>> MBA-Studies: News & Updates

In this section, students will regularly be informed on the latest news, changes, events, happenings, and updates in the MBA Program and at the University (click the respective section below).
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

 

 

Semester schedule information
Semester schedule changes

Examination information
Open hours @ MBA Support office
Coaching / Consultation offerings
Master YOUR Thesis

Office 365 Education - Licenses for H-BRS Students
Career Workshops & Job Application Coachings
Writing Circle for International Students
(Re-)Registration information
University-wide Events & Happenings
Off-campus Events & Happenings

 

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Semester schedule information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM H-BRS ON THE CORONAVIRUS >>

Batch 2019 
Summer Term 2020 (2nd semester)

Batch 2018 
Winter Term 19/20 (3rd semester)

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Semester schedule changes in Summer semester 2020
Please note the following changes in the semester schedule: 

ALL ATTENDANCE COURSES CANCELED UNTIL MAY 3rd
With immediate effect, all courses of the current summer semester 2020 may not be conducted as attendance courses. If it makes sense in terms of content, the lecturers will develop alternative teaching/learning formats and inform all MBA students accordingly. Your MBA Support Team will inform continuously about upcoming updates on the current coronavirus situation. Please check your student e-mail account regularly. 

STUDENT SECRETARY CAMPUS RHEINBACH
You can reach the student secretary personally on campus daily from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Please prefer contacting the secretary by phone: 02241-865-401 and by mail: heike.loesch@h-brs.de first, before you come to campus personally. Please try to avoid any contact situation, if possible. 

SUBMISSION OF MASTERS THESIS
Please notice the updates regarding Master Thesis submission under Covid-19 here.
Final papers can be handed over personally at the student secretary during the above mentioned time or placed in the P.O. box no. 7 (B-building, 1st floor). Another possibility is to hand in the theses at the information desk on Campus Rheinbach (Building A). Students will receive proof that their work has been handed in on time by email. The student secretary will inform the examiners by email if the student secretary will place final papers in their subject.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 19th
The library is closed until further notice. Please note the current information on the homepage of the library: www.bib.h-brs.de.If in need of support, please contact the library team via email bibliothek@h-brs.de or via telephone 02241 865 680 (Sankt Augustin) or 02241 865 480 (Rheinbach). Service hours are from 9 am to 5 pm (Monday to Friday).

Please keep in mind that the library offers a huge collection of electronic resources. You are welcome to ask if you need help using them. For any further questions, please always check first the Library FAQs.

LANGUAGE CENTRE
In the light of the development of the coronavirus pandemic, the Language Centre is forced to close the two offices on Sankt Augustin and Rheinbach campus to the public. Our secretaries are still available via email and telephone to answer your questions about our language courses (see https://www.h-brs.de/en/spz/language-centre-office); please note, however, that there might be a delay in reply due to currently limited capacities.

Do you have any questions on the subject: 'Coronavirus'?
Drop us an E-Mail: Isabella.Kern@h-brs.de

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EXAMINATION INFORMATION
Please note the following examination information, dates, and deadlines.

EXAM REGISTRATION PERIOD in SUMMER TERM 2020:
09.-16. April 2020
(registration for both exam weeks in summer term 2020)

EXAM WEEKS in SUMMER TERM 2020:
Exam week I:   30.04. - 09.05.2020
Exam week II:  13.07. - 20.07.2020

According to the semester schedule, all exams in the master's degree course MBA in CSR & NGO Management are scheduled to take place in July 2020. Nevertheless, due to restrictions to general teaching and examinations imposed as a result of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the written on-site examinations must be carried out under strict changed procedures in terms of hygiene and security measures to ensure the highest possible protection against infection with the coronavirus during the examination period. 

PLEASE READ FURTHER: If the pandemic situation worsens at short notice, we reserve the right to reconsider the execution of all on-site examinations which can lead to a cancellation of all on-site exams. In this case, we are aimed to set up alternative examination forms and procedures in order to minimize any disadvantages for our MBA students. We ask for your understanding and cooperation and will keep you on the loop about any changes in the next weeks. 

Information to the 3rd exam attempt
In case your next exam will be your last (third) exam attempt, please get in touch with the MBA coordination office and your module lecturers early in advance before the respective exam date. Individual appointments for an exam review are possible, please send your request to the MBA coordination office: info@mba-csr-ngo.com 

Failing a module three times results in an ex-matriculation from the students register due to performance failure.

Exam review in summer term 2020
We ask for your understanding that examination reviews cannot be offered on campus at the moment. As soon as the situation allows us, we will provide all students with an extended offer for exam reviews in the rooms of our MBA Support Offices. In individual urgent cases, (e.g. students who are threatened with exmatriculation due to loss of the right to examine OR students who are about to take their 3rd (last!) exam attempt OR students who are about to graduate within the next 3 months) the MBA Coordinators will offer individual solutions on the short term. ONLY in these individual (urgent) cases, please contact us early in advance: Isabella.Kern@h-brs.de

Withdrawal from examinations 
What is to be done in case of sickness during an exam day or period, please, therefore, read the instructions on our Website on “How to withdrawal from examinations in case of sickness”. Do not hesitate to get back to us in case of questions.

In case of individual questions, please contact Isabella Kern

SUBMISSION OF MASTERS THESIS
Final papers can be handed over personally at the student secretary during the above mentioned time or placed in the P.O. box no. 7 (B-building, 1st floor). Another possibility is to hand in the theses at the information desk on Campus Rheinbach (Building A). Students will receive proof that their work has been handed in on time by email. The student secretary will inform the examiners by email if the student secretary will place final papers in their subject. 

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Open office @ MBA Support bureau
Consultancy is a possible on-campus site or alternatively by telephone.
For appointments during the summer and winter semester break:
Appointments only upon prior request: info@mba-csr-ngo.com

Where to find us on Campus Rheinbach? 
Building H, Office number H104 on Campus Rheinbach 
For appointments on Campus Rheinbach contact: Max.Bolz@h-brs.de

Where to find us on Campus Sankt Augustin?
Building G, Office number G041 on Campus Sankt Augustin,
located on the floor of the IZNE-Institute.
For appointments on Campus Sankt Augustin contact: Isabella.Kern@h-brs.de

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Coaching Sessions

Virtual coaching Sessions with Prof. Meier available!
Every student has to do at least one coaching session as part of the MBA studies curriculum (5 ECTS). The purpose of it is that students talk to a Professor about the focus of your studies, your Masters's Thesis, and possible future career development. Generally, coaching sessions can be made with any lecturer of our MBA program, however, the head of the coaching module is Prof. Dr. Harald Meier. He lets you know that he is available for virtual coaching appointments during the entire summer semester 2020. F

or individual appointments requests, please contact Prof. Meier directly: Harald.Meier@h-brs.de

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Consultation offerings from the Examinations Office

Consultation hours at the Examination Office for MBA Students
The examination office offers consultation hours on Fridays before classes on Campus Rheinbach. For appointments, please contact the examination office directly: 
Contact Person: Ms. Birgit Pickert / Ms. Angelika Dierich
E-Mail: pruefungenmasterCR@hochschule-bonn-rhein-sieg.de
Phone: +49 2241 865 797

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Master YOUR Thesis

Master´s Thesis scheduling & organization
Recommended registration Period for Master Thesis: 21.10.-08.11.2020
Latest date to start with the Master Thesis to finish MBA studies within 3 Semesters: 01.12.2020
Latest date to submit the Master Thesis to finish MBA studies within 3 Semesters: 31.03.2021 (day of submission counts!).

SUBMISSION OF MASTERS THESIS DURING SUMMER TERM 2020
Final papers can be handed over personally at the student secretary during the above mentioned time or placed in the P.O. box no. 7 (B-building, 1st floor). Another possibility is to hand in the theses at the information desk on Campus Rheinbach (Building A). Students will receive proof that their work has been handed in on time by email. The student secretary will inform the examiners by email if the student secretary will place final papers in their subject.

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Office 365 Education - Licenses for H-BRS Students available!
The Office 365 education package from Microsoft is aimed at students, teaching staff, and university employees. It provides Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for installation on private PC devices. H-BRS Students have the opportunity to use certain licenses and services from the student advantage benefit on their private devices within the framework of the Microsoft Campus Agreement. This is a free Office 365 subscription that you can use during your entire study period at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University.

The registration is to be done via the SoftwareONE academic Portal. Students of H-BRS use their e-mail address in the following form: forename.surname@smail.wir.h-brs.de
For more information, please read the attached instruction (PDF) (German!)

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Career Workshops & Job Application Coachings

STARK - Career for International Students in Germany

STARK CAREER COACHING for international students
The career coaching, which is tailored to the needs of international students, serves to support international students in their specific job-related concerns and to facilitate their path to professional practice. (Example topics: support in overcoming individual challenges in the application process, strengthening of resources and self-reflection).

Upcoming Workshops and career coachings for international students:

Information on the coSTARK career coaching program in winter term 19/20.
Information for workshops for international students in winter term 19/20.

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Academic Writing Circle for International Students
The Language Centre offers writing centers for both German and English, including workshops and individual coaching sessions. The aim of the workshops and individual coaching sessions is to teach fundamental writing techniques and to support students who have specific problems in writing term papers or final theses.
Register here to the Writing Circle LEA group

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Re-Registration for Winter term 20/21
Please note that the next re-registration period for the next winter term 20/21 will start on 15.05.2020 and will expire on 15.06.2020. Please transfer your tuition fee (4.000 €) and the semester contribution until 15.06.2020 at the latest, to the following bank account:

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Bank Account-Number: 33000705
BIN: 37050299
Bank Institute: Kreissparkasse Köln
BIC: COKS DE 33
IBAN: DE69 3705 0299 0033 000705
Reason for payment: Your full name and Student-(matriculation)-Number

Charge of the semester contribution is based on the “Contribution regulations of the Students' Services Organisation Bonn” (Beitragsordnung des Studentenwerkes Bonn) and “Contribution regulations of the Students' Union” of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Find more information here: https://www.h-brs.de/en/fees In the event of late payment, an additional administrative fee to the amount of EUR 20,- will be charged.

For any information on the tuition fees by the installments payment option, please contact us via E-Mail until 29. May 2020 at the latest: Isabella.Kern@h-brs.de

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University-wide Events & Happenings
Please note the following additional events/offers in the semester schedule:

20. May 2020 - POSTPONED!
25 years of H-BRS: Ceremony in the former plenary hall
New 

19. Juni 2020 - 02-11 pm - EVENT CANCELLED / PARTIALLY VIRTUAL EVENTS!
Alumni Day 2020 on Campus Rheinbach.
More info online via www.h-brs.de/de/termin/alumnitag-2020 

MBA Berlin Excursion - POSTPONED TO 2021!
28.06.-02.07.2020, Berlin 

End of October 2020
Graduation Ceremony 2020
The final date will be announced soon!

18.+19. November 2020
Company Fair on Campus Sankt Augustin
More info online via https://unternehmenstag.de/en/