Faculty Management and Business Science

Structure and Governance

On this page we would like to give you an overview about the faculty structure and recent developments.

Operations and Organisation

The dean is the head of the faculty. Together with the deans of studies, he manages the faculty matters. The Faculty of Management and Business Science is structured in four areas of studies: International Business Studies, Business Administration and Engineering, Business Administration for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Health Management.

The management team offers several services for the areas of studies and provides a key communication link between the University administration and the departmental faculty. Moreover, the management team is responsible for:

  • Building strong relationships with other campus units, stakeholders and leaders
  • Supporting the dean in managing faculty matters, including faculty development, strategy, recruitment and evaluation
  • Preparing and supervising the production of publicity and promotional materials, including brochures, flyers, photographs, press releases and websites
  • Developing, introducing and monitoring of the strategic marketing plan for the facultyPlanning, organising, and administering the IT activities and support of the department
  • Planning, organising, and administering the IT activities and support of the department
  • Persuading systematic quality enhancement and assurance within education, research and collaboration.

The secretaries of the areas of studies are responsible for providing secretarial and administrative assistance to undergraduate und postgraduate study programmes. Our academic staff provides counselling and assistance for undergraduate and postgraduate students. As part of their scientific activities they are supporting the teaching and research in the area of studies.

The Industrial Advisory Council is composed of the management board of the faculty and external members (company representatives) which are proposed by the areas of studies. The council offers expertise and advice functions to the faculty and develops suggestions for the education and quality management framework of the faculty. In return, the faculty informs the members of the council about current trends and developments of the faculty.

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Faculty Structure and Governance


Since 1980, the Business Sciences are formed as separate Faculty at Aalen University of Applied Sciences. The faculty has historically developed out of the technology. The Business Engineering (W) was the first study programme offered by the Faculty. In further expansion two Bachelor study programmes followed: International Business Studies and Business for Small and Medium-sized enterprises. In the winter semester 2007/2008 the Bachelor study programme Health Management was launched in a close cooperation with the Barmer GEK. During the same semester the first two Master study programmes (Industrial Management and Management) were set up. With the beginning of the winter semester 2014/2015 three new study programs in computer science came to the faculty: Business Informatics as a Bachelor and Master study programme as well as Business Informatics as a part-time Master study programme. In the winter semester 2016/2017 three more Master study programmes are going to start start: Auditing, Finance and Governance, Business Development/ Product Management & Start-up-Management and the new part-time programme IT-Security Management.

Today the Faculty of Management and Business Science is with about 2,000 students (university-wide, approximately 5500 students) the greatest faculties of Aalen University of Applied Sciences. Currently, 45 professors are teaching in five bachelor study programmes and six master study programmes.

Founding Year1980
Number of Bachelor Study Programmes5
Number of Master Study Programmes6
Average Share of Female Studentsca. 50%
Total Number of Students1660
Number of Professors50
Average Share of First-Year Students pro Course (Bachelor)ca. 65

Average Share of First-Year Students pro Course (Master)

ca. 20