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Economic Sciences, Department

Fachbereich 03 Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften at the Uni Mainz

Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaften

  • Jakob-Welder-Weg 9
  • 55099 Mainz
  • Phone: +49 6131 392-2225
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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 3,930 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 14.1 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 21.9 %

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 90.7 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 66.3 %

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 3.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 10.6 %
Share of professors with work experience 4.2 %


Publications per professor in Business Administration Points per professor within the range 2,4 to 5,1
Publications per professor in Economics Points per professor within the range 0,6 to 1,0
Third party funds per academic 16.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.6
Job market preparation 2.8
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.2
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.0

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
    Campus concept promotes interdisciplinary exchange; internationality (student exchange, double degree programmes with Paris, Warsaw, Colorado, Wisconsin); English-language courses in Bachelor's and Master's in Management / Accounting & Finance; completely English-language Master in International Economics and Public Policy; Quantitative-empirical specialisation (empirical applications, rich data supply); practical relevance (joint courses with practitioners, guest lectures by managers); promotion of core competencies; innovative teaching concepts; use of live voting systems.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Double degree programmes with SGH Warsaw, Université Paris Nanterre, Colorado State University-Pueblo and University of Wisconsin River Falls; wide range of ERASMUS exchange universities (110 places); further university or faculty partnerships (student and lecturer exchange) within / outside Europe (e.g. China, South Korea, Australia, South Africa); English-language Master's degree in International Economics and Public Policy with approx. 50% foreign students; extensive range of English-language courses in the Bachelor and Master of Management as well as Accounting and Finance.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Tongji University Shanghai, China; Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Südkorea; Université Paris Nanterre, Frankreich; Colorado State University-Pueblo, USA; University of Wisconsin River Falls, USA; SGH Warschau, Polen; Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italien; Karlstad University, Schweden; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spanien; Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Kolumbien.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Excellently equipped departmental library with numerous workplaces and modern learning centres; campus-wide access to a wide range of economic databases (including Business Source Premier; Wiso Wirtschaftswissenschaften - Volltext; EconLit) and economic journals; campus-wide WiFi; large number of computer pools; remote desktop (access to university drive from outside); nationwide network licenses from Stata and SPSS; expert support from the Centre for Data Processing; MOGON (world's top 100 high-performance computer).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Multidisciplinary research focus "Interdisciplinary Public Policy"; various interdisciplinary projects funded by third-party funds between Economics, Business Administration, Computer Science, Medicine, Political Science, Psychology & Business Education; international research collaborations with universities and companies; utilization of research results to optimise teaching; active involvement of students in research projects on theses and diverse HiWi activities; research projects in cooperation with schools; interdisciplinary BMBF project (Business Informatics, Economics) on e-learning.
  • 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. The alumni network offers the opportunity for networking. The Start-UP Night is a regular networking event on start-up topics, in which founders discuss their experiences with start-up companies.
  • Other special features
    Professional advice for students: Support students throughout the course. Practice-related university groups for Business Consulting, Marketing, Stock Exchange and Plural Economics. Psychotherapeutic advice centre. Promotion of diversity (diversity audit) and women (equal opportunities officer). Central service point for barrier-free studying and representation for the severely disabled. Course of study for professionally qualified students without a secondary school certificate. German courses for foreign students. Central family service office: Childcare. Enacta & AISEC (International volunteering / social projects).
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