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Digitalization in the Banking Business – Do we still need bankers?
28.02.2018 Dean's Office
A talk will be held by Prof. Dr. Stephan Paul on Tuesday, March 20th , 2018 in Blue Square, Bochum. This is a semester event organized by the University Forum Science-Economics-Industry. Registration deadline: March 14th, 2018.

Microeconomics of Competitiveness: Firms, Clusters and Economic Development SS 2018
27.02.2018 Dean's Office
Based on materials developed by Prof. Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School

Walther Busse von Colbe’s 90th birthday
22.02.2018 Dean's Office
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Walther Busse von Colbe celebrated his 90th birthday on 17th February 2018. Prof. Busse von Colbe is a founding member of the Faculty for Management and Economics and the Institute of Management and has played an important role at the faculty for decades.

Successfully completed Doctorates
14.02.2018 Dean's Office
On 14th February 2018 a further three doctoral candidates successfully completed their doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Management and Economics.

XXII Annual Meeting of the Institute for Mining and Energy Law
12.02.2018 Dean's Office
Realignment of European energy legislation – consequences and lessons to be drawn from the new legislative package “Clean Energy for all Europeans” to be held on 22nd February, 2018 from 9am at the Events Centre, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, new Mensa, floor 04, room 2.

Welcome to the Faculty of Management and Economics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum!

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We are delighted to discover your interest in our faculty, ranked among Germany’s top 10 faculties for economics in the renowned F.A.Z.-Ranking 2017. On the following pages you can find out all you need to know about teaching and research at the faculty. Our cube below will navigate you through our entire range of Bachelor and Master programs.You can access all information about each program by clicking on the respective square.


Having over 20 professors as well as partnerships with foreign universities, who have opened their faculties to our students, enables us to offer a variety of study courses. Our staff includes distinguished economists such as Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, an academic body that advises German policy makers on questions of economic policy. He is also president of the RWI-Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research in Essen and has been ranked 13th most influential economist in Germany in the recent F.A.Z.-Ranking 2017. Other members of faculty include board members and staff of RWI, one of the five leading economic research institutes.

The management side of the faculty is represented by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens, vice president of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft, a high-level dialogue forum aimed at finding solutions to current problems in both economic practice and policy-making, as well as providing a scientific exchange between research institutes and businesses.

Teaching at our faculty is in line with the current state of research. It is not only application and professionally-oriented but also strongly practice-oriented. For example, by doing internships with companies, economic development agencies and other public institutions, students get the opportunity to address in a practical way scientific questions they are confronted with. At the Ruhr-Universität Bochum the Faculty of Management and Economics in tandem with the Faculty of Engineering have devoted themselves to the theme of business start-ups and corporate succession. A platform-based combination of economic knowledge with technical know-how aims to support students on their way to self-employment. The success of this concept is reflected in the recent CHE-Ranking 2017, in which our master study programs have been ranked among the best in Germany.

We wish you the best of success with your studies!

Prof. Dr. Stephan Paul (Vice Dean) and Prof. Dr. Michael Roos (Dean of Research)