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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 AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
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

DIGITAL STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
3 ECTS

  • Digital Transformation
  • Big/Smart Data
  • Gamification
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Customer Relationship Management
  • Geo-Targeting
  • Cross-/Trans-Channel Marketing

DIGITAL STORYTELLING
3 ECTS

  • Transmedia trends
  • Writing Web contents
  • How to build a character
  • The 3 act model
  • Publishing stories
  • Story building for social media

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-MGMT.
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

MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3 ECTS

  • Systems design: Job-order costing
  • Systems design: Process costing
  • Cost-volume-profit relationships
  • Variable costing
  • Activity based costing to aid decision making
  • Sustainability and ethics in accounting decision making

DIGITAL CONTENT CREATION
3 ECTS

  • Project management in practice
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Inspiring creative media artists
  • Creative tools for storytelling

INTERDISCIPLINARY ELECTIVE
3 ECTS

By choosing Business and Interdisciplinary Electives in the second and third semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge. Typically you can choose from Business Electives like International Investment and Entrepreneurship. The Interdisciplinary Electives usually include subjects like International Law or Special Issues in Globalization.

ADVANCED DIGITAL MARKETING
3 ECTS

  • The digital marketing revolution
  • Changes in online communication behaviour and media consumption
  • Digital analytics
  • Data driven and cross-media marketing and tracking
  • Advanced Search Engine Optimization
  • Advanced Search Engine Advertising
  • Conversion Rate Optimization techniques and tools

ONLINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Theories of online social networks and communities
  • Collaborative product development
  • Behavioural economics and social media
  • Qualitative analyses of social media communications
  • Industrial espionage and big data
  • Cybersecurity

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

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
2 ECTS

  • Social competence
    (Communication, motivation, groups and team structures, leadership, conflict management)
  • Methodological competence
    (Structural aspects, time management, cost management, human resource management, creativity and problem solving)
  • Organisational competence
    (Quality management, documentation, risk management, project start and closure).

BIG DATA AND CLOUD MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Big Data
  • Cloud management tools
  • Cloud management strategies
  • Private, public, and hybrid clouds

OMNI-CHANNEL COMMERCE
3 ECTS

  • E-Commerce business models
  • Internet start-ups
  • Dot-com histories
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile payment

SOCIAL MEDIA MONITORING
3 ECTS

  • Manual monitoring
  • Monitoring tools
  • Steps of Monitoring
  • Evaluating the results of the Social Media Monitoring
  • Developing a monitoring concept

INTERDISCIPLINARY ELECTIVE
3 ECTS

By choosing Business and Interdisciplinary Electives in the second and third semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge. Typically you can choose from Business Electives like International Investment and Entrepreneurship. The Interdisciplinary Electives usually include subjects like International Law or Special Issues in Globalization.

MEDIA PLANNING
3 ECTS

  • Selection of media
  • Parameters of the media plan
  • Reach patterns
  • Assigning financial resources to different channels
  • Media planning tools
  • Cooperation with media agencies

BUSINESS SIMULATION GAME
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.

MASTER THESIS TUTORIAL
2 ECTS

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

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

SKILLS ELECTIVE
2 ECTS

In the Soft Skills Courses you will improve your social, leadership and project management skills. Additionally to the courses in the first and second semester you can choose another one in the third semester. Decide for yourself which of your personal competences you want to push forward.

MASTER THESIS
24 ECTS

During your 4th semester you are working on your Master thesis. You have 12 weeks to complete your thesis and the subject is freely selectable. A supervisor from CBS will support you and you can write the thesis in collaboration with a company as well. Or you can write your thesis in connection with a stay abroad.

In der Vorlesungsfreien Zeit zwischen dem 2. und 3. Semester absolvieren Sie ein mindestens achtwöchiges Praktikum in Deutschland oder im Ausland. Unsere Abteilung Career Services unterstützt Sie bei der Suche nach einem geeigneten Unternehmen.

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