Dean's Office


Marc Wouters is Professor of Management Accounting at KIT since 2011. He was Full Professor at the University of Twente (2001–2011) in the Netherlands. In 1993–2001, he worked at Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University, and outside academia at Ernst & Young. He completed his PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology (1993), after studying Industrial Engineering and Management in Eindhoven (1988) and in Economics at Tilburg University (1990). He is currently also an affiliated Full Professor at the University of Amsterdam. His research and teaching focuses on management and accounting in the context of operations, marketing, entrepreneurship, and innovation, where technology often has an important role. His research relies on both quantitative and qualitative data. He frequently collaborates with companies, also in third-party funded projects, and has published in a wide variety of leading academic journals.


Vice Deans

Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche

Alexander Mädche is Professor of Information Systems at KIT since 2015. He is heading the human-centered systems lab (h-lab), which researches the design of human-centered systems for better work and life at the intersection of Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).  Before that he was Full Professor at University of Mannheim (2009-2015) and worked between 2003 and 2009 outside academia at Bosch and SAP in different managerial roles. After studying Industrial Engineering and Management at University of Karlsruhe (TH) in 1999, he defended his dissertation at University of Karlsruhe (TH) in 2001 and worked as research group leader at Forschungszentrum Informatik FZI (2001-2003). He is editorial board member of renowned journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Business & Information Systems Engineering. He emphasizes knowledge transfer by actively engaging in company cooperations and acting as founding member of the non-profit associations Usability & UX in Germany (UIG) e.V. and Die Wirtschaftsinformatik e.V.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis
Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis

Andreas Oberweis is Professor for Operational Information Systems at the Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of KIT since 2003. In 1984, he graduated from the University of Karlsruhe with a diploma in industrial engineering. After receiving his doctorate in computer science at the University of Mannheim and his habilitation in applied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe, he took over the professorship for development of business information systems at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main in 1995. As director and board member of the FZI Research Center for Informatics, he is involved in technology transfer and innovation beyond the borders of KIT. His research focuses on the interface between business process management, software engineering and database management.

 Prof. Dr. Melanie Schienle

Melanie Schienle has been Professor of Statistical Methods and Econometrics at KIT since 2015, following positions as Junior Professor at HU Berlin and Professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Her research focuses on the development of new statistical methods, especially for complex dependence structures such as networks over time and transparent predictions in the fields of economics, finance, and public health. At KIT, she is engaged as co-spokesperson of the KIT Center Mathematics in the Sciences, Engineering, and Economics (MathSEE), member of the graduate schools KCDS and HIDSS4Health, and Helmholtz AI Fellow. She originally studied mathematics at the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Toronto and received her PhD in Economics from the Graduate School CDSE at the University of Mannheim with research stays at the London School of Economics. 


Deans of Study

Prof. Dr. Oliver Grothe
Prof. Dr. Oliver Grothe

Oliver Grothe received his doctorate at the Research Training Group for Risk Management at the University of Cologne (2008) and habilitated there in 2013. He holds university diplom degrees in physics and in business administration. He gained practical insights through his consulting work on quantitative risk management for energy suppliers. Since 2015, he holds the Chair of Analytics and Statistics at KIT. Professor Grothe has numerous, interdisciplinary research interests at the interface between statistics and machine learning. His particular areas of focus include dependence structures in high-dimensional data and processes, risk measurement and financial market modeling, problems in medical statistics, and practically relevant questions related to energy markets and energy supply. For him, teaching at a research university has the task of inspiring students at an early stage and at a high methodological level for their own research and innovation work. With its international research strength, its flexible and individualizable study programs, and a founder network close to the university, the KIT-Faculty of Economics and Management and the KIT as a whole provide the ideal environment for this.

Prof. Dr. Martin Klarmann
(Industrial Engineering and Management & Information Systems)

Martin Klarmann is Professor of Marketing at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is head of the Marketing & Sales Research Group and co-director of the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM). Before, he worked as Professor of Marketing and Innovation at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Passau. After studying Business Administration in Hamburg, Lyon, and Mannheim, Martin Klarmann obtained his doctoral degree in Marketing at the University of Mannheim, where he also worked for nearly two years as an Assistant Professor of Empirical Research Methods. Martin Klarmann has taught classes on a variety of subjects related to marketing and sales in Germany, France, Switzerland, and Hungary. He is an active teacher at the undergraduate, graduate, executive, and Ph.D. level. Martin Klarmann has been recognized several times for teaching excellence. Before embarking on his academic career, Professor Klarmann worked for two years at the Heinrich Bauer Verlag, a major German publishing house. Moreover, he has consulted with numerous companies in the automotive, mechanical engineering, and media industries.

Prof. Dr. Clemens Puppe
(Digital Economics)

Clemens Puppe is Full Professor of Economic Theory at the Department of Economics and Management and Co-Director of the Institute of Economics (ECON) since 2003. He studied Mathematics and Philosophy in Heidelberg and Berlin, and finished his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Karlsruhe. Clemens Puppe held PostDoc positions at Harvard University and the University of Vienna. From 1997 to 2003 he was Associate Professor at the University of Bonn. Clemens Puppe works in the area of microeconomic theory, his current research interests are in the theory of individual and collective decisions. Clemens Puppe has published numerous scientific articles in top ranked journals. He is Editor-in-Chief of Social Choice and Welfare, member of the Editorial Board of Economics and Philosophy and Co-Editor of the Handbook of Rational and Social Choice at Oxford University Press. Clemens Puppe maintains collaborations with leading research institutions worldwide. In the academic year 2021/22 he was elected „Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow“ at Balliol College of Oxford University.


Managing Director 

Iris Winzrieth
Iris Winzrieth

Iris Winzrieth studied economics at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) until 1984. After graduation, she worked in the examination office of the Department of Economics and Management, which she led from 1986 until 1994. From 1994 until 2005, she headed the Center for Information and Counseling (zib) of the University of Karlsruhe and was responsible for the organization of the study information and student counseling activities for all universities in the Karlsruhe/Pforzheim region. In 2005, she returned to the Department of Economics and Management as managing director. In this role, she supervises all professorial recruitment, habilitation, and promotion dealings, and her further responsibilities include personnel administration, job planning, and committee support of the department. 


Management Assistants

Eve-Marion Weiss

Kollegiengebäude am Kronenplatz
Building. 05.20, Room 3B 05.2
Kaiserstraße 89
76133 Karlsruhe

Tel:  +49 (0)721 608-42147 (Eve-Marion Weiss)

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