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Temporary examination regulations for the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences (in accordance with the guidelines of the Academic Affairs Division at CAU)

Version: 02.04.2020

Changes to previous versions are marked in blue.


Please note:
Requests and inquiries regarding examination matters will only be accepted via the stu-e-mail address.


1. In principle:

  • All examinations will be postponed until further notice. This applies in particular to "examinations with physical attendance" (examinations, presentations, group examinations etc.)


2. Exceptions to 1:

  • Examinations without physical attendance (e.g. seminar papers, theses) will be held.
  • Examinations already initially planned as individual examinations (such as oral examinations with one student to be examined) can still be held if the examiner is willing to conduct the individual examination.
  • Alternative examination types are only permitted in agreement between students and examiners if the following conditions are all met:
  1. willingness of the examiner to conduct alternative examination types
  2. students are in their last semester and only 1-2 exam papers are missing
  3. there is already a confirmed employment.
  • For further conceivable "hardship cases", students should contact the chairman of the examination board Prof. Dr. Wohltmann.
  • Please note: There is no legal claim to individual examinations/ alternative examination types!


3. Regulations, in case individual examinations with physical attendance are carried out within the scope of the exception according to point 2:

In this case, the following requirements must be observed to contain the spread of the coronavirus: 

  • Acutely ill persons and persons who have been in a risk area (according to the information of the Robert Koch Institute) in the last 14 days may not be admitted to the examination. Students must submit a corresponding declaration before the examination. 
  • Hygiene and precautionary measures must be observed. 
  • A distance of at least 2m between the persons present must be maintained.


4. Regulations, in case individual examinations or alternative examination types are carried out within the scope of the exception according to point 2:

  • Students must sign a declaration of consent stating that they agree to the examination being conducted in a form other than the one specified in the examination regulations.  


5. Registration/deregistration, withdrawal, failure to sit examinations 

  • The current deadline regulations for registering for and deregistering from examinations in QIS (Campus Management System) will not be applied until further notice. 
  • For the time being, we will not require proof of an important reason for withdrawal. 
  • It is not considered a failed attempt if examinations are not taken. 
  • Existing registrations in POS/QIS will not be removed. If students have already cancelled their registration as precautionary measure, they will be given the opportunity to re-register at the next examination opportunity. 
  • Students who have not yet registered will also be given the opportunity to register for retake examinations. 
  • As soon as it has been determined when the regular examination schedule will be resumed, periods and deadlines will be determined in consultation with the faculties. 


6. Bachelor/Master theses 

  • Students can also withdraw from the exam without having to prove an important reason. 
  • Deadlines can be extended upon justified request to the examiner. The justification should be plausibly explained. The examiner informs the Examinations Office about approved extensions of deadlines.
  • The main gate (Hauptpforte) is permanently occupied, so that theses can be submitted here within the deadline (and contactless via the mailbox) . If this is not possible (because the copy shops are closed), please e-mail your thesis in PDF format (via your stu-account) to the Wiso Examination Office to meet the deadline. As soon as you have the opportunity to have your thesis printed, please do so immediately and make sure that we receive both required copies. Your final certificate can only be prepared after the submission of the printed thesis! When submitting the paper version, you must submit a statement confirming that it is identical to the submitted digital version. A form is currently being developed for this purpose, which will presumably be made available online.

  • The registration of theses will continue to be possible. Professors may, however, refuse to supervise students (including assigned students) if the limited access to the necessary literature currently makes it impossible to work on the thesis. Please also note that digital resources can still be accessed via VPN.


NEW: Reduction of the minimum number of credit points (ECTS) required for the registration of the thesis:

  • The thesis can also be registered if a maximum of 10 ECTS are missing from the required ECTS number for admission to the thesis according to the specifications in the examination regulations.

    This exception is valid for all students in the one-subject programmes of the WiSo-Faculty, initially until 30.09.2020 or, in the case of an even greater delay, until the date on which the results of the examinations of the 2nd examination period of WS 19/20 have been registered and booked.

    The examination regulations for the Bachelor students in the study programmes Business Administration, Economics and Socio-Economics, according to which the modules from the first two semesters must have been successfully completed according to the study plan, continue to apply.


7. Seminar papers

  • Students can also withdraw from the examination without having to prove an important reason. 
  • The examiners decide whether deadlines are extended.


8. Transition to the Master's programme

  • Further regulations are in progress and will be announced here. In particular, how to proceed if a provisional enrolment for the Master's degree already exists and the deadline for completing the Bachelor's degree has to be met.


9. Applications for recognitions

  • Currently, requests for recognition can only be accepted and processed in exceptional cases. If you are only missing the credit points from the recognition procedure for admission to the final thesis or degree course, please fill out the recognition application, sign it and send it scanned together with all other documents via the Stu address to the Examination Office. The staff at the Examinations Office will forward the applications to the student programme advisors, who will contact you to inform you about the further procedure.

Signed: Prof. Dr. Till Requate (Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences)

As of 02.04.2020

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