Specialised Courses

The iimt Specialised Courses are open to executive managers and are for deepening the practical and academic knowledge in one or more of the iimt’s subject areas without formally embarking upon a full programme. Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in all iimt courses. Combine your course modules from a broad variety of course modules. Each module lasts 2 days.

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Your choice of Specialised Courses

All courses are organised around central subject areas whose development has been identified, by business and employers, as providing the basis for successful management. With a combination of scientific lecturers and business experts, a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills is guaranteed. Pick any module you wish to.

Strategic Management

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 4 days course.

Course Content

Strategic Management 1 (09.01.2018 - 10.01.2018)
Introduction to the concept of strategy
The tools of strategic analysis, market and resource based
The nature and sources of competitive advantages


Strategic Management 2 (11.01.2018 - 12.01.2018)
Achieving a competitive advantage in different industry contexts
Core capabilities and sustainability
(in technology based industries)
Corporate strategy aspects

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Managing Innovation

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Managing Innovation (16.01.2018 - 17.01.2018)
Industry dynamics of technological innovations
Formulating a technological innovation strategy
Implementing business model innovation strategy

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Marketing Essentials

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Marketing Essentials (18.01.2018 - 19.01.2018)
Introduction to marketing and markets
Marketing research
Marketing objectives
Marketing Strategies

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

Pricing & Services

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Pricing & Services (25.01.2018 - 26.01.2018)
Computer based strategic marketing simulation
Positioning of new products
Repositioning of existing products on a segmented market

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

Product Management

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Product Management (23.01.2018 - 24.01.2018)
Product Policy
Price Policy
Place Policy
Promotion Policy

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

Global Teamwork

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Global Teamwork (13.03.2018 - 14.03.2018)
Assessing ones personality
Motivating employees
Managing teams effectively
Power and conflict in organisations
Culture and diversity

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes

HR Development

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

HR Development (15.03.2018 - 16.03.2018)
Attracting employees
Selecting employees
Developing employees
Performance managing employees
Rewarding employees

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes

Leadership

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Leadership (20.03.2018 – 21.03.2018)
Leading strategically
Personal leadership styles
Strategy stories and goal setting
360° feedback
Negotiating successfully

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes

Managerial Finance

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 4 day course.

Course Content

Managerial Finance 1 (07.03.2018 – 08.06.2018)
Risk and return
Valuation of financial assets
Cost of capital
Capital budgeting


Managerial Finance 2 (12.06.2018 - 13.06.2018)
Financial statement and cash flows
Capital structure and value creation
Corporate valuation

Subject Area Coordinators

SAC

Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer

SAC

Prof. Dr. Alfred Mettler

Fin Tech

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Fin Tech (19.06.2018 - 20.06.2018)
Evaluating financing alternatives
Derivatives and their applications
Risk management concepts

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Alfred Mettler

Managerial Accounting

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 4 day course.

Course Content

Managerial Accounting 1 (05.06.2018 - 06.06.2018)
Introduction to management accounting and CVP-analysis
Measuring relevant costs and revenues for decision making/pricing decision
Cost assignment and ABC


Managerial Accounting 2 (14.06.2018 - 15.06.2018)
Divisional financial performance measures
Budgeting and management control centers
Standard costing and variance analysis

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Thomas Rautenstrauch

Monte Carlo Simulation

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Monte Carlo Simulation (21.06.2018 - 22.06.2018)
Using Monte Carlo Simulations for improving:

  • Cost-based decision-making
  • Cost control
  • Capital budgeting decision-making

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Thomas Rautenstrauch

Implementing Information Systems 

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Implementing Information Systems (11.09.2018 - 12.09.2018)
The role of IT; its importance for corporate strategy
Fundamentals of information management
IT-governence, IS-controlling and risk management

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Managing Technochange

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Managing Technochange (13.09.2018 - 14.09.2018)
Implementing information system in organisations
Effecting organisational change
International IT implementation
IT-service management

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Big Data Analysis

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Big Data Analysis (18.09.2018 - 19.09.2018)
Data warehouse architecture
Customer data warehouse
Knowledge discovery process
Data mining techniques

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Digital (R)evolution

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Digital (R)evolution (04.09.2018 - 05.09.2018)
Definition Reasons and impacts
Digital Megatrends from digitalisation 1.0 to 2.0 / Connection: from social media up to IoT and services
Intelligence: Big Data and artificial intelligence
New Technologies: Blockchain, 3D, Printing, Virtual reality etc.

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Cyber Security

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Cyber Security (06.09.2018 - 07.09.2018)
Information security governance
Policies, standards and best practice
Risk analysis and management
Information security culture
Economics of information security
Privacy

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Communication

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Communication (20.09.2018 - 21.09.2018)
Reputation management
Crisis management: role play with media interaction
Corporate identity, image and reputational management
Creating and managing the reputational platform

Subject Area Coordinator

Dr. Graeme Lindsay

Operational Excellence

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Operational Excellence (06.03.2018 - 07.03.2018)
Process management
Strategic and operative process management
A practical insight in process oriented reorganisations

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli

Quality & Productivity

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Quality & Productivity (08.03.2018 - 09.03.2018)
Quality concepts, models and tools
Excellence programmes in the industry
Leading excellence

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli

Business Ethics

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Business Ethics (22.03.2018 - 23.03.2018)
The role of business in society
Ethical and unethical decision making
Managing organisational integrity
Managing organisational ethics

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Guido Palazzo

Competition

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Competition (07.11.2017 - 08.11.2017)
Economic tools of competition policy
Competitive effects of firms’ behaviours, mergers and acquisitions
Competitive challenges in network industries
Analyse and understand recent and on-going competition cases

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Philippe Gugler

Competitiveness

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Competitiveness (14.11.2017 - 15.11.2017)
Firms’ strategies for creating value and creating shared value
The role of clusters to enhance competitiveness
Quality of a business location
Main challenges and opportunities of smart cities
Productive environment of successful locations

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Philippe Gugler

Project Management

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 4 day course.

Course Content

Project Management 1 (21.11.2017 - 22.11.2017)

  • The practical and interactive sessions allow the class to form groups and simulate a project execution from beginning to end
  • The course structure follows the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®), with a heavy focus on Agile and Global Project Management principles
  • The principles of portfolios, programs and projects are discussed with a real-life perspective
  • The module provides an understanding of how to initiate and plan a project successfully


Project Management 2 (23.11.2017 - 24.11.2017)

  • The principles of effective monitoring and control of the project execution are presented with real-life examples
  • The management, leadership and communication skills and techniques are presented and debated with an international focus
  • The importance of project closure is discussed using real-life experiences from the participants
  • The debates and brainstorming in class allow a rich and dynamic exchange of experience, providing an understanding of the challenges and success factors of global projects

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel

Fundamentals in Law

Through the composition of theoretical knowledge, industrial and consulting applications, as well as topical case studies, a real-world experience is provided in this 2 day course.

Course Content

Fundamentals in Law (09.11.2017 - 10.11.2017)
- Introduction to law
- Data protection
- Private law
- Contract negotiation

Subject Area Coordinator

SAC

Prof. Michel Heinzmann

  • Practical Information & Admission

    Course location
    iimt University of Fribourg

    Language of instruction
    English

    Examinations
    Each module is followed by a written/oral examination

    Accreditation
    Successfully completed modules are credited towards a future Executive MBA, Executive Diploma or Executive CAS programme

  • Faculty

    Leading Professors and lecturers with a strong academic and teaching record are acting as lecturers and offer participants the most advanced training available.

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