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 Business and Economics. 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 2020 summer semester, it will be held on Tuesday, 14 April 2020.

Location: ZHG 010
Beginning: 08:00


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 Tuesday, 14 April 2020, usually from 14:00 to 15:00. All first-year students are invited to attend.

Bachelor's programmes

  • Business Administration: ZHG 001 (Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Economics: Oec 0.211 (Oeconomicum, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Business Information Systems: Theo 0.135 (Theologicum, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 2, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Business and Human Resource Education: VG 2.107 (Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, 37073 Göttingen)


Master's programmes

  • Finance, Accounting, and Taxes: OEC 0.167 (Oeconomicum, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Marketing and E-Business: 14:00-16:00: VG 2.105 (Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Management: KWZ 0.606 (Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Development Economics: 15:00-18:00: OEC 0.167 (Oeconomicum, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, 37073 Göttingen)
  • International Economics: KWZ 0.609 (Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Taxation: VG 2.108 (Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Business Information Systems: OEC 1.134 (Oeconomicum, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Business and Human Resource Education: KWZ 0.603 (Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, 37073 Göttingen)
  • Business Education and Human Resource Development: OEC 2.157 (Oeconomicum, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, 37073 Göttingen)


Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 16:00-17:00:

  • History of Global Markets: MZG 6.144 (Mehrzweckgebäude/ Blauer Turm, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen)


Tutors will help you find the rooms during orientation week.