24 months
8280 EUR/year
8280 EUR/year
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The Master in Social Transformation - Politics, Philosophy and Economics program at Karlshochschule International University is situated in, and responds to, calls of our current time and for a more sustainable future to come.

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Our present economic and socio-political situation and its complex globalized context, is characterized by a multiple crisis, unethical practices and unsustainable developments. Understanding and dealing with these realities require a more integral approach and holistic perspectives.

On the academic and public policy fronts, this is due to the fact that conventional theoretical and empirical approaches are fragmented, often merely focusing on one specialized discipline, which is inadequate. Isolated perspectives are insufficient for a much needed comprehensive and inter- and transdisciplinary understanding of the pressing political, social and cultural as well as ecological/economic challenges we face.

Furthermore, with the emergence of new forms of populism, nationalism, and the rising tide of authoritarianism, and fundamentalism, democratic institutions are weakened and civic liberties restricted. Accordingly, there is a growing need for thinking and acting in terms of a post-national and intercultural orientation, especially concerning meaningful policy-making and collective-decision-making.

Content of the L-PPE Program

What will be emphasised, throughout the study, is the exercise of critical reasoning as well as developing the capability of judgement. Connected to this astute reflexivity on societal, political and economic or organizational questions, issues and problems, will be the learning of more practical skills. These skills serve communicating and implementing ideas, decisions, and policies as well as assessing their efficacy. Thus, the Leadership - Politics, Philosophy and Economics emphasis at Karlshochschule International University  is laid on a theoretically rigorous and critical investigation, together with a practical orientation, both related to real world challenges of our time and for a future to come.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rhetorics and Stylistics
  • Relational Practices and Political Philosophy of Resonance, Resistance & Responsibility
  • Political Practices, Social Movement & Civic Engagement
  • Alternative Organisational & Socio-Economic Practices
  • Power & Conflict

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You are eligible to apply for the program if you have completed

  • a 3-year (or more) degree program in business administration or economics at a university or a university of applied sciences or a university of cooperative education (accredited undergraduate studies) or
  • a 3-year (or more) degree program in a related field of study at a university or a university of applied sciences or a university of cooperative education (accredited undergraduate studies).

A related field of study can be virtually anything from legal, social and cultural studies, to the humanities, linguistics or geography, psychology or philosophy, to even technological subjects and natural sciences.

However, you need to have gained certified experience in relevant management topics in your prior studies worth at least 30 ECTS (credit points). We also accredit for corresponding practical experience in the framework of an equivalency assessment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8280 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8280 EUR per year during 24 months.

The tuition payable increases by € 690 per month that you are additionally enrolled.

Living costs for Karlsruhe

780 - 1140 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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