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Economic Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften at the Uni Bochum

  • Universitätsstraße 150
  • 44780 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 32-22885
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Basic information

Total number of students 3,940 *
Number of master degree students 550
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 20.0 %

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 74.3 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 51.9 %

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 28.1 %


Publications per professor in Business Administration Points per professor within the range 1,2 to 2,3
Publications per professor in Economics Points per professor within the range 0,1 to 0,5
Third party funds per academic 5.5 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.5
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.7
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 1.8

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Overall study situation 1.7

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Extensive teaching programme with many options and specialisations; first-class method formation with promotion of analyst skills; extensive tutorial offers; close cooperation with non-university partners enables good insights into the practice of economic science activities; English-language summer school with international lecturers; offer of simulation games.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Very large ERASMUS programme with more than 20 partners in many European countries; Double programme with the University of East Anglia in Great Britain; overseas exchange programmes with Tongji University (Shanghai, China), Peking University HSBC Business School (Shenzhen, China) and the University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia); foreign lecturers come to Bochum as part of the Bochum International Spring & Summer School.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Tongji University, China; Poznan University, Polen; Università degli Studi di Padova, Italien; Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italien; Universidad de La Laguna, Spanien; National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Peking University HSBC Business School, China; Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE), Portugal; Universidad de les Illes Balears, Spanien; University of Macedonia Thessaloniki, Griechenland.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    All lecture halls are equipped with multimedia equipment; computer workstations with extensive software are available; the course management system allows easy access to course information; email accounts for all students; extensive business and company databases; partial video recordings of events, use of learning platforms such as Moodle and Blackboard.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The Faculty is expanding its research activities in entrepreneurship, innovation and transformation and has therefore set up a centre for these subjects (CEIT). There are also numerous research activities in the field of sustainability research.
  • Support for founders
    Series of events "Fit for founding"; Foundation of "Centre for Entrepreneurship; Innovation and Transformation" with entrepreneurship education and research; promotion of regional start-ups; corresponding courses: Business start-up business game, General Management business game, Foundations of business start-ups, Merger & Acquisition with case study seminar, Development of business models in the financial industry, Business plan creation basics; Networking with actors in regional start-up activities; Start-up advice: Development of a student start-up consultancy.
  • Other special features
    Since its inception (1965) the Faculty has pursued an integrated, economic-scientific approach in research and teaching – the Bochum model. This approach is reflected particularly in the Bachelor and Master programme “Management & Economics”.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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