Faculty of Business and Economics

The Faculty of Business and Economics aims to contribute to economically and socially relevant challenges through research and transfer with the disciplines represented in it. Together with the different disciplines belonging to it, the Faculty of Business and Economics intends to contribute to solutions of economically and socially relevant challenges in research and transfer. The members of the faculty strive for offering a profound scientific and practically relevant education to the students of the three schools College, Graduate School and Professional School that enables professional and responsible thinking and action in different fields of activity and based on high-quality research.

More than 60 professorships are settled in the Faculty of Business and Economics, which cover a broad disciplinary and interdisciplinary spectrum of important basics as well as innovative fields of research, action and teaching fields.The disciplines of business administration, engineering sciences, law, economics, business informatics, business education and business psychology are represented in terms of methodology and content. The faculty is oriented towards its guiding vision and mission.

The connections between the disciplines are very important for the Leuphana University and the Faculty of Business and Economics. So in the Bachelor studies at the College, different economic related subjects can be combined as major and minor. In the Master studies at the Graduate School most of the studies, for which the Faculty of Business and Economics has specialist responsibilty, have a common interdisciplinary "management" share. The doctoral studies offer professional reflection in the doctoral research groups of the faculty as well as interdisciplinary modules across faculties dealing with theory of science, ethics and methods.

A particular strength of the faculty's work lies in its focus on practical relevance. It contributes to the regional economic development in Northern Germany. Many contacts to enterprises and politics enable development and transfer projects, lectures by practitioners and often the get-to-know of future employers already during the study.

The members of the faculty focus their research within the Academic Initiative Management and Entrepreneurship on empirical entrepreneural, political and social relevant questions and their transfer.

Mail adress, Dean's Office and consulting times

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Mail Adress Dean's Office: dekanat.wirtschaft@leuphana.de
Office Hours: Mo-Thu 9-12 o'clock


Universitätsallee 1, C6.021
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2001

Academic Initiative Management & Entrepreneurship

The description, explanation, design and critical reflection of management and entrepreneurial action are at the core of the academic initiative Management & Entrepreneurship. This includes, for example, issues relating to the founding, growth and impact of companies as well as issues relating to financial, personnel and organizational management and the skills and behavior of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurial activity requires discovering market opportunities, developing and implementing innovations, taking calculated risks, dealing responsibly with changes and shaping them. In this context, entrepreneurial action also means assuming responsibility for employees, the environment and society and helping to shape change responsibly.

The academic initiative Management & Entrepreneurship bundles its activities into four profile themes:
- "Behavior and governance"
- "Digital Transformation"
- "Entrepreneurship"
- "Technology and Innovation"

The academic initiative Management & Entrepreneurship is supported by the Faculty of Business and Economics; cooperation is lived beyond the faculty's borders - within Leuphana, (Northern) Germany and internationally. The Faculty of Business and Economics alone brings more than 60 professors into the initiative and covers a broad disciplinary and interdisciplinary spectrum of basic principles as well as innovative fields of research and action. The disciplines of business administration, engineering sciences, business informatics, business psychology, law and economics are represented in terms of methodology and content. Starting from a disciplinary anchoring, interdisciplinary and problem-oriented work is carried out in order to contribute to scientific progress and to the solution of economically and socially relevant challenges in cooperation with research partners and social actors. More information on the goals

Further information can be found under the following links:

Research Center Digital Transformation
Research Center Entrepreneurship (RCE)
Research Data Base FOX
free publications and documents (of all faculties) for download

The Leuphana Economic Forum

The Leuphana Economic Forum is a teaching and transfer event of the Faculty of Business and Economics. High-ranking executives from various interesting companies allow both members of the university and the audience to gain insight into current and exciting economic topics and management practice.

Further information on the Leuphana Economic Forum

External awards of our scientists

Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte: Second-best economist under 40 in the German-speaking area 2019 (WirtschaftsWoche)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Klusemann: ESA-FORM Scientific Award 2019
Prof. Dr. Hannah Trittin: Admission as Governing Responsible Business Fellow 2018/19 to the Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Prof. Dr. Michael Frese: Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award 2018 of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
Prof. Dr. David Loschelder: Rising Star Award 2016 of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Klusemann: Richard von Mises Prize 2017 of the Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM)
Prof. Dr. Michael Frese: Admission as Fellow to the Academy of Management (Chicago)
Prof. Dr. Lesley Jane Smith: Admission as Fellow to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

Event Series

Digital Business Lecture
A lecture series of the Institute for Business Informatics.
Dates of the Digital Business Lecture
The Spirit of Entrepreneurship (SOE)
A lecture series of the Entrepreneurship Hub (currently no dates).
10 minutes - that make the difference
Network members introduce themselves and give impulses from their research activities in the context of gender and diversity.
Dates of 10 minutes impulses (only in German)