Switzerland, Claro, Tessin

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

when 20 July 2017 - 27 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1600

This summer school teaches relevant management principles in an action-orientated outdoor & white water environment of Claro, Tessin in Switzerland. The course language is English.
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 relevant 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. Therefore: Beginners are welcome! It’s about skills, not about muscles!
For more detailed information, please visit us on Facebook at 'HFU-Summerschool' or visit our homepage

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, as 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 hours presence time, each 35 hours will be provided for preparation and follow-up work.

Fee info

EUR 1600: The course fee is 1600 € in total and includes course material, transportation to the rivers and back to the campground, teaching & instructing, campground, equipment, food and Co2-compensation. The fee does not include traveling to/off Germany, insurances and extra traveling outside of the program. For Early-Bird-Reduction and more details, please visit our homepage