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Talent Management

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Mario Vaupel

Language of Delivery: English

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 Talent Management provides a comprehensive understanding and practical knowledge for talent management. The systematic learning journey through the strategic and operational fundamentals of talent management will provide the necessary knowledge to performe in this profession. Additionally, the work on the specific challenges of this field in modern organizations will convey the ability to lead a talent management function into the future.

The Diploma of Advanced Studies in Talent Management 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 Diploma

  • 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 Talent Management position by increasing your knowledge and competencies
  • It can raise your personal and professional profile to a new level

The Course Structure

Talent Management and Related Terms, Approaches, Trends and Challenges, Exercise

  • History and meaning of (related) terms
  • Approaches of Talent Management
  • Trends and challenges in the field of Talent Management
  • Transfer: design and implementation of a talent pools and pipelines


Strategic Talent Management

  • Organizational & HR-strategy and Talent Management
  • Strategic Workforce Planning and Talent Management
  • Organizational Structure and Talent Management
  • Organizational Culture and Talent Management


Operational Talent Management

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Development: performance management, development activities, career planning
  • Deployment: succession planning, placement, onboarding
  • Retention Management


Talent Management, Organizations, Work and Working

  • Talent Management and Different Types of Organizations
  • Talent Management and the Development of Work and Working
  • Talents for Industrial and Knowledge Work


Future of Talent Management

  • Digitalization and Talent Management
  • Generation Y and Z and Talent Management
  • Role of Talents in the Future
  • Key Competencies/Mindsets of Talents in the Future


Talent Management in Practice

  • Talent Management Function
  • Agenda of Talent Management
  • Contribution of Talent Management

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: Summer 2020

Credit Points: equal to 15 ECTS (6 months)

Tuition Fees: 3,900€ 

Venue: Blended Learning Course 

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