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Business Development through Strategy and Innovation

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Duration and Price

On-Campus Training

  • 5 Days
  • 26.9.2022 – 30.9.2022
  • Price: EUR 4,300*

*Group discount of 10% in case of two or more participants per company and date. 

*Price includes beverages, lunch, and two networking dinners. Accommodation is not included in the price. However, for any assistance regarding accommodation please contact us.

Business Development through Strategy and Innovation is part of International Executive Campus and also will be recognized as the in-class specialization of Certified Expert in Business Development programme.

Target Group

Business Development through Innovation is for middle and senior managers who are responsible for business and/or new product development as well as for entrepreneurs who want to enhance their managerial skills in how to turn innovation into business growth.

Learning Target

With Business Development through Innovation you will learn how to apply state-of-the-art tools to successfully develop your business and understand how to create value through innovation. You will examine the success of the German economy and how it is based on family-owned SMEs and mid-cap companies, as well as large corporations which produce high quality products and services. German companies are world-market leaders in various industries, in many cases competing amongst themselves for this leading position. Innovation is their key success driver. Throughout the course you will learn how to manage innovation successfully and how to bring your ideas to the market. You will also understand how to drive business growth in an increasingly competitive global business environment. Case studies on established German companies will deliver valuable insights into best practices and demonstrate how these companies completely transformed through innovation.


  • Strategic Analysis
  • Strategy Design
  • Organizing Growth
  • Innovation Management
  • Business Modelling
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Trends and New Industries
  • Workshop: Design your own Business


  • Lectures and PowerPoint presentations
  • Discussions
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Case studies


Prof. Dr. Christian Schulze


Christian Schulze is Associate Professor of Marketing at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He was a visiting researcher at the University of Texas in Austin (2012) and at Boston University (2015). Prior to his career in academia, he was a business consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Christian is an expert on digital media and electronic commerce. His research and opinions have been featured in national and international press articles, such as by The Economist, BusinessWeek.com, Jyllands Postens, People's China Daily, Harvard Business Manager, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, WirtschaftsWoche Online or Manager Magazin Online. He is also a frequent guest on radio (Deutschlandfunk, hr, NDR, WDR) and TV programs (ARD, ZDF, SAT1, hr). More.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Winter has a degree in business administration from Munich's renowned Ludwig-Maximilians-University and a doctorate from the Bundeswehr University in Munich.

He received his doctorate in 1998 for the well-regarded development of an integrated "Theory of the Observer", a fundamental work on consulting methods based on systems theory.

Prof. Dr. Winter successfully worked as a Consultant, Coach and in Executive Education for companies and top decision-makers. He is an expert in Integrated Corporate Development and Founder & CEO of Winter Management Consultants.

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In his work, he has gained experience in many industries and is just as familiar with supporting SMEs as with working in corporate structures. His many years of consulting experience at C level and for supervisory bodies primarily include the areas of strategy, change management, leadership and management development.

In addition to his consulting mandates, Prof. Dr. Winter as a lecturer at several universities, such as the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the ZfU International Business School and the Danube University Krems.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Winter


Prof. Dr. Ellen Enkel

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Ellen Enkel is a Full Professor of Business Administration and Mobility, Faculty of Engineering, at the University of Duisburg-Essen. As of 2021, Prof. Enkel also serves as Director for the Institute of Mobility Transformation (MOTION) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Prior to joining the University of Duisburg-Essen in March 2020, she was Professor of Innovation at the Zeppelin University of Friedrichshafen, where she led the Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute of Innovation Management of Airbus Group. Important parts of her research on open innovation, digital business models and ecosystems she conducted from 1998-2008 at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) as well as visiting researcher at the Harvard Business School (US) and London School of Economics (UK).

Prof. Enkel´s research focuses on digital transformation, ecosystems and open innovation, which she has published in various articles in journals like R&D Management Journal, Technovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal of Innovation Management and Journal of Technology Transfer the last decade. She works with top companies like BMW, Audi, VIG, Airbus and BASF to transfer her research into practice and create impact.

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Ellen Enkel is one of Germany´s most renown mobility expert and teaches in many international pre- and post-experience programs; her course portfolio includes Innovation Management, New Product Development and Entrepreneurship.