Münster University’s School of Business and Economics is characterised by a particularly broad range of courses and a generalist education. Great store is set by the international accreditation of the degree courses and further education programs. All the programs offer outstanding teaching quality. The aim is to be a major breeding ground for those who are destined to achieve eminence in academia or the world of management. A high value is placed on close contacts with the practicalities of business life and economic policy as well as on the early integration of current research into the teaching and learning environment. We seek to encourage the transfer of knowledge between tertiary educational institutions and the realm of practical realities. Despite high student numbers, the School manages to offer accompanying classes and seminars for small groups, thereby promoting mutual exchange and academic discussion.
The large school, which covers a broad range of contents and methods, is given structure and profile by its centres. They cluster numerous research and teaching activities of the individual chairs and institutes, and act as expert centres, research clusters and internal coordinators of the courses offered. The Marketing, Accounting, Finance and Management centres are complemented by the Center for Applied Research in Economics, the Center for Quantitative Economics, the Center for Economic Theory, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Interdisciplinary Economics. One of the faculty’s characteristics is the close interaction and project-oriented cooperation of the centres’ researchers. Across the centres, applied problem solving approaches are developed and examined in theoretical and empirical projects. In addition to focussing on theoretical research, many application-oriented research projects are also secured for evidence-based implementation.