Ingolstadt, Germany

WFI Summer School: Firms in Society

when 27 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 450

Key facts:

Dense two-week programme, including academic, business, and social activities
Up to 10 ECTS credits for the entirety of the two-week programme
Selection of seven academic courses (students can choose up to four courses), the student will receive 2.5 ECTS per course
All courses taught in English
Two company visits and manager talks
Visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle
List of courses:

Gender Differences in Education and Work by Prof. Basit Zafar (Arizona State University, USA)
Strategic Sustainability by Prof. Hartmann (EBS Business School, Germany)
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Regional Economics by Prof. Wiederhold (WFI)
Digital Business Models and Social Innovations by Prof. Setzer (WFI) & Prof. Habisch (WFI)
Corporate Tax Avoidance by Prof. Dominika Langenmayr (WFI) & Prof. Reinald Koch (WFI)
Global Supply Chains and Firms in Developing Countries by Prof. Alexander Danzer (WFI)
Consumer Psychology for a Better World by Prof. Shashi Matta (WFI)

The WFI Summer School also offers company visits to two multinational firms located near Ingolstadt. The participants will have the opportunity to discover companies such as Audi, Ledvance, Bauer, HiPP, etc.

The participants will also attend manager and research talks related to business with experienced professionals and lecturers.

Cultural activities:

Guided city tour of Ingolstadt
Visit to Neuschwanstein & a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Wieskirche)
Barbecue (beer garden) event
Free days to travel to Munich and Regensburg

Target group

The WFI Summer School is specifically designed for Master’s students (or advanced Bachelor's students) in the field of business administration and economics. The participants should have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics with above-average grades. The applicants should also be proficient in English as all courses are taught in English.

Course aim

The two-week program features 7 courses by renowned researchers in economics and business administration. Summer School students can choose up to 4 courses. Each course is equivalent to 2.5 ECTS. All courses are taught in English. The various courses we offer illuminate the Summer School’s topic, “Firms in society,” from a wide range of perspectives:

Gender Differences in Education and Work
Strategic Sustainability
Global Supply Chains and Firms in Developing Countries
Digital Business Models and Innovation
Consumer Psychology for a Better World
Corporate Tax Avoidance
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Economics

Courses can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions. Successful students will receive up to 10 ECTS. All of the courses, presentations and other activities take place in English.

The engagement with regional champions through company visits, management talks and networking opportunities is unique to our Summer School.

Credits info

10 EC
WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management is located in the heart of Bavaria about 45 minutes away from Munich airport. We recommend international participants to flying to Munich Airport (MUC). We recommend using a bus to travel from Munich Airport to Ingolstadt City.

Fee info

EUR 450: Early booking fee: 450€ (until February 28, 2020)
Normal fee: 600€
Partner universities: 100 Euro discount
EUR 150: Course fees

There is an additional fee of 150 EUR for social activities, which all participants must pay.

Among other things, the fee includes the following:

organisation of and participation in social activities
guided tour of Ingolstadt
excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle and Wieskirche, includes tour and lunch
transportation to the organised programme activities
finger food during group activities, such as the manager talk and the research talk
help finding affordable accommodation in the area


The 2019 WFI Summer School was sponsored by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). This meant we could offer travel grants and a € 500 allowance to students enrolled at universities outside of Germany.
We have applied again, so that the participant