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Prof. Dr. Werner Frese

Prof. Dr. Werner Frese

Lecturer and programme director for dual study programmes & MBA programmes , Campus Iserlohn

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Since 2017, Professor Frese has been with UE and is the current Program Leader for UE in Iserlohn. His areas of expertise are in Business Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, and Business Administration. After completing his Master's in Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Dortmund, Frese worked as a research assistant while at the same time working on completing his doctorate in the field of Strategic Management and Corporate Culture. Once finishing his Ph.D., Prof. Frese worked in the consulting sector for several years and worked first in a management consultancy. He moved toward freelancer afterwards, in the turnaround and restructuring management sector.



since 10/2020

Fachhochschule Dortmund

Substitute professorship "Business Administration, in particular, Corporate Management" at Business faculty


Department of Corporate Management and Country Representative for South America (especially Guanajuato)


since 09/2017

UE - University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Professorship at the Department of Business as well as head of dual study programmes & MBA programmes


04 - 08/2017

FOM - Fachhochschule für Oekonomie und Management gGmbH
Lecturer in the field of business management


04/2016 - 08/2017

RFH Köln - Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln
Lecturer in the field of business management


03/2014 - 09/2017

UE - University of Europe for Applied Sciences (formerly BiTS)
Lecturer at the department of Economics


since 11/2012

Self-employed restructuring and management consultant


01 - 10/2012

TMC - Turnaround Management Consult GmbH
Consultant / Business Analyst


- Analysis of companies and planning of restructuring and turnaround concepts and their implementation on the basis of profit and liquidity planning
- Preparation of restructuring reports, in particular as a basis for decision-making for credit institutions (according to IDW S6)
- Support of insolvency administrators in their data collection and processing and preparation of financial plans for continuation scenarios in insolvencies or M&A transactions


09/2005 - 09/2011

TU Dortmund - Technische Universität Dortmund
Research assistant at the Chair of Corporate Management (Prof. Dr. Martin K. Welge)

- Implementation and realisation of the cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Dortmund (IHK) for the establishment and development of the chair's network to companies for the purpose of implementing consulting services
- Management and implementation of several consulting projects for SMEs (including strategy development, market analyses, market entry strategies, portfolio analyses, mergers & acquisitions, cooperation planning, project management and project control, profitability analyses)
- Management and implementation of the research project "Product Accompanying Services Development of a concept for faster recording and determination of individual product-accompanying services for innovation products (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe)


since 09/2008

Fachhochschule Dortmund
Lecturer in the field of business management


08/1999 - 07/2003

Fachhochschule Dortmund

Chair of Materials Technology
Student assistant

- Collaboration and supervision in the field of chair account management of budget and research projects
- Foundation and supervision of an association for the purpose of a chair contact network