Practice Partners, Inc.

Amazon was born back in 1995, in a garage in Seattle. How things have changed! Since then we have grown at a phenomenal rate and today we employ approximately 117.000 people globally. Our success has been built on the core premise that Amazon prides itself on – namely „starting with the customer and working backwards“. It’s a way of thinking that has seen Amazon become one of the fastest growing online retailers around.


Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 116,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.0 billion in the 2016 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world.

Ernsting's family GmbH & Co. KG

Ernsting’s family is one of the largest cross channel provider in the German textile retail sector with more than 1,800 stores, an award-winning online presence, and about 12,000 employees. The company is located in Coesfeld-Lette (Westphalia) and obtained a gross revenue of about 1.120 billion euro in the fiscal year 2016/2017. Ernsting's family offers fashion and accessories for the whole family focusing on high quality and sustainability at affordable prices. With social and environ-mental responsibility, Ernsting's family continuously develops their distribution network and creates new channels.

The Business Management Group is looking forward to a successful collaboration with Ernsting's family including guest lectures, company visits, and a collaboration in doctoral research projects. We are pleased to able to strengthen the practical orientation of our teaching and build a strong partnership within the Münsterland region.

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.


We serve clients at every level of their organization, in whatever capacity we can be most useful, whether as a trusted advisor to top management or as a hands-on coach for front line employees. For every engagement, we assemble a team with the most appropriate experience and expertise. 


The quality of our people is the cornerstone of our ability to serve our clients. For this reason, we invest tremendous resources in identifying exceptional people, developing their skills, and creating an environment that fosters their growth as leaders. Our consultants include medical doctors, engineers, business managers, civil servants, entrepreneurs, and research scientists. They join McKinsey for the opportunity to apply their talents to complex, important challenges. Their diversity of background, discipline, gender, nationality, and outlook ensures our clients receive a singular balance of deep and broad expertise.


Schacht One GmbH

Schacht One is a subsidiary of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH based at the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site and stands for innovation, perseverance and authenticity! Some 165 years ago, Franz Haniel produced the coveted fat coal on a grand scale for the first time at Pit 1 of the Zollverein mine, laying the foundation for the industrialisation of the Ruhr. Schacht One now produces the fuel for the growth of the future: digital ideas.


The cooperation between Schacht One and the Business Management Group includes guest lectures, company visits, and internships. We are pleased to be able to strengthen the practical orientation of our business management programmes and build a strong and sustainable partnership.