About FAU

innovative - international - outstanding

The academic organizer of the Global MBA program is the FAU – Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. The Global MBA program is realized at the School of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences in Nuremberg in cooperation with WFA – the WiSo-Führungskräfte-Akademie.


Facts and figures

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • Founded in 1743

  • 5 faculties, 24 departments

  • 267 study programs

  • 308 academic chairs, 624 professors

  • Ca. 6.000 employees

  • Nearly 40.000 students


School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences ("WiSo")

  • More than 40 academic chairs

  • 55 professors

  • 14 honorary professors

  • Ca. 6.000 students

  • ca. 80 PhDs

Networking wordwide

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • One of the best-known State Universities in Germany

  • More than 500 partner universities all over the world

  • More than 130 research cooperations with major universities worldwide

  • Successful cooperations with firms like SIEMENS, adidas, Schaeffler, BMW and many more


School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences ("WiSo")

  • Founded in 1918 as Business School in Nuremberg

  • More than 100 partner universities worldwide

  • International study program full-time and part-time

  • Renowned researchers and teachers with international experience


Rankings of FAU and of the School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

  • Reuters-Ranking 2019: “The FAU is one out of two German universities that ranks among the ‚Top 10‘ as most innovative universities: No 1 in Germany and No 2 in Europe“

  • CHE-Ranking 2016/17: “The FAU is among the top ranking universities in Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, and Business & Economics“.

  • Handelsblatt 2014: “FAU ranks among the top 25 universities in Management Science in Germany“.

Excellent research & practical experience

Excellent research at FAU

  • FAU ranks among the top research universities in Germany

  • Max-Planck-Institute, Max Planck research school, 2 Fraunhofer Institutes, 24 DFG-funded research clusters

  • Cluster of Excellence, BMBF-leading-edge-cluster, 3 DFG doctoral colleges


Global MBA - combining theory with practical experience orientation

  • Successful Executive Education Programs since 2004

  • University professors with practical experience

  • Additional guest speakers from practice


High-ranked Board of Trustees, i.e.

  • Daniel Krauss, Founder and CIO of Flix SE

  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Haussmann, former German Minister for Economic Affairs

  • Dr. Klaus Probst, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Leoni AG

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl, LL.M., CEO Rödl & Partner