Business Administration, Department

OTH Amb.-W./Weiden - Fakultät Betriebswirtschaft

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden
Hetzenrichter Weg 15
92637 Weiden
Telephone: +49 961 382-1401

DEGREE COURSES WITH DETAILS

DEGREE COURSES WITHOUT DETAILS
Further degree courses of the department  
BASIC INFORMATION
Total number of students 770  
Number of master degree students 199  
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 28.0 %  
SUPPORT DURING THE STUDY ENTRY PHASE
Score for offers before studies - Score 4/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 11/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 4/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
Students in cooperative education 50  
RESULTS OF STUDY
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 89.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 70.7 %
INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION
International orientation 2/11 points
International orientation master's 4/11 Points
JOB MARKET- AND CAREER-ORIENTATION
Contact with work environment bachelor 5/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 2/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 41.7 %  
Master theses in cooperation with work environment  
Share of professors with work experience 29.0 %  
STUDENTS' ASSESSMENTS ON UNDERGRADUATE, PRESENCE-LEARNING-COURSES
Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.3
Job market preparation 2.1
Support during practical semester 2.1
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.6
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FURTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT

Special features regarding teaching
Innovative, didactic, excellent approaches and teaching concepts; Semester projects at companies; Various forms of IT-based teaching – use of LMS and business software (SAP, SPSS, Datastream) and IT-based simulation games; modular curriculum offering many different options; General and industry-specific courses offered; Quality circles, excursions and involvement of visiting professors; Foreign-language courses offered; The teaching benefits from current research findings and continuous contact with industry.

Practice oriented teaching formats in bachelor's degree courses
example cases; business and simulation games; case studies; contract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research; empirical methods, practical projects in cooperation with companies

Practice oriented teaching formats in master's degree courses
example cases; business and simulation games; case studies; contract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research;empirical researchs, practical projects in cooperation with companies

Special features regarding the international orientation
Numerous international aspects as part of regular teaching; English-taught Cross Cultural Management module in cooperation with the Pilsen University/Czech students; Four courses taught entirely in English; Sandwich programme with Indonesia (planned: regular admission of up to 20 students per year); Development of a dual-degree programme with a Scottish business school.

Common partner universities for exchange
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil; Shanghai Normal University, China; Gachon University in Seognam, South Korea; International College of Management in Sydney, Australia; Berkeley College in New York, USA; National University, San Diego, USA; State University Lomonossow in Moscow, Russia; Thomas More University, Mechelen, Belgium; Université de Bordeaux, Perigueux, France; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Special features regarding research and development
The research activities at the faculty are divided into research clusters and, in some cases, implemented via institutes. The research results are published via a separate journal series. The department is affiliated with the Institute of Commercial Management and Institute of Industrial Service Management; In addition, there is a research professorship at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the Munich University.

Website with further information on research activities
www.oth-aw.de/forschen-und-kooperieren/aktuelles-in-der-forschung/

Support for founders
"Start-ups" as a compulsory module/course in Bachelor's programmes, offered in cooperation with BayStartUP; Since 2016, partnership agreement between BayStartUP and OTH Amberg-Weiden, thus even closer cooperation; Students can consult with a start-up advisor at the department; Own research cluster on start-ups, entrepreneurship, succession planning and organisation, research findings of which are integrated into teaching.

Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
Support for students with chronic mental impairments at the department and the entire university; In close coordination with the exam committee and representative for students with impairments (physical and mental), individual solutions are worked out that are fair and enable academic success under special circumstances; Students are provided with aids and advice and/or contacts regarding further contact points, barrier-free and low-threshold lecture contents, lecture notes and online platforms are being planned; Barrier-free website online since November.

Characteristics of diversity advancement
Respectful approach to diversity within the faculty; Family-friendly, so parents too have better academic opportunities; Family-friendly means flexible working hours and working from home for jobs within the department; Responsiveness to students with a migration background through special support and coaching services.

Other special features
Partnerships for Master's programmes: Master's in Human Resource Management in cooperation with OTH Regensburg; Master's in Business and Law in cooperation with HS Aschaffenburg; Master's in Marketing Management in cooperation with HS Hof

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