Hans Schollhammer

Professor Emeritus
"The diversity of students' backgrounds and the experiences they bring to UCLA Anderson are the most appealing aspects of the MBA program."
(310) 825-3045
Areas of Expertise:
  • Business Ethics
  • Emerging Markets
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Europe
  • Innovation Management
  • Multinational Companies
  • Small Business




Hans Schollhammer (December 25, 1933–November 30, 2018) studied multinational business strategies, intra-organizational conflicts in multinational firms, management of innovation and entrepreneurship. He held faculty positions at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in France, the Cranfield Institute of Technology in England and the Institute for International Studies and Training in Fujinomiya, Japan.

Schollhammer taught international and comparative management, international business economics, corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial strategies and venture initiation, and business ethics with the primary intention of training his students to run their own companies. The roots of UCLA Anderson's prominence in entrepreneurship can be traced to the mid-1970s, when Schollhammer returned from a two-year leave at Columbia University, where he started one of the nation's first courses in entrepreneurship. When Schollhammer brought his course to what was then the Graduate School of Management, UCLA joined a short list of innovative schools teaching entrepreneurship.

"I didn't want to call it 'How to Start Your Own Business,'" recalled Schollhammer. "I wanted it to sound more academic - because it was academic in nature. So I called the course Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation."

Recognizing that entrepreneurial firms evolve from startups into small companies, Schollhammer developed a course in small business management. He also developed a course in corporate entrepreneurship to address new issues facing larger companies.

Schollhammer is the author of several articles and books on entrepreneurship and international management topics. In addition to his research and teaching, Schollhammer arranged a joint initiative with MIT that brought entrepreneurs and academics together for regular panel discussions.



D.B.A. International Business, Indiana University

MBA International Business, Indiana University

Dipl. Kfm. Economics, University of Munich