MLS - Central Modules

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 7 Fridays and are spread over half of the semester. These modules are taught partly online, making up two-thirds of the workload (2 ECTS), and partially within local, small groups within the specializations (local teaching, corresponding to 1 ECTS). This local teaching takes place intermittently during the week; for the detailed timetable see Schedule HES-SO MLS.

The module descriptions are available on mslscommunitycentre.ch


Management, Business and SocietyB1Business Administration for Life Sciences   3Autumn
B2Management and Leadership for Life Sciences3Autumn
B3Innovation and Project Management3Autumn
B4Politics and Society3Autumn
Handling and Understanding DataD1Handling and Visualising Data3Spring
D2Design and Analysis of Experiments3Spring
D3Modelling and Exploration of Multivariate Data3Spring
D4Data and Ethics3Spring