Coronavirus: Information for students of the Faculty of Business and Economics (winter semester 2020/ 2021)


A warm welcome!


Dear students,

As Dean and Dean of Studies, we would like to welcome you all very warmly to the Faculty of Business and Economics at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in this winter semester 2020/2021! For some of you, it is your first semester here with us in Göttingen, and we are pleased that you have chosen us as your place of study. We hope that you will quickly settle in with us and that you will soon feel at home here. The others are already in an advanced semester and we very much hope that you are very satisfied with your studies.

Now that the past semester has been completely digital, we are very pleased to be able to offer you courses in attendance during the hybrid winter semester. The extent to which this will ultimately be possible depends very much on the course of the COVID 19 pandemic. You can find out which courses will be offered in attendance according to the current state of planning from the course catalogue (UniVZ). In addition, you should visit the according websites of the professorships to find out which courses are offered in which form.

Since changes may occur during the course of the semester depending on the course of the infection, you should regularly check our websites for information. We can assure you that we will be able to offer the courses at any time in completely digital form. All teachers and staff in the Dean's Office, the Dean's Office of Studies, the Examination Office, and the Advisory Service for Students and Students Abroad will do their utmost to provide you with the best possible range of courses and services. We are very confident that we will master the coming semester together with all of you. We cordially invite you to play an active role in all courses – be it in attendance or in digital form. University learning thrives on the active cooperation between teachers and students! Together we should try to make the best possible use of this semester "for the benefit of all". The latter is also the basis of the University's mission statement as well as the mission statement for teaching and learning of our faculty, which you can find out about on our faculty's website.

We would particularly like to draw the attention of first-semester students to the information offered during the orientation week. Take advantage of these offers and find out about everything important in your first semester. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the students of the Wiwi-O-Phase association and the student council of the Faculty of Business and Economics who, with the support of staff in the Dean's Office, organised the orientation week and the activities around the maths pre-course. Perhaps you will soon get to know professors in a digital professor's breakfast, which would make us all very happy. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any problems or other questions.

In addition, we would like to draw your attention to the information pages of the University and our faculty, where you will always find up-to-date information on teaching in the coming semester:


If you have any questions, please contact the Student Advisory Service (studienberatung@wiwi.uni-goettingen.de) or the Examinations Office (wiwipa@uni-goettingen.de).

Finally, we would like to draw your attention to one important point: Classroom teaching in this pandemic requires everyone to strictly adhere to the hygiene rules of the university, which in particular includes observing the AHA rule (keep your distance (“Abstand”), observe hygiene (“Hygiene”), wear an everyday mask (“Alltagsmaske”)) with regular airing. We will shortly be sending you a special handbook with the current hygiene rules to be observed in courses. However, such disciplined behaviour "for the benefit of all" is not limited to the lecture hall, but also includes behaviour on the entire campus of the University and in the city of Göttingen. Let us all contribute through our behaviour to limiting the negative consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic!

We wish you all a good start into the winter semester despite these difficult circumstances!

With best regards
Prof. Dr Matthias Schumann and Prof. Dr Stefan Dierkes
Dean and Dean of Studies


Advice at the examination office and in the (international) student advisory service: by e-mail, telephone, virtually and personally


Examination Office

  • Personal advice started again on Monday, 19 October 2020. You have to register in advance via Stud.IP register in advance via Stud.IP (in German)
  • Telephone consultation hours (please call 0551 39-28822): Monday to Thursday, 10:00 to 15:00, and Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
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