Project Management and Practice Transfer - DUW Certificate Program

Successfully Planning and Leading Projects

Berufsbegleitendes Fernstudium in Projektmanagement und Praxistransfer

Your assignment is to plan projects and bring them to a successful conclusion. To do so, you identify the framework conditions and risks, act and take decisions that take everyone involved into consideration.

In the Certificate Program in Project Management and Practice Transfer, you work with an actual project from your professional practice. You develop methods and tools for successful project management. You examine good practices and study project communications as well as virtual and international project management.

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

Project Management and Practice Transfer

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
    • Framework conditions and risks of successful project management
    • Innovation approaches to project management
    • Virtual and international project management
    • Methods and tools for successful project management
    • Using good practices in your own work
    • Project communications
    Course Goals

    Referring to your own experience, you identify the framework conditions on which the success of your project management depends. You study with project communications and include virtual and international project management in your deliberations. You apply your new methodological knowledge to a specific project from your day-to-day work, and thus integrate selected techniques in your professional practice.

    Conditions of Admission

    To enroll in the Certificate Program in Project Management and Practice Transfer, 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 Project Management and Practice Transfer 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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