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CHE University Ranking

Economic Sciences, Department

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Findelgasse 7/9
D-90402 Nürnberg
Telephone: +49 911 5302-650
Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Nürnberg
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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



Publications per professor in Business Administration

no data

Publications per professor in Economics

no data

Third party funds per academic

29,000 €

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


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Integration of research and teaching in all courses, thereby acquiring a broad and well-founded basic training at the beginning of the course with individual profile formation in higher semesters. High level of practical and job market orientation through close cooperation with companies and strong regional networking, strong international orientation, inter-disciplinarity and wide range of options, extensive QM in study courses and teaching (joint further development between lecturers and students), competence development through key qualifications (in modules or areas)

Special features regarding the international orientation

The focus is on English-language courses and stays at renowned partner universities in Europe, Asia and North and Latin America. The number and excellence of international students and teachers are growing continuously. Professors and staff complete programmes for the development of international competencies (lecturer mobility, Admins Go Global, etc.). Internationalisation is enshrined in the department's strategy and supported by the Vice-Dean for international affairs and a separate International Office.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Mexico-Stadt UNAM, Mexiko Taipeh NTU, Taiwan Port Elizabeth, Südafrika Shanghai, Tongji, China Bangalore IIM, Indien Buenos Aires UBA, Argentinien Univ. of Georgia, Athens USA EM Lyon, Frankreich Univ. Ca Foscari, Venedig, Italien Univ. of Galway, Irland

Special features regarding the equipment

Computer rooms with the latest computers, learning software and projectors; language centre with two multimedia labs; latest media technology in the lecture theatres, as well as for recording and for transmitting to other lecture theatres; Platform with excellent Bachelor's degree lectures; Seminar rooms with projectors; Electronic exam registration; Studon learning platform, videoconferencing equipment.

Special features regarding research activities

The Department of Economics at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of the strongest research departments in Germany. In a comparison of scientific publications, the number of doctorates and the volume of acquired third-party funds, it is ranked in the leading group. Empirical orientation of a large part of the research projects, practised interdisciplinarity and close cooperation with strong practical partners and research institutes contribute significantly to the success.

Support for founders

Students, staff and professors who wish to start a business are given comprehensive advice by the Start-up Office at the wtt (knowledge and technology transfer) contact point. The contact point also helps with matters related to start-up funding and offers support with applications for university-specific funding programmes for founders. Courses of the department help to prepare students specifically for a future career as entrepreneurs. The ZOLLHOF as a Digital Start-up Centre represents a central hub for digital business founders from academia and business.

Other special features

The faculty is committed to continuously improving teaching, research and campus management in the spirit of sustainable development. Important fields of action include research on sustainability-relevant topics, responsible thinking & action as goals of teaching, energy and resource consumption, as well as healthy working and study conditions. Furthermore, the "Task Force Diversity" has created an extensive catalogue of measures that are currently being implemented. In addition, a "Code of Conduct on Religious and Philosophical Diversity" has been adopted.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Information on access restrictions

Website of the Student Council





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