If you want to be an expert in research, development and professional management then the Research Manager certificate is right for you. It will enable you to:

  • Coordinate universities, research institutes or public economic organizations
  • Take on tasks in the R&D environment
  • Lead scientific project teams
  • Coordinate and manage research projects
  • Work at the interface between business, science and development
  • Develop and implement strategies in research management
  • Conduct the business of scientific institutions
  • Reflect, advise or support in the field of science or research
  • Commission, manage, finance and accompany research projects in foundations and public institutions


  • First higher education degree
  • Relevant professional experience of at least one year

Application Process

  • Written application as a statement of purpose (max. one page)
  • Current CV and proof of English/German skills through your biography or a corresponding language test (C1 level is required)

Please send your application to You can submit your application to the RWTH Research Manager program at any time since the examination takes place continuously.


  • RWTH Business School postgraduate education tuition fees: 9.900 €. This fee includes all study modules, examination fees, electronic documents, teaching materials, breakfast on the event days, conference drinks, executive talks, social events, sporting events and the graduation ceremony.
  • RWTH semester contribution: approx. €260 (4 times). This compulsory fee for all students at RWTH covers a student ID card and a ticket valid for public transport within NRW during the semester.
  • Costs of accommodation and living in Aachen during the module weeks.