Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne (Germany)

General Facts about the University of Cologne
  • Located in the centre of Cologne
  • Founded in 1388 (second oldest German university)
  • Largest German university with 49,000 students
  • The 7 faculties of the University of Cologne:
    • Faculty of Management, Economics and Social  Sciences
    • Faculty of Philosophy
    • Faculty of Law
    • Faculty of Medicine (with own hospitals)
    • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    • Faculty of Educational Sciences
    • Faculty of Remedial Education
The Faculty's history
  • 1901: School of Commerce founded by local merchants as the first independent, city-financed School of Commerce in Germany
  • 1919: the School of Commerce co-initiates the reopening of the University of Cologne together with Konrad Adenauer, Mayor and later Chancellor of Germany
  • it turns into the "Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne"
  • The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences is the largest in Germany, with around 9,000 students
  • Six tracks of study, each leading to a different type of degree:
    • Management
    • Economics
    • Economics with Social Sciences
    • Business Informatics
    • Economic Education
    • Health Economics
Top Ranked Faculty
  • No. 1 for Economics and No. 2 for Management      (“manager magazine”, 2003, evaluation by Human Resource Managers of  250 leading German companies)
  • No.10 in Europe for Master of Management / Economics

(Ranking of Top 25 Masters in Management in Europe  Financial Times, 2005)

  • The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences runs its own International Relations Center (ZIB), responsible for internationalization development and organization
High quality approach towards internationalization activities
  • high quality partnerships worldwide
  • international study programs
  • innovative forms of faculty cooperation
  • international corporate network
  • memberships in cooperative networks 
Institutional Network memberships
  • CEMS: Member of the Community of European Management Schools with a network of 17 leading management schools and faculties, together offering the study program CEMS Master’s in International Management
  • EDAMBA: Member of the international Ph.D. program EDAMBA
  • EFMD: Member of the international     membership organization EFMD
  • PIM:    Member of the PIM Network, international consortium of leading business school
Corporate Relations
Corporate Relations have been essential charateristic throughout the Faculty's existence:
  • academic tradition: "theoretically based solutions for practical problems"
  • faculty contacts in company boards
  • company involvement in research projects
  • management courses taught by managers of local and international companies
  • Business Projects – consultancy like, academically supervised projects carried out by international student teams
  • International congresses (e.g. the biannual congress „World    Business Dialogue“), company contact fairs, carrier service
  • Company presentations, Skill Seminars, Work shops, Case Studies
Information source: University/School information