Coordinator Wirtschaftsenglisch

Christopher Jeffries
Room WE5/05.122
96047 Bamberg
Tel.: +49 951 863-1284

The Wirtschaftsenglisch programme and contact people

Contact person for the overall Wirtschaftsenglisch department is the coordinator, Mr. Christopher Jeffries. Mr Jeffries is also the course advisor for the bachelor programme. For questions concerning the master programme, the course advisor is Ms. Malone-Carty.

Wirtschaftsenglisch (Bachelor and Master)

Important information

Registration for Business English—Winter Semester 2019/20

The registration process for Business English courses opens on Monday, 17 September 2018 at 10:00, and will close on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 23:59.

  • Although there is no time advantage, prompt and early registration is recommended.

When do courses start?

All Business English courses start teaching in the week beginning 22nd October 2018 (CW 43). This may mean that you need to make course selections before you arrive at the university—make sure you have access to your TANS.

  • Please note that lecturers cannot register you for courses via email and such requests will not be processed.
  • Please check carefully the Modulhandbuch des Sprachenzentrums for an explanation as to which Business English courses are involved in each Wirtschaftsenglisch module and which semesters they are offered in.
  • Erstis: Do you really need to take a Business English course in your first semester? Consider your priorities carefully before making any selections. Remember that your degree programme may mean that you will spend one or more semesters abroad.
  • All courses offered by the Wirtschaftsenglisch department are parallel courses e.g. Business English III: Management is offered some nineteen times during the week in WS18/19, but you only need to attend one instance of these sixteen courses for the duration of the semester.

How do I register?

Step 1 - Registration selections

You make registration selections through FlexNow—this applies to Erasmus students too.

The FlexNow system will require you to make 3 selections from the parallel courses.

  • FlexNow will reject your request if you make one or two selections only.

Within a few minutes, you receive an email from FlexNow acknowledging your request to be registered in one of these selections.

Please note: This email simply confirms your registration selections—actual allocation to one of your selections occurs in step 2.

Step 2 - Course allocation

FlexNow allocates students to courses. You will receive a final confirmation email from FlexNow on Thursday afternoon, 18th October 2018, which reads either:

a)      You received a Business English place. This email contains your details...


b)      Your Business English selections were unsuccessful. Come to our offices-ERBA 5th floor-tomorrow, Fri 19 Oct, from 09:30-11:00. Bring along this FlexNow email and your timetable-we will assign you to a course with free spaces.

Registration has closed and I didn't get a place! Now what?

The following students are invited to come to the Wirtschaftsenglisch offices—ERBA, 5th floor—on Friday 19th, October, from 09:30 to 11:00am:

  • Students who received an "unsuccessful" email from FlexNow (see above);
  • Erasmus or overseas students, but only if FlexNow did not offer registration selections for Wirtschaftsenglisch.

NOTE: The queue is usually short and fast-moving. We will typically be able to assign you to a course that fits conveniently with your existing timetable. However, we are unable to accept third party requests for places in courses.

All other students who need to attend a Business English course, but whose registration efforts somehow failed, should come to the Wirtschaftsenglisch offices—ERBA, 5th floor—on Friday 19th, October, from12:00 to 13:00pm. Amongst others, this queue typically includes students who:

  • forgot to use their TAN numbers on holiday (TAN - Kontakt Studierendenkanzlei / TAN - Prüfungsamt FAQs);
  • forgot to register during the FlexNow registration period;
  • encountered "technical difficulties" and were insufficiently proactive in trying to resolve them;
  • forgot to bring along their "unsuccessful" FlexNow email in the morning.

NOTE: Avoid ending up in this queue! We will only be able to assign you to one of the few Business English spaces remaining: typically, there is little flexibility regarding your timetable. We are unable to accept third party requests for places in courses.

Contact details

Questions regarding registration to Business English courses should be sent to AT (emails concerning registration issues sent to individual lecturers will not be repsonded to). In your email, remember to:

  • state the full title of the course you are referring to (e.g. Business English I: Economics)
  • give your full name (e.g. Maximilian Mustermann)
  • give your seven digit matriculation number (not your ba number)
  • clearly state the nature of your inquiry
  • write in English—direct communication with the Wirtschaftsenglisch team, whether emailing or phoning, is expected to be in English


  • Remember to register on FlexNow for your Business English courses!
  • Be proactive about resolving any registration difficulties you encounter.

Vor- und Nachkorrekturen

Hier finden Sie einen Leitfaden zu Anträgen auf Vor- bzw. Nachkorrektur(332.7 KB) von zentral organisierten Prüfungen (Wirtschaftsfremdsprachen.