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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economic Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

  • Warburger Straße 100
  • 33098 Paderborn
  • Phone: +49 5251 60-2108
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General remarks
The department bachelor as well as master programs in the field of Economic Sciences. In addition to this there are two more master programs which are assigned to Business Administration and are listed seperatly there. This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 3,400
Number of master degree students 278
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 8/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 5/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 82.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's

International orientation

International orientation 7/11 points
International orientation master's 9/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 2/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 2/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 3.0 %


International publications per scientist 0.3
Third party funds per academic 10.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.6
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.8 *
IT-infrastructure 2.0 *
Overall study situation 1.8

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 1.5
Support in studies 1.3
Courses offered 1.5
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 1.9
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Research orientation 1.5
Job market preparation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 1.5
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.5

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department Business Administration (M.Sc.), International Business Studies (M.Sc.), Economic Sciences (Teaching Post M.Ed.; Business Education (Mas); Managementinformation Systems (Mas); Business Informatics (B); Business Informatics (Mas)
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Individual choice of options in Management, Tax/Accounting/Finance, Production and Information Management, International Economics, illustrated by "job descriptions", i.e. example curricula. Large number of international partnerships and generous accreditation of examination results. Combination of forms of learning and teaching in integrated planned modules (no compilation of "submodules"), leading to teaching of fundamental knowledge, exemplary in-depth study and teaching of methodological competence and soft skills in each module.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department operates an Internationalisation Office that supports incoming and outgoing students equally. For incoming students the process of acclimatisation is facilitated by way of additional courses and events in English. There are excursions and other events related to the subject, culture and regional studies. Information sessions are provided for outgoing students; selection process is completed at partner universities. The office is headed by the Internationalisation Representative who coordinates the activities with the International Office and other stakeholders.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Tampere, Finland; Tohoku University, Japan; University of Turin, Italy; Akademia Ekonomiczna Poznan, Poland; Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI), Russia; Masaryk University, Czech Republic; Bogazici University, Turkey; Western Michigan University, USA; University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom; Foreign Trade University, Vietnam
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The latest technical equipment. In addition to modern, well-equipped lecture theatres, campus-wide WiFi coverage, SAP HCC connection with five ERP clients & one BI client and hardware offerings on special terms, numerous pool rooms are available. There is also a broad range of options for gaining additional IT skills and certificates through free training. Common software products such as Microsoft Dreamspark Premium can be used free of charge. The notebook café is a point of contact for competent, quick and free IT support for students.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Specialisation areas in empirical Management Research, Risk Management, Tax/Accounting/Finance, Experimental Economic Research (Baerlab), Educational Research (Cevet), Business Informatics.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    TechUp is the department's own organisational unit that generally is also open to interested parties of other departments. TechUp draws attention on entrepreneurship and start-ups as an alternative to "conventional careers". The contents and information are communicated via lectures, competitions and "founders' days". In addition, TechUp is setting up a network of active entrepreneurship ambassadors at the departments of the University of Paderborn, which will then act as multipliers in turn. This also includes measures related to start-up success.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The Faculty is actively involved in the equality concept of the university. In addition, it funds from its own resources a support system for young female scientists. The focus is on support for travels allowing for the presentation of one's own research or participation in workshops relevant to one's own research. This also promotes the networking of young scientists at the same time.
  • Other special features
    Economic Sciences offers degree courses with unrivalled career prospects. Efficient study management provides for short study durations. The good relations between companies, research institutes and chairs of the University and the good technical and personnel resources provide excellent conditions for the study of economics. Paderborn is a campus university where everything is close together.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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