Study Tours

Management training in the form of study tours offered by Carl Duisberg Centren involves the organization of seminars and visits at leading companies for foreign management and technical personnel. This unique program offers managers the opportunity to experience Germany’s business practices at first-hand through presentations, company visits, field trips and seminars.

Our customers are governmental organizations, institutions and private customers within Germany and abroad.

We work closely with our partners to determine goals and industry-related needs and expectations, and – using our network of corporate partners – design the programs accordingly. All our programs are 'tailor made' to the needs and requirements of visiting delegations.


  • Targeted practice-oriented further professional development in the field of management skills
  • Insight into the latest developments in the field of management
  • Consolidation of intercultural competences
  • Exchange of experiences
  • Initial business contacts
  • Finding suitable business partners

Target Group

Managers in corporate managerial positions and/or experts and project managers from administration, business and research institutes

Study Tour Topics

The following list provides an overview of topics which have been frequently carried out on request of our clients:

  • Logistics
  • Supply chain management
  • Managing energy
  • International trade and global competition
  • Doing business in Germany
  • Trade fairs
  • Strategic management
  • Change management
  • Organizational development
  • Project management
  • Knowledge management
  • Management of SMEs
  • HR development
  • Industrial standards
  • Controlling
  • Patents and intellectual property
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Quality management
  • Mergers and acquisition
  • Water management
  • Property Management
  • Facility Management

Study Tour Services


Designed in close cooperation with the client, execution of seminar with experienced trainers in the respective field. As a rule we offer programs from five days, comprising training in a class room situation and company visits.

Training language

English or German, or German translated into language of participants

Size of group

Negotiable, approximately 20 participants


Three or four star hotel, double or single rooms


Buffet breakfast, (cafeteria style) lunch


Speaking the language of the group, consecutive translation of training

Cultural program

Guided tour of Cologne, cultural evening program, other cities on request

Visa support

Pick-up and transfer at airport by bus, bus transfer on excursion day


Medical insurance for emergencies