Modules at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

During your degree programme, you will take modules consisting of one or more courses. In addition to the courses, such as lectures, tutorials or seminars, a module also contains an examination.

Credit points are awarded according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for the time spent on a module. The amount of time spent on courses is given in semester hours per week (SWS).

Which and how many modules you have to take within your compulsory and elective areas is specified in your study plan or examination regulations. You can find an overview of the modules available for selection together with more detailed information in the module catalogue or module handbook.

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Mod­ule re­gis­tra­tion at the Fac­ulty of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Eco­nom­ics


During the first registration phase or the revision phase, register for all modules in PAUL that you would like to complete in the coming semester, taking into account the 45 ECTS limit. Full re-registration is required for enrolment. Information on re-registration can be obtained from the Registrar's Office. The registration of the following components must be ensured:

  1. Module registration (M.184.XXXX/ M.IBS.XXXX)
  2. Course registration (course registration via K.184.XXXXX/K.IBS.XXXXX)
  3. Exam registration (takes place implicitly for M.184. /M.IBS. modules)

As a rule of thumb: Always register for all courses that you can see within a module.


Note that there is generally no "first come, first served" procedure. The success of your admission is independent of when you register for modules with limited participation.

Exception: This does not apply to the small groups in the IBS language courses (K.IBS.XXXXX) in the B.Sc. and M.Sc. International Business Studies, where places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Tu­tori­al: How do I re­gister for mod­ules?

How do I plan my semester?

Every semester you have to think about which modules you would like to take. It is therefore important that you know where to find information about the modules, when and how to register for modules and how deregistration works if necessary. All of this is part of semester planning!

How do I re­gister for mod­ules in PAUL?

Once you have decided which modules you would like to choose, it's time to register in PAUL, Paderborn University's assistance system, which is used to manage all registrations and deregistrations in the degree programme. In the video you can see an example of how enrolment is technically carried out in PAUL.

How do I re­take a mod­ule?

If you have already deregistered from an examination or failed it, take a module again. This changes the registration process. You will no longer be automatically registered for the exam, but will have to register for it yourself. You can see exactly what you need to do in the video example.

What do you need to con­sider when re­gis­ter­ing for a mod­ule?

Check 45-ECTS lim­it

You may take a maximum of 45 ECTS per semester at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.

If you would like to take more than 45 ECTS credits, you can apply to the Examination Board during the first enrolment phase.

En­sure as­sign­ment of mod­ules

When registering your modules, you must ensure that you book them in the desired field of your examination regulations - especially if the module is selectable in more than one field.

Subsequent rebookings are not possible.

Meet dead­lines, check ap­plic­a­tions

Register all modules and courses in PAUL during the current registration phase. Subsequent module or examination registration is not possible!

Before the end of the revision phase, always check in PAUL whether you have registered for all desired modules, courses and examinations.

Re­gister for ex­ams

If you register a module in PAUL for the first time, you are automatically registered for the exam.

If you have already taken a module in the past and would like to take it again, you must register for the "new module and examination registration".

Check ad­mis­sion

If modules have limited capacity, there are only a limited number of places available for students. Before registering, find out whether the desired module has such a limit and check the admissions and waiting lists at the Office of Student Affairs.

Registration in PAUL is no guarantee that you have been accepted for the module!

Know the rules

What is a closed semester? Can I take additional modules? How can I bring forward Master's modules? We have compiled a detailed list of all the important rules you should know about studying at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.

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Kapazitativ begrenzte Module

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Mod­ule de-re­gis­tra­tion

It is possible to deregister from a module during the first registration phase and the revision phase in PAUL (e.g. under Studies > Semester administration > Status of my registrations) . The decisive factor is the deregistration from the module (M.184.XXXX). Deregistration from courses associated with the module (K.184.XXXXX) has no relevance, as you will only be deregistered from the examination if you deregister from the module.

By deregistering from a module or examination, you do not enter into any obligation to take the module again at a later date, unless it is a compulsory module in your degree programme.

Please note that a shortened revision period applies to modules with limited participation, i.e. the option to deregister from a module ends one week before the revision phase ends.


Nach dem Ende der Revisionsphase ist die Abmeldung von Modulen nicht mehr möglich. Sollten Sie nicht weiter an einem Modul teilnehmen wollen, können Sie sich ab dem Sommersemester 2024 in PAUL (Studium > Prüfungsverwaltung > Meine Prüfungen) bis zwei Tage vor der ersten Prüfungsleistung in einem Modul von der Prüfung abmelden (Änderung der Prüfungsabmeldefrist).

Wann eine Prüfungsleistung in einem Modul stattfindet, können Sie den Zwischenprüfungsterminen bzw. Prüfungsterminen entnehmen. Hat ein Modul keine Zwischenprüfung, gilt die Abschlussprüfung als erste Prüfungsleistung. Ob Sie sich erfolgreich von der Prüfung abgemeldet haben, können Sie in PAUL unter Meine Prüfungen nachvollziehen.

Beachten Sie, dass bei Nichterscheinen zu einer Prüfung ohne Prüfungsabmeldung ein Fehlversuch in Ihrem Leistungskonto registriert wird.

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