Business, science and society live from new ideas and developments. For this purpose creative minds are needed to operate as drivers for innovation as well as a flow of information between partners with shared interests. ESB Business School educates excellent graduates and is closely linked to business. On this basis we carry out extensive research with a strong focus on practical application.

Among the largest business schools at a university of applied sciences, one of ESB Business School’s strengths lies in the diversity of individual skills. To pool these there are five strategic research fields in which professors from different departments cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis:

  • Added-value and logistics systems
  • Digitisation
  • Organisation and sustainability
  • Internationalisation
  • Future of business and society

In the individual fields complex research topics are considered from a variety of perspectives. This occurs both in individual projects and in joint projects with partners from business and science. With our research we help companies to successfully tackle the current challenges in areas such as digitisation, internationalisation and changed added-value structures. Further, our research work helps to enhance the visibility of ESB in the region. In teaching the students benefit from current topics and practical examples as well as from attractive degree and project theses within our research projects or at our partner companies.   

In addition, research projects leading to a doctorate are supervised by the professors at ESB Business School. As a university of applied sciences we do not have the autonomous right to award doctorates but together with our many national and international research partners can support doctoral projects.