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Commercial / Business Law, Department

Fachbereich Wirtschaft

Hochschule Bielefeld - University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSBI)

Fachbereich Wirtschaft
Interaktion 1
D-33619 Bielefeld
Telephone: +49 521 106-5081

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


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Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


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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


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Exercises in small groups, excursions, individual student advice and counselling, social events, visits to companies, certificates: CISCO, Microsoft, problem-based learning, learning portfolio, project assignments, practice projects with companies, a wide range of curricular (including certificate course) and extracurricular teaching (including extensive workshop programme) on entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship through the Centre for Entrepreneurship affiliated with the faculty

Special features regarding the international orientation

Many partnerships with international higher education institutions: Over 50 partner universities in over 20 countries, establishment of premium partnerships, steady increase in the number of incoming students, seven double degree programmes in 4 countries, Master's programme "International Business Management” completely in English, European summer school

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Northern Michigan University, USA; University of Manitoba, Kanada; Ibero-American University Puebla, Mexiko; ; Hallym University, Südkorea; Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Tschechien; Universität Vigo, Spanien; Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finnland; Université UPEC, Frankreich; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Niederlande; Cracow University of Economics, Polen.

Special features regarding the equipment

A wide range of legal databases are available (in particular beck-online,, Springer, Jurion, etc.); 4 PC seminar rooms with up to 30 spaces, over 20 seminar rooms with up to 44 spaces, 6 lecture halls with up to 120 spaces, and main auditorium with 280 and/or 450 spaces; Multimedia equipment and whiteboards; Microsoft Academy; Psychotechnical lab; E-learning platform; Access to university of applied sciences and university library in the building and from home via VPN client; Beck-Online; student (PC) workstations in the computer rooms and library; Computer simulations; SAP R/3, CISCO network lab, ORACLE partnership.

Special features regarding research activities

Regular publication activity by full-time lecturers in the respective subject areas. Interdisciplinary work with other universities, industry partners; Accompanying legal research for technical projects (man-machine communication); Legal tech education; Data Literacy; The services of the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) are offered for the entire university and include various collaborations, also in the context of the Innovative University application (€8 million third-party funding).

Support for founders

The Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) with a total of 8 research assistants carries out extensive work to raise awareness among people interested in starting a business at all levels and qualify them In addition to extensive teaching and a wide range of workshops, specific start-up projects are supervised over a period of up to 12 months in our own incubator programme (including personal and business coaching, mentoring by experienced practitioners) and supported in entering the market; Ranked very highly in the 2020 “Gründungsradar” (Start-up Radar) of the Stifterverband association.

Other special features

Sustainability: Establishment and expansion of activities in the faculty such as tree planting projects, suggestion system to communicate sustainability ideas, network meetings supported by corresponding focus groups and a Sustainability Officer, Diversity: Support in reconciling family and studies or career, as well as advice in case of chronic illness, disability or psychosocial problems. Promotion of diversity in subject cultures and use of synergies for interdisciplinary collaborations.

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