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Business Administration, Department

Fachbereich Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften at the HS Nordhausen

Studienbereich Betriebswirtschaftslehre

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Basic information

Total number of students 410 *
Number of master degree students 80
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 5.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 72.4 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 26.3 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/12 points
International orientation, master's 4/12 points
Outgoing students 5.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 69.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 91.6 %
Share of professors with work experience 40.0 %


Third party funds per professor < 3 T Euro

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.5
Job market preparation 2.6
Support during practical semester 2.7
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 2.8
IT-infrastructure 2.8
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support no survey
Support in studies no survey
Courses offered no survey
Study organisation no survey
Transition to Master's studies no survey
Support for stays abroad no survey
Overall study situation no survey

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Practice-oriented training (e.g. internship semester, practical projects, excursions, lectures by practitioners); international orientation (e.g. studying abroad at partner universities, international project week, offering UNIcert language diplomas); mediation of key qualifications (e.g. project and conflict management, moderation and negotiation skills, presentation technique); modern equipment, use of current forms of learning, work in small groups, intensive and individual support for students.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Every year in May there is an obligatory "International project week" with lecturers from partner universities (see module 20). In return, Nordhausen lecturers take on teaching at foreign institutions. Every summer semester, Business Administration courses worth 30 CP are offered in English, so that exchange students can earn their necessary credits when studying together with the local students. As part of an English-language business simulation, students in international teams can work on business related issues.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA; Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea (Rep.); Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexiko; Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Türkei; Institute of Technology Tralee, Tralee, Irland; Hogeschool Windesheim, Zwolle, Niederlande; Univerza v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slowenien; Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu, Helsinki, Finnland; École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur, Paris, Frankreich; Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach, Katowice, Polen.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Fully equipped sensor laboratory with laboratory kitchen, 12 test stations; group discussion room with observation facilities and storage room with cooling and freezing capacities; laboratory for empirical market and social research equipped with appropriate hardware and software (e.g. SPSS, SAP Fiori).
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research projects in the majors of Business Administration and International Business Administration; theses in the research focus of the representatives of the specialisation; research focus "Sensory product research in the innovation project", "Digital team building", "Supply Chain Project Gypsum Region Harz" and "Corporate Entrepreneurship".
  • Support for founders
    Free advice to our students from all lecturers; Prof. Gocks teaches entrepreneurship. Start-up service of the university to support start-ups (Ms. Dr. Schlangen), university incubator for entrepreneurship (HIKE) in the field of IoT and sustainability (BMBF-funded; probably from 2nd quarter 2020; headed by Prof. Gocks)
  • Other special features
    Small university, university campus, personal support, research-intensive / medium-sized university, region with affordable and extensive housing.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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