Position of the Berlin School of Economics and Law in various rankings
- Human resources managers rank BSEL Business Administration programmes 7th in nationwide survey
- 2008 Studienqualitätsmonitor survey: Berlin School of Economics again achieves top quality rankings
- Bachelor Rating 2008: 19 programmes offered by the Berlin School of Economics achieve four out of five stars
- Studienqualitätsmonitor 2007: Students are highly pleased
- DAPM / CHE - Rating April 2007
- DIE ZEIT/CHE - University Ranking 2006/07
- University Ranking of "Wirtschaftswoche" 2005
- Study on research at Universities of Applied Sciences
- Study on "Customer Orientation among MBA Providers in German-Speaking Countries"
Human resources managers rank BSEL Business Administration programmes 7th in nationwide survey
On the basis of a survey of Human Resources (HR) Managers, the league tables for University business degree programmes put the Berlin School of Economics and Law (at that time the Berlin School of Economics) seventh out of over 150 German Universities of Applied Sciences preparing students for a Business Administration degree. In a regional analysis, Universities of Applied Sciences in southern and western Germany headed the rankings. The BSEL was the top ranking University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and the leading University of Applied Sciences in northern and eastern Germany.
The league table was based on a survey of 508 HR managers from across all sectors, primarily from companies with over 1000 employees. The survey also revealed that, interestingly, the HR managers put personality, work experience and English language skills at the top of their list of qualifications, followed by computer skills, involvement outside of the university programme, exam results, experience abroad and the length of time as a student. The BSEL business programmes provide the right qualifications to meet the criteria of work experience – especially in the Faculty of Business and Economics, where nearly all Bachelor programmes last seven semesters with one full work placement semester, and in the Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes with its sandwich course structure. Similarly, the programmes also give due weight to English language skills. Not only does the University offer new programmes only taught in English, but has also anchored modules in English in all other business programmes. Students can acquire experience abroad with our partners on eleven international dual business degree programmes or take a semester abroad at any of our 75 partner universities around the world.
- Vorteil für Reformer (Junge Karriere, Mai 2009)
2008 Studienqualitätsmonitor survey: Berlin School of Economics again achieves top quality rankings
As in 2007, students at the Berlin School of Economics (BSE) enjoy studying there in 2008 too ‑ with 82 % of students reporting that they are happy or very happy to study at the BSE. This result ranks the Berlin School of Economics far higher than other universities taking part in this national student survey. On average, only 71 % of all students at Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany were happy with their universities. The findings come from the Studienqualitätsmonitor, now released for the second year running by the Hochschulinformations System GmbH (HIS) and the University Research Working Group (Arbeitsgruppe Hochschulforschung) at the University of Constance.
The survey also found that, just as in 2007, students at the Berlin School of Economics were very happy with teaching quality and support from the academic staff ‑ a result evident in the very positive attendance figures at lectures (79.4 %). Here too, the BSE could set itself off from the other Universities of Applied Science in the survey by 11.7 percentage points. Of course, this very satisfactory result could only be obtained in an open, stimulating environment with a wide range of diverse materials and modern approaches to teaching. As the results from the table below indicate, here too the Berlin School of Economics (BSE) has taken on a pioneering role.
The students were happy and very happy in the following areas:
|Berlin School of Economics (BSE)||National average for all Universities of Applied Sciences|
|Academic support||61 %||62 %|
|Quality of the lectures||73.5 %||67.7 %|
|Numbers of students in courses||79.4 %||67.7 %|
|Equipment and rooms||71.9 %||62.1 %|
As in 2007, the 2008 survey showed better study conditions across the board and greater satisfaction at the BSE in comparison with other universities. The findings were obtained from a major on-line survey of students at 150 universities in the summer semester of 2008.
Bachelor Rating 2008: 19 programmes offered by the Berlin School of Economics achieve four out of five stars
The most recent DAPM/CHE ranking highlights the valuable real-life expertise acquired by students on Bachelor courses at the Berlin School of Economics. The study again assessed the employability of students on 547 Bachelor programmes, focusing this time specifically on Business Administration, Informatics and Engineering Sciences.
The study examined how far universities equip their students with the necessary methods and social competences, real-life skills and an international perspective. The Berlin School of Economics has five Business Administration degree programmes in the rankings.
The programmes achieving the excellent result of four out of five possible stars are:
- Internationales Management / Management International (German-French)
- International Business (German-British)
- Business Administration
- Entrepreneurship (– information in German only –)
The Economics programme was also awarded a positive three stars:
The company-linked programmes achieved outstanding results. In the Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes, all ten Business Administration degrees with specialised subject areas were awarded four stars in the "intermeshing of theory and practice" category, as was the Company-linked Bachelor-Programme in Business Administration in the Faculty of Business and Economics (FB 1). This result leaves the Berlin School of Economics as the leader of over 50 sandwich degree programmes in business administration.
Four BSE degree programmes in technical areas were also included in the study. The sandwich degree courses (Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes) awarded four stars were:
- Business Information System (– information in German only –)
- Civil Engineering (– information in German only –)
- Computer Science (– information in German only –)
The programme in the Faculty of Business and Economics (FB 1) was awarded three stars:
Human Resources departments in 43 major companies including Audi, BMW, DB AG and SAP. The non-profit making Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) is a think tank supporting the reform process in German tertiary level education. Their joint rating survey was carried out for the third time in 2008.
For more information on the survey (dapm and CHE websites with information in English):
Studienqualitätsmonitor 2007: Students are highly pleased
Based on a representative survey of (undergraduate and graduate) students of German universities the Hochschul-Informations-System GmbH (HIS), a well-recognized organisation sponsored by the Federal Government and the Education Ministries of the German States, published in February 2008 its first "Studiengangsqualiätsmonitor 2007" (Study Quality Monitor 2007).
In the first survey of this kind the Berlin School of Economics achieved very high ratings. Overall 86% of students are satisfied with the studies at the BSE (compared to a countrywide average for universities of applied sciences of 69%).
A special evaluation for the filed of business and economics revealed also that universities of applied sciences as a group achieved in almost all dimensions better ratings than traditional universities.
DAPM / CHE - Rating April 2007
A permanent working group of the heads of university relations of 39 German Top Employers (e.g. Bertelsmann, BMW, Siemens, Deutsche Bank) commissioned a survey of new Bachelor programmes in the field of business. The survey aims especially at the 'employability' of graduates from the programmes.
The Berlin School of Economics came out on top in this survey. Among the 372 Bachelor programmes of traditional universities and universities of applied sciences the BSE achieved the top Five-Star-Status for two of its programmes (out of a nationwide total of 13) and another nine study programme received the still prestigious Four-Star-Rating.
DIE ZEIT/CHE - University Ranking 2006/07
The most comprehensive and accepted ranking survey in Germany is currently conducted by the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung of the Bertelsmann Foundation (CHE) and published by the respected weekly 'Die Zeit'. It is inter alia based on a survey of 210000 students at 250 universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Berlin School of Economics is among the winners compared to earlier rankings and in many dimensions of the ranking the School appears in the top group (there is no overall ranking, but universities are grouped into: top group, middle group and lower group).
University Ranking of "Wirtschaftswoche" 2005
The ranking published in the "Wirtschaftswoche" on 3 March 2005 is based on a survey of heads of personnel or university recruiting of 600 German companies conducted by the HR-services company ACCESS. In this ranking the Berlin School of Economics achieved the 6th place among some 150 German Universities of Applied Sciences and the No. 1 position in Berlin.
Study on research at Universities of Applied Sciences
A study by the Fraunhofer Institute published in Die Neue Hochschule Issue 1/2005, p.7 (a Hochschullehrerbund publication) under the title "FH-Forschung - anwendungsnah, transferorientiert, KMU-relevant", found that 64 % of the professors at the Berlin School of Economics are engaged in research. This result places the University seventh overall among the Universities of Applied Sciences.
Study on "Customer Orientation among MBA Providers in German-Speaking Countries"
The 2004 study, conducted by Gerd Peters, Economics Department Professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Eberswalde, examined the information and service quality among MBA providers in German-speaking countries. Only 5 % of the 103 MBA providers were ranked as "good" on customer orientation, while 23 % achieved an average ranking and 72 % were graded "poor". The overall winner in the customer orientation study in German-speaking countries was the Berlin School of Economics, with its five accredited MBA programmes. More information at: www.mba-berlin.de