• The Fachhochschule des Mittelstands

    The Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) is a private, state accredited University of Applied Sciences based in Bielefeld, Germany (registered under HRB 36858 Amtsgericht Bielefeld). About 5.000 FHM students are enrolled in 50 Bachelors and Masters as well as Pre-Studies- programmes. More than 500 students come from abroad.
    FHM operates eight German campuses in Bielefeld (main campus), Cologne, Pulheim (all Northrhine-Westfalia), Hannover (Lower Saxony), Bamberg (Bavaria), Berlin, Rostock and Schwerin (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of Business, Media, Health Management and Social Work.
    In July 2007 the Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) was accredited by the Wissenschaftsrat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland:

    • with the greatest possible accreditation length of ten years and as the first college in Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL)
    • for their consequent orientation on the German Mittelstand
    • for the quality assurance in all Bachelor- and Master-programs provided by accreditation
    • for the „impressive“ extent of applied research
    • for the solid management
    Facts and Figures:
    • Established:
    • Since 2000 established as a private, state accredited University of Applied Sciences
    • Focus on SME and Family-owned corporations as only HEI in Germany: in teaching and research
    • Shareholder:
    • Stiftung Bildung & Handwerk, Paderborn/Germany
    • Not for Profit Charity in Education, 3000 employees
    • Students:
    • 5.022 Bachelor/Master/MBA/Pre-Studies students
    • 600 in executive and further education
    • Alumni:
    • 5.818 Diploma, Bachelor, Master, MBA
    • Careers in SME and Family-owned corporations, founders or entrepreneurial successors
    Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Studies
    • 50 Bachelor and Master programs
    • 2 Doctoral programs through delivery by
    British Universities
    • Executive and Further Education
    Study formats
    • full-time programs
    • part-time programs
    • top-up programs
    • dual degree programs with British University partners
    • dual Programs (APL: Vocational Education)

    Research and Development: The Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) focuses on applied research and practical economic research
    • does scientific studies and research projects with relevance or direct use for SME companies
    • A large proportion of FHM research projects are financed through third party investment and foundation professorships
    • 5 subsidiary, internal institutes
    • research, economic development and scientific further education
    • company foundation
    • company succession
    • corporation sustainability
    • Results of applied research have an direct impact on the education of students
    • Students take active part in research by finding solutions for economic problems in their company-related projects and scientific final thesis