University of Stuttgart
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70174 Stuttgart

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University of Stuttgart
Institute of Business Administration

The University of Stuttgart was founded in 1829 and since then has developed into a major research university located in the heart of one of Europe’s economically strongest and most innovative regions. Nearly 28,000 students pursue their studies on two campuses in 10 colleges and 150 degree programs. About 9,000 or one-third of enrolled students are women and roughly 20 percent of the students come from abroad.

The university is technically oriented and has global significance. It sees itself as a center of university-based, non-university, and industrial research. Furthermore, it takes a role as a guarantor of research-based teaching, focused on quality and holism.

The Institute of Business Administration at the University of Stuttgart (BWI) contains ten departments and offers four Bachelor- and five Master-programs. The Institute focuses on the development and teaching of management knowledge and skills at the interface of business administration and technology. Furthermore the Institute of Business Administration cultivates intensive practical contacts with medium-sized and large companies, especially in the Stuttgart region. The exchange of knowledge and people between the institute of business administration and other institutes of the University of Stuttgart and in the Stuttgart region are a very important part of our self-conception. Besides the institute participates in the Graduate School for advanced Manufacturing Engineering (GsaME), an excellence initiative, which is also funded by the federal government.

The research focus of the Chair of Management and Organization (Prof. Dr. Birgit Renzl) lies in the analysis of current problems in business practice, such as digitization and Industry 4.0. Using theories of strategic management and organizational theory, the extent to which the adaptability of organizations can be explained or supported in the context of fast-changing environments such as the automotive industry or high-tech mechanical engineering is examined. More information is available here.