Welcome to the Faculty of Economics and Management
at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Welcome! For approximately 550 freshmen, studies at the Faculty of Economics & Management began on October 14th, 2019. More than half are pursing degrees in Business Administration, International Management, and International Business and Economics. The upward trend towards internationalization continues uninterrupted in both the bachelor's and master's programs. At FEM, over 50% of newly enrolled master's students will complete English-language IMME, FINEC and ORBA programs.
If all goes according to plan, today's first semester students will celebrate their graduation with us in three (bachelor’s) or two years (master’s). An orientation week, hosted by the Student Council with assistance from dedicated student volunteers and faculty members, has set the course for this We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude to all those involved and, moreover, we would like to wish the first-year students all the best in their future studies!
As part of the event series PERSPEKTIVWECHSEL (Changing Perspectives), the Graduate Academy at Otto-von-Guericke-University will be addressing an interesting topic which, depending on the physical condition of students in attendance, could cause heart palpitations or vertigo: “Publish or Perish – The Editor’s View”. The discussion panel will take place in the University Library lecture room on October 30th at 2 p.m. Three professors, including Marko Sarstedt, the FEM Chair of Business Administration/Marketing, will emerge from the shadows to provide professional insider tips regarding the “dos and don’ts” in the daily struggle for the best journal appearances.
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"Who has impact in media, research and politics?" - Under this central question, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung assessed the relevance of economists working throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the aforementioned fields again in 2019 (information regarding methodology). Thus the search for "Germany's most influential economists" was prompted. If you focus on the topic of "science", or more precisely the citation frequencies of research contributions within books and journals, you can reflect upon positive results again this year: FWW Professor Marko Sarstedt (Chair of Marketing) is ranked third in the highly regarded F.A.Z. ranking, which once again confirms the excellent results he achieved last year!
Colleagues in Magdeburg would also like to congratulate Reint E. Gropp, VWL Professor in Magdeburg and President of the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle, for an excellent ranking of 50th (previous year: 60th) in the overall ranking and 27th concerning his influence in politics.
>to the 2019 F.A.Z. Economist Ranking
Prof. Michael Kötter (Chair of Financial Economics at the FWW & Department Head at the IWH) is among the top 5% or 128th (Lifetime Ranking: 10% or 265th) of the economists from German-speaking countries in the current author ranking of the VWL Research Monitoring. A particular assortment of publication data, collected according to differentiated criteria, regularly provides the basis for the VWL ranking in the Handelsblatt, which is better known to the general public.
The next chapter of a truly impressive success story is written: For his 2018 contributions to "An assessment of the use of partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) in hospitality research", FWW Professor Marko Sarstedt and five other contributing authors have been awarded, through Emerald Publishing, the Outstanding Paper Award by the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. "You're a winner" read the notification. "Your article [...] has been selected by the editorial team as an Outstanding Paper in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards. Your article was chosen as a winner as it is one of the most exceptional pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2018." Winning this award speaks for itself; All that is left for us to add is Congratulations, Prof. Sarstedt!
The research project "IMMIGRATION AND CRIMES AGAINST NATIVES: THE 2015 REFUGEE CRISIS IN GERMANY" by Yue Huang and Michael Kvasnicka (Department of Economics - Applied Economic Research), which was conducted as part of a DFG project investigating the refugee crisis, has already received significant attention shortly after its publication The work is now included in five separate top ten lists of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) for most downloads within the last 60 days: European Economics eJournals , ERN: Labor Policy & Regulation (Topics) , European Economics: Labor & Social Conditions eJournal ,laboratory eJournals Laboratory: Public Policy & Regulation eJournal .