What you will learn

From basic to specialization

In the basic modules "Leadership & Organizational Behavior" and "Management & Technology Essentials" you will receive economic and technical management knowledge and raise your personal leadership skills to a new level.

In the specialization module "Masterclass", you expand and renew your specialist technical knowledge and are informed about the latest trends and tools. Here you can choose from three different but equally challenging concentrations, such as Operations & Supply Chain Management, Deep Tech und Systems Engineering. Choose only one Masterclass before enrolling in the Executive MBA Engineering Management.

Another module focusses on your ability to manage international projects and trains you how to overcome potential obsticals related to different cultures, timezones and languages.

At the end of the program you will be asked to devote yourself to a specific topic in the form of your written master's thesis. You will of course be continuously supervised until you graduate.


Your Key Learnings

You will learn

  • to explain the basics of behavior and the role of leadership in organizations. 
  • to differentiate between different leadership styles. 
  • to analyze the behavior of employees and teams in organizations as well as of organizations. 
  • to develop starting points for change initiatives. 
  • to set clear priorities in your decision-making processes in order to influence your employees.
  • to describe group processes and to design them.
  • to define the development dynamics of organizations on a structural, processual and cultural level and to influence transformation processes through the methods learned.


In our Base Camp around the topics of "Management & Technology", you will deepen your knowledge in the areas of "Finance, Accounting & Economics", "Managing Technologies" and "Strategy & Marketing". 

Your key learnings in the area of 'Finance, Accounting & Economics'

You will learn 

  •  to explain the basic aspects of internal and external corporate accounting, to apply them independently in the practical working environment and to use them for business decisions.
  • to solve practical financing and valuation problems by applying basic financial principles.
  • todiscuss macroeconomic relationships and current economic policy measures, apply central economic theories and concepts, and analyze the consequences of individual decisions in a market economy context

Your Key Learnings in 'Managing Technologies'

You will learn

  • the fundamental aspects of data science and technology management 
  • to select appropriate methods for data collection, apply suitable estimation procedures, and to analyze the results of a routine sample survey.
  • to describe basic concepts of probability and statistics and apply them to analyze simple data sets.
  • toassess the impact of big data on businesses and how the analysis of (big and heterogeneous) data can be used in your working environment
  • tounderstand the potential applications of new technologies from a management perspective 
  • topresent new technologies and assess what influence they have on yourwork environment and how they can be used in the respective context.
  • to present the basics of innovation processes on a company level, identify and apply important tools, models and methods of innovation management and develop innovation strategies.

Your Key Learnings in the area of "Marketing & Strategy 

You will learn 

  • to discuss the core topics of marketing and consumer behavior and to apply them in practice to specific situations
  • to create specific marketing analyses and strategic marketing plans
  • to explain the complexity of global business processes in a dynamic and competitive environment.
  • to apply knowledge from various business disciplines, both individually and collectively to solve practical problems.
  • to learn how to strategically manage internationally operating companies using performance indicators and financial ratios. 

Lectures on Operations & Supply Chain Management 

  • Global Sourcing & Supplier Management
  • Fundamental Economic Model (FEM) of Manufacturing & Distribution Enterprises
  • Advanced Cost Management Systems
  • Effective Materials Management
  • Product Data & Engineering Change Management
  • Product & Process Quality Management
  • Factory Tours & Company Visits
    • SpaceX in Hawthorne
    • King’s Hawaiian Commercial Bakery in Torrance
  • Tours to Special Caltech Facilities & Labs
    • Caltech’s Robotics Lab
    • NASA Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL)
    • Caltech’s Einstein Papers Project
    • Caltech’s Center for Artificial Photosynthesis Energy Generation
  • Case Study Working Dinners
  • After Dinner Guest Lectures
  • Caltech Campus and History Tours
  • De-Briefing, Field Study Follow-Up & Reflection | Online Sessions 
  • Capstone Project

Lectures on Deep Tech:

  • Understanding advanced technologies: AI, IoT, robotics, biotechnology, quantum computing, and their impact on businesses and industries.
  • Future thinking and forecasting: Developing strategic foresight to inform decision-making and navigate technological advancements under multiple scenarios.
  • Building an innovation agenda: Creating a competitive edge at the product, enterprise, and industry levels through innovation strategies.
  • Competitive business models and systems thinking: Leveraging platform strategies, multi-sided markets, and systems dynamics to identify new value propositions and their implications.
  • Managing innovation and R&D: Leading product development and teams charged with innovation initiatives.
  • Organization design and transformation: Adapting technology organizations to the future of work through effective leadership and change management.
  • Intellectual property and commercialization: Strategies for technology transfer, protecting innovations, and successfully bringing new technologies to market.

As well as:

  • Factory Tours & Company Visits
  • Tours to Special Caltech Facilities & Labs
  • Case Study Working Dinners
  • After Dinner Guest Lectures
  • Caltech Campus and History Tours
  • Capstone Project

Lectures on System Engineering:

  • Systems Thinking
  • Systems Engineering Roles
  • Systems Engineering Vee and Diamond
  • Stakeholder Needs Analysis
  • Functional Analysis
  • Defining System Requirements
  • System Specifications
  • System Architecture
  • Design and Integration
  • Decision Analysis
  • Verification and Validation
  • Engineering Specialties
  • Agile Frameworks
  • Systems Engineering Role in Program Management
  • Risk Management
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering

As well as:

  • Factory Tours & Company Visits
  • Tours to Special Caltech Facilities & Labs
  • Case Study Working Dinners
  • After Dinner Guest Lectures
  • Caltech Campus and History Tours
  • Capstone Project


  • International Project Management (IPMA)

In your Master's thesis, you will work independently on a problem in a topic area of your own choice, in terms of content and using scientific methods. In most cases, this is a question with practical relevance to your own working environment.