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: 12.01.2021)

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: Lectures in the spring semester 2021 will start exclusively online in January 2021. As soon as the situation permits during the spring, the lectures will be converted to a hybrid format that combines online components with classroom components and allows both classroom and online participation. All face-to-face courses will be transmitted live online as well, so that students currently abroad and those with health restrictions can join classes virtually.

Exams: For the exams at the end of the spring semester 2021, no attendance at MBS is required. Exams will either take place online via MS Teams or alternative exam formats will be offered.

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.

Students may visit MBS in compliance with the general contact and hygiene regulations, however, we would like to point out that for visiting the university - as for leaving the apartment in general - there must be a valid reason according to the current Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance. 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. 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

  • In all areas of the house and the grounds of Munich Business School a mouth and nose cover must be worn. The mask obligation currently also applies to the marked seats in the seminar and work rooms, lecturers are exempt from the obligation.
  • In addition to and more precisely in addition to the regulations generally applicable in the Free State of Bavaria and specifically for universities, the comprehensive mask obligation applies as long as the 7-day incidence value for the Landkreis München Stadt exceeds the value of 50 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • All premises are accessible on foot via the staircase. Elevators may only be used with up to two persons and with a mask.
  • Entering staff offices is only allowed with a mask and individually.
  • In all courses, participant lists are kept.
  • All university members are recommended to install the official German Corona App on their mobile phones
  • 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 (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