Faculty of Business and Economics

Commencement for the bachelor's and master's programmes of the Faculty of Business and Economics

At the end of every semester, there is an official graduation ceremony for students in the auditorium of Göttingen University in Wilhelmsplatz. In addition to speeches by faculty members and alumni and the awarding of graduation certificates with musical accompaniment, the best graduates in the fields of business administration, economics, business education and information systems are awarded the Florenz-Sartorius Prize.

Once a year (within the framework of the celebration in Spring), this prize is also awarded for an outstanding doctoral thesis in the fields of business administration, information systems, and business education; and another for the best dissertation from the fields of economics, statistics, econometrics, and economic and social history. Recipients each receive 1000 Euro funded by Sartorius AG of Göttingen. The company is an internationally leading provider of laboratory and process technology in the segments of biotechnology and mechatronics.

Upcoming event:
The celebration for summer semester 2018 graduates will take place on Friday, 19 October 2018 in lecture hall ZHG 011 (Lecture Hall Building, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5). The ceremony commences at 14:00.
Unfortunately, the auditorium at Wilhelmsplatz is closed from October to December 2018 due to construction works. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Please note:

  • To participate, please complete the registration form on the right-hand side of this webpage [in German]. The registration deadline to participate in the graduation ceremony is Friday, 12 October 2018. If you decide you would like to participate after the deadline has passed, please consult the examination office (Prüfungsamt) (Ms. Karin Wolters, see left).
  • You will register via the online platform of the University’s alumni club "Alumni Göttingen". You do not receive an explicit confirmation email after completing the registration form.
  • If you have already received your degree/certificate, and would like it to be used in the ceremony on 19 October 2018, please return the physical degree by 15 October 2018 to the examination office (Prüfungsamt) which is located in the Oeconomicum building on the first floor.
  • You will only receive your certificate at the ceremony if you have already completed the application to receive your certificate at the examination office (Prüfungsamt). For all questions relating to your degree and certificate, please contact Ms. Karin Wolters.
  • The ceremony typically takes two hours. There will be designated rows for graduates. Guests may choose their own seats behind the designated rows for graduates.
  • Immediately before the graduation ceremony, a group photo will be taken. These photos will be mailed by post after the ceremony. Individual photos of graduates receiving their certificates will be posted online on the faculty's flickr platform and maybe partly also on Facebook or Instagram. The photos later may be downloaded from flickr. If you do not agree with the publication of your photo in social media channels, please contact Gesche Quent before the ceremony and give a short description of yourself.
  • The winners of the Florenz-Sartorius Awards must be present at the ceremony.
  • Following the ceremony, the faculty invites all attendees for a champagne reception.
  • The ceremony will be held in German.




For your information:

In 2019, the graduation ceremonies will take place on June 14th and November 8th in auditorium at Wilhelmsplatz.