Enterprise Management and Controlling - DUW Certificate Program

Using Controlling for Strategic Enterprise Management

Berufsbegleitendes Fernstudium in Unternehmensführung & Controlling

In executive and project-leader positions, you must have a fundamental understanding of controlling, which is a central instrument of strategic enterprise management. You select the right controlling instruments, define goals, and guide the corresponding processes in the organization.

The Certificate Program in Enterprise Management and Controlling teaches fundamental insights into decision-making processes and goal-oriented leadership. You will study the phases of the controlling cycle and the relationship between controlling and enterprise management. You will learn to assess the significance of systems of indicators, and to translate findings into entrepreneurial practice.

Enterprise Management and Controlling

Final certificate

  • University certificate (5 ECTS units)

Type of course

  • Distance education with in-class units


  • 2 months (standard course duration)

Beginning of course

  • Quarterly enrollment

Distance Education at DUW

  • Practical, relevant curriculum
  • Flexible academic model
  • Up-to-date learning on the Online Campus
  • Individual supervision
    Course Content
    • Processes of decision-making and goal-oriented leadership
    • Controlling as a management task: The relationship between controlling and enterprise management
    • Phases in the controlling cycle and their significance for enterprise management
    • Controlling instruments: Instruments and their significance for enterprise management
    • Transferring selected controlling instruments to your professional practice
    Course Goals

    Building on your own professional experience, you gain a clear understanding of the necessity of goal-oriented leadership and controlling as core elements of information-based management. You identify the most important controlling instruments and their significance for the management of a business. On the basis of your analysis of possible aberrations, you develop controlling approaches, elements and processes for your actual day-to-day work.

    Conditions of Admission

    To enroll in the Certificate Program Enterprise in Management and Controlling, you must have:

    • An undergraduate degree, or
    • An equivalent qualification in the form of a qualification for admission to higher education and several years’ work experience, or completed vocational training and several years’ work experience.

    In general, we recommend both work experience and current employment because this allows you to transfer acquired skills directly to your professional practice.

    As this program is taught primarily in German, non-native German speakers must prove (no later than date of registration) B2 level German proficiency by means of a corresponding language test (e.g. TestDaF or DSH) or equivalent proof, such as of one semester of university studies with German as the sole language of instruction or work experience in an exclusively German-speaking work environment.

    Tuition Fees

    You’ll find further information on the Certificate Program in Enterprise Management and Controlling in our Information and Download Center. You can request free, direct online access to detailed information including:

    • Tuition fees and application forms
    • The syllabus
    • Study and examination regulations
    • The timetable of in-class units

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