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

2nd place among German faculties for Economics, 3rd place among German faculties for Business Administration and 6th place among German faculties for Information Systems (Wirtschaftswoche rankings 2020) 

Excellent research performance 

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

Ranked 17 for value for money (Financial Times 'Masters in Management' ranking 2019) 

Ranked 43 for Sociology in Shanghai Ranking (2020)

Ranked 60 in Financial Times 'Masters in Management' ranking (2019) 

Ranked 51-75 for Sociology and 76-100 for Economics in Academic Ranking of World Universities (University of Cologne) (2019) 

Ranked 157 in Times Higher Education World University Ranking (University of Cologne) (2020)