The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration analyses contemporary issues from an economic, business systems and informatics-orientated perspective. It tackles questions ranging right across the valuation creation chain, from industry to service provider to consumer. Focal points include empirical business research, energy, health, trading, entrepreneurship, e-business and e-learning, software-intensive systems, business and system modelling. These core aspects are supplemented by the consideration of fundamental issues found within these specific areas (business administration, economics, computer science, business information systems). The Faculty’s contributions to the University’s interdisciplinary make-up include its empirically-based research profile (emphasising "empirical educational research”) and the MAKEAS research project (focusing on “urban systems").
The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration has a long-term commitment to provide up and coming academic researchers with the best in educational facilities. Doctoral students of the various chairs are systematically integrated into research programmes and are purposefully guided to presenting the results of their research at national and international conferences.
The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics is funded by the University of Duisburg-Essen in partnership with the University of Dortmund, University of Bochum and the Rheinisch-Westfälischen Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI).
This international research school focuses on the theoretical modelling and economic analysis of real problems concerning open economies and enables doctoral students to enjoy education at the highest international level.
The Faculty is also planning the establishment of a doctoral forum to promote participation by external candidates in doctoral programmes in computer science and business information systems.