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Link to Corporate World

HUGS works closely with its many partners in business, industry and the local community to create a sustainable and ethical learning environment for its students and to ensure the relevance of teaching for the corporate world.

HUGS cooperate with various companies, which contribute directly to the faculty’s academic input and output.

Furthermore, practitioner contribution deliver their expertise in specialist areas. Others provide ad hoc support as project coordinators or sponsors.

Another way of fostering a practical oriented education is by implementing various excursions to both companies located in the economically vibrant region of Heilbronn-Franconia and to companies located in other parts of Germany.

The strong collaboration with businesses also allows the school to connect outstanding business personalities with the member of HUGS.

Also, many students write their final thesis in renowned companies which is often the result of previous interaction and collaboration with practitioners, such as excursions and study weeks, and tightens the link between HUGS and its strong commitment to scholarly education with successful companies.

For example HUGS colloberates actively with the following companies:
  • Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Künzelsau
  • Audi AG, Neckarsulm
  • Berner GmbH, Künzelsau
  • Beyerdynamik GmbH & Co. KG, Heilbronn
  • Bosch Engineering GmbH, Abstatt
  • Campina GmbH, Heilbronn
  • Deutsche Bundesbank, Hauptverwaltung in Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
  • Dieffenbacher Group, Eppingen
  • ELCOM GmbH & Co. KG, Flein
  • Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Heilbronn
  • Heilbronner Stimme GmbH & Co. KG, Heilbronn
  • IHK Heilbronn-Franken, Heilbronn
  • Innovationsfabrik GmbH, Heilbronn
  • Intersport Deutschland eG ,Heilbronn
  • KACO GmbH, Heilbronn
  • KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart
  • LIDL Stiftung & Co. KG, Neckarsulm
  • Marbach Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Heilbronn
  • MS Motor Service International GmbH, Neuenstadt am Kocher
  • Portolan Commerce Solutions GmbH, Ilsfeld
  • REISSER-Schraubentechnik GmbH, Heilbronn
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Abstatt
  • Schunk GmbH & Co. KG, Lauffen am Neckar
  • Schwarz Dienstleistung KG, Neckarsulm
  • Siller AG, Heilbronn
  • Stadt Heilbronn, Heilbronn
  • Volksbank Heilbronn eG, Heilbronn
  • Wittenstein AG, Igersheim

The following latest business topics are currently covered by our faculty

Porträt von Prof. Dr. Roland Alter


Prof. Dr. Roland Alter

Articels in German journals and a lead articel in The Guardian.

Various TV interviews in German TV and an exclusive Interview with CNN.

Porträt von Prof. Dr. Tobias Bernecker


Prof. Dr. Tobias Bernecker

Various aticels in Jounals and a TV interview in German TV.

Porträt von Prof. Dr. Roland Alter


Prof. Dr. Rpland Alter

Various articels in German journals.

TV and Radio interviews and a TV report in German TV.

The strong collaboration with businesses allows the school to connect outstanding business personalities with the students.

This might happen during on-site excursions to associated industrial partners offer students genuine insights into the business world.

Also the school invites eminent personalities of companies on a regular basis to speak to the students as part their lecturers.

It gives them a real reflection of being a future leader in business and also provides contacts to relevant business actors, which might lead to an entry in the company, for example by student jobs, internships, and for the final thesis.

The collaboration with the corporate world has engendered multiple networks that have gained recognition far beyond their regional boundaries. They comprise e.g. logistics specialists, a mar-keting and sales network, a CFO network or a network which is specialized in corporate forecast models and system dynamics.