Module Registration

Your study contents are divided into modules. A module is a grouping of courses into a common subarea. In addition to the courses and exercises, a module also consists of the oral or written final examination.

Credit points according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) are awarded for the evaluation of the time required to participate in a module. A module can be completed after one semester or, like our language modules in the IBS programme, extend over several semesters. The time frame of a module's courses is given in semester hours per week (SWS).

How many and which modules you have to take within your compulsory and optional areas is regulated in your curriculum or examination regulations. Which modules you can choose from and detailed information about each module can be found in the module catalogue or module manual.

Module registration takes place via the PAUL platform. For online registration you need a valid IMT login. The operating instructions give you information about the use of PAUL. Help on how to use PAUL is also available in the Notebook-Café or by e-mail at The study office will be happy to answer any technical questions you may have.


Please register for all modules in PAUL that you would like to complete in the coming semester. A complete re-registration is required for registration. Information on re-registration can be obtained from your student Office.

Module registration (M.184.****/ M.IBS.****)

Partial module registration (course registration via K.184.****/K.IBS.****)

Exam registration (implicit for M.184./M.IBS. modules, separate for M.105 modules of mathematics)

Please register for the modules and partial modules. With the first module registration you are also registered for the exam. You therefore do not have to register separately for examinations in modules of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.

In the case of repeated module participation, it is absolutely necessary to register for a repeating course in order to be registered for the examination. Please also refer to the section "Additional regulations and information"!

Registration for mathematics modules

Registration for mathematics modules is different from registration for economics modules: registration is not via repeat courses (K.184.****9), as these are modules offered by the Institute of Mathematics (M.105.****). In concrete terms, this means that anyone wishing to take an exam for Maths I in the winter semester must register for the module, course and examination. If you want to take an exam for Maths II in the winter semester, you only have to register for the exam. The registration in the summer semester runs in the reverse mode.

Register in the right context

Please note that the registration in PAUL reflects the structure of the examination regulations and the module catalogue and that modules must be registered in the correct area of the examination regulations (e.g. business administration module, methods, elective module). Care must be taken to ensure that the modules are selected in the correct context when selecting modules in PAUL, as these can be assigned in several areas. A subsequent re-registration in this regard is extremely difficult and is only performed by the examination office in extremely exceptional cases. The selection of modules from the faculty's offer as voluntary, not grade-relevant additional modules is only possible by email via the Student Services Office.

Studium Generale for non-faculty members
Selected modules can also be heard in the area of Studium Generale. Please contact the study office by e-mail.

Special modules without cancellation
For selected modules, registration (incl. exam registration) only takes place during the registration phase. For these modules a cancellation after the registration phase is no longer possible. These modules are marked separately.

No first come, first served procedure
There is no "first come, first served" procedure for the modules of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economic during the registration and revision phase. The time of your registration is independent of the success of your application.

Checking examination lists
Please check the admission lists in good time before your examination (first in PAUL under Study>Exam Administration>My Exams). The admission lists provide information on whether you are also admitted to an examination. If this is not the case, please contact your Examination Office. 

Repeated module participation

If you have already registered for a module in the past and would now like to take it again because you have cancelled the examination in an earlier semester or have failed the module, you must register for the repeated course in PAUL. For this purpose, the selectable repetition course "Erneute Modul- und Prüfungsanmeldung zu M.184. ..." appears under the module concerned, for which you can register.
Please note that the registration for a repetition course already corresponds legally to an examination registration, but technically this will only be carried out step by step after the end of the general, i.e. also for modules that are not restricted to participants revision phase.

Students must register as repeaters in addition to the individual courses of the module.

Subsequent module registration unlawful
A subsequent (outside the registration or revision phase) module registration and examination registration is not possible and is not covered by your examination regulations.

For individual modules, registration is only possible in the first registration phase, as these modules can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Before the first registration phase, the Study Office creates a list and publishes it as a news entry on the information page for students. This list is not exhaustive. On the basis of the registration figures from the first registration phase, the decision can also be made after the first registration phase to block modules for further registrations in the revision phase. Conversely, it is also possible that modules that were originally identified as limited will be published for the revision phase.

Before the revision phase, another news entry on the above website will list which modules will be blocked in PAUL for further registrations during the revision phase. The modules will be bundled into several groups. For modules with a participant selection via the study office, the updates to the participant and waiting lists will also be published in this news entry.

The Faculty of Economics has a limit of 45 ECTS points per semester. The limit only becomes active after the registration phase (or revision phase), so that you can register more ECTS points within the phases. Please make sure yourself that you have not registered more than 45 ECTS credits at the end of each registration phase, otherwise your last registered modules will be automatically deleted. Once removed, modules cannot be restored. The ECTS points for a registered or to be registered thesis do not fall under the limit. 
For exceptions, you have the option of submitting an informal application (including detailed justification + grades + modules to be taken) to the Study Office before the end of the first registration phase.

The PAUL forms are not sufficient and will not be accepted.

The 20-20 rule defines the preference of master modules while still in the Bachelor program. Bachelor students, who have almost completed their studies, should be given the opportunity to already acquire achievements for a Master's degree, without this prejudicing a corresponding promise of a study place.

Students of the study courses B.Sc. International Business Studies and B.Sc. Economics who have acquired at least 160 ECTS relevant to their degree in their Bachelor's study course may apply for up to 20 ECTS from the modules offered in a consecutive Master's study course. Students of B.Sc. Business Informatics who have acquired at least 158 ECTS relevant to their degree in their Bachelor's programme may apply for up to 20 ECTS from the modules offered in a consecutive Master's programme.
Master modules can only be brought forward in the revision phase. Access to modules with limited capacity is not possible.
Admission is only valid for one semester. It is only possible to repeat a failed early Master's examination after enrolling in the corresponding Master's programme. It is not possible to bring forward Master modules spread over several semesters.
This rule can only be applied once, i.e. only for one semester and with regard to a Master's programme.
The required application must be submitted to the relevant examination board via the Studienbüro (studium(at)wiwi.upb(dot)de). Please state in the mail the Master modules (incl. module number) that you would prefer and attach a grade overview (printout from the PAUL view is sufficient!) from which your progress can be seen.

This regulation applies from the revision phase of the summer semester 2015. The deadline regulation valid until then does not apply.

The so-called 4-semester rule applies to all Bachelor's programmes of the Faculty of Business and Economics. This means that you are not allowed to take modules from the profiling phase if you still have to cover compulsory modules from the assessment phase after completing the fourth semester. As soon as you have completed the assessment phase, you may again choose unlimited modules from the profiling phase (cf. 45-ECTS limit).

It is possible to take modules from the faculty's offer as so-called additional modules. These modules can be shown on the certificate with the grade achieved, but are not included in the calculation of the final grade and are therefore not included in the scope of the ECTS points required for the desired degree.

The following regulations apply to the registration and booking of additional modules:

Additional modules from the Bachelor's programme in Economics can only be selected if the first academic year in the degree programme actually selected has been completed in full (valid from the 2019 summer semester).
Only modules without participant restrictions can be selected as additional modules.
The registration of additional modules is only possible if the relevant field of study has already been completed. Example: A method module can only be booked in the additional area if the grade-relevant method area has already been completed.
Only students of the Faculty of Economics can book modules as additional modules without a special application.
Students of the B.Sc. in Sports Economics can choose as additional modules from the complete range of Bachelor modules in Economics (incl. Maths II) (taking into account the basic restrictions mentioned above).
If you would like to take a module as an additional module, please register in PAUL yourself for the module and send an email to the Student Office by the end of the second registration phase. By attaching a current screenshot of your performance overview you can request the booking in the additional area. 

Applications for third attempts have to be made in writing at your examination Office during the application or revision phase, an independent registration in PAUL is not possible.

Bitte prüfen Sie in PAUL, ob Sie sich zu allen zugehörigen Veranstaltungen eines Moduls angemeldet haben. Ein Modul (beginnt mit M.XXX.XXXX) kann aus mehreren Veranstaltungen (beginnen mit K.XXX.XXXX) bestehen.  Die Anmeldung zu Veranstaltungen ist wichtig, da Sie sonst teilweise keinen Zugriff auf PANDA haben. Dies ist aber dringend notwendig, da viele Lehrende die Prüfungsleistungen über PANDA organisieren. Wenn Sie wegen einer versäumten Modul und Veranstaltungsanmeldung, eine Prüfungsleistung nicht (vollständig) erbringen könnt, liegt die Verantwortung bei Ihnen.

Wie erhalten Sie Zugriff auf Ihre PANDA-Kurse?

Die Lehrstühle können wählen, wie die Anmeldung zu den PANDA-Kursen abläuft.

  • Option 1Übertrag aus PAUL: Alle, die sich für die Veranstaltungen in PAUL angemeldet haben, werden automatisch in den PANDA-Kurs übernommen. Nach der Anmeldung in PAUL kann die Übertragung allerdings bis zu 24 Stunden dauern.
  • Option 2Selbsteinschreibung: Sie suchen in PANDA Ihren Kurs im Semesterangebot. Bitte probieren Sie dafür die Modulnummer oder den Modulnamen. Entweder ist eine Direkteinschreibung möglich oder Sie werden nach einem Passwort gefragt. Fragen Sie im zweiten Fall bitte beim Lehrstuhl nach dem Passwort.
  • Option 3 Manuelle Einschreibung über den Lehrstuhl: Der Lehrstuhl nutzt die Teilnahmelisten, um alle Teilnehmenden manuell zum Kurs hinzufügen.

Wenn Sie also noch keinen Zugriff auf einen PANDA-Kurs haben, melden Sie sich zunächst zu allen Veranstaltungen des Moduls in Paul an, warten Sie 24 Stunden und prüfen Sie zusätzlich ob eine manuelle Selbsteinschreibung möglich ist. Wenn dies immer noch nicht erfolgreich ist, melden Sie sich bitte beim Lehrstuhl des Moduls und fragen nach den Anmeldemodalitäten.

Änderungen, die sich durch die neue Prüfungsordnung ergeben, haben wir Ihnen hier zusammengestellt.


Students of the Bachelor's programme

A change of the second language is possible until the end of the first semester. In the event of a change of the second language, students must notify the examination secretariat and the two language lecturers of the second languages involved in writing. The contents missed before the change in the new second language have to be reworked independently. There is no entitlement to an extension of the assessment phase beyond the four semesters due to the change of the second language. The second language determined at the end of the first semester must be used throughout the entire Bachelor's programme. A further change is therefore excluded.

Students of the Master's programme

In principle, it is possible to change the second language between the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in IBS. In this case, students should have sufficient knowledge of the second language not chosen in the Bachelor's programme. It is not possible to change the second language during the course of the Master's programme.


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