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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economic Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft

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Basic information

Total number of students 2,800
Number of master degree students 990
Percentage of teaching by practitioners

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 6/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 3/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 94.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 100.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/11 points
International orientation, master's 7/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 13.0 %


International publications per scientist 0.4
Third party funds per academic 30.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.6
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.7
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.9 *
IT-infrastructure 2.1 *
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.3
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.2
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.4
Overall study situation 1.9

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 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 orientation
    Students 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 exchange
    University 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 equipment
    In 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 activities
    The 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 activities
  • Support for founders
    The 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 persons
    There 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 advancement
    The 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 features
    The 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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