PwC NextGen Education

Developing the leaders of tomorrow

PwC’s NextGen Academy framework offers three distinct and complementary learning opportunities. You can select the right program to suit your own unique needs, based on your age and your personal and business experiences. You are also welcome to re-join any of the program stages – something that many participants choose to do in order to explore different business schools, cultures and topics. Free virtual learning, coaching and networking sessions are offered prior to your training week, so you can enjoy the best possible Academy experience and make the most of what it has to offer. Sign up now! And let us work and innovate with you virtually to help you achieve your goals, until we are able to meet again in person for one of our multidisciplinary 2021 NextGen Academies. 

All programs are conducted in English. For more information about early-bird rates, the training curricula and application process, please get in touch with us.


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Our planned Academy offerings at a glance

Explorer Academy
Learn your passion!

INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau/Paris, France, 25-31 July 2021

An entrepreneurial training camp for young successors eager to explore their own potential and entrepreneurial skills. Families are invited to join for the farewell workshop that wraps up the program week.

Recommended ages: 16-20 years.

Please request an invitation here

Accelerator Academy
Learn your business!

ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin, Germany, 22-28 August 2021

Leaders of tomorrow build on their knowledge and strengths. Become part of one of the world’s most vibrant startup scenes and explore how a focus on purpose and impact keep the family legacy fit for the future.

Recommended ages: 20-26 years.

Please request an invitation here

Leader Academy
Learn how to lead!

MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge/Boston, USA, 8-14 August 2021

Successors and entrepreneurs transform their businesses and shape their family legacies. Focus on technology and family governance with the globally recognised family enterprise expert Professor John Davis.

Recommended ages: 26-36 years.

­­Please request an invitation here

PwC NextGen Academy Alumni Network

At the end of the Academy week you will not only receive a certificate of attendance from the business school hosting the event, but will also be invited to join our NextGen Academy Alumni Network. This is an exclusive and complimentary grouping which can help you expand your professional and personal networks strategically and globally. As a member, you will receive support for your personal development and business agenda through interactive virtual learning and coaching sessions, reference letters, international internships and exclusive annual Network gatherings. Sounds exciting? Then get in touch with us to see how you can become part of it.

Coming next: Academy Alumni Network Reunion 2021, Vienna


'With PwC NextGen Education you are in very good hands. Within the past twelve years our team has developed and mentored more than 800 next-generation members from 80 different countries and regions. Our aim is to create a unique experience for you. Don’t miss out!'

Andrea Baars, NextGen Education Lead, PwC Germany

What we cover

Academic content

Learn at top-ranked business schools, explore campus life and academic offerings to further your studies.

PwC insights

Meet our professionals, get first-hand practitioner insights and explore mega-trends in a fast-paced business world.

Peer networking

Bond with peers from around the globe. Build strategic alliances and friendships for life. Discover new cultures and expand your horizons.

Personal development

Discover your passions and strengths. Psychometric tools can reveal your work preferences and social style for effective interaction with others.

Entrepreneurial challenge

Work individually or in teams on a real entrepreneurial project to develop your social and business acumen.

Inspiring entrepreneurs

Learn from the best. At the training sessions you will have the chance to be inspired by and learn from a wide range of successful entrepreneurs.

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Contact us

Peter Englisch

Peter Englisch

Global Family Business and EMEA Entrepreneurial and Private Business Leader, Partner, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 201 438 1812

Andrea Baars

Andrea Baars

NextGen Education Lead, PwC Germany

Tel: +492014382783