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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economic Sciences, Department

Fakultät II Informatik, Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften

Department für Wirtschafts und Rechtswissenschaften (WiRe)

  • Ammerländer Heerstraße 114 -118 (Postanschrift)
  • 26111 Oldenburg
  • Phone: +49 441 798-1
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Basic information

Total number of students 2,330
Number of master degree students 499
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 6/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 2/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 92.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 71.2 %

International orientation

International orientation 6/11 points
International orientation master's 11/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 3/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 4/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 33.0 %


International publications per scientist 0.4
Third party funds per academic 32.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.8
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.3
Exams 3.0
Research orientation 2.8
Job market preparation 3.3
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.9 *
IT-infrastructure 2.4 *
Overall study situation 2.4

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.5
Transition to Master's studies 2.0
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.7
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Overall study situation 2.2

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Business Administration, Economics and Law are considered and taught in an inter-disciplinary way. Despite Economic Sciences being a popular subject, numerous required elective modules, a variety of key skills courses and alternative forms of teaching/learning (simulation games, problem-based learning, workshops, etc.) are offered. is on offer. Some of the courses are conducted in English; Courses are evaluated; Lectures repeatedly awarded the “Teaching Prize”, most recently in 2013; Semester abroad planning is made easy through flexibly designed modules and exams.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International representatives, dual Master’s programme with the University of Groningen (MSc Water & Coastal Management and Master in Infrastructure and Spatial Planning), numerous German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) projects with international partners.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Jyväskylä; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Université du Havre, France; Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis; Kingston University, Great Britain; University of Groningen, Netherlands; Universidad EAFIT, Colombia; Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico FEA-RP Universidade de Sao Paolo, Brazil; Wuhan University, China; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Own computer rooms; the central IT services unit operates the central IT infrastructure at Universität Oldenburg. This includes a High Performance Cluster, server for central services such as e-mail, Internet, FTP, groupware, a learning management system (StudIP). The IT services provide network access and webspace for all students, staff and alumni. All lecture theatres and seminar rooms are equipped with projectors.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Inter-disciplinary key research areas (FSP) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Transnational Economics and Law in the Information Society , Environmental Economics and Sustainable Management and Teaching-Learning-Qualification Research. The RF are included in the Master's degree courses as part of specialisations; Excellent Economics at the OL University.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Professors Nicolai (Entrep.), Birkner (Fem. Entrep.) and Fichter (Innovation Mgt.) are directly involved in supporting start-ups. The affiliated EFNW institute of the department provides training and coaching for entrepreneurs. In the course of the last EXIST initiative, the University of Oldenburg was recognised as one of the leading entrepreneur universities in Germany. The EXIST initiative originated from the endowed chair of Entrepreneurship. It also in connection with this measure that the Start-Up and Innovation Centre emerged, which covers the entire spectrum of start-up support.
  • Other special features
    Friendly learning environment; conveniently located university; Subject of Economics in cooperation with companies and institutions of higher education in the north west; varied and demanding range of Economics and Law courses offered, with scarce resources (compared to the rest of the country); sponsorship association for Economics and Law; Founder university of EXIST; doctoral and scholarship programmes at the University support young future academics with structured support and further education opportunities; English site, four out of 17 teachers at the department are women, of which two work in Economic Sciences; soft skills in the Bachelor's degree with up to 45 ECTS credits.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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