RWTHx MICROMASTERS

RWTH Business School is a leader in digitally enabled education. Together with our partner edX, we leverage this strength to make some of our courses accessible to participants from all over the world free of charge. These online courses are self-paced and will allow you to study, where and when it is most convenient for you. Upon successful completion of an online course, an official certificate can be obtained for a small fee. This will allow you to gain credit for selected RWTH Business School programs.

Developed to advance your career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy, and may accelerate a Master's degree. Together with edX, RWTH Business School is offering the RWTHx MicroMasters Credential “Managing Technology & Innovation: How to deal with disruptive change”. Here, you will learn how to lead an organization to success by anticipating and leveraging disruptive change brought about by technology and market trends. By combining elements from innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy research, this program will show you how your organization can be ahead of the curve and not be victim to disruption

FROM DIGITAL TO ON-CAMPUS

RWTHx's MicroMasters Credential enables you to combine your online learning experience with on-campus work at RWTH Business School in Aachen, Germany. Upon completion of the RWTHx MicroMasters Credential, participants are eligible to apply for the M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (MME-TIME), a blended learning program that is partly residential, partly online. Participants will be credited 15 ECTS for having completed the Credential, which will count towards the 90 ECTS required for graduating with the MME-TIME degree from RWTH Aachen University.

MicroMaster Modules

Strategic Management: From Intuition to Insight
Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
Become a strategy expert and learn how to design effective strategy processes, analyze shifting industry structures and develop new capabilities in times of industry transition.
6 weeks
8  hours per week
delivered fully Online
Starts: 01/17/2018
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Title:
Strategic Management: From Intuition to Insight
Topic:
Strategy, Technology
Level:
Fortgeschritten
Instructor:
Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
Language:
English
Location:
Fully online via edX
Duration:
6 weeks
Effort:
8 hours per week
Reward:
RWTH Certificate
Price:
149 USD
Registration:
01/17/2018
Start:
01/17/2018
Managing Disruptive Change
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Equip yourself with the necessary tools to not only understand changes in your company's environment but to also prepare for and respond to them.
6 weeks
6  hours per week
delivered fully Online
Starts: 05/17/2018
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Title:
Managing Disruptive Change
Topic:
Management, Technology
Level:
Advanced
Language:
English
Location:
Fully online via edX
Duration:
6 weeks
Effort:
6 hours per week
Reward:
RWTH Certificate, (2,5 CP)
Price:
149 USD
Registration:
05/17/2018
Start:
05/17/2018
Thinking & Acting like an Entrepreneur
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Learn how to harness the mindset of an entrepreneur and how to put it to use within your own company.
6 weeks
6  hours per week
delivered fully Online
Starts: 11/15/2017
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Title:
Thinking & Acting like an Entrepreneur
Topic:
Entrepreneurship, Technology
Level:
Advanced
Language:
English
Location:
Fully online via edX
Duration:
6 weeks
Effort:
6 hours per week
Reward:
RWTH Certificate, (2,5 CP)
Price:
149 USD
Registration:
11/15/2017
Start:
11/15/2017
Innovation & Creativity Management
Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
Learn how to drive innovation and creativity in your company and how to turn ideas into successful products and services.
6 weeks
6  hours per week
delivered fully Online
Starts: 09/13/2017
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Title:
Innovation & Creativity Management
Topic:
Innovation, Technology
Level:
Advanced
Language:
English
Location:
Fully online via edX
Duration:
6 weeks
Effort:
6 hours per week
Reward:
RWTH Certificate, (2,5 CP)
Price:
149 USD
Registration:
09/13/2017
Start:
09/13/2017
Strategic Management: From Insight to Decision
Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
Learn how to (re)position your organization, orchestrate strategic alliances and assess strategic options from an ethical perspective.
6 weeks
8  hours per week
delivered fully Online
Starts: 03/14/2018
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Title:
Strategic Management: From Insight to Decision
Topic:
Strategy, Technology
Level:
Advanced
Language:
English
Location:
Fully online via edX
Duration:
6 weeks
Effort:
8 hours per week
Reward:
RWTH Certificate, (2,5 CP)
Price:
149 USD
Registration:
03/14/2018
Start:
03/14/2018
Customer-Centric Innovation
Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
Learn to take on competition by creating successful and innovative business ideas through a thorough understanding of customer needs.
6 weeks
6  hours per week
delivered fully Online
Starts: 07/19/2017
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Title:
Customer-Centric Innovation
Topic:
Innovation, Technology
Level:
Advanced
Language:
English
Location:
Fully online via edX
Duration:
6 weeks
Effort:
6 hours per week
Reward:
RWTH Certificate, (2,5 CP)
Price:
149 USD
Registration:
07/19/2017
Start:
07/19/2017

FAQs

Are there any prerequisites for taking part in online learning?
No, everyone interested in the topic of our courses is eligible for participation. We do, however, recommend meeting certain prerequisites (e.g., basic knowledge of business administration and math) to ensure that you can follow the courses more easily.

Where can I sign up?
You can either access the online courses offered by us directly through edX or through the "Upcoming Digital Courses" section.

What types of programs are offered?
We offer both a comprehensive MicroMasters program, consisting of six modules, as well as individual digital courses. For detailed information on the different digital programs that are currently offered, please refer to our "Upcoming Digital Courses" section.

Is there any additional online content coming in the near future?
We are continuously updating our online learning offering and currently work on several new courses in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship and strategy. To stay on top of the latest developments, please refer to our "Upcoming Digital Courses" section.

How do the programs differ from on-campus courses at RWTH Aachen University?
Our online learning offering is based on established on-campus courses offered at RWTH Business School and RWTH Aachen University. While the content of the online and the on-campus courses is similar, there are additional case studies, tutorials and guest lecturers offered on campus that complement the theoretical content taught in the online courses.

How much time do I have to invest to enroll in an online course?
Our digital courses typically require you to spend approximately 6-10 hours per week over the course of 6 weeks, not including any additional time required to prepare for the final exam.

Do I have to stick to a prescribed schedule?
While the courses are instructor-led and stretch out over the course of six weeks, you are usually free to watch the lecture videos and work at your own pace. New content for each week is published sequentially but all deliverables can still be sent in until the end of the course.

Do I have to pay for the online content?
You can participate in our digital courses free of charge. That said, there is the option of upgrading to a verified track in order to get access to exclusive content and receive an official RWTHx certificate at the end of the course.

Do I get a certificate after successfully completing an online course?
Each learner that has upgraded to the verified track will receive an official certificate after successful completion of one of our courses.

How do I benefit from a certificate?
When earned in the course of a MicroMasters program, the ECTS credited for having completed the course will count towards the 90 ECTS required for graduating with an on-campus degree, the MME-TIME.

How can I use a certificate to gain credit for a Master's program at RWTH University?
Upon completion of the RWTHx MicroMasters Credential, participants are eligible to apply for the M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (MME-TIME), a blended learning format that is partly residential, partly online.

Will a certificate facilitate admission to a Master's program at RWTH University?
While a certificate does not automatically lead to the admission to a Master's program, it will lead to preferential treatment in the application process.

Can organizations purchase online certificates for their employees in bulk?
Companies have the option to purchase online certificates for their employees.  For further information on bulk purchases, please mail to info@business-school.rwth-aachen.de.

Can I use the online content to translate it or use it in a different context?
Please refrain from using the online content from our courses in any other context without prior approval from the respective instructor.

How do I get in touch with faculty and admissions?
The contact details of all of our instructors can be found in their respective profile section.