• 9/20/2012

Recently established TUM School of Management outperforms traditional faculties:

Handelsblatt - TUM ranked top in business studies in Germany

Prestigious accolade for recently established faculty: The Handelsblatt rankings published today rate the School of Management at the Technische Universität München (TUM) as the best business studies faculty in Germany in terms of research. The TUM only established the faculty ten years ago. It has established a strong reputation by interlinking business studies with technical disciplines, natural sciences and life sciences. The faculty today has 26 professors.

Prof. Gunther Friedl, Dean of the TUM School of Management, with students. (Photo: A. Eckert / TUM)
Prof. Gunther Friedl, Dean of the TUM School of Management, with students. (Photo: A. Eckert / TUM)

The Handelsblatt rankings evaluate academic publications in line with international standards. The list was compiled by the Swiss Economic Institute at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).

Just ten years after being founded, the TUM School of Management is ranked top in Germany, ahead of the universities of Mannheim and Frankfurt. It was classified in fifth position in terms of the entire German-speaking countries, where the University of St. Gallen finished at the top.

The research performance of individual academics since 2008 was also evaluated. Prof. Holger Patzelt (Entrepreneurship) was ranked 7th. Prof. Stefan Minner (Logistics and Supply Management) also made the top 20 in 16th position. Prof. Holger Patzelt was in fact classed 4th among the best researchers aged under 40. Florian von Wangenheim (Service and Technology Marketing) achieved 12th place here.

Academics at the School of Management are carrying out research into the convergence of management and technology. By interlinking business studies with engineering and natural sciences, the faculty represents a key part of the portfolio of disciplines of the TUM. It has invested heavily in the appointment of leading international researchers. The TUM has created ten additional professorships since 2010 alone. It recently added three professorships to the field of entrepreneurship research, filling these posts with outstanding young academics from Imperial College London, among other institutions. 

TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann said: “Our formula for success at the recently established faculty is rigorously focusing on finding the best professors and students – everything else then looks after itself, apart from funding, which obviously needs to be managed.”

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