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  6. Fachbereich 03 Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economics, Department

Fachbereich 03 Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Abteilung 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 199
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 8.0 %

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time master's 65.5 %

International orientation

International orientation master's 10/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment master 4/10 Points
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 6.4 %
Share of professors with work experience 4.3 %


Publications per year
Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor
Research reputation < 1%

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.8
Transition to Master's studies 1.5
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.7
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    A uniform campus concept encourages interdisciplinary exchange; Internationalism (student exchange, dual-degree programmes with Paris, Warsaw, Colorado, Wisconsin); English-taught courses in the Bachelor's programme; Master in International Economics and Public Policy entirely in English; Quantitative-empirical focus (empirical applications, abundant data resources); Practical orientation (joint courses with practitioners, guest lectures by executives, Executive MBA); Promotion of core competencies; Innovative teaching concepts; Use of live voting systems.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Dual-degree programmes with the SGH Warsaw, Université Paris Ouest, Colorado State University-Pueblo and University of Wisconsin River Falls; Great variety of ERASMUS exchange universities (110 exchange places); Further university or department partnerships within or outside of Europe (e.g. China, South Korea, Australia, South Africa); Master in International Economics and Public Policy entirely in English with around 50% international students; Extensive range of English-taught courses in the Bachelor's programme.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in Dalian, China; Tongji University Shanghai, China; Université Paris Ouest, France; Colorado State University-Pueblo, USA; University of Wisconsin River Falls, USA; SGH Warsaw, Poland; Aarhus University, Denmark; Glasgow University, Great Britain; Karlstad University, Sweden; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Well equipped departmental library with numerous workstations; Campus-wide access to a wide range of economics databases (such as Business Source Premier; Wiso Economic Sciences – full text; EconLit) and economic journals; WiFi across the campus; large number of computer pools; Remote desktop option (access to university server also from off-campus).
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    "World Development Report of the World Bank 2015"; International business and direct investment; Hartz reforms, minimum wage; Wealth distributions; Financial market crisis; Impact of gender quota on supervisory boards; Impact of universal child care on children's development; Effects of earlier life circumstances on health later in life; Financial programmes of the IMF; Free-trade agreements; Role of voting-right consultants in German Corporate Governance; Stress, motivation & health; Economic and social implications of social media; Digitalisation of commerce;
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    As part of the project "PROF | Professional Advice for Students", the guidance office organises regular workshops and lectures on entrepreneurship, for example. The advisory student university group "Berater" itself is a young company that advises other entrepreneurs and prepares business plans for them.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Central service office for barrier-free studying; The department provides barrier-free rooms for courses and exams upon request; Help with exams by way of writing time extensions, deadline extensions for submitting papers, alternative exam methods in the case of long-term or chronic physical disabilities – enshrined in the exam regulations. Special regulations for dyslexia; Psychological counselling office; Representative for the Severely Disabled.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    JGU participates in the diversity audit of the Foundation for German Industry. The aim is to create a diversity-based university culture that recognises diversity as an opportunity and enrichment and that faces up the challenges related to heterogeneity. The department has its own equality representative who advises and supports women. Orientation sessions and German language courses for international students. Central family services office provides child care and financial support. Course of study for professionally qualified students without a secondary school certificate.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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