You want to take on today’s societal challenges?

In our Certificate for Transformational Change, we prepare you for the challenges of our age.



Our established program will train you in all the areas required for initiating social innovation. We’ll provide you with knowledge, methods and support so that you can create your own social enterprise or drive change in existing organizations. We’ll nurture the competences you’ll need for your business model to not only generate impact, but also be able to sustain itself. After our year-long program either parallel to your course of study or your occupation, you’ll obtain a certificate and join a vast community of people who are working to change the world.


Our certificate program is taught in German over the course of one semester, during which we work in interdisciplinary teams. Interaction, experimentation and an autonomous and reflective approach to work are important cornerstones of our program. We want to offer you support that is as personalized as possible. In addition to learning the newest and most relevant methods used to solve social and environmental issues, you’ll get to know and appreciated like-minded people who are striving for a better world. 


You can participate in the Certificate for Transformational Change during your studies or as part of your continuing education. The program is aimed towards students from the second semester onwards at universities and institutions of higher education in the greater Munich area, as well as towards young professionals who wish to become more qualified in the area of effective entrepreneurship. A basic prerequisite for participating is your personal interest in societal issues, such as social mobility, sustainable consumption, migration or lifelong global learning. 

More Information and Application

The Certificate for Transformational Change will take place during the summer term (April to July) of 2024 as a blended learning format with block courses in presence in Munich as well as online meetings and courses. The dates are already fixed:

Block dates (full day, on site):

  • April 26/27
  • May 17
  • June 7
  • July 1
  • July 12
  • July 19 – Finale

Online sessions (9-10:30 a.m., via Zoom):

  • April 19 – Kick-off
  • May 6
  • May 27
  • June 17
  • July 15

The program will be held in German during the summer semester and in English during the winter semester. If you would like to receive a reminder as soon as the application for the Certificate in English language is possible, sign up for our application reminder.

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Costs for students: 0 Euro

Costs for professionals:

  • Up to 200 euros for enrollment as an auditor at TUM. Enrollment is to be done independently – more information here.
  • 149 Euro for receiving the certificate of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie
  • Possible costs for excursion (Bayern-Ticket)

Crediting up to 9 ECTS is possible in certain cases, but this depends on your degree program and your university. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this. The certificate is awarded by the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie after successful participation. Participation in all parts of the program is required to receive the certificate.

You should have basic knowledge of Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability as a prerequisite for your participation. You can acquire this in advance, for example through our free MOOC ‘Enabling Social Entrepreneurs To Shape A Better World’.


The application deadline for the summer semester 2024 has expired. If you would like to be informed when applications for the winter semester are possible, please subscribe to our application reminder.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Carola Vogel or Verena Kaoui.

The Certificate for Transformational Change takes place as part of the cross-university project “Impact for Future”.

My takeaway from the SEA:certificate program was the courage and the confidence to make a decisive contribution to societal change. Our international success has shown that we shouldn’t think small – we should think big! The SEA has always affirmed us in that regard.

Janine Heiner

I benefited tremendously from developing a practical and realistic strategy for how I can achieve something. Thanks to the program I gained a lot of experience, know-how and contacts with inspiring people – and most of all, the courage to act.

Christoph Karmann

Through the SEA:certificate Program, I not only became acquainted with different methods and tools in the context of Social Entrepreneurship, but I also benefited most of all from the diverse perspectives in my year. The collective spirit of this group consistently opened my eyes and gave me the courage to live out my dreams.

Nina Bürklin

The SEA:certificate program enabled me to develop and implement solutions for societal problems.
Anyone who wants to actively help to develop a sustainable future and cares strongly about the good of humanity really should sign up for this program!
In my opinion, the SEA:certificate offers education’s best answer to the challenges of our time – it actually provides urgently needed general knowledge in this day and age!

Mercedes BarkmeyerCorporate Responsibility bei Festo