Services and institutions
Services and institutions at the School of Business, Economics and Society
Below is a summary of the most important services and institutions that support students at all stages of their studies and help them prepare for their future careers.
The School’s alumni association
Contacts are important in any career. For this reason, building and maintaining a professional and private network is important to many alumni. The alumni association Alumni, Freunde und Förderer des Fachbereiches Wirtschaftswissenschaften Nürnberg e.V. (afwn e.V.) aims to help the School’s graduates in this regard. The excellent diversity of the School’s students increases the reach of its alumni network, which connects students and graduates, entrepreneurs, professors and staff, and many other people with links to the School from a wide range of backgrounds. Each member contributes their own experiences and is able to make use of the network.
The association’s wide range of activities focuses mainly on sharing thoughts and experiences, and promoting the School of Business, Economics and Society.
Further information is available on the afwn e.V. website (German).
Practical advice for students
The Career Service, mediator between theory and practice, is the central point of contact for students of the School of Business, Economics and Society and partners from industry, society, University institutes and research institutions.
The Career Service at the School of Business, Economics and Society provides students with subject-specific information and advice on finding a job and planning a career. As a contact for employers, the Career Service offers various options to industry partners.
Make the most of the wide range of initiatives that make it easier for the University to exchange ideas with professionals in industry.
More information is available on the website of the School’s Career Service (German).
Dean of Studies at the School of Business, Economics and Society
Detailed information on the Dean of Studies is available on the School’s quality management website.
Strategic development in teaching at the School
- supervising full and partial system accreditation
- evaluating courses
- chair of the following committees:
- Bachelor’s Degree Program Committee for Teaching and Studying (Bachelor LuSt)
- Master’s Degree Program Committee for Teaching and Studying (Master LuSt)
- Dean of Studies’ Quality Circle
- member of the following committees:
- School Committee for the Allocation of Tuition Fee Compensation (German)
- School Board
- School Council
- Faculty Board
- Faculty Council
- Commission for Teaching and Studying (LuSt)
Supporting teaching and studying
- co-ordinating and revising module handbooks
Responsible for modules involving multiple chairs
- co-ordinating core skills modules
- improving campus engagement and service learning (information sheet)
Administration of student affairs
- granting approval for semesters of leave
- granting approval for students to study two degree programs
The School’s Examinations Office
The Examinations Office provides advice on topics related to examinations and how they are organized.
It is NOT able to help with the following:
- changing degree programs
- recording a change of address
- applying for leave
- questions about semester fees and tuition fees
- certificates showing the duration of studies
If you require assistance with any of these topics please contact the Student Records Office (German).
Examinations Office’s postal address:
School of Business, Economics and Society
Lange Gasse 20
- Monday–Thursday: 9.00 a.m.–11.00 a.m.
- Tuesday: 9.00 a.m.–11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.–4.00 p.m.
- Closed on Fridays
- Appointments outside of the opening times are only possible by prior arrangement (e.g. by telephone).
More information is available on the Examinations Office website (German).
Current examination regulations are available here.
Targeted information for students at the School of Business, Economics and Society
The information desk staff at Lange Gasse help students with questions about studying at the School. In addition to quick and helpful advice, you can also find School’s latest brochures and publications at the information desk. The study guide for Bachelor’s students – which is published once a year and contains a list of all degree programs and their modules, as well as various useful background information on the School, study abroad opportunities and life in Nuremberg – is also available there. The information desk, which is financed through tuition fee compensation, is located at Lange Gasse 20 on level 1, opposite the mailroom.
More information is available on the information desk’s website (German).
The School’s International Office is open to all students who are interested in a stay abroad during their studies. The team provides students with a range of advice and information about their planned stay. The International Office also supports international students. In addition, it organizes the International Day, the largest fair for outgoing students is Bavaria.
More information and contact details are available on the International Office’s website.
IT Support Center Nuremberg (IZN)
IT Support Center Nuremberg (IZN), a branch of Regional Computer Centre Erlangen (RRZE), is available to help with questions and problems related to using the IT infrastructure at the School.
More information is available on the IZN website (German).
Language Center in Nuremberg
Information on language learning and registration for language courses.
Room: LG 2.430
Phone: +49 911 5302414
- Monday–Thursday: 8.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.
- Friday: 8.00 a.m.–3.00 p.m.
More information is available on the Language Center’s website.
LERN – Laboratory for Experimental Research Nuremberg
Experimental research on business and economics involves controlled laboratory experiments, field experiments and simulations. This type of research is conducted in LERN, where various chairs and external partners carry out a range of different computer-aided experiments.
More information is available on LERN’s website (German).
Economics and Social Sciences Branch Library (WSZB)
Lange Gasse 20, level 3/opening times
- Monday–Saturday: 8.00 a.m.–12.00 a.m.
- Sunday: 10.00 a.m.–12.00 a.m.
- Further information
Library cards are also available for school pupils upon presentation of a valid ID card.
The FAUcard is used as library card for students, doctoral candidates and university staff. This function must be activated via the IdM portal.
If you wish to use the library as an external user you should contact the University Library to receive access. You can obtain a library card free of charge from one of the checkout desks at the Main Library, the Science and Technology Branch Library, the Economics and Social Sciences Branch Library or the Education Sciences Branch Library upon presentation of a valid ID card or passport.
For library users who are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must complete and sign a consent form.
Graduate School at the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law (doctoral degree: Dr.rer.pol.)
Providing excellent support for young researchers is a key priority at the School of Business, Economics and Society, as well as the University as a whole. The Graduate School is a key part of this initiative. It supports young researchers, promotes interdisciplinary and international co-operations and facilitates the integration of international doctoral candidates. Its main objective is to maintain the high quality of education and supervision that doctoral candidates receive at FAU.
The School Administration – the Dean’s Office
The School Administration provides support and services for administrative processes within its area of responsibility. As a branch of the University Administration that is located on the School’s premises, it is often also the first point of contact for matters relating to services provided by other departments of the University Administration.
The School Administration’s main tasks include providing the School Board with administrative support for its wide range of tasks, advising committees, budget administration, staff and allocation of rooms, and organizing various aspects related to studying.
The School Administration is committed to providing efficient services for academia.
More information is available on the School Administration’s website (German).
The School’s Staff Council
The School’s Staff Council consists of nine members of staff who are elected once every five years. The last elections for the Staff Council were held in 2016.
The Staff Council’s voting rights and its general responsibilities are defined in the Bavarian Staff Representation Act (Bayerischen Personalvertretungsgesetz, BayPVG). The aim of the Staff Council is to ensure that staff interests are take into account when important decisions are made. Its main tasks include providing support for all staff with questions about work and issues with their place of work, their disciplinary manager or their colleagues that they are not able to resolve alone. More information is available on the website of the School’s Staff Council (German).
Student organizations and initiatives
Student initiatives represent students from all subjects at the School of Business, Economics and Society.
They support new students with any difficulties and help them adjust to university life. The representatives are also involved in different committees at the University where they make sure that students’ interests are considered when organizational changes are made (such as changes to library opening times) or examination regulations are revised, for example.
Information on student initiatives is available in our list of student organizations at the School.
Student Records Office
The Student Records Office in Erlangen is your point of contact for any questions regarding the administrative matters of studying at FAU. Data for all of the University’s students is managed here. If any of your details change (e.g. change of address or name), you must inform the Student Records Office as soon as possible. During office hours, staff will be happy to help you with a wide range of topics.
The Student Records Office is responsible for the following topics:
- application and enrollment (deadlines)
- semester dates
- leave and regulations on study leave
- changing subjects
- studying for two degrees (German)
- health insurance for students (German)
- registering student accident reports
- issuing confirmation of duration of studies
- change of name or address
Schlossplatz 3/Halbmondstraße 6–8
room 0.034 (ground floor).
- Head of Office: Melanie Schlütter, phone: +49 9131 8524028, room 0.035
- Doris Leucht, phone: +49 9131 8524424, room 0.034
- Sonya Wernicke, phone: +49 9131 8524078, room 0.034
- Doris Nitsche, phone: +49 9131 8524029, room 0.036
- Christa Hofmann, Pia Schleeh, phone: +49 9131 8524080, room 0.034
- Ingrid Hammer, phone: +49 9131 8523433, room 0.034
- Monday–Friday: 8.30 a.m.–12.00 p.m.
- During the lecture period also 2.00 p.m.–4.00 p.m. on Wednesdays
Investing funds wisely
Since tuition fees were abolished in 2013, 22 million euros of tuition fee compensation is provided annually to the university by the government budget. Students are involved in decisions on how this funding, which is intended to be used exclusively for improving studying conditions, is spent.
In addition to administrative expenditure (e.g. work stations, books, e-books, improved IT equipment, funding for courses and excursions), the funding is used to finance a wide range of positions, from student assistants to lecturers, which contribute to improving teaching and services for students.
More information on how this funding is used at the School of Business, Economics and Society is available on the tuition fee compensation website (German).
Promoting equality of opportunity
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is committed to increasing the percentage of women in all areas of academia and research. It has implemented a range of target agreements in order to ensure that this aim is put into practice.
Further information is available on the website of the women’s representatives for the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law (German).