2019 / 20
Business Administration, Department
- Jakob-Kienzle-Straße 17
- 78054 Villingen-Schwenningen
- Phone: +49 7720 307-4300
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Special features regarding teachingSound business education with the option for regional and subject-specific specialisation; International focus of all lectures; 40% of lectures are in English, 20% in a language of the regional focus (China/Hispanic world/Francophone world), 40% in German; Two integrated semesters abroad (work placement/academic studies); Small study groups (15-50 students); Personal support and direct contact (open-door policy); Innovative teaching methods (E-Teaching award); Wide range of elective subjects; practice-related content; Numerous lecturers with current experience; Accreditation with distinction.
Special features regarding the international orientationChoice of a regional specialisation (China/Hispanic world/Francophone world) with language training and lectures on regional studies; High percentage of international professors and lecturers; Foreign language courses are taught exclusively by native speakers; Two integrated semesters abroad (academic studies and work placement); High percentage of international full-time and visiting students; Multi-day block courses with international visiting professors; Large network of partner universities worldwide (60-70); Option for international dual degrees (France, Spain, Peru, El Salvador).
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversité Paris 1, France; ICD Paris-Toulouse, France; Escuela superior de Economía y Negocios, El Salvador; Universidad de Málaga, Spain; Universidad Adolfo Ibanez Santiago, Chile; Xiamen University, China; Northwest University, China; Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland; San Diego State University, USA; University of Pretoria, South Africa
Special features regarding the equipmentTechnical facilities: All lecture halls equipped with projectors, smartboards, audio systems, internet access (WiFi); PC hall open 7 days a week; Technical learning infrastructure: FELIX learning platform, classroom response systems, Memeo (virtual team work); Rental pool for students (laptops, projectors, video/photo cameras, wave recorders, etc.) Software licences: Simulations, SPSS, SNAP, etc.; Research and databases: Extensive online library with access to international databases.
Special features regarding research and developmentApplication-oriented research on Business Administration topics, partly in cooperation with local and international enterprises as well as external research institutions; China Institute of the faculty with research and consultancy services; Cooperative doctorate with Napier Edinburgh University Business School in Scotland; The research area Technology Banking deals with the impact of digitalisation on the banking and finance industries (e.g. What are the requirements of consumers and retail with respect to mobile payment systems? Pros and cons of P2P credit marketplaces). 2 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.hs-furtwangen.de/willkommen/forschung/forschung-an-den-fakultaeten/wirtschaft.html
Support for foundersHFU Innovation and Start-Up Centre Lectures on entrepreneurship: Elective in Entrepreneurship, creation of business plans, corporate simulations; Promotion of student organisations with practical relevance (Business Talks and IB Consulting as student corporate consulting).
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsExtended deadlines for completing academic achievements (up to 3 years); Longer suspension of studies for health reasons possible (up to 3 years); Individual guidance on degree course; In individual cases, the two semesters abroad can be replaced by a work placement at home and an additional semester at a German-speaking university; Customised exam arrangements possible.
Characteristics of diversity advancementDepartment provides a representative for gender and diversity; IBW (International Business Administration): Numerous international visiting students; IBM (International Business Management): 50% of the places for international students (non-EU); EMBA: Scholarship for women; IMM and MBA: 90% international students; Student awareness through compulsory and elective courses: Intercultural Communication, Managing Cultural Diversity; Intercultural Conflict Management, Diversity Management, Workplace Diversity; Services for students with children: Parents' Café; Relief measures for students; Student Projects: Refugee Buddy, language courses for refugees.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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