Profile of the HIM

The HIM qualifies its students for careers in management and leadership by

  • developing career-relevant knowledge, competence and capabilities in business disciplines,
  • embedding the principles of sustainable and responsible management in teaching and research,
  • developing students’ communicative competence in an international business context,
  • enabling students to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

The HIM supports, and at the same time places high demands on, its students in their development as well rounded, educated and reflective individuals, who

  • take on responsibility as citizens and leaders in society, business and for themselves,
  • act in accordance with ethical and professional standards, and
  • are committed to learning as a life-long process. 

The HIM supports equal opportunities for men and women and respects the diversity of its members in the fulfilment of its tasks; in particular it ensures that all its members have equal opportunities in respect of research, teaching, studying and training in the context of their tasks, rights and responsibilities, regardless of origin and ethnic background, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion or political persuasion.

In its areas of activity, the HIM is committed to meeting the demands of its students as well as the requirements of employers in an international and dynamic competitive environment. It achieves this via

  • activating and student-centred pedagogy,
  • applied research activities and the transfer of research outcomes into teaching and business practice,
  • support for its students and graduates in preparation for, and subsequent to, career entry,
  • close liaison with business,
  • engagement with higher education and scientific institutions at home and abroad. 

The HIM monitors its activities via internal and external evaluation and manages its development using systematic quality assurance and enhancement processes. A high quality student experience is at the heart of the HIM’s activities.