Meet the Teaching Staff

Our MBA Program is taught by a combination of fulltime resident university lecturers and flying lecturers from Germany.

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 from Germany, 40% consists of VGU resident university lecturers who are active in every one of the subjects that are part of the program and German qualified lectureship.

Director of SEPT Program

Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger

Dr. 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.

Course Coordinator

Ms. Linh Thai Dinh Huynh

Ms. Linh Huynh joined VGU in 2012 as academic coordinator of the MBA program and her major is in Marketing with PhD research in Value Co-creation in higher education. She is in charge of operational management of SEPT MBA Program in VGU. Prior working in academic field, Ms. Huynh has been in both corporate and agencies in marketing and communication consultancies for approximately 10 years.

Her research interests are Marketing Strategy, Service Dominant Logic, Innovation Service & Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility.

Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger

Dr. 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.

Dr. Noor Un Nabi Mohamed (Senior Researcher, University of Leipzig)

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.

Dr. Myriam Hadnes

Experimental Economics, Development Economics

Academic Career*:

Goethe University Frankfurt, PhD Economics (2011), Goethe University Frankfurt, MA Sociology (2008), Goethe University Frankfurt and Université Paris Dauphine MA Economics (2006)

Homepage:

http:// www.wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de/ei/index.php?id=1349

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.

Robby Leister (Consultant)

Mr. Leister has a major in business administration and actually works as a trainer and consultant in the fields of entrepreneurship promotion. He teaches in the module financial planning and assists students who want to start-up their own businesses.

J. Alfredo Suvelza (Research Assistant, University of Leipzig)

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.