Individualised executive seminars and academic certificates for professionals

Do you want to refine your professional profile but your schedule just doesn't allow for a part-time degree? We have just the right upskilling solution for you!

Choose from our online and onsite seminars (2-4 days), skills trainings, and academic certificates and design your individual learning experience.

Our offer comprises of seminars on crisis and change management, leadership, health governance, public sector innovation, digital transformation and artificial intellligence and many more. Registration is possible throughout the year, with most courses taking place on an annual basis. 

Reconnecting with the academic world inspires you and you want to take a deeper dive? 
You already took the first step! Credits from our seminars are transferable to the Executive Master of Public Administration.

Why choose Open Executive Courses at the Hertie School?

  • Study tailored to individual needs and interests

  • International faculty and experts, participants from the public, non-profit, and business sectors

  • Central location in Berlin, a vibrant hub of European public dialogue

  • Option to transfer credits to the Executive MPA programme

  • Registration is possible throughout the year

What you need to apply

  • Higher education degree
  • At least three years of relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English


  • Executive Seminars (3 days): 1,890 euros per seminar
  • Skills Training (2 days): 1,890 euros per seminar
  • Workshops (4 days): 3,000 euros per seminar
  • Executive Certificates (9-12 days/4 courses) 7,560 euros per certificate (7,700 euros if certificate includes a workshop)