Learning Experience

The RWTH Research Manager's Certificate Program is a professional, modular and flexible postgraduate course of studies at RWTH Business School and offers you a comprehensive and innovative learning environment through a structured program. As a rule, there are three mandatory attendance days per module, from Thursday to Saturday.

The advanced training is held at the center of the university's top research in the Production Technology Cluster on the RWTH Aachen Campus. RWTH Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD (Chair for Innovation, Strategy and Organization) is in charge of scientific management and quality assurance.

The transfer project represents a direct link to your personal challenges in research management. This will enable you to exchange ideas and form networks with other participants, professors and experts from the scientific and business worlds.

The lecturers in the program have extensive experience in research management. Selected lecturers are listed below.

Get to know your Professors

Professor Dr. Christine Harbring
Christine Harbring is an expert in experimental research on topics from organizational and personnel economics. She is full professor at RWTH Aachen University holding the Chair of Organization.
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Name:
Christine Harbring
Education:
Universität Bonn
Universität Köln
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Organization
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Organizational Economics, Human Resource Management, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics
Methods:
Empirical Research on the basis of field and experimental data
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Personalmanagement
Professor Dr. Peter Letmathe
Peter Letmathe (born in 1966) studied business administration at University of Bielefeld where he graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann. He received his PhD (awarded with summa cum laude) from University GH Essen and completed his postdoctoral stage with his habilitation on “Flexible Standardization” at Ruhr-University Bochum. Between 1993 and 2001, he worked at both universities – Essen and Bochum – as research assistant in the fields of management accounting, operations management, and corporate environmental management. After completing his habilitation he was appointed Professor of Environmental and Technology Management at University of Bayreuth. Between 2002 and 2011 he held the chair of Value Chain Management with special focus on Small and Medium sized Enterprises at University of Siegen where he founded the SMI (Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Institute Siegen) in 2003, which he headed until September 2011. Since October 2011 he holds the Chair of Management Accounting at RWTH Aachen University.
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  • Academic Director of Certificate Program Management Accounting Systems for Innovation Management
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Name:
Peter Letmathe
Education:
Universität GH Essen
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Role:
  • Academic Leadership
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Management Accounting
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Accounting, Strategy, Innovation, Sustainability
Methods:
Empirical methods (experiments, survey, archival data), quantitative modeling
Sectors:
Automobile indistry, energy industrie, mechanical engineering companies, various family companies in other sectors
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Control of Third-party Funded Research Projects
Professor Dr. Robert Schmitt
Chair of Metrology and Quality Management at WZL and Head of the Department for Production Quality and Metrology at Fraunhofer IPT.
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Name:
Robert Schmitt
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Maschinenwesen
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Quality and Evaluation
  • Quality Management
Dr. Helmut Dinger
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Name:
Helmut Dinger
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Strategy and Research Planning
van Dijk
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Name:
van Dijk
Group:
Abteilungsleitung Technologietransfer
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Networks and partnerships
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Adamczak
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Name:
Adamczak
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Research Funding
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Bram  Wijlands, M.A
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Name:
Bram  Wijlands
School:
Dezernat 4.0 - Forschung und Karriere
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Technology Transfer

After you complete the nine-month certificate program, you will not only have learned to look beyond your own professional horizon, but will have developed a new way to see yourself as a manager and leader in research. A RWTH Research Manager certificate will open up further career opportunities and secure your future competitiveness in the dynamic and global science environment.