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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

ESB Business School

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

Basic information

Total number of students 1,860
Number of master degree students 345
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 40.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 6/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 11/14 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 98.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 98.4 %

International orientation

International orientation 10/11 points
International orientation master's 10/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 8/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 4/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 95.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 95.1 %
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.4 *
Exams 2.0
Job market preparation 1.6
Support during practical semester 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.6
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.5

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Job market preparation 1.4
Support during practical semester 1.2
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.5

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Courses are given in small, multinational groups; optimum teaching and learning environment; Students from around 60 countries have direct contact with the 60-strong team of professors, all with practical experience; Large alumni network with mentoring programme; support from sponsorship association Förderverein V.I.M.A in management training and developing close company contacts during the course of studies; International Profile; Practice-oriented and interdisciplinary; Above-average student commitment; Numerous activities in international teams; Strengthening of cross-cultural skills.
  • Practice oriented teaching formats in bachelor's degree courses
    example cases; business and simulation games; case studies; contract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research; workshops for preperation for an internship
  • 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 specialist preparation for international business areas; high proportion of events in English; Communication of language and cross-cultural skills; Comprehensive global university partner network; International guest lecturers and international research projects; Double degree programmes with long-term international university partners.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Exeter, Great Britain; Lancaster University, Great Britain; Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland; ESSCA Angers, France; NEOMA Business School, France; HSE Moscow, Russia; Tsinghua University, China; Purdue University, USA; Northeastern University, USA; Universidad de las Americas, Mexico
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Learning platform RELAX, Vitero, Citavi, recording of lectures, e-Learning, Microsoft IT Academy; CAD laboratory (100 spaces), visualisation software VisTable and VR Power Wall, simulation software; Conferencing software; 10 computer terminals with comprehensive software freely available, wireless coverage, VPN access and access to DreamSpark, media equipment rental for students. Pool restructuring through desktop virtualisation (VMware); IT-based simulation games; Online databases/catalogues, e-books, e-journals; Websites for student associations, 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 involved selectively in projects; Contract and collaborative projects, interdisciplinary projects at the interface of business and technology: e.g.: From robotics-logistics logistics to the logistics factory of the future. BMBF (German Federal Ministry for Education and Research) project Network of Innovative Learning Factories, applied research and doctoral programmes in cooperation with partner universities. 7 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Behavioural Finance; Finance; Energy and energy transition.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • 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.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Barrier-free access to campus, Disabilities Representative for students.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Holistic diversity management at university level incl. work group, diversity audit process of the Donors' Association and the company CEDIN Consulting has been completed successfully (final report, etc.). The university has signed the "Charta der Vielfalt" (Diversity Charter). Student survey "Diversity at ESB Business School". Orientation semester for refugees; Equality and family-oriented university culture: Such as family service centre, Equal Opportunities Office, Equal Opportunities Representative.
  • Other special features
    Close contacts with international companies; Support by the Association for the Promotion of international Management Education with about 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.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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