School of Business and Economics

What's new on studying?

Information on the Corona Crisis

We would like to reassure that - also with possible restrictions due to the Corona pandemic - it will be possible to take all mandatory courses.

Based on the current situation, teaching in the winter semester 2021/22 is to take place in limited attendance mode. This means for the teachers as well as for the students that they should be prepared to be on site. Courses with more than 100 participants (especially lectures) are still to be offered online. Courses (especially in the Master's programs) with many international students will be offered online or hybrid. All online courses should also be offered asynchronously to make it easier for students to switch between face-to-face and online courses.

In the Economics Masters, it will be possible to study without presence in Tübingen also in the winter semester 2021/22. In the Business Masters, there will be more classes taught in person. Please always check the information on the individual courses in Alma.

In terms of space planning, we still have to assume the current distance rules (1.5 m). This results in a bottleneck for the planning of face-to-face events. Basically, we have to point out that centrally issued regulations by the ministry and the rectorate are binding. Therefore, what is described here is a probable scenario and thus a certain basis for planning for this winter semester.

Information for students - Information for international students (incoming)

It's your turn to ask questions - The Academic Advisory Service helps you to answer them

From the summer semester 2021 on, you will have the opportunity to talk to us about specific topics. We are thinking less in terms of a frontal lecture and more in terms of the opportunity to ask your questions on specific topics after a short input and to get started with the planning of your studies.

We are currently in our summer break. However, you are welcome to send us any further topic requests to studienfachberatungspam prevention@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de. The events will take place via zoom until further notice and is scheduled for a maximum of 1 hour, depending on the questions that you ask.

We have already talked about changing majors, applying for a bachelor's degree, and your further planning in the programs B.Sc. International Economics, B.Sc. International Business Administration, and B.Sc. Economics and Business Administration. We have also discussed the topic of key qualifications as well as your further planning in the minor subject Business Administration/Economics. We have talked about (career) orientation even early in your studies and the choice of areas of advanced undergraduate studies, the orientation exam and the end of studies. We also discussed what to consider when writing the Bachelor's thesis.

Research semesters

"For certain research and development projects [...], professors may be released from their other duties in whole or in part (studio semester, repertoire semester, research semester or practical semester), leaving their salaries as they are. The proper representation of the subject in teaching as well as the carrying out of examinations must be guaranteed. As a rule, leave of absence can only be granted for one semester and at the earliest four years after the end of the last period of absence."

§ 49 State University Act Baden-Württemberg, Paragraph 6

The following research semesters are planned:

Students should check with the relevant professors at an early stage to find out what effects the research semesters have on medium-term teaching planning. This is often announced on the pages of the research units.

New professorships at the School of Business and Economics

Six new professorships are expected to be filled at the School of Business and Economics in the semesters to come:

  • W1 Professorship in International Macroeconomics: Dr. Willi Mutschler has accepted the offer and will start on April 1, 2021. The professorship is limited to six years.
  • W3 Professorship for Business Administration, esp. Financial Institutions (early appointment of the successor to Prof. Dr. Werner Neus). The appointment is to take place on April 1, 2022. Professor Neus will continue in office until the end of winter semester of 2024/25, so there will be temporarily more teaching capacity.
  • Prof. Dr. Renate Hecker will take a leave of absence from the winter semester 2021/22. Her succession to the W3-Professorship for Business Administration, esp. Financial Accounting will initially be covered by various teaching assignments in the winter semester 2021/22. The teaching offer in the bachelor's and master's degree programs in the area of financial accounting is thus ensured.
  • Two W3 Professorships of Economics (early appointment of the successor to Prof. Dr. Manfred Stadler and successor to Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kohler) are planned to be filled until April 2022. Professor Stadler will continue in office until the end of summer semester 2025, so there will be temporarily more teaching capacity. Professor Kohler will retire from active service at the end of the winter semester 2021/22.
  • Tenure-Track Professorship in Data Science in Economics - the aim is to fill the position by April 2022.

Improvement for students of the B.Sc. International Economics with Spanish, French or Italian

Instead of French/Spanish/Italian-German translation, students can now take a course at the Foreign Language Center

Instead of French/Spanish/Italian-German translation, students can now take a course at the Foreign Language Center

The current curriculum in Romanic languages requires students of the B.Sc. International Economics to complete 15 ECTS credits per Romanic language. The exact language study plan can be found on p. 5 et seq. of the module handbook for the extracurricular courses, which can be downloaded here: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/30991#c88779.

According to this, the 15 ECTS credits are divided into two modules: a module on Language Practice I with 6 ECTS credits and a module on Literature and Cultural Studies or on Linguistics with 9 ECTS credits. The module on Language Practice I consists of a basic course, which determines the grade of the module, and an ungraded Romanic language-German translation course. This translation course can now be replaced for Spanish, French or Italian by a course at the Foreign Language Center. To do this, students take a language placement test (C-Test) at the Foreign Language Center and take a language course in their chosen Romanic language that is appropriate for them. This can be, for example, Business Spanish/Business French or, depending on what is offered, Business Italian. Please keep in mind that the grade of the module Language Practice I is determined by the basic course taken at the Romanic Institute. Information about the C-Test at the Foreign Language Center can be found here: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/55482#c1135540.

For further questions please contact the Academic Advising Service: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/129646.

Bachelor

B303 Topics in Applications of Finance

Contrary to the announcements in the module handbook, seminar B303 Topics on Applications of Finance will not be offered in summer semester 2021.

B313 Topics in Microfinance

Contrary to the information in the module manual, the B313 Topics in Microfinance module will no longer be offered until further notice.

B321-B323 Aspects of Marketing Management 1-3 - winter semester 2020/21

Within the modules B321-B323 Aspects of Marketing Management 1-3 the following offers will be available in the winter semester 2021/22:

Please note that you can only complete the three modules B321-B323 Aspects of Marketing Management, so you can only choose a maximum of three courses from this offer.

B353 International Taxation

Contrary to the information in the module handbook, module B353 International Taxation will not be offered in summer semester 2021.

B354 Empirical Research in International Business Taxation

Unlike stated in the module manual, the module B354 Empirical Research in International Business Taxation will not be offered in the winter semester 2021/22.

B355 Aspects of International Tax Management

In addition to the information in the module handbook, module B355 Aspects of International Tax Management will be offered in the winter semester 2020/21.

B360 Organizational Behavior

Contrary to the information in the Module Handbook, B360 Organizational Behavior cannot be offered in the summer semester of 2021.

Bachelor courses in International Accounting and Auditing

In the winter semester 2021/22 there will be various exciting offers in the field of International Accounting and Auditing. Lectureships have been being awarded for the following Bachelor courses:

  • Accounting Regulation and Standard Setting (6 ECTS, lecturer Sebastian Hoffmann - University of Edinburgh)
  • Behavioural Accounting (6 ECTS, lecturer Andreas Hellmann - University of Sydney)

B395 Innovative Topics in International Business - Leadership and Business Negotiation Across Cultures

As part of the new module B395 Innovative Topics in International Business, Prof. Dr. Jörg Büechl will offer the course Leadership and Business Negotiation Across Cultures online in the summer semester 2021. The module B395 is creditable in the area of advanced undergraduate studies International Business as well as in Elective Studies. In the winter semester 2021/22 Prof. Dr. Jörg Büechl will offer Business Development: Western Companies entering the Chinese Market within the module B395. This course is also creditable toward the module B391 Intercultural Management and Ethics.

B396 Management Simulation Going Global

The module B396 Management Simulation Going Global will not be offered with 6 ECTS points in the near future. However, the simulation will be offered in the summer semester 2021 for 3 ECTS points. It can then be credited together with a 3 ECTS points course of the Global Ethic Institute in Module B391 Intercultural Management and Ethics. Please note that Module B391 can only be taken once.

BA300, BA301, BA302 Bachelor Thesis in International Economics, International Business Administration and Economics and Business Administration

In the winter semester 2021/22 and in the summer semester 2022 the school will again offer numerous bachelor thesis seminars. Further information on the allocation procedure and the offers can be found here.

E31x Labor Economics and E31y Economics of Business Taxation

Two new courses will be offered in the winter semester 2021/22. Labor Economics (Dr. Tobias Brändle) and Economics of Business Taxation (Giacomo Brusco). The exact crediting options in the areas of advanced undergraduate studies have yet to be clarified.

E320B Economics in Action

In the summer semester 2021 economic professors will be offering E320B Economics in Action as an online lecture series. The lecture provides an overview of economic topics and is structured according to the research focus of the different economic research units.

E323 Globalization and Wages

Contrary to what is stated in the module manual, E323 Globalization and Wages will not be offered in the summer semester 2021 nor in the winter semester 2021/22.

E350 Innovation and Technological Change

Contrary to what is stated in the module manual, the module E350 Innovation and Technological Change will not be offered in the summer semester 2021. IInstead, the module is now generally offered in the winter semester.

E371 Theory and Policy of International Trade

In the module handbook, 6 ECTS credits are allocated for E371 Theory and Policy of International Trade. In the summer semester 2021, the module will be extended and students can therefore obtain 9 ECTS credits.

E373 Geographical Economics

Contrary to the information in the module handbook, the module E373 Geographical Economics will not be offered in the winter semester 2020/21 nor in the winter semester 2021/22.

E380 Current Topics in Economics and Business Administration - offers in the winter semester 2021/22

Within the module E380 Selected Aspects of Economics and Business Administration the following courses will be offered in the winter semester 2021/22:

  • E380B History of Economic Thinking, Prof. Goldschmidt, blocked lecture, on-site if possible
  • E380F Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Dr. Leticia Hoppe, on-site if possible
  • E380G Green Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility, on-site if possible

Please note that you can only fill module E380 once. E380F is alternatively creditable in the modules B321-B323 Aspects of Marketing Management.

Q716 Topics in Economics

Contrary to the announcement in the module handbook, the dialogue seminar (Q716 Topics in Economics) will be offered in the summer semester 2021.

S310 Financial Market Microstructure

Contrary to the announcements in the module handbook, S310 Financial Market Microstructure will not be offered in summer semester 2021.

S311 Econometrics Lab

Contrary to the announcement in the module handbook, S311 Econometrics Lab will not be offered in practice in the summer semester 2021.

S313 Computational Econometrics with Excel and R

S313 Computational Econometrics with Excel and R will not be offered in the summer semester 2021.

Labor Economics and Economics of Business Taxation

We expect to offer a Labor Economics course and an Economics of Business Taxation course in the winter semester of 2021/22.  Further details to follow.

Master

B404A Portfolio management

In the winter semester 2021/22, the Chair of Finance offers a new course on B404A portfolio management. The course will creditable in module B404 Modern Issues in Finance. The module comprises 6 ECTS credits.

B412 Bank Management

Contrary to what is stated in the module manual, the module B412 Bank Management will not be offered in the winter semester 2021/22.

B414c CFA Colloquium

In addition to the information in the module handbook, Prof. Azarmi will be offering a CFA Colloquium in the winter semester 2021/22 (6 ECTS credits, creditable within modules B414A or B414B).

B441 Comparative Employment Relations

Contrary to the announcement in the module manual, module B441 Comparative Employment Relations will not be offered in the summer semester 2021.

B463 Strategy & Innovation

Contrary to what is stated in the module manual, B463B Business plans für Start-ups will be offered in the summer semester 2021. The course B463B Business plans für Start-ups can be selected in module B463 Strategy & Innovation. As agreed by the examination office, students can attend both the Business plans for startups and Strategy & Innovation courses.

Module B463 Strategy & Innovation will not be offered in the winter semester 2020/21.

B465 Specialisation in Economic Research

In the module handbook, the module B465 Specialisation in Economic Research is indicated as winter semester or summer semester. The module will be offered in the winter semester 2021/22.

Master courses in International Accounting and Auditing

In the winter semester 2021/22 there will be various exciting offers in the field of International Accounting and Auditing. Lectureships have been being awarded for the following Master courses:

  • Contemporary Accounting Practice (lecturer Andreas Hellmann - University of Sydney), in Core Studies complemented by a colloquium (lecturer Martin Ruf) (9 ECTS)
  • Advanced International Financial Reporting (6 ECTS, lecturer Sebastian Hoffmann - University of Edinburgh)
  • Sustainability Accounting and CSR 4.0 (6 ECTS, lecturer Florian Hoos - HEC Paris)
  • Contemporary Accounting Practice (6 ECTS (if not already taken in Core Studies), lecturer Andreas Hellmann - University of Sydney)
  • Master Seminar Financial Accounting and Auditing (9 ECTS, lecturer Martin Ruf)

B493A Doing Business in Selected Countries and World Regions

In the summer semester 2021 students will be able to choose the following online-courses within the container module B493 Doing Business in Selected Countries and World Regions:

  • Doing Business in China, Wei Manske-Wang

  • Doing Business in Japan, Professor Sierk Horn

  • Doing Business in Korea, Professor Fabian Jintae Froese

  • Doing Business in South America, Pofessor Sascha Fürst

In order to complete the module with 6 ECTS credits, students take two of the courses.

B491, B492, B494 Current Issues in International Business 1, 2 and 3

The Research Unit of International Business can offer an additional  option at master level: Within the modules B491, B492 and B494 Current Issues in International Business 1, 2 and 3, the Prof. Büechl already offered the course B494A Chinese Business Management in the winter semester 2019/20. In the summer semester 2020 were able to choose between two courses (B494B Digital Transformation of the Global Business World, Markus Schmidt and B494C China's Economic System and Economic Culture, Prof. Herrmann-Pillath)

The possibilities for crediting are the same as for B494A.

In the winter semester 2020/21 the course B494A Chinese Business Management will be offered again.

In the summer semester 2021 the courses B494C China's Economic System and Economic Culture and B491 New Marketing in China will be offered.

In the winter semester 2021/22 the course B494A Chinese Business Management will be offered again.

B511 Advanced Topics in Banking

Prof. Ted Azarmi usually offers a seminar in the winter semester, which will not be offered in the winter semester 2021/22. Instead, Ted Azarmi will offer a CFA Colloquium (B414c), which will be creditable within the framework of modules B414A and B414B.

CM5_0X Advanced Topics in...

Within the moduls CM5_0X Advanced Topics in... you will find the following seminars scheduled for the winter semester 2021/22:

  • B510 Master Seminar on Banking, Prof. Neus
  • B530 Master Seminar on Managerial Accounting, Prof. Kampkötter
  • B550 Master Seminar in International Business Taxation, Prof. Ruf
  • B590 Masterseminar in International Business, Prof. Pudelko
  • E512 Master Seminar on Organizations and Behavior of Firms, Dr. Giacomo Brusco
  • E530 Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics - Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Prof. Müller/Prof. Mutschler
  • E540 Advanced Topics in Economics and International Economics, Prof. Stähler
  • E550 Masterseminar in Economic Theory, Prof. Stadler
  • E560A Master Seminar on Historical Financial Research, Prof. Baten
  • E561A Seminar on Quantitative Economic History, Prof. Baten
  • E571 Topics in Development Economics, Prof. Merlo
  • S510/S520 Master Seminar on Econometrics, Prof. Biewen/Prof. Grammig

DS404-DS406 Data Science Techniques 4-6 - Python, ML, Big Data Computing, Applied Research with R, Practical Deep Learning from Visual Data

Within the modules DS404-DS406 Data Science Techniques 4-6 the following offers will be available in the winter semester 2021/22:

  • DS405B Practical Deep Learning for Language Processing, Aseem Behl (online)
  • DS405 Machine Learning Applications in Business and Economics, Prof. Mayer (online)
  • DS404 Data Science with Python, Prof. Mayer (online)

Within the modules DS404-DS406 Data Science Techniques 4-6 the following offers will be available in the summer semester 2021:

  • DS404B Big Data Computing, Jonathan Fuhr (on-site if possible)
  • DS404C Applied Research with R, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Keller (on-site if possible)
  • DS405B Practical Deep Learning from Visual Data, Aseem Behl (online)

Within the modules DS404-DS406 Data Science Techniques 4-6 the following offers will be available in the winter semester 2020/2021:

  • DS404A Data Science with Python, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mayer
  • DS405 Machine Learning Applications in Business and Economics, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mayer
  • DS406 Machine Learning in Empirical Policy Analysis, Prof. Dr. Georg Wamser und Prof. Dr. Kristina Strohmaier

The courses are creditable in modules DS404-DS406 Data Science Techniques 4-6 in the specialization studies focus Data Science Techniques as well as in the elective areas of the other M.Sc. programs. Please note that you can only fill modules DS404-DS406 once each, i.e. you can choose a maximum of three courses.

E410 Topics in Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Competition

For module E410 Topics in Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Competition, Andrea Tulli will offer an empirical course on Fiscal Federalism in the winter semester 2021/22.

E427 Globalization and Labor Markets

In the module manual, summer or winter is indicated for as the cycle E427 Globalization and Labor Markets. The module will take place in the summer term 2021 when professor Kohler will be offering the course E427A International Migration. In the winter semester 2021/22 the module will not be offered.

E431 Open Economy Macroeconomics

Contrary to the announcement in the module manual, the module E431 Open Economy Macroeconomics will not take place in the winter semester 2021/22.

New Course on Health Economics

Sean Fahle, PhD will give a new course on E461 Health Economics in the winter semester 2021/22 worth 6 ECTS credits. It will be creditable in the following areas:

M.Sc. Accounting and Finance: Specialization Studies, Elective Studies
M.Sc. Data Science in Business and Economics: Free Elective Studies
M.Sc. Economics: Specialization Studies Applied Economics, Elective Studies Economics, Elective Studies Finance, Free Elective Studies
M.Sc. Economics and Finance: Specialization Studies Economics, Elective Studies Economics, Elective Studies Finance, Free Elective Studies
M.Sc. European Economics: Specialization Studies Focus Economics, Specialization Studies Focus International Economics, Free Elective Studies
M.Sc. European/International/General Management: Elective Studies
M.Sc. International Economics: Specialization Studies International Macroeconomics, Elective Studies Economics, Elective Studies Finance, Free Elective Studies
M.Sc. Management and Economics: Elective Studies

S413 Financial Economics

In contrast to the information in the module handbook, the module S413 Financial Economics will not be offered in the winter semester 2021/22.