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Coronavirus: Current information for employees and students at MBS as well as those interested studying at MBS

Here you 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: 30.06.2020)

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: Since March 16, 2020, the courses are held online. The online courses areconducted using the Microsoft Teams software, which is available to all students, faculty and staff of MBS. Our pre-programs Pre-Bachelor and Pre-Master will also take place  as online courses in summer 2020. The MBA Program will be continued from June 8 onwards face-to-face on campus under increased hygiene regulations (see below). In addition, students currently abroad and those with health problems will be able to join classes through Teams interactive video.

Exams: The exams in the bachelor and master programs will take place exclusively online in May 2020. 
 

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. MBS employees are still working more in home offices. 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. 

Since May 11, the library, some seminar rooms and reading rooms on the first floor can be used again between 9 am and 5 pm, under certain safety precautions (see below). The maximum usable number of seats in the seminar room is clearly marked at the entrance of each room and must be observed. 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. It is not necessary, but recommended wearing mouth and nose masks in the seminar rooms. This applies especially if no active role (presentation, speech) is taken. 

Events

Throughout Germany major events are prohibited until August 31, 2020. MBS has already postponed the graduation ceremony and graduate gala planned for April 4 early to fall 2020. Further events in the period up to April 19 were either cancelled, postponed or preferably converted to an online format. You can find an overview of MBS (online) events here: https://www.munich-business-school.de/mbs/hochschule/mbs-events.

Rules for Attendance at MBS

  • In all areas of the MBS building and grounds where the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be guaranteed (corridors and hallways, elevators, toilets, etc.) mouth and nose masks must be worn.
  • Elevators may only be used individually and with a mask.
  • Entering staff offices is only allowed with a mask and individually.
  • Risk groups are strongly recommended not to come to the university.
  • 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. 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: Nathalie von Seyfried
University Management, CFO Nathalie von Seyfried +49 (0)89 547678–0 info@munich-business-school.de