Karlshochschule International University


Karlshochschule International University (or as we call it: the Karls) is a foundation-owned, private, non-profit university. It is accredited by the Wissenschaftsministerium (Ministry of Science) of the Baden-Württemberg state and also has a Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) Systems Accreditation. This boutique university can trace its history to 1903, though it was reimagined as Karlshochschule in 2009 with a cultural perspective on management at its core and a strong international outlook. The Karls is a different kind of university for people who are or who want to be different; specifically, for those who want to make a difference.

10 Reasons to Choose Karls

  1. Rethinking Management & Society - We engage in new perspectives on management and society. Our interdisciplinary programs empower to tread new paths.

  2. In the Lead - All our programs have been accredited by FIBAA with the highest praise and received 8 premium seals which place us among Germany's top management universities.

  3. ChangeMakers & CareTakers - Our students learn to think critically about today‘s realities, seek responsibility and find disruptive solutions to complex problems.

  4. Intercultural, Every Day! – 100+ partner universities, international groups of students, lecturers and staff, as well as the variety of language courses make experiencing interculturality natural part of everyday life.

  5. Co-Creation Space – We are a gathering point for highly motivated and open-minded individuals with the passion and desire to innovate and co-create sustainable change.

  6. Personal Growth – A degree is nothing if you cannot live up to it. In our programs, we provide the ground to transform, embrace and share experiences in a creative but critical way, and to thereby develop personally.

  7. Live & Lifelong Network – Our networks in business, arts, culture, politics, science & society are more than ink on paper. They are alive and kicking in the ongoing interactions with our partners.

  8. Best (Is) Practice – The manifold involvement in hands-on real-world projects gives a taste of what it is like to perform on the world stage and opens possibilities for professional advances.

  9. Academic Home & More – Karls’ people have a strong, intimate bond and close relationships. Students, professors, staff, and alumni relate to, engage with and appreciate each other.

  10. Heart of Europe - Located right in the center of Karlsruhe, a young, vibrant, multi-cultural student city in the South of Germany, we are at the pulse of European quality of life: culture, economy, urban lifestyle, and nature.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master in Management

Campus Full time 2 years March 2019 Germany Karlsruhe

Our Master program in Management program provides you with the structure (theory), performance (practice), transformation (leadership) and research (synthesis) of management in an interdisciplinary way: (re-)thinking management. And why choose between being a generalist or a specialist? Building on the pillars of general management and personal development you choose two areas of specialization. [+]

This is where I start to make a difference.

(Re-)Thinking Management & Society

With our Masters of Arts program in Management you will not only get a professional university education but also find an environment where management, cultural and social sciences, theory and practice, ethics and sustainability come together – and where these phenomena are not taken for granted, but reflected critically and empathically. You will have the opportunity to incorporate, embody and reconsider your responsibility to management and society. Over four semesters you will graduate through subjects designed to provide you with “structure” (theory), “performance” (practice), “transformation” (leadership) and “research” (synthesis). Now, why choose between being a generalist or a specialist? The program foundation is built on the pillars of general management and personal skills development.... [-]


Study Management and Society differently at Karlshochschule