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Economic Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft at the Uni Wuppertal

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 2,880 *
Number of master degree students 920
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 4.7 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 5.5 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 67.9 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 59.2 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 14.3 %


Publications per professor in Business Administration Points per professor within the range 1,2 to 2,3
Publications per professor in Economics Points per professor within the range 0,1 to 0,5
Third party funds per academic 13.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.7
Research orientation 2.7
Job market preparation 3.2
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 2.4
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 2.6
Overall study situation 2.2

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.9
Transition to Master's studies 2.0
Research orientation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Overall study situation 2.2

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Schumpeter School of Business and Economics is the result of a programmatic profiling of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Wuppertal. Amongst its key features are its involvement with the teachings of Joseph A. Schumpeter, structural change, innovative corporate concepts, innovation-promoting market structures and legal aspects of innovations.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Students can choose from a large number of English-taught courses. The faculty offers students who want to spend a semester abroad attractive study places at partner universities within and outside the European borders. The department's own centre for international contacts with its extensive services is available to students to advise them on the planning for studying abroad. Students who spend a semester abroad at a non-partner university are supported by the department, such as on matters relating to the recognition of international credits.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Tampere University of Technology, Finnland; Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Frankreich; Università degli studi Roma Tre, Italien; St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON), Russland; Management Development Institute in Gurgaon, Indien; Rikkyo University, Japan; University of Michigan-Flint, USA; Florida State University, USA; Wuhan University, Volksrepublik China; Universidad del Norte, Kolumbien.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The faculty has two modern computer rooms with relevant (statistics / survey / eye tracking) software for teaching and learning support. Students can also use these areas during free periods. Furthermore, all seminar rooms are equipped with modern event technology. There are also access to various databases for teaching and research purposes (e.g. Thomson Reuters). There is a start-up centre and an innovation laboratory (co-working space). Finally, there is WiFi throughout the university, as well as various workstations for free use.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The Faculty of Economics has numerous national and international research and teaching contacts. The faculty pursues both international and regional, own and third-party funded research projects. The faculty has several research institutes where larger research projects are carried out (e.g. Wuppertal Institute).
  • Support for founders
    In the university-wide profile element "Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Economic Change", the university has been committed to entrepreneurship for years and has participated in the nationwide funding program "EXIST - Business start-ups from science" within the framework of the regional start-up support network. In the process, it has been named the "most start-up-friendly" German university multiple times. The faculty has 4 chairs and 2 affiliated institutes that deal with the research and active support of start-ups.
  • Other special features
    The Faculty attaches great importance to providing good support for students. In addition to counselling services such as student counselling and the centre for international contacts, lectures by practitioners and lecturers ensure practical relevance. The professorship researches and teaches in thematically related fields of competence. The exploration of structural change, corporate concepts and market structures that promote innovation is a primary concern and forms the basis for a Schumpeterian approach in research and teaching. In addition, a foundation assists the Faculty with both financial and ideological support.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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