Lingen, Germany

Let’s Get Productive: Discovering Business and Technology Made by German Hidden Champions

online course
when 22 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 EC
fee EUR 320

The Summer University Lingen (SUL) of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences looks at the backbone of Germany’s economy: family-owned medium-sized companies, the so-called German Mittelstand. The goal of the Summer University is to analyze the key success factors of Mittelstand companies and to gain insight into their operations and management features. A unique feature of the SUL is the practical and interactive part: we will meet online with representatives of Mittelstand companies and will engage in team and project work. During our week together, your team will develop actual business strategies and work on business challenges. At the end of the week, you have the chance to present your project in front of company representatives!

The area of Lingen, where our Summer University takes place virtually, is home to many Mittelstand companies, many of which are considered Hidden Champions. The companies have strong ties to the region while at the same time operating very successfully on an international and global market. Our program will offer insight into the regional, international, and global procedures of the German Mittelstand and will provide valuable real-life business experience in an international environment.Our online SUL will still offer plenty of interaction, networking, teamwork and of course fun!

Target group

The programme is open to international and German Bachelor's and Master's students from any study programme.

Course aim

The goal of the Summer University is to analyze the key success factors of the Mittelstand companies, the Hidden Champions, and to gain insight into operations and management features by working on an actual business strategy and by meeting with company representatives virtually. By attending the program, students will improve soft skills such as: communication (presentations and discussions in English), team work with international groups, intercultural skills and critical thinking.

Fee info

EUR 320: The program fee of 320 Euro includes:
- tuition and teaching materials
- support by staff and student assistants
- online cultural program