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SIGMA Global Virtual Courses


With the goal to promote innovation in teaching, deal with up-to-date issues and enhance the collaboration of higher education institutions around the globe, top management and business schools of the SIGMA alliance jointly designed and developed the SIGMA Global Virtual Courses. Bringing together interdisciplinary expertise and viewpoints on societal challenges of our time united in an innovative course design creates a unique learning experience.

Course Design

Learning Outcomes

Course Consortium

Course Portfolio


Managing the SDGs

Under the theme of the SDGs, this course encourages students to rethink international management from various perspectives: Students become familiar with business approaches addressing the SDGs, related players and stakeholders involved, and their roles and responsibilities.


Responsible Digital Transformation

With a focus on responsibility, this course examines from various (disciplinary) perspectives how processes of Digital Transformation can be implemented in a way to address economic, societal, and environmental challenges.


“Coordinating the SIGMA Global Virtual Courses from the beginning, I am delighted about students' continuing interest in taking these courses. You will gain insights into highly relevant topics and a foretaste of the virtually networked working world. Take the opportunity to work in teams with students from other universities on a challenging task and benefit from lectures of experts in different disciplines teaching at the SIGMA partner universities. On behalf of the team of the SIGMA courses, I wish you a stimulating and enriching learning experience.”

Dr. Oliver Vettori

Dr. Oliver Vettori

SIGMA Global Virtual Course Portfolio Director, Director Program Management and Teaching & Learning Vienna University of Economics and Business

The SIGMA Alliance

SIGMA Alliance

The Societal Impact & Global Management Alliance (SIGMA) was founded in 2015 by the universities formerly constituting the "Alliance of Like-Minded Universities". The global network of top universities in management and business aims to promote interdisciplinary and inter-university cooperation in education, research, and knowledge transfer.

Members of the SIGMA alliance