Die didaktische Konzeption des Lehrstuhls sieht folgende Komponenten vor:

  • Interaktive Vorlesungen zur Vermittlung theoretischer Basiskenntnisse in einem Wissensbereich. Vorlesungen finden mit vielfältigem Medieneinsatz (PowerPoint, Video, Internet) statt und werden durch Beispiele aus der Unternehmenspraxis und Gastreferenten praktisch vertieft.
  • Diese Basiskenntnisse werden durch innovative, methodische Ansätze der Studierendenausbildung im Rahmen von Übungen ergänzt. Dazu gehören forschendes sowie situiertes Lernen beim Bearbeiten und Präsentieren von Fallstudien zur Vertiefung und Kontextualisierung theoretischen Wissens sowie Reflexionsorientiertheit bei der kritischen Analyse von Theorien und Best Practices aus der Industrie.
  • Im Zentrum der Ausbildung durch Seminare stehen die Eigentätigkeit und Erfahrung der Studierenden. Dabei lernen die Studierenden nicht nur wissenschaftliche Methoden auf praxisrelevante Themengebiete anzuwenden, sondern sammeln auch Erfahrung in der eigenständigen Entwicklung von Forschungsthemen und in der kooperativen Bearbeitung von Forschungsprojekten. Darüber hinaus wird das soziale Lernen durch Teamprojekte gefördert.
  • Inhaltlich werden prinzipiell Lehrveranstaltungen zur strategischen und internationalen Unternehmensführung, zur Organisationstheorie und zur empirischen Sozialforschung angeboten. Um die internationale Mobilität unserer Studenten zu fördern, werden unsere Veranstaltungen vornehmlich in englischer Sprache angeboten.

 im Wintersemester:

im Sommersemester:

  • Entrepreneurial Strategy (Master)
  • Masterforum (Master)
  • Philosophy of Social Science (Promotion) zur Evaluation

Current Courses

Dr. Monika Seeger

Management - Seminar # 13 Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship

Google, Intel, Apple, or Pixar, they all cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit thus overcoming their bureaucratic burden that has grown throughout the years.

In this sense, the concept of Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE) constitutes a major driver of organizational revitalization, learning, and growth within large and medium size organizations. Against the backdrop of ever-growing competitive intensity, the overwhelming pace and complexity of technological change, and the globalization of firm and industry boundaries, established market players, such as the ones mentioned above, have increasingly discovered CE as a “weapon of choice” to respond to those challenges.

This seminar covers the diverse theoretical context of CE, practical design, and its specific manifestations and outcomes. Students are encouraged to independently reflect on, present, and discuss their thoughts and findings.

Thematically, this seminar is thus structured in three major fields: Theory, contingencies and design, as well as manifestations and outcomes.

Ziel: During the Kick-Off students elaborate a common understanding of CE while reflecting on diverse business cases. Until January, students work on a paper addressing their respective topic. Throughout the presentation phase, each paper is summarized and discussed within the group, thereby bringing together and acknowledging the various facets of CE.

Students are given freedom with regards to content and method. This also implies further literature research and implication within the paper.

Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen

Organization, Strategy and Innovation


Managing organizations in today’s competitive and societal environment is complex and challenging. Think about the newspaper industry, which is undergoing one of its most fundamental changes triggered by the rise of digital technology. Firms are seeking salvation in a declining industry by creating new business models and defensive cost cutting strategies. The key issue we address in this course is how managers orchestrate the interplay between strategy, organization, and innovation for navigating their organizations through complex economic, cultural, political, and ecological demands. This course is built upon the premise that students of management should learn to combine state of the art scientific knowledge with practical applications and reflections. Instead of regarding the student as a passive memorizer of predefined knowledge, participants will reflect upon theories and become active inquirers themselves.


We will use a flexible teaching style mixing lectures, case discussions, and multimedia presentations whenever appropriate. It is imperative for you as a student to have read the required book chapters, articles, and cases before coming to class. Class discussion will be used to explore theoretical as well as practical business implications from an interdisciplinary perspective.

QC - Management Studies

Prof. Dr. habil Ullrich Wegner

Management - Seminar #11 Managing Digitalization in Family Enterprises

Digitization is in full swing: Chat Bots, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are on everyone's lips and will change a lot, but what does that mean for family enterprises? In this seminar, you will examine current trends in digitization and analyze how business models are transformed/influenced by digitization.

Ziel: The seminar has three main goals:

1. You learn about the significance of digitization for different business models and how to manage it.

2. You improve your communication skills.

3. You improve your writing skills.

Further information about courses you will find the academic portal myStudy.