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Leadership and Management

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Mario Vaupel

Language of Delivery: English

Course Completion: 

  • Mandatory LIVE Virtual Seminars
  • Group discussions and presentations
  • Pre- and post-assignment with comprehensive online learning solution for each module


With the rapid development of digital technology and the ever existing financial issues all over the world, the business environment these days is becoming more and more volatile. The volatility of the market within industries is increasing the competition among the industries’ players, which forces companies to come up with new business strategies or processes that will allow them to stay on top of their games. These changes, which are constant and ongoing, do not always bring immediate improvement to the organizations’ performance. More often, the change implementation process puts a significant strain on companies and their employees.

Leadership is one of the critical factors that can affect the implementation of change and how employees react towards it. Leaders are expected to be able to bring their team members together to work towards the same goals that support the organizations or businesses in which they are working. When leaders are able to bring out their team’s best performance, this will result in better performance of the organization as a whole, where they are ready to face the competitive market and become more successful.

Through this program, we aim to help organization leaders to define an effective and future-ready leadership approach for themselves and their organizations.

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 a 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 can get a state-approved German degree without having to leave home
  • You can determine the learning pace yourself by using our innovate 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

The Course Structure

Module 1 - Leading and Managing Yourself

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


Module 2 - 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


Module 3 - 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


Module 4 - Innovative-oriented Mindsets and Practices

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


Module 5 - 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 cross-cultural environment;
  • Emotional intelligence;
  • Core techniques of leadership in diverse cultures


Module 6 - 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)
  • Highschool Certificate
  • University Certificate and Transcript


Starting Date: March 7, 2020

Credit Points: equal to 15 ECTS (6 months)

Tuition Fees: 2,900€ 

Venue: Online Learning Course 

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