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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Fakultät Wirtschaft und Recht

  • Tiefenbronner Straße 65
  • 75175 Pforzheim
  • Phone: +49 7231 28-6510
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 3,180
Number of master degree students 327
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 19.0 %

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 13/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 6/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 95.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 60.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 10/11 points
International orientation, master's 10/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 36.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 40.3 %
Share of professors with work experience 26.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.7 *
Exams 2.4
Job market preparation 1.8
Support during practical semester 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.5
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Job market preparation 1.5
Support during practical semester 1.7
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.5

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    International accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); good links with companies, cooperations with companies within teaching: the university is a signatory to the UN's Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), ensuring the integration of relevant topics in teaching (including Bachelor's module in Ethics and Social Responsibility and Ethikum certificate in Ethics); Bachelor's: numerous optional English-language modules with the opportunity to gain a certificate (ISP); large number of high-quality partner universities.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Bachelor/Master's programmes require compulsory (18/9) credits in courses taught in English. In addition, there are a large number of optional English-language courses that, if taken, will result in the ISP Certificate (International Study Programme). Particularly in the 5th and 6th semesters, the curricula provide for an easier option to complete a semester or practical semester abroad. Thanks to the accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the university has a large number of highly qualified partner universities, allowing it to attract top-ranked visiting professors.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Hong Kong Baptist University, China; ESSEC Business School, France; Hanyang University, South Korea; Yonsei University, South Korea; Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico; Universidad ESAN, Peru; ISCTE IUL Lisbon, Portugal; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Bilkent University, Turkey; Brigham Young University, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    PC workstations and Internet: WiFi access across the campus and 1,500 network connections, approx. 70 central PC workstations and numerous course-specific laboratories; all PC workstations have high-speed Internet access, in the corresponding course laboratories, specific software is available (e.g. logistics and simulation software, eye-tracking laboratory). University library: Open daily and at the weekend; Access to relevant databases also possible from home; loan options for tablets.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Key research areas with separate institutes in the fields of Resource Efficiency Management; Personnel Management; Consumer Law. 6 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Selection of relevant topics: Tax law, auditing, national and international accounting, finance and investment, business valuation; Current developments in Communication Management, Strategic Communication, Internal Communication, Change, Corporate Media Content Marketing; Digital Transformation, Design Thinking; Change Management, Business Development to India; Circular Economy, Business Importance of the Sustainable Development; Sustainable HRM; Product management, innovation management; Digitalisation of Supply Chain Management.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Project Helix: It is an interdisciplinary approach to learning for entrepreneurial culture. Objectives are the acquisition of personal and social skills for the development of founder personalities. To this end, methods from all three faculties are combined, and the students are accompanied throughout the entire Bachelor's course. A central HELIX lab is available as further support. It provides space for trying out business and product ideas. The HEEDPF project builds on that and further promotes the teams and/or founders. Additional support by professors.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Comprehensive counselling (student services) available to students with chronic illness or disabilities. A binding study agreement gives students a chance to customise the programme to their personal needs and limitations relative to their disability.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The university has an equality concept in place as well as a equal opportunities representative who is required to be involved in all relevant procedures. The university has also been certified as a "family-friendly university". The faculty offers two courses of study, which can be completed entirely, or only in the first three semesters, in English. There is a mentoring programme for international students.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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