School of Business and Economics

What's new on studying?

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

Since the summer semester 2021, you 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.

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.

Next sessions planned:

Questions about the bachelor thesis: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 10 a.m. - What is the bachelor thesis assignment process? Do I have to write the bachelor's thesis at the very end or what are the requirements? How much more classes can I plan to take that semester? Do I have to write in my areas of advanced undergraduate studies? What if I change my plans? - We answer these questions and more in "It's your turn to ask questions" - Zoom link to the event: https://zoom.us/j/96398142344.

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

At the School of Business and Economics the following professorships are newly filled:

  • Welcome Prof. Monika Gehde-Trapp - The school is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Monika Gehde-Trapp, Universität Hohenheim has accepted the call to the professorship of Business Administration, esp. Financial Institutions and will start at the University of Tübingen in the summer semester of 2022. https://uni-tuebingen.de/news-default/article/neu-am-fachbereich-monika-gehde-trapp/
  • Welcome Prof. Ralph Luetticke: The school is pleased to announce that Dr. rer. pol. Ralph Lütticke, University College London has accepted the appointment to the professorship of Economics, esp. Economic Theory and will start at the University of Tübingen in the winter semester 2022/23. https://uni-tuebingen.de/news-default/article/neu-am-fachbereich-ralph-luetticke/
  • Tenure Track Professorship in Data Science in Economics (1000 Professorships Program): The school is pleased to announce that Michael Knaus, PhD, University of St. Gallen, has accepted the call and will start at the University of Tübingen in the winter semester 2022/23.
  • Welcome Prof. Dr. Anna Gumpert - The School is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Anna Gumpert has accepted the call to the professorship of Economics, esp. International Economic Relations (successor to Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kohler) and will start at the University of Tübingen in the summer semester of 2022.
  • Prof. Dr. Renate Hecker has been on leave of absence since the winter semester 2021/22. Her succession to the W3 professorship for Business Administration, esp. Financial Accounting will be bridged in the winter semester 2021/22 and summer semester 2022 with various teaching assignments. The teaching offer in the Bachelor's and Master's programs in the area of Financial Accounting is thus ensured. The appointment process is currently up and running a list with three candiadates has passed the University Senate.

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

B303 Topics on Applications of Finance will be offered again in the upcoming summer semester of 2022 and will in the future be creditable in the International Business area of advanced undergraduate studies in addition to the Banking & Finance and Elective Studies areas of advanced undergraduate studies.

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 summer semester 2022:

  • Brand Management, Prof. Schnittka
  • Applied Marketing Models, Prof. Keller
  • Consumer Behavior, Prof. Mayer

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.

B380 International Accounting / 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)

The teaching offer in the summer semester 2022 will again be set up with a chair substitution or teaching assignments.

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 2022. 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).

E320 Economics in Action

In the summer semester 2021 economic professors will be offering E320 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 winter semester 2021/22 nor in the summer semester 2022.

E331 Imperfect Labor Markets

In addition to the announcements in the module handbook, the module E331 Imperfect Labor Markets (6 ECTS credits) by Prof. Dr. Christian Manger will be offered in the summer semester 2022. The module will be creditable as follows: from the fourth semester of the B.Sc. degree programs (area of advanced undergraduate studies Applied Economics or Elective Studies); elective option in the elective area of the minor subject economics; Option in the Economics Elective Module II (L402) of the M.Ed. Economics.

The module can be taken additionally to E31y Labour Economics offered in the winter semester 2021/22, which on the other hand is not a prerequisite for E331.

 

E333 Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies - A Hands-On Lecture

In addition to the announcements in the module handbook, Prof. Dr. Christian Manger will offer the module E333 Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies - A Hands-On Lecture (6 ECTS credits) in the summer semester 2022. The module will be creditable in the  areas of advanced undergraduate studies Applied Economics and Elective Studies.

E343 Environmental Economics

Additional to the information in the module handbook, E343 Environmental Economics (6 ECTS credits) will be offered by Sean Fahle, PhD. It is suitable for students from the forth semester onwards in the Areas of Advanced undergraduate studies Applied Economics and Elective Studies.

This course will introduce students to the application of microeconomic theory to current, real-world environmental issues. The first part of the course will describe the circumstances under which markets fail to allocate resources efficiently. This, it turns out, is the rule rather than the exception in the environmental context, and it provides an important (but not the only) rationale for government intervention. The next two segments of the course will cover market-based policy measures that can correct these market failures and methods to quantitatively assess the costs and benefits of these policies. We will then discuss the question of sustainability and the optimal management of natural resources. The course will conclude with a segment on climate change policy.

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 2022. 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. From 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 summer semester 2022:

  • E380C Social Market Economy, Prof. Goldschmidt
  • E380D Be ready for your thesis in Public Economics, Andrea Tulli, PhD

Please note that you can only fill module E380 once.

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 2022.

S310 Financial Market Microstructure

Contrary to the announcements in the module handbook, S310 Financial Market Microstructure will not be offered in summer semester 2022.

S311 Econometrics Lab

Contrary to the announcement in the module handbook, S311 Econometrics Lab will not be offered in practice in the summer semester 2022.

S313 Computational Econometrics with Excel and R

S313 Computational Econometrics with Excel and R will not be offered in the summer semester 2022.

S326 Empirical Analysis and Panel Data

Contrary to the information in the module manual, the module S326 Empirical Analysis and Panel Data will not be offered in the summer semester 2022.

Master

Additional module options in the European Economics - AMU - Doubledegree (Track Economics)

As opposed to the list on p. 32 of the Module handbook, there are new - much broader - module options for students of the Track Economics in the double degree M.Sc. European Economics with Aix-Marseille University, depending on the course of studies you intend to pursue at AMU. Please contact the Academic Advisory Service for more information.

Credit for Chinese language courses

In addition to the options stated on P.29 of the Module Handbook for external courses, the courses "Chinesisch Elementar I, II and III" from the program "Chinese language courses for non-Chinese-Studies-students" at the Department of Chinese Studies may also be credited in the Free Elective Studies in our Master programs.

B404 Modern Issues in Finance

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. In the summer semester 2022, the course Computational Finance in Python will be offered as part of the module B404 Modern Issues in Finance. The examination office has agreed that both courses may be taken.

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.

New offer: Financial Institutions in the new normal - Prof. Dr. Monika Gehde-Trapp

In the summer semester 2022, Prof. Dr. Monika Gehde-Trapp will offer a new course in Financial Institutions in the new normal. The exact course eligibility and details are still being clarified.

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 nor in the summer semester 2022.

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 as well as in the summer semester 2022.

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)

The summer semester 2022 will also be covered by a chair substitution or teaching assignments.

  • B481 Valuation (Prof. Dr. David J. Rapp, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris)

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, N.N.

  • Doing Business in Korea, Dr. Stephan Gerschewski

  • Doing Business in South America, Pofessor Sascha Fürst

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

B495, B496, B497 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 B495, B496 and B497 Current Issues in International Business 1, 2 and 3 the following courses can be taken:

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

In the summer semester of 2022, Digital B495B Transformation of the Global Business World, B495C China's Economic System and Economic Culture, and B495D New Marketing in China will be offered.

Please note that you can fill each of the three modules B495, B496 and B497 once and thus take three different courses in them.

CM5_0X Advanced Topics in...

Within the moduls CM5_0X Advanced Topics in... you will find the following seminars scheduled for the summer semester 2022:

  • B500 Advanced Topics on Finance, Prof. Koziol
  • B540 Master Seminar on Personnel Economics, Dr. Joecks
  • B550 Master Seminar in International Business Taxation, Prof. Ruf
  • B590 Masterseminar in International Business, Prof. Pudelko
  • E510b Advanced Topics in Empirical Public Economics, Prof. Wamser
  • E550 Topics in Applied Economic Theory, Prof. Stadler
  • E560B Seminar on Integration and Growth in the World Economy, Prof. Baten
  • E561B Seminar on Development Economics and Economic History, Prof. Baten
  • E571 Topics in International Economics, Prof. Merlo
  • S510/S520 Master Seminar on Econometrics, Prof. Biewen

DS402-DS406 Data Science Techniques 2-6 - Python, ML, Big Data Computing, Applied Research with R, Practical Deep Learning from Visual Data

Within the modules DS402-DS406 Data Science Techniques 2-6, the following offerings will be available in the summer term of 2022:

  •     DS404B Big Data Computing, Jonathan Fuhr
  •     DS405B Practical Deep Learning from Visual Data, Aseem Behl

Within the modules DS402-DS406 Data Science Techniques 2-6 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 DS402-DS406 Data Science Techniques 2-6 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 DS402-DS406 once each, i.e. you can choose a maximum of five 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/E428 Globalization and Labor Markets I + II

Due to Prof. Kohler's retirement from active service, it is not yet clear what the course offerings in these modules will look like in the summer semester of 2022.

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.

E440 Multinational Enterprises

Contrary to announcements in the module handbook, E440 Multinational Enterprises will be dropped due to Prof. Stähler's research semester in the winter semester 2022/23.

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

S412 Empirical Asset Pricing

Contrary to what is stated in the Module Handbook, S412 Empirical Asset Pricing will not be offered in the summer semester of 2022.

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.