Certificate in Automotive Management

The automotive industry is one of the largest industries and thus one of the largest employers in the world. Although the automotive sector is more than a hundred years old, this industry is going through considerable changes. Changed customer needs, technological innovations (such as electric mobility and autonomous driving) and high competitive constraints take a heavy toll. That's why an in-depth industry and management know how is required in order to meet current and future challenges.





The course will teach you the professional and methodical knowledge and competences that prepare you to undertake management tasks in the automotive industry, i. e. planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and/or controlling for the purpose of accomplishing the goals of a carmaker or automotive supplier.


Target Audience


The specialization in Automotive Management is designed for occupied men and women with little or no prior knowledge in automotive management who want to participate in a

short and comprehensive,
high-quality and state-authorized
post-secondary part-time
education program at ISCED Level 4/EQF Level 5 in order to make new career opportunities accessible, increase their occupational mobility, secure their current employment, or return to work after parental leave.[more]


Entry Requirements


Very good English skills
High school/secondary school graduation
A computer or tablet and an email address

Personalized Curriculum


Automotive Management Core Modules (mandatory)
MI020 Automotive Industry (1 WLU)
MI021 Management of Automotive Manufacturers (1 WLU)
MS020 Automotive Case Study (2 WLU)
MX010 Project Thesis in Automotive Industry (8 WLU)
Management Electives (36 WLU minimum)
General Management
HR Management
Sustainability Management
Management Theories
Special Areas of Management
Other Case Studies
In sum, you need 48 workload units.





In this online course, you study your chosen modules online—according to your own schedule.
For each module, you take an online assignment/exam at any time.
You can always contact your tutors if you have questions.
In the online colloquia, you can discuss and exchange thoughts with both your tutors and fellow students.
In the discussion forums and with the networking tool, you can connect with your fellow students and form learning groups.
At the end of your course, you can work on your project thesis (optional). Here, you methodically solve a practical management problem using your gained knowledge. Your tutor will provide advice, supervision and extensive feedback on your thesis.
Learn more on how this course works here.





3 to 24 months, depending on your learning progress.

  • Level of Study


  • Department

    Business Management

  • Teaching Language


  • Duration

    2 Years and 0 Months

  • Tuition Fee


  • Learning Mode

    Distance Learning

  • Discipline

    Business Management

  • Start Term


  • Country

    Distance Learning