About the faculty

We Challenge and Inspire

As part of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, a leading institution for innovative research and teaching, we inspire business and society through the fusion of management and technology as well as entrepreneurial thinking and critical reflection. We build a community for inspiring ground-breaking ideas in business and society.
We combine disciplinary strengths from the fields of management, business informatics, engineering, and psychology into a unique interdisciplinary profile that advances knowledge, entrepreneurial thinking, and responsible action in business and society.
In research, we pioneer understandings of and solutions to the core challenges of our time, such the digitalization, demographic change, and climate change. In teaching, we challenge conventional wisdom and inspire entrepreneurial thinking as well as responsible action. In business and society, we team up with local and global partners to contribute to the regional development of Northern Germany.

our mission statement

Vision
To be known as a progressive interdisciplinary institution for reflecting on responsibility and social challenges in research and teaching.

Mission
To advance knowledge, entrepreneurial thinking, and responsible action for business and society.

Our understanding of entrepreneurship

We understand entrepreneurship as a key competence to identify, seize and create opportunities that challenge existing and often unquestioned structures and thus create economic, ecological or social added value. Entrepreneurship expresses itself in the form of projects. These can include, for example, the establishment of a start-up, but also the implementation of an innovation in an existing organization. The aim of such projects is to solve practical problems and gain new insights.

 

Our memberships

AACSB
The Faculty of Business and Economics is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and on its way to international accreditation. The AACSB accreditation certifies an internationally recognized high quality level of study programs.

ESU
The Faculty of Business and Economics is a member of the European University Network on Entrepreneurship (ESU). This network promotes research activities as well as the education of doctoral students in the field of entrepreneurship.

GBSN
The Faculty of Business and Economics is a member of the Global Business School Network (GBSN). This is a non-profit organization that harnesses the strength of a network of leading business schools to address the urgent need for qualified managers, entrepreneurs and executives in countries of the Global South by improving access to high-quality, locally relevant management education.

UnPrme
Since July 2019, Leuphana University has been a member of the UN initiative "Principles for Responsible Management Education" (UnPrme), which aims to integrate responsibility and sustainability into business studies programs. Joining the UN initiative is part of the project "Responsible Management Education in Business Administration".