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Business Administration, Department

BWL-Studiengänge (Dortmund) at the ISM/Dortmund (priv.)

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

Basic information

Total number of students 740 *
Number of master degree students 250
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 46.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 46.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 30
Extent of interlinking 7/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 62.6 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 100.0 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 7/12 points
International orientation, master's 8/12 points
Outgoing students 68.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 9/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 8/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 90.5 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 92.1 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor < 3 T Euro

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Job market preparation
Support during practical semester
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Library 1.9
Overall study situation

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

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Support in studies
Courses offered
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Coordination of theory and practice phases
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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Overall study situation 2.1

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 teaching is characterised by significant practical relevance, by professors and university teachers recruited from the field as well as by interactive and dialogue-oriented teaching.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Compulsory semesters and modules abroad are integral parts of the curriculum. Likewise, Business English is taught in all courses. The full-time Bachelor programmes offer the option of choosing another mandatory foreign language. Additional optional languages are offered on a voluntary basis. The international atmosphere on campus is strengthened by international students and guest lecturers.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Bond University, Gold Coast, Australien; Edinburg Napier University, Edinburg, Großbritannien; INSEEC, Paris, Frankreich; Regent's University, London, Großbritannien; TIO, Utrecht, Niederlande; Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spanien; Hawaii Pacific, Honolulu USA; Lund University, Lund, Schweden; Shanghai University, Shanghai, China; The American University of Rome, Rom, Italien.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Online tutorials, SPSS.
  • Support for founders
    Approximately 15% of graduates of the ISM are founders and entrepreneurs. Events encourage and promote exchange between alumni and students.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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