Kurse

Overview
Tracks
MARKT
FACT
BA&OR
Entre­pre­neur­ship and Social Inno­va­tion
Ethics

Our Courses

Here, you can find an overview of all courses you can choose in the Double Master Degree pro­gram of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion. In this pro­gram, stu­dents can spe­cialize in one of the fol­lowing fields: MARKT, FACT, Entre­pre­neur­ship & Social Inno­va­tion and Busi­ness Ana­lytics & Oper­a­tions Research, or gain knowl­edge in all four spe­cial­iza­tions.
In all spe­cial­iza­tions, the courses are aligned and adapted reg­u­larly to ensure that they always address the most recent and rel­e­vant topics. As a result, stu­dents expand their knowl­edge step by step, keep up with cur­rent topics, and receive a com­pre­hen­sive edu­ca­tion in their major field of study.

International

Our edu­ca­tion is ori­ented towards the inter­na­tional economy. In addi­tion to pro­viding up-to-date method­olog­ical knowl­edge, the focus is on training and applying the acquired knowl­edge abroad.

Redundance-free

The courses are orga­nized in a way that over­laps with the courses offered by the part­nering insti­tu­tions are avoided.

Evaluated

The stu­dents can eval­uate every course at WFI. This helps the lec­turer to fur­ther develop the courses based on feed­back from the par­tic­i­pants. Thus, a con­tin­uous high quality of teaching can be guar­an­teed.

Example Tracks

Here you will find some exam­ples of how you could build up your studies to pre­pare for a cer­tain career path.

Example Track:
International Management Consultant, RCBS

Semester III

  • Inter­na­tional Finance
  • Per­for­mance Man­age­ment
  • Deci­sion Sup­port System
  • Brand Man­age­ment
  • Global HRM
  • Cor­po­rate Restruc­turing
  • Project Man­age­ment
  • Inter­na­tional Ship­ping and Trans­port
  • E-Com­merce

Semester IV

  • Master Thesis

Market-Oriented Management

Here you can find all cur­rently offered courses in the Track MARKT.

Strategic Management

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

This module pro­vides an overview of the basic con­cepts of strategic man­age­ment and their appli­ca­tion, including: ana­lyzing industry and com­pe­ti­tion, busi­ness unit strate­gies, alliances, diver­si­fi­ca­tion, inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion, strategy and the orga­ni­za­tional con­text as well as crit­ical analysis of cur­rent strategy con­cepts and con­sid­ering struc­tural pre­req­ui­sites in the orga­ni­za­tion and strategic options.
The stu­dents learn to apply cen­tral con­cepts and instru­ments of strategic man­age­ment to spe­cific ques­tions from cor­po­rate prac­tice. The lec­ture is con­sis­tently designed to convey con­cepts and instru­ments of strategic man­age­ment in such a way that the stu­dents are able to assign the diverse man­age­ment con­cepts in the respec­tive overall con­text, to explain inter­ac­tions and to crit­i­cally ana­lyze cen­tral aspects.

Empirical Management Research

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German
In the course “Empir­ical Man­age­ment Research”, stu­dents acquire appli­ca­tion-ori­ented spe­cialist knowl­edge about rel­e­vant survey methods (e.g. ques­tion­naire design) and analysis methods (e.g. regres­sion analysis) in the field of social sci­ences. They under­stand how man­agers can apply these methods to busi­ness deci­sion sit­u­a­tions. Upon com­ple­tion of the course, stu­dents will have the ability to deter­mine the appro­priate pro­ce­dure for a prac­tical problem, to per­form it cor­rectly, and to inter­pret the results log­i­cally to solve the problem. The accom­pa­nying exer­cise should make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the devel­op­ment of this method­olog­ical com­pe­tence. The par­tic­i­pants develop the ability to transfer the knowl­edge gained in the lec­ture to con­crete ques­tions. The stu­dents are able to apply the analysis methods accord­ingly and to eval­uate them using the SPSS sta­tis­tics soft­ware. After com­pleting the course, stu­dents will have method­olog­ical com­pe­tence in the field of social sci­ences, both on a the­o­ret­ical and on an appli­ca­tion-ori­ented level.

Analytical Customer Management

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish
This course deals with the man­age­ment of acqui­si­tion and new cus­tomers as well as with the man­age­ment of long-term cus­tomer loy­alty of prof­itable cus­tomers from a company’s point of view. All cen­tral topics of cus­tomer man­age­ment are con­sid­ered regarding the back­ground of max­i­mizing the value of the cus­tomer base (“Cus­tomer Equity”). Con­se­quently, cus­tomer acqui­si­tion, cus­tomer reten­tion, and value-based cus­tomer migra­tion are at the core of cus­tomer man­age­ment. The aim of this course is, there­fore, to convey the method­ical con­cepts of cus­tomer man­age­ment and their appli­ca­tion to a large number of market-rel­e­vant prob­lems by learning the nec­es­sary skills.

Service Management

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

During the course, stu­dents receive an insight into the new per­spec­tives of ser­vice mar­keting, as well as the design of the cus­tomer expe­ri­ence. In addi­tion, stu­dents learn methods for a suc­cessful cus­tomer rela­tion­ship man­age­ment and the devel­op­ment of cus­tomer loy­alty. The design of an effec­tive com­plaint man­age­ment and ser­vice process are also part of the Module Con­tent. In addi­tion, the spe­cial fea­tures of a ser­vice-ori­ented human resource man­age­ment and insight into the man­age­ment of indus­trial ser­vices will be pro­vided. Finally, stu­dents receive an out­look on cur­rent inno­va­tions in the field of ser­vice man­age­ment.

Customer Relationship Management

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German
Stu­dents of this module receive com­pe­tences regarding the inde­pen­dent plan­ning and pro­cessing of com­pre­hen­sive tasks within the scope of CRM. The sub­areas of oper­a­tive and ana­lyt­ical CRM are dealt with in detail as well as the course of the entire CRM process.

Seminar International Management

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

In the course of the “Sem­inar Inter­na­tional Man­age­ment”, stu­dents develop the capacity to work on a pre­de­fined research topic in a sci­en­tific, problem-ori­ented, and inde­pen­dent way. They gain an exten­sive overview of how to write a sci­en­tific paper, thus being well pre­pared to com­plete their Master thesis. In the final pre­sen­ta­tion, par­tic­i­pants will be enabled to improve their pre­sen­ta­tion, artic­u­la­tion, and argu­men­ta­tion skills. Upon com­ple­tion of the course, stu­dents have the exper­tise as well as social com­pe­tence to con­fi­dently master pre­sen­ta­tions in the course of their fur­ther aca­d­emic and busi­ness career.

Case Studies in International Management

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

In this course, stu­dents learn about the chal­lenges that com­pa­nies face when oper­ating in inter­na­tional mar­kets. After this course stu­dents are enabled to under­stand how inter­na­tional man­age­ment strate­gies differ from domestic strate­gies and how com­pa­nies should design their man­age­ment activ­i­ties in order to suc­cess­fully operate in for­eign mar­kets. A major goal of this course is that stu­dents learn how to apply their knowl­edge gained in pre­vious lec­tures on mar­keting and man­age­ment in an inter­na­tional con­text.

Cross-Cultural Management

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

In the course of the lec­ture, stu­dents deal with the chal­lenges of cross-cul­tural busi­ness. For this pur­pose, they first learn about a number of pit­falls that inter­na­tional man­agers face when dealing with cul­tural diver­sity. Stu­dents acquire the ability to cope with these pit­falls and to manage the diver­sity of cus­tomers, man­agers, and employees in orga­ni­za­tions.
The adjunct tuto­rial aims at deepen student’s knowl­edge gained in the lec­ture. For this pur­pose, they apply the lec­ture con­tents to a real world case. Hereby, stu­dents learn how to solve a case study in the field of Cross-cul­tural Man­age­ment. Fur­ther, they learn how to present and defend these results in front of the class.

Benchmarking and Positioning in Strategic Management (advanced)

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

Stu­dents develop skills to use sci­en­tific working methods of busi­ness studies in a prac­tical con­text. Upon suc­cessful com­ple­tion of the module, stu­dents can describe the var­ious types of bench­marking and apply the nec­es­sary the­o­ret­ical tech­niques to choose the pre­ferred bench­marking tool. After com­ple­tion of the module, stu­dents will also have knowl­edge of the foun­da­tion and appli­ca­tion of bench­marking tools, the deriva­tion of policy options and their eval­u­a­tion.

Management and Strategies of Automotive Companies

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German and Eng­lish

Stu­dents of the module apply their knowl­edge of theory / prac­tice transfer for project-related han­dling of a topic from prac­tice. They develop skills and sci­en­tific working methods for the overall con­text of busi­ness studies in prac­tice and can apply them. Fur­ther­more, the stu­dents can transfer the learned pre­sen­ta­tion skills and thus present com­plex exper­tise. After com­ple­tion of the module, the stu­dents also rec­og­nize approaches to solve a problem from the point of view of a man­age­ment con­sul­tancy and can eval­uate those approaches sub­ject to eco­nomic con­di­tions.

Retail Management

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

This module will enable stu­dents to describe fun­da­mental prob­lems of the retail sector. Stu­dents will be empow­ered to manage and ana­lyze trade and oper­a­tional strate­gies along the trade value chain. Par­tic­i­pants will also gain hands-on insights into the lead­er­ship and man­age­ment of trading com­pa­nies and will be able to develop hypotheses about observ­able issues. Par­tic­i­pants receive training in the areas of team­work and struc­tured problem-solving and can apply the­o­ret­ical knowl­edge in prac­tice. Upon com­ple­tion of the module, stu­dents have a the­o­ret­ical and prac­tical foun­da­tion of com­mer­cial man­age­ment. They can make dif­fer­en­ti­ated ana­lyzes in trading man­age­ment.

Return on Service Management

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

Return on Ser­vice Man­age­ment refers to the long-term finan­cial out­comes of man­age­ment actions (e.g., invest­ments into nur­turing a ser­vice cli­mate or cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion man­age­ment). In this course stu­dents will develop their strategic under­standing of ana­lyt­ical tech­niques. The course offers hands-on assign­ments in assessing whether ser­vice man­age­ment ini­tia­tives pos­i­tively con­tribute to a firm’s bottom-line.

Finance, Accounting, Controlling and Taxation

Here you can find all cur­rently offered courses in the Track FACT.

Risk Management

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German
The module deals with the recording and man­age­ment of var­ious risk types (e.g. for­eign cur­rency risks, interest rate risks, credit default risks) that occur in finan­cial com­pa­nies. In addi­tion to risk mea­sures and their appli­ca­tion to oper­a­tional deci­sion-making prob­lems, super­vi­sory reg­u­la­tions on risk lim­i­ta­tion are also dealt with. The aim of the course is to pro­vide stu­dents with knowl­edge in the mea­sure­ment and con­trol of risks in finan­cial com­pa­nies.

International Company Taxation

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

In this course stu­dents learn the profit tax reg­u­la­tions gov­erning the tax­a­tion of cross-border busi­ness cases and apply these reg­u­la­tions in order to inde­pen­dently solve cases. In doing so, stu­dents also learn to apply the use of the sources of law rel­e­vant for this topic. Stu­dents will achieve an under­standing for prob­lems, resulting from the increasing degree of cross-border busi­ness activ­i­ties for tax­a­tion and under­stand the resulting tax plan­ning options for com­pa­nies. At the end stu­dents gain the ability to solve tax related busi­ness cases including the appli­ca­tion of their knowl­edge to new cases. Fur­ther­more they learn how to handle the rel­e­vant legal texts.

Accounting Law

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

The aim of this event is to achieve fur­ther knowl­edge of Accounting Law with ref­er­ence to the Inter­na­tional law. Con­nec­tions to Cor­po­rate Law and Cap­ital Mar­kets Law are going to be pre­sented; com­pe­tences in Busi­ness Val­u­a­tion can be gained. Within the inte­grated tuto­rial the con­tents shall be strength­ened by dealing with prac­tical cases.

Capital Market-Based Accounting

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

In this course stu­dents rec­og­nize the objec­tives and chal­lenges of cap­ital market-based finan­cial reporting and are able to address the diverging require­ments in com­par­ison to local GAAP. Stu­dents gain a deeper under­standing of selected IAS/IFRS and can apply them to com­plex accounting cases. They are able to ana­lyze the related impact on the respec­tive bal­ance sheet items. Taking part in the tuto­rial will be essen­tial part in pro­viding these com­pe­tences.

Cost Management

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

Stu­dents of this lec­ture will get familiar with the func­tion and the struc­ture of cost man­age­ment instru­ments. They develop a deeper under­standing of the cost cal­cu­la­tion phi­los­ophy and learn how to imple­ment the cost cal­cu­la­tion instru­ments. The crit­ical dis­cus­sion of the instru­ments will increase the reflec­tion capa­bility and the ana­lyt­ical skills of the stu­dents. Beside the lec­ture the stu­dents have to pre­pare topics of cost man­age­ment in groups to get a deeper under­standing, to increase their capa­bility of team­work and their pre­sen­ta­tion skills.

Taxation of Business

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

Stu­dents of the course strengthen their knowl­edge regarding the profit tax­a­tion of cor­po­ra­tions, part­ner­ships and hybrid com­pa­nies and apply this knowl­edge in order to solve tax cases. They will learn about methods to quan­tify and mea­sure the tax burden in order to eval­uate eco­nomic effects of tax reg­u­la­tions. After attending the course, stu­dents are able to eval­uate the effects of tax­a­tion on the choice of a par­tic­ular legal form as well as on invest­ment and financing deci­sions based on common eco­nomic prin­ci­ples.

Empirical Finance

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish
The course gives stu­dents an overview of common econo­metric methods, espe­cially in the field of regres­sion analysis. Stu­dents learn the pre­req­ui­sites, advan­tages, and dis­ad­van­tages of dif­ferent methods and apply them inde­pen­dently in cor­re­sponding case studies. The course par­tic­i­pants also learn how to use the Bloomberg data­base and the Stata sta­tis­tical soft­ware. The aim of the course is to enable stu­dents to pro­duce sci­en­tific papers with high-quality empir­ical com­po­nents.

Case Studies Accounting and Controlling

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Winter and Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

Stu­dents pre­pare, dis­cuss and present spe­cific topics in this sem­inar. The stu­dents will get familiar with the sci­en­tific work. Part of the sci­en­tific work is to search lit­er­a­ture, to struc­ture the paper and to write it in a sci­en­tific way inde­pen­dently. The stu­dents learn to improve their ana­lyt­ical skills. They develop their reflec­tion capa­bility and their pre­sen­ta­tion skills.

Seminar Finance and Banking A/B

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Winter Term / Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

By working on a research topic stu­dents gain a deeper insight into cur­rent ques­tions in the field of Finance and Banking. Stu­dents learn to develop and create an aca­d­emic paper on their own, which serves the pur­pose of prepa­ra­tion of the master thesis. Through dis­cus­sions with fellow stu­dents and the defence of their results stu­dents receive valu­able feed­back on their pre­sen­ta­tion and verbal rea­soning skills. More­over, they learn the judi­cious assess­ment of sci­en­tific results in the social sci­ences.

MA-Seminar “Current Issues in Company Taxation”

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

Stu­dents strengthen their abil­i­ties in struc­turing, editing, inter­preting, reflecting in own words and pre­senting infor­ma­tion in front of a group as well as in written form. Within this course they learn how to handle legal texts and related com­men­taries, deci­sions and admin­is­tra­tive instruc­tions and how to crit­i­cally asses these pro­vi­sions as well as how to use eco­nomic prin­ci­ples to assess the con­se­quences of a tax reg­u­la­tion. After attending this course, stu­dents are able to assess the impact of tax reg­u­la­tions on the basis of eco­nomic prin­ci­ples and the tax system as a whole.

European Business Law

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

The aim of this event is to achieve fur­ther knowl­edge of Euro­pean Busi­ness Law as supra­na­tional legal and eco­nomic order. Within the tuto­rial the con­tents shall be strength­ened by dealing with prac­tical cases.

Commutation Law

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

Stu­dents will learn an appro­priate and crit­ical han­dling of basic terms of Com­mu­ta­tion Law. The main target is to estab­lish an under­standing of the overall con­text. After a suc­cessful finish of the module, the stu­dents will acquire a com­pre­hen­sive knowl­edge of Com­mu­ta­tion Law.

Business Analytics & Operations Research

Here you can find all cur­rently offered courses in the Track BA&OR.

Decision Science

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German
The course pro­vides method­ical knowl­edge for deci­sion-making in var­ious busi­ness sit­u­a­tions. One focus is on deci­sions under uncer­tainty. Depending on the sit­u­a­tion, dif­ferent methods are used, which allow rational deci­sion makers, given their pref­er­ences, to make the best pos­sible choice among dif­ferent alter­na­tives. At the end of the course, stu­dents have an overview of these pro­ce­dures and can apply them to busi­ness deci­sion sit­u­a­tions.

Operations Research

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German
The course pro­vides the con­cep­tual basis of Oper­a­tions Research and gives an intro­duc­tion to math­e­mat­ical mod­eling (e.g. graph theory, linear models) of real busi­ness prob­lems. Based on this, dif­ferent opti­miza­tion methods are pre­sented (e.g. integer and com­bi­na­to­rial opti­miza­tion or dynamic opti­miza­tion). The aim of the course is to enable stu­dents to model and solve prob­lems inde­pen­dently.

Business Forecasting

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

In this course stu­dents get to know the most impor­tant fore­casting tech­niques and their related soft­ware imple­men­ta­tion, which are required in the broad field of busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion, par­tic­u­larly in mar­keting, in logis­tics and in the pro­duc­tion. Within the scope of exer­cises, stu­dents learn how to apply the common fore­casting tech­niques on prac­tical issues in sales fore­casts and inven­tory holding using a sta­tis­tical pro­gram­ming envi­ron­ment such as R. The course puts stu­dents into the posi­tion to grasp the theory behind fore­casting models and to apply them in prac­tice.

Service Analytics

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish
With the increasing impor­tance of ser­vices and dig­i­ti­za­tion, data-based insights into cus­tomer pref­er­ences and ben­e­fits are becoming increas­ingly cen­tral to antic­i­pating cus­tomer needs and behav­iors and rec­om­mending or offering the right prod­ucts or ser­vices. The course Ser­vice Ana­lytics deals with data analysis methods for tasks in dig­ital com­merce and cus­tomer inter­ac­tion. In par­tic­ular, the algo­rithms of modern rec­om­mender sys­tems are dis­cussed and eval­u­ated. In the exer­cise, stu­dents learn the lan­guage R and apply their knowl­edge to prac­tical prob­lems, develop and test rec­om­mender sys­tems on real­istic and large cus­tomer data sets.

Stochastic Modeling

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

Within this course stu­dents can explain sta­tis­tical dis­tri­b­u­tions and gain an in-depth under­standing of advanced ana­lyt­ical sto­chastic mod­el­ling methods. Stu­dents will define advanced models for ana­lyzing processes within pro­duc­tion and ser­vice sys­tems and acquire the ability to apply the acquired knowl­edge in sci­en­tific research projects. In the end stu­dents can inde­pen­dently apply the sto­chastic models to busi­ness man­age­ment issues.

Supply Chain Management Seminar

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Winter and Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

In this course stu­dents apply the basics of sci­en­tific work and deepen their knowl­edge in it. Stu­dents will inter­pret com­plex deci­sion prob­lems typ­i­cally encoun­tered in supply chain man­age­ment.
After stu­dents can apply the knowl­edge gained in supply chain man­age­ment to sug­gest solu­tions to deci­sion-making prob­lems. Fur­ther­more stu­dents are put in a posi­tion to crit­i­cally ques­tion the find­ings of the lit­er­a­ture and to eval­uate the sci­en­tific con­tri­bu­tions. In the end stu­dents develop their own ideas for fur­ther research ques­tions in the con­text of supply chain man­age­ment.

 

Digital Business Models and Technologies

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

The par­tic­i­pants under­stand the prin­ci­ples of dig­ital ecosys­tems and dig­ital trans­for­ma­tion. Stu­dents have the eco­nom­ical and tech­nical back­ground to cat­e­go­rize dig­ital busi­ness models, from e-com­merce to cyber-phys­ical sys­tems, and to under­stand how and why they work. In addi­tion, stu­dents under­stand the roles of infor­ma­tion sys­tems and tech­nolo­gies, plat­forms, cus­tomer & busi­ness net­works, value propo­si­tion and the key role of data in dig­ital busi­ness models. Based on their the­o­ret­ical under­standing of the mech­a­nisms that rule – and tech­nolo­gies that enable – dig­ital busi­ness, real-world use-cases, and the devel­op­ment of respec­tive soft­ware com­po­nents during tuto­rials, the par­tic­i­pants can crit­i­cally assess dig­ital busi­ness models from dif­ferent angels, are enabled to assess infor­ma­tion sys­tems require­ments, and master chal­lenges in dig­ital trans­for­ma­tion.

Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

Here you can find all cur­rently offered courses in the Track Entre­pre­neur­ship and Social Inno­va­tion.

Innovation and Creativity

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

Inno­va­tion and Cre­ativity are the key dri­vers of suc­cess for an orga­ni­za­tion. Com­pa­nies that have expe­ri­enced sub­stan­tial gains in share­holder value, par­tic­u­larly over the last decade, have done so based on a cul­ture of cre­ativity and inno­va­tion. Inno­va­tion and cre­ativity in can be suc­cess­fully man­aged in orga­ni­za­tions to create a sus­tain­able com­pet­i­tive advan­tage. This course addresses the fun­da­mental ques­tion of how to suc­cess­fully manage and facil­i­tate inno­va­tion and cre­ativity in orga­ni­za­tions.

Entrepreneurial Networks and Start-up Management

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

Stu­dents of the module “Entre­pre­neurial Net­works and Start-up Man­age­ment” learn about the estab­lish­ment of Net­works and the suc­cess of net­works for Start-ups. Stu­dents gain the ability to think crit­i­cally about net­works in the con­text of regional devel­op­ment solve income tax related busi­ness cases including the appli­ca­tion of their knowl­edge to new cases. Fur­ther­more they learn about attrac­tion points and their spe­cial role in cre­ating attrac­tive net­works. After attending the module stu­dents will have gained a com­pre­hen­sive overview of Entre­pre­neurial Net­works and Start-up Man­age­ment in theory and prac­tice.

Social Innovation
I & II

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term / Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish
Stu­dents of this module receive an overview of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­cepts of inno­va­tion and social inno­va­tion, social entre­pre­neur­ship, and cor­po­rate cit­i­zen­ship. To this end, stu­dents develop an under­standing of the social pre­req­ui­sites for entre­pre­neurial action, with par­tic­ular emphasis on entre­pre­neurial inno­va­tion.

Economics of Innovation

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

In this course stu­dents develop the ability to apply modern empir­ical methods for ana­lyzing the inno­va­tion process and the ability to under­stand and assess the role of gov­ern­ments and finan­cial mar­kets for inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship. After suc­cess­fully passing the course, stu­dents can describe the var­ious stages of the inno­va­tion process, that is, inven­tion, inno­va­tion, and dif­fu­sion.

Advanced Consulting Case

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

Stu­dents of the module apply their knowl­edge of theory / prac­tice transfer for project-related han­dling of a topic from prac­tice. They develop skills and sci­en­tific working methods for the overall con­text of busi­ness studies in prac­tice and can apply them. Fur­ther­more, the stu­dents can transfer the learned pre­sen­ta­tion skills and thus present com­plex exper­tise. After com­ple­tion of the module, the stu­dents also rec­og­nize approaches to solve a problem from the point of view of a man­age­ment con­sul­tancy and can eval­uate those approaches sub­ject to eco­nomic con­di­tions.

Strategic Management of Professional Service Firms

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion German

The module pro­vides par­tic­i­pants with insights in impor­tant topics of man­age­ment and strategy in pro­fes­sional ser­vice firms. Stu­dents ana­lyze orga­ni­za­tional forms and busi­ness models of dif­ferent types of pro­fes­sional ser­vice firms and the cor­re­sponding research lit­er­a­ture. The course covers cen­tral char­ac­ter­is­tics of com­pa­nies in these indus­tries. Based on resources crit­ical for suc­cess, par­tic­i­pants will learn about effec­tive man­age­ment and strate­gies in pro­fes­sional ser­vice firms.

Regional and Urban Economics

  • Com­pul­sory Elec­tive Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

Stu­dents get a basic under­standing of the­o­ret­ical analyses of regional and urban eco­nomic issues. They learn the impor­tance of regional and urban eco­nomics in a glob­al­ized world. Stu­dents will create empir­ical analyses using appli­ca­tion-ori­ented methods of regional and urban economy (e.g. shift-share, cluster analysis, factor analysis).

Ethics

Here you can find all cur­rently offered courses in the Track Ethics.

Advanced Economic Ethics

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

In this lec­ture stu­dents get in-depth knowl­edge of the the­o­ries and methods of nor­ma­tive eco­nomic ethics. It covers the basics of wel­fare eco­nomics and the eco­nomic theory of dis­trib­u­tive jus­tice. The module enables stu­dents to per­ceive eth­ical prob­lems at an economy-wide level, to ana­lyze them and to develop appro­priate solu­tions.

Advanced Business Ethics

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

Stu­dents of this module learn a proper and crit­ical approach to basic con­cepts of busi­ness ethics. The module aims specif­i­cally at stu­dents with lim­ited eth­ical knowl­edge from pre­vious mod­ules. You will develop an under­standing of dif­ferent dimen­sions of respon­sible cor­po­rate behavior in the con­text of social devel­op­ments. After com­pleting the module, stu­dents also pos­sess basic knowl­edge of con­cepts such as cor­po­rate social respon­si­bility, cor­po­rate cit­i­zen­ship, sus­tain­ability, etc. In order to develop these skills, the accom­pa­nying exer­cises will con­tribute sig­nif­i­cantly.

Lecture Series “Sustainability in China”

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Summer Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

The inter­dis­ci­pli­nary lec­ture series deals with rel­e­vant aspects of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and sus­tain­ability man­age­ment in China; dif­ferent lec­turers from Chi­nese and German intro­duce into their rel­e­vant aca­d­emic research and prac­tical expe­ri­ence. This course will pro­vide mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary insights from busi­ness sci­ence, eco­nomics, engi­neering, entre­pre­neur­ship, envi­ron­mental sci­ence, cul­tural geog­raphy etc.. Stu­dents of this course will gain an overview on the status quo of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and sus­tain­ability-related busi­ness inno­va­tions in China against the back­ground of new Chi­nese national plan in 2020, 2035, and 2050, which aims to imple­ment the UN 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment. After com­pleting the course, stu­dents will gain the ability to analyse Chi­nese eco­nomic devel­op­ments and the impor­tance of cul­tural fac­tors for entre­pre­neurial activ­i­ties in China.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

  • Manda­tory Module
  • Winter Term
  • Lan­guage of Instruc­tion Eng­lish

This course pro­vides an overview of dimen­sions of sus­tain­ability, aspects of strategic plan­ning, sus­tain­able gov­er­nance and sus­tain­ability com­mu­ni­ca­tions, social con­di­tions of sus­tain­ability. Stu­dents will learn to under­stand sus­tain­ability as a guiding social con­cept in the con­text of broader social and eth­ical the­o­ries like the Chris­tian social ethics and they will develop an under­standing of the spe­cific con­tri­bu­tion of busi­ness and entre­pre­neurs for achieving social sus­tain­ability goals (inclu­sive of your own role in this process). After com­pleting the course stu­dents have acquired knowl­edge of applied sus­tain­ability research as well as basic con­cepts of (oper­a­tional and strategic) sus­tain­ability man­age­ment.