Institute of Banking, Finance & New Venture

Welcome to the homepage of the Institute of Banking, Finance & New Venture (IBFG) at the School of Management and Technology.

The Institute of Banking, Finance & New Venture at the School of Management and Technology of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg consists of the Chair of Business Administraion, esp. Banking and Finance (Prof. Dr. Baxmann), the Chair of Financing and Finance (Prof. Dr. Degenhart) and the Chair of Business Administration, esp. Business Start-Up (Prof. Dr. Schulte).


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Research Activities

Business Studies, in particular Business Financing
Prof. Dr. Ulf G. Baxmann

Financing and Finance
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Degenhart

Business Administration, esp. Business Start-Up
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schulte


Research foci and projects of the institute's divisions are:

  • Banking and Finance: structural issues and other current developments in the banking industry, financial management, creditor relations, as well as dissertation and postdoctoral projects based on these. In addition, the North German Banking Day is held annually and financial services workshops are held at irregular intervals.
  • Financing and Finance: The research focus of the chair is on corporate and structured finance and related issues of capital market financing from a corporate and banking perspective. On the other hand, topics in the area of financing energy and environmental projects are dealt with.

Further information on current and completed projects can be found in the research database and on the personal pages.


The Institute is significantly involved in teaching in various Bachelor and Master programs.
The ICFTU is represented in the Bachelor's program in the major "Business Administration" with relevant modules in the basic area and in the specialization "Finance and Accounting" as well as in the minor "Business Administration".
In addition, there are further courses within the framework of the Master's program "Management & Finance & Accounting".
In addition, students in the Bachelor's and Master's programs are supported in the preparation of their final theses with courses in the "Bachelor Colloquium" and the "Master Forum".
More detailed information on the courses can be found here at the respective professorships of the ICFTU, as well as on the current courses offered through "mystudy" and generally on the respective pages of the respective Leuphana Schools

  • for Bachelor's programs in college
  • for Master programs in the Graduate School
  • for extra-occupational courses of study and other academic further education in the Professional School



After completion of the Master's programme, you have the opportunity to earn a doctorate "Dr. rer. pol." in other degree programmes:
Doctoral research group Management, Accounting & Finance