Faculty of Business Administration

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. (PL) Wolfgang Ortmanns

Chair of Business Administration / Management of Banks and Insurance Companies

 


 

Professorship

The professorship is responsible for teaching in the subjects Fundamentals of Economics, Decision and Game Theory, Logic and Argumentation and International Financial Markets


The courses of the professorship are offered in the bachelor's degree programs Business Administration, International Business and Industrial Engineering

Particular focus/special areas of teaching are banking and finance, decision-making behaviour

We supervise internships that are completed in the financial sector or related areas.

The professorship supervises dissertations which are in the financial sector with the main focus on Kaitalmarktforschung or which deal with general quantitative research, e.g. on decision-making behaviour.

 

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Wolfgang Ortmanns

Response times:
Monday 11.00 - 12.00

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Wolfgang Ortmanns

General topic suggestions for a thesis


Below you will find possible topics for theses. The topics are to be understood as examples and can also be used to develop your own questions. If you have your own, differing ideas on the topics listed, you can discuss them together. To do so, please contact Prof. Wolfgang Ortmanns.


1.) Are business students the greater egoists?

A decision-theoretical experiment in which a selfish and an altruistic alternative course of action is offered in a decision situation and this question is tested for significant differences between business students and non-business students.

2.) Gender differences in the Prisoner's Dilemma.

A test of whether the choice of alternative actions in a prisoner's dilemma situation show a significant difference between women and men.

3.) Risk attitudes of the sexes

Survey on risky decision-making behaviour in which the hypothesis of gender differences is examined.

4.) Decision-making criteria of job choice of students from different degree programmes.

Survey on the important criteria for choosing a job and whether these are dependent on the degree programme.

Vita

  • Since 1995 Professor at the HTW Dresden
  • 1986-1995 Citibank Privatkunden AG (bank management)
  • 1992-1994 Part-time doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at the University of Krakow (Poland) on the subject of customer-oriented bank management
  • 1982-1986 Studied business administration in Aachen (Germany)

Interests

The research/interest focus of the professorship lies in the areas of decision-making behavior in the face of uncertainty and risk, new products on the financial markets, and the examination of economic and current economic-ethical issues.


Contributions:

  • Ortmanns/Albert: Decision and Game Theory,
  • Ortmanns: Development of ethics (in Gestring et al: Ethics in medium-sized businesses)
  • Ortmanns: Business ethics - ethics in the market economy (in Gestring et al: Ethics in medium-sized businesses)

Summer semester 2024

  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W74 - International Business
    in the 4. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W71 - Business Administration
    in the 4. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 4. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W71 - Business Administration
    in the 2. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W74 - International Business
    in the 4. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W71 - Business Administration
    in the 6. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 4. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme M53 - Production Engineering
    in the 4. semester in the field of study "Produktionsmanagement (MP-PM)"
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme M53 - Production Engineering
    in the 4. semester in the field of study "Fertigungstechnik (MP-FT)"
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme M53 - Production Engineering
    in the 6. semester in the field of study "Fertigungstechnik (MP-FT)"
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme G66 - Geoinformatics/Management
    in the 2. semester
  • Compulsory module in the study programme G66 - Geoinformatics/Management
    in the 1. semester
  • Compulsory module in the study programme G66 - Geoinformatics / Management
    in the 1. semester
  • Compulsory module in the study programme G67 - Geoinformatics/Management
    in the 2. semester
Module in Modulux

Winter semester 2024/25

  • Compulsory module in the study programme L32 - Agriculture
    Unit "Volkswirtschaftslehre" in the 1. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 3. semester
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W74 - International Business
    in the 3. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W71 - Business Administration
    in the 5. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 5. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W74 - International Business
    in the 3. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme E121 - Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
    in the 7. semester
  • Compulsory module in the study programme E124 - Electrical Engineering / Elektrotechnik
    in the 7. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme B17 - Infrastructure Management
    in the 3. semester
  • Compulsory module in the study programme M55 - Building Systems Engineering
    in the 1. semester
Module in Modulux