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Business Administration, Department

Fakultät Wirtschaft und Soziales at the HAW Hamburg

Department Wirtschaft

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,350 *
Number of master degree students 210
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 16.1 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 2.3 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 61.9 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 37.7 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 7/12 points
International orientation, master's 7/12 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 30.3 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 53.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 27.4 %


Third party funds per professor 4.3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.9
Support in studies 2.8
Courses offered 3.5
Study organisation 2.2
Transition to Master's studies 2.1
Support for stays abroad 3.5
Overall study situation 3.3

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Practical orientation, inter-disciplinary character, internationality, modern Didactics, small groups, project work, good student/lecturer ratios.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department has a portfolio of international partner universities that enables students to study abroad in the key economic regions of the world. In addition, the school offers a dual-degree programme with 2 international partner universities. Other international elements include: semesters of international workshops (specialisation: International business, entrepreneurship, logistics, guest lectures and shadowing by visiting international professors, collaborative doctorate programme with two international partner universities.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Rhode Island, USA; Universidad de Talca, Chile; Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finnland; Teasside University in Middlesbrough (UK), Großbritannien; Universitat de Valencia, Spanien; Chulalongkom University, Bangkok, Thailand; Curtin University of Technology, Australien; ITESM Monterrey, Mexiko (viele Standorte); USST, Shanghai, China; Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Niederlande.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Well equipped PC pools, e-learning platform, multi-group work room for project and small group work; Software equipment for research work (SPSS, MAXQDA), ERP software, Business Innovation Lab (BIL) with current techniques (3D process chain (scan, design and printing), robotics etc.).
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Internationality, Interdisciplinarity, Sustainability / Energy Transition, Digitalisation. Mittelstandszentrum 4.0 and the Competence Centre for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CC4E). Cooperation with the Hamburg World Economic Institute (HWWI).
  • Support for founders
    Course content relevant to start-ups is a regular part of the Business Administration curriculum. In addition, department lecturers are involved in cross-faculty entrepreneurship events at the university (entrepreneurship elective, lecture series on entrepreneurship). A large number of teachers of the department have their own start-up experience, which is integrated regularly into their courses. Again and again, student start-up projects choose teachers of the departments as their mentors. There is also a start-up service at HAW Hamburg.
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  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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