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Business Administration, Department

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

  • Universitätsstraße 30
  • 95440 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-6270
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 3,050
Number of master degree students 1,062
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 17.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 11/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 4/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 89.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 68.6 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/11 points
International orientation, master's

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 13.5 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 34.9 %
Share of professors with work experience


National publications per professor 3.3
International publications per scientist 0.2
Third party funds per academic 27.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7
Research reputation 2.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.0
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.6

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.8
Transition to Master's studies 1.5
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.3
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.3
Overall study situation 1.4

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department Financial and Information Management(M.Sc. (Hons))
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Generalist training in the Bachelor's degree course; high level of specialisation with many differentiated options in the Master's course; Wide range of subjects; Interdisciplinary degree courses; international; International visiting professors programme; optional semester abroad supported by numerous exchange contracts; numerous industrial contacts institutionalised through workshops, lectures, simulation games and student work in collaboration with companies; extensive teaching of methods; Integration of research and teaching; simulation games, case studies, language courses and seminars in small groups.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Double-degree programmes with the Beijing Institute of Technology and the Shanghai International Studies University. Moreover, there exists a broad network of Erasmus partnerships and global partnerships with universities on all continents.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Nottingham, UK; University of Warwick, UK; University of Dundee, UK; BI School of Business, Norway; NTNU-Trondheim, Norway; Pantene Sorbonne, France; University of Bordeaux, France; Catholic University of Lille, France; University of Rey Juan Madrid, Spain; University of Cantabria, Spain; University of Valencia, Spain; University of Murcia, Spain; University of Barcelona, Spain; University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Campus-wide WiFi with 339 access points; "PC garage" at the IT service centre = computing services for private student PCs; Software: Free Office via Microsoft Campus Agreement, use of Office 365 and DreamSpark = selected Microsoft products for free use for students of economics; campus-wide 436 PC workstations in 20 pools with 205 applications and software packages; Online courses via Video2Brain; 71 multifunction printers (copying, printing, scanning) for students (the majority of which, A3 and A4 as well as b/w and colour); Laptop rentals.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Inter-disciplinary research; inter-disciplinary research centres; Governance & Responsibility profile; Innovation and Consumer Protection profile; Betriebswirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum für Fragen der mittelständischen Wirtschaft BF/M (Business Research Centre for Issues Related to Small and Medium-Size Enterprises); graduate centre; international programme (staff exchange), adjunct faculty; cooperative doctoral programme (with the Universität Bamberg); University of Bayreuth Graduate School; subject-related national and international doctoral programmes; working papers and departmental studies; series of journals for dissertations and habilitations.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Financial market regulation; Credit risk and rating; Sharing; Social Emotions and Event Experience; Stress at work; Digitalisation in health care; Innovation partnerships; Diversity management in hospitals; Business Model Innovation; Co-working spaces and innovation eco-systems; Customer Relationship Management; Energy and critical infrastructure; IT Security and Data Protection; Industry 4.0; Social Media; M&A of companies from emerging markets; Accounting internationalisation; Spectrum auctions; CSR; Health care; Eye tracking, mouse tracking; Medical Ethics.
  • Support for founders
    Business Plan competitions, 5-Euro-Business, StartUp Challenge, International Business Plan Competition, business simulations, Economics Congress (simulation), Bayreuth shadowing, Turnaround Management, Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design, legal basics lectures in the field of intellectual property and intellectual property law, antitrust law, etc.; Events (case studies, seminars, lectures, exercises); 4 chairs that deal with start-ups and provide professional support for students.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Liaison for those with severe disabilities, individual counselling. Through the addition of the counselling office for students with disabilities and chronic health problems, the counselling and support services for students have been expanded comprehensively since 2015.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Best Practice Club and "Family in Higher Education" Charter, gender-sensitive human resource development, dual career support, coaching and mentoring programmes for young researchers, scholarships for scientists in the qualification phase, equality funding (financial support for participation in scientific conferences), further training for scientists, expansion of gender/queer studies, child care (crèches for students and staff, emergency and after-school care), holiday care, feeding and changing rooms, parent-child study rooms.
  • Other special features
    The concept of "Ökonomen Bayreuther Prägung" (Bayreuth Economic Focus) is characterised by general training at Bachelor's level and the high level of specialisation with a multitude of options in all Master's programmes. The inter-disciplinary approach and international focus of teaching and research is reflected in the inter-disciplinary modules, the lively exchange with companies, numerous exchange programmes as well as with national and international research centres and universities.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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