On this page you will find information and notices on all matters relevant to examinations, the most important dates of the academic year as well as documents and forms that are important for your studies. The information applies to all module examinations of the Faculty of Economics and Management Science. The Examination Management staff are available to answer your questions or concerns in person during office hours and also by telephone and email outside office hours. Please also observe our current notices in the display cabinet on site in the Study Office.

Students during the examination. Photo: Colourbox
Students during the examination. Photo: Colourbox

General examination matters

At the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, written examinations usually take place in the first three weeks after the end of the lecture period (see Academic Calendar). This primarily includes the dates for the examinations. The announcement of the provisional dates usually takes place twelve weeks before the end of the lecture period here on this page.

Please note that these dates may deviate due to the restrictions resulting from the Corona pandemic.

You want to register for the First attempt in one of the Bachelor's or Master's examinations at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science?

When you register for a module via AlmaWeb/TOOL, you are also automatically registered for the examinations of the corresponding module. A separate examination registration is not required. Exceptions:

  • Exchange students should please register by Email via the Mentoring system.
  • Guest students are automatically registered for the examination upon approval of the guest student application, provided they have applied and are eligible to take the exam.

You want to deregister from the First attempt in one of the Bachelor's or Master's examinations at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science?

The examination deregistration (=Module deregistration) is possible as follows:

  • For students of the Economics and Management Science Faculty as well as other faculties in the period from (probably) until 8 January 2022 (11.59 pm)* via AlmaWeb (Click instructions)
  • Exchange students should please deregister by Email via the Mentoring system.
  • Guest students can deregister after registering for an examination by sending an email to Mrs Schultz (Bachelor) or Mrs Weber-Jusin (Master) by 8 January 2022*.

*Subject to change (as at: 8 September 2021)

Different deadlines apply to the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Business Education and Management Training! Please observe the notices concerning Module enrolment.

You want to register/deregister for the Second attempt (=1st Resit examination) in one of the Bachelor's or Master's examinations at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science?

The registration for the second examination is possible in the period from

13 November 2021 until 11 December 2021 (11.59 pm).

  • It is performed for students of the Faculty of Economics and Management Science and other faculties via AlmaWeb(Click instruction)
  • Guest and exchange students should please register by email with Mrs Schultz (Bachelor) or Mrs Weber-Jusin (Master).

Provided that the one-year deadline for taking the second attempt has not yet expired, it is possible to deregister from the examination until 8 January 2022 (11.59 pm) as follows:

  • For students of the Faculty of Economics and Management Science and other faculties by means of the submission of the Form or the binding cancellation of resit examinations by 8 January 2022 at the latest to the Examination Management during office hours or by email from the university email address to Mrs Schultz (Bachelor) or Mrs Weber-Jusin (Master). (Please send the completed, signed and scanned form).
  • Guest and exchange students should please deregister by email with Mrs Schultz (Bachelor) or Mrs Weber-Jusin (Master).

You want to register for the Third attempt (=2nd Resit examination) in one of the Bachelor's or Master's examinations at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science?

Two are required to register for the examination:

  1. An informal application must be submitted to the Examination Committee by 12 November 2021 and submitted in person during office hours at the Study Office/Examination Management department in order to combine study counselling with the application and approval, if necessary (this applies to all students). Please do not forget your signature on the application!
  2. Examination registration for the second attempt is possible in the period from 13 November 2021 until 11 December 2021 (11:59 pm). It is performed
  • for students of the Faculty of Economics and Management Science and other faculties via AlmaWeb (Click instruction),
  • For guest students and exchange students please send an Email to Mrs Schultz (Bachelor) and Mrs Weber-Jusin (Master).

Please note that the third attempt (2nd Resit examination) must be taken at the next possible examination data (as a rule in the following semester)! A further resit examination – extending beyond the 2nd resit - is not permitted. Deregistration from the third examination attempt is not possible

According to Section 4 paragraph 2 of the examination regulations (ER), the

  • 1. Resit examinations must be taken within a year and
  • 2. Resit examinations on application at the next possible examination date (usually in the following semester)

Following the expiry of these deadlines, the module examination is deemed to have been failed in accordance with Section 4 paragraph 2 sentence 2 ER. Therefore, please be sure to observe the aforementioned deadlines for taking the supplementary and repeat examinations

1. Missed module registration

You can find information on the move-up procedure and the allocation of remaining places under Module enrolment. As soon as the late registration procedure has been completed, it is no longer possible to register for a module.

2. Missed examination registration

Since there is sufficient time for exam registration and the same procedural conditions apply to all students, application for a subsequent registration must always be rejected.

In serious exceptional cases, this principle may be deviated from. The student must prove that the failure to meet the registration deadline was not his/her fault (e.g. due to prolonged illness, hospitalisation, death in the family, etc.). An informal written application must be submitted to the Examination Committee without delay, enclosing the appropriate evidence (e.g. hospital discharge report) and submitted to the Study Office/Examination Management team.

The legal consequences of Section 4 Paragraph 2 of the Examination Regulations apply to non-compliance with deadlines for resit examinations.

To declare your withdrawal and to prove your illness, please use the form “Certificate of incapacity to take the examination“ provided.

You cannot take part in an examination, term paper, seminar paper or other examination for health reasons? Then you must submit the form “Certificate of incapacity to take the examination“ immediately (at the latest on the third working day) to the Study Office.

As a rule, the medical certificate included in the certificate must be issued no later than on the day of the examination or the deadline for submission. This certificate must describe the health impairment (for example, reference to pain) and indicate the resulting disability in the examination (for example, impairment of the ability to concentrate).

Should you have taken an examination despite having submitted the Certificate of incapacity to take the examination form, the certificate loses its exempting effect for this and all subsequent examinations.

A certificate of incapacity for work ("yellow slip") is neither sufficient nor necessary.

In the case of a retaking of the examination due to illness automatic registration will be performed by the Study Office for the next possible date. A separate registration is not required.

Deregistration of a resitting of the examination due to illness is not possible.

Caution! Registration for the resitting of an examination due to illness does not fall under the regulation on examination registration for the second or third attempt

In the case of a failed First Attempt registered in the summer semester 2020 and 2021 and/or winter semester 2020/21, you have one year to retake the exam concerned, as all examinations failed in the summer semester 2020 and 2021 as well as the winter semester 2020/21 are cancelled across the board and entered as a withdrawal in AlmaWeb. In this way, you will have the opportunity to attend courses that are only offered once a year in the summer semester 2021 and 2022 or winter semester 2021/22. Consequently, you can decide for yourselves whether to resit the examination in the following semester or within a year and must therefore register electronically for the examination yourselves within the registration deadlines applicable in the respective semester. This regulation applies exclusively to first examinations of the summer semester 2020 and 2021 and the winter semester 2020/21. However, the resit deadlines ("next possible date") in the case of a 1st or 2nd Resit examination will be adhered to, i.e. in this case you will be automatically re-registered by the examination management for the next possible examination date.

You can see whether the first, second or third attempt has been made in the respective examination in AlmaWeb by clicking on "Studies", then on "Achievements", then on "Module results" and finally on the far right on "Examinations".

The grades of the examination performances are published in AlmaWeb by the examiners following their correction and evaluation.  If you notice irregularities or your examination result is missing, contact your Bachelor's or Master's examination manager directly. Please refrain from making enquiries about the receipt of the grades and the processing status.

As a student, you can view your overview of grades in the AlmaWeb study portal. If you need an official overview of grades or a provisional transcript of records, for example for application purposes, this document can be provided. To do so, please send a corresponding e-mail from your university e-mail address to Ms Kortenhof (Bachelor) or Ms Weber-Jusin (Master). As a rule, the Transcript of Records will then be made available to you within one to two working days in AlmaWeb under the menu item Documents.

According to Section 14 Paragraph 1 of the Examination Regulations, the Bachelor's or Master's examination is passed when the required course work has been completed, the module examinations and the Bachelor's or Master's examination have been passed.

Upon passing the Bachelor's or Master's examination, no further modules from the compulsory elective, elective or key qualification area can be taken. Additional credits or an exchange of modules of the aforementioned type is only possible in the course of the degree programme. Upon the completion of all required performances according to Section 26 of the Examination Regulations, the final documents are issued

Examination matters for Bachelor degree programme

Dates of the bachelor's examinations

The examination plans are subject to change! Please note that we reserve the right to make (short-term) changes to the dates and types of examinations due to pandemic-related organizational examination conditions.

Please refer to this
 

overview
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for the dates for the bachelor's examinations in the winter semester 2021/22 at the Faculty of Business and Economics.

A detailed room and time plan will be published well in advance of the examination period.

Please check whether you are registered for the examinations you have registered and contact the examination manager responsible for you immediately in the event of discrepancies or ambiguities.

  1. In principle the Bachelor’s thesis is regulated in Section 19 of the Examination Regulations for the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Economic and Management Science), Wirtschaftsinformatik (Information Systems), Wirtschaftspädagogik (Business Education and Management Training). Please read the paragraph of the examination regulations first. The most recent versions can be found on the homepage of the Study Office underStudy documents.
  2. The Bachelor thesis can be applied for at the beginning of the 5th Subject semester in the Study Office/from the Examination Management team with proof of at least 100 credit points (at least 120 credit points in the Bachelor's degree programme in Economics and Management Science).
  3. The application for the bachelor thesis must be made on Form 1 “Application for the bachelor thesis” in the study office / examination management, stating the desired professor. Please print it out first, sign it and pass it on to the professorship for signature. This sends Form I to the Study Office / Examination Management after it has been signed.
    Form I – Application for Bachelor’s thesis
  4. If form 1 is received by the study office / examination management, the professorship will then receive form 2 (confirmation of the bachelor's thesis). The topic of the bachelor thesis and the start of processing are recorded in it. The study office / examination management will then inform the student of the latest possible submission date for the bachelor thesis in the study office / examination management. The processing time for the bachelor thesis is 23 weeks. An extension of the processing time is subject to §§ 19 Paragraph 3 Clause 3, 4 Paragraph 6 Clause 1 of the respective examination regulations.
  5. The return of the topic of the Bachelor thesis is only permitted once and only within two weeks after issue. It must be performed in the Study Office/Examination Management team office. 
  6. The Bachelor's thesis must be submitted in printed and electronic form to the Study Office/Examination Management team by the deadline. The printed version must be submitted in duplicate in bound form and the electronic version in PDF format on a CD or USB stick. Please prepare the cover sheet of the Bachelor thesis according to the template provided.
    Cover sheet of the Bachelor’s thesis
  7. In accordance with Section 19 paragraph 6 ER, a declaration of independence must be attached to each of the printed copies and, in accordance with Section 19 paragraph 7, assurance must be provided that the electronic version corresponds to the printed version. An additional copy of this declaration must be submitted to the Study Office/Examination Management for retention in the file when the Bachelor's thesis is handed in (as an enclosure). 
    Declaration of Independence for Bachelor’s thesis
  8. The Bachelor thesis is usually assessed by two examiners within six weeks.
  9. At the student's request, the time allowed for the completion may be extended by the Examination Committee for reasons beyond the student's control, usually by up to four weeks, on the basis of a statement by the supervisor.
  10. If you have any questions regarding the Bachelor’s thesis, please contact the Study Office/Examination Management team or the respective chair in good time.

You can hand in your thesis in person during our office hours or submit it via the central deadline letterbox (entrance area of Goethestraße 6, 04109 Leipzig) of Leipzig University, indicating the recipient below.

If the document is too thick for an envelope or if you are not in Leipzig, you can send the thesis directly by post to the Study Office at the following address:

Universität Leipzig (Leipzig University)
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät (Faculty of Economics and Management Science)
Studienbüro (Study Office)

IPF 170021, 04081 Leipzig (Postal address for letters)

Ritterstr. 24, 04109 Leipzig (postal address packages). 
 
Theses should be sent by registered mail or as a parcel so that it is possible to track the shipment. The date of the stamp is the key thing with respect to the observation of the deadline. Following the receipt of the thesis, you will receive a corresponding confirmation sent to your university email address.

Grades of passed module examinations can be converted into ungraded  module achievements to the extent of up to 10 credit points from the compulsory/compulsory elective area upon written application to the Examination Management team.  This means that either one module with 10 credit points or two modules with 5 credit points each (compulsory and elective modules possible) fall out of the grade calculation for the grade of your Bachelor examination. Your credit points will be retained. The grade of the Bachelor thesis cannot be revoked.

The conversion shall only be performed following a written application to the Examination Management team. Should you wish the grade(s) to be converted, send an informal application immediately after  the grade announcement of your last (!) module examination in the degree programme  (after 5 working days at the latest). Later applications can no longer be considered.

A positive decision according to Section 48 of Germany's Federal Education Assistance Act (BAföG) can be issued if the usual achievements in the degree programme have been made by the end of the 3rd, 4th or 5th Subject semester.

To this end the student must have attained

  • at the end of the 3rd subject semester 60 credit points (applies to Bachelor and Master) or rather
  • at the end of the 4th subject semester 80 credit points (applies only to Bachelor) or rather
  • at the end of the 5th subject semester 100 credit points (applies only to Bachelor).

This regulation applies for all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

The certificate of achievement according to § 48 BAföG is available on request via study portal AlmaWeb. To do so, please send an corresponding e-mail from your university e-mail address to Ms Schultz (Bachelor) or Ms Weber-Jusin (Master). As a rule, the certificate of achievement will then be made available to you within one to two working days in AlmaWeb under the menu item Documents. You then submit this certificate of achievement to the Office for Educational Support.

Please note that as of 1 October 2021 we will no longer issue form 5, but that the above-mentioned certificate of achievement will replace form 5.

Examination matters for Master’s degree programme

Allocation process, organization, procedure

  1. In principle, the Master's thesis is regulated in Section 19 of the Examination Regulations for the Master's degree programmes in Management Science, Economics, Business Education and Management Training and Information Systems. Please read the paragraph of the examination regulations first. The most recent versions can be found here
  2. The Master's thesis is written as an individual or group work during the course of study, usually in the third or fourth semester, and must be applied for in the Study Office/from the examination management team. It is not necessary to attain a certain number of credit points. 
  3. The application for the Master's thesis is must be performed using the Form 1 "Application for Master's thesis".
    Form 1 “Application for Master’s thesis“ Master’s Degree Programmes in Management Science/Information Systems/Joint Master/MIEEBA

    Form 1 “Application for Master’s thesis“ Master’s degree programme in Economics

    Form 1 “Application for Master’s thesis“ Master’s degree programme in Business Education and Management Training
  4. In this context, Section 20 paragraph 5 of the examination regulations for the designation of the specialisation requires that the Master's thesis is thematically related to the chosen subject-specific or vocational field-specific specialisation. However, there is no right under examination law to one of the named supervisors or a specific topic. 
  5. If Form 1 is received by the Study Office/Examination Management team, the chair subsequently receives Form 2 (confirmation of the Master's thesis). The topic of the Master's thesis and the start of work are recorded in it. Following, the Study Office/Examination Management team informs the student of the latest possible submission date of the Master's thesis to the Study Office/Examination Management team. The time allowed for the completion of the Master's thesis is 23 weeks. An extension of the time allowed for the completion is subject to Section 19 paragraph 3 sentence 3, Section 4 paragraph 6 sentence 1 of the respective examination regulations.
  6. The return of the topic of the Master’s thesis is only permitted once and only within two weeks after issue. It must be performed in the Study Office/Examination Management team office. 
  7. The Master's thesis must be submitted in due time, as a rule at least twice (three times in the Joint Master's programme) in a printed, bound form as well as once in electronic form (on a CD or USB stick in pdf format) to the Study Office/Examination Management team and will be passed on to the Chair by the latter. Please prepare the cover sheet of the Master’s thesis according to the template provided.

    Cover sheet of the Master’s thesis
  8. In accordance with Section 19 paragraph 6 ER, a declaration of independence must be attached to each of the printed copies and, in accordance with Section 19 paragraph 7, assurance must be provided that the electronic version corresponds to the printed version. An additional copy of this declaration must be submitted to the Study Office/Examination Management for retention in the file when the Master's thesis is handed in (as an enclosure).

    Declaration of independence
  9. The Master’s thesis is usually assessed by two examiners within six weeks. You shall be informed by email about the receipt of the reports by the Study Office/Examination Management as well as your grade.
  10. At the student's request, the time allowed for the completion may be extended by the Examination Committee for reasons beyond the student's control, usually by up to six weeks, on the basis of a statement by the supervisor.
  11. If you have any questions regarding the Master’s thesis, please contact the Study Office/Examination Management team or the respective chair in good time.

You can hand in your thesis in person during our office hours or submit it via the central deadline letterbox (entrance area of Goethestraße 6, 04109 Leipzig) of Leipzig University, indicating the recipient below.

If the document is too thick for an envelope or if you are not in Leipzig, you can send the thesis directly by post to the Study Office at the following address:

Universität Leipzig (Leipzig University)
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät (Faculty of Economics and Management Science)
Studienbüro (Study Office)

IPF 170021, 04081 Leipzig (Postal address for letters)

Ritterstr. 24, 04109 Leipzig (postal address packages). 
 
Theses should be sent by registered mail or as a parcel so that it is possible to track the shipment. The date of the stamp is the key thing with respect to the observation of the deadline. Following the receipt of the thesis, you will receive a corresponding confirmation sent to your university email address.
 

Master's thesis in degree programmes with an area of specialisation (Management Science & Business Education and Management Training)

In implementation of Section 20 Paragraph 5 of the Examination Regulations for the Master's Degree Programme in Management Science and comparable stipulations in other Examination Regulations, the Examination Committee decided in its meeting on 13 July 2011 (see Minutes of 25 July 2011, Item 4.3, p. 4):

Due to the fact the examination regulations refer to a thematic affiliation of the Master's thesis to the respective area of specialisation, the Master's thesis cannot be bound a priori to a certain supervisor. However, the person responsible for the degree programme or one of the module supervisors for the compulsory modules of the area of specialisation chosen by the student must be consulted and agree before a final topic is set by a supervisor who is not involved in the compulsory modules of the area of specialisation.

If your degree programme does not provide for an area of specialisation or if you write within your area of specialisation (Business Education and Management Training & Management Science), you do not need a second signature on Form 1.

Master's thesis in degree programmes with an area of specialisation (Economics)

If you would like to embark on an area of specialisation in the Master's programme in Economics in accordance with Section 26 Paragraph 4 et. seqq. of the Examination Regulations, the preparation of a Master's thesis corresponding to the area of specialisation is required for this. Have the person responsible for the degree programme check whether the thematic assignment applies. You should also consult this person if you would like to write your Master's thesis in another degree programme (e.g. Information Systems).

If you do not embark on an area of specialisation or write in economics, a second signature on form 1 is not required.

Within the standard period of study (four semesters), you have the opportunity to change your area of specialisation once in the Master's degree programme in Management Science.

  • As early as possible, the area of specialisation can be changed before  the module enrolment of the second semester.
  • The last possible change date is before  the module enrolment of the fourth semester.

The Form for the change of the area of specialisation must be submitted at the latest three working days before the start of module enrolment at the end of the previous semester (i.e. at the end of the first or the end of the third semester)!

This procedure applies equally to the change from one to no area of specialisation as well as to the reverse case.

Application for a change of the area of specialisation
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The 1st resit examinations in the Master's programme in Economics are held promptly in the semester break following the first examination - usually in the last week of the semester when there are no courses.

In the regular examination period of the following semester, there are no resit examinations for the modules of the previous semester, but only again at the end of the semester after next, i.e. after one year.

The Registration for the prompt resit examinations is done electronically via AlmaWeb. Registration deadlines, rooms and times for the resit examinations are announced on the homepage of the Study Office or on a notice board. The deadlines according to Section 4 Paragraph 2 of the Examination Regulations for the registration of resit examinations apply accordingly. After an illness, an automatic registration is carried out by the Examination Management.

Downloads

Certificate of incapacity to take the examination

 

Change of area of specialisation in M.Sc. Management Science

 

Bachelor thesis

 

Master's thesis in BWL, WINF, Joint Master, MIEEBA

 

Master’s thesis for the degree programme in Economics

 

Master’s thesis Business Education and Management Training

 

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