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.The Faculty of Business and Economics intends together with the different disciplines belonging to it to contribute to solutions of economic and social relevant challenges in researchment and transfer. The members of the Faculty strive for offering a profound scientific and practical relevant education to the students of the three schools College, Graduate School, and Professional School, that enables a professional and responsible thinking and action in different fields of activity and based on high-quality results of researchment.

More than 70 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 researchment, 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 has developed a guiding vision and mission for itself.

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, theory of science, ethics, and methods.

A special 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 in 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

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

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

Dagmar Brünschwitz
Universitätsallee 1, C6.021
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2007

Yvonne Theisen
Universitätsallee 1, C6.021
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2010


Science Initiative & Entrepreneurship

The description, explanation, design and critical reflection of management and entrepreneurial action are at the core of the scientific initiative Management and Entrepreneurial Action. This includes, for example, issues relating to the founding, growth and impact of companies, as well as issues relating to financial, personnel and organisational management and the skills and behaviour 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 Management and Entrepreneurship Science Initiative bundles its activities into four profile themes
- "Behavior and governance"
- "Digital Transformation"
-  "Entrepreneurship"
- "Technology and Innovation"

The Management & Entrepreneurship science initiative is supported by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration; cooperation is lived beyond the faculty's borders - within Leuphana, (Northern) Germany and internationally. The Faculty of Economics alone brings 75 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 (BWL), engineering sciences, business informatics, business psychology, law and economics (VWL) 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 Economics and Business Administration. 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. You can find further information here.

Current external awards of our scientists

Prof. Dr. Hannah Trittin: Admission as Governing Responsible Business Fellow 2018/19 at Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof. Dr. David Loschelder: Rising Star Award for 2016 of the American Association for Psychology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Klusemann: Richard von Mises Prize 2017 of the Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM)
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Klusemann: ESA-FORM Scientific Award 2019
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)

Faculty Data

Pro­fes­sors: 76
Scientific Staff: ~115
  — Col­le­ge: 2400
  — Gra­dua­te School: 850
  — Pro­fes­sio­nal School: 350


Event Series

Digital Business Lecture
A lecture series of the Institute for Business Informatics.
You can find the dates here.
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.
All dates can be found here.