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Mercator School of Management

Dean Prof. Dr. Annette G. Köhler
Dean Prof. Dr. Annette G. Köhler

The Mercator School of Management (MSM) employs 17 professors and around 60 research assistants and by national standards is a medium-sized faculty. As a business school, it focuses on the various fields of Business Administration. The MSM acknowledges its regional and social responsibility and supports economic de­velop­ment by offering extensive learning opportunities for its target groups and providing social andscientific input. In order to achieve these tasks, the MSM has developed a new profile with regard to its structure and subjects: three departmentsin Business Administration correspond to main areas of research and education – Accounting and Finance, Technology and OperationsManagement, and Management and Marketing. Meanwhile, the various competences in Economics are concentrated in the Department of Managerial Economics.
The MSM is primarily committed to applied research based on a sound theoretical foundation. The different departments fill this framework with independent research in various fields. In recent years the MSM has made significant progress in the area of theoretical research, which is reflected in the increased number of inter­national publications in A+/A journals, intensified participation in international conferences, the growth of international and institutional research networking, and the acquisition of third-party funds from the DFG.
However, application-oriented research is still a special focus of the faculty, as the manyexamples of sustainable cooperation with business partners and political institutions clearly show. Furthermore, the multitude of EU and BMBF projects, contract research for the private sector, and regular organisation of conferences and workshops are indicative of its apparentsuccess in this field.
Next to the transfer of application-oriented research results into the economy, all four departments consider the transfer of the latest insights into academic teaching essential to their work. The MSM is still deeply rooted in the unity of research and academic teaching. An element connecting all the departments is their interdisciplinary work with other faculties, particularly Informatics, Mathematics, the Humanities, and Engineering.