General Management

Open School of Management
berufsbegleitend / distance learning
Cert. (Certificate)


Management includes all leadership, coordination, and administrative tasks on the top, middle or lower management level. These responsibilities mainly relate to the management of parts of a company or the company as a whole. Managers take over management tasks such as planning, organization, leadership and controlling in companies or other organizations. They also develop, coordinate and market products and services. They decide on application of scarce resources which will be needed to achieve the corporate goals.

The program consists of a wide variety of modules. In each specialization, you have mandatory and elective modules which you can find in the program overview. You can freely select the elective modules according to your prior knowledge, personal interests and professional goals. Management is an applied science. It is profession that requires daily decision making, planning, organizing and leadership. This makes it especially important for management education to be both practice-oriented and theoretically founded.

At Open School of Management this means: As much theory as necessary and as much practical experience as possible. Our course is structured to focus fully on activity and competency. The subject matter is made clear through numerous examples. You can use projects as practical examples to apply your theoretical knowledge. Holistic management problems are solved through case studies.

Job description and target audience

The course will teach you the professional and methodical knowledge and competences that prepare you to undertake general management tasks, i.e. planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and/or controlling for the purpose of accomplishing organizational goals.

Target Audience
The specialization in General Management is designed for occupied men and women with little or no prior management knowledge who want to participate in a
  • short and comprehensive,
  • high-quality and state-authorized
  • post-secundary part-time

education program at ISCED Level 4/EQF Level 5 in order to make new career opportunities accessible, increase their occupational mobility, secure their current employment, or return to work after parental leave.


General Management
  • Strategic Management (2 WLU)
  • Strategy Tools and Techniques (2 WLU)
  • Management Accounting and Control Systems (3 WLU)
  • International Management (2 WLU)
  • Digital Transformation and Disruption (2WLU)
  • Agile Management Methods (2 WLU)
Human Resource Management
  • Strategic HR Management (2 WLU)
  • Staffing (3 WLU)
  • Leadership (4 WLU)
  • Talent Management (1 WLU)
  • HR Development (2 WLU)
  • Coaching and Mentoring (1 WLU)
  • Organizational Design (3 WLU)
  • Organizational Behavior (3 WLU)
  • Organizational Change (3 WLU)
  • Organizational Micropolitics (2 WLU)

  • Introduction to Marketing (1 WLU)
  • Market Research (3 WLU)
  • Digital Marketing Strategy (1 WLU)
  • Consumer Behavior (3 WLU)
  • B2B Marketing (3 WLU)
  • Product Policy (1 WLU)
  • Price Policy (1 WLU)
  • Promotion Policy (1 WLU)
  • Placement Policy (1 WLU)
  • Digital Marketing Instruments (6 WLU)
  • Strategic Brand Management (2 WLU)
  • Content Marketing (3 WLU)
Sustainability Management
  • Sustainability Management Foundations (2 WLU)
  • Corporate Responsibility (2 WLU)
  • Sustainability Management Standards (2 WLU)
  • Sustainability Performance Measurement (2 WLU)
Special Areas of Management
  • Business Ethics (2 WLU)
  • Creativity in Management (1 WLU)
  • Management of Innovation (2 WLU)
  • Knowledge Management (2 WLU)
  • M&A Management (2 WLU)
  • Project Management (3 WLU)
  • Quality Management (3WLU)
  • Risk Management (2 WLU)
Management Theories
  • Absorptive Capacity (1 WLU)
  • Business Models (1 WLU)
  • Behavioral Theory (1 WLU)
  • Complexity Theory (1 WLU)
  • Contingency Theory (1 WLU)
  • Dynamic Capabilities (1 WLU)
  • Human Relations Approach (1 WLU)
  • Organizational Learning (1 WLU)
  • Resource-Based View (1 WLU)
In sum, you need 48 workload units from the broad module selection.

Admission/Entrance requirements

Tuition Fees - Save money and invest in yourself:

Regular payment plan:

  • 12 monthly installments of USD 160.00 / EUR 144.00 / GBP 112.00
  • Total USD 1,920.00 / EUR 1,728.00 / GBP 1,344.00
  • Per additional WLU (exceeding 48 WLU): USD 2.00 / EUR 1.80 / GBP 1.40
Extended payment plan:
  • 24 monthly installments of USD 87.50 / EUR 78.75 / GBP 61.25
  • Total: USD 2,100.00 / EUR 1,890.00 / GBP 1,470.00
  • Per additional WLU (exceeding 48 WLU): USD 1.00 / EUR 0.90 / GBP 0.70
Shortened payment plan:
  • 6 monthly installments of USD 300.00 / EUR 270.00 / GBP 210.00
  • Total: USD 1,800.00 / EUR 1,620.00 / GBP 1,260.00
  • Per additional WLU (exceeding 48 WLU): USD 4.00 / EUR 3.60 / GBP 2.80
Entry Requirements:
  • Very good English skills
  • High school/secondary school graduation
  • A computer or tablet and an email address
3 to 24 months, depending on your learning progress.

As a graduate of the specialization "Certified Management Professional" you will receive a certificate (without grades) and a report card (with grades). The course is classified as ISCED Level 4 and EQF Level 5. The program has a state authorization by ZFU No. 7292015.


  • In this online course, you study your chosen modules online—according to your own schedule.
  • For each module, you take an online assignment/exam at any time.
  • You can always contact your tutors if you have questions.
  • In the online colloquia, you can discuss and exchange thoughts with both your tutors and fellow students.
  • In the discussion forums and with the networking tool, you can connect with your fellow students and form learning groups.
  • At the end of your course, you can work on your project thesis (optional). Here, you methodically solve a practical management problem using your gained knowledge. Your tutor will provide advice, supervision and extensive feedback on your thesis.

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The Open School of Management (OSM) is an international business school. The school offers short and comprehensive, high-quality and state-authorized post-secundary part-time courses in management at ISCED Level 4/EQF Level 5. Our students want to make new career opportunities accessible, increase their occupational mobility, secure their current employment, or return to work after parental leave.

As an international management school, its instructors are world-class professors and lecturers from top-rated business schools from all over the world. As an online academy, OSM offers maximum flexibility in terms of time and location to carry out studies in parallel to a job or being a parent. The curriculum is set up broadly and allows for individualized prioritization.

As an open management academy, it is our priority to combine excellence in customer-, service-, and quality orientation with reasonable tuition fees.

Further Information

Open School of Management

Margaretenstrasse 38
12203 Berlin