The program is designed to equip the students with intercultural competency, which is usually essential for international deployment as future officers. Knowledge of culture and religion is important due to the geographical proximity of Europe and North Africa and the associated intercultural interdependencies and challenges. Furthermore, an understanding of sub-Saharan Africa is becoming crucial due to the increasing role of the Bundeswehr in globalization. In line with Europe’s security policy of cooperation and networking with other regions worldwide, skills acquired through the study program are essential to everyday professional life, whether at home or during foreign missions.

Thanks to its emphatically transdisciplinary approach and the resulting professional diversity, the Cultural studies program provides the best possible career prospects outside of the military. The degree program is highly practical. Language training and exposure to the African continent enable one to comprehend and operate effectively in culturally diverse environments such as diplomacy and development cooperation. The program's professional profile is also pertinent to companies and organizations that help shape the dynamic relations between Africa and Europe.