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deggendorf institute of technology

pioneering & vibrant

sustainability (esg/csr), governance, risk & compliance (grc).

centre for academic further education

the time has come...

Disruptive environmental developments such as sustainability trends (ESG/CSR), legal and regulatory requirements (GRC), new working environments, digital transformation, etc. require decision-makers to react appropriately. Everyone is talking about resilience and future viability. In practice, the competences of management and employees are still lagging far behind.

Get fit for the future with new and important topics that have hardly been dealt with in classic training and study programmes. Learn more about the topic here.

Benefit from the wealth of experience of our top-class lecturers. Acquire indispensable skills from the best in the field!

The university certificate course is aimed at beginners and at all those who are interested in the individual topics or who do not meet the requirements for the Master's programme in Risk & Compliance Management. We impart basic knowledge and cover special topics. You will be provided with extensive expert knowledge in our corresponding course of study.

course details (in German)

Crash course The most important facts about Sustainability (ESG/CSR) and Governanance, Risk & Compliance (3h web conference) Confirmation of participation


Basic module 1 Prof. Scherer "Digital, fit, proper, sustainable, succesful & safe" - The executive of tomorrow approx. 11h virtual learning unit + 3h web conference
Basic module 2 Prof. Scherer "One fits all" - Integrated management system (IMS) "on demand" approx. 11h virtual learning unit + 3h web conference
Certified HR-/ Staff Manager Basic modules
Module 3

(Prof. Scherer, Prof. Gronwald)
Module 4
(K. Fruth)

"New Working Worlds" - Sustainability, Organisation, Risk, Occupational Safety and Health Protection in Human Resources (HR) (ISO 30400ff., ISO 45000)

"HR-Compliance": Labour law, labour penal law, and contract management in HR
4x 3h web conference
Certified Risk
Basic modules
Module 5
(F. Romeike)
"Low risk, much fun" - Integrated risk-management system and business continuity
(ISO 31000)
approx. 11h virtual learning unit + 2 x 3h web conference
Compliance Manager
Basic modules
Module 6
(Prof. Scherer)
"If you think, compliance is expensive, …
try non-compliance"
- Integrated Compliance-management system (ISO 37301)
approx. 11h virtual learning unit + 2 x 3h web conference
Certified CSR-
Basic modules
Modul 7
(Prof. Grötsch)
"We are the world" - Integrated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/ Sustainability Management System (ESG) (GRI / Global Impact) 2 x 3h web conference

Basics + Professional

Certified Sustainability and GRC Manager Modules 1 - 7   4 x 11h virtual self-study unit
12 x 3h web conference


Certified ISMS Manager Basic modules
Module 8
(G. Pasini)
"In principle everything works, without IT nothing works" - Integrated Information Security Management System with Data Protection (ISO 27000ff.) 2 x 3h web conference
Certified Product-
Basic modules
Module 9
(K. Fruth)
"Quality before quantity - Integrated Product Compliance, Quality and Contract (ISO 9001) 2 x 3h web conference
Certified ICS-/Audit Manager Basic modules
Module 10
(Prof. Scherer)
"Home run: Thanks to the lines of defense" - Internal control system and auditing, maturity measurement, audit & certification (COSO, DIIR, IDW) 2 x 3h web conference


  • The modules can be freely chosen and combined, only the basic modules must be taken. Former students of the Master's programme RCM can skip the basic modules.
  • Instead of taking the university certificate examination, you can simply have a certificate of attendance issued.
  • The examinations take place every Thursday at 7 pm (approx. 30-45 minutes)

target group

  • Everyone - even beginners - can take part in the course!
  • The crash course offers a first insight into the topic.

organisational matters

  • A short pre-course crash course provides you with important basics on the topic and allows you to get to know your certificate course instructor for the first time.
  • The innovative learning model is a combination of web conferences and virtual self-learning units that you can access flexibly, anytime and anywhere.
  • Each module includes a live exchange with the respective lecturer.


The course language of this programme is GERMAN!

Duration: You can choose between different module combinations and thus freely decide how much time you want to invest in the further education.

The basic and professional modules can be completed in twelve evenings, after which three additional optional senior modules are available.

dates for the web-sessions and exams

  Course dates/ web sessions Exams
Crash course 13 July or 14September 2021  
Basic module 1 23 November 2021  
Basic module 2 7 December 2021
HR-/Staff-Manager 14 and 21 December 2021  
Module 3
HR-/Staff-Manager 11 and 18 January 2022 20 January 2022
Module 4
Risk Manager 1 and 8 February 2022 10 February 2022
Module 5
Compliance Manager 22 February and 8 March 2022 10 March 2022
Module 6
CSR Manager 5 and 26 April 2022 28 April 2022
Module 7
Sustainability /GRC-Manager   05 May 2022
Module 1-7
ISMS Manager 10 and 17 May 2022 19 May 2022
Module 8
Product Compliance Manager 21 and 28 June 2022 30 June 2022
Module 9
IKS-Manager 12 and 19 July 2022 21 July 2022
Module 10




Web conferences take place from 6 pm to 9 pm each day

Exams take place online on Thursdays at 7 pm (approx. 30 minutes)

Exams are optional, alternatively you will receive a certificate of attendance

pricing overview

  Students Normal price
Crash course € 49 € 79
HR-/ Staff Manager
Modules 1-4
€ 249 € 599
Risk Manager
Modules 1, 2 and 5
€ 199 € 539
Compliance Manager
Modules 1, 2 and 6
€ 199 € 539
GRC Manager
Modules 1, 2 and 7
€ 199 € 539
Modules 1 - 7
€ 449 € 1,199
Modules 1, 2 and 8
€ 199 € 539
Product Compliance Manager
Modules 1, 2 and 9
€ 199 € 539
Modules 1, 2 and 10
€ 199 € 539
Add-on price per module € 149 € 339



All prices are total prices incl. administration and examination costs.

Further education costs are exempt from VAT

The add-on price applies if the basic modules have already been demonstrably completed in another context

our services - your benefits


  • "Fit for future

    Acquire indispensable knowledge and competences regarding the current megatrends and new working worlds.


  • Free choice of modules

    Knowledge certified by a university according to individual needs: Decide for yourself which knowledge and which certificate you need: "Certified HR, Risk, Compliance, CSR, ISMS, ProductCompliance, ICS and Audit Manager".


  • Jumpstart your career

    Prove your new competences with university certificates or - without an examination - with a certificate of attendance.


  • Efficiency and compatibility with work/study/family/leisure time

    The combination of concise evening web conferences and self-learning components ensures maximum efficiency and saves your time resources.


  • Flexibility: Learn when and where you want

    You are not tied to a specific location. All events take place online, many of which are flexible in terms of time.


  • Effectiveness: Learn from the best in the industry:

    Experts from the field discuss topics with you that will be indispensable in your future career.