Our mission is to help you navigate the fast-changing world by building the skillset and mindset to make a sustainable impact on the future. That's why we offer cutting-edge, intensive, and practice-based Open Challenges, delivered 100% online by Subject Matter Experts. Our certificates give you the resources to upskill, boost your career prospects, and unlock your full potential. The certificates are stackable, meaning that you can use the credits earned towards one of our degree programs.
Experience real "learning by doing" in an international environment
Engage your network and new global community to speed up your impact and get noticed
Receive guidance from industry leaders and mentors who are already thriving in successful careers
Grow your network with peers from around the world in a remote-first setting
KfW is actively involved in the issues that will shape the world of tomorrow. They promote wind farms, infrastructure projects, schools, and hospitals because meaningful and sustainable projects are part of their mission. As a bank, they are committed to responsibility. KfW supports people, countries, and institutions who think ahead and are motivated to take action, driving our society toward the future. This profile is what clearly sets KfW apart from other commercial banks.
Are you interested in learning sustainability concepts that serve as the economic, social, and environmental foundation of our society? In this program, you’ll master these concepts and use them to develop or adapt a business idea to create a sustainable impact in these areas as you excel in your professional career. Learn skills to more effectively communicate, plan, influence, and manage sustainability initiatives.
The program is made up of milestones, or challenge-based steps where you’ll gain hands-on experience and master a concept before moving on and eventually completing the entire challenge. Have a look at what you'll accomplish over this 3-week program in each milestone.
Are you hoping to accelerate your professional success and sustainable impact in a community? Build your network with people from around the globe who are carefully selected to ensure a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and goals.
In this challenge, you will attain hands-on experience as you work through real-life business scenarios under the guidance of mentors and industry experts. As you gain new competencies and demonstrate mastery in a specific milestone you can move on to the next one. You’ll use your existing knowledge and new skills to complete the challenge and be prepared for future Open Challenges or our degree programs.
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Christof Miska is a post-doctoral research and teaching associate at the Institute for International Business. He earned his doctoral degree in international business from WU Vienna and is an alumnus of the Nordic Research School of International Business (NORD IB). He also holds a Master's Degree in International Business Administration from WU Vienna as well as the CEMS Master's in International Management. The latter was earned from WU Vienna, Copenhagen Business School, and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi. Christof gained industry experience through internationally-oriented projects and consulting work with a number of reputable SMEs and MNCs across Europe.
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