Dear Fresher,

We are very pleased to welcome you to 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 the opportunity to get to know the faculty and get an overview of the most important processes.


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
Registration for the preparatory courses is mandatory. You can find out how to register for your courses here.

Dates registration preparatory courses
16.08. - Day before the beginning of the respective preparatory course (05.09., 12.09., 19.09.)

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 Bookkeeping B1 corresponds to B2. Registration is required for participation. 

Degree programme Business Studies (German-taught)
Buchführung B1: 06.09. - 09.09.
Buchführung B2: 13.09. - 16.09.

Mathematik M1: 20.09. - 23.09.

Path in CampusOffice (must be switched to German!): Semester wählen - WS 2021/22 - Bachelorstudiengänge - Betriebswirtschaft/Business Studies - click on "+" in front of "1. Semester" - Brückenkurse

Degree programme Business Law (German-taught)
Buchführung B1: 06.09. - 09.09.
Buchführung B2: 13.09. - 16.09.

Path in CampusOffice (must be switched to German!): Semester wählen - WS 2021/22 - Bachelorstudiengänge - Wirtschaftsrecht - PO 2020 (Studienbeginn ab WiSe 2020/21) - click on "+" in front of "1. Semester" - Brückenkurse

Degree programme Global Business and Economics
Mathematics M1: 13.09. - 16.09.

German (A1): before the start of lectures of the second semester

Path in CampusOffice (must be switched to German!): Semester wählen - WS 2021/22 - 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.

FH Card

Please apply for the FH Card as soon as you are enrolled.

It serves as a student ID, as a library card, as a payment card in the refectories, cafeterias and departmental libraries and for participation and access control at university sports.

Vaccinated students will also receive a hologram sticker at the 3-G examination, which will be the easiest way to gain access to lectures later during the lecture period.

You can find more information about the FH Card and how to apply here.

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.

The orientation week in the winter semester 2021/22 begins on 27 September and ends on 1 October 2021.

Please note that all dates in presence require a proof of the 3G-rule (fully vaccinated, recovered, officially tested) and be there 30 minutes before the start of the event.

 

27.09.2021 | 09:00 am | Fresher's Welcome Bachelor BWL, International Business Studies & Master programmes (German) | D006 (tested, recovered, vaccinated)
27.09.2021 | 09:30 am | Fresher's Welcome Bachelor Global Business and Economics (English) | D101/102 (tested, recovered, vaccinated)
27.09.2021 | 10:00 am | Fresher's Welcome Business Law (German) | D110 (tested, recovered, vaccinated)
27.09.2021 | 04:00 pm | Afternoon programme (tested, recovered, vaccinated)
27.09.2021 | 08:00 pm | Cocktail evening at Pontgarten (tested, recovered, vaccinated)
27.09.2021 | 11:00 pm | Party at Lessie Fair (PCR-Test, recovered, vaccinated)

28.09.2021 | 04:00 pm | Barbecue at student association Bayernallee (tested, recovered, vaccinated)
28.09.2021 | 09:00 pm | Party at Nox (PCR-Test, recovered, vaccinated)

29.09.2021 | 09:00 am | Kennenlernen der Bibliothek (German) | online | Access here.
29.09.2021 | 10:30 am | Getting to know the library for GBE students (English) | online | Access here.
29.09.2021 | 10:30 am | Introduction BaföG (only in German) | online | Access here.
29.09.2021 | 12:30 pm | Vorstellung Hochschulsportzentrum (German) | online | Access here.
29.09.2021 | 12:30 pm | Introduction University Sports Center (English) | online | Access here.
29.09.2021 | 02:00 pm | How do I create my schedule? (German) | online | Access here.
29.09.2021 | 02:00 pm | How do I create my schedule? (English) | online | Access here.
29.09.2021 | 02:00 pm | Sportevent at Derbyarena Kohlscheid (tested, recovered, vaccinated)
29.09.2021 | 07:00 pm | beerpong evening, VDST (tested, recovered, vaccinated)

04.10.2021 | 11:30 am | Information Session Examination Regulations Business Law (German) | online | Access here.
04.10.2021 | 11:30 am | Information Session Examination Regulations GBE (English) | online | Access here.
05.10.2021 | 11:30 am | Information Session Examination Reguations BWL, IBS (German) | online | Access here.
12.10.2021 | 11:30 am | Information Session Examination Regulations BWL, IBS (German) | C103
11.10.2021 | 11:30 am | Information Session Examination Regulations Business Law (German) | D110
11.10.2021 | 11:30 am | Information Session Examination Regulations GBE (English) | E261

The above-mentioned rooms can all be found on our campus at Eupener Straße 70, 52066 Aachen. You can download the campus map here.

Fresher's Helper 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.


Information materials

Here you can find the Fresher's pathfinder including checklist and guide. The checklist helps you to keep track of the most important steps for a successful start to your studies. The guide contains the most important information about our online services and your contact persons.

 

Here you can find the Fresher's survival kit . In this you will get to know our faculty, receive information about all service points and learn more about FH Aachen and the city of Aachen.

FAQ's

Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about the start of your studies. Still have questions? Then please feel free to contact our Departmental Student Advisory Service.

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