Orientation Week for New Students


After the fully digitized summer semester 2020, face-to-face teaching will be offered again in the coming winter semester 2020/ 2021 at the Faculty of Business and Economics in strict compliance with the university's hygiene rules. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, however, this will only be possible to a limited extent, which is why it will be a so-called hybrid semester with a mix of digital teaching and classroom teaching. The lecture period for the winter semester 2020/ 2021 starts on November 02, 2020 and ends on February 12, 2021.

Students of the Faculty organize an introductory week for new students (in German) every semester. This orientation phase is expected to take place between October 26, 2020 and October 31, 2020. We plan a mix of digital offers and on-site events in Göttingen. The orientation week will be carried out by students of the WiWi-O-Phase association.

For international students, Göttingen International (the international office of the University) organizes an introductory week. You can find more information about it here. The Faculty's Incoming Office also organizes a welcome event for exchange students of the Faculty. You will be informed about this event in time by e-mail.

The preliminary maths course (in German) will start on 7 October 2020 (until 16 October). The maths-pre-course is aimed at all first-year students of the Faculty of Business and Economics and in particular at students of the Bachelor's programmes Business Administration, Economics, 2-Subject Bachelor's programme Economics, Business Information Systems and Business and Human Resource Education. In the course, selected contents from school mathematics are repeated.
The preliminary course is conducted online. However, students of the Faculty already organise (digital) welcome events for first-year students as well as guided city tours in Göttingen.


Virtual first semester supervision via tandem programme

In order to clarify questions that arise during the start of your studies, the student representatives of the faculty and the WiWi-O-Phase association are launching a tandem programme for first-semester students (Bachelor and Master students).

In this programme, you will be assigned a tandem partner. This partner is a student in the higher semester who is involved as member of the student representatives of the faculty or the orientation week club and would normally have accompanied you personally during your orientation week.

Your tandem partner is there to answer your questions and to help you during your first study experience. We will take your age and course of study into account when assigning you to a tandem partner. If you prefer to be accompanied by a male or female partner, please indicate this on the form.

The student representatives of the faculty and the WiWi-O-Phase association as well as your new tandem partner would be pleased if you participate in the tandem programme and take the opportunity to make first contact with new fellow students. The application for the tandem programme will be open from 1-30 October 2020. In case of any questions please contact the Faculty's student council (Fachschaft).


Stud.IP: Courses for freshmen

In the study organisation system Stud.IP (access via eCampus) you will also find two courses for new Bachelor and Master students. You can register for these courses to receive information and documents (in German) on the digital orientation week (we will add the links as soon as possible):

Bachelor: "WiWi Bachelor Erstsemester 20/21"
Master: "WiWi Master Erstsemester 20/21"

Both events are password protected. You will receive the password from your tandem partner or from the Faculty's student council (Fachschaft).

We look forward to getting to know you in Göttingen digitally and in person!