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

Fachbereich 02: 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 6,100
Number of master degree students 974
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 4/8 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 90.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 62.0 %

International orientation

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

Job market- and career-orientation

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


International publications per scientist 0.9
Third party funds per academic 46.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.7
Research orientation 2.6
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.2
Library 1.6 *
IT-infrastructure 1.8 *
Overall study situation 1.8

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.0
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.2
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.6

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department Business Administration (M.Sc.), International Management (M.Sc.), Part-Time Master in Finance (M.A.), Money and Finance (M.Sc.), GSEFM Degree Programs in Quantitative Economics, Quantitative Finance, Quantitative Management, Quantitative Marketing (M.Sc.), International Economics and Economic Policy (M.Sc.), B.Sc. in Business Education; minor Business Administration; minor Economics; M.Sc. in Business Education
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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.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The department, as part of the Goethe University at the cultural and business hub Frankfurt am Main, concentrates on empirical and analytical research into entrepreneurial and macro-economic issues. Students benefit from current research findings in teaching and thus are given an early chance to participate themselves in research. The department's graduate school offers potential students a unique set of starting opportunities immediately following the Bachelor's programme.
  • 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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