The School takes its regional and social responsibility seriously. Through its comprehensive, targeted educational programmes and engagement with academic and social issues, it supports economic growth in its region. Its academic profile comprises three specialist disciplines with a focus on research as well as industry applicability: Accounting and Finance, Technology and Operations Management and Management and Marketing. It further incorporates competences in economics and regional studies. The MSM has established an advisory council staffed with high-ranking representatives of the regional and interregional industry, which supports its teaching, research and self-government.

While the School is committed to striking a careful balance between application-oriented and fundamental research, its departments focus on a variety of specialisms. Over the past years, the MSM has made considerable progress in its fundamental research activities. This is reflected by the large number of contributions it has made to international A+/A journals, its increased participation in renowned international conferences, the expansion of its international and institutional research network, and the acquisition of funding from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

The continued practical orientation of the School’s research projects is visible in its many long-term partnerships with industry and politics. A large number of projects funded by the European Union and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesminsterium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), research contracts for the private sector, and regular conferences and workshops underscore its high profile and success in this field.

Alongside the transfer of application-oriented research results to industry practice, the transfer of academic insights to teaching practice plays a central role in the School’s activities. This applies equally to all disciplines. The MSM continues to uphold its commitment to the unity of research and teaching. Through its interdisciplinary collaboration with the other faculties of our university, it has developed close working relationships with Informatics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering.