2019 / 20
Economic Sciences, Department
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft
- Gausstraße 20
- 42119 Wuppertal
- Phone: +49 202 439-0
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses
Degree courses with details
- Health Economics and Management (B.Sc.)
- Health Economics and Management (B.Sc., career-integrated)
- Economic Sciences (B.Sc.)
- Applied Economics and International Economic Policy (M.Sc.)
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation (M.Sc.)
- Finance, Auditing, Controlling & Taxation (M.Sc.)
- Management and Marketing (M.A.)
- Operations Management (M.Sc.)
- Sustainability Management (M.Sc.)
Further information provided by the department
Special features regarding teachingThe Schumpeter School of Business and Economics is the result of programmatic profiling of the Faculty of Economics at the Universität Wuppertal. Its main features include the discussion of Joseph A. Schumpeter's principles, structural change, innovative company concepts, innovation-promoting market structures and legal aspects of innovation.
Special features regarding the international orientationStudents can choose from a large number of English-taught courses. Students wishing to take a semester abroad can choose attractive places at partner universities in and outside of Europe. 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.
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversity of Tartu, Estonia; Tampere University of Technology, Finland; Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France; Università degli studi Roma Tre, Italy; University of Wroclaw, Poland; St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON), Russia; Management Development Institute in Gurgaon, India; Rikkyo University, Japan; University of Michigan-Flint, USA; Florida State University, USA
Special features regarding the equipmentIn the Faculty, there are two fundamentally modernised CIP rooms with relevant software for teaching and study support. Students can also use these areas during free periods. Furthermore, all seminar rooms are equipped with modern projectors and there is a Bloomberg terminal available. There is a start-up centre with multimedia-equipped rooms. Finally, there is WiFi throughout the University, as well as various workstations for free use.
Special features regarding research activitiesThe Faculty of Economics has numerous international research and teaching contacts. Furthermore, the faculty includes several research institutes at which major research projects are conducted. The faculty also focuses on promoting the next generation of academics, e.g. within the framework of an internal faculty discussion group.
Website with further information on research activitieshttps://www.wiwi.uni-wuppertal.de/forschung.html
Support for foundersThe university has been active for years in the university-wide profile component "Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Economic Change" to promote entrepreneurship. As part of the regional start-up support network bizeps, it has participated from the beginning in the national sponsorship programme "EXIST – start-ups from the science community". In the process, it has been named the "most start-up-friendly" German university multiple times. The department has four chairs and two affiliated institutes that deal with the intensive research and active support of start-ups.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsThere extensive central and decentralised advisory and assistance services available to students with chronic health problems. The central information office for the inclusion of people with disabilities and chronic illness ensures that the special needs of students with health problems are taken into account in all areas of the school. A decentralised contact point of the department, in particular, is the office of the exam committee, which ensures equalisation of disadvantages in terms of teaching and learning in close coordination with the central advisory office.
Characteristics of diversity advancementThe university sees itself as an organisation that respects the individual and cultural differences of the university's members. To this end, conditions are to be put in place that allow every single one to evolve and develop. The department supports these efforts through an equality representative and deputy. They do not only provide advice, but also take an active role in appointment and application processes in coordination with the central equality representative. The staff of the dean's office provide advice to ensure conditions promoting the students' diversity.
Other special featuresThe Faculty attaches great importance to providing good support for students. In addition to guidance services such as the Academic Course Guidance Service and the Centre for International Contacts, lectures by practitioners provide links to practical experience. The faculty's young professors conduct research and teach in thematically related fields of expertise. 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.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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