Headergrafik - Business School

Management & Economics

Maikki Diehl

Faculty at the Department of Management & Economics offer students a high quality programme with contemporary academic content. Our students learn how to generate knowledge themselves and become inspiring personalities. As part of the international academic community we conduct rigorous, methodical, and relevant research.

We publish in renowned journals and participate actively in international research. Through cooperation with companies and the use of case studies, field studies, and applied research we are able to offer a wide range of taught courses, which enhances the prospects of our graduates to meet the increasing demands on managers with a global mindset. In executive education we deliver open enrolment and corporate programmes, in which we draw together the expertise within our Department. True to our slogan ‘Embedding leadership and organization in strategy!’, we pay particular attention to the impact of executive education on our clients’ companies.

Furthermore, interfacing with the newly founded EBS Law School, we seek to promote interaction between business and law, ensuring on the one hand a solid grounding in law that meets the highest standards. On the other hand research and teaching at the University also benefit from the synergies between law and economics.

Professors at the Department - Professor of Organizational Behavior & Human Resources, Professor Marjo-Riitta Diehl, PhD - Professor of Strategic Management, Professor Dr. Ulrich Grimm - Professors of Economics, Professor Dr. Jenny Kragl & Professor Dr. Jan-Christoph Rülke - Professor of Strategic Management, Professor Dr. Christian Landau - Professor of Strategic and International Management, Professor Dr. Markus Kreutzer - Professor of Social Business, Professor Dr. Karin Kreutzer - Professor of Practical Philosophy, Professor Dr. Richard Raatzsch - Professor of Philosophy of Science, Professor Dr. Max Urchs

as well as further adjunct, honorary and visiting professors.

The Department Management & Economics is headed by Professor Marjo-Riitta Diehl. For questions regarding our research topics, study programmes or other offerings, please do not hesitate to contact Jutta Richardson at 0611 - 7102 1531.



  • We are looking forward to Professor Dr. Myriam N. Bechtoldt joining our team in August. Prof. Bechtoldt previously worked as Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and will now join our team as Professor of Leadership.

  • Marjo-Riitta Diehl, Abiola Sarnecki and Jie Huang will visit the Academy of Management Conference in Atlanta from August 04th – 08th. http://aom.org/annualmeeting/theme/


  • Marjo-Riitta Diehl and Abiola Sarnecki will visit the 5TH International Workshop on Insights in Organizational Justice and Behavioural Ethics in Paris from June 07th – 09th.

  • Jenny Kragl will visit the 21st Annual Conference of the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (SIOE) in New York City from June 23 – 25. Along with Oliver Hart and others, she is one of the invited members of this year’s program committee. At the conference, she will chair an organized session on the Theory on Incentive Contracts with Multiple Agents and Tasks and present a paper herself, co-authored by Alberto Palermo and others ( Block, J., Kragl, J., Palermo, A. & Xi, G.: Hiring Family or Nonfamily Managers in Family Firms: A Multitask Model with Interdependence Between Economic and Non-economic Tasks.) The SIOE is interested in exploring the institutions of social, political and commercial life using approaches drawn from economics, organization theory, law, political science, and other social sciences. https://www.sioe.org/conference/2017


  • Christian Landau is teaching at EBS partner school Tongji University in May. He teaches two MBA classes in Strategic Management.

  • Marjo-Riitta Diehl presented at the EAWOP conference in Dublin May 17th and 20th. http://www.eawop2017.org/



Practical Philosophy & Philosophy of Science

Social Business