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Last updated 15 June

Corona virus – Information for first-year MSc International Management students

Official information on the corona virus provided by the University of Cologne can be found here. For additional information on the upcoming spring term at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo Faculty) please see here.

The University of Cologne has decided to postpone the start of spring term until 20 April 2020. However, the WiSo Faculty has decided to start its courses as scheduled from 6 April on with online classes.

Counselling hours

The WiSo Faculty has suspended any face-to-face counselling for the time being. Counselling is offered online, offices are closed for visitors.

Ulrike Decker, +49 221 470-1281, available Tue, Wed & Thu 9 am to 12 pm or by appointment. For Zoom, please enquire by email.

Case Studies & supplementary courses

Please continue with all course registrations as planned and keep yourself updated on KLIPS. Regarding the Case Studies, the respective lecturer will inform you about further proceedings regarding their course.

Cancelled exams & thesis registration

Please keep yourself informed via the website of the WiSo Examination Office.

Your term abroad

On 4 May, Prof. Gregory Whitwell, the Chair of CEMS decided to cancel mobility in fall term for all CEMS schools and move the terms abroad entirely to spring term.

We are glad to inform you that for the spring term, we were able to assign all of you to the same CEMS school that you were originally supposed to attend in fall. We will switch your application in the WEX portal and you will receive an email with the new offer, which you will need to accept. If your term abroad was already scheduled for spring, nothing has changed for you. 

UoC fall term 2020/2021 (your CEMS term 1): The CEMS fall term is scheduled to start promptly on 1 September but will remain online until further notice. The CEMS Block SeminarGlobal Strategy CourseBusiness Communication Skill Seminar and Management Skill Seminar will all be conducted online.

As we are still waiting for a final decision by the WiSo Faculty regarding the dates and requirements for the general fall term, information on electives (selection and timeline) will follow as soon as possible. However, please be assured that you will be able to fulfil all CEMS related requirements during the upcoming term. One elective (Management Skill Seminar) was already open for registration.

International MIM students

We are already in contact with some of you who might not be in Germany at the moment and do not have German citizenship. As the EU has closed its borders for non-EU citizens, you will not be able to get back to Cologne at the moment. Please let us know about your current status if you are not in Germany right now.