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Business Administration, Department

Mercator School of Management - Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaftslehre at the Uni Duisburg-Essen/Duisb.

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

Basic information

Total number of students 3,020 *
Number of master degree students 700
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 12.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 33.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 76.9 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 73.5 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 0.5 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 5.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 0.0 %


Publications per professor Points per professor within the range 1,2 to 2,3
Third party funds per academic 19.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7
Research reputation 1.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 3.1
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.9
Research orientation 3.1
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.4
Overall study situation 2.6

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Overall study situation 2.1

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Regional educational mandate; technically and personally demanding development opportunities; high quality / high standards of teaching; strong research focus; professional versatility; extensive options for deepening, personal initiative; interdisciplinary link; regional and national practice contact; different examination phases for equalisation and flexibility of the course of studies; key skills; lifelong learning and teamwork skills.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Integration of other teaching methods and educational systems; increase in job opportunities; possibilities of double degree; quality assurance through appropriate selection of partnerships; enable diversity; promotion of young personalities through challenges that arise from the exchange; promotion of cultural exchange; international networking at the student level; faculty's own international office; comprehensive advisory services, including on financial aspects of the stay abroad; transmit motivation to first generation students.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA; Université Paris-Sorbonne, Frankreich; Fudan University, Shanghai, China; University of Padova, Italien; University of New Mexico, USA; Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; University of the Sunshine Coast, Australien; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA; Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA; Warsaw School of Economics, Polen.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    e-campus (WiFi throughout the campus); extensive PC work rooms; very good library holdings since the merger with the University Library of Essen; extensive free software offers for students; cost-effective SAP training.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Focusing on academic publications; innovative research fields (e.g. Telecommunications, Transport Modelling, Service Engineering, Risk Management); international orientation; regional and national contact with practice
  • Support for founders
    Bundling of all university start-up activities in the IDE since 2015; small business management courses since 1999 with four offers from 16 to 140 hours face to face (approx. 180 start-ups; 0% insolvency rate); innovation factory since 2007 with a business design-oriented approach in thematically different innovation workshops; start-up advice and coordination of Uni-EXIST applications with 75% success rate in 2016; semester-wide meeting of internal and external founders at Currywurst & Bier; development of a Future Champions start-up lab Rhein-Ruhr together with the University of Cologne.
  • Other special features
    Full focus on Business Administration, re-structuring of Economics to Managerial Economics, Business School concept in a state university, traditional Business Administration content supplemented by specialisations with high currency, e.g. Telecommunications, OR & Logistics, Internal Auditing and Insurance Management.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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