Your studies are drawing to a close: the last exam will soon be written, the final thesis submitted - what now?
On this page we have compiled all the important information you need to successfully complete your studies.
After all your credits have been accounted for, you must close your Credit Point account by completing the form and handing it in at the examination office. Please note that your account must be closed by you and will not be closed automatically when you exmatriculate yourself. Only those who close their credit point account will also be invited to the next graduation ceremony and receive their degree certificate there (see below).
Important: You can no longer earn further credit points once you have closed your account - the Bachelor's thesis must have been corrected, all certificates must have been handed in. (Exception: Master's thesis - here it is sufficient if the registration has taken place).
It is possible to close the credit point account after your exmatriculation.
If you are studying a minor in Business Administration or Economics, you must write an e-mail to the examination office stating that you have completed your Bachelor's minor. A certificate of completion of the Bachelor's minor subject is not automatically issued.
When you close your credit point account, you can specify which modules in which focus areas should be credited - if you do not specify anything, the examination office will put together the combination with the best possible grade point average for you. If you have any questions about the correct crediting of modules, the team at the Student Advisory Service will be happy to advise you.
Whether it's a subsequent Master's degree, a doctoral thesis, an internship or direct entry into a career: find out about application deadlines and processes early on. Even as a student, you can build up a network and make it easier for yourself to start your career.
- You can find information on a postgraduate Master's programme in Tübingen here.
- For your job search, we recommend that you enter a personal keyword search in our Praxis Portal.
- Take advantage of the free offer of our application portfolio check and get advice on your cover letter and CV.
- Expand your network and find out which job could suit you. We look forward to your participation in the next workshop at the University of Tübingen.
- You can borrow books from us on the topics of "Karriere & Traumjob", "richtig Bewerben" or "optimal Vorbereitet auf das Auswahlgespräch".
If you would like to remain enrolled until the end of the semester, it is sufficient not to re-register. If you wish to give up your student status earlier due to full-time employment or similar, you must exmatriculate (further information and the form are provided by the Student Office). If you exmatriculate no later than one month after the start of lectures, you will be reimbursed the administrative fee of 70€.
Please note that in addition to exmatriculation, you must also close your credit point account as soon as all your achievements have been accounted for by completing the form and handing it in at the examination office. Important: You can no longer earn credit points once you have closed your account - the Bachelor's thesis must have been corrected, all certificates must have been handed in. (Exception: Master's thesis - here it is sufficient if the registration has taken place). Please also note that your account must be closed by you and is not automatically closed when you exmatriculate. Only those who close their credit point account will also be invited to the next graduation ceremony and receive their degree certificate there (see below).
If you would like to be enrolled beyond the end of the current semester, for example because of an internship, you can always re-register regularly. Important: This is only possible if you have not yet closed your credit point account and have not yet exceeded the maximum number of semesters.
The graduation ceremony at the Department of Business and Economics always takes place on the last Friday in June and in November. If you would like to attend as a graduate, please close your Credit Point account at least 4 weeks prior to the graduation ceremony. The examination office invites all students who have closed their Credit Point account in the last six months by letter to the graduation ceremony and prepares the reports. If you are unable to attend the graduation ceremony in person, your certificate will be sent to you after the ceremony. If you need a preliminary certificate, for example for an employment contract, the examination office will be glad to issue it to you as soon as you have closed your account. All graduates of the year, whether present at the graduation ceremony or not, are cordially invited to submit a profile for the respective yearbook that the non-profit "Alumni- und Förderverein WiWi-Netzwerk Tübingen e.V." will publish on behalf of on behalf of the students.
What happens at the graduation ceremony?
The graduation ceremony usually takes place from 5 p.m. and in a festive setting in the "Neue Aula". In addition to the presentation of reports, you can expect speeches by the year patron and the year spokesman, the awarding of prizes, music by the collegium musicum and a subsequent champagne reception in the Wandelhalle, where the yearbook of the final year will also be handed out for the first time.
At each graduation ceremony, one of the graduates will address his or her fellow students with a short 10-15 minute speech as a year spokesperson. If you would like to nominate someone for the role, please feel free to contact us! We are accepting suggestions for upcoming year representatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to nominate yourself if you are interested.
The yearbook is a small book that the non-profit Alumni- und Förderverein WiWi-Netzwerk Tübingen e.V. publishes every semester for the graduation ceremony. In addition to a list of graduates (with first name, last name, degree programme), it contains short half-page profiles of all graduates of the year who submit a profile for it.
The yearbook is produced exclusively for commemorative and networking purposes and, for data protection reasons, is only issued to those who are also part of the yearbook!
More information about the yearbook can be found here.
Whether it's a master's degree, internship or job placement: Stay connected to the University of Tübingen even after you have successfully completed your studies - as an alumnus, you can benefit from our alumni offers for WiWis and remain optimally networked.
From the alumni newsletter, joint networking in social media (Xing, LinkedIn, Facebook), events for our alumni to regulars' tables in many cities in Germany, many connection opportunities await you! Visit our alumni page and become an active part and benefit from our network!
Be sure to subscribe to our alumni newsletter before you leave the university so that you can stay informed about the most important events for us WiWis here in Tübingen.
We would like to encourage you to join our non-profit alumni and support association WiWi Netzwerk Tübingen e.V. (12€/year for students, 36€/year for full members). The association supports our offers around the topic of career entry and personal development with many events, organises annual alumni meetings and regulars' tables in various cities in Germany and much more. The membership fee is tax-deductible.
We also recommend that you take a look at what the university's general alumni services have to offer.
The team of the School of Business and Economics Contact Point, the team of "Praxis und Beruf" of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, the Career Service of the University are happy to support you in order to facilitate your entry into professional life - among other things with application checks, further education and career orientation courses, start-up advice, and many other helpful offers. Get informed early and use the offers of the department and the university to start building a network even before graduation.
The most important offers especially for students of economics:
- Take advantage of our application portfolio check
- Attend career guidance and networking events
- Find job offers and internships in our Praxis Portal
- Stay informed with wiwinews online, our newsletter for students with tips, event information and topics of the week.
Offers for students of the School of Business and Economics and of the University:
If you apply for one of our Master's degree programmes in due time, you can already take courses from the Master's degree programme in the summer term. If you are accepted, you can take the exams and transfer these achievements to the Master's programme. You can find more information about our Master's programmes here.
Please note: There is a certain risk regarding participation in examinations. Students can only take part in the Master's examinations if they have previously been admitted to a Master's degree programme. To register for the examination, write an e-mail to the examination office and ask to register for the examination of the corresponding Master's course. The e-mail should contain the indication that you have been admitted to a Master's programme.
With linking alumni and students of the School of Business and Economics, we encourage a lively career-supporting exchange. Therefore, mentoring is one-to-one on a voluntary basis. It is up to the mentors and mentees to decide how often and in what form (by phone, Skype, etc.) they want to do the mentoring. The target is a duration of approximately one year, but mentoring can be continued informally beyond that.
Mentors can, within the framework of this voluntary work
- reflect on one's own career
- stay in contact with the alma mater through the exchange with students and keep up to date with the current state of research and teaching
- use mentoring as a recruiting opportunity.