Goethe Masters Students Panel

About the Research Project

Goethe Masters Students Panel is a longitudinal data set including observations of students of the master's programs Betriebswirtschaftslehre and International Management. The dataset is established in order to identify determinants of study and career success of our master's students. Both current and future students are likely to benefit from the scientific insights gained through this research project. Based on econometric analyses we aim to adjust the selection process and the program contents in order to attract those students who are most qualified for our programs.

Data Protection and Data Security

The protection of your data is vital to us. Thus, in accordance with the strict Hessian Data Protection Legislation and common data protection standards in research, we treat your data with greatest care. Moreover, we are in constant exchange with the data protection officials of Goethe University.

Among others, the following measures are applied to protect your data:

  • strict separation of research and contact data
  • data aggregation (data cannot be linked to a specific person)
  • strict limitation of people with data access
  • no data transfer to lecturers / institutions

Thus, we keep your data safe and confidential and we do not transfer your data.

About Us

Prof. Dr. Jan R. Landwehr

Jan R. Landwehr is Program Director of the master's programs Betriebswirtschaftslehre and International Management and Professor of Product Management & Marketing Communications.

Prof. Landwehr studied psychology with focus on Social Cognition and Communication at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg. He pursued his academic qualification in the field of marketing at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) as a research assistant and received his doctoral degree in 2008. He continued his academic career as an Assistant Professor in St. Gallen until 2012.

Dr. Ralf Koßmann

Dr. Koßmann is Coordinator of the master's programs Betriebswirtschaftslehre and International Management. As data and quality manager for these master's programs he is responsible for the planning and implementation of this research project.

Mr. Koßmann graduated from Ruhr University Bochum in Management and Economics and received his doctoral degree from the Mercator School of Management of the University of Duisburg-Essen.


If you have questions about the research project, please contact:

Mr. Dr. Ralf Koßmann
Phone: +49 (0)69 / 798 34606

Mailling Address:

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Herr Dr. Ralf Koßmann
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 4
60629 Frankfurt am Main