Certified Public Affairs Expert

Quadriga University of Applied Sciences Berlin is the pioneering institution for the professionalisation of political communication in the German-speaking world. Public affairs consultants need a variety of skills, expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the specifics of political systems, as well as a strong understanding of themselves and their team. Leadership comes from more than just within. Being able to offer leadership to different partners and confidently assess who needs what, why and how are just as key. That is why our public affairs executive education programmes teach you about more than just the most important tools for public affairs, but also the essentials of the EU’s and Germany’s political and cultural systems, and help you develop as a professional political communicator.

Certified Public Affairs Expert

Certificate Programme Public Affairs Management

Further training for actors in the political arena must be designed to meet a variety of needs: on the one hand, it must be tailored to the respective positions and perspectives of the participants in the political arena. On the other hand, public affairs for companies, associations, foundations and trade unions needs a lot of applicable knowledge about methods and instruments of interest representation + political communication, general management processes and leadership. The Certified Public Affairs Leader, as a public affairs further education, brings all this to the point in four presence phases in an application-oriented manner in order to professionalize you in your daily practice in action and on paper as a certification.

Your Professor

Understanding and shaping political and social processes is the core task of a sustainable corporate strategy. Our programme convey public affairs instruments as well as profound strategy development for political communication. This enables you to navigate confidently in the political environment, identify important developments at an early stage and shape political and social processes innovatively.

Vice President & Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs
Quadriga University of Applied Sciences


Mechthild Bülow Public Affairs
Vice President Corporate Representation
Deutsche Post DHL Group

Why a Certified MBA Course?

Learn more about the concept, participants and evaluation of our Certified MBA Courses, as well as options of how you can tailor the modules to your needs.

The two modules in detail

Our Certified MBA Courses consist of two modules, which you can also take individually. Here you will find the module contents and dates. After your application, our study advisors will contact you to discuss the programme details with you.

Public Affairs Essentials


Content of module

  • Specifics and Terminologies of Political Science and Public Affairs
  • Political theory and history of theory
  • Forms of government, types of democracy
  • Constitutional foundations
  • Structure of constitutional bodies and EU institutions
  • Working methods and specifics of the constitutional and EU institutions
  • Legislative processes (Germany and EU) – History of the European integration process
  • Competences and specific features of the European Union


22.03.2021 to 26.03.2021
= 9 Attendance days
Quadriga University of Applied Sciences
Study trip to Brussels (23.-25.03.2021)
Individual price: 4900 EUR (excl. VAT)
ECTS-Points: 5

Public Affairs Management

Representation of Interests & Public Affairs

Content of module

  • Overview of the development of public affairs practice at national and EU level
  • Theoretical foundations for the representation of interests and public affairs
  • Typology of interests and associations, function, internal life and power relations in the Federal Republic of Germany and the EU
  • Legitimacy and legality of lobbying (including concepts such as corporate political responsibili-ty and responsible lobbying)
  • Instruments for the representation of interests
  • Methods of representation of interests
  • Strategy development
  • Concrete application of selected public affairs instruments (drafting position papers and speeches, conducting negotiations, organising a parliamentary evening etc.)MMX


14.04.2021 to 17.04.2021
= 7 Attendance days
Quadriga University of Applied Sciences
Individual price: 4900 EUR (excl. VAT)
ECTS-Points: 6

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