School of Business and Economics

FAQs

Information for entering students and basic information

When does the lecture period begin and when does it end?

The lecture time varies every year as well as the lecture-free time. You can find the current dates and those of the next semesters under the semester dates and application deadlines on the university website.

How do I sign up for classes?

You do not have to register for most of the courses offered by the School of Business and Economics. The Campus-Portal indicates whether and how you have to apply for the respective courses. The compulsory lectures are almost all without compulsory attendance, therefore you attend the course without having to prove your attendance or register for it. This may vary in the higher semesters, please refer to the respective information in the Campus Portal or the information on the websites of the individual chairs.

You must register for the B.Sc. International Economics and B.Sc. International Business Administration language courses:

  • B.Sc. International Economics: In the Campus-Portal , you will find information on whether and how to apply or register for each course. At the end of the previous semester, you should check on Campus to see what deadlines have been set for registration so that you don't miss them.
  • B.Sc. International Business Administration:
    • Case 1) European languages: The application deadlines will be published on the website of the Fremdsprachenzentrum. In addition, students of this program always receive an e-mail with the password for registration in advance. Please register on time at the beginning of the registration period.
    • Case 2) East Asian language: see B.Sc. International Economics.

What is a tutorial or practice course? Do I have to attend the tutorials and register for them?

Tutorials or practice courses usually take place in the context of a larger lecture, for example the tutorial on the lecture "Mathematics for Economics and Business Adminstration". In a lecture the material or examples are presented. In a tutorial, meanwhile, tutors discuss exercises accompanying the lecture in smaller groups. Usually, the tutorials take place weekly and serve mainly to illustrate the discussed material in the lecture. Please note the respective registration deadlines for the tutorials, which are usually announced in the first lecture. (Sometimes it is not necessary to register for the tutorials.)

In the module manual and on Campus certain requirements for courses are specified. What exactly does this mean?

The requirements that you will find in the module handbook or on campus for a specific module or course are primarily meant to be a guide for students. No one will check whether you have passed certain exams. For example, the module "B270 Investment and Finance" is a prerequisite for the module "B250 Financial Accounting". You can also take "B250 Financial Accounting" if you have not yet passed the examination for "B270 Investment and Finance". However, you should be aware that certain contents from the module mentioned are helpful and will not be explained again. You may therefore have to be prepared to review any missing requirements during the semester.

Where can I find the lecture materials?

Each chair sets up a folder in Ilias (https://ovidius.uni-tuebingen.de). All relevant lecture materials will be placed there.

How do I get the password of the lecture folder in Ilias?

You will receive the password in the first lecture. If you cannot attend the first lecture, please ask your fellow students for the password.

How do I register for the tutorials?

You can usually find this information under the respective course on campus (http://campus.verwaltung.uni-tuebingen.de/index2.html).

Exams

How do I sign up for exams?

You can register for the exams during the registration phase via the campus portal. To do this, please look under the tab "Exam administration / Examination registration and deregistration". Now you can select the respective modules of your course of studies and register the corresponding event. You can also cancel your registration for the examination during the entire registration phase. You will then no longer be able to unsubscribe afterwards, nor will you be able to register for an exam. For the registration of your language courses, please contact your lecturer; this also applies to extra-curricular courses in the field of Elective Studies (computer science, psychology, maths, ...). If you receive a certificate ("Schein") for your examination performance, please bring it to the Examination Office (submit original and copy). Please note the separate registration periods for the main and follow-up dates. If you have any questions, please contact the Examination Office at Haußerstrasse 11.

If you are not enrolled in a major or minor degree programme in the School of Business and Economics, participation in examinations is only possible for students of certain courses of study in the context of the neighbouring programme ("Nachbarfach"). You can download the relevant information sheet here. The registration for the examination is done in a written form at the examination office during the same registration period.

Have you registered for an exam and are now unable to participate?

Cancellation via Campus is possible until a certain deadline that You can find here. If you become sick, you can withdraw from the exam within three working days after the exam. To do this, you write an enquiry to the chairman of the examination board and enclose a medical certificate. If the reason is acknowledged, you will not get an unsuccessful attempt for the exam!

 

Which modules are part of the orientation exam and how many attempts do I have?

Please first note the examination regulations according to which you are studying.

In the main subject:

  • First-year students that started studying before the 2018/19 winter semester: According to § 8 (1) of the respective special part of the examination regulations, the orientation examination consists of five of the following examination papers: Introduction to Economics, Explorative Data Analysis, Macroeconomics, Mathematics for Economics and Business Administration, Microeconomics, Book-keeping, Risk and Probability.
    For the five examinations that are part of the orientation examination, you have two examination attempts each, for the other two examinations you can take a third examination attempt. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.
  • First-year students starting their studies in the winter semester 2018/19 or later as well as students who have changed to the new examination regulations 2018: According to § 8 (1) in the respective special part of the examination regulations, the orientation exam consists of the following four examination achievements during the course of study: Introduction to Business Administration, Explorative Data Analysis, Macroeconomics I, Mathematics for Economics and Business Administration, Microeconomics, Risk and Probability. For each of the four examinations that are part of the orientation examination, you have two examination attempts; for the other two examinations, you can take a third examination attempt. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third subject semester.

In the minor subject:

Please note the examination regulations according to which you are studying.

  • First-year students that started before the 2018/19 winter semester
    • In the minor course Business Administration, the orientation examination consists of 18 ECTS credits from the following modules: Introduction to economics, book-keeping, mathematics for economics and business administration, basic module statistics, basic module accounting and financing, basic module communication and information or basic module economics. You have two examination attempts for each of the examination papers included in the orientation examination, and three examination attempts for each of the remaining examinations. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.
    • In the minor course of Economics, the orientation examination consists of 18 ECTS credits from the following modules: Introduction to economics, mathematics for economics and business administration, basic module statistics, basic module economics, advanced module economics. You have two examination attempts for each of the examination papers included in the orientation examination, and three examination attempts for each of the other remaining examinations. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.
  • First-year students starting in the winter semester 2018/19 or later as well as students who have changed to the new examination regulations 2018:

    • In the minor course Business Administration, the orientation examination consists of 18 ECTS credits from the following modules, which are taken during the course of study:
      Introduction to business administration, book-keeping, mathematics for economics and business administration, microeconomics, basic module statistics, basic module accounting and financing, basic module communication and information.
      For each examination that is part of the orientation examination, you have two examination attempts each, for the remaining examinations three examination attempts each. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.

    • In the minor course Economics, the orientation examination consists of 18 ECTS credits from the following modules, which are taken during the course of study: 
      Macroeconomics I, mathematics for economics and business administration, Basic Module Statistics, Basic Area Economics.
      For each examination that is part of the orientation examination, you have two examination attempts each, for the remaining examinations three examination attempts each. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.

What's relevant to the exam?

In principle, everything that was covered in a lecture and/or exercise is relevant to the written exam. Any deviating regulations will be announced by the lecturer. 
 

Where can I find the exam dates and locations?

You will find the examination dates from around mid-November on the homepage of the Examination Office at https://uni-tuebingen.de/einrichtungen/verwaltung/iv-studierende/zentrales-pruefungsamt/wirtschafts-und-sozialwissenschaftliche-faecher-und-theologien/fachbereich-wirtschaftswissenschaft/klausurtermine-pflicht-und-profilbildungsmodule
The lecture theatres in which the examinations take place will be announced by the examination office on the homepage mentioned a few days before the corresponding exam. Please note that the allocation is by surname, i.e. not all students write the same exam in the same lecture hall. 

 

When can I register for and deregister from the exam?

The deadlines for registering and deregistering for the examinations can be found on the Examination Office's homepage at https://uni-tuebingen.de/einrichtungen/verwaltung/iv-studierende/zentrales-pruefungsamt/wirtschafts-und-sozialwissenschaftliche-faecher-und-theologien/fachbereich-wirtschaftswissenschaft/fristen/ These differ depending on whether you want to take part in the exam on the main or night date. After these periods, you will no longer be able to register for or deregister from the examinations. 

 

How can I register for and deregister from the exam?

Students enrolled in the Faculty of Business and Economics can register for the individual exams online via Campus (https://campus.verwaltung.uni-tuebingen.de/). Students who are not enrolled in the Faculty of Business and Economics (i.e. who are studying in a compulsory optional subject or in a minor subject as part of a Bachelor's or Master's programme) have the opportunity to register in writing using the registration form. You can find the registration form here: https://uni-tuebingen.de/einrichtungen/verwaltung/iv-studierende/zentrales-pruefungsamt/wirtschafts-und-sozialwissenschaftliche-faecher-und-theologien/fachbereich-wirtschaftswissenschaft/downloads/

 

Which aids are permitted for the exams?

A non-programmable calculator is admitted to all examinations in the first semester. Details (details of the calculator and whether further aids are permitted) will be explicitly announced by the lecturer in the individual lectures.
 

Can I use a dictionary in the exams?

You may use a dictionary in the exam. The dictionary may not contain any notes or remarks.
 

How often can I write an exam?

You can find information on how often you may rewrite an exam if you fail it in the general section of the study and examination regulations: https://uni-tuebingen.de/einrichtungen/verwaltung/iv-studierende/zentrales-pruefungsamt/wirtschafts-und-sozialwissenschaftliche-faecher-und-theologien/fachbereich-wirtschaftswissenschaft/downloads/ Once you have passed an exam, you will not be able to take the same exam again. 

How and when do I get to know my exam results?

The examination results for main subject students are posted on campus after correction by the examination office. They are also published by the Examination Office without obligation at https://uni-tuebingen.de/einrichtungen/verwaltung/iv-studierende/zentrales-pruefungsamt/wirtschafts-und-sozialwissenschaftliche-faecher-und-theologien/fachbereich-wirtschaftswissenschaft/ergebnisse-pflicht-und-profilbildungsmodulklausuren/

When does the examination take place?

Each chair organises the examination itself. Please inform yourself on the homepages of the chairs. After correction, the dates will also be published at the examination office at https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/facilities/administration/iv-student-affairs/zentrales-pruefungsamt/gesellschaftswissenschaftliche-faecher/school-of-business-and-economics/ergebnisse-pflicht-und-profilbildungsmodulklausuren/

Who should I contact regarding further questions concerning the exams?

Please contact the Examination Office directly if you have any further questions concerning the organisation of the examinations. You will find the contact details of your contacts at https://uni-tuebingen.de/einrichtungen/verwaltung/iv-studierende/zentrales-pruefungsamt/wirtschafts-und-sozialwissenschaftliche-faecher-und-theologien/sprechzeiten/
If you have any questions regarding the content of the courses, please contact the responsible persons at the respective chair. 
 

Wie melde ich mich für Klausuren an?

Über das Campus-Portal können Sie sich während der Anmeldephase für die entsprechende Klausur anmelden. Dafür schauen Sie unter dem Reiter „Prüfungsverwaltung/ Prüfungsan- und -abmeldung“. Nun können Sie die jeweiligen Module Ihres Studiengangs auswählen und die entsprechende Veranstaltung anmelden. Sie können sich während der gesamten Anmeldephase auch für die Prüfung wieder abmelden. Das Abmelden danach ist dann nicht mehr möglich, ebenso wie das Anmelden einer Prüfung. Für die Anmeldung Ihrer Sprachkurse wenden Sie sich bitte an Ihren Dozenten, dies gilt ebenso für die außerfachlichen Veranstaltungen im Bereich Elective Studies (Informatik, Psychologie, Mathe, …). Wenn Sie einen Schein für Ihre erbrachte Prüfungsleistung erhalten, bringen Sie diesen bitte zum Prüfungsamt (Original und Kopie vorlegen). Bitte beachten Sie die gesonderten Anmeldezeiträume für den Haupt- bzw. den Nachtermin. Für Fragen finden Sie das Prüfungsamt in der Haußerstrasse 11.

Studierende der B.Ed./M.Ed. (Lehramt)-Studiengänge melden sich über das Portal alma an.

Sollten Sie nicht für einen Studiengang des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaft im Haupt- oder Nebenfach eingeschrieben sein, ist die Teilnahme an Prüfungen nur für Studierende bestimmter Studiengänge im Rahmen des Nachbarfachs möglich. Das entsprechende Merkblatt finden Sie hier zum Download. Die Prüfungsanmeldung läuft hier schriftlich beim Prüfungsamt im gleichen Anmeldezeitraum.

Welche Module zählen in die Orientierungsprüfung und wie viele Prüfungsversuche habe ich dafür?

Im Hauptfach: Bitte beachten Sie zunächst nach welcher Prüfungsordnung Sie studieren.

  • Studienanfänger vor dem Wintersemester 2018/19: Nach § 8 (1) im jeweiligen besonderen Teil der Prüfungsordnung besteht die Orientierungsprüfung aus fünf der folgenden studienbegleitenden Prüfungsleistungen:
    Einführung in die Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Explorative Datenanalyse, Makroökonomik, Mathematische Methoden der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Mikroökonomik, Technik des betrieblichen Rechnungswesens, Wahrscheinlichkeit und Risiko.
    Für die fünf Prüfungen, die Teil der Orientierungsprüfung sind, haben Sie je zwei Prüfungsversuche, für die anderen beiden Prüfungen können Sie einen dritten Prüfungsversuch in Anspruch nehmen. Die Orientierungsprüfung muss bis zum Ende des dritten Fachsemesters abgeschlossen sein.
     
  • Studienanfänger ab dem Wintersemester 2018/19 sowie Studierende, die in die neue Prüfungsordnung 2018 gewechselt haben: Nach § 8 (1) im jeweiligen besonderen Teil der Prüfungsordnung besteht die Orientierungsprüfung aus den folgenden vier studienbegleitenden Prüfungsleistungen:
    Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Explorative Datenanalyse, Makroökonomik I, Mathematische Methoden der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Mikroökonomik, Wahrscheinlichkeit und Risiko.
    Für die vier Prüfungen, die Teil der Orientierungsprüfung sind, haben Sie je zwei Prüfungsversuche, für die anderen beiden Prüfungen können Sie einen dritten Prüfungsversuch in Anspruch nehmen. Die Orientierungsprüfung muss bis zum Ende des dritten Fachsemesters abgeschlossen sein.

     

Im Nebenfach: Bitte beachten Sie zunächst nach welcher Prüfungsordnung Sie studieren.

  • Studienanfänger vor dem Wintersemester 2018/19
    • Im Nebenfach Betriebswirtschaftslehre besteht die Orientierungsprüfung aus studienbegleitenden Prüfungsleistungen im Umfang von 18 ECTS-Credits aus den folgenden Modulen:
      Einführung in die Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Technik des betrieblichen Rechnungswesens, Mathematische Methoden der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Grundlagenmodul Statistik, Grundlagenmodul Rechnungswesen und Finanzierung, Grundlagenmodul Kommunikation und Information oder Grundlagenmodul Ökonomik.
      Für jede Prüfung, die Teil der Orientierungsprüfung ist, haben Sie je zwei Prüfungsversuche, für die verbleibenden Prüfungen jeweils drei Prüfungsversuche. Die Orientierungsprüfung muss bis Ende des dritten Semesters abgeschlossen sein.
       
    • Im Nebenfach Volkswirtschaftslehre besteht die Orientierungsprüfung aus studienbegleitenden Prüfungsleistungen im Umfang von 18 ECTS-Credits aus den folgenden Modulen:
      Einführung in die Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Mathematische Methoden der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Grundlagenmodul Statistik, Grundlagenmodul Ökonomik, Aufbaumodul Ökonomik.
      Für die Prüfungen, die Teil der Orientierungsprüfung sind, haben Sie je zwei Prüfungsversuche, für die anderen verbleibenden Prüfungen jeweils drei Prüfungsversuche. Die Orientierungsprüfung muss bis Ende des dritten Semesters abgeschlossen sein.
       
  • Studienanfänger ab dem Wintersemester 2018/19 sowie Studierende, die in die neue Prüfungsordnung 2018 gewechselt haben:

    •  Im Nebenfach Betriebswirtschaftslehre besteht die Orientierungsprüfung aus studienbegleitenden Prüfungsleistungen im Umfang von 18 ECTS-Credits aus den folgenden Modulen:
      Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Technik des betrieblichen Rechnungswesens, Mathematische Methoden der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Mikroökonomik, Grundlagen Modul Statistik, Grundlagenmodul Rechnungswesen und Finanzierung, Grundlagenmodul Kommunikation und Information.
      Für jede Prüfung, die Teil der Orientierungsprüfung ist, haben Sie je zwei Prüfungsversuche, für die verbleibenden Prüfungen jeweils drei Prüfungsversuche. Die Orientierungsprüfung muss bis Ende des dritten Semesters abgeschlossen sein.

    • Im Nebenfach Volkswirtschaftslehre besteht die Orientierungsprüfung aus studienbegleitenden Prüfungsleistungen im Umfang von 18 ECTS-Credits aus den folgenden Modulen:  
      Makroökonomik I, Mathematische Methoden der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Grundlagenmodul Statistik, Grundlagenbereich Ökonomik.
      Für jede Prüfung, die Teil der Orientierungsprüfung ist, haben Sie je zwei Prüfungsversuche, für die verbleibenden Prüfungen jeweils drei Prüfungsversuche. Die Orientierungsprüfung muss bis Ende des dritten Semesters abgeschlossen sein.

Haben Sie sich zur Klausur angemeldet und können nun doch nicht teilnehmen?

 Bis zur Abmeldefrist ist eine Abmeldung über Campus problemlos möglich. Wenn Sie krank werden sollten, gibt es die Möglichkeit, innerhalb von drei Werktagen nach der Klausur von der Klausur zurückzutreten. Dazu schreiben Sie einen Antrag an den Vorsitzenden des Prüfungsausschusses und legen ein ärztliches Attest bei. Wird der Grund anerkannt, bekommen Sie keinen Fehlversuch!

Application for switching courses of study, studying two courses of study simultanously

I would like to apply for a Bachelor's degree at the School of Economics and Business Administration. How do I proceed? Are there any information on admissions from last year?

In general, this link provides you with all the information you need to apply for a Bachelor's degree, both in the main subject and in the minor subject. The application deadline for first-year bachelor students is 15 July for the respective winter semester (applications must be received by the Student Secretariat by this date).

Information on the number of applicants in the previous year can be found here.

Admission to higher semesters of a bachelor major

There are restrictions on admission to higher semesters in the following bachelor program:

  • Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration

Therefore, a new application is necessary. Currently, you can apply for the summer semester (application deadline 15 January) and the winter semester (application deadline 15 July). Prerequisite for the admission to a higher semester is a minimum number of recognized credits from the field of economics and business, as well as a free spot in the desired program in the corresponding semester. Please refer to the examinations office for information on the recognition of your previous academic achievements. For this purpose, you should enclose a current transcript with your previous academic achievements. You can apply for admission to a higher semester here.

Admission to the higher semester of the following degree programs is free from winter semester 2019/20:

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in International Economics
  • Bachelor of Education in Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Please contact the examinations office for information on the classification and recognition of your previous academic achievements. You should enclose a current transcript with your previous academic achievements. Students at the University of Tübingen can register with the Registrar's Office by September 30/ March 31 at the latest with a placement certificate and a certificate of academic counselling. Students who have not yet studied at the University of Tübingen must first register via the application platform (by September 30/ March 31). You can find further information on how to enter the higher semester here.

 

Higher semester master programmes

There are general admission restrictions for the higher semester in the following Master's programs:

  • M.Sc. Accounting and Finance
  • M.Sc. Data Science in Business and Economics
  • M.Sc. Economics and Finance
  • M.Sc. International Business
  • M.Sc. General Management

Currently, applications are possible for both the summer term (deadline January 15) and the winter term (deadline July 15). Prerequisites for the admission to a higher semester are a professional qualification from the field of business and economics graded “good” (2.5 or better), a minimum number of recognized credits from the field economics and business, and a free study place in the corresponding semester.

Please refer to the examination office about getting your credits from previous coursework recognized. For this purpose, you should enclose a current transcript with your previous academic achievements. Information on how to apply for admission to a higher semester can be found in the their section about admission to a higher semester.

Admission to the higher semester of the other Master programs is free from the winter semester 2019/20. The prerequisite for entering the higher semester are a first professionally qualified degree in economics or business administration graded "good" (=2.5 or better) and a minimum number of recognized academic achievements in economics or business administration so that you can be placed in a higher semester. For double-degree programs, the course of study usually does not allow you to enter a higher semester.

Please check with the examination office for information on the classification and recognition of your previous academic achievements. Students already enrolled at the University of Tübingen can register with the Student Secretariat by September 30/ March 31 at the latest with a placement certificate and a certificate of academic guidance. Students who are not yet enrolled at Tübingen University must first register via the application platform (by September 30/ March 31). You can find further information on how to enter the higher semester here.

Higher semester bachelor minor

There is no application process for admission to a higher semester of a minor bachelor subject in economics or business administration. The only requirement is that a sufficient number of credits can be recognized as equivalent to the courses offered by the University of Tübingen. Please refer to the examination office about whether your previous coursework is sufficient. You should enclose a current transcript with your previous academic achievements.

Students already studying at the University of Tübingen can register with the Registrar's Office by September 30/ March 31 at the latest with a placement certificate and a certificate of academic counselling. Students who have not yet studied at the University of Tübingen must first register via the application platform (by September 30/ March 31). You can find further information on how to enter the higher semester here.

I would like to enrol and need a certificate of academic counselling in order to do so. How do I proceed?

You will find the form you need to register on this page. We will be happy to advise you and issue the form for you during our office hours. If you need the form very urgently for enrolment and cannot reach someone in our office immediately, you can extend the deadline for enrolment at the Student Administration (in person during opening hours or by telephone). We will then be able to advise you on the next possible date.

- Which courses can be transferred if I want to apply for a higher semester in another program in business and economics?

Sie können sich alles anrechnen lassen, was sowohl in Ihrem ursprünglichen Studiengang, als auch in dem Studiengang, in den Sie wechseln möchten, anrechenbar ist. Informationen über die genauen Studienpläne finden Sie im Modulhandbuch (unter Downloads). Wir beraten Sie gerne.

You can transfer everything that is creditable both in your original program and in the program You wish to transfer to. You will find information on the study plans in the module handbook (see our download section). We'll be happy to advise You.

Can I be enrolled in two programs in business and economics at the same time?

No, you can only be enrolled in one program in business and economics at the same time.

 

Orientation exam in main and minor subject

Which modules are part of the orientation exam and how many attempts do I have?

Please first note the examination regulations according to which you are studying.

In the main subject:

  • First-year students that started studying before the 2018/19 winter semester: According to § 8 (1) of the respective special part of the examination regulations, the orientation examination consists of five of the following examination papers: Introduction to Economics, Explorative Data Analysis, Macroeconomics, Mathematics for Economics and Business Administration, Microeconomics, Book-keeping, Risk and Probability.
    For the five examinations that are part of the orientation examination, you have two examination attempts each, for the other two examinations you can take a third examination attempt. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.
  • First-year students starting their studies in the winter semester 2018/19 or later as well as students who have changed to the new examination regulations 2018: According to § 8 (1) in the respective special part of the examination regulations, the orientation exam consists of the following four examination achievements during the course of study: Introduction to Business Administration, Explorative Data Analysis, Macroeconomics I, Mathematics for Economics and Business Administration, Microeconomics, Risk and Probability. For each of the four examinations that are part of the orientation examination, you have two examination attempts; for the other two examinations, you can take a third examination attempt. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third subject semester.

In the minor subject:

Please note the examination regulations according to which you are studying.

  • First-year students that started before the 2018/19 winter semester
    • In the minor course Business Administration, the orientation examination consists of 18 ECTS credits from the following modules: Introduction to economics, book-keeping, mathematics for economics and business administration, basic module statistics, basic module accounting and financing, basic module communication and information or basic module economics. You have two examination attempts for each of the examination papers included in the orientation examination, and three examination attempts for each of the remaining examinations. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.
    • In the minor course of Economics, the orientation examination consists of 18 ECTS credits from the following modules: Introduction to economics, mathematics for economics and business administration, basic module statistics, basic module economics, advanced module economics. You have two examination attempts for each of the examination papers included in the orientation examination, and three examination attempts for each of the other remaining examinations. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.
  • First-year students starting in the winter semester 2018/19 or later as well as students who have changed to the new examination regulations 2018:

    • In the minor course Business Administration, the orientation examination consists of 18 ECTS credits from the following modules, which are taken during the course of study:
      Introduction to business administration, book-keeping, mathematics for economics and business administration, microeconomics, basic module statistics, basic module accounting and financing, basic module communication and information.
      For each examination that is part of the orientation examination, you have two examination attempts each, for the remaining examinations three examination attempts each. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.

    • In the minor course Economics, the orientation examination consists of 18 ECTS credits from the following modules, which are taken during the course of study: 
      Macroeconomics I, mathematics for economics and business administration, Basic Module Statistics, Basic Area Economics.
      For each examination that is part of the orientation examination, you have two examination attempts each, for the remaining examinations three examination attempts each. The orientation examination must be completed by the end of the third semester.

studying abroad

What possibilities are there to complete a semester abroad and where can I get information about the application procedure, the options and formalities?

In order to complete a semester abroad, it is important that you have enough time for planning. The application deadlines for the individual Erasmus (EU) and overseas programmes vary considerably and often require the relevant documents more than one year before the start of the semester abroad.
For more information on how to apply and the deadlines, see the links below.

Erasmus

International Office

I am returning from abroad and would like to have my courses credited, how do I proceed?

After an exciting semester abroad, it is now important to have the courses taken credited by the University of Tübingen. There are some formalities to be observed. A total of 36 ECTS credits can be credited in the Bachelor's programme for the economics modules and 9 ECTS credits for the language and key qualifications module. The crediting is carried out by the respective chairs. Since crediting usually has to be carried out at several chairs one after the other and takes some time to process, you should allow sufficient time for crediting and do this as early as possible after your return from the semester abroad.

The following steps must be observed when crediting courses:

  1. Yellow routing slip: The Examination Office is responsible for the final crediting and registration of the courses in your Transcript of Records. All courses have to be entered on a yellow routing slip which can be obtained from the service office of the Examination Office.
  2. On the respective homepages of the chairs you will usually find a concrete list of which documents are required for crediting. This can vary for the different chairs.
  3. You will find the grade conversion table and the information sheet for the recognition of foreign academic achievements on the Homepage of the Examination Office.

Language courses

I am a student of B.Sc. International Business Administration, what choice do I have for languages?

First of all, you can choose between two options:

  • a: language training in two business languages of your choice (English, French, Spanish, Italian)
  • b: Education in a language and culture of the East Asian region (Sinology, Japanology, Korean Studies)

In specialisation b) you will take advantage of the offer of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen.

In specialisation a) you will attend the language courses of the Language Learning Centre (Fachsprachenzentrum) of the University of Tübingen. The aim is to reach the UNIcertIII level (equivalent to C1 according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages) or the UNIcertII level in Italian by the end of your studies.

At the beginning of the first semester you will take a placement test, which will determine your language level and will allow you to be assigned to a specific course. From then on, you will increase your course level by one level each semester until you can take the UNIcert III exam.

You can find more information about the concrete course of the courses here.

I am a student of B.Sc. International Economics, what choice do I have for languages?

Here you have five different specializations, from which you can choose one:

  1. American Studies (2 languages to choose from: English, Spanish, Brazilian, French)
  2. East Asian Studies (1 language to choose from Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
  3. European Studies (2 languages to choose from: Danish, English, French, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish)
  4. Middle Eastern Studies (1 language to choose from Arabic, Turkish, Persian)
  5. South Asian Studies (choose the language Hindi)

Your courses in this area are offered by the Faculty of Humanities.

You can find more information about the concrete course of your language and cultural education at the Romanesque Seminary in Brechtbau here.

If you are not admitted to courses or if you have any questions regarding the courses, please contact either the responsible secretary or the academic advisor named in the module handbook for extra-curricular courses.

I want to change my language, is that possible?

If you do not feel comfortable with your choice of language and would like to change languages, this is usually possible. Please send us (studienfachberatungspam prevention@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de) a short e-mail and tell us your new language combination. If you change your language, please note that this may lead to an extension of your study time, as you will have to catch up on the courses.

Do I have to take a placement test for the language courses, and if so, when?

B.Sc. International Business Administration

For students of the B.Sc. International Business Administration with technical languages, the registration and enrolment phase specified by the Language Learning Centre applies. Further information on the placement tests can be found here.

Information on course enrolment is available here.

B.Sc. International Economics

For students of B.Sc. International Economics, the registration phase specified in the Campus Portal for the respective courses or the deadlines specified by the relevant institute generally applies.

For students of B.Sc. International Economics, the registration phase specified in the Campus Portal for the respective courses or the deadlines specified by the relevant institute generally applies. As a rule, placement tests only take place in Romance Languages and Literature. Further information can be found on the website of Romance Languages and Literature.

I would like to apply for a master program and take the TOEFL setting the University of Tuebingen as a recipient institution? What is the institution code?

The institution code for the TOEFL is 5760 Eberhard Karls Univ TUEBINGEN.

I am studying at B.Sc. International Economics and would like to deepen my knowledge of languages in the area of Elective Studies. What do I have to consider?

You choose the language courses according to the module handbook for extracurricular courses, which you can download here. In the area of advanced undergraduate studies "Elective Studies" you will have to take 15-30 ECTS credits. You can also choose individual modules and fill the focus area with economics modules. For example, if you chose Italian and Spanish as your languages, it is possible to take the module Language Practice II in Italian (6 ECTS credits) and Language Practice II in Spanish (6 ECTS credits) and a further 18 ECTS credits from in-depth economics modules.

What do I have to consider when registering for the UNIcert exam?

Students of the B.Sc. International Business Administration with the choice of two technical languages must, if they have chosen English, French and Spanish as one of their languages, take an UNIcert examination in Business Administration per language. Prerequisites for this are the language courses according to the module manual for the extra-curricular courses to the extent of ECTS credits listed there. You can register for the exam if you meet the requirements for taking the exam. This includes the successful completion of courses. This applies to the compulsory courses of a module, not to the elective subject(s). For example, Business English II-III and Business English I must already have been completed when registering for the first language exam in English. This concerns the so-called first foreign language and is intended to prevent persons who do not yet have the required language competence from registering. Exceptions are possible for the 2nd foreign language. Missing certificates can be handed in later. Please note the very early deadlines for registering for the exams. Further information on deadlines and registration procedures can be found on the website of the Language Learning Centre.

Internship certificates and leave semester

I need a certificate for my internship in order to apply for a semester break, how do I get the form?

On our website you will find the certificate for the Bachelor internship under this link. If you complete this certificate and send it to us, we will gladly send it back to you scanned. If required, you can also pick up the original document from us at Nauklerstrasse 47 or we will send it back to you by post. (In this case, of course, we still need your address).

I need a certificate for my internship that it is a compulsory internship, can you issue such a certificate to me?

Since the B.Sc. International Economics as well as the B.Sc. Economics and Business Administration do not provide for an obligatory internship, we are unfortunately unable to provide you with such a certificate. However, there is a certificate on our website stating that an internship is worthwhile. Such a document is also sufficient in most cases. You can find the link here.

I am studying the B.Sc. International Business Administration and need a certificate for my internship that it is a mandatory internship abroad. Can I get something like this?

Since you either have to complete a semester abroad or an internship abroad, we are happy to issue a certificate for you. You can find the link here.

Specialisation Area Elective Studies

I would like to complete a non business focus within the Elective Studies focus area, can I still attend business courses additionally?

In the B.Sc. programmes, you can choose the focus area Elective Studies. Here you can either choose further economic/business modules or something noneconomic. If you wish to study a different subject, you must complete at least 15 ECTS credits in this subject (Exceptions are advanced language courses (see next question)). You will find the respective curriculum in the module handbook for extracurricular courses in the download area. If you would like to take further courses in economics or business, this is possible. A maximum of 30 ECTS credits can be credited in the focus area Elective Studies.

I am studying at B.Sc. International Economics and would like to deepen my knowledge of languages in the area of Elective Studies. What do I have to consider?

You choose the language courses according to the module handbook for extracurricular courses, which you can download here. In the area of advanced undergraduate studies "Elective Studies" you will have to take 15-30 ECTS credits. You can also choose individual modules and fill the focus area with economics modules. For example, if you chose Italian and Spanish as your languages, it is possible to take the module Language Practice II in Italian (6 ECTS credits) and Language Practice II in Spanish (6 ECTS credits) and a further 18 ECTS credits from in-depth economics modules.

Bachelor thesis

I would like to write my Bachelor thesis, when is this possible and how is the procedure (registration, letter received)?

You can start your Bachelor's thesis as soon as you have completed all the examinations that are scheduled up to the third semester according to the curriculum. In the summer semester, all B.Sc. students in the fourth or higher semester who have not yet written their Bachelor's thesis are contacted by the Examination Office. On the attached form you can indicate your preferences for your areas of specialisation. The focus areas are not crucial for your preferences for the Bachelor's thesis. (Note: The Bachelor's thesis is an independent module and is not counted as one of the specialistation areas). It is recommended that you interpret your preferences according to your areas of specialisation, since you have already acquired a great deal of prior knowledge by choosing the areas of specialisation and their modules. However, you can also go according to your interests and additionally choose Bachelor seminars with less overlapping subjects as lower preferences.

If you then receive the allocation of a place, you must formally apply again via the chair so that you can actually take your place. The assignment is only a guarantee for a place, this will be confirmed only by the application at the chair. If you do not apply, this guarantee expires.

Further information can be found here.

I would like to write my bachelor thesis, but I am not sure exactly when I would like to write it. What do I have to consider?

If you decide to write your bachelor thesis, but have not filled in or handed in the letter, you have no guarantee of a place in the seminar of your choice. You can still try to apply to the respective chairs, as they may still have places available. However, this may result in you not receiving the desired seminar or bachelor thesis topic.

End of study

How do I calculate my Bachelor's overall grade?

Relevant is the examination regulation (special part, §12 for the B.Sc. programs Economics and Business Administration, International Business Administration and International Economics):

First, we calculate the arithmetic average of all module grades weighted by the respective ECTS points in the areas of advanced undergraduate studies and the bachelor thesis module. In addition, we calculate the arithmetic average of all module grades of the other modules, weighted by the respective ECTS points (with the exception of the module Key Qualifications, but including the modules Book-Keeping and Mathematics for Economics and Business Administration). The calculation of the overall grade includes the first-mentioned average ( areas of advanced undergraduate studies and bachelor thesis module) with a weight of 66% and the second-mentioned average with a weight of 34%.

Relevant is the examination regulation (special part, § 10 for the minor subject Business Administration and the minor subject Economics):

The Bachelor's minor subject overall grade is calculated from the average of all grades of the graded modules weighted by credit points.

Can I complete more ECTS credits than my degree programme requires?

In each B.Sc. programme of the School of Business and Economics, students can earn 30 ECTS credits more than the number of points they are required to earn in their programme. For example, students studying in the B.Sc. Economics and Business Administration can earn up to 210 ECTS credits. Of course, only the 180 ECTS credits that are required for the study programme will be credited. The additional credits are listed on the transcript under voluntary additional credits with a grade, but are not included in the final grade. When closing the credit point account (form on the Examination Office's website), the students decide which credits are to be credited and which are to be counted as voluntary credits. Of course, the compulsory modules have to be credited and you have to keep to the sum of the required ECTS points in the areas of advanced undergraduate studies (total and per area of specialisation).

Questions on the Master's programs

I'm applying for a M.Sc. programme in Tübingen. Can I already take M.Sc. courses in the summer semester?

In each programme you can earn 30 ECTS points more than the amount you are required to earn in your programme (see the relevant FAQ). Under certain conditions, the School of Business and Economics also offers Tübingen students the opportunity to take part in Master's courses during the summer semester before starting their Master's studies. This enables you to complete your Master's degree more quickly (fast-track option). As a prerequisite You will have to apply in due time for a place in one of the Tübingen Master's programmes. If you receive a confirmation, you can register for the corresponding exams in July/August or in October for the make-up exams. After you have enrolled in your M.Sc. programme, you can transfer your credits to the M.Sc. programme.

Note: There is a certain risk regarding participation in the exam. Students can only take part in the Master's examinations if they have previously been admitted to a Master's programme. To register for the exam, please send an e-mail to the Examination Office and ask to register for the exam of the corresponding Master's course (no registration via Campus-POS). The e-mail should contain a note stating that you have been admitted to a Master's programme.

I am planning to join a Master's programme with 90 ECTS credits, but have only completed 180 ECTS credits in the Bachelor's programme, how can I earn the additional 30 ECTS credits?

According to the Bologna Rules, students must complete a total of 300 ECTS credits from their Bachelor's and Master's programmes. If you have completed a Bachelor's programme with 180 ECTS credits and would like to join a Master's programme with 90 ECTS credits, you must complete 30 additional ECTS credits by the time you register your Master's thesis. These 30 additional ECTS credits are neither included in the B.Sc. grade nor in the M.Sc. grade, i.e. they only have to be completed.

There are various options for the additional 30 ECTS credits:

  • modules in economics or business administration from the third B.Sc. year (number begins with 300, e.g. B351 Tax Accounting)
  • courses and modules listed in the module handbook for extra-curricular events
    • advanced language courses (at the Language Learning Centre or at the Faculty of Humanities) that go beyond the mandatory part of your B.Sc. studies
    • extra-curricular courses (e.g. psychology, mathematics, computer science, law or sociology) according to the module handbook for extra-curricular courses
  • master modules in economics and business administration, i.e. you can select additional courses from the course programme of the Master programmes.

How do I apply for a Master's thesis?

To apply for a Master's thesis, you must apply individually to the chairs that are of interest to you. Information on the topics and individual application processes of the chairs can be found here or on the respective websites. Please note that the chairs have different application processes and deadlines. When you have been accepted for a Master's thesis, please fill in the form for the registration of the Master's thesis at the examination office and submit it there. Once you have been admitted to the Master's thesis by the examination office, you will receive a notification of admission by post.

Ich bewerbe mich für einen M.Sc.-Studiengang beworben. Kann ich schon im Sommersemester M.Sc.-Veranstaltungen belegen?

In jedem Studiengang können Sie 30 ECTS-Punkte mehr machen, als in Ihrem Studiengang vorgesehen sind (siehe entsprechende FAQ). Der Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft bietet Tübinger Studierenden unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen darüber hinaus auch die Möglichkeit, Masterveranstaltungen bereits währen des Sommersemesters vor Beginn des Masterstudiums zu absolvieren. Dies ermöglicht einen schnelleren Abschluss des angestrebten Masters (fast-track-Option). Voraussetzung ist, dass Sie sich fristgerecht für einen Studienplatz in einem der Tübinger Masterstudiengänge bewerben. Bekommen Sie eine Zusage, können Sie sich für entsprechende Klausuren im Juli/August oder zum Nachtermin im Oktober anmelden und diese mitschreiben. Nachdem Sie sich für Ihren M.Sc.-Studiengang eingeschrieben haben, können Sie die Leistungen in den M.Sc.-Studiengang transferieren.

Hinweis: Es besteht ein gewisses Risiko bezüglich der Klausurteilnahme. Studierende können an den Masterprüfungen nur teilnehmen, wenn sie zuvor eine Zulassung für einen Masterstudienplatz erhalten haben. Für die Klausuranmeldung schreiben Sie dem Prüfungsamt eine E-Mail und bitten um Anmeldung zur Klausur der entsprechenden Masterveranstaltung. Die E-Mail sollte den Hinweis enthalten, dass Sie für einen Masterstudiengang zugelassen wurden.