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Economic Sciences, Department

Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften at the Uni Gießen

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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 2,970 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 4.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 8.0 %

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 73.5 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 35.2 %

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 2.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 2.3 %
Share of professors with work experience 0.0 %


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 0,1 to 0,5
Third party funds per academic 8.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.0
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 2.5
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses with details

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 the WiWi course at JLU Giessen is the flexibility in terms of content. Students choose their major (specialisation) individually using compulsory elective modules. This allows the course to be designed according to personal strengths and preferences. In the two-semester orientation phase, at the beginning of the course, important Business Administration, Economics and Methodological fundamentals are taught. However, the evaluation of these modules is only included in the final grade upon request. It is also possible to integrate modules from other departments and from foreign universities into the course.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department maintains intensive collaborations and exchange programmes within Europe, the USA, Russia and China. Further collaborations are constantly being driven forward. In the course, the department offers the opportunity to pursue a double degree (in the Master). A stay abroad can be easily integrated into your studies. There are also "Business English" offers and numerous different language courses. In the field of research, a lively international exchange is lived out and practised through joint research projects.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    International University of Business and Economics in Peking, China; University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, USA; Kansas State University, USA; Universidad de Granada, Spanien; Karlstad University, Schweden; Universidad de Huelva, Spanien; Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spanien; Université de Montpellier, Frankreich; Universität Lodz, Polen; Istanbul Kültür Universität Istanbul, Türkei.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department has its own computer lab on campus. Subject-specific databases are available for research and research-related seminar projects and final theses. Thomsen Reuters EIKON (incl. Datastream) and S&P Capital IQ. In addition, JLU students can access discounted or free software (e.g. SPSS, Mathematica, Citavi, Corel, and much more). The lecture halls, seminar rooms and the branch library on the campus have been renovated and equipped with high-quality technology.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Two research networks are working on the subject at the department: "Behavioural and Social Finance & Accounting" and "Digitalization". In addition, a specially initiated conference is held annually in the area of "Behavioural Research in Finance, Governance, and Accounting".
  • Support for founders
    The Entrepreneurship Cluster Mittelhessen (ECM) is the start-up centre of the entire Justus Liebig University in Gießen and is directly linked to the Department of Economics. It supports students to implement their innovative ideas in the context of setting up a new company. The ECM organizçses workshops, seminars and start-up events (e.g. IdeaSlam). With the start-up advice, the ECM helps with the creation of business plans and provides information on funding opportunities.
  • Other special features
    The department of Economics is characterised by a personal atmosphere and the close contact between students and staff. As the oldest faculty of Economics in Germany, founded in 1777, the faculty now stands for a broad education in the field of teaching with the opportunity to demonstrate individual focal points and for research that is largely characterised by practical questions.
  • 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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