Hidden Champions Institute

HCI Education

In our executive education programs, we impart practical knowledge for and about hidden champions. These courses will be held by renowned experts and characterized by stimulating teaching methods and a direct reference to practice. We offer executive development programs as well as customized programs.

Executive development progams on several topics, such as strategic management, digital transformation, leadership, change management and corporate governance, are held on a regular basis. The program brochure and the ESMT program finder provide a comprehensive overview. Our team is at your disposal for personal advice.

Customized programs are tailor-made for single hidden champions. In these cases, we closely adapt contents, processes, teaching methods and organizational frameworks to the needs and learning objectives of our customers.

HCI co-director Bianca Schmitz will be pleased to provide you with personal advice.


"A program that gives a comprehensive insight into the topic of strategy. The whole range of theory and practice is conveyed by refreshing presentations and workshops. Individual questions can be discussed in the group."
Participant from an open program

"Very descriptive, competent and relevant to practice. Outstanding topics, including outstanding lecturers."
Participant from a customized program


Have a look at the ESMT program finder and browse our executive development courses.
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