2019 / 20
2019 / 20
Business Administration, Department
- Wiesenstraße 14
- 35390 Gießen
- Phone: +49 641 309-2700
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses
Degree courses with details
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Special features regarding teachingBroad-based foundation in business; Specialisation options from the 4th semester: Selection from 10 specialisations; Solid practical orientation in teaching plus compulsory 20-week work placement; Manageable group sizes; Exercises in parallel to basic courses; Small groups in specialisations; Approach varied in methodology and didactics, e.g. simulations, case studies, internet-based learning; Good technical facilities (PC rooms); Conveyance of key competencies; Introductory week/mentoring programme; Semester abroad at partner universities.
Practice oriented teaching formats in master's degree coursesexample cases; business and simulation games; case studies;ontract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research; behaviour coaching , experience-orientated learning, self-reflection, practical projects in cooperation with companies
Special features regarding the international orientationStaff member for "International Coordination" for advice and support with semesters abroad (+ 1 staff member for international Master's inquiries); 15 international partner universities; Focus on "International Management" with 2 compulsory modules at international universities; Variety of recognition options; English-taught "International Semesters" for incoming students; Two Master's programmes taught fully in English; Every year: Entrepreneurship Exchange with Edinburgh Napier University with student and professor exchange
Common partner universities for exchangeEdinburgh Napier University, Scotland; Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia; Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland; Université de Montpellier, France; Universidad de Huelva, Spain; Yildiz Technical University Istanbul, Turkey; VIA University College, Horsens, Denmark; Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, Kouvola, Finland; Universities of Wisconsin, USA
Special features regarding the equipmentSeveral PC rooms (96 workstations), a mobile PC lab with 30 notebooks, three Industry 4.0 workstations and 3D lab with three 3D printers. The lecture halls are all equipped with projectors, document imaging cameras and WiFi. 6 databases for literature research, national/international. "Virtual desktops". Used in teaching: Eye-tracking system, TOP SIM simulation games (Global Factory, economics simulation), Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Oracle Designer, HTML, MS Navision, SAP, MS Project, SPSS, VBA, Java, Oracle DB with Data Modeler and SQLDeveloper, SharePoint, Sphinx Open Online.
Special features regarding research and developmentIndustry 4.0 research projects are under way in collaboration with partner companies in the industry; Sustainability Controlling research project results in Sustainability Economics and Management elective module; Use of eye-tracking in the field of market research; Research project on European monetary and economic policy leads to course of the same name; Analysis of Federal Court judgments and impact on practical application of laws. 3 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
Website with further information on research activitieshttps://www.w.thm.de/index.php/forschung/berichte/uebersicht
Support for foundersSeparate chair in Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship module (gathering initial start-up experience according to design thinking), coaching sessions for prospective founders. Vigorous exchange with local founders' networks, such as regular founders' meeting of the Giessen Promotion of Economic Development or Founders' Workshop of the Giessen public utility companies. Every year: International entrepreneurship exchange programmes in cooperation with the Centre for Entrepreneurship of the partner university Edinburgh Napier, which includes evaluation of business ideas and their development by industry representatives. Elective modules for the development of business plans.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsGood cooperation with the BliZ (centre for blind and visually impaired students). The BliZ provides optimal support for chronically ill and disabled students. The aim is to reduce the barriers at university. Enabling individual disadvantage compensation measures in courses and in exams.
Characteristics of diversity advancementFulfilment of women's advancement plan at the Department (proportion of women: Students: about 50%, professors: 35%, academic staff: 56%, other employees: 60%). Family-friendly university. Central projects at the THM: Equal Opportunities working group, in development: Anti-discrimination office as a contact point, REACH THM – Refugees' Academic Home THM project.
Other special featuresVery good personal contact among students, professors and staff, good cooperation with the student council. Regular summer parties, graduation ceremonies. Continuous improvement of teaching through sophisticated evaluation system: Surveys of first-semester students and mentors, course programme/event evaluations, including dialogue-based evaluation, alumni surveys. Good networking with regional companies (sponsors, corporate exhibition, projects, internships). Current projects: Optimisation of the initial study phase for a better transition from school to university, sustainability, digitalisation.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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