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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economic Sciences, Department

Fachbereich 03 Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaften

  • Jakob-Welder-Weg 9
  • 55128 Mainz
  • Phone: +49 6131 392-2225
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General remarks
On Bachelor level the department offers the degree program Economic Science, on Master level the study programs Business Administration and Economics.

Basic information

Total number of students 3,310
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 8.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 10/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 5/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 92.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 65.5 %

International orientation

International orientation 6/11 points
International orientation master's 10/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 3/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 4/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 2.5 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 9.7 %
Share of professors with work experience 4.3 %


International publications per scientist 0.4
Third party funds per academic 13.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department Business Education (B); Business Education (M.Sc.); Business Education (M.Ed.); Business Informatics (M.Sc.); Postgradual Program (Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management); Executive MBA; minor Economic Sciences (B.A.)
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    A uniform campus concept encourages interdisciplinary exchange; Internationalism (student exchange, dual-degree programmes with Paris, Warsaw, Colorado, Wisconsin); English-taught courses in the Bachelor and Master of Management; Master in International Economics and Public Policy entirely in English; Quantitative-empirical focus (empirical applications, abundant data resources); Practical orientation (joint courses with practitioners, guest lectures by executives, Executive MBA); Promotion of core competencies; Innovative teaching concepts; Use of live voting systems.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Dual-degree programmes with the SGH Warsaw, Université Paris Ouest, Colorado State University-Pueblo and University of Wisconsin River Falls; Great variety of ERASMUS exchange universities (110 exchange places); Further university or department partnerships within or outside of Europe (e.g. China, South Korea, Australia, South Africa); Master in International Economics and Public Policy entirely in English with around 50% international students; Extensive English-taught courses in the Bachelor and Master of Management.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in Dalian, China; Tongji University Shanghai, China; Université Paris Ouest, France; Colorado State University-Pueblo, USA; University of Wisconsin River Falls, USA; SGH Warsaw, Poland; Aarhus University, Denmark; Glasgow University, Great Britain; Karlstad University, Sweden; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Well equipped departmental library with numerous workstations; Campus-wide access to a wide range of economics databases (such as Business Source Premier; Wiso Economic Sciences – full text; EconLit) and economic journals; WiFi across the campus; large number of computer pools; Remote desktop option (access to university server also from off-campus).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Multidisciplinary key research areas: interdisciplinary public policy and media convergence; Graduate school dynamics of workload and stress; International research collaborations with universities and businesses; Utilisation of research results in teaching optimisation; Integration of students in research projects via final theses; Research projects in cooperation with schools; Various interdisciplinary projects between/among economics, business administration, medicine, psychology and business education; Interdisciplinary BMBF project (business informatics/economics) on e-learning
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    As part of the project "PROF | Professional Advice for Students", the guidance office organises regular workshops and lectures on entrepreneurship, for example. The advisory student university group "Berater" itself is a young company that advises other entrepreneurs and prepares business plans for them.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Central service office for barrier-free studying; The department provides barrier-free rooms for courses and exams upon request; Help with exams by way of writing time extensions, deadline extensions for submitting papers, alternative exam methods in the case of long-term or chronic physical disabilities – enshrined in the exam regulations. Special regulations for dyslexia; Psychological counselling office; Representative for the Severely Disabled.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    JGU participates in the diversity audit of the Foundation for German Industry. The aim is to create a diversity-based university culture that recognises diversity as an opportunity and enrichment and that faces up the challenges related to heterogeneity. The department has its own equality representative who advises and supports women. Orientation sessions and German language courses for international students. Central family services office provides child care and financial support. Course of study for professionally qualified students without a secondary school certificate.
  • Other special features
    "PROF | Professional Advice for Students" is part of a university-wide project and is headed by the guidance office. The project includes the areas career guidance, assistance for beginning students, support in the final study phase, support for professionally qualified students, tutor training and networking with other counselling services. The department has a variety of practice-oriented university groups in the areas of corporate consulting, marketing, stock markets and plural economics.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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