Welcome – Let’s make a difference

As a student at Karlshochschule International University, I experience how it differs from other universities. It is a university of applied sciences with high academic standards and at the same time deeply rooted in the region.

It is home to an international community of teachers and students. It combines the characteristics of an international business school with a critical management perspective and at the same time acts as a governance school for transcultural civil society.

We, the students and teaching staff, deal with global challenges and develop educational programs at various levels in order to prepare ourselves for the necessary transformations of our world. Karlshochschule pursues a mission statement of an intercultural, feminist and diverse university in which we all treat each other with respect, responsibility and commitment.


Cosy, familiar, creative, productive and practice-oriented – that is my everyday university life.


Studies at the Karls. Facts and highlights briefly checked.

  • Bachelor of Arts in 6 or 8 semesters
  • Master of Arts in 4 semesters
  • State-recognized and FIBAA-accredited
  • Top position in the CHE ranking
  • International, colorful and active atmosphere
  • English-language study program
  • Semester abroad and internship semester (Bachelor)
  • Real company projects
  • Small learning groups and interactive teaching
  • Individual support from professors
  • Focus on personal development

Bachelor Preparation Program

Bachelor degree programs at Karlshochschule

Master’s degree programs at Karlshochschule

Master’s specializations at Karlshochschule

The university

Karlshochschule is my forum of ideas.

The personal relationship with our interested parties, students as well as representatives and partners from science and practice is our top priority. Many roads lead to the Karls. And various touchpoints make it possible to get to know each other and exchange ideas: At trade fairs and information days, at Karls talks, afterworks, conferences and other events, in taster lectures, on the website, the blog, social media and, of course, in our individual consultation by phone, Skype or in person on site. Contact the Student Advisory Service +49 721 48095 777.


  • characterized by an interest in economic, entrepreneurial and organizational action in economic, social, ecological and cultural contexts
  • Pursuing an interpretative approach to economics and social sciences
  • Qualification of students to take on management and leadership functions in business and society, imparting cognitive-theoretical knowledge (“rules”), availability knowledge (“tools”) and orientation knowledge (knowledge of ethically justified purposes and goals)
  • Designed for a fast and secure career start
  • Interculturality:
    • English as the language of instruction
    • Compulsory learning of a second and optional third foreign language
    • Languages offered: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish
    • Semester abroad at one of the numerous partner universities worldwide

Voices from the Karls

This program provides a unique opportunity to refresh my knowledge and get familiar with the Karls early on. The positive experiences I’ve made in the PreMaster confirm my decision to do my Master’s here 100 %!


What are the interests of politics? What motives the economy? And how can human thought and action be explained? I’ve always been interested in questions like that.


I believe that at Karlshochschule I got to understand what role management plays in the cultural field and how tremendous it is in enabling artistic performance.

Friedemann Bauknecht

When I first thought of International Relations, I used to think of a very theoretical approach. But here at Karls that is not the only thing we do. The focus lies on team work and critical thinking, learning by doing and questioning everything in the process.


I believe that culture has become an integral part of today’s economy. Through my studies I was able to develop personally and professionally.

Cornelius – Intercultural Management & Communication

In today’s digitized world we are incredibly sensitive to media content and the media makers and managers need an international perspective on the subject.


People always say that rethinking management is nothing but a myth; a fake claim without substance. For this Master’s that is not true. I am seriously rethinking everything!


Coming from a multicultural background, I find studying, thinking and creating in an environment as diverse as Karlshochschule to be a real blessing. I’ve never been one to fall when I can jump and at a place like the Karls you certainly learn how to jump high.


Everything here is so international and it’s like you can experience the whole world.


The monthly tuition fee for all study programs is € 790 for EU countries and € 1.090 for non-EU countries.