Coronavirus: Information for students of the Faculty of Business and Economics (summer semester 2021)

Information from the Dean of Studies (updated April 2021)

Dear students,

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

To our regret, we will initially offer our teaching in the summer semester completely digitally again. Although we as a faculty, like the entire university, had made all preparations for a limited teaching offer in presence, the current infection of the COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately does not allow this. The university has a COVID 19 level plan, from which you can see to what extent, for example, face-to-face teaching is possible. At present, level 3 of the COVID 19 level plan has been set until May 1st, which means that no face-to-face teaching will be offered until this date in any case. The extent to which classroom teaching will be possible in the course of the semester depends on the further course of the infection. Please check the course catalogue (UniVZ) and the information available on the Chairs’ websites to find out which courses will run online until the end of the semester and for which courses a change to face-to-face teaching is planned, if applicable.

We should all try together to make the coming semester the best it can be. You can be sure that we will offer you an appealing range of courses even under the current conditions so that you can complete your studies properly. The conversion of face-to-face teaching to digital forms of teaching does not ultimately cause us any problems, as we have already anchored digitalisation in our mission statement for teaching and learning for some time. By the way, you can find the mission statement under "Students" on our faculty's website and perhaps you are now interested in taking a closer look at it. It is important to us that we understand studying at our faculty as a joint, cooperative process between students and teachers.

For the exams in the coming semester, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you can complete all your exams properly, regardless of the infection. To this end, we converted almost all exams to digital forms last semester. At the moment, however, there is still hope that exams in presence will also be possible at the end of the semester. We will inform you in good time during the semester whether this is possible. In addition, you will be informed in each module at least two weeks before the respective examination in which form it will be held. You will also find all the important information about the exams in the modules on the Chairs’ websites.

In addition, I would like to refer you 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:

  • University (FAQ for students):
  • Information from the Examinations Office:
  • Faculty social media channels: Facebook (; Instagram (wiwiunigoe); Twitter (@wiwiunigoe)
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Study Advisory Service ( or the Examinations Office (

I am sure that together we will manage the coming semester very well. The WiWi-O-Phase e.V. ( and our student council, together with the staff in the Dean of Studies Office, have put together a digital orientation phase, for which I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved! You can find all the information about the orientation week here.

All that remains for me to do now is to wish you all a good start to this summer semester 2021! It would be great if we could meet in person on campus or in the lecture halls soon.

With best regards

Stefan Dierkes
Dean of Studies

Advice at the examination office and in the (international) student advisory service

Please inform yourself directly on the respective websites:
Examination Office
Student advisory service
Study abroad advice

Stud.IP: "Infoveranstaltungen WiWi Fakultät"

In Stud.IP, (Power-Point) presentations and announcements of study-relevant information events (in German) are available in the event "Infoveranstaltungen WiWi Fakultät" (Information Events Faculty of Business and Economics), such as the information events on the second stage of studies (specialisation) for the Bachelor's degree programmes in Business Administration (14 April) and Economics (16 April) or the information events on studying abroad that will take place during the semester.