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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economics, Department

Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät

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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.

Basic information

Number of master degree students 172
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time master's 21.9 %

International orientation

International orientation master's 11/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment master 1/10 Points
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 1.0 %


Publications per year
Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor
Research reputation 2.1 %

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 2.0
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 2.0
Job market preparation 2.5
Support for stays abroad 2.7
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.8
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The profile of the degree courses is aligned to the research profile of the Faculty whilst also providing flexibility for the students to choose individual specialisations; Currently relevant key areas: AccFin, IntlBusiness; Bachelor's: Semester abroad built into the curriculum (internationally renowned partner universities), Economics combined with foreign language training, can be easily linked to Master's course; Master's: Master's programmes inherently focused on application (GenMan increased, AccFin decreased), linked to the strongly research-oriented option to transition to structured doctoral studies.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Periods of one to two semesters abroad can be completed at one of the many partner universities of Tübingen as part of the programmes. In the Erasmus+ programme alone, students at the Faculty of Economic Sciences can choose from 38 partner universities in Europe. They can also attend universities in other parts of the world thanks to the university’s partnerships. Around 40% of Bachelor’s courses and over 70% of Master’s courses are taught in English. Various dual Master’s options (I, F, AUS), more are planned, MSc. International Business with Africa and Asia.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; University of Reading, Great Britain; VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands; University of Oulu, Finland; Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary; Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland; Universidad Pontificia Commillas, ICADE, Madrid, Spain; Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France; Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Very well-equipped computer centre with campus licences for common software, all lecture theatres fitted with permanently installed projectors, some have multimedia equipment and whiteboards as well. Well-equipped faculty library with specialist staff and student workstations, incl. computer equipment. Electronically based platform for conducting taught courses (ILIAS) with elements of e-learning. Good student support with databases for empirical work.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Cooperation of the company contact point with GUT (Start-Ups at the University of Tübingen): Advice for students with a start-up or innovative idea: Assistance with finding funding, feedback, essential questions on entrepreneurship, finding office space, advice on the where and how of professional independence, advice on final thesis and research.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Cooperation with the guidance centre for students with disabilities and chronic illness.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences took a survey of the status quo in a diversity study in 2012. In 2014, the Faculty Council adopted “framework guidelines of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences for dealing with students with family responsibilities” as well as “proposals for standardised compensation at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences to improve family-friendliness” for all subjects. These measures are to clarify responsibilities and provide assistance to all involved.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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