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INTRODUCTION TO 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
  • 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
6 ECTS

  • 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
  • Owner’s equity of corporations
  • Value-added tax
  • Accrual accounting

THEORIES OF INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Culture and Behaviour
  • Exploring Culture
  • Activity and Time
  • Individualism and Power
  • Planning and Working
  • Organisational Culture
  • Emotions and Privacy
  • Communication Styles
  • Dealing with Stereotypes
  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness
  • Culture and Sustainability

CASE STUDIES IN INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to working with case studies
  • Case studies from the textbook
  • Current topics and issues
  • Student presentations

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

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

MICRO ECONOMICS
6 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

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
  • Trends in HRM

MARKET RESEARCH
3 ECTS

  • Defining the marketing research problem and developing an approach
  • Research design
  • Secondary Data
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Scaling and sampling
  • Fieldwork and Data preparation
  • Report preparation and presentation

COST ACCOUNTING
3 ECTS

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

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
3 ECTS

  • European Economic Integration
  • Macroeconomic crises and coordination
  • Systems of economic market regulation and social security
  • Structural changes and spatial adjustments
  • The emergence and development of EU firms and sectors in global trade and

EU LAWS AND POLITCS
3 ECTS

  • Agriculture
  • Money and currency
  • Competition
  • Single market
  • Social policy
  • Environment
  • Trade issues
  • Impact on business
  • Problems of effectiveness and assessment of criteria

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

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

MACRO ECONOMICS
6 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

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • External Analysis: understanding opportunities and threats the environment offers
  • Internal Analysis: uncovering strengths and weaknesses of the organization
  • Basic corporate-level strategic choices for long-term profitability
  • Diversification strategy
  • International market entry modes
  • Mergers, acquisitions and alliances
  • Strategic entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Organizational structure and controls
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics of Strategic Management

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
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
  • Leadership and management behavior in multinational companies
  • Organizational culture

SOCIAL SCIENCE BASICS
3 ECTS

  • Social sciences and its methods
  • Individual and society
  • Human behaviour and organisation
  • Values and values change
  • Decision making and power
  • Politics and society
  • Social and political institutions
  • Economics and society

EMPIRICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH
3 ECTS

  • Theory and hypotheses
  • Qualitative method
  • Quantitative method
  • Research designs
  • Data collection methods
  • Correlation and Causality
  • Sampling
  • Data collection
  • Coding
  • Ethics

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN EAST ASIA
3 ECTS

  • Post-war recovery and industrial policy in Japan
  • High growth and its institutional background in Japan
  • Deregulation and international trade in Japan
  • Recovery, restructuring and reform in Japan
  • The Japanese labour market
  • Rural economy of China
  • Market transition and reform in China
  • International trade and foreign investment in China
  • Economic development of South Korea
  • Economic sustainability in East Asia

DOING BUSINESS IN EAST ASIA
3 ECTS

  • Influence of culture and society on business
  • The personal space in East Asia: Family, group and individual
  • Networking Chinese style: Guanxi and corruption
  • Negotiation Chinese style: Ethics of doing business in China
  • The political environment in China: The role of nationalism and the CCP
  • The Japanese workplace: Recruitment and office life
  • Doing business Japanese style: Japanese management styles
  • Korean Society: Family and society
  • Business ethics in East Asia

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

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.

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
  • Sustainable & Eco- and Nature-based Tourism Planning & Development

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
  • Sustainable & Eco- and Nature-based Tourism Planning & Development

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND INSTITUTIONS
3 ECTS

  • History of world politics
  • International relations
  • Political theories
  • International law and organizations
  • Democracy
  • Interstate conflicts
  • International political economy
  • Terrorism

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3 ECTS

  • Human development and reproduction
  • Cultural basis for human behaviour
  • Cultural factors in cognitive development
  • Social stratification and leadership
  • Economic systems and exchange
  • Anthropology of consumption
  • Belief systems
  • Ethnicity
  • Power relations

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA
3 ECTS

  • Emerging Latin American markets
  • Formal institutions in Latin America: Economic, political, and legal systems
  • Hyperinflation and debt crises
  • Latin American trade agreements
  • Institutions governing competition in Latin America
  • The legacy of Latin American dictatorships
  • Privatisation in Latin America
  • Infrastructure and technological development in Latin American countries

DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA
ECTS

  • Latin American family businesses
  • Organisational culture and subsidiary culture
  • Corporate social responsibility initiatives and socially inclusive business of Latin American firms
  • Latin American leadership and management styles
  • Market entry modes: Equity and non-equity investments
  • Competitive advantages of the global firm
  • Managing people in multinational enterprises
  • Human Resource Management in the local context: Knowing when and how to adapt in the Latin American context
  • Latin American Media

 

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.

DOING BUSINESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
3 ECTS

  • Religious Institutions
  • Demographic developments
  • Migration and remittances
  • Political Institutions
  • Economic development and growth
  • Regulation, liberalization and competition
  • Infrastructure, Transport and Construction

DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
3 ECTS

  • Analytical foundations of the course
  • Political Systems in Southeast Asia
  • The political development of India
  • Economic diversity and the Developmental State in Southeast Asia
  • Institutional of regional and interregional cooperation
  • Southeast Asia and India in global governance
  • Sustainable development in India and Southeast Asia

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 behavior-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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