The Institute

About us

The Management-Institut Dr. A. Kitzmann is a provider of professional training, which primarily addresses professionals and executives from business and administration. The institute was founded in 1975 and specializes in the further education of specialists and executives.

The institute offers continuing education in the form of open and in-house seminars, individual coaching, workshops, lectures, online seminars, e-learning and via app. Open seminars are offered on more than 75 different topics at the locations Münster, Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover, Kassel, Leipzig, Cologne, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Vienna, Zurich, Warsaw, as well as on the Internet as online seminars. In-house further training measures are carried out in the entire DACH and Benelux region, as well as on the Internet as an in-house online seminar.

The goal of the institute is a practice-oriented imparting of the most important key qualifications for specialists and executives. The underlying philosophy is based on the assumption that even in a performance and competitive situation, important human skills are paramount. The training needs identified are translated into customized training solutions.

Currently, 75 seminar trainers work for the institute at its 16 locations. They have a university degree, several years of management experience and have completed a trainer training course at the Dr. A. Kitzmann Management Institute. The trainers are committed to humanistic psychology.

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Dr. Arnold Kitzmann


The founder of the institute is Dr. Arnold Kitzmann. He studied psychology at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster and subsequently earned his doctorate in Ulm. He finally completed his training as a psychotherapist in Münster, where he founded the Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann in 1975.


Dr. Jana Völkel-Kitzmann


After studying business administration at the European Business School (ebs) in Oestrich-Winkel, Université Lille and San Francisco State University, she completed her doctorate at ebs. She then worked at the Investment Bank Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions department in Frankfurt and in London until 2007. Since then, she has been active in the Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann as a managing partner in the second family generation.


Lea-Sofie Bock

Management Hamburg

Ms. Bock has many years of experience with a large German aviation company, where she has worked with a focus on finance and controlling. Since 2020, Ms. Bock has been working for the Management-Institut Dr. A. Kitzmann, and in 2023 she took up the position as Managing Director for the Hamburg site. By her extensive expertise and profound experience in the field of continuing education, she brings valuable competencies to our organization.


Patrick Kuhn

Management Münster & COO

Mr. Kuhn has a background as an officer in the German Navy and subsequently as a manager in a large American company. In 2023, the business psychology graduate took over the position of Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer at the company's headquarters in Münster at the Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann. His many years of management experience in human resources and operations as well as his keen instinct in dealing with our customers and employees enrich our organization with experience and expertise.

Book publications

A. Kitzmann
Künstliche Intelligenz, Springer Verlag, 1. Auflage, 2022, ISBN-NR: 3658376996
A. Kitzmann
Glück und positives Denken, Springer Verlag, 1. Auflage, 2020, ISBN-NR. 978-3-658-30284-9
A. Kitzmann
Massenpsychologie und Börse, Gabler Verlag, Frankfurt 2007, ISBN-NR: 978-3-8349-0297-9
J. Völkel-Kitzmann
Private Equity in Deutschland, Gabler Verlag, Auflage 1, ISBN-NR. 978-3-8350-0048-3, Dezember 2005
A. Kitzmann
Persönliche Arbeitstechniken und Zeit-Management, Expert-Verlag, Ehningen 1992, ISBN-NR. 3-8169-0430-0, 3. Auflage 1998

Articles and other magazine publications

A. Kitzmann
„Zwischen Angst und Hype: Wie unsere Zukunft mit künstlicher Intelligenz aussieht", Perspective Daily, 2023
J. Völkel-Kitzmann
„Künstliche Intelligenz und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung - die Zukunft des Lernens liegt in hybriden Formaten", Service-Seiten: Finanzen Steuern Recht, 2023
J. Völkel-Kitzmann
„Rollenwechsel​: Vom Teamplayer zur Führungskraft​", Heise, Juli 2022
J. Völkel-Kitzmann
„Vom Chefsessel in den Lotussitz", Handelsblatt, Oktober 2021
J. Völkel-Kitzmann
„Kommunikation im Homeoffice", WELT, Dezember 2020


Company foundation 1975

In the beginning, there was the idea of enabling people to develop throughout their lives. In 1975, the psychologist Dr. Arnold Kitzmann founded the renowned Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann in Münster. He began with three self-conceived training topics, which were taught in individual coaching sessions. Over the years, this developed into a company whose core business is the further training of specialists and executives.

The institute grows

In-house training courses are held throughout the DACH and Benelux regions and on the Internet as in-house online seminars. These are tailored courses for individual companies. In addition, courses are now held in open form at 16 locations - including cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Vienna, Zurich, Warsaw. These courses can also be booked as online seminars.

New opportunities

Growing together is our motto. Together with our customers, but also with the new challenges. Like digital learning, flexible forms of work, modern business models. Many of our publications deal with these topics - which in turn gave rise to new seminar content. Since 2011, the open seminar business has been expanded more and more. Seven years later, in 2018, we succeeded in transferring our concept to other countries as well.

Some of our clients

  • DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Sparkassenakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • Bayerische Vereinsbank
  • Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Deutsche Hypothekenbank
  • HUK-Coburg
  • Continentale Krankenversicherung
  • Volvo Auto Bank Deutschland GmbH
  • Volksfürsorge Versicherungen
  • Sparda Bank Münster
  • IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG
  • LVM Versicherungen
  • Volkswohl Bund Versicherung
  • Volksbank Paderborn-Höxter-Detmold eG
  • Lödige Industries
  • TRILUX GmbH & Co. KG
  • Albrecht Jung GmbH
  • Armacell Business Services
  • Benteler AG (Baustoffe)
  • Schmitz Cargobull (Herstellung von Anhängern)
  • Hering GmbH + Co. KG (Baustoffe)
  • Testo AG
  • Atlanta Gmbh
  • Hölscher Wasserbau GmbH (Baufirma)
  • Knipex - C. Gustav Putsch KG
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Bundesnetzagentur
  • Stadtwerke Hamm
  • Stadtwerke Oberhausen
  • Verkehrsverbund Rhein- Ruhr
  • Zahnärztekammer Westfalen/Lippe
  • Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart
  • DVV (admito)
  • Amt für Immobilienmanagement Stadt Münster
  • MAN
  • Renault
  • BMW
  • Citroen
  • Mercedes
  • Volkswagen
  • FAUN GmbH
  • Schmitz Cargobull
  • Nissan
  • Fallstudie Automobilzulieferer 1: Stress im Arbeitsalltag professionell und strukturiert handhaben Fallstudie jetzt lesen
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  • BIG direkt Gesund
  • Fresenius SE
  • Mölnlycke Health Care GmbH
  • Kreiskliniken Darmstadt–Dieburg
  • DRK-Blutspendedienst
  • BiogenIdec GmbH
  • Altana AG
  • Stiftung Hellef Doheem
  • Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Westfalen-Lippe
  • Dr. Schumacher GmbH
  • MVZ Uniklinik Köln
  • Praxis Dr. Klehmet
  • KVWL
  • Testo AG
  • BAD
  • Picture
  • IBM- Computer
  • ComNetMedia
  • ePages Software GmbH
  • Perbit
  • Jobleads
  • GAD eG
  • Fallstudie IT-Unternehmen: Professioneller Umgang mit Kunden Fallstudie jetzt lesen
  • Plath EFT
  • Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG
  • BAK Back-Kontor
  • Kao Germany
  • Teak Corner
  • Westag & Getalit AG
  • Bosch
  • Otto Versand
  • Karstadt
  • Mars
  • Rewe
  • Kaiser
  • Karstadt
  • Kaufhof
  • Combi-Verbrauchermarkt
  • Spar
  • Westfleisch
  • Apetito
  • Kaufhof
  • P&C
  • Living Concept
  • Treubau
  • Die Fachverwalter / Treubau
  • EDEKA-MIHA Immobilien-Service GmbH
  • Jobleads
  • BAD
  • Rotenburger Werke
  • Creaviva
  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • Bayer AG
  • Gaz de France Deutschland
  • BYK-Chemie
  • WELtec BioPower GmbH
  • Fournier Pharma
  • Kali Chemie Pharma
  • Wick Pharma
  • E.ON
  • RWE Power AG
  • Elf- Mineralöl AG
  • Evonik Industries
  • VEBA Kraftwerke
  • Emscher Genossenschaft
  • Creaviva
  • Fiege
  • Team Trans
  • Rickmers
  • Hanjin Shipping
  • Aug. Bolten
  • ProLogistik
  • Wedi
  • GE transport und Logstik GmbH
  • Lufthansa Cargo
  • LPL Logistics
  • b.i.b. Paderborn
  • SPD Fraktion
  • Rotenburger Werke
  • Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Klett Verlag

Promoting further development as a reliable partner

The Management-Institut Dr. A. Kitzmann from Münster is a further education institution that primarily addresses specialists and executives from business and administration. For more than 45 years we have been accompanying and supporting specialists and executives in their further development.

More than 5,000 participants are trained annually in our open and in-house seminars nationwide. Participant-activating methods are predominantly used to achieve a high learning efficiency. Special emphasis is placed on practical implementation. The range of events covers the most important key qualifications for specialists and managers.

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