Following her doctorate with Prof. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens and Prof. Dr. Andreas Hermann at the University of St.Gallen, Prof. Frankenberger switched to consultancy and worked at McKinsey&Company for seven years. In 2011, she returned to the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen as a post-doc researcher. In 2014 she was appointed Assistant Professor at the same institution. During this time she was also Head of the Business Model Innovation Competence Centre. In 2016, Frankenberger was called to the Chair of Strategic Management at the University of Lucerne.
The focus of Professor Frankenberger’s research is on the topic of Business Model Innovation and the Transformation of Companies. She deals with the issue of how companies can develop new business models and implement them in order to remain successful in the market. Her book, "Developing Business Models: 55 Innovative Concepts with the St. Gallen Business Model Navigator" has been translated into several languages and is considered a standard reference work in business model innovation literature. She often appears as a keynote speaker on this topic at international conferences or in-house company management events.
Karolin Frankenberger has extensive experience in teaching and executive education. She has taught innovation management in German and English on Executive MBA courses for many years.
With her extensive experience in teaching, in research and in practice, Professor Frankenberger has all the necessary tools to ensure that the Executive MBA HSG will remain a success story in future. This guarantees that the EMBA HSG will continue to be one of the top further education institutions for the development of effective management and leadership skills.