The application period starts on March 27th, 2017 for the following courses:
B490 - Managing Across Cultures
B493A - Doing Busines in China (M.Sc.)
B497 - Introduction into Research Methodology (M.Sc.)
B590 - Master Seminar in International Business
The application periode for the Summer Term 2017 Bachelor Thesis take place from 23.01.2017 to 06.02.2017.
Fünftägiges Managementseminar mit abschließender Klausur (6 ECTS) - Bewerbungen möglich!
Due to Mrs. Rohland being on sick leave, there will be no regular office hours at the department for the next few weeks. In case you need to drop off or pick up documents, please contact us by email beforehand.
The post-exam review for both exams International Business will take place from November 2nd until November 4th during our office hours.
The application deadline for the Winter term 2016/2017 is over. These are the accepted candidates - link.
Apply now for the Master in International Business with focus on Africa!
From winter term 2014/2015 on, we offer a new track of the Master of Science in International Business with focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Students will study in their first year in Tübingen and in their second year at one or two universities in Africa. The first exchange semester will take place at the University in Cape Town Business School, the most presigious business school in Africa. Our students will be placed in their MBA program. Additional partnerships on the continent for the second semester are supposed to be finalized soon.
During their first year in Tübingen, students will achieve 27 ECTS in compulsory studies and 33 ECTS in specialization studies. In their second year abroad, they are required to write their Master thesis (18 ECTS) and to achieve 42 ECTS in elective studies.
Admission to the M.Sc. in International Business requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies or Economics or a comparative degree with excellent grades. Applicants are expected to have solid intermediate level knowledge in Business Studies, Economics and Statistics. In addition, applicants must be fluent in German and English. Students applying for the M.Sc. in International Business (Africa) should have high interest in the business fields of this emerging economic region which they will have to demonstrate if invited for the interview.
Application deadline: May, 15
Please find more information about your application here.
Dr Tenzer and Prof Pudelko won the Best Qualitative Paper Award in IB at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Orlando
Dr Helene Tenzer presented two papers at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) in Orlando, the worldwide largest academic conference in management studies with close to 8500 participants from 88 countries. One of these papers, co-authored by Prof Pudelko, not only entered the Best Paper Proceedings but also won the newly founded "Gustavson School of Business Award for the Best Qualitative Paper in International Business". A further paper was presented at the conference by Dr Stefan Volk, co-authored by Tine Köhler (University of Melbourne) and Prof Pudelko. A third paper of which Prof Pudelko was co-author was presented by Dr Sebastian Reiche (IESE, Barcelona).
Prof Pudelko won Nomination for the Best Paper Award at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in Istanbul
Prof Markus Pudelko presented a paper first at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS). Subsequently he presented a further paper at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (AIB), the worldwide largest academic conference in International Business. This paper, co-authored by Prof Anne-Wil Harzing and Dr Sebastian Reiche, was one out of twelve papers nominated for the Best Paper Award of the conference. With more than 1200 submissions, this paper was thus selected to be among the top 1% contributions at this year’s conference. A further paper was presented at the conference by Dr Helene Tenzer and Markus Pudelko.
Prof Markus Pudelko and Dr Helene Tenzer in Accra at the „Africa Europe Entrepreneur Dialogue" organized by Horst Köhler
Prof Markus Pudelko and Dr Helene Tenzer attended the conference „Africa Europe Entrepreneur Dialogue“ in Accra, Ghana. The conference was convened on the initiative of Prof Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany and member of the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Chaired by Prof Köhler, the conference brought together successful entrepreneurs from both continents to discuss the contribution of the private sector to the development goals outlined in a recent report by the UN High Level Panel.
Prof Helmut Haussmann received teaching award
The student association (“Fachschaft”) of the School of Business and Economics awarded a prize to Prof Helmut Haussmann for his lecture "The Internationalization of Medium-Sized Market Leaders". Students evaluated this lecture as the best course on the B.Sc. level during the academic year 2012-13.
Dr Helene Tenzer earns an Athene scholarship and a Fast Track scholarship of the Robert Bosch Foundation
Dr Helene Tenzer was recently awarded two two-year scholarships. The Athene program for female scholars was designed in the context of Tübingen University's excellence initiative. It provides research funds and professional coaching to 12 junior researchers of all disciplines. The Fast Track program of the Robert Bosch Foundation provides leadership training to 20 female postdocs working in business, economics, social sciences or legal studies.
Prof Markus Pudelko invited by Kyoto University
Prof Pudelko took part at a Deans’ Conference at Kyoto University Graduate Management School together with deans from 11 other leading business schools from 11 countries around the world. All those business schools are partner universities of Kyoto University Graduate Management School. Prof Pudelko had established an exchange partnership with Kyoto University Graduate Management School in October 2012 during his last visit in Kyoto. He used the occasion of this meeting to establish exchange agreements with six other universities in Asia and Europe.
Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany Horst Köhler teaching on Africa
The former Director General of the IMF and former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Prof Horst Köhler, took part in teaching the course “Doing Business in Africa” offered by the Department of International Business. On the first day of the course Dr Stefan Volk from the DoIB provided an introduction into the subject, followed by a session by Dr Gisela Schneider from the German Institute for Medical Mission who taught about the work of NGOs in Africa. On a subsequent day Siemens Management Consulting provided some insights into their work in Africa. On the third and final day students presented in groups the outcome of their assignment and discussed their findings with Profs Köhler and Pudelko. President Köhler also gave a keynote speech entitled “Africa is on its way”. The course ended by a lecture by Prof Pudelko on the cultural influence on African management.
Prof Markus Pudelko gave a talk at ESCP Europe, Campus Paris
Prof Pudelko was invited to one of the three leading business schools in France, ESCP Europe, located in Paris, to give a talk at a research seminar. The title of his paper was ‘What Matters for the Performance of Multinational Teams?’.
Strategic Career Planning for Students
From19-20 November the DoIB offered a special service to students: Victor Loewenstein, formerly managing partner and member of the executive committee and the board of directors of Egon Zehnder International, gave a talk on strategic career planning and offered subsequently over two days individual career coaching to some 40 students who had registered for this session.
Prof Markus Pudelko co-organised the 10th EIASM Workshop in International Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management in Reykjavik
Prof Pudelko co-organised from 18 to 20 October for the ninth year in a row the EIASM Workshop in International Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management together with Chris Carr (University of Edinburgh), Sebastian Reiche (IESE) and the local host Vlad Vaiman (Reykjavik University). Best papers from this workshop and the previous one in Moscow will be published in a special issue of International Journal of Human Resource Management. Helene Tenzer from the DoIB attended the workshop as well.
Prof Markus Pudelko collected for two months data for his research in Kyoto
Prof Pudelko spent from August to October two months as a visiting researcher at Doshisha University in Kyoto. During this time he advanced his research project on Japanese career women working for foreign subsidiaries. He also visited Tokyo University, Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo), Waseda University (Tokyo), JAIST (Kanazawa) and Kyoto University for presentations at research seminars and the advancement of student exchanges.
Prof Markus Pudelko successful participation at Academy of Management Annual Meeting
After presenting three competitive papers at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. in June, Prof Pudelko also presented two papers at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston which took place from 3-7 August. Both papers, one with Aida Hajro (Brunel University, London) and one with Helene Tenzer (at Prof Pudelko’s department) were included in the Best Papers Proceedings. Only the best 4% of the submissions were selected for this publication. In addition, the paper with Aida Hajro was awarded with the Robert H. Schaffer Award for the Best Paper in Applied International Management and the Solkovo Best Paper Finalist Award.
Helene Tenzer contributes to the Academy of Management Annual Meeting and is co-founder of a listserv on language studies in International Business
Dr Tenzer co-organised a Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on “Language in International Business Research” together with Sachiko Yamao (Melbourne University) and Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Hanken University, Helsinki) at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston which took place from 3-7 August. In addition, Dr Tenzer presented two papers, both co-authored by Prof. Pudelko. One of these papers was among the four percent of submissions that were included in the Best Papers Proceedings. In addition, Dr Tenzer co-founded with Sachiko Yamao and Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen a listserv for scholars interested in the impact of language on International Business. This listserv can be found under email@example.com.
Prof Markus Pudelko and Dr Helene Tenzer taught at a Summer School in Romania
09. – 10.7.2012
Prof Pudelko and Dr Helene Tenzer taught for two days at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Hermannstadt) in Romania during the Summer School on the Knowledge-based Green Economy. This Summer School was set up with support from the Tübingen University Business and Economics School.
Prof Markus Pudelko co-organized the Early Career Consortium at IFSAM Conference in Limerick
Prof Pudelko co-organized together with Prof Mila Lazarova (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and Prof Lena Zander (Uppsala University, Sweden) the Early Career Consortium prior to the start of the annual IFSAM conference which was held this year in Limerick, Ireland. The Consortium was designed to assist junior scholars in their career planning.
Prof Markus Pudelko and Jörg Büechl received teaching award
The student association (“Fachschaft”) of the Business and Economics School awarded Prof Pudelko and Jörg Büechl with the annual teaching award “WiWi Impuls” for the newly developed course “Doing Business in Asia”. Prof Pudelko developed the course and Jörg Büechl taught the section on China, with Prof Jasmin Mahadevan (Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences) having taught the section on India and Dr Jörg Mahlich (Johnston & Johnston) the section on Japan.
DFG financed research project in Indonesia by Dr Stefan Volk
Dr Stefan Volk was a visiting researcher at Udayana University in Denpasar, Indonesia, where he conducted a series of experimental studies and gave several guest lectures.
Prof Markus Pudelko as a visiting scholar for two months at Melbourne University
Prof Pudelko was from early February to mid April at Melbourne University. He worked with his local host, Prof Anne-Wil Harzing, on three papers. In addition, he visited the Universities of Adelaide, New South Wales (Sydney) and Western Australia (Perth) where he gave talks and discussed in his role as associate dean for international affairs possible cooperation agreements.
Jörg Büechl as external lecturer
12.-13.03.2012, 27.-30.03.2012 and 26.-27.04.2012
Jörg Büechl gave at the Hochschule Pforzheim University, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe and at Passau University a seminar entitled "Doing Business in China". The main objective of this course was to develop an understanding of China's cultural values and their influences on management activities.
Dr Helene Tenzer as a scietific observer at the conference „Partnership with Africa" organized by Horst Köhler
Dr Helene Tenzer attended the conference „Partnership with Africa – Challenges for an African Social Market Economy“ as a scientific observer. The conference was organized by the former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Prof Horst Köhler, who co-chaired the event together with Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary General of the ACP Group of states.
Prof Mary Yoko Brannen visiting the Department of International Business
Prof Mary Yoko Brannen from INSEAD, Fontainbleau, one of the top scholars in International Business and co-editor of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) visited the DoIB from 29.01.-02.02.2012. During her stay, Prof Brannen gave a research seminar and listened to presentations from each faculty member of the DoIB to provide helpful advice.
The former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Köhler, visited Prof Markus Pudelko
President Horst Köhler visited Prof Pudelko at the DoIB to discuss with him the modalities of an MSc course on African development he will be offering later on this year. President Köhler and Prof Pudelko also discussed possibilities of cooperation in the context of a project President Köhler is running on African development.
Dr Tenzer develops and coordinates international management electives for non-business students
Besides her research, teaching and administrative responsibilities at the Department of International Business Dr Tenzer recently took a new position at Tübingen University to develop and direct a range of international management electives for non-business Bachelor students. In this context Dr Tenzer will manage this programme which includes selecting and appointing lecturers for relevant courses. In addition, she will also teach herself lectures and practice courses focused on multinational business and strategic management.
Prof Anne-Will Harzing visiting the Department of International Business
Prof Anne-Wil Harzing from Melbourne University, one of the top scholars in International Business and close collaboration partner of Prof Pudelko, visited the DoIB from 28.11.-02.12.2011. During her stay, Prof Harzing worked with Prof Pudelko on several of their publication projects, gave a university-wide presentation on scholars’ citations and provided helpful comments to the work of all faculty members of the DoIB.
Strategic Career Planning for Students
From 21-22 October the Department of International Business offered a special service to students: Victor Loewenstein, formerly managing partner and member of the executive committee and the board of directors of Egon Zehnder International, gave first a talk on strategic career planning and offered subsequently over two days individual career coaching to some 30 students who had registered for this session.
Course on Global Economic Ethic offered by Hans Küng and Stephan Schlensog
From 18-19 October Prof Hans Küng, President of the Global Ethic Foundation, and Dr Stephan Schlensog, General Secretary of the same foundation, offered for students of the Department of International Business an intensive course entitled “Global Economic Ethic”. Further lecturers on the course were Dr. Maud Schmiedeknecht (Konstanz Institut für WerteManagement) and Ms Christine Besenfelder (KiWi AG).
Prof Markus Pudelko co-organized an international conference in Moscow
Prof Pudelko organized with colleagues from Edinburgh University and IESE (Barcelona) the 9th EIASM Workshop in International Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management at Russia’s leading university, Moscow State University. The 36 participants came from more than 10 countries. Three papers by Prof Pudelko were presented, two of which in collaboration with Dr Helene Tenzer from the DoIB who participated in the workshop as well.
Prof Markus Pudelko went as a member of a delegation of Tübingen University to China
Prof Pudelko went as a member of a delegation of Tübingen University, accompanying the University’s President and Vice-President for International Affairs, to Peking University and Fudan University (Shanghai). Prof Pudelko was as the Professor of International Business the only delegation member who is not professor in science or medicine. The delegation was received by the universities’ presidents, by professorial colleagues and by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing.
Prof Markus Pudelko became Associate Dean for International Affairs
With the start of the winter semester 2011 Prof Pudelko became Associate Dean for International Affairs of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of Tübingen University and member of the Executive Board of the Faculty (five out of 70 plus full professors).
Prof Markus Pudelko spent close to two months as visiting researcher at Doshisha University, Kyoto
Prof Pudelko continued his research on Japanese career women by doing a series of interviews. During this period he also gave various presentations: at Doshisha University, Kyoto University, the Japan Institute of Science and Technology in Kanazawa and at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo.
Prof Markus Pudelko and Dr Tenzer at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas
Prof Pudelko and Dr Tenzer attended this conference from 12-16 August and presented their current research.
Prof Markus Pudelko spent in June three weeks as visiting researcher at Doshisha University, Kyoto
During his stay at Tübingen’s renowned partner university, Doshisha, Prof Pudelko gave various talks: in an MBA-class at Doshisha; during the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business in Nagoya; and at research seminars at Kobe University an Waseda University in Tokyo.
Prof Hans Küng gave a guest lecture in Prof Markus Pudelko’s course “Managing Across Cultures”
Prof Hans Küng, professor of theology at the Tübingen University from 1960 to 1996 and since then emeritus professor, gave a guest lecture on 06.07. 2011 in the course “Managing Across Cultures” on Global Business Ethic. Prof Küng is a Swiss Catholic priest, controversial theologian, and prolific author. Since 1995 he has been President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic (Stiftung Weltethos). Given Prof Küng’s fame, the lecture was opened to all students and members of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and some 100 interested persons attended his talk.
Master Course "International Business Venture": Presentations at Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
The students of the Master Course “International Business Venture”, taught by Jörg Büechl, presented on 05 July at ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH the results of their group projects on which they had been working for the entire semester. The presentation was attended by the managing director, the head of the marketing and the IT department, some 20 other ERBE employees, Jörg Büechl and Prof Pudelko. The students also handed over extensive reports they wrote to assist the company in the standardization of their national and international organizational communication structure.
Prof Markus Pudelko visited several universities in Japan
Prof Pudelko was in Japan from 11 June to 02 July, presenting several papers at two conferences in Nagoya: the annual meetings of the Association of Japanese Business Studies and the Academy of International Business. Furthermore, he visited several universities in Japan: Kyoto University and Doshisha University in Kyoto, Waseda University in Tokyo and Kobe University. At these universities he gave either research seminars, taught on an MBA course and / or discussed possible student exchanges.
The DoIB at a conference in the UK
Almost the entire team of the DoIB – Prof Pudelko, Dr Helene Tenzer, Dr Stefan Volk and Jörg Büechl – took part in the 38. Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland Chapter) and presented several papers. The event took place from 14-16 April at the University of Edinburgh Business School.
Dr. Tara Patzelt left the Department of International Business
Dr. Tara Patzelt left the Department of International Business. We thank her for the contribution she made to the Department.
Prof Markus Pudelko has been appointed to the editorial board of "European Journal of International Management"
After previous appointments to the editoral boards of "Asia Business & Management" and "Zeitschrift für Personalforschung" this is his third appointment.
Strategic Career Planning
From 25-27 October the Department of International Business offered a special service to students: Victor Loewenstein, formerly managing partner and member of the executive committee and the board of directors of Egon Zehnder International, gave first a talk on strategic career planning and offered subsequently over the following days individual career coaching to some 35 students who had registered for this session.
Dr Tara Patzelt joins the Department of International Business
The DoIB welcomes Dr Tara Patzelt as a new member of the team. Dr Patzelt studied Business Administration at the Universities of Würzburg and Augsburg and did subsequently a Master of Business Research and a PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
The 8th EIASM Workshop in International Strategy and Cross Cultural Management in Tübingen
Prof Pudelko has been co-organizing this annual workshop for the last seven years. Previous workshops took place 2002 in Växjö (Sweden), 2004 in Edinburgh (UK), 2005 in Vienna (Austria), 2006 in Toulouse (France), 2007 in Istanbul (Turkey), 2008 in Barcelona (Spain) and 2009 in Helsinki (Finland). This year’s workshop took place in Tübingen from 08.-09. October 2010. Location of the workshop was Schloss Hohentübingen. In order to be eligible for participation, full papers had to be submitted and pass a review process (rejection rate 40%). Participants came from 14 countries. Tübingen University was represented with contributions by Prof Pudelko, Dr Helene Haas and Dr Stefan Volk, all from the International Business department. In 2011 best papers from this workshop will be published in a special edition of Schmalenbach Business Review.
Dr. Margitte Müller left the Department of International Business
Dr. Margitte Müller left after one year the Department of International Business, in order to take up a professorship at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe. We thank Dr. Müller for the substantial contribution she made to the DoIB.
Prof Markus Pudelko presented papers at conferences in Rome, Rio de Janeiro and Montreal
Prof Pudelko presented papers over the summer at the leading European management conference, the European Academy of Management (EURAM) annual meeting in Rome; at the worldwide leading conference in International Business, the Academy of International Business (AIB) annual meeting in Rio de Janeiro; and at the worldwide leading management conference, the Academy of Management (AoM) annual meeting in Montreal.
Newspaper article on the Department's International Business Venture course
The daily newspaper Schwäbisches Tagblatt reported today on the Department's International Business Venture course. This course offers MSc students the possiblity to work in teams over the semester on real-life consultancy projects. The course is taught in collaboration with Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH. Given the unusual format and content for a German university course, the newspaper reported about the course's objetives and the students' experiences. To acces the article please click here.
Jörg Büechl gave the opening speech for the China and EU symposium organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized in Passau a symposium about conflicts and synergy effects between China and the European Union. In his opening address, Jörg Büechl analyzed the compatibility of EU and China policies and outlined several potential scenarios for the future, involving the EU-Chinese partnership from a political and economic perspective. His talk was followed by an extensive panel discussion.
Prof Markus Pudelko visited in the last five weeks universities in Warwick, London, Berlin (three times), Kobe and Kyoto
These visits were due to his role as external examiner (Warwick), research collaboration (London), workshop and conference participation (Berlin), his role as invited speaker (Berlin and Kobe) and the discussion of a prospective faculty collaboration and student exchange (Kyoto).
Jörg Büechl successfully passed the Chinese Management training conducted by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
This training program is one of Germany's most comprehensive management seminars with focus on China and imparts practical knowledge on the Chinese economy, culture and law. It is initiated by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and conducted by experts in the areas of intellectual property rights, purchasing, sales, logistics, work protection law, project management, human resource management, taxes and accounting and enabled Joerg Bueechl to expand his knowledge on his professional and academic focal point.
Bundeswirtschaftsminister a.D. Prof. Dr. Helmut Haussmann, Vice President of Capgemini Deutschland and former Minister of Economics of the Federal Republic of Germany, joins the Department of International Business as Adjunct Professor
The DoIB is proud to welcome Professor Haussmann as a new member of their team. Prof Haussmann, a native of Tübingen, has been a member of the Bundestag (the German parliament) for 26 years, secretary general of the F.D.P (Germany’s liberal democratic party) and Minister of Economics during the reunification phase, one of Germany’s most crucial periods, both politically and economically. He will read in the summer semester a course on the internationalization strategies of Germany’s so called “hidden champions” (world leading small and medium sized enterprises).
Prof Markus Pudelko was appointed to the editorial board of “Zeitschrift für Personalforschung - German Journal of Human Resource Research”, the leading German journal in HRM
He has been asked to contribute to the journal in particular in the area of International HRM.
Dr. Helene Haas presented her book “The Intercultural Paradigm” (Das interkulturelle Paradigma)
The event in Passau was hosted by the Stutz Publishing House (Karl Stutz Verlag) to introduce a new monograph series published by the Center for Basic Research in Cultural Studies (Forschungsstelle Grundlagen Kulturwissenschaft).