RWTH Business School

RWTH Business School

RWTH Business School’s leitmotif “The Technological Edge” stands for unique graduate and executive education made in Germany, and for outstanding programs at the intersection of management and technology. 

Top reasons to study here

  • RWTH Business School is located at the heart of RWTH Aachen University, one of Europe's biggest technical universities.
  • RWTH Business School is an institution dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and to creating an environment that promotes this goal.
  • RWTH Business School offers premium, qualified continuing education tailored to solving the grand challenges of today and tomorrow.



We build on the academic excellence of the faculty of business and economics of RWTH Aachen University. Our educational approach aims to equip you with an integrated understanding of management, engineering, and technology. We place value on 

  • hands-on experience by working on real-world managerial or technological challenges; 
  • participant-centered learning by emphasizing the interaction between instructors and participants through case discussions, group presentations, debates, or lab sessions, always in small class sizes;
  • an interdisciplinary mindset by focussing on the intersection between management and technology, helping you tackle real-world challenges from multiple perspectives;
  • intercultural teams as working in multicultural teams is a given in today’s world.


The School of Business and Economics has recently established four Research Areas. Each of these reflects the tightly-meshed research activities within the School and each is also a point of contact for collaboration with other schools, faculties, and centers at RWTH Aachen University. This enables business and economics students – from the onset of their studies – to observe problems from diverse perspectives. This approach continues to give the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University a decisive edge over other business schools.


The skills, networks, and experiences that our students acquire will prove invaluable in their future development. As people who speak and understand the languages of technology and business, participants at RWTH Business School have many opportunities after graduation – whether as executives in established companies or as entrepreneurs. We support you on your path from the beginning with our very own career service. This includes our RWTH Business School job portal, CV checks, application training, networking events, 1:1 consultations and much more.


Housing services

The availability of university accommodation in Aachen is limited. Therefore, participation in individual allocation procedures is usually required. Because of the demand for university accommodation, it can be necessary to switch to the private accommodation market. There are a number of options for finding private accommodation in and around Aachen. Accommodation on the private market is priced between 290 EUR and 550 EUR per month, of course depending on the size and the number of rooms. For short-term accommodation, there are many hotels, a few youth hostels, and a boardinghouse.

RWTH Business School provides some rooms for international students in a flat-sharing community:

Library services

As a student of RWTH Business School, you are also a student of RWTH Aachen University and thus able to use the services and facilities like the different libraries. They help with:

  • literature searches (even with courses)

  • acquisition requests

  • information on reference management with the programs EndNote and Citavi, financed by campus licenses

  • internet workstations

  • and more

ICT services

  • eduroam – worldwide up to date/online around the world - an introduction to free WLAN internet access for members of RWTH, and not only through the university network.
  • Your own email address
  • VPN - Work from home securely: Secure outside access to internal RWTH web content - the VPN service for members of the university

Medical services

In Germany, you typically select and register with a General Practitioner (GP) who acts as your "family doctor" (Hausarzt). The GP will refer you to other specialists such as eye specialists, dermatologists, etc.

Student Life

Campus life

One of the highlights of our Business School is its location on the RWTH Aachen campus. Research and teaching in Aachen are first and foremost application-oriented and targeted at finding practical solutions to real-world challenges. Visible evidence of this is the RWTH Aachen campus, which is being developed in close cooperation with industry and will form one of the largest research parks in Europe.

All central facilities and most classrooms of the RWTH Business School are located on the RWTH Aachen campus which is spread out around the city, allowing students to experience the exciting intersection of management and technology first-hand and on a daily basis.

Sports facilities

The university hosts extensive leisure and sports facilities such as gyms, fitness rooms, weights rooms, a pool, a beach sports area, a football field, a modern running track as well as tennis courts. For sports such as climbing or riding, the Sports Centre cooperates with various sports centers in and around Aachen. Most water sports courses offered by the Sports Centre take place at Wildenhof, a university-owned property of the Rursee lake. From "classical" sports like football or Badminton to more "exotic" ones like capoeira - there should be something for everyone!

Student clubs

At RWTH Aachen University, you can engage yourself in one of the more than 75 student initiatives. Founded by and for students there are initiatives for everyone, whether you are into technology, sports, or culture, if you want to show social engagement, or if you are looking for international exchange. From A for Aachen Drone Development Initiative (ADDI) to W for Windfänger e.V. the initiatives offer lots of different possibilities to gain some practical experience besides your studies, meet new people, work on your social skills, and prepare for your professional life.


The school of business and economics at RWTH Aachen University is one of the few faculties in Germany to bear the international seal of approval of the renowned accreditation agency Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). With the re-accreditation in 2021, the AACSB praised the high quality standard in teaching and research, the innovative ability of the faculty as well as the commitment of the teachers. This applies in particular to the extensive e-learning offerings. Worldwide, only 5% of the economic science faculties are AACSB accredited. In Germany, only nine other faculties or business schools meet the high international standards of the AACSB.

Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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