"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

Pascal Kunz


Pascal Kunz was born in Speyer, Germany. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Informatics from the University of Mannheim and obtained his Master's degrees both in Business Administration and Information Systems from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and in Management from the University of Mannheim. Apart from his studies in Denmark, he spent another semester abroad at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima.

During his studies, Pascal worked as a software developer at Mann + Hummel GmbH and the Chair of General Management and Information Systems at the University of Mannheim. He also taught multiple tutorials in Information Systems, Computer Science, and Mathematics at the university and high school levels.

After his graduation in 2016, Pascal joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant in their Business Technology Office (BTO). During his two years at McKinsey, he focused mostly on topics concerning strategic IT management across various industries. He started his PhD studies at the GESS in 2018.

Research Interests

Industry 4.0 and Predictive Maintenance

Business Applications of Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Post-Merger IT Integration

IT Organization

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

The GESS at the University of Mannheim offers the most convincing structured PhD program in Information Systems. During my previous studies in Mannheim, I had the change to get a realistic picture of the broad range of interdisciplinary and demanding classes that are being offered. I am convinced that this context will provide me with the means to become an excellent researcher.