Faculty of Economic Sciences

Faculty of Economic Sciences bid farewell to Spring graduates

The Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Göttingen bid farewell to Spring graduates on Friday, 2 June 2017: In the winter semester 2016/ 2017, 380 students received their degrees: 213 students received degrees in the Bachelor's programmes and 167 students successfully completed a Master's programme. In 2016, 48 doctorates received their doctoral diplomas.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rübel, Dean of Study, welcomed the participants to the festive event. Then spoke Prof. Dr. Waldemar Toporowski, chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Economic Sciences, and Henrik Wesseloh as representative of the alumni.

Awards for outstanding graduates from the Faculty of Economic Sciences in the amount of 1,000 Euros each were also given. The internationally active laboratory and process technology provider Sartorius donated the prize for graduates that is named after the founder of the company. The "Florenz Sartorius-Preis" is awarded to the best graduates in the discipline of Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Systems, and Business and Human Resource Education as well as two distinguished doctoral theses.


Preisträger des Florenz-Sartorius-Preises Juni 2017
(f.l.t.r.) Ines Majewski (Head of Sartorius College), Dr. Christian Michaelis, Dr. Sebastian Firk, Dr. Alexander Silbersdorff, David Marz, Jens Rakers, Jonas Seesing und Lea Neufeld (Photo: Fotostudio Wilder)



The recipients of the graduate prizes in June 2017 are Lea Neufeld (Bachelor of Science in Betriebswirtschaftslehre), Jonas Seesing (Bachelor of Arts in Economics/2-Subject-Bachelor), Jens Rakers (Bachelor of Arts in Business and Human Resource Education) and David Marz (Master of Science in Business Information Systems). Dr. Sebastian Firk, Dr. Christian Michaelis and Dr. Alexander Silbersdorff were awarded for their doctoral theses. Dr. Firk and Dr. Michaelis are sharing the prize for their doctoral theses in Business Administration:

  • Dr. Sebastian Firk: "Value-based management and firm performance - An empirical analysis of antecedents and contingencies" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff)
  • Dr. Christian Michaelis: "Competence Development toward Sustainable Operational Management: A Longitudinal Study in Vocational Educational Training" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber)
  • Dr. Alexander Silbersdorff: "The Regression of an Equitable Market Economy - Analysing Inequality in Germany from the Bottom Up Using Structured Additive Distributional Regression" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib)



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