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  6. Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economic Sciences, Department

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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General remarks
On Bachelor level the department offers the degree program Economic Sciences, on Master level the study programs Business Administration and Economics. This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 4,600
Number of master degree students 1,155
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 4/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 13/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 8/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 98.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 80.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/11 points
International orientation, master's 7/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 11.6 %


International publications per scientist 0.5
Third party funds per academic 34.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.4

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.7
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.4
Exams 3.0
Research orientation 2.8
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 3.2
Library 2.0 *
IT-infrastructure 2.0 *
Overall study situation 2.4

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 2.5
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department Labor Market and Human Resources (M.Sc.), Economics (M.Sc.), Finance, Auditing, Controlling, Taxation (M.Sc.), Health Management and Health economics (M.Sc.), International Business Studies (M.Sc.), Management (M.Sc.), Marketing (M.Sc.), Social Economics (M.Sc.); Business Education (M.Sc.); Business Administration MBA (further education); Marketing Management MMM (further education); Health Business Administration MHBA (further education); Health and Medical Management MHMM (further education)
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Integration of research and teaching in all Bachelor and Master degree programmes, thereby gaining a broad and well-founded basic education with individual profile development in later semesters. High level of practical and job market orientation through close cooperation with companies and strong regional networking, strong international orientation, inter-disciplinarity and wide range of options, extensive QM in study courses and teaching (joint further development between lecturers and students), competence development through key qualifications (in modules or areas)
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Key areas of internationalisation are English-taught courses of study and stays at renowned partner universities in Europe, Asia as well as North and South America. The number and excellence of international students and teachers are growing continuously. Professors and staff complete programmes for the development of international competencies (teachers' mobility, Admins Go Global, etc.). Internationalisation is enshrined in the department's strategy and supported by the Vice-Dean for international affairs and a separate International Office.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Babson College in Boston, USA; Tongji University Shanghai, China; Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India; Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia; Lunds Universitet, Sweden; Kwansai Gakuin University, Japan; IAE Aix-en-Provence, France; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; Universidad de Chile in Santiago de Chile, Chile; Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Computer rooms with the latest computers, learning software and projectors; language centre with two multimedia labs; latest media technology in the lecture theatres, as well as for recording and for transmitting to other lecture theatres; Platform with excellent Bachelor's degree lectures; seminar rooms with projectors; Electronic exam registration; Studon learning platform, videoconferencing equipment.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The Department of Economics at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of the strongest research departments in Germany. In a comparison of academic publications, the number of doctorates and the volume of acquired third-party funds, it is ranked in the leading group in Germany; numerous research contributions are published in leading journals that are renowned both nationally and internationally; a particular speciality is the inter-disciplinary integration of research methods from Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences and Law.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Students, staff and professors at the FAU who wish to start up a business will be advised extensively by the founders' office at the wtt contact point. The contact point also helps with matters related to start-up funding and offers support with applications for university-specific funding programmes for founders. Courses of the department help to prepare students specifically for a future career as entrepreneurs. The ZOLLHOF as a digital business incubator represents the central hub for digital founders from science and business since the end of 2016.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Health problems may often pose particular difficulties for students. To prevent disadvantages, the department provides extensive support measures in close cooperation with central services: Expansion and construction of barrier-free facilities, assistance with seminars and lectures, disadvantage compensation during examinations, assistance for blind and visually impaired students.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Under the equality concept, the university is committed to ensuring diversity and gender mainstreaming. The "Office of Gender and Diversity Management" drives equality-oriented strategic planning and organisational development. Gender equality at the department is pursued on the basis of agreed targets and is aimed at increasing the share of women in scientific positions. There are numerous services to this end: Funding, such as conference support or the department's Women's Award as well as non-monetary support.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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