Course Manager

For more than 15 Years the Chair of Business Administration and Business Informatics, in particular Digital Business and Digital Entrepreneurship headed by Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann, has been pursuing the Goal of applying qualitative Problem solving to theoretical Questions in the Digital Economy realm. Both singular Topics dealing with electronic Business Processes as well as interdisciplinary Research within the traditional Principles of Business Administration and Business Informatics are addressed. In 2007 Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann received a special Prize at the UNESCO “Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting Award” for his innovative Teaching Concept. Together with his Colleagues at the Ruhr Campus Academy of the University of Duisburg-Essen the well-known E-Business Expert makes his Knowledge available as part of a continuing professional Training-Program for the first time.
Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann


Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann is a chaired Professor of Digital Business and Digital Entrepreneurship at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Since 1996 her has addressed Research Questions in the Fields of the Internet, E-Business, and E-Commerce. As a Co-Founder of AutoScout24, he is among the Pioneers of the German Internet Economy and electronic Marketplaces. He is Author of numerous Books and practice-based and expert Articles in the Areas of E-Entrepreneurship, E-Business, and Acceptance/Marketing in New Media. As a Business Angel, he has supported and financed several Start-ups over the past 15 Years and was recognized as Business Angel of the Year by the Business Angel Network Germany e.V. in 2012. Since 2013, he has been the Head of the Advisory Board for Young Digital Economy at the German Federal Ministry of Economics. In 2014, Germany’s largest federal state, North Rhine-Westphalia appointed him its Representative on issues of the Digital Economy. Against this Background, he is a popular Speaker for topics like “Digital Economy”, “Digital Transformation”, and “Digital Change”. According to the Business Punk Magazine, he is among the 50 most important people of the German Startup-Scene.


Book Prof. Kollmann as a Speaker for your Company [>>]

Speech by Prof. Kollmann about Digital Europe (in German)

dt.-fr.-Digitalkonferenz, Berlin 2016

Interview with Prof. Kollmann: Digital Transformation (in German)

dt. IT-Gipfel, Berlin 2015

New! The E-Business-Seminar: The Online-Course for the Digital Economy

Now you can acquire fundamental Knowledge about electronic Business Processes and Business Models anywhere and anytime – as a self-study Course alongside your Job. It has never been easier to get ready for the Digital Economy! We offer an elaborate Presentation of the learning Content including Text, Images, Sound, Video, Animations, Interactive Graphics etc.


Divided into six Chapters with lots of different Media Formats and interesting Contents, the Course will equip you to find your way successfully around the Digital Economy – from your Home or at the Workplace. Our cloud-based learning System means you can learn whenever and wherever you like. Professionally prepared Contents and attractive Media Formats are fun to use and increase your Knowledge. The attractive Price for the Course is only 74.90 € per Participant (40 Hours Workload = 1.87 Euro/Hour; only over Group License available)!


More Information here...

Course Organization

With more than 40,000 Students, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) belongs to the 10 biggest Universities in Germany. The Research and Teaching Potential of the University of Duisburg-Essen radiates across national Boundaries. The UDE offers broad academic Spectrum. It reaches from well-developed liberal arts, social science, and economics to engineering and natural sciences including medicine. The University of Duisburg-Essen also offers “studying and learning on the job”. On the one Hand, you can enroll to state-approved degree Courses, e.g., the “Master of Science”. On the other Hand, you can participate in Courses for which you receive either a Certificate or a Confirmation of Participation by the University of Duisburg-Essen. The “E-Business-Seminar” offer is such an official Course at the University of Duisburg-Essen.


For Professionals, the University of Duisburg-Essen offers these continuing education Courses via its Ruhr Campus Academy gGmbH (RCA). This is how you can qualify and develop yourself at a high level alongside your Job. The university professors and lecturers thereby ensure the professional and scientific management of the continuing education programs. The programs offered by the RCA combine scientific foundations with practice knowledge. The scientific character frequently opens up new and surprising points of view. A scientific character means, “broadening your horizon”, “take on different viewpoints”, and “bring new ideas to practice”. The continuing education Courses allow looking behind the scenes and questioning everyday problems and myths building on scientific knowledge.

The quality management of the Ruhr Campus Academy gGmbH (RCA) of the University of Duisburg-Essen is certified for “Organization and Conduct of Continuing Education Services” by TÜV Nord Germany!

Advisory Board of the Course
Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller-Lietzkow
HafenCity University Hamburg


Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller-Lietzkow is Professor and President of the HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU). His research fields are digital Media Economy, mobile Media, Netpolitics, strategic Media Management, new institutional economics as well as the Gaming Industry. He is also lecturing Communication Science. Recent research projects are dealing with mobile Media (Tablets) and all day usage (including. Digital Humanities). He regularly consults Companies, Institutions and Politics. Since January 2014 he is co-speaker of the net policy foundation cnetz.

Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas
The Berlin School of Economics and Law


Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas is Professor for Entrepreneurship at The Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin). His central research focus is the development of innovative business models. After his studies in business administration and two years in the controlling department of the Schering AG, he received his doctoral degree from Günter Faltin with the first dissertation about entrepreneurship in German language, founded several firms and continuously engaged himself as a consultant, advisory board member, and business angel for young firms. For his activities, Babson College (Boston, MA) awarded him the Appel-Prize „for bringing entrepreneurial vitality to academia“.

Prof. Dr. Klemens Skibicki
Cologne Business School


Prof. Dr. Klemens Skibicki received his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. po.) in Economic History in 2001 after studying Business and Economics at the University of Cologne. Since 2004 Klemens has been a Professor for Economics, Marketing and Marketing Research at the Cologne Business School. Together with Frank Mühlenbeck, and the lawyers Christian Solmecke and Ralf Höcker he founded the German Institute for Communication and Law in the Internet (DIKRI). Today’s focus of his work is the professional consulting in the area of digital transformation in his function as a co-founder of the Convidera GmbH in Cologne and Dusseldorf, which was founded in 2012.

Opinions about the Course

"By participating in our Seminar you can take the first step towards learning what you need to know for the Digital Economy. You benefit from 20 Years of firsthand-experience in the Digital Area with research, teaching and transfer around electronic Business Models and Processes."

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann, Course Manager

"The Seminar provides you with a solid Basis of the foundations of E-Business and teaches you theoretical Aspects as well as a general strategic Digital Mind-Set, which becomes more and more important in today’s professional world."

Lucas Kleine-Stegemann, Course Manager

Contact: General Information, Registration, or Questions about the Seminar?