The idea contest "IDEAS@REACH" of the REACH EUREGIO Start-up Center was successfully launched on 19 February 2021. Seven projects will be funded with almost € 200,000. Under the claim "REACH FOR IDEAS. IDEAS@REACH 2020/2021", ideas were requested that would improve the start-up culture and raise awareness of the topic of start-ups at the WWU. The aim is to sustainably establish a start-up-friendly ecosystem.
This summer term the Chair of International Financial Management led by Prof. Dr. Nadja Guenster can offer again the class Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). The class presents a unique opportunity for master students to explore how ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors are measured and incorporated into modern investment strategies. To teach this class, we have invited Lloyd Kurtz - a leading expert in the field. Lloyd Kurtz is visiting us from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
Interview with Prof. Raoul Kübler about Sponsoring of Offshore Sailing and Success of German Vendee Globe Sailor Boris Herrmann
MCM Professor Raoul Kübler was interviewed by Germany’s leading online sailing magazine segelreporter.com. With Boris Herrmann being the first German sailor to finish the world’s hardest solo around the world race, sailing gained in popularity and enjoyed a substantial increase in screen and media time. In his interview, Professor Kübler discusses the reasons behind the growing public interest in offshore sailing and how Boris Herrmann successfully used social media to engage with a worldwide audience to promote his campaign but also sailing in general. He concludes that the accessibility of Boris Herrmann, the high degree of authenticity and emotionality was a huge benefit for the campaign and helped Boris Herrmann and his team to sustainably engage a large audience.
Since April 2011, the School of Business and Economics (SBE) has carried the accreditation seal of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This week, the SBE received confirmation of its second successful re-accreditation, which is valid for five years. The accreditation organization thus confirms the high quality of the School's study programmes. “We are very pleased about the renewed confirmation of our claim to excellence and continuous progress at our School. At the same time, we see the accreditation as an incentive to continue this positive development,” says Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vossen, Dean of the School.
The current situation regarding the Corona pandemic and the restrictions to contain its further spread drastically limit the informal contact opportunities between students, but also staff and professors at SBE and the entire University of Münster. With the project "Together we are less alone", the university would like to contribute to promoting contacts by virtual means despite the current restrictions. At SBE, two formats have been created for this purpose, to which we would like to warmly invite you.
During a video conference, WWU Rector Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels and Prof. Dr. Maike Tietjens, Vice-Rector for Strategic Personnel Development, awarded the WWU dissertation award 2020 to the authors of the 14 best doctoral theses from 14 departments. For his dissertation “Accurately measuring willingness to pay: Analyses of the hypothetical bias”, Jonas Schmidt was honoured in the course of the award ceremony for the best doctoral thesis of the School of Business and Economics in 2020. Jonas Schmidt wrote his dissertation at the Chair of Marketing Management of Prof. Manfred Krafft.
On the 2nd of December, Dr. Kathrin Goldmann was presented with the Dr. Andreas Dombret Doctoral Thesis Award for her summa cum laude dissertation “Transport Infrastructure – How to account for systematic risks, reap wider economic benefits and evaluate highway traffic congestion”. In her dissertation, which she submitted at the chair of Professor Gernot Sieg, Kathrin Goldmann addressed various aspects of transport infrastructure planning and pricing. The Dr. Andreas Dombret doctoral thesis award of the University of Münster School of Business & Economics is awarded once in the academic year for the dissertation that most successfully manages to combine theoretical knowledge with specific application in business or economic practice.
In a new study conducted by Stanford University scholars and published by prestigious PLOS Biology journal in October 2020, Prof. Thorsten Hennig-Thurau from the Marketing Center Münster is listed as one of the world's leading scholars in the field of marketing and business/economics. In the ranking, which includes the Top 2% global scientists across a wide range of academic disciplines, Hennig-Thurau is ranked 2nd among all marketing scholars in Germany and 63rd among all marketing scientists globally. Of all business and economics scholars in Germany, the Professor of Marketing and Media takes rank 21.