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Business Administration, Department
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
- Kármánstraße 17-19
- 52056 Aachen
- Phone: +49 241 809-6000
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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses
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Special features regarding teachingSubjects are primarily quantitative and research-oriented; the specialisations in the Master programmes are based on the four research fields of the faculty. The extensive e-learning programme supports continuous learning and individual analysis of the learning progress. Practice-related teamwork in the Business Administration Bachelor's course in the "Economics Today I & II" modules. Mobility windows in the Business Administration Bachelor's. Student course evaluations for the didactic evaluation of lecturers. Many courses address the social consequences of economic activity.
Practice oriented teaching formats in master's degree coursesexample cases; business and simulation games; case studies;ontract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research; project lectures in the elective subjects, Accenture Campus Challenge, CFA Institute Research Challenge and further offers
Special features regarding the international orientationEncouragement of students' internationalism through an attractive range of courses abroad as part of over 40 collaborations with European and non-European partner universities. The mobility window in the Business Administration Bachelor's allows students to gain international experience. The work placement office helps students who plan to complete work placements abroad. Many courses offered in English to account for the increasing internationalisation of business and research. Constant integration of international visiting professors in the teaching of all courses of study.
Common partner universities for exchangeTsinghua University Beijing, China; University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway; Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, Netherlands; Kozminski University, Poland; Audencia Nantes School of Management, France; University of Antwerp, Belgium; ESC Rennes School of Business, France; Norwegian School of Economics Bergen, Norway; Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary; Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Special features regarding the equipmentThe exercise and exam platform DYNEXITE creates individual study and exam materials and encourages small-step interim exams and continuous learning. Online company simulation. Video recordings of many courses (flipped classroom) on via learning portals. The laboratory for experimental economic research AIXPERIMENT allows for classroom experiments. EIKON is provided free of charge, for access to current economic data. The computer, study and course room CLeVer supports quantitative orientation in teaching (e.g. software courses).
Special features regarding research activitiesResearch profile is developed at the interdisciplinary interface between economic sciences and engineering/natural sciences. This thematic orientation utilises the special opportunities provided by a technical university. The specialisations of the Master's programmes are structured on the basis of the resulting four research areas. Teaching content in all programmes also focuses on the critical discussion of current research findings, and mathematical-analytical research methods are emphasised when and where appropriate.
Research topics reflected in teachingThe curricula of the department are based, primarily in the Master's programmes, on the critical discussion of current research findings. This is done in four specialisations, based on the research areas: Corporate Development and Strategy, Sustainability and Corporations, Operations Research and Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Examples of courses: IMP³rove - Innovation Management Assessment, Sustainability and Corporations, Supply Chain Controlling, Sustainable Operations, OR practice, Experimental Economic Research.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.wiwi.rwth-aachen.de/go/id/pqd
Support for foundersThe transfer and incubator centre supports students and doctoral students in realising their start-up ideas. Around 30 to 40 start-ups are supervised this way each year. Founders are assigned a personal mentor, and start-up seminars are offered regularly as well. 2013 Award in the university competition EXIST founders' culture – The Founders' University. Broad start-up-oriented range of courses (theoretical, practical – use of case studies, exercises – and international – with stays abroad over several days), particularly on account of the Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsStudents with disabilities or chronic health problems are counselled centrally at the RWTH Aachen. RWTH implemented the representatives, and their deputies, of students with disabilities and chronic health problems on 1 January 2016. They take over from the former advocacy for students with disabilities and chronic health problems and the unit dealing with the subject of students with disabilities. Counselling comprises, for example, topics like equalisation of disadvantages, barrier-free living, application for disabilities ID cards, structural barrier-free access, disabled sports, etc.
Characteristics of diversity advancementThe department supports the activities of the central Integration Team – Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management at the RWTH. RWTH Aachen wants to create an environment for all members of the university where they can work together, research and study regardless of personal characteristics such as sex, age, origin, skin colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Implementation of diversity management promotes the necessary open university culture. An overview of the many activities and programmes can be found online.
Other special featuresThe Department of Economic Sciences at the RWTH Aachen was re-accredited in 2016 by the international and renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In line with the standards of AACSB, the inspection especially focused on the department's ability for innovation, the external visibility of its teaching and research activities as well as on the teachers' commitment in research and teaching. The department's code of conduct for teachers was also taken into account, which was prepared and signed jointly by the teachers and student representatives in 2011.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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