WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management was honored with the “HR Innovation Award” for its General Management Plus program for managers. The award was presented for the first time to companies at the HRM Expo trade show (German: ‘Zukunft Personal’) in Cologne.
Globalization, digitalization, and fast-moving business demand new and innovative solutions in the development and continuing education of managers. The HR Innovation Award was developed to award companies contributing innovative products and services to the HR sector.
The General Management Plus continuing education program, offered by the Executive Education department at WHU, was the winner in the Continuing Education and E-Learning category. A jury drawn from the media, the academic world, and business chose the winners in four different categories. The awards were presented to each of the winners in the four categories at an official awards ceremony on October 18.
The General Management Plus program (GMP+) features a special combination of taught theoretical business management skills and the direct practical application of what has been learned. The acquired knowledge is applied in a socio-entrepreneurial project. Participants work in intercultural, virtual teams to establish a learning center in an emerging nation in Asia within the continuing education program. The program is offered in cooperation with the non-profit organization BOOKBRIDGE.