• Starting Date: October/November 2019
  • Credit Points: equal to 15 ECTS (6 months)
  • Tuition Fees: 3,900€
  • Venue: Blended Learning Course

Course Completion:

  • 2 (two) mandatory face-to-face seminars on campus
  • 4 (four) mandatory virtual lectures, group discussions and presentations
  • Pre- and post-assignment with comprehensive online learning solution for each module

Learning Objectives

The Diploma of Advanced Studies in Management & Leadership provides a comprehensive understanding and detailed knowledge of the core leadership and management mindsets and practices. In this program, the systematic journey through the fundamentals of leadership and management will be combined with the discussion of important topics like digitalization, virtual work, diversity, etc.

The acquired knowledge and the developed competencies will help participants to define an effective and future-ready leadership approach for themselves and their organizations.

The Diploma of Advanced Studies in Management & Leadership will provide knowledge on the level of a Master´s degree. The program can be used as a preparation for a Master´s degree or supplementary study program.

Advantages of the program:

  • You will only have 2 (two) mandatory on-campus face-to-face seminars during the entire program
  • You can determine the learning pace yourself by using our innovative learning solution – the “Insider” – for all modules
  • It will prepare yourself for a leadership or management position by increasing your leadership and management competencies
  • It can raise your personal and professional profile to a new level

Course Structure

Leading and Managing Yourself

  • Approaches, techniques, and practices of individual efficiency, effectiveness, and change;
  • The relevance of values and integrity;
  • Setting of priorities and posteriorities;

Analytical Mindsets and Practices

  • Effective use of organizational information
  • Relevance, strategies, and methods of market-oriented leadership;
  • Analyzing and optimizing internal resources;
  • Managing value chains and value webs;
  • Analyzing and influencing organizational levers;
    use of organizational levers to transform individual mindsets, teams, and organizations

Objective-oriented Mindsets and Practices

  • Function and use of purpose and meaning;
  • Lead by objectives and self-control;
  • Concepts of involvement and commitment;
  • Development and implementation of mission, vision, and strategy;
  • Individual practice of objective-oriented leadership

Innovative-oriented Mindsets and Practices

  • Systematic innovation;
  • Entrepreneurial strategies and practices;
  • Innovation, learning, and change;
  • Culture of innovation

Network- and Worldly-oriented Mindsets and Practices

  • Rules of networks;
  • Managing complexity and time in networks;
  • Creation of common basic values and standards;
  • Future of network and communication technologies;
  • Leadership in central and decentral organizations;
  • Leadership in national, international and global structures;
  • Diversity and effectiveness;
  • Leaning in a cross-cultural environment;
  • Emotional intelligence;
  • Core techniques of leadership in diverse cultures

Action-oriented Mindset and Practices

  • Decision-making process;
  • Multimedia simulation of decision-making processes;
  • Techniques of effective implementation of decisions to change or transform

Application Information


The admission to the Diploma of Advanced Studies program requires a Bachelor's degree OR a minimum of 3 (three) years of professional experience.

The application documents are as follows:

  • Latest updated CV (signed)
  • High school Certificate
  • University Certificate and Transcript
Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated July 11, 2019
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Oct 2019
6 months
3,900 EUR
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