The Düsseldorf Business School is clothed in the legal structure of a GmbH. Its shareholders are the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, notable businesses in the region of Düsseldorf, and private persons.
A cooperation agreement exists between the Düsseldorf Business School and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, which stipulates that exams are administered by the university as well as the ways in which students of the business school have access to university resources (ie. the library).
This modal of “Public Private Partnership” combines the university’s reputation and quality assurance with the flexibility and the entrepreneurial knowledge of private business.
The board of trustees, being comprised of a wide range of persons from the academic sphere and businesses, counsels the general assembly and the Academic Advisory Board on every issue regarding premium quality further education.
All central strategic decisions are made by the Academic Advisory Board of the Düsseldorf Business School. In this board, representatives of the university directorate of the Heinrich-Heine-University as well as representatives from business practices advise and decide.
The managing director of the GmbH is a professor of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, who is supported by personnel in the school administration.