About the Department
Socioeconomics is the study of interactions between the economy and society from the perspective of various complementary disciplines such as business administration, economics, sociology, and law. We examine economic and societal processes and how they can be harnessed to create a livable society.
Teaching, research, and education in the Department of Socioeconomics are interdisciplinary and bring together staff members with expertise in business administration, economics, sociology, and commercial and labor law. Over 35 professors and 120 further staff members work together to put this academic approach into practice. The Department also comprises of 3,200 students, many with professional experience.
The Department of Socioeconomics advocates openness in teaching and research. We offer open admission, ie. the opportunity to study at the University without an Abitur (A-levels) and take diverse research approaches. Our work is based on solid theoretical foundations, empirically validated, and socially relevant.