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Bitkom Management Club

Management and mentoring program for young high potentials

In cooperation with the Bitkom Akademie

The Bitkom Management Club prepares talented young executives for their future tasks in the information and communication technologies (ICT) industry.

As part of the Executive Management Program, executives receive a comprehensive training program that focuses on strategic leadership, entrepreneurship, communication, and change management, among other things. It includes five face-to-face modules as well as peer coaching, follow-ups, and webinars. In the integrated mentoring program, future executives will be individually supported by experienced managers. Numerous representatives from the Bitkom Executive Committee and the Board of Management as well as well-known member companies are involved in the mentoring program.

Start date: October 14, 2024. The application deadline is August 31, 2024.

More information, as well as registration possibility, is available on the Bitkom Management Club website.

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What is the Bitkom Management Club about? (Video in German language)

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The first day of the Bitkom Management Club from the mentees' perspective (Video in German language)


Target audience

Executives with many years of management experience and budget responsibility who now need targeted support for their future challenges in the digital economy.


  • Module 1 | Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Module 2 | Customer Orientation, Sales and Change Management
  • Module 3 | Decision Making, Negotiation and Finance
  • Module 4 | Ethics, Influence and Virtual Leadership
  • Module 5 | Networking, Storytelling and Empowerment


Upon completion of the Executive Management Program, the participants will receive:

  1. The ESMT Postgraduate Diploma, a university level certificate that represents a formal recognition of their professional development. Learn more about the Postgraduate Diploma.
  2. A certificate of attendance from Bitkom.

Voices from the Bitkom Management Club

Voices from the Bitkom Management Club

The Bitkom Management Club offers much more than an academic program. The one-to-one mentoring by CEOs of leading IT companies is at least as important. They pass on their practical knowledge and help when things get really difficult.

Achim Berg, Bitkom President
Voices from the Bitkom Management Club

With this program and together with Bitkom we are trying to support young professionals from large, medium-sized and small companies on their way to an even more digital future.

Bianca Schmitz, Program Director ESMT Berlin