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Open Programs for high-potentials

Open Programs for high-potentials

Create your own opportunities and jump-start your career

Leading other people does not only mean delegating but supporting and motivating others to fulfill their individual job. A good and successful leader must know all parts of their business to make sustainable and relevant decisions. Join one of the best business schools worldwide: at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, we offer various online or on-campus programs for professional development. Benefit from insights of different industries coming together, fruitful networking opportunities, and dedicated support for an exceptional (learning) experience to jump-start your professional career!

Relevant topics for aspiring managers in a compact format:

Prepare for your next career step by expanding your leadership, strategy, or negotiation skills in one of our 2-3 day Open Programs:

Brand Management Essentials

Executive program | 3 days | Successful brand positioning | Brand management | Achieving competitive advantages | Best practices & insights | For young executives & managers

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Düsseldorf, Germany
5YearsWorkexperience1YearsLeadershipexperience
Data Science for Decision Makers

Executive program | 3 days | frameworks of data collection & data analysis | Data Science | Achieving competitive advantages | Contribute to the digital transformation in your organization | For young executives & managers

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Düsseldorf, Germany
5YearsWorkexperience1YearsLeadershipexperience
Transformational Technologies

"Tech for the non-tech" online course | 4 weeks | Digital transformation | Introduction to artificial intelligence, robotics, & web 3.0 | For professionals from various industries | In cooperation with MIT xPRO

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Online
3YearsWorkexperience1YearsLeadershipexperience
Financial Literacy Program

Intensive program | 3 days | Foundation in finance & accounting | Interpretation of relevant financial information to decision making situations | For managers who are not financial specialists

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Düsseldorf, Germany
5YearsWorkexperience1YearsLeadershipexperience
Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship Essentials Program

Interactive program | 3 days | Practical tools & agile methods for innovation | Guest lectures from experienced practitioners | For young professionals, middle managers, & executives

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Düsseldorf, Germany
5YearsWorkexperience1YearsLeadershipexperience
Leadership Essentials Program

Intensive program | 3 days | Developing an authentic leadership style | Strategy & leadership | Leading others | Networking with peers | For future & young managers

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Düsseldorf, Germany
5YearsWorkexperience1YearsLeadershipexperience
Negotiations Program

Interactive Workshop | 2 days | Negotiate effectively | Know & avoid tactical & psychological pitfalls | Roleplays & practicing of new tools | For professionals & executives

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Düsseldorf
4YearsWorkexperience1YearsLeadershipexperience
Strategy Essentials Program

Interactive Program | 3 days | Strategy development & execution | Intro to change management | Practice-oriented knowledge | For young professionals & managers

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Düsseldorf, Germany
5YearsWorkexperience1YearsLeadershipexperience

More networking, more depth - our extensive programs:

You don't have the time for a complete degree program, but would still like to continue your education at the university level? Opt for one of our extensive programs (9-26 attendance days) and not only expand your general management skills, but also earn ECTS credits for possible follow-up studies.

General Management Plus Program

Part-time executive program | 7 modules | International social entrepreneurship project | WHU Mini MBA Certificate + 15 ECTS | Intercultural & leadership skills | In cooperation with BOOKBRIDGE

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Düsseldorf / Switzerland / Düsseldorf, Germany / Sri Lanka / Mongolia / Cambodia / Virtual
5YearsWorkexperience3YearsLeadershipexperience
Management Essentials Program

General Management | 9 days | Executive program | Flexible | ECTS credits for further studies | Exclusive networking | Leadership, Strategy, Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Brand Management & Data Science

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Düsseldorf, Germany
5YearsWorkexperience1YearsLeadershipexperience
Certificate Courses for high-potentials and young leaders

The WHU Certified in Programs are specially designed to combine a professional schedule with a learning opportunity and are therefore highly suited to young or middle-management talents with at least two years of working experience. The WHU Certified in Programs allow you to enhance and deepen your knowledge in various management areas and obtain expertise in one of the following business fields: Finance & Accounting, Finance & Economics, Marketing & Sales, Strategy & Organization, Strategy & Digitalization, Value Chain Management. All Courses are pitched at MBA level, which means that relevance and applicability to your job are at their core.

Our Diversity Scholarships

Are you in need of financial support? Learn more about our Diversity Scholarships offered by WHU Executive Education.

More Questions? Contact usYvonne KrackSenior Marketing & Admissions Manager Executive Education

Excellence in Management Education

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Erkrather Str. 224a
40233 Düsseldorf

execed@whu.edu

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