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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Computing, Department

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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Basic information

Total number of students 700
Number of master degree students 197
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 310

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 10/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 8/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 87.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 63.9 %

International orientation

International orientation 5/11 points
International orientation master's 9/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 4/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 5/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 10.0 %


Publications per professor 2.6
Doctorates per professor 2.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support less than 15 answers
Support in studies less than 15 answers
Courses offered less than 15 answers
Study organisation less than 15 answers
Exams less than 15 answers
Research orientation less than 15 answers
Job market preparation less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms less than 15 answers
Library less than 15 answers
IT-infrastructure less than 15 answers
Overall study situation less than 15 answers

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.4
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation 1.8
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Bachelor's degree course in Business Informatics is characterised by a balanced combination of Business Administration and technical content. The content of the course is taught in the Institute for Business Informatics and the Faculty of Computer Science. The Bachelor's degree course offers the possibility to qualify subsequently for the Master's degree course "International Information Systems".
  • Practice oriented teaching formats in master's degree courses
    example cases; business and simulation games; case studies;ontract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research; programming internships, scrum-projects
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Key areas of internationalisation are English-taught courses of study and stays at renowned partner universities in Europe, Asia as well as North and South America. The number and excellence of international students and teachers are growing continuously. Professors and staff complete programmes for the development of international competencies (teachers' mobility, Admins Go Global, etc.). Internationalisation is enshrined in the department's strategy and supported by the Vice-Dean for international affairs and a separate International Office.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Babson College, Boston, USA; Tongji University in Shanghai, China; Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India; Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia; Lunds Universitet, Sweden; Kwansai Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan; IAE Aix-en-Provence, France; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; Universidad de Chile in Santiago de Chile, Chile; Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Computer rooms with the latest computers, learning software and projectors; language centre with two multimedia labs; latest media technology in the lecture theatres, as well as for recording and for transmitting to other lecture theatres; Platform with excellent Bachelor's degree lectures; seminar rooms with projectors; Electronic exam registration; Studon learning platform.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The Department of Economics at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of the strongest research departments in Germany. In a comparison of academic publications, the number of doctorates and the volume of acquired third-party funds, it is ranked in the leading group in Germany. numerous research contributions are published in leading journals that are renowned both nationally and internationally. A speciality is the inter-disciplinary integration of research methods of Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences and Law.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Students, staff and professors at the FAU who wish to start up a business will be advised extensively by the founders' office at the wtt contact point. The contact point also helps with matters related to start-up funding and offers support with applications for university-specific funding programmes for founders. Courses of the department help to prepare students specifically for a future career as entrepreneurs. The ZOLLHOF as a digital business incubator represents the central hub for digital founders from science and business since the end of 2016.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Health problems may often pose particular difficulties for students. To prevent disadvantages, the department provides extensive support measures in close cooperation with central services: Expansion and construction of barrier-free facilities, assistance with seminars and lectures, disadvantage compensation during examinations, assistance for blind and visually impaired students.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Under the equality concept, the university is committed to ensuring diversity and gender mainstreaming. The "Office of Gender and Diversity Management" drives equality-oriented strategic planning and organisational development. Gender equality at the department is pursued on the basis of agreed targets and is aimed at increasing the share of women in scientific positions. There are numerous services to this end: Funding, such as conference support or the department's Women's Award as well as non-monetary support.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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