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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

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

Basic information

Total number of students 1,510
Number of master degree students 407
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 10/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 3/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 92.1 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 88.0 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 7/11 points
International orientation, master's 9/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 7.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 11.8 %
Share of professors with work experience


National publications per professor 2.3
International publications per scientist 0.2
Third party funds per academic 21.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6
Research reputation 2.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.3
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 1.7
Job market preparation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 1.5

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching is strictly based on theory and methodology, consistent transfer of skills in a career-related context, option to integrate social and foreign language skills, case studies, team project work, business simulations, specialist lectures from practitioners, close collaboration with companies, support for practical final theses, support of work placements, inclusion of students in research projects.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Specialised foreign language training, English-language courses, special tests for incoming students, regular visits from international professors for seminar presentations in which students participate (International Centre for Economics and Business Studies).
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary; Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; Mitthögskolan (Mid Sweden University), Mittuniversitetet, Sundsvall, Sweden; California State University, Fresno, USA; University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic; South-Bohemian University in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic; Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China; University College Cork, Ireland; Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands;Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Internet-based working environment to support lecture courses and evaluation (Stud.IP), experimental laboratory PAULA for investigating decision-making behaviour, extensive electronic literature databases (e.g. Business Source Premier + additional licences, JSTOR) and other databases such as Thomson One Banker, professional presentation equipment in all teaching rooms (projectors, WiFi etc.), high number of PC workstations with MS Office, Stata, R, Eviews, etc.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Academic excellence at chair level (high-impact publications and excellent rankings such as the "Handelsblatt" ranking), attendance and success at international competitions and conferences, international collaborations, third-party research funding to link theory and practice, such as the Wissensinitiative Passau (Passau knowledge initiatives), experimental laboratory PAULA, entrepreneurship laboratory, international guest academic programme at ICEBS.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Assessments of Luxembourg leaks; Agent-based models and tax evasion; Team Science and Dynamics; Blurring Boundaries; Innovation teams and the founder's influence on success; Green IS; Sharing Economy; Enterprise Social Networks; Differential Effects of Transformational Leadership Styles on Person Role Conflict; How do Consumers Perceive Free E-Services? New Insights Into Zero-Price Effects, Its Process, and Boundary Conditions; Reactions of companies to aggressive market entries; Education strategies on B2B markets; Monte Carlo methods of business valuation; BeEmobil; PREMIUM.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Founders' Café: Goal: Those interested in starting a business, investors and start-up experts meet regularly; forum for questions about one's own start-ups; Start-up promotion of the transfer centre; Events for students and young scientists (5-Euro-Business competition, Founders' Week Germany, Founders' Workshop, workshops and courses offered by the two chairs of entrepreneurship); Start-up leave: Students who want to establish their own business while studying can take a leave of absence for two semesters if supervised by the transfer centre.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Individual counselling sessions; Possibly longer exam time; Possibly oral exam.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Compliance with the university-wide standards on equality (scientific and non-scientific staff) and implementation of appropriate targets at the faculty (annual reporting).
  • Other special features
    Global alumni network, mentoring programme with alumni, close contact to companies, target faculty of many companies when recruiting, large number of student initiatives, students come from across Germany because of the faculty's reputation.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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