Eine Studentin und ein Student im Seminarraum (Image: Thilo Schmülgen/FH Köln)

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

With more than 3,400 students in over 11 degree programs, 65 professors and over 20 staff members, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (Faculty 04) is one of the largest faculties of business and economics in Germany.

Education at its best

The quality of the faculty’s degrees is testified by the accreditation body FIBAA (AQAS for logistics). According to rankings (e.g. of the German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche) and leading industry publications, the quality of education is top of the class.
The secret behind this success is knowledge transfer between theory and practice which is of core importance at our faculty.

  • The faculty’s professors and guest lecturers offer a great variety of current topics.
  • Projects, simulation games and participation in student initiatives ensure that students do not only develop in-depth professional competences in their disciplines but also soft skills such as project management, leadership and communication skills to name but a few.
  • Every semester, our researchers present their current projects and results. This event facilitates the distribution of research results in business, economics and law within the faculty and enhances the scientific exchange across disciplines.

International Reputation

The faculty has strong international co-operations, thus providing opportunities for international exchange for both students and professors. With its partner universities, it offers annual summer and winter schools with lectures, company visits and an extensive cultural program. Three international degree programs, two of which are taught exclusively in English, add to the faculty’s international profile. Unfortunately, the faculty cannot accept free movers to its exchange programs as these are open to students from partner universities only.

Tradition with Modern Spirit

The faculty is located at the Humanities Center at the Südstadt Campus, close to the Rhine River. Classes are taught in an impressive, more than a hundred-year-old building, the former residence of the Higher Trade School, affectionately referred to as the “Old University”. However, old does not mean outdated: Modern facilities include free wireless internet for students on campus, several computer labs as well as printing, copying and scanning equipment. All lecture halls are equipped with projectors, many with permanent sound systems and microphones. Netbooks and other technical equipment are available for students.