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We view our students of today as those who will shape the world of tomorrow. That's what we prepare them for. We are living in a time of rapid global change. Be it digitization, internationalization, cultural shifts or climate change – they all challenge us and our open society. Almost every second job in Germany is dependent upon international trade. There is no global transformation that leaves our lives, our economy or our future unchanged. International managers therefore need to have a global mindset to be able to differentiate and integrate a diversity of knowledge. Bringing lasting successful economic structures to life requires strong cognitive personalities with a cosmopolitan orientation.
This is why the focus of our Bachelor programs is on national and international markets, linking foreign languages with a more in-depth knowledge of important economic and cultural regions worldwide, business projects, a practical phase and a semester abroad. We want to support our students in starting a career in a field of the future in six semesters. Prerequisites for doing so are positive and long-term thinking, future-oriented, respectful coexistence and a high level of motivation. After the first academic year, Bachelor students can opt for the honors program and with it an even more intensive and broad Bachelor program in eight semesters. This option is unique in Germany.
The Bachelor of Arts entitles students to take up a Master's program at German and international colleges and universities. Our own Master's program in Management combines management competencies with knowledge from two out of eight specializations from which to choose. The intensive connection between teaching and practice, personal development, international and intercultural aspects of the program, lecturers with practical experience, small study groups and personal, uncomplicated interaction between teachers and students contribute greatly to academic success. Through ongoing change of perspective and continuing education in responsibility, empathy, sustainability and expertise, our Master's graduates assume managerial roles and leadership functions in companies as well as responsibility for and in society.
The unlimited officially accredited Karlshochschule is published in the 2014/2015 CHE ranking in the weekly magazine "Die Zeit", among others, distinguished as one of the best universities. Karlshochschule was re-accredited by the science council for 10 years in 2010. In 2014, FIBAA re-accredited all eight Bachelor programs in the field of management with the premium seal. The Bachelor programs in the field of society were accredited in 2015 according to the same criteria.
Karlshochschule maintains a manageable size. Every lecturer knows his or her students personally and supports them individually; this distinguishes us and ensures quality. At the same time we place great importance on regional, cultural and economic integration in society. We always think of responsibility in a sustainable way which also pertains to our responsibility to students and the college at our location in Karlsruhe.
President of Karlshochschule International University