IB - Financial Management (B.A.)

Vorlesungssprache Englisch Studienstart Sommer + Winter Dauer 6 Semester
ECTS 180 Studienform Vollzeit Abschluss Bachelor
Auslandssemester integriert Praktikum integriert Campus Köln | Mainz | Potsdam
Gebühren (Köln) 5.310 €* Gebühren (Mainz, Potsdam) 4.950 €* Finanzierung Mehr dazu >>
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Studienverlaufsplan

Business Operations
3 ECTS

  • Introduction: Basic business, economic, and market principles and key terms
  • External Business Environment
  • Global Markets
  • Competitive Environment
  • 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

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

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
  • Interval estimations
  • Hypothesis development and testing
  • Simple linear regressions

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
  • 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
  • Basic ratio analysis

Marketing
3 ECTS

  • Marketing Definition and Process
  • Marketing in Context of Corporate Strategies
  • Internal Analysis and Marketing Environment (Micro)
  • Marketing Environment (Macro)
  • Consumer Buying Behaviour
  • Market Segmentation
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Marketing Instruments (Product, Price Place, Promotion)
  • 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
2 ECTS

Depending on the student‘s choice, language courses are offered, for example, in English, Spanish or French. If you choose the English­-Only track, the lessons will focus on the intensive development of your English skills. 

Business English
2 ECTS

The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

Personal Skills
2 ECTS

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

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

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

Supply Management
3 ECTS

  • Industrial Buying Behaviour
  • New perception of supply management
  • The procurement marketing process
  • Situation Analysis: Defining critical supply problems, potentials, targets and strategies
  • Need Analysis: Defining the demand
  • Evaluating and Selecting Supply Markets
  • Supplier Evaluation: Find the ‘right supplier’
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Importance of supplier collaborations
  • Supplier Negotiation Process: Strategies and tools
  • Green procurement: Describing a sustainable procurement model
  • Creating a basis for sustainable procurement and integrating sustainable measures into procurement processes
  • Sustainable supplier management: Key theories and practices

Strategic Management
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to Strategy and Strategic Management
  • External Analysis: understanding opportunities and threats the environment offers
  • Internal Analysis: uncovering strengths and weaknesses of the organization
  • Generic business-level strategies for competitive advantage
  • Basic Corporate-level strategic choices for long-term profitability
  • Diversification strategy
  • Internationalization
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic entrepreneurship
  • Strategic leadership
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics of Strategic Management
  • Basics of Corporate Governance

Market Research
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to Market Research
  • Defining the marketing research problem and developing an approach
  • Research design
  • Secondary Data
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • 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
  • Job costing
  • Process costing
  • Activity-based costing
  • Overcapacity costing
  • Joint product costing
  • Overhead analysis sheet
  • Concepts of relevant cost and revenue
  • Budgeting

Introduction To 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
  • External financing resources: Debt capital
  • External financing resources: Equity capital
  • Capital Budgeting: The Time Value of Money
  • Capital structure and the Cost of Capital

Business English
2 ECTS

The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

Foreign Language
2 ECTS

Depending on the student‘s choice, language courses are offered, for example, in English, Spanish or French. If you choose the English­-Only track, the lessons will focus on the intensive development of your English skills. 

Personal Skills
2 ECTS

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

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

International Management
3 ECTS

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

Digital Management
3 ECTS

  • Global competition and the transnational corporation in the global economy
  • Emerging markets
  • 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
  • New approaches in International Management (Born Global, QRC, …)
  • Networks and innovation
  • Managing people in multinational enterprises
  • Managing expatriates
  • Leadership and management behavior in multinational companies

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
  • Solving of interdisciplinary case studies with a focus on digital management

Financial 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

New Age Financial Markets & Institutions
3 ECTS

  • Role of Underwriters
  • Understanding Money Markets – local and foreign
  • Introduction to Foreign Exchange
  • Introduction to Bond Markets – local and foreign
  • Introduction to Equity Markets – local and foreign
  • Central Banks and Regulatory Authorities across developed markets
  • 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 in the international context
  • Derivatives instruments; Futures and forwards, option payoffs and options
    strategies, option valuation techniques

Foreign Language
4 ECTS

Depending on the student‘s choice, language courses are offered, for example, in English, Spanish or French. If you choose the English­-Only track, the lessons will focus on the intensive development of your English skills. 

Personal Skills
2 ECTS

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

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.

Management Information Systems
3 ECTS

  • IT and MIS as enablers of strategic decision making
  • E-business, networks, and mobile technology
  • Infrastructure, hardware and software
  • Databases and data warehouses
  • Business Intelligence
  • Networks and communications
  • Operations management and supply chain management
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Limitations and risks of IT systems and applications
  • MIS market trends, major providers and IT solutions.
  • The role of social media in business
  • Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

Business Elective 1
3 ECTS

These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them. Electives allow students to expand their knowledge.

The following are examples of the types of courses on offer:

  • International Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity in Business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Accounting
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Design Thinking
  • Quantitative Social Media Research
  • SAP as Enterprise Resource Planning Software
  • Snack Content
  • Harvesting and analyzing social media data for business purposes
  • Industry 4.0

Business Elective 2
3 ECTS

These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them. Electives allow students to expand their knowledge.

The following are examples of the types of courses on offer:

  • International Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity in Business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Accounting
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Design Thinking
  • Quantitative Social Media Research
  • SAP as Enterprise Resource Planning Software
  • Snack Content
  • Harvesting and analyzing social media data for business purposes
  • Industry 4.0

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 (real or scenario-based), 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

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 (global) markets and the risk of pricing
  • Optimal portfolio choice and CAPM
  • Estimating the cost of capital locally and internationally
  • Capital structure in perfect capital markets
  • Financial Distress and restructuring

Applied Financial Management
3 ECTS

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

Foreign Language
4 ECTS

Depending on the student‘s choice, language courses are offered, for example, in English, Spanish or French. If you choose the English­-Only track, the lessons will focus on the intensive development of your English skills. 

Personal Skills
2 ECTS

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

Semester Abroad
25 ECTS

You will spend the fifth semester at one of our numerous partner universities abroad. 

Our International Office supports you in the selection & application process and coordinates the courses to be taken abroad with you in advance. 

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.

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.

Ethics In Finance
3 ECTS

On the basis of the above mentioned questions several fields, instruments and projects in
Financial Management will be analysed, such as:

  • The relationship between Strategic Banking and ethical aspects of Financial
    Management
  • Ethical investing and its affect to the financial performance of firms
  • Sustainability by highlighting capital allocation decisions
  • Development Finance
  • Microfinance
  • Project finance
  • Public and private sources of capital
  • Innovative strategies in clean energy finance

Strategic Management In Banking & Finance
3 ECTS

The lecture is divided into three course sections:

Introduction and review of concepts

  • Risk-Return Tradeoff
  • Time Value of Money
  • Bond Valuation
  • Exchange Rate Basics
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Banks as Financial Intermediaries

  • Functions of Financial Intermediaries
  • Risk Dimension of the Banking Business
  • Commercial Banking
  • Financial Statements of Banks

General Principles of Bank Management

  • Management of Capital, Assets and Liabilities
  • Bank Strategic Considerations

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

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

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Die Finanzlage kennen und steuern lernen

Es gibt einen guten Grund dafür, warum viele Vorstandsvorsitzende zuerst Finanzchef/-in waren. In jedem Geschäft geht es ums Geldverdienen. Um Rentabilität und Liquidität. Zahlen sind das Herz eines jeden Unternehmens. Wer die Finanzlage kennt und sie steuern kann, kann das gesamte Unternehmen führen. Experten mit Finance Studium sind deshalb begehrt. Sie arbeiten in den Finanz-Abteilungen von Unternehmen oder direkt in Unternehmen, für die Geld das wesentliche Business ist: bei Banken, Finanzdienstleistern oder Versicherungen.

Optimale Vorbereitung auf die Karriere

Wenn Sie sich im Rahmen des International Business Studiums auf Financial Management spezialisieren, erwerben Sie in den Semestern 3 bis 6 tiefes Finance-Fachwissen. Im Finance Studium beschäftigen Sie sich mit den grundlegenden Modellen der Kapitalmarkttheorie, mit Finanzinstitutionen und Finanzinstrumenten sowie der Theorie und Praxis der Kapitalmärkte. Dazu zählt auch der Zusammenhang zwischen Risiko und Ertrag von Geldanlagen. Das bildet die Grundlage für weitere Themen wie Corporate Finance oder strategisches Management im Banken- und Finanzwesen. Sie werden lernen, sich sicher in diesen Themen zu bewegen. Das ist die optimale Vorbereitung für den Start Ihrer Karriere im Finanzsektor.

Finanzen international managen

Die Finanzwelt ist global vernetzt und wird immer komplexer. Geld- und Warenströme fließen um den Globus. An den Börsen von New York bis Tokyo verändern sich Situationen im Takt von Millisekunden. Durch Währungsschwankungen steigen oder sinken die Werte von Waren, Krediten oder Firmenanteilen. Und Sie sind mittendrin. In Ihrem Finance Studium lernen Sie die Zusammenhänge der Weltwirtschaft kennen, um später selbst Teil der internationalen Geschäftswelt zu werden. Die Sprache, auf die es ankommt: Englisch. Deshalb ist sie Vorlesungssprache. Wir ermutigen Sie außerdem, weitere Fremdsprachen zu erlernen – an der CBS International Business School finden Sie ein großes Angebot an Sprachkursen vor.

Die globale Wirtschaft mitsteuern

Wie wachsen Unternehmen? Klar, aus eigener Kraft. Aber auf internationaler Ebene sehr oft auch durch Zusammenschlüsse und Übernahmen. Hier sind die Finanz-Experten gefragt, auf Seite der Unternehmen, der Banken und der Beratungen. Denn bei diesen „Mergers and Acquisitions“ ist die Auswertung der Finanzkennzahlen, die Financial Due Dilligence, äußerst wichtig. Die Finanz- und Ertragslage wird geprüft, um das Risiko zu begrenzen. Mit dem Wissen aus Ihrem Finance Studium können Sie einen entscheidenden Beitrag zur Entscheidungsfindung leisten.

Ideal für alle, die die Börse lieben

Ein Finance Studium befähigt Sie auch, eine Karriere im Börsenhandel oder bei Investmentgesellschaften anzustreben. Viele unserer Studierenden interessieren sich für Finanz- und Anlage-Themen auch über das Studium hinaus. Deshalb gründeten sie beispielsweise den CBS Finance Club. Dort wird alle zwei Wochen diskutiert, Gastredner aus der Finanzwelt kommen vorbei, Wissen und Erfahrungen werden ausgetauscht. Zusätzlich stehen Exkursionen auf dem Programm, beispielsweise zu Börsen oder Hauptversammlungen.

Sammeln Sie Auslands- und Praxiserfahrung

Ein Auslandssemester oder auch ein Praktikum im Ausland ist Teil Ihres Finance Studiums. Erfahren Sie aus erster Hand, wie sich Unternehmenskulturen und Herausforderungen im Ausland unterscheiden. So sichern Sie sich einen Erfahrungsvorsprung. Wir unterstützen Sie bei der Wahl der passenden Hochschule bzw. des optimalen Unternehmens.

Wo soll Ihre Karriere starten?

Absolventen eines Finance Studiums steht die gesamte Welt der Wirtschaft und des Finanzwesens offen. Dank Ihres Wissen, Ihres Auslandsaufenthalts, Ihres Praktikums und der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit über ein finanzwirtschaftliches Thema, die Sie während des Studiums schreiben, haben Sie exzellente Chancen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. Worauf warten Sie noch?

Nutzen Sie unsere Beratung

Wir unterstützen Sie bei der Auswahl und Planung Ihres Studiums: Besuchen Sie uns bei einer Infoveranstaltung oder im Rahmen eines Schnupperstudiums oder nehmen Sie eine persönliche Studienberatung wahr.

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