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The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (the “WiSo Faculty” for short) is one of six faculties at the University of Cologne. With more than 8,500 students on national and international programmes and  a large number of professors and international academic staff, it is one of the largest and most renowned faculties of its kind.The WiSo Faculty covers a huge variety of  disciplines and fields. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach, it combines business administration, economics, sociology and political science under the roof of one department.The Faculty’s combination of research and teaching, theory and practice as well as economics and social sciences provides the basis for the  mission it has set for itself:

"Innovation for society"

The Faculty’s development and application of innovative methods and scientific models  emphasise its goal of  finding solutions for the challenges of the future. This approach, combined with   programmes that are all based on the latest teaching methods and learning content, will  enhance your personal and professional skill set. Our Faculty is internationally renowned in the field of research, with impressive results in national and international rankings (regarding, for example, how positively they are viewed by HR managers of large companies in Germany), and is EQUIS-accredited.
University rankings play an important role in the positioning of universities, assessing the quality of research and teaching as well as departmental performance against a number of criteria.

Prof. Dr. Werner Mellis

The Faculty is carving out a successful position for itself in the global higher education landscape by concentrating its research efforts on areas that make it stand out from the rest. In addition to close ties with global corporate partners, the Faculty maintains partnerships with the best universities in the world, thus making an outstanding contribution to the internationally recognised research and teaching of the University of Cologne.

Prof. Dr. Werner Mellis, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences