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  6. Mercator School of Management - Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaftslehre
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Mercator School of Management - Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaftslehre

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

Basic information

Total number of students 3,080
Number of master degree students 709
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 2/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 7/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 5/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 74.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 87.9 %

International orientation

International orientation 5/11 points
International orientation master's 6/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 2/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 4/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


National publications per professor 4.0
International publications per scientist 0.3
Third party funds per academic 18.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7
Research reputation 1.2 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation 2.5
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.4
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.5
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Regional educational contract; ambitious opportunities for development both as regards subject and person; high quality/high demands placed on teaching; strong focus on research; subject diversity; extensive opportunities for specialisation, own initiative; inter-disciplinary integration; regional and national contact with practice; key qualifications; ability for life-long learning and teamwork.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Integration of different teaching methods and educational systems; Improvement of job opportunities; Options for dual degrees; Quality assurance through appropriate selection of partnerships; Enabling diversity; Promotion of young personalities – through challenges that arise due to the exchange; Promotion of cultural exchange; International networking already at the student level; Comprehensive counselling, also on financial aspects of studying abroad; Motivation transfer to First Generation students.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA; Colorado State University in Pueblo, USA; St. Martins University, USA; Hong Kong Baptist University, China; Sabanci University, Turkey; Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia; Université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3, France; Högskolan i Borås, Sweden; University of New Mexico, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    E-campus (WiFi throughout the whole campus); Large number of PC rooms; Excellent library stock since the merger with the university library of the Essen University.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Focus on academic publications; innovative research fields (e.g. telecommunications, traffic modelling, service engineering, risk management); International orientation; regional and national contact with practice.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Acceptance of mobile payments in Germany; Quotas for women on supervisory boards; Evacuation planning; Operation of public WiFi hotspots in Germany: Legal/business conditions and strategic options for municipal providers; Growth market vehicle connectivity – evaluation of strategic positioning options for vehicle manufacturers; Cloud computing as a tool to achieve ecological business goals of SMEs; The new IPPF (International Professional Practices Framework) of the IIA; Automated investment advice in retail banking.
  • Support for founders
    Bundling of all university start-up activities in the IDE since 2015; sbm courses since 1999 with four programmes ranging from 16 to 140 hours face-to-face (from which approx. 180 start-ups; 0% insolvency rate); Innovation Factory since 2007 with business design-oriented approach in thematically different innovation workshops; Start-up consultations and coordination of the university's EXIST applications with 75% success rate in 2016; Semester-based meetings of internal and external start-up experts over curry sausage and beer; Set-up of a Future Champions Start-Up Lab Rhine-Ruhr together with the University of Cologne.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The university has permanent representatives in charge of disabilities and inclusivity who look after the interests of students with disabilities or health problems. In addition to general information on registration regulations, etc., students with disabilities receive personal support here, especially on: Admission, financing, tuition fees, housing and exam modifications. Students in question receive unlimited equalisation support for exams and courses.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    This diversity focus gives the UDE a chance to position itself successfully in the competitive field among universities. Given the potential of diversity management, the fact that it has incorporated institutionally at the level of the vice rector is of great significance. The strategic diversity objectives have been incorporated into the guidelines of the UDE and are reflected in most target/performance agreements with faculties. Equality of men and women is an integral part and defined as a leadership task, including improvements with respect to family friendliness and work-life balance.
  • 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 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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