Faculty of Management, Economics and Society

Degree Programmes

What sets us apart from business schools

Professional training plus education
„Wittener Semester“ in B.Sc. Management
Double degree programme Victoria/Canada: The best of both worlds
Congress for Family Businesses
Pluralism in economics
Entrepreneurial spirit
Large network with links to professional practice
Independent Projects
Maren Raß, Business Economics student
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, Business Economics student
Marius Lorenz, Business Economics student
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 are very important.
Marius Lorenz, Business Economics student
Stephanie Hueck, Managing Partner, Gerhardi Alutechnik, Lüdenscheid
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
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 in Witten meets this requirement in a remarkable way.
Hendrik Pontzen, Associate Director, Head of Custody Sales and Business Development, Insurances & Asset Managers, HSBC
Birgitta Wolff, President, Goethe University Frankfurt
What I learned in Witten is that university means more than just a cake to be shared out and be done with it – you need to go on baking cakes. In other words: a joint and ongoing effort.
Birgitta Wolff, Präsidentin der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main

Studying at Witten/Herdecke University

  • Innovative, formative, entrepreneurial
  • Ranking positions always among the top ten (CHE, trendence, universum)
  • Professional training plus education
  • Excellent career options
  • Small interactive courses and seminars
  • Strong practical orientation
  • High rate of start-ups
  • Early independent research projects
  • Student contributions to design of curricular content
  • Germany’s first Bachelor programme in "Philosophy, Politics and Economics"


A genuine international approach is an important element of studies, research and teaching at the Faculty. The percentage of international academics among the UW/H staff is one of the highest in Germany. Witten plays host to scientists from all over the world…

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Students participating in group-mentoring
Students participating in group-mentoring
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The educational approach in economics studies at Witten/Herdecke University is based on:

  • Expertise and problem-solving skills
  • Personal growth
  • General education

In order to live up to these principles, students need sufficient space to re-examine themselves repeatedly in exchange with others, and to assimilate the feedback and support they receive. Our comprehensive mentoring programme promotes this process.


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: