Düsseldorf Business School is characterised by two essential structural features.
One of these is that the school is closely connected to Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf through a cooperation agreement. This especially means that the examinations for obtaining the Master degree are administered by the university, and that the Master degree is awarded by the university. Moreover, Düsseldorf Business School has the legal structure of a GmbH with different types of shareholders. Alongside the University of Düsseldorf and professors of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, leading businesses and institutions in the Düsseldorf region contribute, above all, practically-relevant instruction to the school via the involvement of guest lecturers from different industries.
The managing director of Düsseldorf Business School is a professor of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Central strategic decisions as well as decisions regarding the admission to study are made by the Academic Advisory Board, whose members are composed from the university administration, representatives of business companies, and university professors from the Faculty for Business Administration and Economics. The board is directed by a professor from the Faculty for Business Administration and Economics. The school receives intensive advising and assistance through the board of trustees, with individuals from the university and leading companies in the Düsseldorf region.