Professor Oliver Kruse, University of Applied Sciences of the Deutsche Bundesbank ©M Ketz

Professor Oliver Kruse Deutsche Bundesbank University of Applied Sciences

Main areas of teaching

  • Bank management
  • Securities management
  • Financing of SMEs


  • G3-1 Structure of the banking system and fundamentals of the banking industry
  • A4-1a Traditional lending business
  • A4-1b Credit substitutes/hybrid financing instruments
  • V1-1a(1) Banks’ business policies
  • V3-1b Securities transactions and international financial markets
  • V5-2b Insurance business operations

Special functions

  • Member of the University Senate
  • Member of the examination office

Curriculum vitae

  • Trained as a bank clerk
  • Studied to become a teacher of commercial studies at the University of Paderborn
  • Research assistant in the business law Department at the University of Paderborn
  • Awarded PhD by the University of Paderborn (thesis on variable compensation systems at banks – an acceptance strategy on the design and implementation)
  • Total of 18 years of professional experience in different positions and functions at a big German bank (eg management assistant, group head of PR and communications, business management)
  • Appointed professor at the Fachhochschule des Mittelstands, subsequently worked in the same position at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg) in Villingen-Schwenningen
  • Lecturer for various national and international Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes (eg at Soochow University, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, University of Gloucestershire)

Research interests

  • Treasury and investment management at banks and insurers
  • Compliance regulations for securities transactions
  • Financing and liquidity management in SMEs
  • Good work and organisational structures in SMEs