2019 / 20
Business Administration, Department
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft
- Universitätsplatz 2
- 39106 Magdeburg
- Phone: +49 391 671-8585
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Special features regarding teachingSpecialised methodological, theoretical and empirical training. Mathematics, statistics, data analysis, econometrics, decision and game theory are used to identify optimal processes, incentive-compatible rules and observational decisions of consumers, investors, businesses and politics. Business administration and economics are closely integrated as part of the "Unity of Economic Science". Enhancement of cross-cultural and social skills is part of the curricula. Bachelor/Master/PhD programmes taught entirely in English. Constant quality monitoring through online teaching evaluations.
Special features regarding the international orientationEnglish-language degree programs from Bachelor and Master to PhD in economics and business administration. International Study Programme since 1997. Share of international students in ISP around 50%. Special services: ISP Office and Buddy Programme for new ISP students. Exchange programmes for all students with partner universities around the world. Studying abroad is recommended and encouraged by the faculty of all programmes. Regular events on studying abroad and recognition of international examination results. Throughout international research activities and cooperation.
Common partner universities for exchangeXiamen University, China; University of Nizza, France; University of Grenoble 2, France; Université du Québéc, Montréal, Canada; Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia; Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia; Universytet Ekonomiczny we Wroclawiu, Poland; Universidade du Porto, Portugal; Universidad de Oviedo, Spain; Marmara Üniversitesi, Turkey
Special features regarding the equipmentExcellent teaching/research conditions, such as in experimental behavioural economics (MaXLab), consumer behaviour, financial engineering (FINTECHLAB), production planning, routing and storage optimisation. Library with online access to books and journals, as well economics and corporate databases. Department has 60 PC pool workstations that are state of the art. Modern faculty building that won architectural award and has full wireless coverage, as well as offices/classrooms/labs and faculty centre all in one building. Media rental (notebooks, projectors, etc.) at the dean's office of the department and the media centre.
Special features regarding research activitiesTheoretically sophisticated, practice-relevant research with emphasis on incentive-based corporate management and taxation, financial contracts, real options, business valuation, international management, process optimisation in production and logistics, consumer behaviour, online markets and social entrepreneurship. Research collaboration with "Research Centre for Savings Bank Development", "Magdeburg Laboratory for Experimental Economics", "Centre for Brain Sciences", Entrepreneurship Interaction Centre and the "Halle Leibnitz Institute for Economic Research".
Research topics reflected in teachingFinancial market crisis and banking regulation; Valuation of corporate mergers; Stock control in rare failure events (disasters); Compliance and control of management in global corporations; Consumer behaviour, especially co-creation, time-money-effects and compromise effects; Route planning for recycling companies; Social Entrepreneurship; Tax avoidance strategies of international companies; Intercultural management and remuneration systems.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.fww.ovgu.de/-p-55
Support for foundersThe faculty has a Chair in Entrepreneurship. It forms the institutional core of a larger start-up and transfer-oriented "Interaction Centre". Both start-up research and specific start-up assistance are provided here. Through joint professorships, start-up activities grounded in engineering sciences are supervised, "ego incubators" receive business administration support, etc. Furthermore, the department's curriculum offers a rich variety of courses on preparing business plans, entrepreneurial decisions and actions.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsEasily accessible, centrally located department building, convenient parking; Flexible optimisation of study and exam procedures, customised individually ("equalisation of disadvantages"), such as extensions on projects and exams, technical aids, etc.; Curricula that can be adapted in line with individual's respective disability; OVGU has a representative for students with health problems and/or disabilities. All departments have their contact persons, as does, of course, the Department of Economic Sciences.
Characteristics of diversity advancementThe department, like OVGU overall, represents an open university culture characterised by transparency. It views competent handling of diversity and cultural diversity as an enrichment of university life and shared potential in general. Neither individual nor structural discrimination and disadvantages are tolerated, but instead addressed openly, visibly and thus rendered modifiable. In this context, the university is committed to equal opportunities for all university members in terms of education and living conditions.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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