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Economic Sciences, Department

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Nürnberg

Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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General remarks
On bachelor degree level the department offers Economic Sciences. Master degrees are offered in Business Administration and Economics.

Basic information

Total number of students 6,040 *
Number of master degree students 380
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.4 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 7.3 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 91.0 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 57.3 %

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 2.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 22.6 %


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 0,6 to 1,0
Third party funds per academic 25.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.9
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.7
Exams 3.0
Research orientation 2.9
Job market preparation 3.0
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 3.8
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Overall study situation 3.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.8
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.9
Overall study situation 2.1

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department see Business Administration and Economics
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Integration of research and teaching in all courses, thereby acquiring a broad and well-founded basic training at the beginning of the course with individual profile formation in higher semesters. High level of practical and job market orientation through close cooperation with companies and strong regional networking, strong international orientation, inter-disciplinarity and wide range of options, extensive QM in study courses and teaching (joint further development between lecturers and students), competence development through key qualifications (in modules or areas)
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The focus is on English-language courses and stays at renowned partner universities in Europe, Asia and North and Latin America. The number and excellence of international students and teachers are growing continuously. Professors and staff complete programmes for the development of international competencies (teachers' mobility, Admins Go Global, etc.). Internationalisation is enshrined in the department's strategy and supported by the Vice-Dean for international affairs and a separate International Office.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    NMMU Port Elizabeth, Südafrika; Tongji University Shanghai, China; Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Indien; Higher School of Economics in Moskau, Russland; Lunds Universitet, Schweden; Kwansai Gakuin University, Japan; IAE Aix-en-Provence, Frankreich; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spanien; Universidad de Chile in Santiago de Chile, Chile; Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentinien.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Computer rooms with the latest PCs, educational software and projectors; language centre with two multimedia laboratories; state-of-the-art media technology in the lecture halls as well as to transfer and record lectures to other lecture halls; platform with recorded Bachelor lectures; seminar rooms with projectors; electronic registration for exams; Studon learning platform, video conference systems.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The Department of Economics at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of the strongest research departments in Germany. In a comparison of scientific publications, the number of doctorates and the volume of acquired third-party funds, it is ranked in the leading group. Empirical orientation of a large part of the research projects, practised interdisciplinarity and close cooperation with strong practical partners and research institutes contribute significantly to the success.
  • Support for founders
    Students, employees or professors who want to start a company receive comprehensive advice from the start-up office at the contact point wtt. The contact point also helps with matters related to start-up funding and offers support with applications for university-specific funding programmes for founders. Courses in the department prepare students specifically for an entrepreneurial start-up career. The ZOLLHOF as a digital business incubator represents the central hub for digital founders from science and business since the end of 2016.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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