School of Business and Economics

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Information on the Corona Crisis

The summer semester is running. You are welcome to send feedback on what is working well and what is not working so well to studienfachberatungspam prevention@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de. Information about the courses can be found on alma or on the faculty websites.
Normal classroom instruction will be suspended during the summer semester. Courses may only be conducted digitally and many courses will remain digitally in the winter semester.

The examination office has published the exam dates for the summer semester. Please find the dates here https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/129143 and here https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/129145. The registration period for the exams is still running until July 6, 2020 (https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/129127). Registration periods and dates of the exams of the follow-up are now published on these pages, too.

It is still true that all counselling and service facilities at the university offer their services by telephone or online only. The easiest way to contact the academic advisory service is by e-mail (studienfachberatungspam prevention@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de) or by making an appointment here - we will then contact you at the agreed time.

Information for students - Information for international students (incoming)

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.

Changes in the UNIcert III courses in French and Spanish for students of the B.Sc. International Business Administration

In the winter semester 2019/20 two changes will be made in the module Spanish and in the module French for the module Business Studies:

The 4 semester week courses will be given new names (FRANZ: Marketing et Internationalisation; SPAN: Marketing e internacionalización), which describe the course contents better than the current ones (FRANZ: L'entreprise et ses partenaires; SPAN: La empresa y su entorno).

The current system provides for a semester-accompanying course with 2 semester hours per week and an intensive course with 4 semester hours per week. The courses change cycle: The course with 4 semester hours per week will be offered during the semester and the course with 2 semester hours per week will be offered as an intensive course in the future. This makes it possible to take Business English II-III and the Spanish or French Intensive Course in the same course period (spring). This is not possible at the moment because the lecture-free time in spring is too short to take two courses with 4 semester hours per week without overlapping. With this we hope to make the individual timetables more flexible. Further information will soon be available on the homepage of the Language Learning Centre www.uni-tuebingen.de/fsz and from the lecturers. We will write to affected students about the schedules to be changed.

Bachelor

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 Aspects of Marketing Management 1-3 the following offers will be available in the winter semester 2020/21:

 

  • B321 Recent Developments in Pricing, Dr. Andrea Künnen, blocked course, in English
  • B321B Brand Management, Professor Oliver Schnittka, blocked course, in English
  • B321L Crisis Management, Dr. Rob Britton, blocked course, in English
  • B321K International Marketing, Professorin Kristina Klein, blocked course, in English

B351 Tax Accounting

Unfortunately, we are not yet sure whether Module B351 Tax Accounting will be offered in the winter semester 2020/21.

B353 International Taxation

Contrary to the information in the module handbook, module B353 International Taxation will be offered in winter semester 2020/21.

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.

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

In the winter semester 2020/21 the school will again offer numerous bachelor thesis seminars. Further information on the allocation procedure and the offers in the winter semester 2020/21 and the summer semester 2021 can be found here.

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 2020. The module will however be offered in the winter semester 2020/21.

E330 International Money and Finance

Contrary to the information in the module handbook, the module E330 International Money and Finance will unfortunately have to be cancelled at short notice in the summer semester 2020. The academic advisory service will be happy to assist you in planning the 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 2020. In future, the module will always be offered in the winter semester.

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. However, it can probably be offered in the summer semester 2021.

E380 Current Topics in Economics and Business Administration

Within the module E380 Selected Aspects of Economics and Business Administration the following courses will be offered in the winter semester 2020/21:

  • E380B History of Economic Thinking, Prof. Goldschmidt, block lecture
  • E380E Network Economics, Matthias Müller, block lecture
  • B321L Crisis Management, Dr. Rob Britton, Blockveranstaltung, auf Englisch

 

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.

S311 Econometrics Lab

Contrary to the announcement in the module handbook, S311 Econometrics Lab will not be offered in practice in the summer semester 2020.

Master

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 2020.

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 2020.

B463 Strategy & Innovation

Contrary to what is stated in the module manual, B463B Business plans for startups will be offered in the summer semester 2020. The course B463B Business plans for startups 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. Here, you'll find further information.

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

The module B482 Case Studies on International Accounting and Auditing will be offered again in the summer semester 2020. Registration will open at the end of the winter semester. Further information can be found here.

B493A Doing Business in Asia

In the summer semester 2020 students will be able to choose the following courses within the container module B493 Doing Business in Asia:

  • Doing Business in China, Wei Manske-Wang

  • Doing Business in Japan, Professor Sierk Horn

  • Doing Business in India, Sujata Banerjeee

  • Doing Business in Korea, Dr. Stephan Gerschewski

  • Doing Business in South America, Professor Sascha Fürst

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

B494 Current Issues in International Business - Chinese Business Management

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 we will offer two courses:

  •   B494B Digital Transformation of the Global Business World, blocked course on June 12-13 and June 19-20, 2020, Markus Schmidt
  •   B494C China's Economic System and Economic Culture, blocked course on April 17/18 and May 29/30, 2020, Prof. Herrmann-Pillath

The possibilities for crediting are the same as for B494A.

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 winter semester 2019/20 nor in the summer semester 2020.

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 Publication strategies for Top Management Journals

In addition to the information in the module manual, the module B591 Publication strategies for Top Management Journals with 6 ECTS credits will be offered in the winter semester 2019/20. It is creditable in the elective areas of the M.Sc. degree programmes (exception: M.Sc. Accounting and Finance) as well as in the specialisation studies International Business of the degree programmes M.Sc. European Management, M.Sc. General Management and M.Sc. International Business.

DS404A Data Science with Python

For the new M.Sc. Data Science in Business and Economics program, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mayer and Martin Schimmels will be offering the course DS404A Data Science with Python in the 2019/20 winter semester. It will be creditable in the module DS404 Data Science Techniques 1 within the specialization studies focus Data Science Techniques as well as in the elective areas of the other M.Sc. programs. It comprises 6 ECTS credits and includes exercise sheets as course work and a written exam (60 minutes) as an examination. Students who successfully complete the module know the most important basics of working with Python and are able to perform the complete process of data preparation, visualization and analysis with Python and apply their knowledge to real data sets.

DS406 Data Science Techniques 6

For the new M. Sc. Data Science in Business and Economics Gregor Wiedemann was planning to offer the course Text Mining with "R" in summer semester 2020.  The course should have been creditable in module DS406 Data Science Techniques 6

However, DS406 Text Mining with R (Dr. Gregor Wiedemann) will unfortunately not take place in the summer semester 2020. Probably, we will postpone the event to the winter semester 2020/21.

E411 Economics of Taxation

Contrary to the announcement in the module manual, the module E411 Economics of Taxation will not be offered in the summer semester 2020.

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 2020 when professor Kohler will be offering the course E427A International Migration.

E430 Monetary Economics

Due to an additional MatLab assignment, students will receive 9 ECTS credits for E430 Monetary Economics in the summer semester 2020 (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 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 2020, 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.

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.

S415 Machine Learning in Econometrics

Given the current spread of Covid-19, we must be prepared for the possibility that regular teaching may not be possible in mid-April. Switching to online teaching is quite time-intensive but may be necessary.

For this reason, we (that is: Prof. Grammig [course responsible] and Dr. Jantje Sönksen [lecturer]) have decided to cancel the Machine Learning module. If you are interested in (or require) another econometrics class, please note that Prof. Grammig will offer "Empirical Asset Pricing" (9 ECTS credits). The course will give you a thorough understanding of GMM (Generalized Method of Moments), which constitutes a powerful estimation technique. If you want to know why Lars Peter Hansen, Eugene Fama, and Robert Shiller were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2013, this is your module.

Additionally, Prof. Biewen is going to offer "Advanced Microeconometrics" (9 ECTS credits). This module gives you a very broad overview of all the cool stuff and techniques that you can use in order to answer important questions, e.g. regarding the returns to education. Furthermore, there will be a seminar in econometrics jointly offered y the two departments.

More information on these modules will be provided in due course on the websites of the respective departments.

https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/170646