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Microeconomics of Competitiveness
15.01.2020 Dean's Office
Based on materials developed by Prof. Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School

7th year of the master's programme Accounting and Auditing started
07.05.2019 Dean's Office
The 7th year of the joint master's programme in Accounting and Auditing of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) started on 2nd May, 2019.

Professor Schimmelpfennig at the Annual Meeting of the United States Naval Institute
06.05.2019 Dean's Office
At the end of April Professor Schimmelpfennig was invited to the annual meeting of the United States Naval Institute (USNI), held at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, DC.

Successfully completed promotions
30.04.2019 Dean's Office
On April 24th 2019, nine further doctoral procedures were successfully completed at the Faculty of Management and Economics.

Conference "Comparison of Constitutional Developments: Italy 1947 - Germany 1949 - Spain 1978" on 4th-5th in Berlin
29.03.2019 Dean's Office
On the occasion of the constitutional anniversaries in Italy (1947), Germany (1949) and Spain (1978), Prof. Dr. Joh.-Christian Pielow (Chair of Economic Law) organizes a conference on "Comparisons in Constitutional Developments in Comparison" in Berlin on April 4th and 5th, 2019 together with colleagues from the University of Erfurt, the University of Osnabrück and the University of Speyer as well as the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Renowned speakers will both pass in review and take a look at current tendencies in the constitutional law of the three countries as well as the "constitutional reality" in the EU. The conference, which is inter alia sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG), is the eighth encounter of the German-Spanish discussion group on public law founded by Prof. Pielow on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. The former President of the Bundestag Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert will give the opening speach atopens the conference. The Minister for Federal and European and International Affairs (MBEI) of NRW, Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner, invites the party to a welcome reception at the federal state respresentation. The programme of the conference can be found here:

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