The Faculty of Management (BW) trains large numbers of young people through its two very successful “Industrial Management/Automobile Industry (TAB)” and “International Industrial Management (TBB)” Bachelor degree programmes and also through its “Innovation Management (IMM)” Master’s programme. Graduates of these programmes are subsequently employed in different sectors of international business and industry. Their excellent training and the good reputation of the university which this engenders mean their skills enable them to rise to senior management positions in business and industry.
The faculty shows itself to be future oriented as far as research with third-party funding is concerned. Research is undertaken on topical subjects in cooperation with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Technology and Mobility (INEM), the Competence Center for Energy and IT Mobility Interfaces (KEIM), and the Faculty of Social Work, Health Care and Nursing Sciences (SAGP) at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, as well as further external partners from industry.
In response to a call for applications issued by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts, a research application was submitted for the “Reallabor Stadt” research project. One of the key aspects of this application was the issue of “Mobility” – the new research focus of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. The research application submitted to “FH Impuls” as part of the research funding for universities of applied sciences also addresses the issue of mobility: “How can mobility in the Neckar region be made more efficient and resource friendly - paying due consideration to all of society’s needs and by utilising intelligent networks?”
In collaboration with the Institute of Sustainable Energy Engineering and Mobility (INEM) and several partners from industry, the Faculty of Business Administration successfully carried out an analysis of scenarios for the EleNa project. This involved developing different commercial approaches for a business model for the “Plug-In Hybrid retrofit kit” for small goods vehicles, which had been developed by the research group, and their practical implementation.
The faculty was founded in 1971 as a school to provide further education and training for engineers at the then state engineering school in Esslingen. It quickly became a department which called itself “Engineering Management” and used a successful degree programme concept comprising both technical and business topics to train students with an interdisciplinary study focus, so-called engineering managers. In the mean time, this degree course has been integrated into its Engineering Management sister faculty, which was established in 2008 and is sited on the Göppingen Campus. The “International Industrial Management” Bachelor's degree programme has been offered at the Faculty since as far back as 1996. Moreover, the foundation stones for today’s Graduate School were also laid at the Faculty of Business Administration. In 1998, the Master's programme in “International Industrial Management (MBA)” was developed and introduced together with the Graduate School as part of the internationalisation strategy. In 2002, the “Business Information Systems” degree programme was born, and has meanwhile been integrated into the IT faculty on the Esslingen Campus. The faculty has offered the “Innovation Management” Master programme since 2007 and the “Industrial Management/Automobile Industry” Bachelor degree programme since 2013 - both with great success.