Case Studies

Overcoming entrepreneurial challenges

Thanks to the Leuphana Case Studies, your enterprise profits from a new consultancy format by Leuphana Professional School. Instead of receiving consultancy services from external companies, the Leuphana Case Studies scheme enables you to use the wealth of knowledge of your company’s employees. The Case Studies Scheme is a tool used to construct tailor-made solutions for a selection of challenges, with which your enterprise is confronted. If, for example you want to strengthen your innovation potential, the Leuphana Case Studies are the perfect tool on offer for you. They enable you to tap into a pool of case studies which have proved themselves useful, and which were developed in cooperation with companies from the Lüneburg region. On request, this offer can also be tailored to your own business.

Many companies are disappointed by external consulting firms, or they perceive them as very costly. Often there is also a fear that pre-built plans and concepts are merely transferred to various companies. With the Leuphana Case Studies, you have access to proven tools and develop individual solutions for your business with their help: thanks to a didactic concept developed by Leuphana experts, you learn to use the body of knowledge of your employees and to work out the solutions that are tailored to your business. So science and industry work hand in hand together to address your business challenges.

The Leuphana Case Studies are offered as e-learning components, so as to flexibly integrate the company's development into the everyday work schedule of your employees. Simultaneously, the e-learning team at Leuphana Professional School has experience in these matters, and can thus offer in-service training of employees flexibly on demand. We look forward to tackling the challenges of your business with the Leuphana Case Studies together with you.

Just ask us to find out more about our seminars and the contents of the case studies.

Case studies entail descriptions of complex, authentic management situations that represent a decision, challenge, opportunity or problem for a company or an organization.  A case study focuses on a specific critical situation and elucidates how key personnel view the problem.  In the context of this project, which is sponsored by the Innovation Incubator, real challenges confronted by regional companies and organizations are portrayed and evaluated as learning opportunity.

Our academic instructors will discuss a total of at least 12 case studies in cooperation with regional companies and organizations in order to present them in the educational arenas of the university’s Professional School.
The case studies project chooses situations that are of particular importance to the companies and organizations involved and which ideally can serve as examples of “best practices” for other regional enterprises.  In preparing as well as in solving these case studies, the critical factors determining success will be analyzed and made available to regional actors.  Thus, the academic research conducted while preparing these case studies, as well as in solving them, can serve directly to strengthen the competitive position and level of innovation of regional enterprises.


Who profits from the case studies?

  • Businesses (KMU) and organizations with regional interests, because the results will lead directly to the optimization of their operations.
  • Students, because the case studies encourage practically oriented learning while imparting methodological and decision–making skills at a high level.


Christoph Kleineberg, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C40.143
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1910