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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Information of the Dean’s Office and the administration of the School of Business and Economics on the immediate measures taken at HU to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

The Dean's Office and the administration of the School of Business and Economics work closely together and deal intensively with solutions to current questions concerning research, teaching and examination. At the same time, we adapt the associated administrative processes. All important information, regulations and decisions of the university and the School of Business and Economics are compiled here structured according to areas, and systematically updated on an ongoing basis.

General information on measures and regulations at Humboldt-Universität can be found on the central information website of the university and the website of the Berliner Senat.

Letter from the Dean to the students of the School of Business and Economics on the semester start

Access to the university buildings
All buildings on all properties of the university are closed until further notice and only accessible to HU members who absolutely must be on site to secure system-relevant areas. Theses persons are designated by the HU pandemic board and only these persons are granted access.
 
Information on administrative processes
The HU has been in emergency operation since March 20th 2020. For this reason, many services can currently only be offered to a very limited extent.

Contact hours
Please note that the personal consultation/ opening hours of the administration are cancelled until further notice. The administrative team is available by e-mail to answer your questions and will do its best to deal with your concerns under the given circumstances.

Please contact the administration by e-mail (HU members: please use your HU account). The contact details of the administration can be found on the website of the administration.

The EDV-Service-Centre can be reached by telephone Tue 11.00 a.m. - 14.00 p.m; the Dean's Office Tue and Thu 12.00 noon - 15.00 p.m. (subject to change).

Information on personnel matters
Due to the presence emergency operation many services can currently only be offered by the Personnel Division to a very limited extent.

The ongoing payment/remuneration is guaranteed.

Priority is given to the processing of applications for continued employment in order to prevent social hardship as far as possible. Until further notice applications will be processed exclusively by e-mail. For this purpose, please submit the necessary documents (complete!) as a pdf file (with digital signature) to the administration (haushalt.wiwi@hu-berlin.de).

Recruitments (starting on April 1st 2020 or later) can unfortunately only be implemented in the current situation on the next possible date. A binding statement as to when this date will be, cannot be made at present.

In addition, the Personnel Division only covers personnel matters related to the maintenance of the critical infrastructure for university core areas of essential-only mode, in connection with the handling of ongoing appointment procedures and, if possible, with the preparation of the semester with a focus on digital formats.

Please send all other applications/ requests concerning personnel matters such as dissolution contracts, sick leaves as a pdf file (with digital signature - if necessary) to the administration (haushalt.wiwi@hu-berlin.de).

Applications for job advertisement, planned recruitments (not yet submitted/ applied for), requests for changes in financing of staff cannot be processed at present. Please submit those documents/ requests in the original to the administration of the School of Business and Economics (Team Haushalt/ Personal) after the end of the essential-only mode.

Information on budgetary matters
Due to the presence emergency operation many services can currently only be offered by the Finance Division, the Research Service Centre as well as the Technical Devision to a very limited extent.

The processing of invoices from Haushalts-, Berufungs- und Programmpauschalmitteln is currently only possible to a very limited extent. Urgent invoices can be sent as a pdf file by e-mail to the administration (haushalt.wiwi@hu-berlin.de). Please indicate in your e-mail from which account (Haushalt, Berufungsmittel, Programmpauschale) the invoice should be paid. Please confirm in your e-mail that a) you have received the goods/ service, b) the invoice amount correspondents to the order and value of the goods/ service and c) that the invoice can be paid.

The processing of invoices from third party funds (Drittmittel) is currently only possible to a very limited extent. Urgent invoices can be sent together with the form “Auszahlungsanordnung” as a pdf file by e-mail to the responsible administrator (Sachbearbeiter*in) in the Research Service Centre. Please confirm in your e-mail that a) you have received the goods/ service, b) the invoice amount corresponds to the order and value of the goods/ service and c) that the invoice can be paid. Both signatures as well as the forwarding to the Finance Division will then be carried out by the Research Service Centre. It is not necessary to print out the original documents or send them subsequently; the original documents remain with the project leader.

Information on procurements
The processing of procurements is unfortunately not possible at present. We kindly ask you to refrain from such requests.

Information on official trips
All official trips, regardless of their cause or destination in Germany or abroad, are not approved and any approvals are withdrawn. For further information (including information on reimbursement) can be found on the central HU website “Update Corona”.
 
Teaching and Studies
Start of the semester (summer 2020)
The summer semester 2020 starts on April 20th 2020; teaching will take place exclusively in digital form.

Face-to-face events
All face-to-face events are discontinued until futher notice.

Klausureinsichten
“Klausureinsichten” are cancelled until further notice. The School of Business and Economics will examine under which conditions Klausureinsichten can take place again.

Examinations
The second phase of the examinations of the winter semester 2019/2020 will be postponed to a time after the beginning of the summer semester 2020, which is to be determined even more precisely. The School of Business and Economics is currently examine, in which period the second phase of the examinations can take place. Students and lecturers will be informed in good time - at least 2 weeks (presumbly 4 weeks) in advance - about the new schedule for the second phase of the examinations.

Based on the current planning, the examinations of the summer semester 2020 will take place in the last week of lectures (from July 13th 2020) and the first two weeks of the lecture-free period (October 2020). The examination office will inform you in time about the concrete dates.

Examination dates
The examination dates are not currently changed in the system. The team of the examination office will (automatically) adjust the dates as soon as the new examination dates are fixed.

Repetition of examinations
If you would like to repeat a failed exam from the first examination period in the second examination period or if you would like to take the exam of the second examination period (winter semester 2019/2020) on the first date due to illness, please register now regularly for the dates via AGNES. Please send registrations for the last attempt by e-mail to the examination office (pruefungsbuero-wiwi@hu-berlin.de).

No further registrations are possible beyond this.

Withdraw from registrations for examinations
Please do not withdraw from the registrations now, otherwise you will not be able to register again. Only withdraw from an examination if you are sure that you will not participate. Withdrawal from registrations for examinations is possible up to one day before the examination.

Processing of BA and MA theses, term and seminar papers
The processing time for BA and MA theses, term and seminar papers was suspended retroactively from March 12th 2020 for a period of two months. This means that the previous submission deadlines will be extended by two months until at least May 11th 2020. This stipulation applies until the resumption of regular study activities.

(earlier) Submission of BA and MA theses, termin and seminar papers
If you wish to submit your BA and MA thesis, term or seminar paper earlier, the following applies: Please send your theses/ paper by post to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Prüfungsbüro, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin as well as by e-mail (from your HU student account) to kath@hu-berlin.de

Registration of BA and MA theses
To register for BA and MA theses, please send an e-mail to the examination office: pruefungsbuero-wiwi@hu-berlin.de (the registration form will then be send to you by e-mail).

After the examiner/ lecturer has assigned the topic for the BA or MA thesis, you or the examiner/ lecturer will send the completed form as a pdf file to: pruefungsbuero-wiwi@hu-berlin.de.

The deadline for BA and MA theses will be calculated according the the legal regulations from May 12th 2020; the time until May 12th 2020 will be granted additionally. Please note that due to the current situation, the registration of the enrolment in the study account will only take place at a later date.

Incoming/ outgoing students
The HU International Division provides comprehensive information on current developments. For detailed information, please refer to the website of the International Division.

Extension of deadlines for provisionally enrolled MA students
For students who are provisionally enrolled in a Master's programme, i.e. who still have to prove that they hold a Bachelor's degree, the deadline for submitting proof has been extended to September 30th 2020. Students were informed of this extension by e-mail. All of these students who have also paid their semester fee have been re-registered for the summer semester 2020. If students are unsure or have questions, they can contact the HU Compass Team by using a contact form.

Change of dates and deadlines for the academic year 2020/2021
The new dates and deadlines can be found on the website of the Academic Affairs Division. The change includes in particular the postponement of the application deadline for Masters's programs with restricted admission for the winter semester 2020/2021.

Contact hours faculty
The personal consulation hours of the academic staff as well as the opening hours of the secretariats are cancelled until further notice. Please contact the employees only by e-mail. Contact details can be found on the websites of the departments.

Further documents/ inquiries
Please note that requests for certificates of achievement, study prognoses, expert reports, applications for recognition, applications for theses etc. cannot be processed at the moment.

It is also currently not possible to send graduation documents.

Sickness notifications and all other applications should be send as pdf file by e-mail to: pruefungsbuero-wiwi@hu-berlin.de

Please always quote your matriculation number in all inquiries you send to examination office.

Further information and FAQ for students can be found on the central HU website "Update Corona".