High-quality interdisciplinary research and teaching
Welcome to our faculty!
We are one of the largest faculties of economics and management science in Germany and face up to the significant social challenges of our age. This is because in the age of man, the so-called Anthropocene, modern economies are confronted with social and ecological issues, global change and international crises. Solutions are urgently required, which is why we are assuming responsibility and doing our part. As a holistic science, we have extensive areas of expertise and methods at our disposal to analyse and answer questions of relevance to business, economic or environmental policy - and also to communicate them to non-university institutions such as the Fraunhofer or the Helmholtz Society.
The link between research and teaching always takes top priority. We are committed to ensuring a balance of mediation and participation, which ultimately benefits the students. Through research-based teaching, they develop subject-specific, methodological, social and personal skills and are motivated to participate in research in the course of their studies. Following the sound basic training in economics, they can follow it up with a demanding Master's programme and - if desired - continue their academic career by means of structured doctoral training. But even earlier, a degree from the Faculty of Economics and Management Science enables them to enter a demanding profession.
We supplement the transfer of knowledge for professional life with targeted transfer activities, such as the self-founding initiative SMILE, but also expert activities of our chairs or high-ranking congresses that make our faculty even livelier.
You are interested in embarking on a degree course? You want to obtain more details about our research and knowledge transfer? Or would you like to know which chairs and institutes the economic science departments in Leipzig consist of? Take a look around you - or simply ask us. We look forward to your visit!
Your Dean’s office council
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Ringel (Dean)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner (Vice Dean for Development and Transfer)
Prof. Dr. Bernd Süßmuth (Vice Dean for Research and Promotion of Young Academics)
Prof. Dr. Gregor N. F. Weiß (Dean of Studies)
At a glance
• Excellent research
• Comprehensive range of courses
• Interdisciplinary nature
• Internationality and cooperation
• Ideal infrastructure and good support
Three arguments speak in favour of the excellent research of the chairs of our faculty: We publish in leading international journals, we successfully attract third-party funding and we continuously establish and expand national and international collaborations. Here our research is application-oriented and cutting edge in terms of its methodology. It is precisely the research successes achieved that have helped us to significantly increase the national and international visibility of the Faculty of Economics and Management Science in recent years.
Comprehensive range of courses
The range of courses offered by our Faculty are extremely diverse and combine theory and empiricism. We impart a marked methodological expertise but also tangible practical knowledge, for instance in the fields of economic policy, sustainability management or information systems. In the Bachelor's programme in particular, we lay a good foundation of knowledge for a successful transition to the Master's programme, where this foundation is further expanded in the elective area and specialisations in subject areas are possible. In addition to the compulsory teaching content, the curriculum also includes specialisations that shape our faculty, such as on the topic of sustainability.
We also stand out due to an intra-university cooperation that transcends the classic economic disciplines and faculty boundaries. We have built up a solid disciplinary foundation of excellent research, which we are continuously developing, for this high quality interdisciplinary work. In addition to the interdisciplinary nature, we also stand out due to the intensive scientific exchange at a local, national and international level. It requires corresponding teaching, where the great diversity of content offers students the opportunity to specialise according to their interests and to already set their own areas of specialisation in the Bachelor's and even more so in the Master's programme. The national and international bodies in which we are active include the Bioeconomy Council of the Federal Government, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Internationality and cooperation
The Faculty of Economics and Management Science cooperates to a high degree with leading international research institutions at home and abroad. With their socio-techno-economic as well as their micro- and macroeconomic expertise, the "Economists of Leipzig University" are also key and indispensable cooperation partners for many institutions and companies in the Leipzig research and economic area. These include the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, the German Biomass Research Centre, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research and the Fraunhofer Centre for International Management and Knowledge Economy. These collaborations strengthen our profile and we intend to further expand them.
The internationality is also reflected in the degree programme through courses that are purely held in English and the opportunity that is structurally laid down to spend time abroad. This way, students can promote their personality development and broaden their horizons of experience. To this end, we cooperate with renowned partner universities worldwide, including the Keio University in Tokyo, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the universities in Basel, Graz, Hiroshima, Stellenbosch, New Delhi, Venice and Utrecht, and the MGIMO Moscow.
Ideal infrastructure and good support
Our faculty is located in the heart of the city on the main campus of Leipzig University. In addition to our own lecture halls, we have state-of-the-art PC pools and various laboratories, but above all, our study office and professors feel fully committed to providing excellent supervision. In this way organisational matters can take a back seat and our students can concentrate on the courses. Leipzig as a young, rapidly growing city with its comprehensive university and cultural offerings rounds off our idea of an attractive place to study for the best possible teaching and research.
The Faculty of Economics and Management Science has been a member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since June 2021.
The faculty is committed to excellence and continuous improvement in research and teaching. It has expressed this through its membership with the AACSB since June 1, 2021. It is working to achieve accreditation if their Initial Self Evaluation Report (iSER) has been accepted by the
Initial Accreditation Committee.
As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.
While working towards accreditation, the faculty will pursue the following goals:
1. Optimal use of resources to achieve the faculty's pre-defined mission statement and assigned goals.
2. Advancement of the curriculum to best teach business and leadership skills.
3. Highest quality standards of courses and teaching staff .
4. Regular exchange of students and teaching staff.
5. Achievement of high learning goals.
6. Comparability and transferability of academic achievements on an international level.
7. The best possible networking of the faculty with other business schools around the world, among other things, to attract excellent teaching staff.
In this way, the faculty is continuing the process of internal quality assurance that it initiated in the past with the adoption of a future and transfer concept and a mission statement for teaching.