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Economic Sciences, Department

Fachbereich 02: Wirtschaftswissenschaften at the Uni Frankfurt a.M.

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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 5,760 *
Number of master degree students 280
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 14.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 15.0 %

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 86.0 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 74.6 %

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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


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 1,1 to 1,7
Third party funds per academic 21.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.7
Research orientation 2.6
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.3
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation 1.9

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
    A special feature of both the "Frankfurt Bachelor's degree in Economics" is the close integration of Business Administration and Economics. The Economics Bachelor's course prepares students for various fields of activity in the national and international environment. Both offer well-grounded, high-quality and academic initial training and form an important foundation for a successful career entry or continuing studies in one of the Frankfurt Master's courses.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Internationality in research and teaching is a key criterion of quality for the department. This promotes a lively international exchange of scientists and students through an international network of over 100 partner universities. Language skills can be acquired thanks to a wide range of business language courses in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Université Paris Dauphine, Frankreich; St. Petersburg State University of Economics; Fudan University Shanghai, China; Monash University, Melbourne, Australien; Vietnamese-German University; Keio University, Tokyo, Japan; Universität St. Gallen, Schweiz; Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spanien; Bi Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Finnland.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department provides for its researchers a large number of databases and access options, such as: Frankfurt Laboratory for Experimental Economic Research (FLEX); Research Data Centre of the Federal and State Statistical Offices / House of Finance; SAFE Data Room / House of Finance; HRZ PC Lab.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The department, as part of the Goethe University at the cultural and business hub Frankfurt am Main, concentrates on empirical and analytical research into entrepreneurial and macro-economic issues.
  • Support for founders
    The Goethe University unibator supports students, staff and alumni in the implementation of scientific findings and emerging business ideas for marketable products and services. It provides a start-up programme for founders with the aim of developing a sound business model. The Unibator, together with the research-intensive department of Economic Sciences, has set up a focus on FinTech. In addition, student initiatives deal with the promotion of start-ups, such as the Founders Club Frankfurt and Enactus.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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