Argang Ghadiri

Argang Ghadiri (M.Sc.) and Prof. Dr. Theo Peters

Argang Ghadiri, Management Sciences

In 2007 Argang Ghadiri was one of the first students of the new bachelor’s degree programme Business Management at Sankt Augustin Campus. He remained faithful to his department and to the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences to this day. While yet a student he was able to gain insight into the research and teaching activities by working at the department as a research assistant and tutor.

“I always had the dream, especially after my first internship, to fly around the world as a professional business consultant. But then I became fascinated by research and teaching.” Hence, shortly after having completed his bachelor’s degree, he published his first specialist book on the topic “Neuroleadership” together with Prof. Dr. Theo Peters. Further research papers were to follow.

Research at the University of Applied Sciences – Optimal conditions

Ghadiri wouldn’t leave his academic career to chance, therefore he completed a master’s degree at the University of Duisburg-Essen. But he came back to the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University after all – attracted by the optimal conditions for a doctorate. “Here I was offered excellent conditions for my research. The Graduate Institute and the professors provide supervision and support until the Ph.D.” In order to come closer to this goal, Ghadiri works as a research associate in the young field of Neuroeconomics.

On brains in Business Management

“Followers of Business Management want to measure, evaluate, give recommendations for action”, Ghadiri says with a smile. For technically he is active in a field of Business Managment, in which so-called “soft-factors” play a significant role. By using neuroscientific knowledge he is turning these very factors into hard factors. Neuroscience is getting better and better in explaining how the human brain works, it explores mechanisms and functions of the brain and provides approaches for a better understanding and control of human behaviour. “I have always been fascinated by the brain, and I find the connection with Business Management extremely exciting.”

For the NeuroLeadership Institute in the USA Ghadiris findings were so significant that he was rewarded with a scholarship for a correspondence course. That way he was able to expand his scientific findings in an international environment. Meanwhile he is working on the third edition of the specialist book “Neuroleadership” together with Prof. Dr. Theo Peters which is about to come on the market in 2016.