Dieter Schwarz Foundation

Dieter Schwarz Stiftung gGmbH (Lidl-Kaufland Group) promotes research, education, training and teaching.

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A Message from the Founder

Business success means courage to lead and innovate.

The German Graduate School of Management and Law is a project of great importance to me. Now more than ever, to stay competitive internationally, we have to educate gifted young adults and nurture management talent so that they can realise their full potential as the next generation of business leaders.

I envision the German Graduate School of Management and Law as a university with a business school curriculum that attracts and motivates young people and managers in this region and beyond. I wish it to be a place where administrators, professors, lecturers, students and staff work together in a goal-oriented and unbureaucratic manner. Excellence and efficiency should be its strengths. As a private business school, it should take advantage of the flexibility afforded by the sponsorship of a foundation. This freedom will allow it to develop, test, and implement new ways of integrating discovery, knowledge, learning, and practice. The goal is a business school with an innovative and international attitude, a place of intercultural learning and understanding. Here we want to promote not only the coming generation of leaders but also the economically vibrant region of Heilbronn-Franken.

Dieter Schwarz