Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

With around 4,000 students and 200 researchers - united in six departments - we are one of the largest economics faculties in Germany. With a variety of perspectives, we want to rethink the economy and society together and contribute to a sustainable, digitally connected and fair society.

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Excellence, relevance and responsibility in education and science

We place great importance on all faculty members developing and taking mutual responsibility in the process. To achieve this goal, transparent development paths at all stages and the active involvement of all faculty members in decision-making processes are crucial.

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Dean`s Team

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Departments & Professorships

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Job offers

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We offer diversity in business studies

For a future in which we enjoy living and working, we need new economic thinking in all areas. We need digitization experts, number crunchers, pioneers, managers, globalization strategists, teachers and inventors. As one of the largest economics departments in Germany, we can think and teach economics in many different ways. We offer both generalist and specialized economics degree programs. Our motto: diverse - international - practical - personal! We are looking forward to new companions who want to rethink business together with us!

The application period for the open-admission programs runs until September 21.

Research & Transfer

Regulation and transparency, work in digitalization, modern and innovative value generation, dealing with data, shaping education and training, sustainability - in the research focus areas of our faculty, we address the current challenges of our society. Our researchers are united by the goal of understanding and helping to shape an increasingly complex, digitized and networked world.

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Early Career Researchers

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Networking, Funding & Support

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New research center for a sustainable economy

With the "Paderborn Research Center for Sustainable Economy" (PARSEC), the faculty is expanding its activities on sustainability. It understands "sustainable economy" as long-term oriented economic development with special consideration of social, environmental and cultural phenomena.

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Cooperations & Network


With over 70 collaborations worldwide, we welcome international students as well as excellent researchers* and promote international mobility for all faculty members.


By focusing on modern research topics, we are always attractive for cooperation with practice. In close cooperation with a wide variety of practice partners, research and teaching are aligned with current issues and implemented.


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