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About FHDW

Our Credo

The FHDW was founded in 1993 as one of the first private universities in Germany. Our key competence is the advanced experience gained from a dual course of studies in Business Administration or Information Science for Business. Nowadays we prepare future managers in East Westphalia. The quarterly change between theoretical and practical phases is the key competence of the FHDW Studying in small groups, intensive individual support, intensive mentoring by the lecturers, highly practically oriented lectures, and a high number of international university cooperation agreements are other key indicators.

Fit for the real world

It is essential for the FHDW philosophy that our students are fit: highly qualified for daily work, both personally and professionally. But we also understand the word “fit” in terms of fitting together. Since we know our students well and have been cooperatin with our partner companies for a long time, we know what is important. That is why our trainee program takes place before the students work in the companies so we can ensure that we bring the right partners together. This way we can ensure the development of future management talent in the long term in a targeted, strategically oriented process. This is a decisive advantage of our concept in view of the clear lack of trained talent in business today.

Dates and Facts

Founded1993 as a state-certified university of applied sciences
LocationsBergisch Gladbach, Bielefeld, Marburg, Mettmann and
Paderborn
StudiesFull-time (dual) or part-time (while you work)
Dual PrincipleTheory and practical experience have equal weight and
alternate quarterly
DegreesBachelor (B.A., B.Sc., LL.B.)
Master (M.A., M.Sc., MBA)
Professors50
Instructors100
Students2,100