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  6. Fachbereich 02: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economics, Department

Fachbereich 02: Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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General remarks
On Bachelor level the department offers the degree program Economic Sciences. In addition to the here shown offers on Master level in Economics there is another Master degree program in Business Administration. This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Number of master degree students 276
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, master's 54.1 %

International orientation

International orientation, master's 7/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, master's 2/10 points
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per year
Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor
Research reputation 39.8 %

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.4
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad 2.8
Rooms 1.3
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.1
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    A special feature of both the "Frankfurt Bachelor's degree in Economics" is the close integration of Business Administration and Economics. The Economics Bachelor's course prepares students for various fields of activity in the national and international environment. Both offer well-grounded, high-quality and academic initial training and form an important foundation for a successful career entry or continuing studies in one of the Frankfurt Master's degree courses.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Internationality in research and teaching is a key criterion of quality for the department. This promotes a lively international exchange of scientists and students through an international network of over 100 partner universities. Language skills can be acquired thanks to a wide range of business language courses in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Université Paris Dauphine, France; University of Southampton, England; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; Singapore Management University, Singapore; Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina; University of Sydney, Australia; Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, China; Wharton School, USA; New School of Research, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department provides for its researchers a large number of databases and access options, such as: Frankfurt Laboratory for Experimental Economic Research (FLEX); Research Data Centre of the Federal and State Statistical Offices / House of Finance; SAFE Data Room / House of Finance; HRZ PC Lab.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Selected topics of seminars: Gender Economics; Risk Management in Insurance Companies; Does Finance Benefit Society; Assessment of Certificates; Implicit knowledge and informal learning; Management by Morals; New Perspectives on CSR as a Strategic Management Tool; Global financial markets under the influence of low interest rates and quantitative easing; Central bank transparency; Household finance; The future of economic growth; Current topics on macroeconomics and economic policy; Regulating financial intermediaries.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    The Unibator of the Goethe University supports students, staff and alumni in the conversion of scientific findings and resulting business ideas into marketable products and services. It provides a start-up programme for founders with the aim of developing a sound business model. The Unibator, together with the research-intensive department of Economic Sciences, has set up a focus on FinTech. Moreover, there are also student initiatives that deal with the promotion of start-ups, such as the Founders' Club Frankfurt and Enactus.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Beyond the university-wide support measures, the department designs study conditions that take account of special circumstances students may find themselves, such as through equalisation of disadvantages measures (exam time extensions / alternative methods of examination). This way, the nature and severity of disabilities or chronic illness and stress due to pregnancy or child-raising or caring for dependent close relatives are taken into consideration in courses and exams.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    "Equality and diversity" is firmly established at the top level with the equal opportunities office. All organisational units cooperate in close coordination on gender, family and diversity-appropriate structures and processes at the entire university. At the level of the department and its equality council, a variety of measures and initiatives can be identified that focus on equality among sexes, family and other diversity aspects.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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