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Economic Sciences, Department

Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften at the Uni Bielefeld

  • Universitätsstraße 25
  • 33615 Bielefeld
  • Phone: +49 521 106-3831
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General remarks
On bachelor degree level the department offers Economic Sciences. A master degree programmen is offered in Economics.

Basic information

Total number of students 1,290 *
Number of master degree students 380
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 4.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 86.5 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 40.0 %

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 0.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 11.6 %
Share of professors with work experience 12.0 %


Publications per professor in Business Administration Points per professor within the range 0,6 to 1,1
Publications per professor in Economics Points per professor within the range 1,1 to 1,7
Third party funds per academic 15.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 3.1
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.8
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.7
Research orientation 3.3
Job market preparation 3.3
Support for stays abroad 2.6
Rooms 3.0
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.6

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 2.0
Research orientation 2.1
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation 2.0

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    In teaching, quantitative approaches are predominantly, though not exclusively, used. This results from the knowledge that complex, interdependent economic facts can often be described and communicated more precisely using mathematical methods. In the Bachelor and Master Economics, the three contents of Business Administration, Economics and Methodology are pursued almost equally. With the two English-language Master's programmes in Quantitative Economics and Data Science and the Master in Statistical Sciences, a further quantitative specialisation is set in the course.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    There are numerous international collaborations with various European universities. Credits earned at a university abroad can be recognised and easily integrated into the Bachelor or Master courses by selecting special modules. The Master's degree in Economics includes the International Management and Economics profile, which was specially designed for stays abroad. In the Master Quantitative Economics, the Master's thesis can be supervised by an examiner from a partner university abroad (International Track profile).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universidat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spanien; Universita`di Bologna, Italien; Københavns Universitet, Dänemark; Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; Universidad de Alicante, Spanien; University of Joannina, Griechenland; École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes, Frankreich; Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Frankreich; Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Türkei; Bucharest University, Rumänien.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Excellent library, media-technically excellent event rooms, very good hardware and software equipment in all areas, electronic course catalogue and examination administration, free WiFi throughout for students, in addition there are approx. 250 public computer workstations with direct internet access and many (statistics ) Software programs (R, SPSS, STATA, Maple, Python and much more).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    An analytical-quantitative approach characterises the majority of the faculty's research projects and focus areas, which have a large network of national and international research partners. Established research focuses include "Computational Economics" and "Robust Decision Making under Uncertainty" as well as social and economic policy-oriented research on "Distribution, Inequality and Heterogeneity". Research is also being carried out on the subject of "Economic effects of smart products and smart systems".
  • Support for founders
    The junior professorship for start-up management / gender in the start-up process, which has existed since WS 17/18, deals with this topic in research and teaching and offers the start-up management module, which can be attended as part of the so-called individual supplementation of Bachelor and Master students from all faculties. Here the listeners acquire basic technical and methodological skills for start-up management. You will get an overview of central requirements in the start-up process as well as possible "tools" or alternative approaches and an insight into start-up practice.
  • Other special features
    The Faculty is committed to familiarising young high performers at an early stage of life with the region and its companies through its programme Best Undergraduates to Bielefeld University BU2BU in cooperation with a series of companies in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region. As part of the program, particularly successful high school graduates and students complete an intensive supporting program. In September 2015, the endowed chair for Business Administration was occupied by family businesses. The faculty has close personal ties to the Institute for Mathematical Economic Research (IMW).
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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