The focus is on application-oriented research and the unity of research and teaching at ESB Business School. With our own research work we contribute to the innovation process of our economy and society. The research results are integrated within teaching in order to keep the contents of the degree programmes up to date.     

In our research we are also true to our trademark, real internationality: we aim at research partnerships at international level and are a part of international university networks and cooperations. In our research projects we seek close cooperation with our partner universities, securing the international focus of research topics.   

The quality of our research is underlined by our raising of external funding and the publication of research results at international level.

The area of research at ESB Business School together with the other four schools at Reutlingen University is organised under the umbrella of the RRI, the Reutlingen Research Institute.