Coronavirus: MBS informs

Here employees and students at MBS as well as those interested studying at MBS will find current information on how to deal with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the respiratory disease COVID-19 at our university. (As of: 15.07.2021)

Check your e-mails regularly: Employees and students have been and will continue to be informed about new developments and decisions concerning COVID-19 at our university by e-mail. Therefore, we ask you to regularly check your personal MBS email address and this website to stay informed.

Policy and Code of Conduct at Munich Business School

The MBS has set up a crisis management team consisting of the university management and representatives of the professors, students, and staff in order to be able to react quickly and purposefully to changes in the situation and to derive appropriate measures to contain the further spread of SARS-CoV-2.

Teaching and Exams

Teaching: With the start of the fall semester in September 2021, a return to face-to-face teaching for all programs is planned in compliance with a comprehensive hygiene and infection protection concept. Classroom lectures have already been taking place again at MBS since June 7 in the MBA program and in Executive Education. All individuals attending on-site classes must show current proof of a negative test result (PCR, POC antigen or SARS-CoV-2 self-test), full vaccination protection or recovery. For students facing visa and entry restrictions, lectures will be transmitted simultaneously online so that they can participate in class virtually and continue their studies seamlessly in Munich as soon as entry is possible (hybrid teaching format).

Exams: All continuous performance assessments in the fall semester 2021 will be planned in such a way that they can be taken online as well as on campus according to the same assessment criteria. The examination phase at the end of the fall semester 2021 will, as things stand at present and if the pandemic situation permits, take place in presence on campus in compliance with all hygiene regulations. Alternative examination formats will be offered for persons who are unable to enter.

University Operations

Research and administrative operations will continue as usual until further notice. The service facilities of MBS (International Center, Career Center, Alumni Relations Center) are open and accessible. However, most of the MBS employees are working from home. Therefore, before visiting MBS, please inquire whether the employees can be reached in person and whether a meeting can take place in person, by telephone or virtually. The preferred method of contact remains phone/e-mail/video chat per now.

Counselling and interviews will also continue to take place preferably by telephone or video chat.

Masks are mandatory in all areas of the Munich Business School building for university members and guests. The maximum usable number of seats in the seminar rooms, reading rooms and the library is clearly marked at the entrance of each room and must be observed. At the same time, entering a room requires checking in using the German Corona App via the QR code located at the entrance area. In the rooms it is marked which places must be kept free in order to keep the safety distance of 1.5 meters. It is not permitted to change the seat and table positions in the seminar room. The minimum distance must also be maintained for group and partner work and the exchange of work equipment must be avoided. The seminar rooms must be ventilated regularly, the cooling system must not be used. In all courses, participant lists of the physically present students must be kept.

Events

MBS strives to convert all events into an online format so that as many people as possible can attend the events. Whether and in what form smaller events can take place on site is decided individually. You can find an overview of MBS (online) events here: https://www.munich-business-school.de/mbs/hochschule/mbs-events.

Rules and Measures for Attendance at MBS

  • Everybody at MBS must either be fully vaccinated, have a record of recovery, or be tested negatively (test not older than from the previous day). In Germany, only those persons who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved in the EU and for whom at least 14 days have passed after receiving the last dose are currently considered „vaccinated“ in  the sense of the regulations. Currently approved vaccines are Comirnaty (BioNTech/Pfizer), COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), CoViD-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson, Janssen-Cilag). This means Sputnik V and SinoVac vaccinations unfortunately cannot be accepted at this time.
  • FFP2 masks are mandatory in all areas of the building and the grounds of Munich Business School. The mask obligation currently also applies to the marked seats in the seminar and work rooms as well as for lecturers.
  • Entering the university is only permitted with the official Corona warning app installed and activated on a mobile device in the current version. Members of the University agree to anonymously report their own infection via the Corona Warning app to warn others.
  • All premises are accessible via the stairwell. Elevators may only be used individually and with a mask.
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5m on campus.
  • Staff offices may only be entered individually and with a mask.
  • Attendee lists are kept in the courses.
  • Provision of disinfectant on all floors and restrooms.
  • Increase of cleaning frequency on the entire campus.
  • In case of symptoms of COVID-19 disease (e.g. breathing problems, fever, dry cough, loss of sense of taste, nausea, diarrhea) or direct contact in the last 14 days with persons suffering from COVID-19, it is prohibited to enter the university.

General Hygiene Recommendations

We ask all MBS students, lecturers, staff as well as guests to follow the usual hygiene measures to protect against infectious diseases. These also protect against infection with the coronavirus:

  • Compliance with the distance requirement of minimum 1.5 meters No physical contact Regular and proper handwashing using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water (at least 20 seconds). This is possible on all floors of Munich Business School. 
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the issue away immediately and wash hands: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/etiquette/coughing_sneezing.html
  • Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and nose

For more information, refer to the hygiene tips of the German Federal Center for Health Education at www.infektionsschutz.de/hygienetipps, as recommended by RKI. 

Notification of suspected cases or contact

Any cases of illness or suspected illness must be reported immediately to the university management (corona@munich-business-school.de). In the case of a confirmed case of COVID-19, the university management is obliged to contact the responsible State Health Office (http://www.freistaat.bayern/dokumente/behoerdeordner/7555456214). The state health office will evaluate the given health risk and initiate any necessary measures.

General information on the coronavirus

Phone hotlines & further information:

  • Corona hotline of the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL):
    +49 9131/ 6808-5101
  • Corona hotline of the Munich Department of Health and Environment:
    +49 89 233/ 47819 (8:30 am - 3 pm)

Weiterführende Informationen

Contact

Studienberater MBS: Lea Möhring
Vice Chancellor Marketing & Sales Lea Möhring +49 (0)89 547678–0 info@munich-business-school.de