The sole purpose of Kehl University is to prepare its students for careers in public service. This means training students for positions at the management level in German public service, whether in state agencies and departments, in municipalities, in counties or in other public corporations, institutions and foundations subject to state supervision. The University cooperates closely with Ludwigsburg University of Public Administration and Finance.
The graduates often take on management positions immediately after having finished the program, especially in smaller municipalities. Many mayors have completed his training for the management level in German public service, which also plays such an important role in larger municipalities and in the state administrative offices that one speaks here of the 'backbone' of administration.