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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

  • Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
  • 37073 Göttingen
  • Phone: +49 551 39-7280
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 2,610
Number of master degree students 560
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 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 11/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 4/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 84.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 100.0 %

International orientation

International orientation 4/11 points
International orientation master's 6/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 4/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 4/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 9.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 23.8 %
Share of professors with work experience 31.0 %


National publications per professor 2.4
International publications per scientist 0.3
Third party funds per academic 42.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.3
Research reputation 1.2 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.7
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.4
Overall study situation 1.4

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 2.0
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Research orientation 1.7
Job market preparation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.4
Overall study situation 1.5

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Bachelor's: Three profile-forming areas of specialisation after the orientation phase: Finance/Accountancy/Taxation, Marketing/Distribution Management, Company Management; Master's: Extension and consolidation of the specialisations of the Bachelor's course in the corresponding Master's degree courses: Finance/Accountancy/Taxation, Marketing/Distribution Management, Company Management; possibility of specialisation through extensive range of electives; extensive tutorial programme; International orientation (some courses in English, international visiting professors); flexible study planning.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Research-based teaching, focused on the issues of the globalised economy; Comprehensive support for semesters abroad thanks to qualified international coordinators and scholarship programmes for select partner universities; Guaranteed and transparent recognition of international credits; Partner universities in (almost) all regions of the world, with focus on Latin America and Asia; International dual-degree programmes with renowned partner universities; International visiting assistant professors; Integration of foreign languages into the programmes.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of California, Berkeley, USA; Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; Nanjing University, Nanjing, China; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Universiteit Gent, Belgium; Seoul National University, South Korea; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands; Kyoto University, Japan; Aarhus Universitet, Denmark; University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Exceptional (specialist) library in faculty building, award-winning Lower Saxony State and University Library (SUB) is one of the five largest academic libraries in Germany; campus-wide WiFi; digital study management system STUD.IP; technically very well-equipped lecture theatres and seminar rooms; Equipment for recording of courses; digital student portal eCampus; very good inter-disciplinary CIP pools (number and equipment); multimedia auditoriums (HD projectors, touchboard, recording system); mobile experimental lab; video conference lab; learning and study buildings.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research focuses: Compliance Governance (analysis and shaping of organisational structures for the management of companies, regional corporations and other social entities); Marketing and Consumer Science (investigation of complex networks); Global Change and Development; variety of inter-disciplinary research activities with other faculties as well as German and international universities; Participation in several DFG (German Research Foundation), BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and state-financed projects; Research-orientated teaching through regular specialised research discussion groups, research and project seminars.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    The Faculty of Economic Sciences has its own start-up representative, recruited from within its own ranks of professors: The start-up representative is the first point of contact for start-up ideas at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The representative refers interested individuals to the start-up advisory service of the Georg-August University in Göttingen and in close coordination with the start-up advisory service monitors the first steps towards the idea and implementation. At the central level, there are numerous workshops and a competition on start-ups.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Central services provided by the university: Separate representative for Diversity Management at the department for academic affairs: Website with information on the topic of barrier-free studying -> information about equalisation of disadvantages, financial and technical aid; Accessibility map (web and app). At the department: Active inquiries at advisory services as to whether there are health-related reasons for any delays in studies; if yes: For example, students are granted more time for writing exams; deadlines for failing modules are extended.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    university: Signatory to the "Diversity Charter"; Diversity Audit; Bridging the Gap project for prospective students, students and doctoral students of the first generation (relevant information and advisory services, mentoring); Continuing education options for academic staff regarding diversity in academic affairs. Department: Equal Opportunities representative participates in all staff selection processes; Various newsletters for all employees in German and English; Students with children may take a leave of absence for the semester and still earn a specific number of credits (15 for 1 semester).
  • Other special features
    In terms of content, the three consecutive Master's degree courses are based on the specialisation initiated during the Bachelor's course. The basic education provided in the orientation phase is characterised by study in small groups; this appropriately complements the lectures and enables students to learn both intensively and interactively. Business Administration is also based at the City Campus. Faculty building with course guidance and examination office, central lecture theatre and university library are located directly next to each other.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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