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Business Administration, Department

ESB Business School at the HS Reutlingen

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

Basic information

Total number of students 1,550 *
Number of master degree students 210
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 30.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 20.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 98.6 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 71.2 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 10/12 points
International orientation, master's 7/12 points
Outgoing students 16.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 7/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 20.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 80.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %


Third party funds per professor 4.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.9
Job market preparation 1.6
Support during practical semester 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 2.5
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.6

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.2
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Overall study situation 1.6

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Courses in small, multinational groups; optimal teaching and learning environment; direct contact of students from approx. 60 nations to the 60-strong, tried and tested team of professors; large alumni network with mentoring programme; support from the support association VIMA in the management training and mediation of intensive company contacts during the studies; international profile; practice-oriented and interdisciplinary; above-average student engagement; numerous activities in international teams; strengthening intercultural competence.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Bachelor's and Master's programmes offer an internationally oriented educational environment with integrated international study and practical experience and international teams. Comprehensive professional preparation for international business areas; high proportion of English-language events; teaching of language and intercultural skills; comprehensive worldwide university partner network; international guest lecturers and international research projects; Double Degree programmes with long-standing international university partners.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Exeter, Großbritannien; Lancaster University, Großbritannien; Dublin City University (DCU), Irland; ESSCA Angers, Frankreich; NEOMA Business School, Frankreich; HSE Moskau, Russland; Tsinghua University, China; University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australien; Chapman University, USA; Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brasilien.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Financal Lab, RELAX learning platform, Vitero, Citavi, lecture recording, e-learning, Microsoft IT Academy; CAD laboratory (100 spaces), visualisation software VisTable and VR Power-Wall, simulation software; conferencing software; 10 computer islands with comprehensive software for free use, VPN access and access to Dreamspark, media technology rental for students. Pool restructuring through desktop virtualization (vmWare); IT-based business games; online databases / catalogues, e-books, e-journals; websites for student departments, IT tutors and student support.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Reutlingen Research Institute at Reutlingen University integrates and promotes research activities, acts as the contact point for industry and research partners. Students are specifically involved in projects; commissioned and collaborative projects, interdisciplinary projects at the interface of business and technology. Application-related research and doctorate opportunities in cooperation with partner universities; specialisation areas: "Digitalisation and Management; Organisation; Work and Society; Internationalisation; Future of Business and Society".
  • Support for founders
    Business plan seminars and support for founders at university and faculty level, office containers for start-ups, networking services and support for competitions, proven successful coaching of start-ups, active support in the Young Innovators programme.
  • Other special features
    Close contacts to international companies; Support from the Verein zur Förderung der internationalen Managementausbildung e.V. with approx. 50 member companies. Companies recruit qualified junior staff on campus at company fairs. Scholarships and prizes and competitions for students. Final assignments (theses) in cooperation with companies in the region. Excellent professional qualification with Bachelor's and Master's degree or best starting position for further qualification. Global network of reputable partner universities. Strong alumni network.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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