In 1903, the university was founded as the Merkur Akademie and in 1978 was transformed into the Merkur Akademie M.A.I. gGmbH. In 1992, a bachelor's programme was launched in cooperation with foreign universities. In 2004 the MAI Privathochschulen gGmbH Karlsruhe was founded. This was accredited by the Science Council in 2005 and officially recognised by the state.
We act on the assumption of the educational ideal of an educated young person with multifaceted interests, who
Karlshochschule academic profile is characterized by pluralistic oriented research interests in economic and entrepreneurial acting and activities in organizational life-worlds and their socio-cultural, societal embedment. We act on the assumption that economic and organizational realities are constructed and staged (performed) by agents and agencies through attributions, interpretations and negotiations of senses and sense-making. Karlshochschule International University understands itself as a business and management school that is "coined" by the studies of culture while it aspires to supplement or overcome traditional economistic and managerialistic approaches.
Overall, students graduating from private universities have excellent career prospects in Germany; on average, they find an adequate work position more quickly after graduating from university. Through its connection to local industries (which are often global players) students often find a job in these companies. This is facilitated by the compulsory internships and company projects that are part of the curriculum. The study programs at Karlshochschule are oriented at pursuing a career in globally operating businesses, industries or international organizations.
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Students can work in the library, different seminar rooms or workplaces in the extended hallways.
Karlshochschule does not provide on-site housing, since it is a small private university. Nevertheless, there is public student housing available through the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe.
The library comprises more than 13,000 books as well as approximately 70 journals and is generally open to all interested parties. External visitors can use the library during the opening hours between 8am and 5pm.
There is an open WiFi network on campus and several computers that can be used or borrowed by students. The university also provides IT support.
Healthcare facilities are off campus. Students have compulsory health insurance in Germany. The public health insurance provides very good and free access to all preventive and acute health services.
Students have access to sports facilities of the public university in Karlsruhe. There is several gyms and a broad array of sports offers (team and individual).
The SENSE Center enables students and civil society organizations as well as schools to jointly implement a practical project. In this way, students get to know the work in civil society and the educational system and experience what it means to take responsibility for society. The students get to know the common good oriented practice and its social importance. In doing so, they sharpen their ability to work in a team, solution orientation and social skills.
I really love our classes, the modules we have and what we learn. Our class dynmaics and discussions are great and I take a lot away from them. Hearing everybody's contribution is an excellent way to learn. Nevertheless, of course not everything goes well. Since the semester abroad is mandatory, we were pushed to go abroad in a very uncertain situation and without...
The open halls within the building, the staff members and lecturers who can be approached at any time with any concern, as well as the open-minded and interesting students which have become friends for life over time create a truly liberal, inspirational, and open but safe atmosphere to study. The study program is very interdisciplinary incorporating a diverse set of...
During my Bachelor, I not only learned theories and academic knowledge on management, finance, HR, economy, sustainability etc. but thanks to the multitude of practical tasks and projects involving real companies, I also acquired many critical skills. Team-working in a multicultural environment, effective communication and critical thinking build the foundation. While a...
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