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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. 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.


 

Access to the university buildings
All buildings on all properties of the university are still closed to the public. Employees of HU can access their offices in compliance with the applicable hygiene rules. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean' Office (dekanat.wiwi@hu-berlin.de).
 
Information on administrative processes
The HU has been in limited operation since June 8th 2020. For this reason, some services can only be offered to a limited extent.

Contact hours
Please note that the personal consultation/ opening hours of the administration are cancelled until further notice. 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.

Telephone contact hours of the administration (subject to change):

EDV-Service-Centre: Tue and Thu 11.00 a.m. - 14.00 p.m
Dean's Office: Tue and Thu 12.00 noon - 15.00 p.m.
Examination Office: Tue 09.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon/ 13.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. / Thu 09.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Team Haushalt/Personal: Mo and Thu 10.00 a.m. - 15.00 p.m.


Information on personnel matters
Due to the limited operation some services can only be offered by the Personnel Division to a 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.

The student staff council approves all student job advertisements that are published by September 9th 2020. It is not necessary to submit the advertisements to the student staff council beforehand. The advertisements will be submitted together with the application for employment.

The student staff council approves all applications for Nicht-Ausschreibung of student positions with a period of employment up to a maximum of September 30th 2020.

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.

It is possible to conduct job interviews digitally (telephone or video conference - currently only via DFNconf) or, in compliance with the applicable hygiene rules, in presence, if all parties involved agree (applicants, members of the selection committee, staff council, women's representative and, if applicable, the representative for severely disabled persons). Please obtain the necessary approvals before the interviews and document them for the subsequent application for employment.

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).

For 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 the relevant documents (complete) as a pdf file (with digital signature) or in original/ by mail to the administration (haushalt.wiwi@hu-berlin.de).



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

The processing of invoices from Haushalts-, Berufungs- und Programmpauschalmitteln is still possible. 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 still possible. 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
Procurements up to a value of EUR 1,000 can be carried out directly, provided that economic efficiency and thrift are maintained. Procurements over EUR 1,000 are carried out by the Beschaffungsstelle. Please note that procurements are prioritzied by the Beschaffungsstelle according to importance.

Information on official trips
Official/ business trips may be carried out. The travel recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the Federal Foreign Office apply. The applicant must explain in the application why the official/ business trip is absolutely necessary. For the official/ business trip, the train and, in exceptional cases, the private car should be used. Domestic flights should continue to be avoided, regardless of the pandemic. Travel activities in the context of teaching is only permitted for compulsory modules (compulsory excursions). For further information (including information on reimbursement) can be found on the central HU website “Update Corona”.
 
Teaching and Studies
Summer semester 2020
The digital teaching programme started on April 20th 2020 will be continued in digital form until the end of the lecture period.

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

Klausureinsichten
Students who did not pass their examination at the first examination date can contact the chairs directly to arrange an appointment for a “Klausureinsicht” (e.g. via zoom or telephone). This also applies to examination counselling before the last attempt at the examination.

Examinations

Examinations winter semester 2019/ 2020 (2nd phase)

The second phase of the examinations of the winter semester 2019/2020 will take place between June 15th and June 26th 2020 and August 24th and August 28th 2020; for detailed information (dates/ time, rooms etc.) please refer to the examination schedule.

The examination dates have already been adjusted in the system. Withdrawals are possible via AGNES up to one day before the examination date.

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 until May 29th 2020 (examination period June 15th until June 26th 2020) or July 16th 2020 (examination period August 24th until August 28th 2020) for the dates via AGNES or the Examination Office.

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.

Examinations summer semester 2020

The examinations of the summer semester 2020 will take place between July 13th and August 03rd 2020 and October 12th and October 23rd 2020; for detailed information (dates/ time, rooms etc.) please refer to the examination schedule.

Students who cannot attend the face-to-face examinations they have registered for (e.g. due to official Corona restrictions, for health reasons or care obligations - child care, care of relatives), can submit an application for an alternative examination to the Examination Board by July 03rd 2020 (applies for face-to-face examinations during July 13th and July 31st 2020). Please send your application to: pruefungsbuero-wiwi@hu-berlin.de. Please state your name, your matriculation number and the examination in the subject line, formulate your request briefly in the e-mail and state the reason for your inability to attend.

The alternative examination and, if necessary, another examination date will be determined by the examiners. You will receive the necessary information directly from the institute. For this purpose it is mandatory that your e-mail address is forwarded to the institutes. We recommend that you use your HU e-mail address.

Please submit a separate application for each registered examination.



Processing of final papers (BA and MA theses), term and seminar papers
The deadline for the submission of final, term and seminar papers was suspended retroactively starting from March 12th 2020 until July 18th 2020. Accordingly, the deadlines for papers that were registered before March 12th 2020, will continue to run from July 19th 2020. The regular deadlines for papers that were registered after March 13th 2020, starts from July 19th 2020.

(earlier) Submission of BA and MA theses, termin and seminar papers
If you wish to submit your thesis, term or seminar paper earlier, the following applies: Please send the electronic version of your theses/ paper (pdf document) by e-mail from your HU student account to Andrea Kath: kath@wiwi.hu-berlin.de

Please send - in addition to the electronic version - two bound copies of your theses/ paper (including a USB stick or CD with the electronic version) by mail to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Prüfungsbüro, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin.

After receipt of the documents you will receive a confirmation from the examination office.

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.



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
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".
 
Doctoral studies

The Doctoral Degree Board has decided on the following adjustments to the doctoral pro-cedure described in the Doctoral Degree Regulations of 21.05.2010 for the digital pro-cessing of individual procedural steps during Humboldt-Universität's limited operation mode:


Admission to doctoral studies

All necessary documents can be submitted digitally (with digital signatures) to the Graduate Office. The original forms/documents have to be sent by post (if necessary at a later date).

Admission to doctoral studies is issued for one year on the basis of the digital documents. The letter of admission (with digital signature) is sent digitally to the doctoral candidate. As soon as all required original documents have been submitted to the Graduate Office, a final admission letter will be issued and sent to the doctoral candidate by post.


Admission to the doctoral examination and assessment

All documents required for admission to the doctoral examination can be submitted digitally. The original documents have to be sent by post (if necessary at a later date). The dissertation has to be submitted in digital form as well as by post (five printed copies).

The notification of admission to the doctoral examination (with a digital signature) will be sent digitally and on receipt of the original documents by post by the Graduate Office.

The digital version of the dissertation will be sent to the reviewers by the Graduate Office. The reviewers’ reports will be sent in digital form (with digital signatures) and by post to the Graduate Office.


Display of the dissertation and the reviewers‘ reports

The dissertation as well as the reports are displayed in digital form (in the HU Box). The deadlines set out in the Doctoral Degree Regulations apply. Inspection is possible upon request to the Graduate Office.


Doctoral colloquium

The organization of doctoral colloquia to be held as telephone conferences or exclusively as video conference is not permitted. Doctoral colloquia have to be organized in suitable rooms at the School of Business and Economics. The physical presence of the doctoral candidate as well as all Doctoral Degree Committee members affiliated with HU is required.

External Committee members can participate in the doctoral colloquium by video conference provided the following conditions are met:

  • The written declarations of consent of the doctoral candidate and all members of the Doctoral Degree Committee to allow the participation of extermal Committee members via video conference is available. The declarations of consent will be requested by the chairperson of the Doctoral Degree Committee and must be recorded. The Graduate Office must be informed about the existence of all declarations of consent in good time.
  • The doctoral candidate has submitted a written statement in accordance with § 17 Para. 3 of the Doctoral Degree Regulations that the doctoral colloquium should be held in camera.
  • The chairperson of the Doctoral Degree Committee is responsible for the organisa-tion of the video conference in accordance with the recommendations of the CMS of Humboldt-Universität on video conferences. The chairperson of the Doctoral Degree Committee must guarantee and record the interference-free video transmission during the colloquium. It must be recorded who is connected and how; any technical faults must also be documented. If the chairperson cannot guarantee that the colloquium will run smoothly, it should not be held.
  • If the smooth running of the doctoral colloquium cannot be guaranteed and this sit-uation does not represent a good examination situation for the doctoral candidate himself/herself, the doctoral candidate can, in accordance with § 16 Para. 3 of the Doctoral Degree Regulations, postpone the colloquium without this having a nega-tive effect. The postponement must be notified in good time before the doctoral colloquium to the chairperson of the doctoral committee and to the Graduate Office.

The documents required by the Doctoral Degree Committee will be provided in digital or original form. After the successful completion of the doctoral colloquium, the chairperson of the Doctoral Degree Committee will provide the Graduate Office with all the necessary documents in digital form and the original documents by post. On this basis, the Graduate Office will prepare a preliminary (digital) interim certificate. As soon as all required original documents habe been submitted to the Graduate Office, the final interim certificate will be issued and sent to the doctoral candidate by post.


Publication of the dissertation and issue of the doctoral certificate

The digital submission and publication of the dissertation is carried out according to the currently valid regulations of the University Library. Proof of the approval of the members of the Doctoral Degree Committee to fulfill any conditions for publication that may have been imposed can be submitted digitally (with digital signatures).

The doctoral certificate will only be issued when all the necessary documents for the doc-toral procedure have been submitted to the Graduate Office in original. The issue of a digital doctoral certificate is not possible.