Elisabeth Bethge graduated from Friedrich Schiller University Jena with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Business Administration with a study profile in Management, Strategy and Marketing. She wrote her master thesis on the topic of Impression Management in the context of business-orienteded social networks. Along with her academic education she worked as student assistant as part of the marketing team in international-operating organizations in Jena.
Before starting the bachelor's programme in 2014, she was part of the Junior German Assistant Programme and spent a year as a boarding and teaching assistant in Bangkok. During her Bachelor's degree, she spent two semesters as an exchange student at the University of Colledge Cork as part of the ERASMUS programme. Elisabeth Bethge joined Mike Geppert‘s team at FSU in April 2021 as PhD student.