ZEW offers a wide range of international qualification programmes in English. These include workshops, further education courses, summer schools and specially tailored training sessions which are held both in Germany and abroad. The qualification programmes draw on the entire range of research and expertise in further education ZEW has to offer. The content of the programmes ranges from methodological skills to development economics and macroeconomics, to topics from management and soft skills. The participants benefit from targeted coachings on topics such as giving presentations, moderating and intercultural cooperation. These courses help non-native English speakers to improve their use of English in professional settings. The courses are supplemented by cultural and subject-specific field trips. The Service Department is especially versed in qualification programmes regarding Asia.

Current Programmes

  • Fit for Partnership with Germany

    Fit for Partnership with Germany

    From 2016 onwards, ZEW welcomes various groups as part of the management training course "Fit for Partnership with Germany". This course of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ ("German Corporation for International Cooperation"). Participants from 19 partner countries take part in several weeks of training. Afterwards, they serve as multiplicators in their native countries, strengthening external trade with Germany.

    More information about the management training course.

  • Summer School for students from China

    Summer School for students from China

    Once a year, a summer school for chinese bachelor students takes place. As appropriate to the target audience, the schedule includes contents from business administration and economics as well as methodological skills. The qualification course is completed by subject-specific field trips to institutions and regional companies as well as a cultural programme.

  • Master of International Business Faculty Programme

    Master of International Business Faculty Programme

    In 2017 the department offers the “Master of International Business Faculty Programme” for the first time. The programme is organized for the “China National Master of International Business Education Supervisory Committee” affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China. Numerous teachers of international business administration from all over China deepen their knowledge of the German and European economy through talks and workshops on current issues. The different events focus on academic exchange at different levels. The two-week programme in Mannheim is complemented by interactive trainings on soft skills, visits to companies and institutions and a cultural programme.


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