The university is sponsored by the dioceses of Aachen, Essen, Cologne, Münster and Paderborn. They are partners in the non-profit company that runs the Catholic University of Applied Sciences. The company consists of a board of partners, an administrative board and a head of administration. The company is managed by the head of administration, Bernward Robrecht, and the director of administration, Meinolf Sprink. Together, they manage the university in accordance with its bylaws, the articles of partnership and the guidelines of the administration board.