Faculty of Economic Sciences

Orientation Week for New Students

During the first weeks of both summer and winter semesters, new students in the bachelor's and master's programmes including students who have transferred to the University of Göttingen will be assigned tutors for the orientation week held by the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The orientation week is geared to provide students with information on studies, selecting appropriate courses, learning about examination regulations, and covering other information on everything the University of Göttingen and the city have to offer to students.

These events aim to prepare you for your studies as well as introduce you to campus life and the city of Göttingen. During the introduction week, there will be many informational events, a library tour and a chance to speak with lecturers.

As part of the orientation week, the city rally and first semester party are great opportunities to get to meet other students.

This orientation week is originally designed for German-speaking students. For international students there are special introduction days organised by the University's International Student Services. Please click here for more information.


The welcome event

The orientation week traditionally starts with a faculty-sponsored welcome event. In the winter semester 2017/ 2018, it will be held on Monday, 16 October 2017.

Location: ZHG 011
Beginning: 8:00


Introductory courses for the study programmes

During the orientation week, introductory courses for all study programmes (for both bachelor's and master's students) will take place on Monday, 16 October 2017, from 14:00 to 15:00. All first-year students are invited to attend. Tutors will help you find the rooms during orientation week.

The introductory courses will take place in the following rooms (rooms still might change):

Bachelor's programmes

  • Business Administration: ZHG 009 (Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Economics: ZHG 102 (Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Business Information Systems: VG 4.101 (Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Business and Human Resource Education: Theologicum - 1.113 (lecture hall) (Theologicum, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 2, 37073 Göttingen)


Master's programmes

  • Finance, Accounting, and Taxes: VG 3.104 (Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Marketing and Channel Management: ZHG 1.142 (Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Management: ZHG 1.141 (Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen)
  • International Economics: Thursday, 19 October 2017, 14:00-15:00, Oec 0.167 (Oeconomicum, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, 37073 Göttingen) -> Thursday, 19 October 2017, 13:00-14:00, Oec 1.134: Information for participants of the double degree programme with the University of Groningen
  • Taxation: VG 4.105 (Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, 37073 Göttingen
  • Business Information Systems: VG 4.102 (Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Business and Human Resource Education: VG 2.102 (Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, 37073 Göttingen)
  • History of Global Markets: MZG 6.144 (Mehrzweckgebäude/ Blauer Turm, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen)


Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:00 to 16:00

  • Development Economics: OEC 0.167 (Oeconomicum, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, 37073 Göttingen)


Tutors will help you find the rooms during orientation week.

The coordinators of the M.Sc. in Applied Statistics will organize a separate introductory meeting and inform the according students individually.
New students of the M.Sc. in Taxation are welcome to contact Florian Rottner in case of any questions.