Silhouette Universität Witten/Herdecke
Jan Conrad, Management master degree student and organisation team member of the 19th Congress for Family Businesses Jan Conrad, Management master degree student and organisation team member of the 19th Congress for Family Businesses
Preserving the future
  • Studies Management M.A.
  • Aims to learn more about sustainable management
  • Organised the 19th Congress for Family Businesses
Jan Conrad, Management master degree student and organisation team member of the 19th Congress for Family Businesses Jan Conrad, Management master degree student and organisation team member of the 19th Congress for Family Businesses
Preserving the future
  • Studies Management M.A.
  • Aims to learn more about sustainable management
  • Organised the 19th Congress for Family Businesses
University culture with entrepreneurial spirit University culture with entrepreneurial spirit
University culture with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Studies Business Economics B.A. (Management B.Sc.)
  • Appreciates the university’s entrepreneurial focus
  • Started his own company during his studies
Levka Dahmen, economics and medical student Levka Dahmen, economics and medical student
Double degree means double benefits
  • Appreciates interdisciplinarity as additional benefit
  • Reckons that as a doctor in the making she needs to know about economic correlations as well
  • Studies Medicine and Business Economics / Management B.A.
Dr. Henrik Pontzen and Dr. Marcus Wrede, Faculty of Management and Economics contract lecturers Dr. Henrik Pontzen and Dr. Marcus Wrede, Faculty of Management and Economics contract lecturers
Highly motivated
  • Work for HSBC, Europe’s largest bank
  • Hold seminars on risk management and risk ethics
  • Are enthusiastic about the students’ commitment
Faculty of Management and Economics
    Academic education plus personal development
    “Witten Semesters” in B.Sc. Management
    International double degree programmes (B.A./M.A.)
    Congress for Family Businesses
    Pluralism in economics
    Entrepreneurial spirit
    Large network with links to professional practice
    Independent Projects
    Maren Raß, Student of Business Economics
    The special thing about economics studies in Witten is that you are appreciated as an individual and have many options to find and pursue your own way. Close links to the business community offer ample opportunity for comprehensive work experience prior to graduation. This is excellent preparation for your entry into the labour market.
    Maren Raß, Student of Business Economics
    Marius Lorenz, Student of Business Economics
    Graduates of Witten/Herdecke University have been educated as wanderers between several worlds who look beyond the boundaries of a chosen discipline; they have been trained to cope with ambiguities and insecurities. I believe the numerous options to assume responsibility play a central role – be it in the organization of Europe’s largest congress for family businesses or in one of the many social initiatives.
    Marius Lorenz, Student of Business Economics
    Werner Bahlsen, entrepreneur
    I am pleased to see that the Faculty of Management and Economics and the ZNU (Zentrum für Nachhaltige Unternehmensführung) have a strong focus on social, ecological and specifically on economic aspects of future-oriented action in research, teaching and practice. Our partnership and the pragmatic, critical and constructive dialogue with the ZNU provide valuable support for our sustainability strategies.
    Werner Bahlsen, entrepreneur
    Lukas Miggo, Student of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
    For me, the Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a perfect blend of theory and practice, combining the academic content of all three disciplines. The interlinked and “outside the box” concept of the programme can easily be transferred to social and entrepreneurial projects. I have discovered my passion for this concept in research and collaboration with family enterprises.
    Lukas Miggo, Student of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
    Hon.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Mayer, Director, Floßbach-Von Storch Research Institute
    Our courses are designed not only to convey expertise but to promote a thorough understanding of the subject matter. Participants learn to separate the wheat from the chaff. Graduates know how to employ the acquired knowledge with confidence in practice.
    Hon.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Mayer, Director, Floßbach-Von Storch Research Institute
    Hendrik Pontzen, Associate Director, Head of Custody Sales and Business Development, Insurances & Asset Managers, HSBC
    Good managers have acquired not only methodological expertise but also the competences to devise solutions to problems for which no standard methods are yet available. Expert knowledge must therefore be complemented by education and personality. The concept of the degree programme in Management at Witten/Herdecke University meets this requirement in a remarkable way.
    Hendrik Pontzen, Associate Director, Head of Custody Sales and Business Development, Insurances & Asset Managers, HSBC
    Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin Member of Scientific Advisory Board to Ministry of Finance
    Studies at Witten/Herdecke University were unique in many respects, and way ahead of their time: small and interactive groups, close integration of theory and practice, intra-European projects in the context of fundamental studies, study periods abroad. I pursued my studies with much enthusiasm and found ample academic inspiration.
    Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin Member of Scientific Advisory Board to Ministry of Finance
    Dr. Sven Wilhelm, Managing Director for Digital Transformation, Storch-Ciret
    Witten/Herdecke University is a core location to experience entrepreneurial thought and action in theory and practice. The UW/H had a strong impact on me and certainly influenced my personal and professional development.
    Dr. Sven Wilhelm, Managing Director for Digital Transformation, Storch-Ciret
    Birgitta Wolff, President, Goethe University Frankfurt
    This (UW/H) is where I understood that a university is not like a cake which you can slice up every which way and the job is done, but rather something that needs continued joint efforts of all involved.
    Birgitta Wolff, President, Goethe University Frankfurt
    Jonas Piela, Co-Founder and CEO of Avuba
    Economics studies at Witten/Herdecke University are a permanent challenge to think for yourself – the perfect breeding ground for successful entrepreneurship.
    Jonas Piela, Co-Founder and CEO of Avuba
    Stephanie Hueck, Managing partner, Gerhardi Alutechnik
    I know Witten/Herdecke University from the perspective of a family business. The university has successfully built bridges to practice with numerous formats of further education, interesting publications and research topics, and the annual Congress for Family Businesses.
    Stephanie Hueck, Managing partner, Gerhardi Alutechnik
    Dr. C. Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at Sloan School of Management, co-founder of the Presencing Institute and founding director of the MIT IDEAS Program
    Studies at Witten/Herdecke University gave me a very personal experience of three fundamental forces involved in global change: the force of inspired entrepreneurial action, the force of thought to create reality, and the force of social areas where instructors and students immerse themselves to explore new territory.
    Dr. C. Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at Sloan School of Management, co-founder of the Presencing Institute and founding director of the MIT IDEAS Program

    Institutes and Institutions

    Current research

    Year
    Title
    Author
    Type
    2017
    Die Welt kostet Zeit. Zeit der Ökonomie. Ökonomie der Zeit.
    B.P. Priddat / Verena Rauen (Hrsg.)
    Book editorship
    2017
    Brauchen wir Markttugenden?
    B.P. Priddat
    Book contribution
    2017
    Die Zukunft der Protestantischen Ethik
    B.P. Priddat
    Book contribution
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    • Innovative, formative, entrepreneurial
    • Top positions in national rankings (trendence, universum)
    • Professional education plus personal development
    • Excellent career options
    • Small interactive courses and seminars
    • Strong practical orientation
    • High rate of start-ups
    • Early independent research projects
    • Student contributions to design of curricular content
    • Germany’s first Bachelor programme in “Philosophy, Politics, and Economics”