ISM podcast: Sustainable Fashion

The basis of the fashion industry is constantly creating new trends and needs. Can this logic be combined with the principle of sustainability?  Read more...

International careers: Max's experiences at Deloitte in Spain

During his semester abroad, Max Diemers already knew where he was headed. While still in his shared apartment in Barcelona, the ISM graduate decided to gain his first work experience outside of Germany. "I wanted to experience adventure and not start directly into the German work routine," Max recalls. "I also really wanted to live in a Spanish-speaking country." Today, he is a senior consultant at Deloitte in Barcelona, providing risk management services to Spanish banks.  Read more...

Bullshit in business - how buzzwording influences engagement

Too much technical jargon and buzzwording lowers work engagement and leads to a higher risk of burnout. This is the result of ISM alumnus Alexander Elia's master's thesis, in which he and Dr. Nico Rose surveyed about 650 employees on the perceived level of bullshit and its effects in companies. Read more on what the term is all about and how organizational bullshit can be dealt with.  Read more...

Active Sourcing & KI: Successful Recruiting in Times of Change

During her Master's degree in Psychology & Management and her work at Kienbaum Institute @ ISM, Friederike Sieber already learned about the impact of transformation on companies. Today, she brings her strategic experience to her work as HR Specialist Global Recruiting at Vaillant, aligning the recruiting process with the new demands of the applicant market. In our interview, she talks about the challenges of the job, how Vaillant is responding to the changing needs of applicants, and what is important in finding suitable candidates today.  Read more...

Business topics to the ears

Have you already listened to our new podcast? In ISM Perspectives on... we talk to experts about current trends and phenomena in the world of work: 👉 How has the Corona pandemic changed purchasing decisions? 👉 How can managers properly deal with conflicts in the workplace? 👉 And how can entrepreneurs competently deal with data protection issues today?  Read more...

MUNA+: From UN Simulation Conference to Confederation Award

Started as a study project, five ISM alumni are now successfully campaigning for a more sustainable, fairer and more tolerant future. For this, they were recently awarded the "Active for Democracy and Tolerance" prize. What particularly drives them in their work and how they want to integrate more sustainability in business, politics and society, they tell in the interview.  Read more...

New Master's Programs from Fall 2022

Would you like to further your education in the fields of Business Intelligence & Data Science, Entrepreneurship or Real Estate Management? Starting in the upcoming winter semester, ISM offers you new master's degree courses at four locations as full-time or part-time programs. As an ISM alumni, you can study with a 15% discount on tuition fees - no matter when you start.  Read more...

IT Change Manager: "The challenges are the people"

Digital transformation is forcing companies to continuously adapt their system landscapes and, at the same time, face ever new change projects. We asked Katharina Schmidt, an IT change manager at Accenture who deals with digital transformation on a daily basis, why IT transformation is more than just technology adaptation and what the work in change projects looks like.  Read more...

Career instead of dream vacation: Kristina's life in Hawaii

Fascinated by the openness and the countless opportunities, Kristina Paleafei already knew during her semester abroad: She wants to go back to Hawaii. After graduating as a Global Brand & Fashion Management student, she now lives in paradise on the island and, after working for Google, now works at ISM's partner university Hawaii Pacific University.  Read more...

BYENA Beauty: ISM Alumna launches own brand at VIP event

With her own "green beauty" brand, Ena Operta is fulfilling a childhood dream. When she started taking a closer look at the cosmetics market during her master's degree in International Management, she was shocked by the ingredients in her makeup products. "Everything is constantly changing to be more conscious and natural. Nutrition. Skin care. Why not makeup?" She was convinced: now is the right time to start her own beauty brand. | For the whole story and an exclusive 15% alumni discount:  Read more...
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