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Faculty of Business Administration and Economics - Well-Connected in the Economic Field

The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics has a national and international network of partners and cooperations.

Research and teaching are interdisciplinary. “Networking of disciplines” is the successful model that the faculty has developed with a focus on practice. In addition to the teaching and research activities of the chairs, there are numerous other interfaces to practice, here are a few examples:

ConPract job fair

The annual ConPract job fair is an established event: companies and students meet here, ConPract offers the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange information. The companies offer working student positions, internships and jobs for graduates. The success stories show that ConPract works!



The faculty's mentoring offers a wide program of extracurricular events. From the orientation week to workshops by the student management consultancy to events such as 'Data competence in science, business and society' - mentoring not only supports a successful start to your studies, but also with events that provide insights into everyday business life and prepare you for it.


Graduate ceremony

Networking with practice is also reflected in the fact that renowned speakers from the business world speak at the faculty's graduation ceremonies. These provide an insight into their own careers, what is currently important in practice and round off the celebratory nature of the event:

November 2023Arne Rawert
Senior Investments & Valuation Manager 
RWE Renewables GmbH
July 2023Dr. Ingo Bordon
d-fine GmbH
April 2023Olivier Tokple
KPMG Germany
September 2022Malte Lantin
Senior Solutions Engineer
August 2019Dr. Harald Loy
Deputy Head
Headquarters NRW
Deutsche Bundesbank
March 2019Anne Bedoy
Digital & Communication Director
L'Oréal Deutschland GmbH
September 2018Dr. Carsten Lelke
Chairman of the Works Council
March 2018Dipl-Kfm. Kai Dhonau
Managing Director
HYMER-Zentrum B1 - Dhonau GmbH
August 2017Dr. Andreas Rödl
E-Commerce Director
PVH Holdings GmbH & Co. KG
March 2017Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bert Rürup
President of the Handelsblatt Research Institute
September 2016Prof. Dr. Axel A. Weber
President of the Administration Board of the UBS Group AG
March 2016Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kluge
Management Consultant Advice, Consulting and Projects
Kluge & Partner
August 2015Alfred Geißler
Member of the Management Board
STEAG GmbH in Essen
March 2015Jochen A. Rotthaus
Director Marketing/Communication
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH
September 2014Prof. Dr. Till Neumann
Managing Director coramaze technologies GmbH
Chief Physician of the Cardiology Clinic
Universitätsklinikum in Essen
March 2014Dr. Reinhold Achatz
Head of Corporate Function Technology, Innovation & Sustainability
ThyssenKrupp AG