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Information for the first semester

Congratulations and welcome!


You have received your notification of admission to study Business Administration or Economics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. We look forward to meeting you and would like to offer you some advance information to make your first weeks in the faculty a little easier.

The winter semester 16/17 term time begins on 17 October 2016 with a convocation day (there are no teaching sessions on that day).Lectures and tutorials begin on 18 October 2016 accordingly. The winter semester (lectures) ends on 18 February 2017. Afterwards, you should plan on an examination period of approximately two weeks.  You do not need to registrate for lectures and practical exercises in advance. Please find registration deadlines for seminars in the university calendar.

The examinations office will inform you of the examination dates at the end of October 2016.

You can find the Student Advisory Centre and the examinations office information boards in the faculty building, Spandauer Straße 1, first floor. This is where we announce timetables, examination schedules, important Examination Board information and the dates of interesting events. You can also find this information on the examinations office and Student Advisory Centre websites.


Business Administration and Economics bachelor’s courses


A week before term time, i.e. 10/10 - 17/10/2016, we hold an ‘Induction week’ (event dates in German). During this week, our faculty will offer introductory events to give you important information about training in the individual subjects, course and examination regulations, language training at Humboldt-Universität, opportunities for studying abroad and more. There will also be a mathematics induction course, which you should attend. The content of this induction course is a prerequisite for the regular mathematics lectures held in the first semester. The majority of the induction week is held in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration faculty building, Spandauer Straße 1.

You should also make a note of the following date: 10/10/2016, 5:00 p.m. At this event, members of the student council will help you with answers on how to organise your timetable and will be available for individual conversations.

You can view and print out the university calendar and the annotated university calendar in advance. You can access the online study and examination portal AGNES here.

There, you will find a sample timetable for the first semester of the Business Administration and Economics mono-bachelor’s courses (in German), as well as sample timetables for minors in business administration (combination bachelor) and minors in economics (combination bachelor). 
The class venues are listed in the university calendar.

You can find information on studies and the currently valid course and examination regulations on the ’Course’ and ’Regulations/modules’ pages.


Application for Business Administration, Economics and MEMS master’s courses


We offer an induction course for both Mathematics and Econometrics between 04/10 and 12/10/2016 as preparation for beginning your studies. We also give you the opportunity to get to know the individuals, research areas and courses of the various departments within our faculty. You can find a detailed event timetable here. For our international students, we offer International Students Orientation Weeks.

You can find information on studies and the currently valid course and examination regulations on the ’Course’ and ’Regulations/modules’ pages.

  • Possible timetable (WS 2016/17) Master’s in Business Administration (in German) and
  • Possible timetable (WS 2016/17) Master’s in Economics (in German) will be published soon.

You can find detailed information on the MEMS course here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our faculty soon!