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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

FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSULTING
3 ECTS

  • Management consulting as a management activity
  • Controversies and ethics of management consulting
  • Consulting engagement as problem solving exercise
  • Analytical and interactive data processing and forecasting methods
  • Analytical problem solving approaches and techniques
  • Creative approaches to problem solving and decision making
  • Effective communication techniques

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE STRATEGY
3 ECTS

  • Strategy process
    • Strategic thinking
    • Strategy formation
  • Strategic content and context
    • Organizational context
    • Industry context

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

BUSINESS 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.

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.

CORPORATE STRATEGY & RENEWAL
3 ECTS

  • Corporate strategy
  • Development of a corporate strategic concept
  • Corporate strategy evaluation and development of strategic options
  • Emergent and prescriptive approaches

MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND RESTRUCTURING
3 ECTS

  • Corporate strategy evaluation and development of strategic options
  • Emergent and prescriptive approaches
  • Gap closing strategies
    • Buy strategies: Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Build strategies: Strategic renewal, organic corporate development strategies
    • Ally strategies

BUSINESS PROJECT
6 ECTS

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).

VALUE BASED MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Financial measurement of corporate strategies: the principles
  • The gap between book values and market values
  • Economic value added
  • Cash flow return on investments
  • Customer life-time value

SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Discussion of various theoretical concepts and their implications for sustainable supply chain management
  • Green marketing
  • Green procurement
  • Green logistics

BUSINESS 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

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

ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
3 ECTS

  • Organizations and organizational effectiveness
  • Basic challenges of organizational planning and development
  • Steps of the organizational design process
  • Development of recommendations on organizational design improvements
  • Management in organizational and ethical culture
  • Managing conflicts, power and politics

BUSINESS SIMULATION GAME
3 ECTS

MASTER THESIS TUTORIAL
2 ECTS

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

Das vierte Semester ist für das Verfassen Ihrer  Master Thesis vorgesehen. Dadurch haben Sie die Möglichkeit, parallel zu arbeiten oder ein Auslandssemester zu absolvieren.

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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