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The WiSo Faculty's international profile

Faculty-wide internationalisation is a core value of the Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo Faculty). As a founding member of CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education, the Faculty has been living up to this value since 1988. We are proud to provide our students and teaching staff with an outstanding network of excellent partner schools around the world, enabling and facilitating international exchange for both research and teaching. In 2012, the WiSo Faculty joined the ranks of EQUIS-accredited​​​​​​​ business schools. 

To promote internationalisation, our objectives are:

  • to generate a rich and consistent flow of high-quality, relevant articles for international journals so as to have an impact on the research agenda of the international scientific community; and
  • to educate and train internationally competitive graduates who bring their employers advanced knowledge and well-developed problem-solving capabilities, and are prepared for independent life-long learning.


Excellent research performance 

3rd place among German faculties for Economics (Handelsblatt ranking 2015), 4th place among German faculties for Business Administration (Handelsblatt ranking 2014) 

Adding together the points from the Handelsblatt research ranking for Economics in 2014 and Business Administration in 2015, the WiSo Faculty is currently the leading German research institute (154 points).

Excellent reputation of graduates among HR managers of Germany's major companies 

3rd place among German faculties for Economics, 2nd place among German faculties for Business Administration and for Information Systems (Wirtschaftswoche rankings 2019) 

Ranked 25 for value for money (Financial Times 'Masters in Management' ranking 2016) 

Ranked 63 in Financial Times 'Masters in Management' ranking (2018) 

Ranked 76-100 in Academic Ranking of World Universities (University of Cologne) (2018) 

Ranked 146 in Times Higher Education World University Ranking (University of Cologne) (2019)