About FAU

Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has a rich history. As one of the ten largest universities in Germany, it is a strong research university with an international perspective. FAU has five faculties which cover the entire spectrum of academic disciplines, approximately 40,000 students, more than 13,000 employees (including its medical facilities) and more than 600 professors.

One of these faculties is the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law, which is home to the School of Law in Erlangen and the School of Business and Economics in Nuremberg. The School of Business and Economics goes back to the Nuremberg Commercial College, which began teaching its first 180 students at Findelgasse 7 in the winter term of 1919.

The School of Business and Economics has a long tradition of conducting excellent research that addresses challenges facing the economy, business and society. Two of the characteristic features of its varied research profile are the combination of perspectives and research approaches from business, economics and social sciences, as well as a strong interdisciplinary collaboration.

More than 6,000 students from many different countries are currently studying in 21 innovative degree programs, obtaining excellent theoretical and practical skills preparing them for careers in business, public organizations, and research. Top research and teaching of international renown, international orientation, a strong practical focus, outstanding networks with the business world and consistent quality assurance all contribute to the success of the School of Business and Economics.


FAU in numbers The School of Business and Economics in numbers
Approx. 40,000 students Approx. 6,000 students
23 departments/schools 8 institutes
Over 600 professors Over 45 professors
More than 250 degree programs More than 20 degree programs