Akademie für Führungskräfte der Wirtschaft
The Akademie für Führungskräfte der Wirtschaft (Academy for Business Executives) is one of the largest and most prestigious management institutes in the German-speaking countries and can look back on more than 60 years of experience. Founded in Bad Harzburg in 1956, the Academy established its reputation in the world of management science with the “Harzburger Model”. Nowadays, it stands out for its systemic approach with a focus on complexity, dynamics and internationalization of management. In 2005 the Academy moved to its current location in Überlingen on Lake Constance.
In addition to 600 seminars and qualification programs bookable for individuals, the Academy also offers over 1,400 tailored in-house solutions each year for enterprises of all branches. 180 trainers, consultants and coaches conduct qualification measures in leadership, management, personal development and relevant specific topics – both in Germany and abroad. In 2015, Akademie International, which was founded as COGNOS International in 1992, joined the Academy for Business Executives. Akademie International specializes in publicly funded further education programs for business leaders from abroad.
The Academy is certified according to ISO 9001 and is accredited as an education provider by the „gut beraten“ initiative. It is a member of various industry associations such as the European Association for Training Organisations (eato). In 2016 and 2017 it was awarded the title “Best institute for professional education” in the Focus Money Germany survey.