Faculty of Management, Economics and Society


Peer mentoring is one way of mentoring
Peer mentoring is one way of mentoring
Mentoring is also feasible in groups
Mentoring is also feasible in groups
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The educational approach in economics studies at Witten/Herdecke University is based on three cornerstones:

  • Expertise and problem-solving skills
    Autonomous studies require that students rise to the challenge of projects, find creative solutions to economic issues, and develop entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Personal growth
    A consistent process of personal growth needs to complement the acquisition of subject-related expertise.
  • General education
    The faculty founders had the vision of an “educated economist” (Alfred Herrhausen). Fundamental studies in liberal arts and humanities convey a well-rounded humanist education and help to avoid tunnel vision.

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. A comprehensive mentoring programme promotes this process, based on a concept of empowerment with the following elements:

  • Support and assistance through the expertise, experience and contacts of others, be it peers, students in advanced semesters, alumni or lecturers
  • Self-reflection and self-organisation; acquisition of additional competences
  • Introduction to university culture
  • Career services

The mentoring programme has six different components that complement each other:

Peer Mentoring
Group Mentoring
Individual mentoring by lecturers
Personal self-reflection
Alumni as mentors

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: