We are very pleased to welcome you at the Faculty of Business Studies! With our programme, consisting of preparatory courses, information events, mentoring programme and much more, we ensure a good start to your studies. Take advantage of the opportunity to get to know the faculty and get an overview of the most important processes.

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In the following videos, our Academic Counselling Service provides important information on examination regulations, the study plan and support options. | Continue reading

Preparatory courses

In a business degree programme, mathematical and bookkeeping skills are necessary. If you want to freshen up your school knowledge, you have the opportunity to attend preparatory courses. The courses begin ahead of the official start of lectures and are volontary.

Registration for the preparatory courses
While not mandatory, registration for the preparatory courses is highly recommended. You can find out how to register for your courses here.

Dates registration preparatory courses
9.02.2021 10 am - 19.03.2020 11:59 pm

Dates registration preparatory course German (A1)
9.02.2021 10 am - 4.3.2021 11:59 pm

Dates preparatory courses
The preparatory courses are offered several times with the same contents. This means that preparatory course Mathematics M1 corresponds to M2 and M3 and Bookkeeping B1 corresponds to B2. Registration is required for participation. 

Degree programme Business Studies
Mathematics M1 | 12.10. - 15.10.2020 | 10 am - 4 pm | online
Mathematics M2 | 19.10. - 22.10.2020 | 10 am - 4 pm | online
Bookkeeping B1 | 12.10. - 15.10.2020 | 10 am - 4 pm | online
Bookkeeping B2 | 19.10. - 22.10.2020 | 10 am - 4 pm | online

Path in CampusOffice: Semester wählen - WS 2020/21 - Bachelorstudiengänge - Betriebswirtschaft/Business Studies - Betriebswirtschaft/Business Studies - Brückenkurse

Degree programme Business Law
Buchführung B1 | 12.10. - 15.10.2020 | 10 am - 4 pm | online
Buchführung B2 | 19.10. - 22.10.2020 | 10 am - 4 pm | online

Path in CampusOffice: Semester wählen - WS 2020/21 - Bachelorstudiengänge - Wirtschaftsrecht - PO 2020 (Studienbeginn ab WiSe 2020/21) - Brückenkurse

Degree programme Global Business and Economics
German A1 | 21.09. - 09.10.2020 | 9 am - 12.15 pm | online
Mathematics | 12.10. - 21.10.2020 | 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm | online

Path in CampusOffice (must be switched to German!): Semester wählen - WS 2020/21 - Bachelorstudiengänge - Global Business and Economics - click on "+" in front of "1. Semester" - preparatory courses

University account

The university account is the user account for all centralised access-restricted services at FH Aachen. A universitry account is set up for every student. After registration, you will receive your login details from the Registrar's Office, with which you can release your account. After the release, it may take about 24 hours before you can use your university account and your university email address.

The university account serves as authentification for logging on to the FH network, e.g. in the computer labs, for email and WiFi. Moreover, you will need the account to register for preparatory courses or courses during the semester.

The university communicates with you exclusively via your university email address. According to the matriculation regulations you are obligated to check your email account provided by FH Aachen regularly (at least once a day) to receive documents or messages.

On the web pages of the Datenverarbeitungszentrale (Data Processing Centre) you will i.a. receive information about the various forms of authentication, the release and the different account settings.

WiFi on the campus

In the whole area of FH Aachen you have free access to the WiFi network eduroam. Sign on with your personal user data.

Courses and Timetable

Before you can attend the courses, you have to register via CampusOffice. You also have the possibility to create your timetable digitally. We have summarized the most important information about registering for courses and creating your timetable in explanatory videos. | Continue reading

Information on recognition

Information on recognition

Recognition of Business English


The examination office recognises exams taken at a vocational college or business and administration as study achievements if the following conditions are proved by certificate or any other document of the vocational college.

  1. It must be clearly recognisable that it is an exam of Business English.
  2. The competence level obtained according to the European competence framework for languages must be specified  and at least level B1 and/or B2 and/or C1 (for study programme Business Studies) or  level B2 and/or C1 (for the study programme International Business Studies 3 years - English speaking programme) must be proved.
  3. A mark must have been given.
  4. The certificate must not be older than two years at the time of recognition.

Other exams from vocational education are not recognised as study achievements.

If you want to file an application for the recognition of Business English submit the relevant proofs in original and copy to Melanie Reinders (room 212), Lilith Deutz (room 213) or Silke Speuser (room 214).


Orientation week

Study, city and university life

The orientation week before the beginning of studies is lots of fun. It is organised by senior students, who are getting involved in the student council and as freshers' tutors. This way you can get to know the university and the city of Aachen and make first contacts with your fellow students. Due to the Corona hygiene and safety regulations, the welcome days will probably be organised online.

Monday, 22 March 2021:
10 am | Fresher's Welcome | online
ca. 10:30 am | digital Campustour | online
ca. 11:30 am | Get to know your fellow students! | online

Tuesday, 23 March 2021:
12:00 pm | virtual City Rallye | online

Wednesday, 24 March 2021:
09:00 am | Get to know the library | online
10:00 am | Get to know the university sport | online
11:00 am | Introduction BaföG | online
12:00 pm | Q&A Session Academic Counselling Service | online
afterwards: How do I register for courses? | online
6:00 pm | Game Night | online

Thursday, 25 March 2021:
tba | Pick up your Fresher's Welcome Bag

You will receive the access links via e-mail.

Fresher's helpers team

Do you have questions regarding time table, exam registration, CampusOffice etc.?

Besides the Academic Counselling service, the freshers' helpers team will be happy to assist you. Students of higher semesters answer your questions and support you at the beginning of studies. 

You can contact the team via e-mail under ersti-hilfe@wirtschaft.fh-aachen.de.

Mentor programme

The Faculty of Business Studies appoints a professor as a personal mentor for every undergraduate student in a business study scheme at the beginning of studies for the mentoring of the first and second semesters. You will know the name of your personal mentor by email.

The mentors offer individual and group discussions, especially regarding choice of study, study compentency and study organisation.

Should you have any questions about the mentor programme at the Faculty of Business Studies feel free to contact Lilith Deutz at deutz(at)fh-aachen.de.

Questions and Answers

Here, you find answers to frequently asked questions at the beginning of studies. Any further questions? Feel free to contact our Academic Counselling Service.

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