ECTS-Granting ProgramsECTS-Granting Programs
Broaden your knowledge and business potential—plus earn ECTS credits.

ECTS-Granting-Programs

In some of WHU´s Executive Education programs, you have the option to earn ECTS credits (between 6 and 15 ECTS). ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System, which was developed to make studies and courses more transparent. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits also display the workload for a course or study program: 1 ECTS credit converts into 25-30 hours of workload.

ECTS has been adopted by most of the countries in the European Higher Education Area as the national credit system and is increasingly used elsewhere.

Earning ECTS credits within our Executive Education programs will give you the following advantages:

  • Earned ECTS credits can be accredited to study programs at a later point in time, whether for WHU´s Part-Time, Full-Time, or Online MBA program or at another institution.
  • Earned ECTS credits will showcase the workload of the Executive Education program you participated in. This may help you when showing your (future) employer the time and effort you took to participate in our program. 1 ECTS credit converts into 25-30 hours of workload.

Certified in Finance & Accounting

Next course
-
Location
  • Düsseldorf
Suitable for
Leadership Experience
1Years10+
Work Experience
1Years10+

The Certified in Finance & Accounting Program provides specialization in the dual areas of finance and accounting. You will be introduced to the terminology of both topics and familiarized with the basics as well as some advanced concepts and theories. Courses are pitched at the MBA level, which means that relevance and applicability to your job are at their core. All courses consist of highly interactive lectures as well as group work. You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate (incl. 8 ECTS) after successfully completing the program.

Find out more

Certified in Marketing & Sales

Next course
-
Location
  • Düsseldorf
Suitable for
Leadership Experience
1Years10+
Work Experience
1Years10+

The WHU Certified in Marketing & Sales Program provides specialization in the topic of marketing, giving you a broad overview of its many different facets. You will be familiarized with the concepts of B2C and B2B marketing as well as the unique features of services marketing. Courses are pitched at the MBA level, which means that relevance and applicability to your job are at their core. All courses consist of highly interactive lectures as well as group work. You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate (incl. 8 ECTS) after successfully completing the program.

Find out more

Certified in Strategy & Organization

Next course
-
Location
  • Düsseldorf
Suitable for
Leadership Experience
1Years10+
Work Experience
1Years10+

The Certified in Strategy & Organization Program is the broadest of all WHU Certified in Programs. It introduces basic concepts and theories with regard to strategy and different functions in an organization. Courses are pitched at the MBA level, which means that relevance and applicability to your job are at their core. All courses consist of highly interactive lectures as well as group work. You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate (incl. 8 ECTS) after successfully completing the program.

Find out more

Online Certified in Finance & Economics

Next course
-
Location
  • Online
Suitable for
Leadership Experience
1Years10+
Work Experience
1Years10+

The Online Certified in Finance & Economics Program is a virtual Executive Education Program, focusing on the areas of finance and economics. This program will introduce you to the fundamentals of both topics and will equip you with the necessary insights, skills, and tools. All courses are delivered at the MBA level, which means that relevance and applicability to your job are at their core. You will benefit from innovative teaching methods and a virtual but collaborative learning experience. After successful completion of the program, you will be granted a WHU Executive Education Digital Certificate and 10 ECTS credits, which can be credited towards an MBA degree.

Find out more

Online Certified in Strategy & Digitalization

Next course
-
Location
  • Online
Suitable for
Leadership Experience
1Years10+
Work Experience
1Years10+

The Online Certified in Strategy & Digitalization Program is a virtual Executive Education Program, focusing on the areas of strategy and digitalization. This program introduces basic concepts and theories and will equip you with the necessary insights, skills, and tools to create outstanding strategies. Moreover, it presents an introduction to the topic of digitalization and will help participants to start their roadmap towards digital transformation. All online courses are pitched at the MBA level, which means that relevance and applicability to your job are at their core. You will benefit from innovative teaching methods and a virtual but collaborative learning experience. After successful completion of the program, you will be granted a WHU Online Executive Education Certificate and 10 ECTS credits, which can be credited to an MBA (16% of an MBA).

Find out more

Online Certified in Value Chain Management

Next course
-
Location
  • Online
Suitable for
Leadership Experience
1Years10+
Work Experience
1Years10+

The Online Certified in Value Chain Management Program focuses on a broad variety of activities and processes within an organization that are needed to create a product or service. This program will introduce you to the different stages of value creation, starting with a product or service idea and ending with its distribution. This includes important aspects such as design, procurement, production, quality control, and others. The more value an organization creates, the more competitive it will be.

Participants will learn how to understand and optimize a business’s Value Chain Management in order to deliver outstanding performances and results.

You will benefit from innovative teaching methods and a virtual but collaborative learning experience. All online courses are pitched at the MBA level and after successful completion of the Program, you will be granted a WHU Online Executive Education Certificate and 10 ECTS credits, which can be credited to an MBA (16% of an MBA).

Find out more

Management Essentials Program

Next course
-
Location
  • Düsseldorf, Germany
Suitable for
Leadership Experience
1Years10+
Work Experience
1Years10+

A leader has to keep many things in mind in order to make sustainable and strategically relevant decisions. WHU’s Management Essentials Programs provide participants who are transitioning into a leadership position or have done so recently, with the fundamental skills of General Management.

You can choose 3 out of 5 of the following programs: Leadership Essentials, Strategy Essentials, Financial Literacy, Brand Management, and Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship Essentials.

Each of these programs focuses on different skills that are essential for successful leadership. In combination with a personality profile, the Programs can be scheduled flexibly. You will receive a WHU Certificate of Excellence in General Management after successfully completing the program. Optionally, you can earn 6 ECTS credits, if you decide to write exams.

Find out more

General Management Plus Program

Next course
-
Location
  • Online
  • Switzerland
  • Düsseldorf, Germany
Suitable for
Leadership Experience
1Years10+
Work Experience
1Years10+

Boost your General Management skills with the General Management Plus Program: By combining the WHU Management Essentials Program with the Capability Program, which we conduct in cooperation with BOOKBRIDGE, we offer you the opportunity to obtain a WHU Mini MBA certificate with 15 ECTS. At the same time, we empower you to transform yourself and your organization with purpose. During the WHU Management Essentials Program, you will enhance your general management skills in the areas of finance, leadership, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Facilitated by BOOKBRIDGE, you will establish a real-life and fully independent social enterprise in a deprived community during the Capability Program.

Find out more
sanity image
What you should know:

Take an exam

In our ECTS-granting programs, you need to take exams to earn the ECTS credits. Depending on the course structure and content, this may be an essay, a calculation, a multiple-choice test, or an oral exam.

Accreditation of ECTS credits for study programs

Please note, that the ECTS credits to be accredited may differ depending on the current course contents etc., which makes an individual consultation and accreditation process necessary.

Admissions requirements

If you want to earn ECTS credits, you need to meet the following admissions requirements:

  • Proof of a Bachelor’s or equivalent first degree is necessary.
  • At least 2 years of post-graduate work experience.
More Questions? Contact usJessica WaleczekMarketing & Admissions Manager Executive Education