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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

13/16 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)


Third party funds per professor

8,100 €

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Digital teaching elements
Introduction to scientific work
Offers for career orientation
Support during practical semester
Practical orientation in teaching
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Digital teaching elements
Practical orientation in teaching
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

High degree of internationality, very high degree of mobility, international student body, group projects in many modules, modern skills-oriented and inspiring teaching concept, high degree of practical relevance (practitioners as teachers, guest lectures, project assignments with companies), interdisciplinary courses, intercultural approach, extensive range of courses in English, introductory events at the start of studies, extensive range of Studium Generale courses

Special features regarding the international orientation

Large number of semesters abroad (over 40% of students), 176 international partner universities with active exchange, high funding rate through grants, over 10% international visiting students, numerous practice semesters abroad, high level of teacher mobility via Erasmus, international summer and winter school, Erasmus projects in administration; Various Collaborative Online International Learning (coil) projects

Exchange universities for stay abroads

University of Pittsburgh, USA; HEC Montréal, Kanada; Nanyang Technological University, Singapur; Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasilien; University of Edinburgh, Schottland; Universiteit Gent, Belgie; Kozminski University, Warschau, Polen; Universidade Novin Lissabon, Portugal; University of Economics and Business in Athen, Griechenland.

Special features regarding the equipment

Modern teaching and group rooms, PC rooms for teaching with excellent software, modern library, good supply of literature for research and teaching, diverse range of online journals and data providers, extensive e-book range, e-learning centre with individual support for teaching staff, e-examination rooms, WiFi in all seminar rooms and the library

Special features regarding research activities

High number of researchers in Business Administration, quantitative areas of application, Economics and Social Sciences. Regular internal research seminars. Active research and third-party-funded projects in various institutes: Institute of Entrepreneurship, German Mittelstand and Family Firms (EMF), Institute of Sustainability (Ina), Institute of Data-Driven Digital Transformation (d-Cube), Institute of International Political Economy Berlin (IPE-Berlin), Controlling+ Institute, Harriet Taylor Mill Institute of Economics and Gender Research, project management in German Research Foundation-funded (DFG) International Research Training Group

Support for founders

At the Start-up Incubator Berlin of HWR, students can take their first steps from theory to implementation. It promotes ideas, concepts and prototypes. The co-working space allows for exchange with other business founders and thus supports inspiration, creativity and the development of business models. The “Start-up Now” programme offers workshops, coaching, team matching, peer learning and mentors. It is aimed at everyone at the beginning of their start-up project or who have already progressed to the active start-up phase.

Other special features

High level of diversity among students and teaching staff, high proportion of women professors, Harriet Taylor Mill Institute of Economics and Gender Studies. University-wide sustainability strategy in teaching, research and operation of the university, special degree course on International Sustainability Management. Regular events on campus (Career Week, International Day, lectures from academia, society, politics and practice), HWR Talents programme for high-performing students, mentoring programme for company founders, intensive student advice and counselling.

Further information on research activities

Information on access restrictions

Website of the Student Council





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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements


Value in percent

Value in points


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Last Update 2023: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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