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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Administration, Department

Degree Programs

  • Großer Grasbrook 17
  • 20457 Hamburg
  • Phone: +49 40 328707-0
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Basic information

Total number of students 270
Number of master degree students 127
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 3.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 8/14 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 not ranked because in the period of observation there were not any graduates
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 100.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 8/11 points
International orientation, master's 9/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
Contact with work environment, master's 3/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 17.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 58.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 20.0 %


National publications per professor
International publications per scientist
Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor
Research reputation nicht ausgewiesen, da Fachbereich im Aufbau

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.4
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.6
Research orientation 1.4
Job market preparation 1.4
Support for stays abroad 1.3
Rooms 1.0
Library 1.3
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.5

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.4
Support in studies 1.4
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 1.6
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 1.1
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.4

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Master and Bachelor programmes taught entirely in English. Excellent student-teacher ratio of 12:1. Interactive lessons in small groups of up to 40 students. Large number of practical components with regular involvement of visiting professors with professional experience. Direct linking of research expertise and teaching. Over 50% international students. Compulsory three-month work placement and a compulsory semester abroad. Consistent evaluation of all courses for quality assurance. All lecturers have extensive international experience.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Course contents are discussed from an international point of view. The extensive international experience and expertise of the lecturers and the cross-border contributions of the student body mutually supplement each other. All lectures and events and daily life on the KLU campus take place only in English. The Master’s and Bachelor’s curricula include a compulsory semester abroad. The compulsory work placements in the respective curricula can be completed abroad.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Reykiavik University, Iceland; Chinese-German College at the Tongji University, PR China; Erasmus Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics, University Rotterdam, Netherlands; Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa, Mexico; National University of Singapore, Singapore; Quinnipiac University, USA; Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Universidad de los Andreas, Colombia; University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Housed in a building renovated in 2013 specially to meet the needs of KLU, teaching rooms equipped with smartboards, projectors, laptops, auditorium for 300 people with digital projectors, microphone facilities, projectors, wide screen, possibility of transferring to internal and external displays, mobile microphone facilities, internal information and teaching platform Moodle+MyKLUCampus, remote access for all employees and students, access to approximately 20 specialist databases, complete online library catalogue, 6 research computers/library, access to more than 15,000 e-journals and 11,500 e-books.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    International research focus, membership of various international networks and professional associations, numerous publications in internationally recognised A+ journals, linking of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Operations with aspects of Leadership and Marketing, research projects with well-known companies, research cooperation with other universities.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Founder advice; Cooperation with regional economic development; Logistics start-up initiative; Start-up Day.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Promotion of diversity was integrated already into KLU’s original concept and is continuously expanded. International professors account for a third of the faculty. All lecturers also have extensive international experience. The KLU also has an Equality and Diversity Office, with the participation of professors, students and non-academic staff. The committee meets once a month.
  • Other special features
    The students of the KLU are not organised into classic departmental student organisations. They play an active role in academic self-administration and contribute to university life according to the Anglo-American model through groups and committees. The interests of the students are represented to teaching staff and administration through year group representatives. Thanks to regular feedback sessions with all students in each year, it is ensured that student concerns are made public and taken into account. The open and constructive interaction of all areas is particularly noteworthy.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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