In the first area the focus is on short-term and long-term financial analysis, planning and strategic control for business firms as well as for not-for-profit organizations. It is rooted in finance, production theory, systems analysis and operations research.
In the second area research is conducted in logistics and transport. More specifically the main research topics are intermodal goods transport, shipping, rail and road transport of goods, urban goods transport, the transport purchaser’s choices, sustainability, business models and regional logistical development.
The section offers advanced education in finance, industrial and operations management, logistics and transport. The section is involved in the education within its fields at all academic levels - from bachelor and master courses and programs to doctoral programs. The section is responsible for courses in Industrial and Financial Management and Logistics, the bachelor program in Logistics (Bachelor in Business Administration program) as well as the master programs in Logistics and Transport Management and Industrial and Financial Management. Moreover, courses are also offered in a number of other programs, like Business Administration and Finance.