Marlene Ferencz

Prof. Dr. Marlene FerenczMathematics, Statistics, Quantitative Methods

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 - 9:45

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Role and Responsibilities
  • Internships Officer of BSc International Business Programme
Focus of Lectures
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Practical Business Studies
  • Data Analysis
Research Topics
  • Teaching in multicultural classrooms
  • Impact of digital learning tools
  • Study success of local and international students
Current Research Projects
  • 2013-2014 Benchmarking Project Pedagogic Approaches and their Impacts on the Quality of Learning Outcomes in Universities of Applied Sciences” between International Business Programmes at ESB, Reutlingen University and HAAGA-HELIA UAS, Helsinki
  • 2014 Creation of a maths task tool with different grades of difficulty and solutions in English to support our tutorial programme as part of the IQF Project „Heterogenität als Chance“ (Heterogeneity as a Chance)
  • 2016 Creation of a mathematical admission test for the International Business study program in English (with Prof. Goeddeke)
  • 2019/20 Creation of a German-English "Tailored Glossary" for International Business students in mathematics and statistics as part of the project "start your studies" 
  • 2019 Participation in two international workshops to improve quality of International Business study programs in Helsinki
  • 2018 GHD certificate for university didactics
  • 2017 ESB teaching award
  • Since 2016 Member of the selection committee for DAAD master scholarships in Bonn
  • Since 2016 Expert for DAAD master scholarships for Western Europe
  • 2013/2014 Erasmus guest professorship in Helsinki and Barcelona
  • Since 2008 consultant at DHBW Stuttgart in the field of mathematics
  • 2008-2010 Member of the School Council of ESB
  • 2007-2008 Alumni Officer IB
  • 2003-2007 Parental leave
  • 1995 Appointed professor at Reutlingen University
  • 1991- 1995 Allianz Leben Stuttgart, project management in the information sector and collaboration on a GUI (Graphical User Interface) with the Fraunhofer Institute Stuttgart
  • 1990 – 1995 Lectureships at DHBW Stuttgart and Esslingen University
  • 1990 Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) at Tübingen University
  • 1988-1990 Scholarship from the State Graduate Sponsorship Programme
  • 1988 Scholarship from DAAD for a study abroad in France, Besancon
  • 1986- 1988 Scientific assistant at the School of Mathematics, Tübingen University
  • 1986 Move to Germany
  • 1981-1985 Studied mathematics in Romania, Degree: Diplom-Mathematikerin (Graduate in Mathematics) 1985

Ferencz, M., Herzog, B. (2019).  Disziplinierung ohne politische Diskriminierung: Warum es Marktkräfte in der Währungsunion bedarf! – ifo Schnelldienst

In progress

  • Högerle, B., Charifzadeh, M., Ferencz, M. (2020). The development of working capital management and its impact on profitability. Journal of Managerial and Financial.
  • Charifzadeh, M., Högerle, B., Ferencz, M. (2020). Working Capital Management in Deutschland und seine Auswirkungen auf Profitabilität und Unternehmenswert. 
  • Ferencz, M., Hormuth, J. (2020). Studienerfolg deutscher und internationaler Studierender. 
  • Hormuth, J., Ferencz, M. (2020). Self-initiated Expatriation of Graduates.