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Economics, Department

Fachbereich I: Wirtschaftswissenschaften at the HWR Berlin

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Basic information

Total number of students 350 *
Number of master degree students 150
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 45.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 30.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 69.8 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 96.9 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 38.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 32.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 90.0 %


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Doctorates per professor not calculated for UAS
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Overall study situation

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.5
Study organisation 1.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.5
Research orientation 1.6
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Overall study situation 1.6

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching in small groups, group work in many modules, modern skill-oriented and activating teaching concept, very international student body, high practical relevance, inter-disciplinarity, interculturalism, extensive range of courses in English.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Over 40% of students spend a semester abroad at one of the 150 international partner universities; the stay abroad is funded in many cases by scholarships; over 10% international guest students; numerous internships abroad.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Pittsburgh, USA; HEC Montréal, Kanada; Nanyang Technological University, Singapur; Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasilien; University of Edinburgh, Schottland; Universiteit Gent, Belgie; Kozminski University, Warschau, Polen; Universidade Novin Lissabon, Portugal; University of Economics and Business in Athen, Griechenland.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern teaching and group rooms, modern library, online databases, e-books, e-learning, WiFi in all seminar rooms and in the library;
  • Support for founders
    At the Start-up Incubator Berlin of HWR, students can take their first steps from theory to implementation. It promotes ideas, concepts and prototypes. The co-working space allows for exchange with other founders and thus supports inspiration, creativity and the development of business models. The “Start-up Now2” programme offers workshops, coaching, team matching, peer learning and mentors. It is aimed at everyone at the beginning of their start-up project or who have already progressed to the active start-up phase.
  • 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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