Teaching –

In English, interactive, and research-based.

Our teaching

Courses & seminars.

We offer courses and seminars in WHU's Bachelor of Science program (Bachelor in International Business Administration), Master of Science programs (Master in Management, Master in Entrepreneurship, Customized Master in Management & Entrepreneurship) as well as the Doctoral Program (Dr. rer. pol.).

Courses Fall Term 2020 / Q3 / 5th Semester
Introduction to Blockchain
Professor Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, Daniel Hellwig, Goran Karlic
Core elective: Data Analytics
2 credit hours / English


Courses Fall Term 2020 / Q2 / 3rd Semester
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
Professor Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier
Core elective: Data Analytics
2 credit hours / English


Courses Fall Term 2020 / Q2 / 3rd Semester
Production and Service Operations Management
Professor Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier
2 credit hours / English

Courses Fall Term 2020 / Q1 / 1st Semester
Industrial Excellence
Professor Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier
2.5 credit hours / English


Courses Fall Term 2020 / Q2 / 1st Semester
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
Professor Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier
Core elective: Data Analytics
2.5 credit hours / English

Courses Fall Term 2020 / Q1-Q2
Doctoral Seminar in Operations Management Research
Professor Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier
2 credit hours / English


Courses Fall Term 2020 / Q1-Q2
Doctoral Seminar Sustainable Operations Management
Dr. Marjolein Buisman
2 credit hours / English

Visiting faculty


Daniel Hellwig
(2018 - present)
Engagement Manager
Kepler Cannon, New York, USA

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Goran Karlic
(2018 - present)
Senior Technology Consultant
Kepler Cannon, Hong Kong

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Professor Dr. Fabian Sting
(2009 - 2010)
Professor of Supply Chain Management
University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Associate Professor (tenured) of Operations Management
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Professor Christoph Loch
(1996 - 2008)
Director, Cambridge Judge Business School
Professor of Management Studies
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

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Professor Ananth Iyer
(1996 - 2007)
Senior Associate Dean
Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management
Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

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Professor Dr. Karl Schmedders
(1995 - 2007)
Professor of Quantitative Business Administration
University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Professor Panos Kouvelis
(1998 - 2007)
Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management
Director of The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Olin Business School, Washington University, St. Louis, USA

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Enterprise process analytics and improvement.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificates

MoreSteam provides a unique offer to WHU students to get online training for the Green Belt. The special rate has to be paid via credit card to the provider.

Interested WHU students from other programs can sign up – after pre-registration with the Chair of Production Management – for the Green Belt e-learning course.


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Capstone Module Silicon Valley 2017.

16 students of the MSc Class of 2018 attended the WHU Study Tour to Silicon Valley in 2017. They were accompanied by Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, Chair of Production Management and Director of the Industrial Excellence Award Europe, Dimitry Smirnov, doctoral candidate at the Chair of Production Management, and Heike Hülpüsch, Head of Career Service.  

On the first day, students visited successful leaders in innovation and e-commerce, i.e., the manufacture of e-vehicles Tesla, the search engine company Google and the web hosting service provider GoDaddy

On the second day, students discussed ways of scaling the business with incumbent online companies such as LendUp, a fin-tech company providing affordable and fair pay loans to low income customers, General Catalyst, a venture capitalist firm investing in mostly business applying Artificial Intelligence tools, and shop.co, offering a universal cart for online shopping.  

On the third day, students met with two established enterprises trying to change and digitize their business model: Innogy showed how they transform the German parent company and how they mitigate financial risks through investments, e.g., in e-mobility. The strategic planning unit of Hewlett Packard Company - the first computer company in Silicon Valley - showed how their supply chain was reengineered recently to compensate losses by the fading PC industry and thus printing needs or habits by customers: through an instant-ink service the company is able to monetize effectively using digital technologies. 

On the fourth day, the visit to Stanford University shed some light into management strategies for digital success: in the d.school, design thinking contributes greatly to successful product launches, in the Data Science Initiative, artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for mostly unstructured data are applied to real world business problems for improved decision making, in the Graduate School of Business, it was postulated that substitution (disruption), scaling and structural change (3S model) lead to digital success, disruption alone is not creating value as such.  

On day five, students met with a founder of Mesosphere, a company that enables companies like Apple, Twitter and Uber to offer a suite of online applications using big data which make use of large-scale cloud computing necessary.  

The week ended with a well-deserved dinner at a French restaurant where all participants revisited this mind-opening experience.