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  6. Fachbereich Ingenieur- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Fachbereich Ingenieur- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,290
Number of master degree students 143
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 12.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 4/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 11/14 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 63.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 60.4 %

International orientation

International orientation 4/11 points
International orientation master's 2/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 7/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 6/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 96.5 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 98.5 %
Share of professors with work experience 52.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.0 *
Exams 2.9
Job market preparation 2.5
Support during practical semester 2.9
Support for stays abroad 2.6
Rooms 1.7
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Academic training with relation to practice; broad scope of Economics aims to qualify students for work in medium-sized companies; Key areas in the IME programme: Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Media Technology; Key areas in the IM+ programme: Entrepreneurship and Tourism; Intensive use of new teaching and learning platforms, portfolio examinations, small groups, inter-disciplinary modules, work placements and semesters abroad; Interdisciplinary content; Broad orientation towards expertise, methodological competence, personal and social competence.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Separate professorship in International Management, appropriate for the courses International Management – with Entrepreneurship / with Tourism as well as International Management with Engineering with compulsory practical phases abroad and exam components in English (international project assignment).
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Abertay, Great Britain; Napier University Edingburgh, Great Britain; University of Ulster, Great Britain; Zheijang University of Science and Technology, China; Insituto Politécnico de Setubal, Portugal; Umea Universitet, Sweden; Universidad de Cadiz, Spain; Budapest University, Hungary
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Teaching and learning take place in pleasant new or very well renovated buildings. The equipment in all seminar rooms and lecture theatres permits the use of various media (projectors, screens, whiteboards). The laboratories include state-of-the-art technology. Several PC pool rooms are available to students. The university buildings are equipped with WiFi. Numerous study areas are available. The library offers access to extensive literature, such as through an online library network (Digi Bib).
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The profile of the university is characterised by strong practical relevance as well as close collaboration with industry and other partners. Since small and medium-sized companies are often not able to operate adequate research and development facilities, the university makes a vital contribution to the development of the region by acting as a "research laboratory" for these companies. In addition, the research serves the purpose of continuously updating the curriculum and provides interesting fields of work for the students as within the framework of projects and theses.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    In the Entrepreneurship professorship, the Faculty has an institutionally anchored contact point that ensures the curricular integration of entrepreneurship-oriented modules and extracurricular awareness for supporting start-ups and innovation projects. There are courses on entrepreneurship, brainstorming workshops are offered regularly where students develop their own business ideas, and there is the Co-Working Space entrepreneurs’ lab, which students can utilise for entrepreneurial and innovation projects.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Disabled and chronically ill students can seek advice from a member of the Student Affairs Centre of the university administration. The scope of advice includes, for example, the structural and technical conditions, leaves of absence, examination conditions and examination conditions and disadvantage compensation. For students with chronic illness or a disability, the examination committee defines the examinations conditions of the student upon request taking into account the regulations regarding disadvantage compensation and the merits of the individual case.
  • Other special features
    Many students (20% of attendance, 50% of the total) receive scholarships, many of them in the "cooperative model" (grant combined with experience in the company during the non-lecture period); Individual guidance for students from the Career Centre and assistant professors; Coordinated course and exam timetables for all courses of study.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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