Alexander Ritter, PPE student and founder on campus Alexander Ritter, PPE student and founder on campus
Looking for foresight
  • Academic freedom is most important to him!
  • Has founded his own start-up company on campus
  • Studies PPE - Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Alexander Ritter, PPE student and founder on campus Alexander Ritter, PPE student and founder on campus
Looking for foresight
  • Academic freedom is most important to him!
  • Has founded his own start-up company on campus
  • Studies PPE - Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Raphael Landua, PPE alumnus, reports on an inspiring, challenging and encouraging PPE Master’s programme Raphael Landua, PPE alumnus, reports on an inspiring, challenging and encouraging PPE Master’s programme
If you want to make a difference, just do it!
  • Works in the German Bundestag
  • Was looking for a multi-perspective Master
  • Studied PPE M.A.
Levka Dahmen, economics and medical student Levka Dahmen, economics and medical student
Double degree means double benefits
  • Appreciates interdisciplinarity as additional benefit
  • Reckons that as a doctor in the making she needs to know about economic correlations as well
  • Studies Medicine and Business Economics / Management B.A.

Faculty of Management, Economics and Society

Faculty of Management, Economics and Society

Profile of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Society

The complex challenges society is facing these days also require universities to take a new approach to social responsibility. The Faculty of Management, Economics and Society is driven by the aim of being actively involved in the economy and in society, of taking responsibility, and of developing and proposing solutions for the society of the future. It is our mission to have a positive impact on society.

The Faculty of Management, Economics and Society follows the core principles of Witten/Herdecke University: encourage freedom, strive for truth, and promote social responsibility. We aim at viewing complex issues holistically. As an academic unit we consider research, teaching and society as elements equally contributing to our university achievements.

 

Teaching and learning
New faculty formation

Behavioural and social sciences play an important role in research at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Society. Our research activities focus on the behaviour of individuals and their interactions within the institutional and social frameworks. Deliberately striving for an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, which also reflects the in-depth knowledge of the individual disciplines, is crucial to our research. The Faculty of Management, Economics and Society is thus committed to view both established and new fields of research from various perspectives and to apply methodological pluralism, far off the beaten track.

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Department of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

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Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

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Maren Raß, Student of Business Economics
The special thing about economics studies in Witten is that you are appreciated as an individual and have many options to find and pursue your own way. Close links to the business community offer ample opportunity for comprehensive work experience prior to graduation. This is excellent preparation for your entry into the labour market.
Maren Raß, Student of Business Economics
Marius Lorenz, Student of Business Economics
Graduates of Witten/Herdecke University have been educated as wanderers between several worlds who look beyond the boundaries of a chosen discipline; they have been trained to cope with ambiguities and insecurities. I believe the numerous options to assume responsibility play a central role – be it in the organization of Europe’s largest congress for family businesses or in one of the many social initiatives.
Marius Lorenz, Student of Business Economics
Werner Bahlsen, entrepreneur
I am pleased to see that the Faculty of Management and Economics and the ZNU (Zentrum für Nachhaltige Unternehmensführung) have a strong focus on social, ecological and specifically on economic aspects of future-oriented action in research, teaching and practice. Our partnership and the pragmatic, critical and constructive dialogue with the ZNU provide valuable support for our sustainability strategies.
Werner Bahlsen, entrepreneur
Lukas Miggo, Student of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
For me, the Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a perfect blend of theory and practice, combining the academic content of all three disciplines. The interlinked and “outside the box” concept of the programme can easily be transferred to social and entrepreneurial projects. I have discovered my passion for this concept in research and collaboration with family enterprises.
Lukas Miggo, Student of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Hon.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Mayer, Director, Floßbach-Von Storch Research Institute
Our courses are designed not only to convey expertise but to promote a thorough understanding of the subject matter. Participants learn to separate the wheat from the chaff. Graduates know how to employ the acquired knowledge with confidence in practice.
Hon.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Mayer, Director, Floßbach-Von Storch Research Institute
Hendrik Pontzen, Associate Director, Head of Custody Sales and Business Development, Insurances & Asset Managers, HSBC
Good managers have acquired not only methodological expertise but also the competences to devise solutions to problems for which no standard methods are yet available. Expert knowledge must therefore be complemented by education and personality. The concept of the degree programme in Management at Witten/Herdecke University meets this requirement in a remarkable way.
Hendrik Pontzen, Associate Director, Head of Custody Sales and Business Development, Insurances & Asset Managers, HSBC
Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin Member of Scientific Advisory Board to Ministry of Finance
Studies at Witten/Herdecke University were unique in many respects, and way ahead of their time: small and interactive groups, close integration of theory and practice, intra-European projects in the context of fundamental studies, study periods abroad. I pursued my studies with much enthusiasm and found ample academic inspiration.
Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin Member of Scientific Advisory Board to Ministry of Finance
Dr. Sven Wilhelm, Managing Director for Digital Transformation, Storch-Ciret
Witten/Herdecke University is a core location to experience entrepreneurial thought and action in theory and practice. The UW/H had a strong impact on me and certainly influenced my personal and professional development.
Dr. Sven Wilhelm, Managing Director for Digital Transformation, Storch-Ciret
Birgitta Wolff, President, Goethe University Frankfurt
This (UW/H) is where I understood that a university is not like a cake which you can slice up every which way and the job is done, but rather something that needs continued joint efforts of all involved.
Birgitta Wolff, President, Goethe University Frankfurt
Jonas Piela, Co-Founder and CEO of Avuba
Economics studies at Witten/Herdecke University are a permanent challenge to think for yourself – the perfect breeding ground for successful entrepreneurship.
Jonas Piela, Co-Founder and CEO of Avuba
Stephanie Hueck, Managing partner, Gerhardi Alutechnik
I know Witten/Herdecke University from the perspective of a family business. The university has successfully built bridges to practice with numerous formats of further education, interesting publications and research topics, and the annual Congress for Family Businesses.
Stephanie Hueck, Managing partner, Gerhardi Alutechnik
Dr. C. Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at Sloan School of Management, co-founder of the Presencing Institute and founding director of the MIT IDEAS Program
Studies at Witten/Herdecke University gave me a very personal experience of three fundamental forces involved in global change: the force of inspired entrepreneurial action, the force of thought to create reality, and the force of social areas where instructors and students immerse themselves to explore new territory.
Dr. C. Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at Sloan School of Management, co-founder of the Presencing Institute and founding director of the MIT IDEAS Program

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: