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  6. Fakultät Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Fakultät Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 1,990
Number of master degree students 643
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 18.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 11/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 5/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 96.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 95.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 9/11 points
International orientation, master's 10/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 9/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 87.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 87.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 42.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.7 *
Exams 2.6
Job market preparation 2.1
Support during practical semester 2.0
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 2.2
Transition to Master's studies 1.5
Job market preparation 1.8
Support during practical semester 1.9
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.6

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    There is a large offering of specialisation options and compulsory electives. There are now 21 specialisations in the Bachelor's programmes. Students can also alternatively opt for one of four majors. In teaching, great importance is placed on the practical application of Business Administration theories. Active learning methods are used in order to equip students to independently take decisions and solve problems in their later professional life. This includes role plays, IT-based simulation games, operational case studies as well as projects with companies.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The international focus of the Economic and Social Sciences faculty and of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences allows all students to gain international experience. To this end, the faculty offers various international Bachelor and Master programmes with integrated semesters abroad (compulsory and voluntary) as well as lectures in English. In addition, there are numerous language courses in Spanish, French, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish and German as a foreign language. Practical phases abroad are generally available.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Edinburgh Napier University, Great Britain; University of Derby, Great Britain; Ecole de Management Normandie, France; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa; University of Southern Indiana, USA; Tec de Monterrey, Mexico; Kyung Hee University, South Korea; Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; Hefei University of Technology, China; Shanghai University of International Business and Economy, China
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    There are various IT rooms with the latest technology; all buildings are equipped with WiFi; there are two language laboratories for self-study; The rooms are equipped with overhead projectors and transmission/internet technology; the library has many online databases, which can also be used in the learning environments and from home via VPN Client and university log-in. In addition, there are special laboratories, such as the logistics and simulation labs.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    High level of third-party funding; research support from the faculty, e.g. research sabbaticals, targeted releases for applications for third-party funding and for successful publications; continual use of start-up funds for research from university pool; externally financed research professorships; externally financed doctoral college; participation in the University's doctoral college; externally financed research focus areas; internally financed internal research focus areas; company cooperation partnerships for the creation of final theses. 25 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    The following research topics are incorporated into the teaching, for example: Process optimisation and sustainability; Career and talent management; Optimisation of quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of patient care and management of healthcare facilities; Industry 4.0; Applied quantitative methods, particularly in the field of psychological and medical diagnostics; Control, service delivery, financing and quality assurance of intersectoral health care; Professional scientific developments in the fields of taxation and financial management.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    The founders' service is the central contact point for all members of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. This includes: Business coaching, assistance with licenses and permits, drawing up a business plan, funding advice, support with financing, development of a business model, support for the organisation of events.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The following is available to students and prospective students with health problems: Specific counselling (such as on equalisation of disadvantages measures, starting and planning one's studies, on course issues, etc.) Study and Family passport; A manual ("Students and prospective students with disabilities and/or chronic health problems at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences"); Building plans (barrier-free access to the university building); Links to foundations, scholarships, etc., for the visually impaired, people with chronic diseases.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Diversity at the university is encouraged by measures such as: Workshops on diversity-oriented teaching ("LehreDivers"); Certified as family-friendly university; Flexible working hours; University's own childcare facilities; Faculty's equality plan; Free language courses for university staff (Spanish, English, Chinese, etc.).
  • Other special features
    Central campus; Cooperation with university, city and regional district of Osnabrück; Learning environments; Well-equipped event facilities; Close contact between teachers and students due to small groups. Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and Osnabrück University cooperate closely as part of the "Health Campus" initiative. Thanks to the Caprivi Lounge, the university has a unique building that serves as a central meeting place for all university members.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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