In our opinion, students learn better in small groups, where they can discuss what they have learned.
Learn to fly: EZW supports students in finding and realising their start-up ideas.
Alumni with outstanding careers and top rankings on a regular basis in university surveys (CHE, universum, trendence) speak for themselves: The Bachelor programme in Management (B.Sc.) at Witten/Herdecke University is the perfect basis for a successful career as a responsible business executive, well equipped with navigational competences for the 21st century.
Critical mindset – entrepreneurial initiative
The Witten approach has a strong practical orientation and offers ample room for personal development. What we support from the very first day is a creative, critical mindset and entrepreneurial initiative. Over the first semesters you acquire the necessary methodological tools and analytical competences to tackle complex problems and challenges across the boundaries of economic (sub)disciplines. In later semesters you have many options of specialization according to your individual interests.
Our tuition payment scheme
We believe in social value orientation as an important element of subject-specific studies and also in the wide range of Studium fundamentale courses. The UW/H-specific tuition payment scheme, the “inverse contract between student generations” includes the option to repay tuition fees only after graduation and as soon as you are in gainful employment. This concept makes studies in Witten affordable for everybody independent of family background and financial status.
Studium fundamentale or fundamental studies is the interdisciplinary core curriculum of each degree programme at Witten/Herdecke University: Once per week students of all disciplines meet for seminars on a wide range of topics from arts and culture or engage in creative exercises. Fundamental studies promote new insights, a view beyond boundaries and critical scrutiny of apparently self-evident truths. The course selection is unrestricted.
(a) The field of reflexive competence serves to train systematic thought and discrimination by conveying basic theoretical and methodological knowledge beyond one’s own discipline. In addition, students discuss current national, European and international policy issues.
(b) The field of communicative competence helps practice communicative techniques and strategies being appropriate for specific subjects and speech situations. This training ranges from vocal training to group communication as well as from direct interaction to virtual communication.
(c) The field of artistic competence offers ample opportunity to test and expand artistic potential inherent in fine arts, music, dance and theatre. The arts invite students to explore their cognitive and physical potential in order to view the world from a perspective different from the scientific one.
Students at Witten/Herdecke University organize their financial contributions to the tuition fees by themselves. In 1995 students designed the Reverse Generational Contract in order to enable students to study regardless of their financial background. To date, they design the contract independently within the StudierendenGesellschaft (SG) which, together with UW/H, guarantees that personality and talent are the decisive factors for access to higher education – not the financial background.
As the amount of the financial contributions exclusively depends on the income of our graduates, they reflect the prospective income of students and create a high level of mutual responsibility.
What we offer:
What we expect:
|Deadline for applications|| |
|Duration and scope||B.Sc. 180 CP, six semesters|
|Academic degree||Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)|
|Form of studies||Undergraduate programme, which leads to a first diploma qualifying for a profession.|
|Language||German and English|
|Size of courses||about 25 students|
|Application||Online application and personal selection procedure|
|Application fee||100 Euro|
You can apply for a place to study all year round. However, please pay attention to the application deadlines for the respective semesters:
Early selection seminars for early bird applications:
The following documents are required for an application at the Faculty of Management and Economics, to be uploaded in the electronic Campus management system UWE. If you have already submitted an application at UW/H before, please use this UWE link.
As the selection seminars are rather complex, each applicant has to pay application fees to cover the expenses. These application fees will not be refunded in case admission is not granted. Please do not post any cash or cheques.
The application fees amount to 100.00 euros and are to be transferred to:
Private Universität Witten/Herdecke gGmbH
IBAN: DE06 4525 0035 0000 4530 35
Bank: Sparkasse Witten
Alternatively, you can transfer the fees to our PayPal account: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference: Application fees/Management and Economics + name of applicant
After a successful written application, we will invite you to a selection seminar at our university. We are looking for applicants with motivation, creativity, curiosity and dedication. In other words: It is your personality that counts, portrayed by previous commitment in entrepreneurial, social, practical, political or sports activities!
The selection seminar involves interviews with professors, research assistants and students. Further participants will be alumni and experts from business, culture and politics. We would like to get to know you better and to offer you the opportunity to get to know us as well.
Shortly after the selection date, we will inform you whether we can offer you a place to study.
Please answer the assessment task provided in the pdf. You will find all information inside the document:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Dr. Werner Jackstädt-Stiftungslehrstuhl für Controlling und Unternehmenssteuerung