Executive Certificate

Certificate in Intersectoral Management

Politics and economics are no longer separate areas. The interaction and links between the two sectors have increased dramatically during the recent years due to a step-up in market regulations and compliance protocols. Furthermore, the set of stakeholders that have gained influence in the decision-making processes of businesses has expanded steadily, reflecting a mature civil society. Nevertheless, both sectors still have different governance requirements and distinct functionalities that challenge these essential ties and mutual understanding. At the same time, civil society organisations have witnessed a dramatic rise in their importance and influence.

This certificate focuses on the interface between these three sectors. The ability to capture opportunities and to cooperate with other sectors will be a key competence acquired, driving the transformation to a government that has the necessary governance capabilities.

Three of the following seminars*

  • Strategic and Performance Management (05 - 07 October 2023)
  • European Union Governance (12 - 14 October 2023)
  • Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century (30 October - 1 November 2023)
  • Economics for Policy-Makers (29 November - 02 December 2023)
  • Smart Decisions in Government and Business (04 - 06 December 2023)
  • Designing, Leading and Growing Organisations (25 - 27 January 2024)
  • Demographic Change and Policy Challenges (CIVICA Honors Seminar) (29 - 31 January 2024)
  • Inclusive Organisations in the Digital Age (22 - 24 April 2024​​​​​​)
  • Sustainability (25 - 27 April 2024)
  • People Management (13 - 15 May 2024)
  • Making Change Feasible: Insitutional Change and Reform (16 - 18 May 2024)
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (25 - 27 March 2024)
  • Workshop in Brussels (11 - 14 June 2024)

One of the following skills trainings*

  • Managing Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations (27 - 28 November 2023)
  • Scenario-building and foresight (07 - 08 December 2023)
  • Writing for Public Policy (04 - 05 March 2024)
  • Negotiation and Mediation (08 - 09 April 2024)
  • Political communication (29 - 30 April 2024)


 *Participants make their choice.

Most courses take place on an annual basis.

Target group

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)



  • Higher education degree
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
  • Good knowledge of English


  • Three seminars and one skills training, amounting to a total of 11-12 days.
  • Additional time for the preparation of the seminars, as well as for the follow-up assignments.
  • 11 ECTS credits are acquired.

Seminar fee

 € 7,560

 € 7,700 if certificate programme includes a Workshop

Certificate fees are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses. 

Certificate fee includes (unless otherwise indicated): 

Attendance, online access to course literature before the seminars, materials during the seminars, beverages in the Hertie School cafeteria (open on weekdays), correction and rating of assignments, and a final certificate after full and successful attendance (11 ECTS credits are acquired). Participants of the certificate programme must complete the certificate within two years. Most courses take place on an annual basis. All seminars take place at the Hertie School in Berlin, workshops take place in London or Brussels.

Terms and Conditions



Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.