Knowledge Management - DUW Certificate Program

Utilizing Knowledge Resources in Your Enterprise

Berufsbegleitendes Fernstudium in Wissensmanagement

By building appropriate in-house systems and bundling the knowledge of individual employees, you make knowledge useful to your business or organization. By applying tools of personal knowledge management to deal with complex sets of information, you connect individual and organizational stocks of information and knowledge.

In the Certificate Program in Knowledge Management, you reflect on your experience in dealing with knowledge. You register and document your skills in the e-portfolio. You develop personal and organizational knowledge paths, and work with contexts and concepts from actual practice to manage knowledge successfully in and among organizations.

Combine Knowledge Management with Change Management and with Project Management in the program package "Managing Processes" or create your own individual Program Combination!

Knowledge Management

Final certificate

  • University certificate (5 ECTS units)

Type of course

  • Distance education with in-class units


  • 2 months (standard course duration)

Beginning of course

  • Semiannual enrollment

Distance Education at DUW

  • Practical, relevant curriculum
  • Flexible academic model
  • Up-to-date learning on the Online Campus
  • Individual supervision
    Course Content
    • Reflective practice: Utilizing experience and skills
    • The e-portfolio: Cataloging and documenting skills
    • Developing personal and organizational ways of knowledge
    • Knowledge management in practice: Contexts and concepts
    • Knowledge management in and among organizations
    Course Goals

    You will apply the concept of the reflective practitioner in the context of your own day-to-day work to actively shape your professional practice in regard to experience and skills. You will use selected tools of personal knowledge management to optimize your handling of complex sets of information and knowledge, and determine the necessary conditions for linking individual and organizational stores of information and knowledge. Furthermore, you will identify and apply selected elements of knowledge management in corporate contexts.

    Conditions of Admission

    To enroll in the Certificate Program in Knowledge Management, 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.

    Although this program is taught primarily in German, some units may be held in English. Hence, applicants are required to have sufficient command of the English language.

    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 Knowledge Management 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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