Best Business and Management Universities in Germany 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Business and Management was created using data derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index only includes publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Business and Management research’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scholars from the area of Business and Management , based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Business and Management, as many as 7820 researchers were investigated.

What is D-index approval threshold for Business and Management
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be evaluated is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Business and Management. The inclusion factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification methods
Since our leading mission is to ensure that only credible scholars are mentioned in the ranking we realize that raw data are never meant to be a complete tool to evaluate the work of researchers. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our goal
Our mission is to inspire researchers, companies and decision-makers around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Business and Management
With 28 institutions Germany ranks in spot 3 globally.

As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Germany is Technical University of Munich with 4 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Business and Management ranking. It is followed by Friedrich Schiller University Jena with 3 scientists and Leuphana University of Lüneburg with 2 scholars.

The most prominent researchers in the field of Business and Management in Germany are representing University of Mannheim, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Technical University of Munich, University of Kassel, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Universität Hamburg, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Hamburg University of Technology, University of Siegen, RWTH Aachen University. Technical University of Munich is highlighted as the best university in the Germany in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 173. Ranking on the second place is Friedrich Schiller University Jena with a total D-index of 144. The third spot is occupied by Leuphana University of Lüneburg with a total D-index of 116.

The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 65 in comparison to an average of 65 for all 28 institutions featured in ranking.

The average number of published papers in the discipline of Business and Management by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 317 in comparison to an average of 317 for all 28 universities.

The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 18790 against an average of 18790 for all 28 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
134 World 1 National Scholars 4 1,562 Σ D-index 173
155 World 2 National Scholars 3 651 Σ D-index 144
192 World 3 National Scholars 2 655 Σ D-index 116
223 World 4 National Scholars 2 420 Σ D-index 93
228 World 5 National Scholars 2 615 Σ D-index 92
241 World 6 National Scholars 1 396 Σ D-index 85
245 World 7 National Scholars 2 326 Σ D-index 83
260 World 8 National Scholars 2 351 Σ D-index 75
266 World 9 National Scholars 2 382 Σ D-index 73
273 World 10 National Scholars 2 180 Σ D-index 72
276 World 11 National Scholars 2 208 Σ D-index 71
288 World 12 National Scholars 2 325 Σ D-index 65
294 World 13 National Scholars 1 153 Σ D-index 63
303 World 14 National Scholars 1 221 Σ D-index 59
309 World 15 National Scholars 1 267 Σ D-index 57
338 World 16 National Scholars 1 273 Σ D-index 50
343 World 17 National Scholars 1 313 Σ D-index 49
359 World 18 National Scholars 1 288 Σ D-index 46
389 World 19 National Scholars 1 139 Σ D-index 42
407 World 20 National Scholars 1 140 Σ D-index 40
416 World 21 National Scholars 1 125 Σ D-index 39
419 World 22 National Scholars 1 96 Σ D-index 39
438 World 23 National Scholars 1 93 Σ D-index 37
444 World 24 National
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Hertie School

Scholars 1 124 Σ D-index 36
445 World 25 National Scholars 1 120 Σ D-index 36
456 World 26 National Scholars 1 215 Σ D-index 35
471 World 27 National Scholars 1 181 Σ D-index 34
495 World 28 National Scholars 1 76 Σ D-index 33

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