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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

  • one of the 20 oldest universities in Germany, founded in 1743

  • a comprehensive university with 5 faculties and over 270 degree programmes

  • almost 40,000 students and over 6,500 full-time employees

  • over 6,000 graduates annually, over 800 doctorates and more than 50 habilitations

Cutting-edge research

  • one of the largest research institutions in Germany

  • over 4,000 scientists conducting research

  • over 500 international university partnerships

  • excellent research collaborations - including with the Max Planck Society, Fraunhofer, the Leibnitz Association and the Helmholtz Institute


FAU in rankings

  • one of the strongest research universities in Germany
    (Source: QS World University Ranking 2023: 1st place for citations per scientist)


  • One of the world's most innovative universities
    (Source: Reuters Ranking 2019: 1st place in Germany and among the top 15 globally - together with Stanford, MIT and Harvard)


  • One of the world's most application-oriented universities
    (Source: Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2023: 1st place in industry: measured by the number of patents and third-party funding income from industry)

Practical orientation

  • Co-operations with renowned international companies, e.g. Siemens and adidas

  • Transdisciplinary clusters,
    e.g. the medical technology cluster Medical Valley


  • Creative co-operation concepts:
    e.g. the Josephs Innovation Lab


  • Consistent practical orientation in executive education (lecturers, content, guest speakers)

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