ifmme - the institute

We are the institute for modern management development at the HfWU.

Since its establishment in 2013 the ifmme does research for modern approaches and developments in the area of project management and business management. The findings of the research are being transferred into the academic education. We are cooperating closely with the relevant project management associations.


Our focus on the interaction of project management and business management is unique in Germany and Europe – this provides an edge to our students of the MBA program as well as of the trainings.

Those three pillars represent the profile of the ifmme:

Academic education

  • Part-time MBA program with focus on international and agile PM
  • Part-time trainings – our lecturers work for well-known companies


  • Research focusing on project management as a strategic management concept
  • Working on new fields by supporting the master theses of the MBA programs

Activities with

  • The ifmme is partner of the GPM Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e.V.
  • The institutes director Professor Dr. Steffen Scheurer leads the GPM regional group in Stuttgart and is editor in chief of the influential journal projektManagement aktuell


The university for economy and environment Nürtingen-Geislingen (HfWU) is one of the 28 university of applies sciences in Baden-Württemberg and one of the few universities with a system accreditation.

Pragmatic education, transfer-oriented research and the orientation on key qualifications shape the conception of study programs of the university. The HfWU constantly convinces with best positions in the rankings of Stern, Focus, Spiegel, and Managermagazin.



Prof. Dr. Steffen Scheurer

Founder, dean and academic leader

Michael Ribeiro

Co-founder and operational leader