CERTIFICATE COURSES

Technology Assessment & Acquisition, Current Challenges and Trends, Management of IT - Are you interested in individual subject areas of our curriculum? Then take part in our Certificate Courses. Together with engineers from a variety of disciplines you will discover new issues or refresh your knowledge. Our international teachers present the subject matter for you in a concentrated manner with a practical relevance.

All courses are held in English. There are special rates for students and NIT alumni.

They take place as a rule between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the NIT, Hamburg.

Prof. Dr. Niels Van Quaquebeke
Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg

ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

• January 13-14, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the NIT, Hamburg •

“Outstanding leadership is not possible without understanding the psychological fundaments of individuals, teams, and organizations.”

Course Fee: € 695 (€ 195 for NIT-Alumni)

Please register before January 06, 2018.

Course Content:

The course covers fundamental insights on humans and human interaction in

organizations strengths and weaknesses of humans and their interaction. The participants get to know that they also have an all too human side and based on that find out about basic psychological principles. The course ultimately enables the participants to differentiate people management strategies that are fertile from those that are futile.

  • Individual Level: Personality, Intelligence, Emotions, Perception & decision making, Self & identity, Values, Motivation, Learning, Stress
  • Team Level: Team design, Team processes, Decision making, Attitudes, Social identity
  • Organizational Level: Organizational Structure, Organizational culture, Organizational change

SHAPING THE DIGITAL WORLD

“In this course participants will learn to understand the drivers and impacts of Digital Transformation and how to make use of them.”

The course takes 10 weeks and is build around the execution of a project. In groups participants shall solve a digital problem.

Course dates: January 13 - March 25 2018

Attendance Dates:

Kick off: January 13, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Designing Digital Products
: February 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet a Hacker
: February 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Course Fee: € 695 (€ 195 for NIT-Alumni)

Course Content:

The course provides a tool set to make use of “Digital” as a means for success for every business in the fields of IT Operations, IT Development and Change, IT Security. It creates awareness of IT security issues and how to avoid them and de-mystifies information technological systems. In a live skype session participants will meet a real hacker from a US company.

They will gain knowledge about best practice frameworks and methodologies and their application to have a reference for future issues

By designing digital products participants will gain experiences in working with IT tools and train self-organization and motivation.

In groups participants shall solve a digital problem that touches each of the following knowledge areas

  • Digital Transformation
  • The value of data
  • Lean and the Minimum Viable Product
  • Agile (software) development
  • Effective IT Operations
  • Information Security
  • Digital Ethics
  • Latest technological trends

Tobias Berger
tthink GmbH & Co.KG, Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Prügl
Zeppelin University Germany

IDEA GENERATION AND FIRST STRUCTURED PLANNING

• January 13-14, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the NIT, Hamburg •

 “The seminar is about systematically extending and developing your business by identifying and capitalizing on new fields of business or adapting existing ones to a constantly changing environment.”

Course Fee:  € 695 (€ 195 for NIT-Alumni)

Please register before January 06, 2018.

Course Content:

This course shows how to discover, develop and evaluate business opportunities. Participants learn about different sources of innovation/new business opportunities and how to systematically adapt/develop their business by benefiting from these opportunities via building a viable business model/first business plan. They discover practical applicability for entrepreneurial endeavours and for corporate new product and business development. Different methods, strength and weaknesses of these methods are taught and how to use and strengthen analytical skills, enhance presentation skills and critical discussion of methods.

The course focuses on:

  • Technological Competence Leveraging: Methods to systematically identify new applications for existing technology, select the most promising ones and drafting a commercialisation strategy
  • Business model generation/First steps towards a business plan
  • Developing a sound venture pitch/Pitching towards investors

CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

• January 20-21, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the NIT, Hamburg •

 “Established corporations have to think like startups nowadays in order to innovate and strive in an increasingly dynamic and disruptive world. The two courses „Corporate Entrepreneurship“ and „Entrepreneurial Finance“ put you in the shoes of corporate decision makers and provide you with the tools, frameworks and cases to experience modern corporate leadership."

Course Fee: € 695  (€ 195 for NIT-Alumni)

Please register before January 10, 2018.

Course Content:

This is an overview course on corporate entrepreneurship. It is designed to introduce the participants to the different forms, core concepts and analytical tools in corporate entrepreneurship in order to enable the creation of viable new businesses within the context of an established organization. The course will address the development of an internal culture, strategy and structure supportive to corporate entrepreneurship, the international dimension of corporate entrepreneurship as well as the analysis of potential synergies and barriers between potential new ventures and the existing organization.

To achieve these goals, the course will combine:

  • class lectures on key theoretical concepts, tools, and management approaches
  • an in-depth case analysis of a classic Harvard Business School case
  • a real life case brought to the class room by actual company representatives upon which participant’s teams develop their project work

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ihl
Hamburg University of Technology


CURRENT CHALLENGES AND TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Dates: February 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the NIT, Hamburg

„The lecture series „Current Challenges and Trends in Technology Management“ refers decidedly to actual topics: We build bridges between the topics like Disruptive and Frugal Innovation, Technology Foresight and Circular Economy and finally the use of Big Data in Technology and Innovation Management of a company”

Course Fee: € 295 for one lecture day, € 1.095 for all lecture days (NIT-Alumni: € 95 for one lecture day, € 350 for all lecture days)

Please register before January 31, 2018.

Course Content:

Complex challenges are facing industry and companies. This lectures include current topics that are relevant for engineers in the changing workplace of today and tomorrow. The participants learn about new trends and current developments in technology management and develop an understanding of the complex challenges, facing industry and companies dealing with technology and innovation. They will be able to connect previously acquired knowledge and skills to problem sets of the future.

Dr. Iris Lorscheid
Hamburg University of Technology

February 13: Managing Complexity with Big Data Analysis and Simulation

Prof. Dr. Hans Koller
Helmut Schmidt-University Hamburg

February 14: Technology Foresight - Challenges and Solutions

Prof. Dr. Cornelius Herstatt
Hamburg University of Technology

February 19: Disruptive Innovation and disruptive opportunities for Frugal Innovation

Susanne Mira Heinz
Hamburg University of Technology

February 20: Circular Economy, Cradle2Cradle Innovation (C2C) and Opportunities for Business Model Innovation


Prof. Dr. Christoph Ihl
Hamburg University of Technology

ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE

• April 21-22, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the NIT, Hamburg •

“Established corporations have to think like startups nowadays in order to innovate and strive in an increasingly dynamic and disruptive world. The two courses „Corporate Entrepreneurship“ and „Entrepreneurial Finance“ put you in the shoes of corporate decision makers and provide you with the tools, frameworks and cases to experience modern corporate leadership."

Course Fee: € 695 (€ 195 for NIT-Alumni)

Please register before April 05, 2018.

Course Content:

This course examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on technology-based start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. The course addresses key questions relevant to both startup and corporate entrepreneurs: How much money can and should be raised? When should it be raised and from whom? What is a reasonable valuation of the company? How should funding, employment contracts and exit decisions be structured? This course will focus on the finance principles related to the risk & return of venture capital, the valuation of high growth companies, the capital structure specific to venture capital-backed companies, and investment decisions under uncertainty.

Three main topics will be covered:

  • New business opportunity valuation
  • Financing and employment contracts
  • Growth and exit strategies: understand the pros and cons of different growth

 

 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

• April 28-29, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the NIT, Hamburg •

„Don’t miss my course because I reinforce theory with many practical – as well as fun and interesting – exercises. For example one highlight of my course is the customer and competition oriented product development of a coffee machine for participants using the method of Quality Function Deployment (practical tests of the coffee machine included)”

Course Fee: € 695 (€ 195 for NIT-Alumni)

Please register before April 14, 2018.

Course Content:

The course provides tools and methods of Quality Management along the life of a product. Emphasis is put on systematic development and risk insurance of products.

  • 7 Quality tools (7 basic tools), incl. exercises
  • 7 Management tools (7 new tools), incl. exercises
  • Methods of product development
  • Customer and competitor orientated product development with the method Quality Function
  • Deployment (QFD)
  • Case study for Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • Technical risk analysis with the method Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Case study for Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Dr.-Ing. Alexander Schloske
University of Stuttgart

Prof. Tugrul Daim
Portland State University

TECHNOLOGY ROADMAPPING

 • June 15-16, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the NIT, Hamburg •

"Technology roadmapping is a comprehensive approach for strategy planning to integrate science/technological considerations into product and business aspects as well as to provide a way to identify new opportunities in achieving a desired objective from the development of new technologies."

Course Fee: € 695 (€ 195 for NIT-Alumni)

Please register before May 30, 2018.

Course Content:

The course will provide participants with an introduction to both the concept and application of roadmapping, including a combination of presentations, group activities and discussion. The activities provide an opportunity to put the concepts into practice.

The course will provide application examples from different industries.

What are the benefits:

  • The course will provide participants with an introduction to both the concept and application of roadmapping, including team exercises.
  • The team exercises will enable participants to apply the class content and enhance their learning experience.
  • The course will provide application examples from different industries like the one provided below for energy efficiency.

KEY CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

 • June 16-17, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the NIT, Hamburg • 

"Almost all companies fail. And most of these failures occur at a young age. The survival rate of new ventures ranges between 40% and 95%–depending on how one defines failure. Three categories of potential failures will be explored during this seminar: marketing, finance, and people."

Course Fee: € 695 (€ 195 for NIT-Alumni)

Please register before May 30, 2018.

Course Content:

The course engages participants in discussions and exerci­ses to explore the mechanisms through which key factors can lead to business failure in new business situations, and investigate ways to mitigate the associated risks. Examples include start-ups and new businesses from a variety of industries.

Overarching goal of this course is to develop an entrepre­neurial mindset, which is useful for start-ups, existing businesses, and non-profit organizations and a set of tools and methods to navigate the early and uncertain phase of any new business.

Participants will learn:

  • how to integrate marketing and product development
  • how to understand financial requirements
  • of a growing business
  • how to think about organizational behavior issues in the entrepreneurial context
  • to analyze their own venture idea along these dimensions

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Fixson
Babson College


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EXECUTIVE EDUCATION & CORPORATE PROGRAMS

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