Berlin School of Economics and Law's Prof. Dr. Solveig Reißig-Thust Lectures at Baruch College
Baruch College, City University of New York, had the pleasure of hosting Prof. Dr. Solveig Reißig-Thust during a two-week stay at the start of the Fall 2017 semester. Prof. Dr. Reißig-Thust is a faculty member and administrator at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, (BSEL or HRW-Berlin, in German) a longstanding partner institution. Baruch has developed a vibrant, student exchange program with the Berlin School, which culminated in this faculty exchange program funded by an Erasmus + grant award. As part of this faculty exchange program, Baruch College will be able to send a faculty member to the Berlin School of Economics and Law in the coming months.
Prof. Dr. Solveig Reißig-Thust is a professor of business accounting, specifically, managerial accounting, in the Department of Business and Accounting. She has been the Academic Director of the MBA in International Management program since 2009. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth (Germany) and a Ph.D. from the Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany.
At a welcome breakfast, Prof. Dr. Solveig Reißig-Thust had the opportunity to meet staff from the Weissman Center for International Business, Study Abroad Programs, International Admissions and the Office of Global Initiatives. She also met faculty members, including Matt DeLuca and Leo Zhang.
Prof. Dr. Solveig Reißig-Thust’s expertise and research were a great fit for the Zicklin School of Business’ programs. While at Baruch, Prof. Dr. Reissig-Thust lectured on “How to control a start-up company? How to implement and use the right KPIs?” as part of Prof. Leo Zhang’s MGT4963-Entrepreneurial Startups course. At Prof. Matthew DeLuca’s MGMT 4420-Management of Compensation course, she also had the opportunity to lecture on “The Use of KPIs in HR Management.”
As part of an evening, public event at the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Reißig-Thust led a workshop called, “How to finance my venture.” In it, she provided “an overview of the sources and instruments for entrepreneurial finance. Participants will learn about the expectations and requirements of venture capital companies, business angels or corporate venture capital providers.” She also discussed “the “Dos and Don’ts” when dealing with these capital investors.”
On September 7th, Prof. Dr. Reißig-Thust led a special, student lecture during club hours, entitled, “The Changing Role of Management Accountants.” This well-attended lecture described how the profile and tasks associated with management accountants has changed over the years. She provided a global perspective, with extensive data, including survey results and academic papers, from Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
In her role as Academic Director of the MBA in International Management program, Prof. Dr. Reißig-Thust met with Dr. Paquita Davis-Friday, Executive Director of Graduate Programs and Elizabeth Figini, Director of Graduate Programs at the Zicklin School of Business to continue discussing opportunities for collaboration. She also had the opportunity to meet with Provost David Christy.