU, 25% Swedish VAT applies only if you receive the invoice as an non taxable person (e.g private person).

If a taxable person (e.g company) purchases the course/program, no Swedish VAT will be charged provided that Berghs receives the company’s VAT number for administrative purposes (if the number is not provided, Swedish VAT will be added to the invoice).
It is the company’s responsibility to pay VAT in their own country in relation to their own laws (”Reverse Charge”).

 

What do I get out of this program?
You work on cases led by industry professionals, you are pushed to develop your projects and constantly refine your work. The 3 key takeaways are: in-depth understanding for the process of creating great communication work; practical exercise on both fictive and real cases with lots of feedback and collaboration; a brand new professional network.
If you are working while studying – which is something we encourage – you will also have the possibility to discuss your professional challenges in class and/or to apply what you learn to your own projects.

 

How are the instructors selected?
The instructors are all international industry executives with proven experience in their field. They are not just selected by their title though. Berghs is on the look for top experts who are also good trainers. The instructors’ list is updated semester after semester, and all the instructors are briefed and guided by the Program Director who ensures that the program flows smoothly from course to course.

 

At what time do you usually connect?

As a general rule we book live sessions only after working hours (on Stockholm time). This means that the majority of the online meetings is planned between 6 and 9 PM on Central European Time and they usually last no longer than 2 hours.

How many hours of work am I expected to put into this?

Between 5 and 15 hours a week.
On a normal course week, you connect for one live session, you read or watch course material for 1 hour or 2, and you work on your group assignment for 2 to 3 hours.
Each course gets obviously more intense when you approach your final deadlines. We estimate that 15 hours of work per week is the absolute maximum time commitment towards the end of a course.

How flexible is this program?

We schedule sessions well in advance, so you can always plan your calendar at least 4 weeks ahead.
Also, we work in small groups at Berghs and we can set our own rules for communication and interaction within the course. After just a couple of weeks of the course, students usually agree on an ideal day and time for live sessions. During the current program we decided not to meet on Mondays, as an example, and to meet as much as possible after 8 PM, so those who had young children at home could join in after their bedtime.

Do I get feedback on my work?

Feedback is our most important tool for development. You will receive lots of individual and group feedback throughout the entire program, and not just from the teacher but from peers too. You will also practice giving constructive feedback to others.

Do I collaborate with the parallel course?

Almost half of the program is common to all directions of study, and over 70% of your assignments are group assignments. The remaining half of the program is specific to your track of study, but even during those courses we often arrange collaborative projects across disciplines and sometimes even share sessions which we find relevant for all groups.

Do we engage in competitions?

During your time at Berghs, you are offered the possibility to participate in a selection of international student competitions. This is an optional activity which Berghs supports by sponsoring your entry and by offering you support and guidance with your project.

When are the invoices due?

You can choose between two alternative payment plans.
The standard payment plan splits your tuition fee into two separate invoices.
The two invoices are issued before the start of each semester (in August and in December) and they are due within 30 days from the issue date (in September and January).
The alternative payment plan allows you to spread the tuition fee over four separate invoices, each one with 25% of the total amount. The invoices are issued at the beginning and at the end of each one of the two semesters and are due within 30 days. This second option comes with and additional administrative cost of 500 SEK/invoice: this adds up to 2.000 SEK of total additional administrative costs.

What does it take to complete the program?

To obtain your certificate you need to pass each course within the program. To pass each course you need to attend and successfully deliver on all course assignments.

What diploma do I get in the end?

Berghs issues a formal certificate stating that you have successfully completed two semesters of part-time studies at Berghs. The final Creative Certificate or Strategic Certificate reports all of your course names and the key competences that you have acquired in each course.

Application and Admission Requirements

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Entry Assignment

Chose an existing product or service, and present an idea to make it better. Think free, be innovative, make big or small changes to unleash your product's full potential.

Submission

Submit your entry assignment as one pdf document; include any background information or inspiration source in it. If you apply to the Creative track we expect you to present your idea visually; if you apply to the Strategic track you can present your idea in writing.

Feel free to add anything you want to make your idea shine. Name the document with your name, surname, and direction of studies (Creative Certificate or Strategic Certificate). File your entry assignment together with your CV and Cover Letter through this page. Applications are open.

Application and Admission Requirements

Include

Entry Assignment

Chose an existing product or service, and present an idea to make it better. Think free, be innovative, make big or small changes to unleash your product's full potential.

Submission

Submit your entry assignment as one pdf document; include any background information or inspiration source in it. If you apply to the Creative track we expect you to present your idea visually; if you apply to the Strategic track you can present your idea in writing.

Feel free to add anything you want to make your idea shine. Name the document with your name, surname, and direction of studies (Creative Certificate or Strategic Certificate). File your entry assignment together with your CV and Cover Letter through this page. Applications are open.

What is the program fee?

Fee incl. VAT

87 500 kronor

Fee excl. VAT

70 000 kronor

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Online Certificates

31 August

Last Application Date

12 September

Admission Decision

8 October

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