Executive Education

Hertie School - ESCP Europe Certificate Series

Executive programmes designed for professional development at the intersection of business, politics and civil society.

Location: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin and ESCP Europe, Berlin and London

The Hertie School - ESCP Europe Certificate Series is a set of unique short-term executive programmes for managers working at the intersection of business, politics and civil society. Certificates consist of three to four seminars (with 10 days in total) each, and they address issues and skills related to general management such as leadership, strategy and decision making, as well as marketing and communication. The seminars cover the main concepts, principles and instruments as well as their application in different organisational contexts.

Most seminars take place in Berlin and on an annual basis, either at ESCP Europe or at the Hertie School. Two of the seminars take place at the ESCP Europe campus in London (UK).

Each certificate requires participants to successfully complete all seminars within two years. Credits can be transferred to ESCP Europe's Executive MBA programme and Hertie School's Executive MPA programme.

Certificate options:

In addition to the Hertie School - ESCP Europe Certificate Series, the Hertie School also offers further certificate programmes for experienced professionals.

Target group

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)


  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
  • Good knowledge of English

Workload per certificate

  • 3 seminars (10 days in total) in Berlin and London
  • Additional time for the preparation of the seminars as well as for the follow-up assignments

Certificate fee

  • € 6,380 (certificates consisting of 3 seminars)
  • € 6,530 (certificates consisting of 4 seminars)

Tuition fees for the seminars offered by the Hertie School are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. The participation fee for the seminars offered by the ESCP Europe are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 22.
In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses.

Certificate fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminars, beverages, final certificate.

Terms and Conditions


Registration for the seminars at the Hertie School is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. We kindly ask all applicants for the certificate series to upload a short CV (in English or German) and their higher education diploma to the online application module. Admission is subject to availability. Registration for ESCP Europe seminars is possible directly at ESCP Europe.

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