The German economy is on the verge of upheaval. New tariffs and an imminent Brexit are major challenges for export-oriented companies in Germany. Disruption due to advancing digitalisation as well as the ubiquitous call for more sustainability makes the situation even more difficult. Entire industries are under scrutiny. Germany in particular, as a traditional export nation, must remain a key centre for advanced technology in order to hold on to its winning positon.
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management have responded to this challenge by integrating cutting-edge topics into their curricula and developing new academic courses. This includes, the Master in Corporate Performance & Restructuring, which will start in the winter semester of 2019.
This is a programme that not only responds to changes in the financial sector but also prepares its students for disruption in a variety of areas. Participants will learn to see disruption in a new light and to manage and drive responsible change in their companies..
The food industry is also affected by change. With recent climate and sustainability debates as well as a lifestyle change, consumers are increasingly turning away from meat and care about where their food comes from. This has an impact on the portfolio of food manufacturers. Nestlé, the world's largest food producer, have also changed their offering.
Alexander Antonoff, Deputy Head of Corporate Communications at Nestlé Germany, brings his current experience to the Master in Corporate Performance & Restructuring as a lecturer. In this way, academia and practice benefit from each other.