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Value-Based Management

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About This Course

Value-based management is a management approach that puts a company’s value at the center of all management decisions and activities. Following a broad perspective on value creation, this course does not focus on conventional performance metrics. Rather, our goal is to provide a holistic view and some additional knowledge on what drives value creation.

Therefore, this course will approach the topic from six different angles, which correspond to the six modules provided in the course. Each module is presented by a professor of Mannheim Business School, providing special insights from his or her research field. These modules are:

Value-Based IT Management    (Starting March 1st)
Corporate Social Responsibility     (Starting March 8th)
Organizational Learning    (Starting March 15th)
Company Taxation and Value-Based Management    (Starting March 22nd)
Value-Based Marketing    (Starting March 29th)
The Finance Function    (Starting April 5th)

The modules are designed for self-paced learning. The learning content of the modules will be released on the given dates. After the release of a module and until the end of the online course, you will be able to watch the videos whenever you want. You will have the opportunity to monitor your progress by solving self-test quizzes and minor case studies provided by the instructors.

We also encourage you to comment on questions and course content in the discussion forum, where you have the chance to interact with other learners. Our course team will answer open questions and provide you with aggregated feedback from the instructors on a regular basis.



This course is aimed at business professionals and advanced MBA students. You should feel comfortable with basic management concepts such as determining the net present value of a given investment or conducting a SWOT-analysis. If you are not sure about your personal skill level – just give it a try. We also encourage you to enroll when you only feel familiar with one or two of the six perspectives on value-based management. In this case, the course will provide you with a more holistic understanding of the subject.

Frequently Asked Questions

What software do I need to install?

Apart from a working internet connection, no additional software is needed. The learning platform MBSx can be accessed through any modern internet browser. MBSx works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. There is also support for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer version 11 and above.

How can I see that I am enrolled in MBSx: Value-Based Management?

Once you have enrolled in MBSx:Value-Based Management, the box in the upper section of this page will show "You are enrolled in this course". Being enrolled, you can then also navigate to your personal dashboard by clicking on your user name in the upper-right corner of the landing page. A new window opens, where you see the courses that you are enrolled in.

Is this the online learning platform?

No, this is just the landing page. The course starts on March 1st, and then you will be able to access the online platform.

Can I obtain ECTS-credits in this course?

No, it is not possible to obtain credits in the first run of this course. We do not offer an assessment compliant to ECTS and accreditation standards at the moment.
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