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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

12/16 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment

no data

Master theses in cooperation with work environment

no data


Publications per professor in Business Administration

no data

Publications per professor in Economics

no data

Third party funds per academic

23,300 €

Doctorates per professor


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
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
Overall study situation
Support for stays abroad
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Comprehensive teaching programme with plenty of elective and specialist options; top-quality formation of methods with the promotion of analytical skills; comprehensive range of tutorials; Close cooperation with non-university partners allows good insights into professional economic practice; Summer school in English with international lecturers; Programme of simulations.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Erasmus programme with over 50 partners in many European countries; Dual programme with the University of East Anglia in Great Britain; Overseas exchange programmes with the Tongji University (Shanghai, China), Beijing University HSBC Business School (Shenzhen, China) and the University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia); International lecturers come to Bochum for the Bochum International Spring & Summer School; Participation in the international university consortium UNIC- European University of Post-Industrial Cities to promote student mobility and soc. integration.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Tongji University, China; Poznan University, Polen; Università degli Studi di Padova, Italien; Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italien; Universidad de La Laguna, Spanien; National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Peking University HSBC Business School, China; Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE), Portugal; Universidad de les Illes Balears, Spanien; University of Macedonia Thessaloniki, Griechenland.

Special features regarding the equipment

All lecture halls have multimedia equipment and most have webcams and microphones for recording classes; PC workstations available with a comprehensive range of software; The course administration system allows easy access to course information; e-mail accounts for all students; Establishment of digital communication channels; Comprehensive economics and company databases; Access to the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI) data repository; Video recording of lectures, use of learning platforms such as Moodle for lectures and some exams.

Special features regarding research activities

Research is pooled into five fields of competence: Value-based business management (FAACT), sales-oriented business models (SMD), business start-up and transformation (CEIT), environment, resources and energy (CURE), global and regional change (CISE). Sustainability is a cross-cutting theme. Strong empirical focus. Evidence-based advice for policy makers and companies. Joint appointments & close cooperation with Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI). National and international research networks and projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), EU, Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Support for founders

Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation with focus on entrepreneurship education and research; Promotion of regional start-ups; Transfer between the actors in the region; Courses: Micro Degree Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Coaching Workshops for Entrepreneurs, Foundations of Business Plan Preparation, Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Business Model Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Elite Sports, Spring School Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship, Projects in Academia and Practice, Start-up Simulation Game, Banking and Finance Business Models; Networking with stakeholders of regional start-up activities

Other special features

The faculty categorises research, teaching and practice into five areas of competence: FAACT: Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Controlling, Taxation; SMD: Sales Management Department; CEIT: Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation; CURE: Centre for Environmental Management, Resources and Energy; CISE: Centre for International and Spatial Economics. Sustainability is an integral part of all areas of competence. Diversity is a particular priority of the faculty. It has an Inclusion Advisor, an Equality Officer and a Diversity Officer.

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(S) = Students' judgements

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(P) = Professors' judgements


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Value in points


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