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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
3 ECTS

  • Demand analysis & estimating demand
  • Supply and market equilibrium
  • Production economics
  • Estimating cost functions and production functions
  • Prices, output and strategy in different markets
  • Game theory models of oligopoly
  • Pricing techniques and analysis

EMPIRICAL RESEARCH METHODS
3 ECTS

  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Development of a research question
  • Steps of research process
  • Methods of data collection
  • Data analysis using statistical software programs

STRATEGIC ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Strategy making process and strategic reasoning
  • Advanced external environment analysis
  • Cultural and institutional context of strategic management
  • Corporate development and configuration
  • Strategic change and corporate restructuring
  • Strategy evaluation and strategic controls
  • Organizing for success

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
3 ECTS

  • Diagnosing the change context and leading the strategic change
  • Dynamics of innovation & their implications for change management
  • Individual creativity and invention
  • Creativity techniques
  • Corporate creativity & intrapreneuring
  • Innovation and technology strategies
  • Managing innovations
  • Open innovation
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Cultural differences in innovation capability

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONS­IBILITY
3 ECTS

  • Theories of corporate social responsibility
  • Cornerstones of sustainable management
  • CSR as management approach
  • Practical approaches of organizational effectiveness
  • Tools for CSR implementation
  • CSR and financial performance
  • How to communicate CSR

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
3 ECTS

  • Historical developments around the world
  • Directors and board structures in different parts of the world
  • Family business governance
  • Role of institutional investors
  • Corporate governance in mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance in different regions

GLOBALIZATION AND INTER­CULTURAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMNT
3 ECTS

  • Globalization and international HRM
  • Diffusion of HR practices in multinational companies
  • International recruiting and selection of international managers
  • International comparative pay and reward
  • International CSR and HRM
  • Outsourcing, migration
  • HR in cross-border mergers and acquisitions

INTERN. STAKEHOLDER MGMT. AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
3 ECTS

  • Main concepts in employment relations
  • Organizational stakeholders and company performance
  • Institutions and employment relations
  • Representation at the workplace and employee participation
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Organizational restructuring and employment relations
  • International and comparative employment relations

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. If you decide for the English-Only-Track you will concentrate on deepening your English language skills.

ADVANCED INTER­CULTURAL TEAM- AND SELF-MANAGEMENT
2 ECTS

  • Cultural theories and models
  • The influence of culture on behaviour
  • Team typologies
  • Phases of team development
  • Trust and control
  • Emergence and avoidance of conflicts
  • Leadership verses management
  • The impact of leadership behaviour on teams

INTER­NATIONAL ECONOMICS
3 ECTS

  • Globalization and income
  • Globalization and international trade
  • Trade and comparative advantage
  • Trade barriers and trade policy
  • Firm location, distance and transport costs
  • Currency crises and exchange rate policy
  • Financial crises, firms and the open economy