The master's programme offers participants both sound theoretical knowledge and tangible management skills.
Unlike courses in public institutions of higher education, this programme draws on a modern mix of methods and emphasises practical applications. Participants absorb the material with the guidance of experts from both inside and outside academia. Students dissect case studies, work in groups and constantly pool experience with both lecturers and fellow participants.
The courses are designed on an interdisciplinary and practice-related basis using the "convenor" model. A lecturer is responsible for his/her subject and recruits other specialists from academia, the public sector, and the business world.
Much attention is paid to the individual needs and interests of students. Each student is assigned a member of the faculty as his/her personal tutor. Participants evaluate their lecturers and the master's programme at regular intervals, so that suggested improvements can be swiftly implemented.
The School encourages student initiatives and independent work. Such aids as e-learning tools and a Web-based learning system enable students with jobs to combine work and study to an optimal extent.