2019 / 20
2019 / 20
Fakultät Agrarwirtschaft, Volkswirtschaft und Management
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Special features regarding teachingThe Economics programme is characterised by its strong practical orientation (practical semester and practical projects) as well as individual support for students. The electives (empirical analysis, the global economy, financial markets, industrial and behavioural economics, game theory, business administration specialisations) stand apart from mainstream Economics. Sustainability issues, research-based learning and courses to enhance overarching skills of students are integrated into the programme.
Special features regarding the international orientationIt is possible to obtain a degree in International Economics. To do so, students must complete at least 50% of their credits in a language other than German. In addition, they must complete a semester abroad at one of our over 30 partner universities around the world. The programme offers for the international degree an "English track" of various modules, in addition to the courses taught in German. In the course of the programme, students can choose freely whether to go in for the traditional German degree or the international degree.
Common partner universities for exchangeSan Luis Obispo, USA; California State University Monterey Bay, USA; University of South Wales, UK; Yeditepe University, Turkey; Kyonggi University, Korea; RMIT, Australia; London Metropolitan University, UK; University of Mississippi (OleMiss), USA; Lisboa School of Economics & Management, Portugal
Special features regarding the equipmentCurrently, the university provides Bloomberg access for students who study economic sciences. The university has a methods laboratory (MLab); students have access to its (IT) technical equipment. This ranges from software packages and communication tools to technical equipment.
Research topics reflected in teachingEarly detection of financial crisis, financial market regulation, telecommunication regulation, interaction of environmental policy instruments in the EU and in Germany, coalition building, logrolling, intransitive collective decisions in parliaments, all-party coalitions in the European Parliament, determinants of wealth distribution in Germany, measurement of income inequality, effects of Germany's integration into world trade, gravity models as tools for estimating trade patterns and impacts of trade agreements, approaches to measuring sustainable development.
Support for foundersCONTACT-AS e.V., the central contact point of the HfWU for all entrepreneurship topics provides free support and will work with you on such areas as testing marketing opportunities and implementation of your idea, registration of a company or self-employed activity, start-up and entrepreneurial consulting, funding advice, advice on financing options for your start-up, arrangement of contacts to other regional contact points for your start-up, cultivation and expansion of a start-up network, Geislinger Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsThanks to its current design, the department provides barrier-free access for students. The following support services are available: Extension of the time needed for written examinations; Individual health check with the option of withdrawing from the exam subsequently; Individual support provided by the representative for students with disabilities.
Characteristics of diversity advancementThe HfWU holds the Total E-Quality certificate. Equal opportunities measures; Sensitisation of university members to the issue of equal opportunities (e.g. awarding an equal opportunities prize, events organised as part of the Women in Business Days or the general course of study); Guideline on promoting trust and cooperation, equal opportunities as well as a positive working and study environment and protection from sexual harassment, discrimination and mobbing.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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