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Economics, Department

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Universität Bayreuth

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Universitätsstraße 30
D-95447 Bayreuth
Telephone: +49 921 55-6001

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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


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Publications per professor

publication points between 0.8 and 1.9

Third party funds per academic

10,500 €

Doctorates per professor


Research reputation

no data

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

Exercises and tutorials in small groups, compulsory work placement in Germany or abroad; faculty's own work placement service; exchange with companies, e.g. through career fairs and workshops; excursions to companies and institutions in Germany and abroad, integration of research and practice creates the basis for careers in IO and NGO, companies, banks, etc.; research-related training with the possibility of individual specialisation; optional language training; Internationality; Inter-Disciplinarity; Teaching supported by the Volkswirtschaftsverein (Economics Association - VUB).

Special features regarding the international orientation

Wide network of partnerships, both Erasmus and global partnerships with universities on all continents; International research cooperation ventures; Publisher of international journals.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Uni Dundee, UK; Université Laval, Kanada; California State University, USA; Panthéon Sorbonne, Frankreich; Uni Bordeaux, Frankreich; Milano, Italien; Rey Juan Madrid, Spanien; Uni Cantabria, Spanien; Beijing Institute of Tech., China; Higher School of Economics, Russland.

Special features regarding the equipment

Campus-wide WiFi with 339 access points; "PC garage" at the IT service centre = computing services for private student PCs; Software: Free Office via Microsoft Campus Agreement, use of Office 365 and DreamSpark = selected Microsoft products for free use for students of economics; campus-wide 436 PC workstations in 20 pools with 205 applications and software packages; Online courses via Video2Brain; 71 multifunction printers (copying, printing, scanning) for students (the majority of which, A3 and A4 as well as b/w and colour); Laptop rentals.

Special features regarding research activities

Weekly seminar lectures by international researchers; joint workshops between all Bayreuth Economics professors, post-docs and PhD students; International visiting professors and lecturers; close research cooperation with various institutes (ifo Institute in Munich)

Support for founders

Business Plan competitions, 5-euro Business, StartUp Challenge, International Business Plan Competition, business simulation games, Ideation Week, “Bayreuther Hospitation” (practice-oriented course in collaboration with companies), turnaround management, entrepreneurial thinking & business design, lectures on the legal basics in the field of intellectual property and industrial property law, antitrust law, etc.; Courses (case studies, seminars, lectures, exercises); 4 chairs that deal with start-ups and provide professional support for students, Entrepreneurship & Innovation department with start-up advisory service, start-up forum.

Other special features

Close contact between elected course representatives, departmental student body and course moderators to solve problems without any red tape + 1 general meeting per semester. The Association for Economics at the University of Bayreuth (VUB e.V.) establishes close contact between students, teaching staff and companies (lectures, events, excursions). Numerous interdisciplinary information events on equal opportunities and diversity are offered. Since 2021, supplementary studies in Sustainability have been offered. From 2023, there will also be a certificate in Sustainability.

Further information on research activities




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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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