In line with the tradition of technical universities, the Institute of Management and Economics is aligned quantitatively, with an analytically-optimizing and an experimental component.
The emphasis of optimization is placed on resource-constrained project planning, plant utilization planning of the process industry, workforce planning, and the development of innovative approaches to the optimization of supply chains. Experimental economics is another focus area. Since 2002, the Institute has conducted laboratory experiments to evaluate the realistic effects of theoretical questions. The continuous development of the Institute has yielded a third focus area: knowledge- and values-based leadership.
In order to foster the traditionally strong interdisciplinary collaboration with the engineering and scientific departments, the Institute of Management and Economics is contributing to the establishment of the “Energy Research Centre of Lower Saxony (EfZN)” and the Simulation Science Center at TU Clausthal.
|1928||First tenured professorship (Ordinariat) for Economics and Public Law|
|1938||The professorship for Economics and Public Law changed to an associate professorship (Extraordinariat) of Economic Sciences|
|1944||Foundation of the Institute of Management and Economics|
|1949||The associate professorship (Extraordinariat) for Economic Sciences became an ordinary professorship of Management and Economics (focus area)|
|90ies||Conversion of the professorship for Economics and Business Administration into a professorship for Management and Environmental Economics; establishment of a professorship for Management and Business Research|
|November 1996||Extension of the Institute by the professorships for "Management and Production Economics" (today: "Operations Management Group"); "Management and Leadership"; "Economics"|
|Late 90ies||Introduction of interdisciplinary study programs|
|Winter semester 1996/97||Introduction of the study program "Mathematical Economics"|
|Winter semester 1997/98||Introduction of the study programs "Business and Engineering" and "Business Information Systems"|
|2001||Introduction of the complementary study program "Economic Sciences"|
|2002||Allocation of a junior professorship for "Corporate Accounting" and one professorship for "Management and Marketing"|
|Winter semester 2004/05||Introduction of the study programs "Bachelor of Science Business Administration (BWL)" and "Master of Science Business Administration (BWL)"|
|Winter semester 2005/2006||Extension of the Institute by a professorship for "Economics and Macroeconomics"|
|Winter semester 2008/2009||Conversion of the junior professorship into an ordinary professorship for "Corporate Accounting"|
|Winter semester 2008/2009||Conversion of the diploma program "Business and Engineering" into "Bachelor of Science Business and Engineering" and "Master of Science Business and Engineering"|
|Winter semester 2016/2017||Allocation of a junior professorship for "Management and Market Research" as well as a junior professorship for "Behavioral Management & Economics"|
|Winter semester 2019/2020||Introduction of the study program "Digital Management (Bachelor of Science)"|
|Winter semester 2020/2021||Extension of the Institute by a professorship for "Digital Transformation Management"|