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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 2,470
Number of master degree students 350
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 9/14 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 73.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 82.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/11 points
International orientation, master's 6/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


National publications per professor 4.2
International publications per scientist 0.4
Third party funds per academic 60.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1
Research reputation 1.2 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.3
Exams 2.7
Research orientation 2.6
Job market preparation 2.7
Support for stays abroad 2.7
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.3

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.5
Transition to Master's studies 2.1
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.8
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.1

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Bachelor's and Master's in Business Administration are characterised by extensive electives and a structured design with a uniform module size of 6 credits. Thanks to the close integration with projects at companies, students are prepared appropriately for professional life. Empirical and econometric methods are taught in an application-based manner.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department encourages stays abroad on the basis of a transparent system for recognising credits. In addition, two bilingual programmes are available: Business Administration – Energy and Finance and Health Economics.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Högskolan i Skövde, Sweden; Panepistimio Macedonias, Greece; Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto, Finland; Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, France; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    E-campus (WiFi throughout the whole campus); virtual PC and software pool with 400 workstations; extensive PC workrooms and PC teaching and examination rooms with 200 workstations; faculty has its own IT service centre; free and cost-effective software for students; freedom to use the software you need; Essener Labor für Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung (Essen Laboratory for Experimental Economic Research); good library with long opening hours.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Business Administration at the Department of Economic Sciences sees itself as an application-oriented research discipline, which is reflected in its empirical and quantitative approach. Key research areas with particularly strong external funding are Energy Economics through the newly established House of Energy Markets and Finance as well as Health Care Management/Health Economics.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Examples: Integrated reporting, sustainability reporting, evaluation of intangible assets, theory of the firm, corporate social responsibility, economic analysis of tax law, ontology-based case-based reasoning, design of energy policy instruments, modelling of electricity markets, stochastic modelling of intra-day and day-ahead electricity markets , risk premia in electricity forward markets, carbon risk and capital markets, health care of refugees, pay system in psychiatric care, cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • 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.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The University of Duisburg-Essen has set up a counselling centre for the inclusion of people with disabilities and chronic illness. A separate inclusivity and disabilities portal is available for information, counselling and support.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The University of Duisburg-Essen established the first vice-rector for diversity management in Germany back in October 2008. Diversity management is anchored in the guidelines of the UDE and an integral part of the university's development planning. Through such programmes as ProSALAMANDER and ProDiversity, as well as projects on equality in education, the department is actively involved in promoting diversity.
  • Other special features
    CONPRACT – connect to practice: job fair and company contact exchanges; Erp4students: additional courses on SAP software; own course offering for Business English; Alumni WiWi Essen e.V.: active alumni reunions; act e.V.: Student corporate consulting.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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