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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft

  • Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
  • 58448 Witten
  • Phone: +49 2302 926-584
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 230
Number of master degree students 68
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 18.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 7/14 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 not declared because at this point of time there are not any graduates
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 47.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/11 points
International orientation, master's 4/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 31.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 27.6 %
Share of professors with work experience


National publications per professor 2.3
International publications per scientist 0.4
Third party funds per academic 49.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6
Research reputation < 1%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.9
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Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms 1.8
Library 2.7
IT-infrastructure 2.9
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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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Degree courses with details

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Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching 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 orientation
    The 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 exchange
    University 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 equipment
    Literature databases (Business Source Premier, JSTOR), access to corporate databases (DAFNE, 5 licences).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Our 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 teaching
    Family 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 activities
  • Support for founders
    The 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 persons
    The 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 advancement
    The 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 features
    Reverse 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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