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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaftslehre

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 2,420
Number of master degree students 1,135
Percentage of teaching by practitioners

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 1/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 7/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 1/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 99.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 83.8 %

International orientation

International orientation 7/11 points
International orientation master's 10/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor
Contact with work environment master
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment < 1
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 3.0 %


National publications per professor 3.7
International publications per scientist 0.3
Third party funds per academic 16.5 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.3
Research reputation 77.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.1
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.3
Rooms 1.3
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.5

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.3
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.0
Transition to Master's studies 1.3
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.6
Rooms 1.3
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 1.3

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Research-based but practice-related thanks to strong industry involvement; Versatile structure: lectures, tutorials in small groups, working group competitions, case studies, simulations, presentations, practical lectures; Feedback-orientated and quality-controlled: Consistent evaluation of all courses, faculty-internal quality assurance system.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Large partner network, consisting of over 200 prestigious business schools worldwide. This way, more than 500 students can complete a degree programme abroad funded by the Department of Business Administration. As for the Business Administration BSc, the semester abroad is an integral part of the curriculum. Business Administration BSc also offers, since the 2015 winter semester, the IBEA option (international study with stays in the USA, Singapore and Brazil). MMM allows for dual-degree programmes.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Uni Bocconi in Milan, Italy; ESSEC in Cergy/Paris, France; Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; National University of Singapore, Singapore; University of South Carolina, USA; City University London, Great Britain; Warwick University, Great Britain; University of Washington, USA; Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Beijing university in Beijing, China
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    University has been renovated and equipped with state-of-the art technology for a cost of around EUR 53 million; WiFi across the entire campus; library with optimally equipped workstations (around 1800 across the whole university library, of which 200 with PCs, 30,000 electronic journals, 600 data bases); group work rooms with option for loan of smartboards; subject-area based library has been completely renovated at a cost of about 6 million euros; Business Administration PC pool with modern hard-and software and extensive services (printing, scanning, binding, data back-up).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Dynamic research environment with positive effect on teaching; wealth of different publication types with focus on international A-list publications; active promotion of junior researchers (many doctoral candidates, successful placement of professorial candidates); International research cooperation ventures.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Analysis of buffer allocations in time-dependent and stochastic flow lines, conceptualisation and design of process guidance systems, forgiveness in customer relationships of the business-to-business context, knowledge integration across firms' internal and external boundaries in new product development, methodological and technical software support of globally distributed software development for medium-sized companies, product gender labelling, profiting from open innovation, skewness and its impact on financial markets, unethical decisions and morality in organisations.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Start-up advice provided by the founders' association Entrepreneur Rhein-Neckar, on site at the university/department; Q-Summit 2017 (conference on start-ups and innovation) is held at the Mannheim University with the support of the Business Administration Department; "App Lab": Laboratory open to students for programming new apps.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Barrier-free access campus
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Active development of "bilingualism", ensuring that students and staff can communicate even if they do not speak German. MMM and MMBR can/must be completed entirely in English. Various funding opportunities for young scientists.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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