Germany, near München

White White Water Management – Learning Management in a New Way!

when 22 August 2016 - 30 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS

This summer school teaches management principles in an action-orientated outdoor & white water environment of the Bavarian Alps. Course language is English. Beginners welcome!
Like the environment for managers in a company the environment of white water for a kayaker is marked through uncertain, unpredictable markets and settings, which demands again and again strategic target-orientated decisions by the actors. You learn management principles effectively and directly exercised in action and individually reflected in a teaching concept called “White Water Management”. We combine modern management knowledge which is learned with white water kayaking. This approach leads even beginners through the experience of white water straight to the core tasks of management. It’s about skills, not about muscles!

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Gerrit Horstmeier, M.M.

Target group

Students of Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. level with a focus on business administration (business/economics) or other related sciences, which deal with management. Background management or kayaking knowledge might be helpful, but are not required, the course is designed for beginners.

Further requirements: Swimmers only, good English;

Course aim

Take over responsibility! Students will be able to fulfill the following functions of management in practice
- strategy & planning,
- organizing,
- decision making,
- Team Management,
- leadership,
- controlling in an unsecure and changing environment.
The students will also improve their self-confidence and develop their style of management. At least, they will be able to manœuvre their kayak and take over responsibility for the team.

Credits info

80 h presence time, each 35 h will be provided for preparation and follow-up work

Fee info

EUR 0: The course fee is 990 €, including course material, teaching & instructing
EUR 0: The full package with the mandatory hospitality fee of 610,-- € includes campground, equipment, food, Co2-compensation. The fee does not include traveling to/off Germany, insurances, extra traveling outside the program. For Early-Bird-Reduction and more details see our homepage!