Finance & Management (B.Sc.)

Vorlesungssprache Englisch Studienstart Winter Dauer 6 Semester
ECTS 180 Studienform Vollzeit Abschluss Bachelor of Science
Auslandssemester integriert Praktikum integriert Campus Köln
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Studienverlaufsplan

BUSINESS OPERATIONS
3 ECTS

  • Global Markets
  • Internal Environment
  • Management, Leadership & Motivation
  • Business Function: HR
  • Business Function: Operations
  • Business Function: Marketing
  • Business Function: Finance and Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Ethics and CSR
  • Emerging Business Trends

BUSINESS LAW
3 ECTS

  • Survey on different legal systems and the harmonizing effect of EU Law
  • Concluding a contract
  • Different types of contracts and their typical features
  • Performance and obligations
  • Solving problems (e.g. failure to perform, liabilities)
  • Safeguarding creditors’ rights
  • Forms of business organizations

FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to functions, graphs and interpretations
  • Understanding Derivatives
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Understanding Differential Equations
  • Applications of Differential Equations
  • Understanding Logarithms
  • Applications of Logarithms

BUSINESS STATISTICS
3 ECTS

  • Introducing data and statistics
  • Descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis
  • Introduction to probability theory
  • Discrete and continuous probability distributions
  • Sampling and sampling distributions
  • Hypothesis development and testing
  • Simple linear regressions

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3 ECTS

  • Formal rules and assumptions, national law, IFRS, US-GAAP
  • The system of financial statements and accounts
  • Accounting for services and merchandising
  • Receivables
  • Plant, natural and intangible assets
  • Liabilities
  • Owner’s equity of corporations
  • Value-added tax
  • Basic ratio analysis

APPLIED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3 ECTS

  • The purpose of accounting
  • Formal rules and assumptions, national law, IFRS, US-GAAP
  • The system of financial statements and accounts
  • Accounting for services and merchandising
  • Inventory valuation
  • Receivables
  • Plant, natural and intangible assets
  • Liabilities
  • Owner’s equity of corporations
  • Value-added tax
  • Accrual accounting

MARKETING
3 ECTS

  • Marketing in Context of Corporate Strategies
  • Internal Analysis and Marketing Environment
  • Marketing Environment
  • Consumer Buying Behaviour
  • Market Segmentation
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Marketing Instruments
  • Marketing and Sustainability

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Recruitment and Attraction
  • HR Planning, Controlling & Instruments
  • Training and Employee Development
  • Motivation and Leadership
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Performance Appraisal and Management
  • Certificate of employment
  • HR Ethics
  • Trends in HRM

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
4 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS
6 ECTS

  • Organisation of the IASB
  • Conceptual framework of the IASB
  • Current projects of the IASB
  • The financial reporting environment, presentation of financial statements
  • Special problems to do with revenue recognition
  • Special problems to do with recognition and measurement of financial instruments
  • Accounting for lease in accordance with IFRS
  • Special questions of accounting for tangible assets in accordance with IFRS
  • Special questions of accounting for intangible assets in accordance with IFRS
  • Special questions of accounting for intangible assets in accordance with IFRS
  • Consolidation of intercompany results

MICROECONOMICS
3 ECTS

  • Introduction into microeconomic models
  • Consumer theory
  • Competitive markets
  • Market failure:
  • Market power and monopoly
  • Oligopoly and monopolistic competition
  • Asymmetric information
  • Introduction to game theory

APPLIED MICROECONOMICS
3 ECTS

  • Introduction into microeconomic models
  • Consumer theory
  • The theory of the firm
  • Competitive markets
  • Market failure
  • Market power and monopoly
  • Oligopoly and monopolistic competition
  • Externalities
  • Asymmetric information
  • Introduction to game theory

MARKET RESEARCH
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to Market Research
  • Defining the marketing research problem and developing an approach
  • Research design
  • Secondary Data
  • Scaling and sampling
  • Fieldwork and Data preparation
  • Basic data analysis (how to use it)
  • Report preparation and presentation

COST ACCOUNTING
3 ECTS

  • Rationales of cost accounting
  • Simplistic methods of overhead allocation
  • Activity-based costing
  • Overcapacity costing
  • Joint product costing
  • Overhead analysis sheet
  • Concepts of relevant cost and revenue
  • Budgeting

INTRODUCTION & APPLIED FINANCE
6 ECTS

  • Finance: Goals, Functions and Environment
  • Financial analysis and Financial Forecasting
  • Managing Working Capital
  • Sources of Short-Term Financing
  • Capital Markets and Investment Banking
  • Capital Budgeting: The Time Value of Money
  • Capital structure and the Cost of Capital

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
4 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society

MACROECONOMICS
3 ECTS

  • Indicators: Gross Domestic Product and its major components, Inflation
  • Labour Markets and unemployment
  • The classical AS-AD model
  • Keynes’ IS-LM Model
  • The basic RBC model
  • Monetary Policy
  • Fiscal Policy

APPLIED MACROECONOMICS
3 ECTS

  • Indicators: Gross Domestic Product and its major components, Inflation
  • Labour Markets and unemployment
  • The classical AS-AD model
  • Keynes’ IS-LM Model
  • The basic RBC model
  • Monetary Policy
  • Fiscal Policy

DIGITAL MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Global competition and the transnational corporation in the global economy
  • Institutions governing competition
  • Formal and informal institutions
  • Organizational designs for multinational companies
  • Location-based aspects: Competitive advantages of countries
  • Organization, local adaptation and the need for standardization
  • Managing people in multinational enterprises
  • Managing expatriates
  • Leadership and management behaviour in multinational companies

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Determinants & dimensions of culture in business
  • Culture & styles of management
  • Culture & corporate structures
  • Culture & corporate strategy
  • Culture and international marketing management
  • Business communication across culture & barriers to intercultural communication
  • Working with international teams
  • Conflicts & cultural differences
  • Developing intercultural communicative competence

FINANCIAL MARKETS & INSTITUTIONS
3 ECTS

  • Role of Underwriters
  • Understanding Money Markets
  • Introduction to Foreign Exchange
  • Introduction to Bond Markets
  • Introduction to Equity Markets
  • Central Banks and Regulatory Authorities
  • Outlook to the further development of International Financial Markets

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
3 ECTS

  • Overview of various types of fixed income securities, valuation of fixed income securities, understanding bond ratings, securitisation and asset backed securities, risks associated with investing in bonds, understanding yield spreads, interpreting the yield curve, Spot rates and Forward rates, measurement of interest rate risk, bond portfolio management strategies
  • Derivatives instruments; Futures and forwards, option payoffs and options strategies, option valuation techniques

FINANCIAL REPORTING & ANALYSIS
3 ECTS

  • Key components of a set of domestic and foreign financial statements
  • Techniques of financial analysis (Ratio Analysis, Accounting Analysis, Cash Flow Analysis)
  • Estimating Weighted Average Cost of Capital
  • Computing Free Cash Flows and Interpreting Earnings
  • Valuation

INTEGRATIVE CASE STUDY
3 ECTS

  • Guide and Strategic Plan to Case study analysis
  • Writing a proper case study analysis report
  • In depth Case Study Analysis with focus on Financial Management

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
4 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society

CORPORATE TAX
3 ECTS

The overall aim of this module is to introduce students to the basic concepts of corporate taxation, especially the different types of taxes, transparent and intransparent entities and the value added tax.

APPLIED CORPORATE TAX
3 ECTS

  • Corporate Tax
    Taxation of corporations/ enterprises in Germany
  • Type of taxes:
    income tax, wage tax, capital income tax
    corporate income tax / cit
    trade tax
    surcharge
    VAT
  • Tax transparent and intransparent entities:
    Partnerships as transparent entities (Taxable income is attributed to partners
    directly , exemption: trade tax, thi s is taxed on partnership level)
    Corporations as intransparent entities Corporations are separate taxpayers for cit
    and trade tax purposes; in Germany no check the box system )
  • Corporate income tax / trade tax:
    tax base
    tax treatment of dividends

CONCEPTS OF VALUE & RISK
3 ECTS

  • Introduction: Financial decision making and law of one price
  • Interest rates and quotes
  • Investment decision rules
  • Fundamentals of capital budgeting
  • Capital markets and the risk of pricing
  • Optimal portfolio choice and CAPM
  • Estimating the cost of capital
  • Capital structure in perfect capital markets
  • Financial Distress and restructuring

APPLIED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Objectives of financial decision making
  • Investment principle – risk and return
  • Estimation challenges
  • Capital structure trade-offs
  • Finding the right financing mix
  • Timing and financing choices
  • Sustainability and ethics in finance

CAPITAL BUDGETING
3 ECTS

  • Cost reduction decisions
  • Expansion decisions
  • Equipment selection decisions
  • Lease or buy decisions
  • Equipment replacement decisions

ECONOMETRICS
3 ECTS

  • The Nature of Econometrics
  • The Simple Regression Model
  • Multiple Regression Analysis: Estimation
  • Multiple Regression Analysis: Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals
  • Multiple Regression Analysis: Categorical variables and further issues
  • Heteroskedasticity , multicollinearity, omitted variables

BUSINESS PROJECT
6 ECTS

The overall objective of this course is to provide students with possibility of applying their business knowledge on concrete business situation, related to the field of their specialization.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Define project goals for the “client”.
  • Work under the set timeframe and agreed project scope.
  • Cooperate in the international project teams.
  • Plan and conduct secondary and primary research to gather necessary information: understand which information is needed and where to look for it.
  • Conduct analysis of the “client business”: be able to understand the researched information in a wider context.
  • Evaluate markets/ industries/ competitive landscapes.
  • Develop possible strategic directions for the “client” business.
  • Formulate recommendations.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
4 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society

SEMESTER ABROAD
25 ECTS

Students spend their fifth semester abroad at one of our many distinguished partner universities. The CBS International Office helps students to find the right university, prepare their application and select suitable courses ahead of time.

BACHELOR THESIS TUTORIAL
1 ECTS

During the Bachelor Thesis Tutorial you will learn the fundamentals for your Bachelor thesis: Defining the topic as well as structuring the thesis and you will learn the theoretical knowledge for scientific working.

BACHELOR THESIS
12 ECTS

During your 6th semester you are working on your Bachelor thesis. You have 12 weeks to complete your thesis and the subject is freely selectible. A supervisor from CBS will support you and you can write the thesis in collaboration with a company as well.

ETHICAL ASPECTS OF FINANCE
3 ECTS

This course focuses on basic ethical concepts and how they might be applied in the world of Financial Management. The course starts with four basic questions:

  • “What is ethical behaviour?” – “Why is Business Ethics important for Financial Management?”
  • “What has been done so far to integrate Business Ethics into Financial Management?” and –
  • “What can be done to integrate Business Ethics into Financial Management more effectively in the future?”

On the basis of these questions several instruments and projects in Financial Management will be studied, discussed and analysed.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN BANKING AND FINANCE
3 ECTS

The course on Strategic Banking and finance examines how banking institutions act in the financial markets (such as those for credit, investments, bonds, stocks, foreign exchange). It covers important topics in bank management ranging from foreign exchange markets, derivatives, country risk analysis, and asset-liability management to banking strategies. It provides theoretical and practical education to help students conduct complex business activities in the area of corporate finance and international financial management.
After completing the course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the functions of commercial banking institutions as well as other financial service providers such as investment banking firms, security brokers and dealers, insurance companies and other non-depository organizations.
  • Explain how commercial banks operate.
  • Describe the importance of risk management in their operations, including how they compete in the market place with other financial service providers.
  • Analyze financial institutions in terms of risk identification, risk measurement and control and the effect of risk on profitability and growth.
  • Learn the basics of financial institution management, including: analysis of their financial statements; asset and liability management; capital management; product development; and strategic and profit planning processes.
  • Understand why a balance must be achieved among liquidity, risk assumption, and profitability.

BUSINESS SIMULATION GAME
4 ECTS

In a business simulation game participants have to manage their own virtual company which operates in the same market as other participant-operated competitors. This involves making typical management decisions in realistic environments. Beside the deepening and active examination of subject-specific knowledge the simulation games also include the team environment, where interaction, communication and prioritization are of paramount importance. Participants learn how to manage risk and uncertainty while time is limited and information constrained. Group-reflections help to take over different perspectives and to discuss pros and cons of content- as well as behaviour-related actions.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society
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Führungskräfte für die Finanzwelt

Sie haben eine Leidenschaft für Zahlen? Mit dem Studiengang „Finance and Management“ (Bachelor of Science) studieren Sie ein betriebswirtschaftliches Bachelor-Studium mit Fokus auf Finanzwirtschaft. Als Finance Manager nehmen Sie später eine Schlüsselposition in Unternehmen ein und verantworten die Steuerung des Geldmanagements. Durch ihre hohe Affinität zu analytischen Prozessen sind die Absolventen dieses Studienprogramms prädestiniert für den Berufseinstieg in  klassischen Unternehmen der Finanzbranche, wie Banken, Versicherungen und der Börse.

Karrierevorsprung durch Spezialisierung

Vom dritten bis zum sechsten Semester erwerben Sie das Fachwissen über finanzwirtschaftliche Zusammenhänge und Prozesse. Innerhalb des Lehrplans werden Themenschwerpunkte, wie die Modelle der Kapitalmarkttheorie, die Vorstellung der Finanzinstrumente sowie der Zusammenhang zwischen Risiko und Ertrag von Geldanlagen, gesetzt. Abgerundet durch praktische Erfahrungen aus dem Auslandssemester und Business Project gewinnen Sie an Expertise, um anspruchsvolle Aufgaben im nationalen und internationalen Finanzsektor zu übernehmen.

Finance Manager für das internationale Parkett

Die Weltfinanzkrise hat eindrucksvoll gezeigt, wie global vernetzt und hochgradig komplex die Finanzwelt heute ist. Wer sich auf diesem Parkett sicher bewegen will, muss lernen, den Takt der Branche zu halten: FinTechs haben der Bankenwelt zu neuer Dynamik verholfen und klassische Finanzleistungen binnen kürzester Zeit durch digitale Lösungen abgelöst. Für Transaktionen an internationalen Börsen bedarf es demnach nur noch wenige Millisekunden. Das Studium „Finance and Management“ (Bachelor of Science) bereitet Sie optimal auf eine Karriere in der internationalen Geschäftswelt vor. Neben der finanzwirtschaftlichen Ausbildung nehmen Sie an Fremdsprachen- und Business-Skills-Trainings teil.

Spezialisten für die globale Wirtschaft

In der internationalen Finanzbranche wird Unternehmenswachstum häufig durch Übernahmen oder Zusammenschlüsse realisiert. Ob zum Markteintritt oder zur Erschließung neuer Geschäftsfelder – für einen reibungslosen Ablauf bedarf es in Unternehmen an Finanz-Experten mit dem nötigen Fingerspitzengefühl für Verhandlungen. Im Rahmen Ihres Bachelor-Studiums lernen Sie, Finanzkennzahlen auszuwerten und die Finanz- und Ertragslage zu prüfen. Diese Kompetenzen machen Sie zum ersten Ansprechpartner für Transaktionsentscheidungen bei Ihrem künftigen Arbeitgebern.

Netzwerken am CBS Campus

Mit Ihrem Bachelor-Studium legen Sie nicht nur die Grundlage für Ihre berufliche Laufbahn, sondern auch für Ihr Karriere-Netzwerk. Die studentische Initiative CBS Finance and Business Club gilt als erste Anlaufstelle für Studierende mit Interesse an Finanz- und Anlage-Themen. Die Club-Mitglieder streben einen engen Austausch mit namhaften Branchenvertretern an, die mehrmals im Semester Gastvorträge am CBS Campussen halten. Auch Exkursionen zu Börsen oder Hauptversammlungen werden regelmäßig angeboten.

Praxis- und Auslandserfahrungen im Studium

Worin können sich Unternehmenskulturen unterscheiden? Und welches Aufgabengebiet entspricht Ihren  persönlichen Fähigkeiten am besten? Für diese und weitere Fragestellungen wurde innerhalb des Bachelor-Studiums ein Praktikum integriert, um Ihnen frühzeitig Sicherheit bei der Wahl Ihres künftigen Arbeitgebers zu geben. Unterstützt werden Sie dabei durch das Career Service Team, das Ihnen hilft, Ihre Karriere von Anfang an in die richtigen Bahnen zu lenken.

Neben dieser Praxiseinblicke stärken Sie Ihre interkulturellen Kompetenzen während des Auslandssemesters. Da die CBS über ein großes Netzwerk an Partnerhochschulen verfügt, können Sie Ihr Auslandssemester an über 120 Universitäten auf der ganzen Welt verbringen. Bei der Auswahl des Ziels und dem Bewerbungsprozess stehen Ihnen die Mitarbeiter des International Office beratend zur Seite.

Karriere nach Maß

Ein Bachelor-Abschluss in „Finance and Management“ (Bachelor of Science) qualifiziert Sie für attraktive Führungspositionen in der Wirtschaft und dem Finanzwesen. Durch Ihr theoretisches und praktisches Branchen-Know-how, Ihren exzellenten Englischkenntnissen sowie Präsentations- und Rhetorik-Fertigkeiten verfügen Sie über ein optimales Kompetenzprofil für den Arbeitsmarkt.

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