"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB


Madleen Meier-Barthold

Madleen Meier-Barthold

Madleen Meier-Barthold was born in Detmold, Germany. In 2016, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (B.Sc.) from the University of Mannheim, Germany. Subsequently, she joined the Mannheim Master in Management program where she specialized in human resource management and leadership. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Management (M.Sc.) in 2019. During her studies, she spent a semester abroad at BI Norwegian Business School Oslo in Norway and at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Further, she gained practical experience during various internships in the fields of management strategy consulting, innovation and research. In September 2019, Madleen joined the Management Program of the Center of Doctoral Studies in Business at GESS.

Research interests

Methods in management research

Effectiveness of HR practices

Leadership and leadership success

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

I see the doctoral program of the CDSB as a unique opportunity to sharpen especially my methodological skills, but also to enlarge my content-specific expertise. During my work as a student assistant at GESS, I was able to get an accurate picture of the advantages the doctoral program as to offer. Access to the widely renowned and cutting-edge faculty of the University of Mannheim, an international platform for exchange and cooperation of current and past doctoral students from multiple disciplines and an overall inspiring and competent environment are just some of the examples to be named here. I am confident that the experiences at the CDSB will elevate the quality of my future research immensely.