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Quality Management in Higher Education and Administration

Quality management , as part of a strategic control mechanism, has become very important to universities and public administrative bodies. However, there are still not enough specialised training programmes in this area. This certificate course is uniquely tailored to the special requirements of QM in public institutions and aims to close the gaps in this sector.

Besides the essential insights into QM, the certificate course teaches in an extra-occupational and practice-oriented way the required skills to build and develop a comprehensive QM system.

At a glance

Type of course: Certificate course

Admission requirements: Yes (see below)

Language of instruction: German

Diploma: Academic certificate 20 ECTS

Start: Summer semester & Winter semester

Duration: 6 months, extra occupational, required attendance: 5 weekends

FHWS Location: Würzburg

Faculty: Economic Sciences (FWiWi)

Costs: €1,500 (full programme: Modules 1 - 4); It is possible to take single modules

Course Details

We focus on current and future employees in the field of Quality Management at universities and at administrative level. The certificate course is specifically tailored around the requirements of Quality Management at an administrative level. 

 Admission Requirements

  • University degree, followed by appropriate professional experience


  • Appropriate professional experience and proof of qualification
  • Module 1 Basic Principles of Quality Management [25 units] (5CP)

  • Module 2 Methods of Quality Assurance and Development [25 units] (5CP)

  • Module 3 QM Systems, Accreditation and Auditing [25 units] (5CP)

  • Module 4 Examination Module [5 units] (5CP)

  • Interdisciplinary Units Soft Skills for QM

After successfully completing the final examinations and a practical thesis (incl. discussion of the subject), you will be awarded with an Academic Certificate and 20 ECTS credits.

Please use our online application form to submit your application for the certificate course “Quality Management in Higher Education and Administration”.

Your contact for the certificate course “Quality Management in Higher Education and Administration”:

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Marina Wetterich
Room R.0.05
Randersackerer Str. 15
97072 Würzburg
Phone +49 931 3511-8475
E-mail: marina.wetterich[at]fhws.de