Psychology, in particular Entrepreneurship

Michael Gielnik is Professor of Psychology, in particular Entrepreneurship. His research and teaching activities focus on understanding psychological success factors in the entrepreneurial process.

The research particularly focuses on entrepreneurship trainings. The unit developed action-oriented training programs that have been implemented in several regions in Africa, South-East-Asia, and Latin America. The trainings are evaluated using randomized controlled trials to get a better theoretical understanding of the short- and long-term effects of the training programs.

Furthermore, Michael Gielnik teaches several modules on undergraduate-, graduate-, and PhD-level. He is the program-coordinator of the Master program “International Joint Master in Research in Work and Organizational Psychology (IJMRWOP)”.


  • Prof. Dr. Michael Gielnik
  • Jakob Weers
  • Benjamin Scharweit
  • Carina Bohlayer
  • Frederic Penz, M.Sc. HSG
  • Astrid Enge
  • Janina Peschmann