University of Lucerne - Faculty of Economics and Management
Infomail from the dean WF 1st April 2020

Dear Students

The current situation poses great challenges for all of us, whether privately, at university or at work. In recent weeks, the University of Lucerne and its faculties have made great efforts to ensure that courses can be held digitally. The feedback from lectures, exercises and seminars is positive. I am convinced that we are on the right track, even if there is still room for improvement.

The next challenge facing us all is the exams. Many basic conditions are still open, which is why we have to operate with different scenarios - from a regular to a digital execution to a time shift. All of these options have advantages and disadvantages, and they must be organized and coordinated with others. Therefore, at this point in time, I must ask you for a little patience regarding details about the examinations.

We will start registration for the exams as planned, but we will extend the period for this semester by one week.

In this infomail you will not only find the dates of the exam registration but also a lot of other important information about your studies. Please read them carefully. For students in their final semester there is a separate section with important information.

At present, everyone's health has top priority. With this in mind, I would like to encourage you to stay at home whenever you can, but also to support others, be it your fellow students, friends and relatives or people from the neighborhood. Use the tools provided, such as "zoom" or other digital communication tools to keep in touch. I wish you all the best and thank you for your commitment in this challenging situation.

Warm regards
Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Schaltegger
Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management

Compulsory registration for examinations and courses from 2 April!

Only students who register via the UniPortal between 2 and 23 April 2020 may attend examinations and earn credits of the Faculty of Economics and Management. This regulation applies to all courses of the WF (unless otherwise stated in the course).

Students must also register via the UniPortal for courses which do not finish with an examination.

Please note the examination registrations are binding. Cancellations will not be accepted after 23 April!

!!!  The registration period is open from 00.00 on 2 April 2020 to 24.00 on 23 April 2020  !!!

Exact examination dates and times are published in the Course Catalogue and in the examination schedule. Changes will be communicated as soon as known. Please check our Examination Page to consult the examination schedule, UniPortal registration instructions for exams and courses, date of publication of grades and other infos.

Lecture Business Ethics: UniPortal registration from April 27 to May 8!

The lecture Business Ethics is offered by the Faculty of Theology (TF) and is creditable in the course of studies of Economics and Management. In the course view in the course catalogue (Bachelor / Master) you can see in which areas it is creditable. Registered students will be  informed directly by the TF about examination registration and modalities.
Examination Page TF

Postponement of exam registration of courses by the Faculty of Law

Registration for exams for courses of the Faculty of Law (to be taken in the elective area) will now take place from 15 to 21 April 2020. Examination Page

Publication and inspection of examination grades

You may view the grades obtained in spring semester 2020 from Thursday 9 July 2020 via the UniPortal. You will find instructions online under Examinations. The “Examination Statistics” you can also find on the UniPortal (under examinations).

The opportunity to inspect examination grades is primarily intended for students who obtained unsatisfactory results. It will take place on various dates from 20 to 22 July 2020. Registration is mandatory and binding. Details of individual inspection dates and registration requirements are listed in the course catalogue. Additional rules on inspection of examination grades are set out in the Guide to Examinations.

Repeat examination for "Information Management"

For "Information Management", the last compulsory course in the 6th semester, there will be a repeat examination. The dates for the examination and repeat examination can be found in the examination schedule on the Examination Page.

For Bachelor students only
  • Applications for extensions to examination timings: Please note that applications for extended examination times (for Bachelor students whose mother tongue is not German) must also be submitted during the examination registration period using the online form. Late applications will not be considered. An approved application does not apply to the entire study duration: a new application must be resubmitted each semester.
  • Bonus points towards resit examinations: In the faculty meeting of 17 February 2020 it was decided that after spring semester 2020 the bonus points from the exercises will be cancelled after each semester. In case of repetition (if the grade is insufficient or the exam is not taken) bonus points from the previous year cannot be taken over. Due to the current situation the bonus point system has already been adjusted in most cases during the current semester; students have been informed by their lecturers via OLAT.


This section applies only to those on the Economics and Management course.

Registering the completion of your degree

Are you planning to complete your degree this spring? If so, please fill out this form by 23 April 2020 at the latest. This is used for planning purposes only and is not binding.

You will receive an invitation to the graduation ceremony and be able to reserve your place once you have successfully completed your degree. The graduation ceremony will take place on Friday 4th September 2020.

Deadline for the bachelor’s and master’s thesis

The spring semester 2020 deadline for submitting your bachelor’s and master’s thesis is Thursday 14 Mai 2020. You can find out more about other deadlines on the website under Examinations. The Guidelines for completing bachelor’s and master's theses details what needs to be submitted by the deadline.

Registering for a master’s degree

Students already enrolled on the BA in Economics and Management course at the University of Lucerne do not have to actively register for the master’s degree. You will be automatically enrolled onto the master’s degree if you do not deregister after receiving your examination results and successfully completing your bachelor’s degree. The Dean’s Office will contact you about the module options available to you (optional compulsory or specialisation).

If you would like to study for a master’s degree in a different field, please contact student services at

Offer of optional compulsory courses before the start of the semester

Marketing Ethics Course - Paolo Antonetti
MON-THR 31.8.-3.9.2020 / 8.15-14.00 Uhr

Python Kurs - Meierer/Bachmann
MON-THR 7.9-10.9.2020 / 9.15 – 14.00 Uhr

Further information on the courses can be found in the course catalogue from the beginning of June.


Due to the current situation regarding coronavirus we mainly work from home. You can reach the student advisory service and the dean's office by e-mail or you can arrange a zoom appointment with us.