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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 at our university a little easier.

The winter semester 17/18 term time begins on 16 October 2017 with a convocation day (there are no teaching sessions on that day). Lectures, practical exercises, and tutorials begin on 17 October 2017 accordingly. The winter semester (lectures) ends on 17 February 2018. Afterwards, you should plan on an examination period of approximately two weeks.  You do not need to register for lectures and practical exercises in advance. Please find registration deadlines for seminars in the university calendar.

The current annotated course catalogs (as pdf-documents) can be accessed via the following path:
    Course Catalog
       Faculty of Business and Economics
            the respective course
You can also create an individual timetable via AGNES (you can find out more about this in the orientation events (information about the study organization, compass tutor).


The examinations office will inform you of the examination dates at the end of November 2017.


Business Administration and Economics bachelor’s courses


A week before term time, i.e. 09/10 - 13/10/2017, we hold an ‘Induction week’ (event dates in German, update for the upcoming induction week soon). 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: 09/10/2017, 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.

As preparation, you can preview and print out the lecture schedule (see above).

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.


Business Administration, Economics and MEMS master’s courses


We offer an induction course for both Mathematics and Econometrics starting on 02/10/2017 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.

You can find detailed information on the MEMS course here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our faculty soon!