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Business Administration, Department

Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Potsdam

  • August-Bebel-Straße 89
  • 14482 Potsdam
  • Phone: +49 331 977-3324
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,070 *
Number of master degree students 300
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 20.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 70.9 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 66.3 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 3.1 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 8.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 75.0 %


Publications per professor Points per professor within the range 1,2 to 2,3
Third party funds per academic 22.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.3
Research reputation < 1%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 3.0
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.9
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation 1.7
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation 1.6

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Orientation of teaching towards potential future areas and desired fields of work of students such as public management (see Trendence Study MCKinsey 2018) as well as close integration between Business Administration and Business Informatics offers (especially digital transformation, see also Weizenbaum Institute, Hasso Plattner Institute), linking theory and practice through guest lectures , workshops with company representatives, e.g. cooperation with international and medium-sized tax consultancy companies, cooperation with relevant Dax30 groups in the field of IT and Negotiation Management.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Research cooperation e.g. with Stanford University, San José State University in the area of Negotiation Management and support systems, negotiation competitions with American students (Cultural Day in cooperation with Western Michigan University), cooperation with University of Michigan, Drexel University, Northwestern University, University of Central Florida in the area International HR, Leadership symposium at the University of Potsdam with international researchers. 26th place in "(THE) - World University Ranking 2020", 4th place in THE ranking of young universities.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    UIBE Peking, China; UTS Sydney, Australien; Clarkson University, New York; Universität Opole, Polen; L-Università ta' Malta, Malta; Universiteit Gent, Belgien; Universidad de Granada, Spanien; Université de Montpellier, Frankreich; Università degli studi Internazionale di Roma, Italien; Universitetet i Bergen, Norwegen.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    MATLAB licenses; Statistics software like: SPSS licenses, Stata licenses, R licenses; Citavi licenses; Access to additional software at IT workstations at the university: MS-Office 2016, LibreOffice, Scribus, LaTeX-Tools, Adobe Acrobat Prof., GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Dreamweaver; online platforms and tools for negotiation exercises; Electronic exam and test systems; survey software such as Quicktap Survey; business simulation software licenses (for example StratX); provision of ipads for borrowing.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research initiative "Potsdam Centre for Quantitative Research" (PCQR), competence and advisory centre for young and advanced scientists (Potsdam Graduate School (POGS)), guest visits to cooperation universities, high theory-practice exchange & transfer, cooperation studies with regional & international companies (e.g. Consumer Behaviour, Leadership, Change Management) Lecture series and panel discussions, numerous interdisciplinary collaborative projects (DFG, BMBF) with Faculty of Computer Science & Humanities, e.g. Artificial Intelligence & Negotiations
  • Support for founders
    Mentoring by professors, courses on business start-ups and business plan competitions integrated in the curriculum, close cooperation with "Potsdam Transfer": Start-up service, start-up grants, provision of co-working spaces, "Potsdam International Transfer Collaboration Hub" (PITCH), "Potsdam Entrepreneurship Experience Lab" (PEELx), cooperation with the HPI School for Design Thinking, leading position of the University of Potsdam in relevant start-up rankings
  • Other special features
    Promotion of team and soft skills of the students through group projects, close supervision and feedback as well as regular event evaluation and, if necessary, adaptation of the courses to the interests and demands of the students, opportunities for participation (in teaching, practical and research projects etc.) inside and outside the curriculum , for example Negotiation Academy Potsdam, "Digital together"; innovation behaviour of users in the digital health area, participation in studies and experiments, coaching offers in data generation and evaluation
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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