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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

  • Kármánstraße 17-19
  • 52056 Aachen
  • Phone: +49 241 809-6000
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 1,970
Number of master degree students 857
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 8.0 %

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 12/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 8/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 88.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 65.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/11 points
International orientation, master's 5/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


National publications per professor 3.5
International publications per scientist 0.8
Third party funds per academic 79.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.5
Research reputation 9.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.0
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 1.9
Transition to Master's studies 1.5
Research orientation 1.7
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.6

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Subjects 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 courses
    example 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 orientation
    Encouragement 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 exchange
    Tsinghua 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 equipment
    The 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 activities
    Research 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 teaching
    The 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 activities
  • Support for founders
    The 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 persons
    Students 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 advancement
    The 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 features
    The 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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