Welcome to the Faculty of Economics and Management
at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Welcome! For approximately 550 freshmen (as of October 7th, updates to follow), studies at the Faculty of Economics & Management will begin on October 14th, 2019. More than half will pursue degrees in Business Administration, International Management, and International Business and Economics. The upward trend towards internationalization continues uninterrupted in both the bachelor's and master's programs. At FEM, over 50% of newly enrolled master's students will complete English-language IMME, FINEC and ORBA programs.
If all goes according to plan, today's first semester students will celebrate their graduation with us in three (bachelor’s) or two years (master’s). An orientation week, hosted by the Student Council with assistance from dedicated student volunteers and faculty members, will kick off the semester from October 7th- 11th. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude to all those involved and, moreover, we would like to wish the first-year students all the best in their future studies!
The registration form for this year's Graduation Ceremony on November 9th is still active! You can register online until 08.10. We want to celebrate the successful completion of your studies with two ceremonies. First, diplomas will be handed out at 3 p.m. in H5 to honor the FWW graduates (participation is free, but registration is required). Second, an equally festive reception will be held at 6 p.m. in Town Hall (45 EUR per person). Further information: here ...
Faculty students (FWW), 2nd year bachelor’s program or 1st year master’s, planning a study abroad semester (ERASMUS, worldwide or Free Mover) during the academic year 2020/21 are invited to take part in the upcoming information seminar:
“Studying Abroad: Destinations & Credit Transfer”
Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 15:00 16:30, building 16, lecture hall H5
Ms. Sylvia Zabel, the study abroad advisor of the OVGU’s International Office, and Mr. Dr. Toni Richter, head of the Examination Office of the faculty (FWW) will inform students about exchange destinations, applications procedures and credit transfers options during the 90-minute session.
Students who wish to study abroad need to take part in this annual informational seminar because central organizational topics are discussed. This information session is given in German language and will not be repeated.
"Who has impact in media, research and politics?" - Under this central question, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung assessed the relevance of economists working throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the aforementioned fields again in 2019 (information regarding methodology). Thus the search for "Germany's most influential economists" was prompted. If you focus on the topic of "science", or more precisely the citation frequencies of research contributions within books and journals, you can reflect upon positive results again this year: FWW Professor Marko Sarstedt (Chair of Marketing) is ranked third in the highly regarded F.A.Z. ranking, which once again confirms the excellent results he achieved last year!
Colleagues in Magdeburg would also like to congratulate Reint E. Gropp, VWL Professor in Magdeburg and President of the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle, for an excellent ranking of 50th (previous year: 60th) in the overall ranking and 27th concerning his influence in politics.
>to the 2019 F.A.Z. Economist Ranking
Prof. Michael Kötter (Chair of Financial Economics at the FWW & Department Head at the IWH) is among the top 5% or 128th (Lifetime Ranking: 10% or 265th) of the economists from German-speaking countries in the current author ranking of the VWL Research Monitoring. A particular assortment of publication data, collected according to differentiated criteria, regularly provides the basis for the VWL ranking in the Handelsblatt, which is better known to the general public.
The next chapter of a truly impressive success story is written: For his 2018 contributions to "An assessment of the use of partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) in hospitality research", FWW Professor Marko Sarstedt and five other contributing authors have been awarded, through Emerald Publishing, the Outstanding Paper Award by the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. "You're a winner" read the notification. "Your article [...] has been selected by the editorial team as an Outstanding Paper in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards. Your article was chosen as a winner as it is one of the most exceptional pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2018." Winning this award speaks for itself; All that is left for us to add is Congratulations, Prof. Sarstedt!