2019 / 20
Business Administration, Department
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft
- Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
- 58448 Witten
- Phone: +49 2302 926-584
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Special features regarding teachingTeaching is characterised by the active participation of the students in the respective courses. There are no classic lectures and instead seminar-type classes are always held. The students are consistently integrated into the teaching; this is achieved primarily through the use of small groups and the active involvement of the students in the development of learning objectives. In addition, the students have the opportunity of organising courses and seminars together with the studies office in line with their own interests.
Special features regarding the international orientationThe faculty is expanding its existing international focus strategically. The focus here is on the Master's in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (MA), in English, as well as on the expansion of international dual-degree programmes for Bachelor's and Master's. There is already a dual-degree agreement BA PPÖ with the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Victoria. Additional dual-degree agreements are currently being negotiated with universities in the United Kingdom, USA, China and Scandinavia.
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversity of Victoria, Canada; IPADE Business School, Mexico; Universidad Federal do Paraná, Brazil; Universiteit van Stellenbosch, South Africa; Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China; Korea University, Seoul, South Korea; Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia; La Sapienza in Rome, Italy; Università di Bologna, Italy; University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia
Special features regarding the equipmentLiterature databases (Business Source Premier, JSTOR), access to corporate databases (DAFNE, 5 licences).
Special features regarding research activitiesOur faculty's Business Administration research focuses on the specialisation areas of family-run companies and corporate governance. Both research focus areas are supported by privately financed institutes: The Witten Institute for Family Businesses (WIFU, 5 chairs) and the Reinhard Mohn Institute of Business Management (RMI, 1 chair, 1 professor). The WIFU is interdisciplinary and works on issues of family-run businesses and SMEs. The RMI looks at strategy, management, organisation and control in a cross-company manner in terms of cooperative management in networks.
Research topics reflected in teachingFamily business management and governance; Systemic intervention and leadership skills; Corporate social responsibility and sustainability; Boards of directors and women directors; Strategic marketing; Health care management and innovation; Start-up creation/management and corporate entrepreneurship.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.uni-wh.de/wirtschaft/forschung-wirtschaftsfakultaet/
Support for foundersThe topic of start-ups is a central issue for the faculty. Aspects of business start-ups are introduced laterally into the curriculum from the first semester, such as through the award-winning Founders' Workshop, at the end of which projects are pitched to founders and investors. Off-campus, too, the university has set up an incubator in close cooperation with the faculty and Witten Entrepreneurship Centre, whose effects are felt beyond the university.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsThe University provides largely barrier-free access. Option for extensions on exam times; An excellent student-teacher ratio in the academic and administrative areas enables rapid response to concerns and needs of students with chronic health problems.
Characteristics of diversity advancementThe UW/H is an equal opportunities employer with a highly international faculty, a consistently rising share of women (majority among non-professorial teaching staff and in administration, also outside the office areas) and appropriate diversity sensitivity in all personnel and appointment matters.
Other special featuresReverse generational contract: this enables students to finance their course fees through a loan. After successful completion of the degree course and admission to a career with an income above the minimum level, the amount is then repaid as a fixed percentage of taxable income.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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