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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.

About us

Open School of Management (OSM) is an international online business school with a world-class faculty.

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. You can specialize in different management fields.

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 online school, 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.

Management Course Overview


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, with the focus on a specific function or industry.

Target Audience

Do you want to get a solid part-time management qualification in order to: mMake new career opportunities accessible, increase your occupational mobility, secure your current employment, or return to work after parental leave?

The course 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-secondary 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.

There are three main student groups: (1) Those who completed a vocational training in the business sector; (2) those who studied a bachelor or master program in a field other than business administration; (3) those who studied business administration, but didn't specialize in General Management, HR Management, or Marketing.

However, all you need is are a very good english language proficiency and a high school/secondary school graduation.

Module Overview

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.

For each module that you successfully complete you earn workload units. The number of workload units (1, 2, 3, 4 or 8) depends on the kind of module. You need to gain a minimum of 48 workload units (WLU) to successfully complete the course. You are free to gain additional workload units by taking more modules if you so wish.

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.

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)
Resource-Dependence Theory (1 WLU)
Sensemaking (1 WLU)
Upper Echelons Approach (1 WLU)

Case Studies

Automotive Industry (2 WLU)
Consumer Products (2 WLU)
Healthcare (2 WLU)
Industrial Manufacturing (2 WLU)
Non-Profit Management (2 WLU)
Public Services (2 WLU)
Retail (2 WLU)
Social Sector (2 WLU)
Sport Sector (2 WLU)
Tourism and Hospitality (2 WLU)
Transportation/Logistics (2 WLU)


Automotive Industry (1 WLU)
Management of Automobile Manufacturers (1 WLU)
The Convenience Goods Market (1 WLU)
Management of Convenience Goods Manufacturers (1 WLU)
The Shopping Consumer Goods Market (1 WLU)
Management of Shopping Consumer Goods Manufacturers (1 WLU)
The Healthcare Industry (1 WLU)
Management of Healthcare Organizations (1 WLU)
The Non-Profit Sector (1 WLU)
Management of Non-Profit Organizations (1 WLU)
The Public Sector (1 WLU)
Management of Public Organizations (1 WLU)
The Retail Industry (1 WLU)
Management of Retailers (1 WLU)
Sports Industry (1 WLU)
Management of Fitness Studios (1 WLU)
The Tourist, Hospitality and Travel Industries (1 WLU)
Management of Tourism Companies (1 WLU)
The Logistics Industry (1 WLU)
Management of Transport Companies (1 WLU)

Final Exams

Project Thesis (8 WLU)


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.

Tuition Fees

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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

Our Risk-Free Policy implies that your first course month is your test month (30-day free trial).


To get your application package, please contact us on contact [at] osm [dot] education.