Business Process Management (BPM) has evolved into an important topic at universities in Europe and abroad, and it has become an important part of modern management education both at the bachelor and master levels. At the same time, however, many practitioners are nowadays confronted with challenges related to BPM, even though BPM has not been part of their primary and secondary education. In addition, a technology-driven field such as BPM is subject to the rapid changes and innovations in information technology; so even managers who have graduated only recently have a permanent demand to update their knowledge and skillson a continuous, life-long basis.
Therefore, the goal of the BPM_Online project is to establish executive BPM education throughout Europe within a network of leading BPM research institutions. Five major BPM research institutions constitute the consortium of BPM_Online: the University of Liechtenstein, the University of Münster, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Copenhagen Business School, and the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. They will jointly develop a reference curriculum for BPM executive education that can be used by educational institutions across Europe to accelerate BPM education and to foster excellence and innovation in various sectors of economy and society, in particular, industry, banking, administration, education, government and health. The project runs from October 2015 to October 2017.