Chair of International Management and Strategic Management

Team & Contact

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmid

Phone +49-30-3 20 07-136
Fax +49-30-3 20 07-107


Academic Activity:

Since September 2015
Academic Dean Executive MBA programme, ESCP Europe

Since 2012
Academic Dean Executive Education, ESCP Europe, Berlin Campus

Academic Dean MEB programme, ESCP Europe

Director of Studies MEB programme, ESCP Europe, Berlin campus

"Ruf" to Bayreuth University (rejected)

Since 2002
Full Professor in International Management and Strategic Management at ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Berlin/Germany

“Habilitation” (Degree for the qualification of a full professor in Germany) at Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt/Germany

1996 – 2002
Assistant Professor in International Management at Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt/Germany

Ph.D. in International Management at Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt/Germany

1993 – 1996
Research and Teaching Assistant at Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt/Germany

Previous and current visiting lectureships/professorships at the University of Vaasa/Finland, Université de Nancy/France, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder/Germany and Collegium Polonicum/Poland, University of Bayreuth/Germany and Internationales Hochschulinstitut Zittau/Germany.

The offer to become a full professor in International Management and Intercultural Management at the University of Bayreuth/Germany was rejected (“Ruf 2003”).

Educational Background:

1990 – 1993
European School of Management (EAP)

1990 – 1991
EAP Paris/France

1991 – 1992
EAP Oxford/UK

1992 – 1993
EAP Berlin/Germany, Studies in Business Administration and European Management
Degrees earned: Diplom-Kaufmann, Diplôme de l'EAP (Grande Ecole), European Masters in Management

1988 – 1990
University of Augsburg/Germany, Studies in Business Administration and Economics, Degree earned: Vordiplom (B.A. Honours equivalent)
Scholarship Fellow of the „Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes“

1977 – 1986
High School Friedberg/Germany
Degree earned: Abitur (High-School-Diploma)    

Practical Background:

1988 – 1990
Traineeship in Banking, Dresdner Bank (Munich/Germany)

Various projects, including firms such as Crédit Lyonnais (Paris/France), Dresdner Bank (Munich/Germany), MBQuart (Obrigheim/Germany), McKinsey & Co. (Düsseldorf/Germany) and PepsiCo (London/UK) in the fields of (international) strategy.

Various executive education programs, for instance with Bankakademie Frankfurt am Main/Germany, Europäische Wirtschaftsakademie Berlin-Koblenz/Germany and within ESCP-EAP in the fields of General Business Administration, Strategic Management and International Management. Companies include, for instance, Arcelor, Altadis and Areva/Siemens.

Memberships in Academic and Professional Institutions:

  • European International Business Academy (EIBA), Brussels/Belgium (since 2012 member of the board)
  • Academy of International Business (AIB), Washington/USA and Hawaii/USA
  • Strategic Management Society, Lafayette/USA
  • Association of MBA's, London/UK
  • Academy of Management (AoM), Briarcliff Manor/USA
  • Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft, Bonn/Germany
  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (German Academic Association for Business Research), Cologne/Germany; Vice Chairman of the International Management Division (2006-2008) and Chairman of the International Management Division (2008-2010)


Author of more than 100 contributions (books, articles, book chapters, case studies and discussion papers); for a full list of all publications please click here.
Some of the publications are resulting from research projects based on research grants (including Volkswagen-Stiftung and Bertelsmann-Stiftung).