In the last few years, the framework conditions for companies have changed considerably due to technical and digital, as well as social, legal and ecological developments. The Institute of Management & Strategy (IoMS) endeavours to make a valuable contribution to the analysis, design and generation of solutions to cope with numerous challenges for the economy through research and close cooperation with business representatives.



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The Institute of Management & Strategy (IoMS) consists of three chairs held by Björn Ambos, Christoph Lechner and Tomi Laamanen. The IoMS maintains close ties to the economy. There is an intensive exchange of practice and cross-fertilization by means of research and consulting projects carried out with national and international companies of various industries. We publish our findings in nationally and internationally recognized journals and books.

The IoMS consists of three chairs. In addition to research, the chairs focus on teaching, PhD student accompaniment, continuing education and close cooperation with the industry.

Competence Centers

The IoMS focuses its research on the latest topics in business management. The aim is to offer the most up-to-date and useful knowledge both for society and for companies to respond to their challenges.

Global & Corporate Strategy

As globalization progresses, today’s top management places its holistic, global strategy at the center of its corporate mission.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are an important engine of transformation in the global economy with significant influence on national and international production networks, market relations and competitive dynamics.

Alliances, Platforms and Eco-Systems

Due to the advent of digital platforms, issues of cooperative strategies, both at the business, corporate and network levels, have again become increasingly important.

Innovative Business Models & Competitive Strategies

Through business model innovations, companies create and secure competitive advantages and adapt to the constant change.

Strategy Processes & Corporate Transformation

By identifying and defining new business processes that offer more efficient opportunities through digital technologies, new regulations, new markets, new customer profiles and new business practices, unique strategies can be formed.

Circular Economy, Business Models & Sustainable Transformation

This Competence Center focuses on the promising alternative to today’s linearly functioning economic systems and presents a solution to the waste of resources and the creation of waste in the first place.

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The master program „SIM“ is ranked # 1 worldwide (Financial Times Ranking) and the master program „MUG“ is ranked # 1 in the DACH area (QS ranking).

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