Heilbronn University Graduate School (HUGS)

HUGS is a family-friendly, vibrant graduate school within Heilbronn University which is committed to innovative and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer.


Dear Friends,

Welcome to Heilbronn University Graduate School.

We offer high quality in teaching and applied research.

HUGS combines theory and practice on master level - we enable knowledge transfer - in the region for the region.

Come join us!                                                         

Prof. Dr. Ralf Dillerup                                                    Executive Director

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Our Mission

We provide high quality in academic and value-based education being linked with a hands-on learning environment. In the region of Heilbronn-Franconia, as heartland of hidden champions and midsize manufacturers, we represent ourselves as a center for innovation for applied research and business practice.

The cooperation with our business partners and society results in transfer of knowledge and innovation.

Our faculty staff consists of a variety of different personalities as well as professional backgrounds. Together with numerous teaching methods we enable our students with a profound education for the business world.

Our graduates are future professionals and leaders who are able to meet the requirements of a dynamic environment in a responsible and ethical way.

At Heilbronn University HUGS operates the graduate business programs, at Heilbronn University´s campus Heilbronn-Sontheim.

For more information please visit our  information portal.

The following master programs run under HUGS:


Unternehmensführung / Business Management

Title of the Course
Unternehmensführung / Business Management
Type of Course Master
Duration of Study
ECTS Credits
Language of Instruction
German / English
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Programme Start Summer and Winter Term
Campus Heilbronn - Sontheim