Teaching

I have extensive teaching experience at BSc, MSc, MBA, and PhD levels at both TUM and Imperial College. For example, I offered MSc students at TUM a semester-long seminar on business model design and innovation using the Harvard case method. Moreover, I have taught entrepreneurial strategies to interdisciplinary MSc and PhD students as well as paper writing and analytical methods in my Advanced Research Seminars. My teaching typically includes components of both theory and practice, and I like to teach through examples to illustrate how theories work in real life. So far, my teaching methods have been well received, as my evaluations as an instructor average 4.53/5, showing that I have been positively impacting my students.

COURSES TAUGHT AS INSTRUCTOR

[1] Case Study Seminar in Managing Business Models, Growth, and Disruption (2019-2020)

  • Co-designed and co-instructed with Oliver Alexy
  • Students: 25 students of MSc in Management & Technology (TUM)
  • Description: A semester-long course (28 contact hours) with 10 cases studied independently and in groups and discussed in class as per Harvard case method. Topics included business model design choices, organizational challenges associated with fast growth, market strategies, firm adaptation, managerial decision making, dealing with failure, and competitive responses.
  • Teaching evaluation: 4.2/5.0

[2] Advanced Research Seminar in Strategic Entrepreneurship (7x in 2015-2019)

  • Co-designed with Oliver Alexy, I was mostly main instructor (or only one)
  • Students: 25 students of MSc in Management & Technology (TUM)
  • Description: A semester-long course (24-30 contact hours) on how to do research and write an academic paper. Topics included new venture creation, organizational design choices, start-up growth, business model innovation, strategic renewal, organizational learning and adaptation, as well as research methodology and methods, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Average teaching evaluation: 4.6/5.0

[3] Develop Your Entrepreneurial Thinking (2018)

  • Co-designed and co-instructed with a PhD colleague
  • Students: 12 PhD students from different disciplines (TUM)
  • Description: An introductory course of two full days on entrepreneurial strategies for PhDs from STEM areas.Topics included creativity techniques, development approaches such as design thinking and Lean start-up methodology, venture funding, risk-taking and uncertainty, failure, prototyping, visualization tools such as the Business Model Canvas, and pitching.
  • Teaching evaluation 4.4/5.0

COURSES TAUGHT AS TEACHING ASSISTANT

[1] Entrepreneurship (2x in 2020-2021)

  • Lead instructor: Bart Clarysse
  • Students: ~130 students of Global Online MBA (Imperial College)
  • Description: A 10-week-long module in the GMBA program.The module offered students a unique opportunity to build knowledge, skills, and experience in starting up an innovative business, in looking for critical funding, and in structuring a deal to make a business viable.

[2] Corporate Innovation (2x in 2020-2021)

  • Lead instructors: Markus Perkmann, Paola Criscuolo, Anu Wadhwa
  • Students: ~130 students of Global Online MBA (Imperial College)
  • Description: A 10-week-long module in the GMBA program. The module aimed to focus on the theory and best practices associated with the process of converting new ideas to new products, technologies, and businesses, within the boundaries of a large, established corporation.

OTHER TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Supervisor of 40+ student theses and project works. In addition, I have been a judge in various business idea competitions and a guest lecturer in numerous events.