School of Business and Economics

In the home stretch

Your studies are drawing to a close: the last exam will soon be written, the final thesis submitted - what now?

On this page we have compiled all the important information you need to successfully complete your studies.

The path to graduation

I need to write my thesis! How do I get a topic and a supervisor?

Information on the procedure for awarding bachelor's theses can be found here. Further information on the planned Bachelor theses can be found here.

Information on the procedure for awarding master's theses can be found here.

I would like to complete my studies shortly - what do I need to know?

After all your achievements have been recorded, you must close your Credit Point account by filling in the form and submitting it to the Examination Office. Please note that your account must be closed by you and will not be closed automatically if you de-register. Only those who close their Credit Point account will be invited to the next awards ceremony and will receive their diploma there (see below).

Important: You will no longer be able to take any exams once you have closed your account - the bachelor thesis must be corrected, all certificates must have been handed in. (Exception: Master's thesis - here it is sufficient if you have registered for the thesis).

It will also be possible to close the credit point account after you have de-registered.

Economics or Business Administration is my minor study and I would like to graduate soon - what do I need to know?

If economics or business administration is your minor study, you have to wirte an email to the Examination office, that you are finished with your minor study. Your certificate of finishing your minor study in economics won't be generated automatically.

E-Mail: pruefungsamtspam

I have more ECTS credits than necessary - which courses are credited?

When you close your credit point account, you can specify which modules should be credited in which areas of advanced undergraduate studies or in which specialization areas - if you do not specify anything, the Examination Office will put together the combination with the best possible grade average for you. If you have any questions about the correct crediting of the modules, the Academic Affairs Service team will be happy to advise you.

What happens after graduation?

Whether it's a subsequent master's degree, doctoral thesis, internship or direct entry into your career: Find out about application deadlines and processes at an early stage. Even as a student, you can build up a network and make it easier for you to start your career.

  • You can find information about a postgraduate Master's program in Tübingen here.
  • To find a job, we recommend that you enter a personal keyword search in our job portal (Praxisportal).
  • Take advantage of the free offer of our application portfolio check and let us advise you on your cover letter and CV.
  • Expand your network and find out which job might suit you best. We look forward to your participation in the next workshop at the University of Tübingen.
  • You can borrow books from us on the topics "Career & Dream Job", "Applying Properly" or "Optimally Prepared for the Job Interview".

We strongly recommend that you subscribe to our newsletter for WiWI students, the wiwinews online, if you have not yet received it. The wiwiwnews online informs you weekly about the latest events, current job offers from the practice portal, information and deadlines of the course guidance and much more! Click here for the wiwinews online.

Completing your studies

Do I have to de-register?

If you wish to be enrolled until the end of the semester, it is sufficient not to re-register. If you wish to give up your student status earlier due to full-time employment, etc., you will have to de-register (further information and the form can be obtained from the Registrar's Office). If you de-register at the latest one month after the beginning of the lectures, you will receive a refund of the administrative fee of 70€.

Please note that, in addition to de-registration, you must also close your credit point account as soon as all your credits have been booked by filling in the form and handing it in at the Examination Office. Important: You will no longer be able to take any exams once you have closed your account - the bachelor thesis must be corrected, all certificates must have been handed in. (Exception: Master's thesis - here it is sufficient if you have registered for it). Please also note that your account must be closed by you and will not be closed automatically if you exmatriculate. Only those who close their credit-point account will be invited to the next award ceremony and will receive their diploma there (see below).

Can I enrol for another semester?

If, for example, you would like to be matriculated beyond the end of the current semester because of an internship, you can always re-register regularly. Important: This is only possible if you have not yet closed your credit point account and have not yet exceeded the maximum number of semesters.

When will I get my degree certificate?

The awarding of certificates at the School of Business and Economics always takes place on the last Friday in June and November. If you would like to participate as a graduate, please close your credit point account at least 4 weeks before the award ceremony. The Examination Office will invite all students who have closed their credit point account in the last six months by post to the award ceremony and will prepare their certificates. If you cannot attend the award ceremony in person, your certificate will be sent to you after the ceremony. If, however, you need a temporary certificate for an employment contract, the Examination Office will be happy to issue it to you as soon as you have closed your account. All graduates of the year, whether present at the certificate ceremony or not, are cordially invited to submit a profile for the respective yearbook that the non-profit alumni and support association WiWi-Netzwerk Tübingen e.V. publishes for the students.

Dates of the next graduation and award ceremonies:

  • Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Friday, June 26, 2020
  • Friday, November 27, 2020

What happens at the graduation ceremony?

The graduation ceremony usually starts at 5 p.m. and takes place in a festive setting in the Neue Aula. In addition to the presentation of the diplomas, you can expect to hear the speeches of the year sponsor and the year speaker, the awarding of prizes, music from the collegium musicum and a subsequent champagne reception in the Wandelhalle, where the yearbook of the final year will also be issued for the first time.

Get an idea of the last testimonies and awards ceremonies in the summer of 2019, followed by a list festival.

Read a report about the award ceremony in autumn 2018 in the WiWi News issue summer 2019 and about summer 2018 in the WiWi News issue winter 2018.

Class representative wanted!

At each graduation ceremony, one of the graduates will address his or her fellow students with a short 10-15-minute speech as a class representative. If you would like to suggest someone for the role, please contact us! At alumnispam we accept suggestions for future year sponsors. If you are interested, you are also welcome to suggest yourself.

What is the Yearbook?

The yearbook is a compact book that the non-profit alumni and support association WiWi-Netzwerk Tübingen e.V. publishes every semester for the awarding of diplomas. In addition to a year list (with first name, surname, course of study), it contains short half-page profiles of all graduates of the year who submit a profile for this purpose.

The yearbook is created exclusively for remembrance and networking purposes and, for data protection reasons, is only distributed to those persons who are also part of the yearbook!

More information about the yearbook can be found here.

Your studies have been completed - what is the next step?

Whether it's a master's degree, internship or job placement: Stay connected to the University of Tübingen even after you have successfully completed your studies - as an alumnus, you can benefit from our alumni offers for WiWis and remain optimally networked.

I would like to pass on something and advise students. How do you do that?

The Mentoring Concept

With linking alumni and students of the School of Business and Economics, we encourage a lively career-supporting exchange. Therefore, mentoring is one-to-one on a voluntary basis. It is up to the mentors and mentees to decide how often and in what form (by phone, Skype, etc.) they want to do the mentoring. The target is a duration of approximately one year, but mentoring can be continued informally beyond that.

Mentors can, within the framework of this voluntary work

  • reflect on one's own career
  • stay in contact with the alma mater through the exchange with students and keep up to date with the current state of research and teaching
  • use mentoring as a recruiting opportunity.

Offers for alumni

From alumni newsletters, joint networks in social media (Xing, LinkedIn, Facebook), to events for our alumni and get-togethers in many German cities, there are many possibilities for you to join us! Visit our alumni page and become an active part of our network!

Before you leave the university, be sure to subscribe to our  alumni newsletter so that you can stay informed about the most important events at WiWis here in Tübingen.

We would like to encourage you to join our non-profit alumni and support association WiWi Netzwerk Tübingen e.V. (12€/year for students, 36€/year for subscribers). The association supports our services in the field of career entry and personal development, it organizes annual alumni meetings and get-togethers in various German cities and much more. The membership fee is tax deductible.

We also recommend that you take a look at the general alumni services offered by the university.

I am planning to start my career - where can I get advice?

The School's Career and Alumni Service, the WiSo Faculty Practice and Career Team, and the University Career Service will be happy to help you get started in your career - including application checks, continuing education and career orientation courses, start-up advice, and many other helpful services. Inform yourself at an early stage and use the services of the Faculty and the university to start building up a network before you graduate.

The most important services especially for students of the School of Business and Economics:

Offers for students of WiSo and the university:

I have completed my Bachelor's degree and would like to stay in Tübingen for the Master's program. Can I take Master's courses in the summer semester?

If you apply in due time for one of our Master's programs, you will be able to take courses from the Master's program in the summer semester. If you are accepted for a Master's program, you can transfer these credits to the Master's program. You can find further information on our Master's programs here.

Note: There is a certain risk with regard to participation in the written exam. Students can only take part in the Master's examinations if they have previously received admission to a Master's program. 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. The e-mail should contain a note stating that you have been admitted to a Master's program.