Our MBA Program is taught by a combination of fulltime resident university lecturers and visiting lecturers.
The main purpose of our MBA is to offer a practical approach that comes as close to reality as possible. Therefore, over 60% of our faculty consists of consultants and experts, who are currently active in each of the subjects taught in our program.
Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger (Director of SEPT, Leipzig University)
Prof. Dornberger is the Director of the SEPT Program and has a Professorship in development economics. His academic and professional focus is especially on innovation in SMEs, innovation policy, entrepreneurship promotion and internationalization processes.
Prof. Dr. Robert Kappel (Senior Research Fellow, GIGA Hamburg)
Prof. Kappel is the Head of the German Institute of Global and Area-Studies (based in Hamburg) and has vast international experience in the field of development economics. He teaches in the field of value chain, particularly discussing the questions of upgrading and integration in global value chains.
Prof. Dr. Helge Löbler (Chair for Marketing, Leipzig University)
Prof. Löbler is the Head of the Chair for Marketing of the University of Leipzig and is an expert in marketing topics and entrepreneurship promotion. He is responsible for the marketing module inside the MBA program.
Prof. Dr. Md. Noor Un Nabi (Senior Researcher, Leipzig University)
Mr. Nabi's research interests include internationalization of the firms and global value chain. He conducts lectures on 'globalization and the SMEs' and 'internationalization of the SMEs'. He supports the students in the development of the research projects and completion of the masters theses.
Prof. Peter M. Wald (Senior Researcher, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences)
Prof. Peter M. Wald is Professor for Human Resource Management at the Faculty of Business Administration of the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences. His main focus is on leadership, organizational issues of modern HRM and social media. Previously, he was a professor for Management and Organizational Behavior at the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden. Furthermore, he worked as human resources manager in services companies (construction, IT-services) for several years. Furthermore, he advises organizations of various sizes and industries on issues concerning modern leadership and recruiting of employees.
Frank Wältring (Consultant, Mesopartner)
Mr. Waeltring is an economist and expert in local economic development. He worked in a large number of SME promotion projects around the world. At SEPT, he teaches management tools for the promotion of local economic development.
Innovation imposes uncertainty on any organization and individual. Mr. Probst is specialized on methods and techniques that support teams to think big, yet to take small risks at a time and learn fast to innovate. Creative thinking, design thinking, prototyping and non-hierarchical cooperation are the foundation of his work as innovation facilitator and teacher.
Sebastian Alexander (Co-founder and partner, VivoSensMedical)
A cultural and political scientist, Sebastian Alexander is co-founder and CEO of VivoSensMedical GmbH. As consultant and researcher he was working in several countries in the MENA Region. He has extensive experience in the strategic development of small and medium enterprises, Start Up financing as well as in the backing of university spin-offs in the medical field. At SEPT, he teaches organizational development, creative thinking and team management.
Uwe Becher (Consultant, Conoscope GmbH)
Mr. Becher has a major in business administration from the Technical University of Dresden and has extensive experience as a consultant to German firms in questions of internationalization and with foreign firms in the field of technology transfer and in the development of successful marketing concepts. He teaches in the modules international marketing in SMEs and business finance.
Gabi Struck (Private consultant)
Mrs. Struck has a long trajectory in the field of international cooperation, especially in different projects in Africa and South America. She teaches the course of project management, which she developed based on her own experiences in projects of international cooperation and SME promotion in emerging countries.
Dr. Kay Alwert (Consultant, alwert GmbH)
Dr. Alwert is owner and general manager of alwert GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin. He concentrates mainly on the development and implementation of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital management and reporting solutions for corporate groups as well as for SME.
Martin Strobel (Project Manager, Malik Management)
Mr. Strobel currently works as a Project Manager at Malik Management in St. Gallen, Switzerland. His works focuses on Management Education and Consulting mainly in the financial sector in the area of Management Systems, Strategy and Organizational Development, HR and Change Management As project manager, he managed international projects in the Palestinian Territories, India and Nigeria. Martin Strobel holds a Master Degree in Business Administration as well as the German Cooperative Certification of Bank Management.
J. Alfredo Suvelza (Private consultant)
Mr. Suvelza's main research interests include innovation management, social capital and internationalization of SMEs. He runs the business simulations, holds other lessons in related modules and leads the trainings on presentation techniques. He also supports students in the development of business plans, essays, research concepts and master theses.
Associate Prof. Md. Nur Alam (Senior Researcher, Khulna University)
Mr. Alam's research interests include poverty and sustainable development, institutions and development, SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprise) and Entrepreneurship special focus on decision making approach of entrepreneurs (Effectuation), International trade and its socioeconomic impact and adjustment strategies. He conducts lectures on data analysis.
Dr. Claudia Nelly Berrones-Flemmig (Lecturer, researcher and private consultant, Leipzig University)
Dr. Berrones-Flemmig is Lecturer and researcher at ITESM University (Mexico), at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and at the University of Leipzig (Germany). She is also international business consultant, particularly for Mexican SMEs and German Start-ups. Core areas: Accounting and Finance for SMEs, Business Models and Social entrepreneurship. At SEPT she teaches the course Financial Planning. She also supports students in the development of their research concepts and master theses.
Dr. des. Yonni Angel Cuero Acosta (Lecturer & Researcher, Leipzig University)
Mr. Cuero Acosta has more than 10 years of experience as lecturer, researcher, and consultant. His main research interests include international business, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) development in developing and emerging economies, social capital, and research methods. At SEPT he conducts lectures on social capital and research methods. He supports students in the development of their research concepts and master theses.
Dr. des Richard Adu-Gyamfi (Researcher and Guest Lecturer)
Richard Adu-Gyamfi is an expert in International Business, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development. He teaches in the academic Module "Local Economic Development" in the undergraduate programme BA African Studies, Leipzig University. He also has extensive experience in project management with Universities in Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. He has served as trainer and coach in many innovation management workshops for international students and entrepreneurship workshops for African Diplomats.
Mrs. Große is the Secretary of the SEPT Program and of the Institute of African Studies. She is in charge of the administrative procedures inside the University and supports the SEPT team in this field.
Christine Tonscheidt and Khan Taimur
Mrs. Christine Tonscheidt and Mr. Khan Taimur are in charge of the contact with potential students and are also the contact person for academic issues and formalities of the MBA Program in Leipzig (Germany) and Hanoi/HCMC (Vietnam).