Business Information Systems

The doctoral research group is designed to provide support and facilitate learning for doctoral candidates in Information Systems and Computer Science at Leuphana University.

    A regular research colloquium is held during the teaching period. This is an opportunity for doctoral candidates to present the progress of and the challenges of their work. Furthermore professors and academics from Leuphana and other institutions report on their research. Doctoral candidates also complete interdisciplinary taught doctoral modules at Leuphana. Please contact Burkhardt Funk with any questions.

    Areas of Research

    The research work focuses on the following topics and methods:

    • Digital transformation
    • Data science/machine learning
    • Business intelligence/analytics
    • Quantitative methods in business information systems

    Applications include:

    • E-health (in particular e mental health)
    • E-commerce
    • E-learning
    • Business process management
    • Business environmental information systems
    • IT management
    • Sports

    Doctoral Degrees

    Depending on the subject and method of the dissertation, the respective faculty confers the following doctoral degrees:

    • Dr. rer. pol.
    • Dr. rer. nat.
    • Dr.-Ing.


    • Prof. Dr. Burkhardt Funk

    Doctoral Supervisors

    • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Guido Barbian
    • Prof. Dr. Ulf Brefeld
    • Prof. Dr. Paul Drews
    • Prof. Dr. Burkhardt Funk
    • Prof. Dr. Mathias Groß
    • Prof. Dr. Peter Niemeyer
    • Prof. Dr. Jan Wilk
    • Prof. Dr. Lin Xie