School of Business and Economics

What's new on studying?

New format of the Academic Affairs office - it's your turn to ask questions

From now 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 have already set the first dates and topics, and 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. Topics so far have been about changing your major and planning your 2nd semester within the B.Sc. International Economics, B.Sc. International Business Administration and the B.Sc. Economics and Business Administration. We have also talked about key qualifications as well as questions about the minor business administration/economics.

  • Tuesday, April 20, 10 a.m.: Questions about (career) orientation, even early in your studies - are you thinking about what to focus on in your studies, how best to gain practical experience, or how to find out which profession might suit you? Do you need more specific advice on how to apply or are you thinking about where to apply? You want to know more about the offers directly at the school, from first work experience to a personal mentor? - Then click here, we will help you: https://zoom.us/j/93381501586
  • Tuesday, April 27, 10 a.m.: Questions about the areas of advanced undergraduate studies, especially about elective studies - You attended the info session for the areas of advanced undergraduate studies in January, but how did it work again with choosing the courses? What can I do in the Elective Studies area and can I also do business studies although I am actually studying economics? Or do you have any other questions about the further course of studies? Then click here, we will help you: https://zoom.us/j/98273354947

  • Tuesday, May 4, 10 a.m.: Questions about the orientation exam - The exams of the winter semester are over and somehow things aren't quite going as you expected? You have already used up two attempts for Macroeconomics or Mathematics for Economics and Business Administration and now you don't really know if you still have the chance to pass the Orientation exam? And what's more - when do you have to pass it again? Then click here, we will help you: https://zoom.us/j/94319696046

Information on the Corona Crisis

Information for students - Information for international students (incoming)

The majority of the 2021 summer semester courses will continue to be held online. We hope that some smaller courses can be held on-site again.

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 probably be bridged by a substitute professorship in the winter semester 2021/22. The realization of the module book-keeping (B180) in the winter semester 2021/22 is already 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 term 2020/21

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

  •    B321A Applied Marketing Models, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Keller, on-site, if possible
  •    B321B Brand Management, Professor Oliver Schnittka, online
  •    B321J Consumer Behavior, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mayer, online
  •    E380G Green Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility, Dr, Leticia Hoppe, on-site if possible

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 2020/21.

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.

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. The number of participants will be limited to 30. The module B395 is expected to be creditable in the area of advanced undergraduate studies International Business as well as in Elective Studies.

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

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. The module will however be offered in the winter semester 2021/22.

E324 International Economic Organizations

Contrary to the information in the module handbook, E324 International Economic Organizations will not be offered in the 2021 summer semester.

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.

E380 Current Topics in Economics and Business Administration - offers in the summer semester 2021

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

  • E380B Social Market Economy, Prof. Goldschmidt, blocked lecture, on-site if possible
  • E380E The Economics of Networks, Dr. Matthias Müller
  • 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.

Master

B404A Portfolio management

In the winter semester 2020/21, 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 2020/21.

B414c CFA Colloquium

In addition to the information in the module handbook, Prof. Azarmi will be offering a CFA Colloquium in the winter semester 2020/21 (6 ECTS credits, creditable within modules B414A or B414B).

B415 Institutional Economics

In addition to the information in the module handbook, Prof. Neus will offer a module B415 Institutional Economics in winter semester 2020/21.

B434 Managerial Accounting: Control Systems, Top Executives, and Ethics

Due to the sabbatical of Prof. Dr. Patrick Kampkötter in the winter semester 2020/21, the module B434 Managerial Accounting: Control Systems, Top Executives, and Ethics will be cancelled.

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.

B454 Topics in International Business Taxation

In contrast to the announcement in the module manual, the module B454 Topics in International Business Taxation 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. Prof. Veer will offer the module in the summer semester 2020 as well as in the summer semester 2021. Here, you'll find further information. The module will not be offered in the winter semester 2020/21.

B480 Corporate Governance and Auditing, B481 Valuation

The cycle for B480 Corporate Governance and Auditing changes to the winter semester and at the same time the cycle for B481 Valuation changes to the summer semester. B481 will therefore be offered in the summer semester 2020, B480 will be offered in the winter semester 2019/20 and in the winter semester 2020/21.

B482 Case Studies on international accounting and auditing

Module B482 Case Studies on international accounting and auditing will be offered in both winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021.

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.

B496 Applied Research in International Business

Contrary to what is stated in the module manual, the module B496 Applied Research in International Business will neither be offered in the summer semester 2020 nor in the winter semester 2020/21.

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 2020/21. Instead, Ted Azarmi will offer a CFA Colloquium (B414c), which will be creditable within the framework of modules B414A and B414B.

B519 Selected Issues in Managerial Economics

Contrary to the announcement in the module handbook, the module will only be offered again in the summer semester 2021.

B591 Seminar in Advanced Research

In addition to the information in the module manual, the module B591 Seminar in Advanced Research with 6 ECTS credits will be offered in the winter semester 2019/20 as well as in the winter semester 2020/21.

CM5_0X Advanced Topics in...

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

  • B463B Business Plans für Startups, Prof. Veer
  • B500 Master Seminar on Finance, Prof. Koziol
  • B520 Research Seminar on Marketing, Prof. Papies
  • B540 Master Seminar on Personnel Economics, Prof. Pull
  • B550 Master Seminar in International Business Taxation, Prof. Ruf
  • B580 Ausgewählte Problem der internationalen Rechungslegung und Wirtschaftsprüfung sowie der Corporate Governance, Prof. Hecker
  • B590 Masterseminar in International Business, Prof. Pudelko
  • E510 Advanced Topics in Empirical Public Economics, Prof. Wamser
  • E520 Advanced Topics in International Trade and Economic Integration, Prof. Kohler
  • E550 Masterseminar in Economic Theory, Prof. Stadler
  • E560B Master Seminar on Integration and Growth in the World, Prof. Baten
  • E561B Seminar Development Economics and Economic History, Prof. Baten
  • E570 Topics in International 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 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

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)

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 2020/21.

E410 Topics in Fiscal Federalism und Fiscal Competition (2)

In the winter semester 2020/21 the course Machine Learning in Empirical Policy Analysis will be offered in the module E410 Topics in Fiscal Federalism und Fiscal Competition. The course may also give credit for the module DS406 Data Science Techniques 6.

E426 Global Production and Sourcing

Contrary to the module manual, the course E426 Global Production and Sourcing will be offered for 9 ECTS credits in the winter semester 2020/21.

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 2020/21 Economic Geography will be offered within the module.

E430 Monetary Economics

Due to an additional MatLab assignment, students will receive 9 ECTS credits for E430 Monetary Economics from the summer semester 2020 on (instead of 6 ECTS credits).

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 2020/21.

E436 Numerical Methos in Macroeconomics

Contrary to the announcement in the module manual, the module E436 Numerical Methos in Macroeconomics will not take place in the winter semester 2020/21.

E440 Multinational Enterprises

The module manual announces E440 Multinational Enterprises for the summer semester. Instead, Professor Stähler will offer E441 Advanced Microeconomics II in the summer semester 2021. In the winter semester 2020/21 E440 Multinational Enterprises will be offered.

E453A und E453B Economic Growth

The modules E453A (Lecture + Practice Course, 6 ECTS-Credits) and E453B (Lecture + Practice Course + Colloquium, 9 ECTS-Credits) will also be creditable in the specialisation studies focus Industrial Organization in the study programs M.Sc. European Management, M.Sc. General Management and M.Sc. International Business from summer semester 2020.

E454 Innovation and Technological Change

E454 Innovation and Technological Change will not be offered in the summer semester 2021, in contrast to what is stated in the module manual. The module will change to the winter semester and will therefore be offered again in the winter semester 2020/21 and in the winter semester 2021/22.

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 2020/21.