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 (Prof. Emeritus, Leipzig University, GIGA Hamburg)
Prof. Kappel, the former President of the German Institute of Global and Area-Studies at Hamburg (2004-2011) 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 (Visiting Professor, Khulna 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. Dr. Amar Anwar (Visiting Professor, Cape Breton University)
Dr. Amar Anwar is an Associate Professor of Economics and Management Sciences at the Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Leipzig, Germany, where he is working as a Visiting Professor. His areas of research include international business, emerging markets, development economics, meta-analysis, migration and remittances. His teaching experience includes international business, development economics, quantitative methods, money and banking.
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.
Prof. Dr. Sergio Pulgarin is Professor at the University of Rosario, Bogotá (Colombia). At the International SEPT Program he teaches in the field of strategies for the develoment of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Nelly Berrones-Flemmig (Visiting Professor, IUBH University of Applied Sciences)
Prof. Dr. Berrones-Flemmig is Lecturer and researcher at IUBH University of Applied Sciences (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.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Asche (Professor for Economy, Politics and Society in Africa)
Professor Dr. Helmut Asche is an Economist and a sociologist. He holds a doctoral degree from the Free University of Berlin where he worked as an assistant from 1978-1984 and did field research mainly in East Asia. Professor Asche holds a professorial title since he was, from 2006 to 2011, professor for economics, politics and societies of Africa at the Institute of African Studies, Leipzig University. From February 2007 to July 2011, he was the managing director of the institute. Since May 2011, he is also an honorary professor at the Department of Anthropology and African studies, University of Mainz. After a brief return to what is now GIZ, Helmut Asche worked from March 2012 to July 2014 as the founding director of the German institute for development evaluation (DEval), in Bonn. Professor Asche teaches Industrialisation and industrial policy in module of Development Economics.
Dr. Alba Valenciano Mañé (Senior Researcher, Leipzig University)
Dr. Valenciano Mañé is Lecturer and researcher at Leipzig University (Germany). At SEPT she teaches the African Studies Bachelor’s module ‘Regional Development in Africa’ as well as qualitative research methods at SEPT’s MBA programme.
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.
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.
Gabi Struck (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.
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 (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.
Alexander Heyn (Consultant)
Mr. Alexander Heyn is an industrial engineer with more than 20 years of experience in various operational areas of leadership in a broad range of operational and strategical functions from product supply, marketing & sales to commercial strategy. He is a self-employed as a consultant and coach on the above-mentioned areas. Before starting his consulting company, Mr. Heyn served as Managing Director of Schering and Bayer in the Czech Republic and helped to shape the development of Schering and later Bayer into the market leader in oral contraception, and wining a core segment of the gynecology market. Mr. Heyn teaches International Marketing and Brand Management in SMEs.
Frank Müller (Consultant and Financial Analyst)
Mr. Frank Müller has 25 years of experience in Financial Analysis of SMEs. He also has 8 years working experience as consultant in SME Finance and Financial System Development in several projects in developing and emerging countries. Currently, Mr. Müller is working as trainer in Germany as well as in other countries for commercial as well as public banks. In SEPT, he teaches Financial System and Financial Instrument Development.
Gunnar Kaßberg (Consultant and Lecturer)
Gunnar Kaßberg graduated in Transport Economics from the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Alicante with a focus on communication and logistics. He is expert in optimizing processes in international cooperation, especially in the areas of technology transfer and the internationalization of business models. He also worked for the GIZ as a consultant for municipal environmental management in the Philippines. As part of SEPT, he is currently working on the internationalization efforts of small and medium-sized enterprises He is also a consultant and lecturer for Hinrich Foundation and has designed the Advance Training in Export Management. He teaches International Marketing in SMEs in SEPT.