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Economics, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften at the Uni Duisburg-Essen/Essen

IBES - Institut für Betriebswirtschaft und Volkswirtschaft

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Basic information

Total number of students 740 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 % *

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 52.4 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 62.7 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 9.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 8.7 %
Share of professors with work experience 0.0 %


Publications per professor Points per professor within the range 0,6 to 1,0
Third party funds per academic 31.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8
Research reputation 2.4 %

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Economics have a clear focus on empirical-quantitative aspects as well as empirical economic research with practical relevance. The Bachelor's programme is characterised by a well-structured education in the key competences of the subject and a broad range of options for specialisation studies and is closely integrated with the Business Administration programme. The Master's programmes are characterised by a clear focus on research.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department encourages stays abroad on the basis of a transparent system for recognising credits. A semester abroad is possible via a mobility window without a delay in studying. In addition, two bilingual programmes are available: Business Administration – Energy and Finance and Health Economics.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Norwegian School of Economics and Business, Bergen, Norwegen; Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Frankreich; Griffith University, Australien; University of Tampere, School of Business Administration, Finnland; University of Macedonia Economic and Social Sciences, Griechenland; Università di Torino, Italien; University of Skövde, Schweden; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spanien.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    E-campus (WiFi throughout the campus); virtual PC and software pool with 400 spaces; extensive PC work rooms as well as PC teaching and exam room with 200 seats; faculty's own IT service centre; free and affordable software for students; trading room with appropriate software; Essen Laboratory for Experimental Economic Research; good library equipment with long opening hours.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Economic research in Essen is predominantly focused on empirical research. The department cooperates closely with the RWI research institute in Essen via the Centre for Health Economic Research (CINCH). The Essen Laboratory for Experimental Economic Research is a separate experimental laboratory for researching economic interaction and communication.
  • Support for founders
    The University of Duisburg-Essen has combined the numerous measures in the IDE competence centre for innovation and start-ups. In addition, the chair for e-business and e-entrepreneurship pursues a combination of training and start-up promotion in e-business. Thus it is the aim to help to intensify the use of digital business processes through the courses offered, while also focusing on intensifying start-up promotion in the net economy.
  • Other special features
    Own course offer Business English; Alumni WiWi Essen e.V.: active alumni association; act e.V.: student management consultancy.
  • 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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