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  6. Fachbereich 7: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Commercial / Business Law, Department

Fachbereich 7: Wirtschaftswissenschaften

  • Nora-Platiel-Straße 4
  • 34109 Kassel
  • Phone: +49 561 804-3977
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Basic information

Total number of students 780
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 25.0 %

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 3/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 65.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 55.0 %

International orientation

International orientation 3/12 points
International orientation master's 4/12 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 2/10 Points
Contact with work environment master
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.1 *
Courses offered 2.2 *
Study organisation 2.1 *
Exams 2.7
Job market preparation 2.2 *
Support during practical semester less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad 2.1 *
Rooms 1.8
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 2.2

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Modern teaching and learning methods; Research-guided teaching; tutorials to accompany lectures; E-learning projects; Mobile learning; Kassel Law (web platform created by students for students); Regular excursions; International summer programme “Global Corporate Governance” in cooperation with the College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan; Support provided by the Teaching Service Centre of the University of Kassel.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department offers two English-taught Master's programmes and has a wide range of English-taught courses for the advanced stages of the Bachelor's. This encourages the vigorous exchange between German and international students as well as internationalism at home and prepares our outgoing students for their own semesters abroad. Incoming and outgoing students alike are supported and actively supervised by the internationalism team at the department. The local curricula explicitly favour the recognition of credits earned abroad.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    With the Innovative Learning Lab, the department has set up a seminar room, equipped with flexible furnishings and extensive presentation technology, enabling the use of creative, multimedia teaching/learning methods and concepts. Students have access to four, partially air-conditioned, PC pools with 115 workstations, equipped with various specialist software. Several smartboards.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Key research areas and competence centres in Environmental and Information Engineering Law, including, Competence Centre for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Research Centre for Information System Design, Constitutionally Compatible Technology Design project group, weekly discussion group on "Law & Economics".
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    The Kassel University is a founders' university subsidised by EXIST funds. Teaching and support of start-ups is seen as an interdisciplinary task and supported, both in personnel and organisational terms, by the research and teaching centre on entrepreneurial thinking and action. Six subject areas of the Faculty are active in the start-up research and teaching.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The university is a member of the Inclusive Universities in Hesse network. The service centre "Study and Disability" of the Kassel University offers subject-specific advice and support for anything to do with the topic of study and disability. All programmes of the department provide individual equalisation of disadvantages with respect to courses and exams. The “preferential access” project allows students with health issues, family care responsibilities or children priority access to courses with restricted attendance.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The Kassel University has successfully completed the "Promoting Diversity" diversity audit of the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany. It sees itself as a gender-sensitive, family-oriented, open, inclusive and cross-cultural university. It views the diversity of its members as a productive resource and aims to prevent discrimination on the basis of personal and social characteristics. The Department of Economic Sciences has implemented a decentralised equality concept in order to enshrine diversity in teaching and learning as well as in the promotion of staff.
  • Other special features
    The department has established a joint guidance and co-ordination concept for all its degree courses, to ensure that teaching runs smoothly with efficient structures for academic guidance and course coordination. All consultation hours take place under optimal conditions in the specially set up Service Centre for teaching; The Kassel Law blog offers further information on business law at the University of Kassel. It is authored by students of our programmes.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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