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Business Administration, Department

Degree Programs at the KLU Hamburg (priv.)

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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 400 *
Number of master degree students 200
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 3.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 7.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 100.0 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 99.1 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 9.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 21.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 56.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 8.0 %


Publications per professor Points per professor within the range 2,4 to 5,1
Third party funds per academic 29.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.1
Research reputation 1.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.5
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 1.6
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 1.6
Support for stays abroad 1.5
Rooms 1.1
Library 1.5
Overall study situation 1.4

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.4
Support in studies 1.4
Courses offered 1.5
Study organisation 1.3
Transition to Master's studies 1.3
Research orientation 1.4
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Overall study situation 1.3

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Bachelor / Master programs taught entirely in English. Excellent student-teacher ratio of 12:1. Interactive lessons in small groups of up to 40 students. Blended learning. Large number of practical components with regular involvement of visiting professors with professional experience. Direct linking of research expertise and teaching. Over 40% international students. Three-month mandatory internship and one semester abroad. Consistent evaluation of all courses for quality assurance. All lecturers have extensive international experience.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The course content has a global nature. The extensive international experience of the lecturers with the multicultural student body complement each other. English is the language in lectures, events and on campus. One semester abroad is mandatory in the curricula of the Bachelor / Master programmes. The compulsory work placements in the respective curricula can be completed abroad. Specialisations are possible, for example the Bachelor's Profile "International Management".
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Tongji University, VR China; Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa, Mexiko; National University of Singapore, Singapur; Stellenbosch University, Südafrika; Ohio State University, Vereinigten Staaaten von Amerika; Universidad de los Andes, Kolumbien; University of Tennessee, Vereinigten Staaaten von Amerika; Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Österreich; Technische Universität Dänemark, Dänemark; Heriot Watt University, Schottland.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Housed in a building specially renovated in 2013 for the needs of the KLU, classrooms equipped with smartboards, projectors and laptops, transmission options on indoor and outdoor displays, large format displays, media technology for lecture recording, internal information and teaching platform Moodle + MyKLUCampus, remote access, access on over 27 specialist databases, comprehensive discovery search for full texts, complete online library catalogue, e-learning area, KLU publication database, access to more than 10,000 e-journals and 27,000 e-books.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    International research focus, membership in various international networks and professional associations, presentations of research results at international conferences, numerous publications in internationally recognized A + journals, linking of logistics, supply chain management and operations with aspects of leadership and management, research projects with well-known companies, research collaborations with other universities, integration of current research results in teaching, theses related to current research projects of the faculty.
  • Support for founders
    Start-up advice; cooperation with regional business development; Founding initiative logistics; Startup Day: Multi-day event with over 60 start-up companies from IT and logistics, integration of the startup day in several courses; different modules with different start-up topics are offered: Innovation and New Business Ventures, Sustainable New Product Development and Design Thinking, New Product Development and Pricing; professors with their own experience in founding companies incorporate their expertise into the lectures.
  • Other special features
    The students of the KLU are not organised into classic departmental student organisations. They play an active role in academic self-administration and contribute to university life according to the Anglo-American model through groups and committees. The interests of the students are represented to teaching staff and administration through year group representatives. Thanks to regular feedback sessions with all students in each year, it is ensured that student concerns are made public and taken into account. The open and constructive interaction of all areas is particularly noteworthy.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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