A close exchange between business, science and students is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, we cooperate with numerous companies, universities and associations in teaching, research and projects.

Cooperation Possibilities

A project-based partnership with one of our seminars gives your company the opportunity to present your business to future graduates. Throughout the seminar, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions and conduct analysis on current issues concerning your company together with our students. This provides you with new insights and unconventional solutions from the perspective of Digital Natives.

If you have exciting topics or questions for thesis projects or project seminars in the area of DSS’ research and want to get in touch with students who share a passion for technology, please contact Prof. Kranz. If you are interested in a long-term cooperation, it is also possible to get involved in teaching as guest lecturer or a teaching assignment.

  • Bachelor's and Master's theses (duration: 2 or 4.5 months)
  • Project seminars (3- to 4-months student projects on company-related issues)
  • Guest lectures
  • Teaching

Daily business tends to leave little time to deal with important future-oriented problems and questions at the necessary level of detail. Third-party funded projects allow you to address these vital topics with academic rigor and practical relevance.

The projects are usually executed in the scope of a three-year doctoral thesis. While working on the dissertation, the PhD students normally spend 50% of their working time at DSS to ensure their individual supervision and support as well as a close connection to DSS research activities.

Furthermore, the quality of the research is supported by a structured doctoral program at one of Germany's most renowned schools of business administration and by numerous guest lectures held by internationally acknowledged scientists.

If you have any questions or proposals concerning third-party funded research projects, please contact Prof. Kranz.

Through our ongoing research projects with top national and international scientists and our close network to start-ups and established companies, we continually generate cutting-edge knowledge at the intersection of IT, management and organization.

If you are interested in the knowledge derived from international top research, innovative methods and new impulses in the field of digitization strategy, methodical business model development, strategic IT management, agile methods (scrum, kanban, design thinking), dealing with disruptive technologies and business models and the analysis of user behavior, customer satisfaction and acceptance, please contact Prof. Kranz.

Our services in consulting and professional training includes:

  • Management seminars
  • Lectures and Workshops (Innovation and Ideation Labs)
  • Consulting projects
  • Statistical analyzes, surveys and studies (market and competition analyzes, delphi, conjoint, online surveys, focus groups, social media analysis and networks)
  • Expert reports
  • Implementation support

If you are interested in a cooperation, please contact Prof. Kranz.