Save the date: Dies Academicus 2015

The annual celebration of the "Dies Academicus 2015" will take place on November 13. At the ceremony you have the opportunity to learn about new and exciting developments at the Faculty, network with fellow "WiWis" and strengthen your bond with the University. Further information about the event will be available soon.

Research News: Study on CoCo Bonds

Helmut Gründl, Professor of Insurance and Regulation at Goethe University, and his assistant Tobias Niedrig analyzed how CoCo bonds should be designed in order to be attractive for life insurers.

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NEW: Focal Topics at SAFE

The Research Center "Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe" (SAFE) has compiled its research and policy output on the topics banking union, systemic risk, shadow banking, and Empowering Private Investors on focal topic pages.

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Rationality and Morality belong together

Gerhard Minnameier on the promotion of moral behavior in companies, the freeloading problem, and the relevance of homo oeconomicusa. 

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Studying at Campus Westend

Goethe University's Campus Westend offers a superb environment for your studies, with state-of-the-art facilities. Take a look at "Germany's most beautiful campus."

Campus Impressions | Campus at flickr

Check out the Faculty Publications online

Via one simple interface, you can search for publications of the entire faculty or individual departments and scholars. Each author's profile page includes an overview of the current working papers. The database ist also available on mobile devices.

Explore our current research

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is among the largest economic faculties in Germany with an impressice research record and a strong tradition.

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Faculty

Goethe University’s Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is among the largest economics faculties in Germany with an impressive research record and a strong tradition. Ludwig Erhard, the “father” of the German “Wirtschaftswunder” (economic miracle) and later Chancellor of the Federal Republic, received his doctorate at this Faculty; Erich Gutenberg, founder of modern Business Administration, worked here as a researcher and teacher during the early post-war years; and Reinhard Selten, the first German to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics, wrote his post-doctoral thesis at this university. A large number of the economics and business professors currently working in Germany have spent some time of their academic career at Goethe University Frankfurt. More than 60 professors, assistant professors and senior professors are currently working at this Faculty. 

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Study


Students at Goethe University's Faculty of Economics and Business Administration enjoy the highest educational standards, enhanced by specialized opportunities to suit their individual needs. More

What? When? Where? So that you can organize your studies optimally, we have put together all of the relevant information on examinations, credits, etc.

For the opening hours of the Examination Office, see Service and Contact; important forms are available under Downloads.

The traditional doctoral procedure is increasingly being replaced by participation in a structured Ph.D. or graduate program. These research programs provide special courses and colloquia to further the doctoral students´progress.

Besides the opportunity to participate in one of our Ph.D. programs, the Faculty  continues to offer the traditional way of earning a doctorate.

The staff of the SSIX Info Center are students in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. They are well-informed to answer all of the daily questions related to your studies and the Faculty, and will be able to direct you to the right contact person. For more information, please click here.

Our short term summer programs aim to give international students a direct opportunity to profit from the enormous potential of the Frankfurt International Financial Center with regard to topics dealing with European politics.

Research

The close link between economics and business administration, the special care taken of theoretical analysis and empirical research as well as an open-mindedness for a broad range of practically and societally relevant questions are the main characteristics of the research at this Faculty. View full Research Profile.

The House of Finance opened in summer 2008 and amalgamates the university's interdisciplinary research on finance, monetary economics, and corporate and financial law under one umbrella.

The Center for Financial Studies and the Goethe University in Frankfurt at the beginning of 2013 launched its new Research Center „Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe“ (SAFE). SAFE has set itself the goal to discover the requirements for an optimal regulatory framework for the financial markets and their actors.

SAFE-Website

Due to the increasing scarcity of resources, climate change and the growing number of armed conflicts traditional notions of order get to their limits. The Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders unites researchers from different disciplines to examine the changing socio-political conditions of "globalization" and new technical possibilities. 

Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders

The Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management (GSEFM) – based in the House of Finance at Goethe-University Frankfurt – constitutes an alliance between Goethe-University Frankfurt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Darmstadt University of Technology.

GSEFM-Website