Management know-how for the future!
In an increasingly complex and globalized world, the Department of Business Administration at Trier University is dedicated to providing high quality education that addresses the challenges of a rapidly changing world. The department offers a diverse range of courses designed for future business leaders. Our courses combine the latest insights from academic research with a strong focus on relevance for business practice. Both research and teaching are highly interdisciplinary, internationally oriented, and share an emphasis on theory-based empirical methods.
Core areas of research and teaching include entrepreneurship, innovation and marketing, organization studies and human resource management as well as finance, corporate taxation, and audit and assurance – providing knowledge and insights into a broad range of highly relevant topics for future managers and business leaders. The Department of Business Administration is a highly reputable partner in project-oriented collaboration with business partners, the public sector and other research institutions, both at the national level and in international networks worldwide. The results of its dedication to excellence in research and teaching are illustrated by the excellent job prospects of its graduates.
Studying Business Administration at Trier University
The programmes in business at Trier University aim at providing our students with key qualifications that meet the highest demands of businesses and the corporate sector. The programmes and courses are unique in that they are part of a common core of interdisciplinary undergraduate courses that comprises courses in management, economics, and sociology. Another key element is the strong empirical orientation and a firm commitment to enabling our students to become independent and critical thinkers, capable of conducting their own high quality research projects and of applying their knowledge and methodological insights to business cases and economic data in order to address real-life problems.
Our students in the postgraduate (Master’s) programmes either opt for a broad, generalist portfolio of courses, or pursue an in-depth specialization by selecting a focused set of courses from among the department’s core areas (Finance; Taxation and Accounting; Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Marketing, Retailing and Innovation; Organization Studies, Human Resource Management and Personnel Economics). Alongside their regular degree programme, our students can follow a certified language programme in English or French as part of a subject-specific foreign language training. In addition, the department offers a broad range of options for studying abroad at one of the many partner universities in order for students to pursue a truly international orientation of their studies.
Management Research at Trier University
Management research at Trier University is highly interdisciplinary, internationally recognized and has a strong emphasis on theory-based empirical methods. Within their respective fields, researchers pursue different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Due to its emphasis on excellence in research, the department regularly achieves top rankings in the Top 100 of the leading German business daily, “Handelsblatt”. This ranking assesses research quality based on publications in top national and international academic journals. Moreover, the department engages extensively in applied research in project-based collaborations with business partners.
The Department of Business Administration at Trier University covers five areas of expertise with generally two research groups in each field. The inter- and transdisciplinary orientation of management research at Trier University is further substantiated by the fact that researchers in the department cooperate intensively across these five areas of expertise as well as with researchers from other disciplines and university departments. More in-depth information regarding the research profiles of the nine research groups can be found on their individual websites.
- Research group in Finance: Professor Axel F.A. Adam-Müller
- Research group in Banking and Finance: Professor Marc Oliver Rieger
Specialization "Taxation and Accounting"
- Research group in Corporate Taxation and Accounting: Professor Lutz Richter
- Research group in Accounting, Audit and Assurance: Professor Matthias Wolz
Specialization "Marketing, Retailing and Innovation"
- Research group in Marketing and Retailing: Professor Bernhard Swoboda
- Research group in Innovation, Business and Services Marketing: Professor Rolf Weiber
Specialization "Organization Studies and Human Resource Management"
- Research group in Personnel Economics: Professor Laszlo Goerke
- Research group in Management, Organization Studies and HRM: Professor Katrin Muehlfeld