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Semester 4

Semester 5

Behavioral and Humane Aspects of Economics and Business

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module: Behavioral and Humane Aspects of Economics and Business

By the end of this module the student will be able to:

Reproduce and explain concepts, models and terminology from:

  • Human resources (introduction of basic concepts and strategies; leadership models; global careers)
  • Organizational behavior (including cultural aspects of behavior/diversity management)
  • Psycho-social behavior in business settings (bio-psycho-social health model; individual and team motivation/incentives; virtual teams; leadership development; emotional-social and cultural competence models; global careers)

Utilize, apply and transfer models and concepts to:

  • Business cases (teams; global leaders; organizational change; global careers)
  • Processes (from the perspective of efficiency and quality assurance)
  • Structural and behavioral organizational challenges (e.g. change management and diversity management)
  • Leadership (in diverse teams; in virtual teams; global managers)

Analyze and develop strategies and innovative concepts/programs in:

  • Human resources (evaluating trends and new approaches from the viewpoint of globalization, diversity and the demographic shift)
  • Organizational behavior (comparing, assessing and evaluating change processes including cultural changes in companies)
  • Individual behavior (comparing, assessing and evaluating contemporary approaches to human behavior in business including global careers)

 

Cultural
Psychology
(3 ECTS/
2 contact hours)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able

  • To replicate and explain basic models and typologies to describe cultural differences and similarities
  • To apply those concepts to analyse and explain intercultural encounters in business
  • To develop alternatives and possible solutions to deal with cross-cultural misunderstandings, misperceptions and conflicts

Behavioral
Economics
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be able to

  • Know, reproduce and understand key concepts of behavioural economics
  • Apply the concepts to both general and business settings
  • Reflect on these concepts with respect management implications

Human
Ressource
Management
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the students will be able to:

  1. reproduce and explain the following concepts, models and terminology:

the topics of HRM
the duties of a HRM Manager
the line and staff aspects of HRM

Talent Management
Job analysis, job description, job specification
The steps in the recruitment and selection process
Different techniques in workforce planning and forecasting
Application Forms

Reliability and validity of tests
Different types of test for employee selection
Work samples and simulations

Basic types of interviews and questions
Interview – errors

Employee orientation
The five step training process (ADDIE)
Different training techniques
Different Management Development Programs
Performance Management – Performance Appraisal

The basic factors determining pay rates
Job evaluation methods
Pay plans
Incentives

2. utilize, apply and transfer the following concepts and models:

different methods to collect job analysis information
Finding internal candidates / external candidates in the recruiting process
How to design a structural situational interview
How to conduct an effective job interview
How to design a training program and motivate trainees
How to set effective performance appraisal standards
How to create a market competitive pay plan

3. analyse and develop strategies and innovative concepts:

the trends in HRM
a recruiting handbook
Pros and Cons of internal / external sources of candidates
“recruiting a more diverse workforce”
Identification of training requirements
The problems to avoid in appraising performance and the guidelines for effective appraisals
Contemporary topics/important trends in compensation management

Business
Ethics and
Philosophy of
Science
(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

Work
Engagement
and Work
Satifsfaction
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

Organizational
Behavior
(1.5/1)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

Corporate
Governance
(1.5/1)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

Team
and Conflict
Management
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

Applied
Organizational
Behavior WS
(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2018

Personal
Competence
Assessment
WS

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2018

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Research

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module: Research

By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the basic principles of research and academic work
  • Reproduce and apply the LBS Scientific Standards
  • Explain, utilize and apply LBS presentation standards
  • Discuss the role of qualitative and quantitative research in finance and marketing
  • Understand fundamental principles of mathematics and statistics used in finance and marketing models
  • Translate practical questions in finance and marketing into formal models
  • Apply software for obtaining solutions based on mathematical and statistical models
  • Interpret the results based on formal models in a practical context
  • Apply his/her knowledge to his/her own academic work (Bachelor theses), in particular to formulate a business-related research topic, select relevant literature, process data, conduct analyses, apply methods, make critical assessments and present answers to questions raised in a problem statement.

Introduction to
Research in
Economics
and Business
(2/1)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Understand the nature of research and academic work in Economics and Business;
  • Understand and explain what is academic research, science and scientific quality;
  • Explain, utilize and apply basic academic rules, in particular how to quote correctly;
  • Reproduce and apply the LBS Scientific standards;
  • Conduct academic literature search and literature review;
  • Discuss the importance of academic quality for their studies and beyond.

Presentations
and Communication Techniques
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

  • understand and apply basic principles of communication and communication theory
  • understand and explain the impact and the importance of communication skills and presentation techniques
  • explain, utilize and apply LBS presentation standards.

Mathematics
for Economics
and Business 1
(2/2)

Course Pre-requisites and Learning Outcomes

Course Pre-requisites

This course is based on the contents of the Austrian Matura, which comprises:

Fundamental Operations with Numbers (Real Numbers, Exponents, Powers, Fractions, etc.), Fundamental Operations with Algebraic Expressions (Terms, Degrees, Grouping, Computations, etc.), Properties of Numbers, Special Products, Factoring (Factorization Procedures, Greatest Common Factor, Least Common Multiple), Fractions (Operations with Fractions, Rational Algebraic Fractions, Complex Fractions), Exponents (Integral Exponents, Roots, Rational Exponents, General Laws of Exponents, etc.), Radicals (Radical Expressions, Laws for Radicals, Operations with Radicals, Rationalizing Binomial Denominators, etc.), Operations with Complex Numbers (Graphical Representation of, Algebraic Operations with Complex Numbers, etc.), Equations (Transformation, Equivalent Equations, Polynomial Equations, etc.), Ratio/Proportion/Variation, Functions and Graphs (Variables, Relations, Functions, Function Notations, Rectangular Coordinate System, Function of Two Variables, Symmetry, Shifts, Scaling, etc.), Linear Equations in One Variable (Linear/Literal Equations), Equations of Lines (Slope of a Line, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines, Slope-Intercept form, Slope-Point Form, Two-point Form, Intercept Form), Simultaneous Linear Equations (Systems of Two/Three Linear Equations), Quadratic Equations in One Variable (Methods of Solving Quadratic Equations, etc.), Systems of Equations Involving Quadratics (Graphical/Algebraic Solution), Inequalities (Principles, Absolute Value Inequalities, Higher Degree Inequalities, Linear Inequalities in Two Variables, Systems of Linear Inequalities, etc.), Polynomial Functions (Polynomial Equations, Zeros of Polynomial Equations, Solving Polynomial Equations, Approximating Real Zeros), Rational Functions (Vertical/Horizontal Asymptotes, Graphing Rational Functions, etc.), Sequences and Series (Arithmetic/Geometric/Harmonic Sequences, Infinite Geometric Series, Means, etc.), Logarithms (Definitions, Laws, Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, Use of Tables/Calculators, etc.), Application of Logarithms and Exponents (Simple/Compound Interests, etc.), Permutations and Combinations, The Binominal Theorem, Probability (Simple/Compound/Binominal/Conditional Probability, Mathematical Expectation), Determinants (Determinants of Second/Third Order/Order n, Cramer’s Rule, Properties of Determinants, Minors, Homogenous Linear Equation, Value of a Determinant of Order n, Cramer’s Rule for Determinants of Order n), Matrices (Definitions, Operations with Matrices, Elementary Row Operations, Inverses, Matrix Equations, Matrix Solutions of a System of Equations), Mathematical Induction (Principles of and Proof by Mathematical Induction), Partial Fractions (Rational/Proper/Partial Fractions, Identically Equal Polynomials, Fundamental Theorem, Finding Decompositions), The Derivative (Slope of a Function, Limits, Derivative Function, Adjectives for Functions), Rules for Finding Derivatives (Power/Product/Quotient/Chain Rule, Linearity of Derivatives), Curve Sketching (Maxima and Minima, First/Second Derivative Test, Concavity and Inflection Points, Asymptotes, etc.), Integration (Substitution, Integration by Parts, Rational Functions, etc.).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the students will gain a comprehensive overview of the basic mathematical concept essential for business, research and decision making. The student’s goal should be to build up an understanding of rationale underlying the various mathematical techniques used in business and economy. Students need to comprehend the various concepts and to apply them in solving problems.

Further, students will obtain knowledge about:

  • Application to Cost Segregation, Time Series;
  • Interpretation of Long-Range Forecasting;
  • Application of a particular financial-mathematical tool in a given situation, (i.e., in the real use-cases);
  • Application to the economic planning and development, Comparative Static Analysis, Production Costs, Production Scheduling, Resource Allocation;
  • Application to Investment (Portfolio Selection), Production Planning;
  • Recognize and solve scenarios as Minimizing Inventory Costs, Elasticity of Demand, Continuous Money Flow, Consumers’ and Producers’ Surplus;
  • Understand fundamental principles of mathematics and statistics used in finance and marketing models;
  • Translate practical question in finance and marketing into formal models;
  • Interpret the results based on formal models in a practical context.

Statistics for
Economics and
Business 1
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course:

  • Students can explain the role of statistical models in economics and marketing
  • Students utilize visualization techniques and appropriate descriptive statistics for data presentation.
  • Students explain the basics of surveys.
  • Students apply inferential statistics and know how to interpret the results.
  • Students analyse the relationship between categorical or numerical data and know how to interpret the results
  • Students know how to apply statistical software for solving practical problems.

Methods of
Research
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

Marketing
Research
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

Bachelor Thesis I
(3/–)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

Bachelor Thesis
Seminar
(2/1)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

Statistics for Economics and Business 2 (Focus: Marketing / Finance)
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

Mathematics for Economics and Business 2  (Focus:Marketing / Finance)
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

Bachelor
Thesis II
(5/–)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2018

Bachelor
Thesis
Workshop
(2/1)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2018

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Introduction to Business Administration

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module: Introduction to Business Administration

By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the core functions of modern business organizations.
  • Understand the fundamental principles of modern management.
  • Explain and employ key concepts of marketing, finance and production management.
  • Appreciate the benefits of a customer-focused company orientation.
  • Identify, understand and apply basic and intermediary principles of financial accounting.

Principles of
Management
and Business
Administration

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Replicate and explain the cross-linked key activities of businesses and the relationships between them.
  • Describe the key players, their functions and responsibilities of the structural- organizational- and environmental level.
  • Apply knowledge of influence and effects of different economic models, globalization, the state and its power(s) on analysing modern businesses and their environments.
  • Reproduce the organizational aspects of a company/business not only as its formal structure, type of ownership and other hard facts, but also as the organizational and corporate cultures that have immense effects on the performance of the businesses.
  • Describe and differentiate between management and leadership in terms of scope and activities.
  • Analyse approaches to strategy and its link to organizational as well as environmental aspects.

Financial
Accounting I

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students

will have basic knowledge of the Accounting field, especially Budgeting, Financial Accounting (Bookkeeping, Auditing). Students will be able to understand and execute virtually simple accounting and bookkeeping transactions and have basic knowledge in handling financial statements (e.g. balance sheet and income statement). Finally the students will also be made familiar with business vocabulary and get an idea of what is considered with the different keywords. (=prerequisite for further success in their business studies)

Furthermore students will be able to

Explain/Replicate/Reproduce the issues and concepts of Accounting, Financial accounting, Accounting Terminology, double-entry booking sytem

Utilize/Apply/Develop the Financial Accounting double-entry booking system through applied exercises)

Finance and
Investment I

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • perform financial calculations.
  • apply methods used to evaluate investments.
  • determine the cash flows of an investment project.
  • analyse the cost of capital.

Marketing I
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide students with the strategic and operational framework to understand Marketing in the context of business, as a central function and integral part.

Students successfully completing this course will be able to explain the concepts of strategic marketing management, to differentiate between product and customer centric marketing approaches. Students will be able to reproduce techniques of segmentation, targeting and positioning. They will be equipped with tools and techniques to analyze the marketing environment.

Transferring conceptual knowledge to cases and business problems is a further focus of this class.

Financial
Accounting II

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to

Explain/Replicate/Reproduce the issues and concepts of depreciation, valuation of Inventory, Financial Statements, Accounting Information System (Accounting Cycle) & Conceptual Framework in Financial Accounting

Utilize/Apply/Develop the Financial Accounting double-entry booking system (with VAT) through applied exercises), Financial Ratios, Depreciation, Valuation of Inventory

Management
of Production
and Sourcing

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2017

Finance and
Investment II

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students will

  • understand the characteristics of different financing sources.
  • be able to guide the process of raising equity.
  • be able to plan the distribution policy of a company.
  • be familiar with the characteristics of different debt instruments.
  • be able to calculate the cost of different financing alternatives.
  • develop a financing strategy for a company

Marketing II
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing Marketing II will have the knowledge to name and explain each dimension of the marketing mix. Futhermore they will be able to identify and understand the relationship and interdependency of the Product, Price, Place and Promotion. Based on this conceptional and topic competence they will be able to develop appropriate scenarios for integrated marketing communications for products and brands. Students will be able to apply the knowledge acquired in Marketing I and II in the framework of a marketing plan.

Consumer
Insight

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Law and Organizations

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module: Law and Organizations

 

By the end of this module, the student will:

  • Be able to identify fundamental legal structures and explain legal frameworks for a solid orientation in law and in organizations resp. institutions
  • Be able to understand and reproduce fundamental principles of law, legal interactions and legal interfaces with a focus on business activities
  • Have an awareness for and be able to explain different legal concepts provided by different jurisdictions and be able to perform a valuing comparative view
  • Be able to develop and apply an understanding of relativism, absoluteness, ephemerality and immortality of law
  • Be able to utilize primary and secondary sources of law in methodically admissible ways
  • Have a command and solid understanding of a comprehensive legal terminology and be able to express interests by applying accurate legal terminology
  • Appreciate and develop the ability for legal risk awareness and risk assessment
  • Apply and use legal principles and its limits to business and (self-) marketing strategies
  • Be aware of the significance and develop an understanding of legal process engineering
  • Be able to understand and appreciate the legal significance to translate and to implement imperative legal requirements into internal compliance managing systems
  • Be able to evaluate and identify legal issues unavoidable or recommendable to be escalated to internal or external legal support

 

Private Law
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the students will be able to identify fundamental legal structures and be able to explain legal frameworks and facts for a solid orientation in Private Law.

The students will also understand and reproduce the fundamental Private Law related principles of law (in particular the meaning, value and significance of private autonomy) and the respective interfaces and interactions with different fields of Private Law as well as of Public Law.

The students will also have a first awareness of the different legal concepts provided by different legal systems with reference to Private Law and will be able to develop an understanding of the absoluteness and immortality of Private Law (principles) such as freedom, legal peace and self-determination.

The students will be able to utilize primary (such as legal databases) and secondary sources of law (legal literature) already in methodically admissible ways.

Furthermore, at the end of this course the students will have a command of basic legal terminology and will start to be able to express interests by applying accurate legal terminology.

Moreover, the students will have legal risk awareness and risk assessment in Private Law related matters and will start to apply and use legal principles and its limits to business and (self-) marketing strategies.

Public Law
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the students will be able to identify fundamental Public Law related structures and be able to explain legal frameworks and facts for a solid orientation in Public Law.

The students will also understand and reproduce the fundamental Public Law related principles and the respective interfaces and interactions within Public Law.

In particular, the students will have a basic know-how of a manager’s strategies and plans when in court or when involved in Administrative proceedings and how to manage internal and external legal support.

The students will also be able to utilize primary (such as legal databases) and secondary sources of law (legal literature) in methodically correct ways.

Furthermore, at the end of this course the students will have an increased command of basic legal terminology and will be able to express interests by applying accurate legal terminology.

Moreover, the students will have legal risk awareness and risk assessment in Public Law related matters and will start to apply and use legal principles and its limits to business and (self-) marketing strategies.

Organizations and Institutions
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

Business Law
for Marketing /
Finance

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2018

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Information Technology

Module
Learning
Outcomes 

Learning Outcomes

Module: Information Technology

By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of  Business Intelligence (BI);
  • Apply the Business Intelligence tools in an enterprise;
  • Estimate success factors of a BI project implementation;
  • Manipulate and use the Enterprise Systems  Software (ERP, CRM, SCM) and understand their benefits;
  • Understand how information systems facilitate information flows, decisions, and transactions in business;
  • Understand how to work with a local client organization in understanding their business requirements, developing a detailed set of requirements to support business processes.

 

Introduction to
Information
Systems

(3/2)

Course Pre-requisites and Learning Outcomes

Course Pre-requisites:

Knowledge of the basic concepts and hands-on experience with the Windows operating systems and MS Office.

ECDL/ICDL-Contents:

  • Apply advanced text, paragraph, column and table formatting.
  • Work with referencing features like footnotes, endnotes and captions.
  • Enhance productivity by using fields, forms and templates.
  • Apply advanced mail merge techniques
  • Use linking and embedding features to integrate data.
  • Manipulations with headers and footers in a document.
  • Apply advanced formatting options such as conditional formatting and customized number formatting and handle worksheets.
  • Use functions and formulas.
  • Create charts and apply advanced chart formatting features.
  • Work with tables and lists to analyze, filter and sort data.
  • Use linking, embedding and importing features to integrate data.
  • Understand key concepts of database development and usage.
  • Create a relational database and relationships between tables.
  • Create forms to improve functionality.
  • Create report controls to perform calculations.
  • Create and modify templates and format slide backgrounds.
  • Enhance a presentation using built-in drawing and image tools.
  • Apply advanced chart formatting features and create and edit diagrams.
  • Insert movies and sound and apply built-in animation features.
  • Use linking, embedding, importing and exporting features to integrate data.
  • Work with custom slide shows, apply slide show settings, and control a slide show.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to apply table calculations using complex functions (e.g., different financial, logical, and lookup functions) and to solve correctly problems and critically assess the results, use data linking and consolidation, use goal seeking to determine the values required to reach a desired result, analyze data, manipulate with one data series and multiple data series. Also, the student will obtain knowledge to perform professionally an advanced formatting of research and scientific papers.

Further, the students will be able to perform tasks that involve creating and preparing presentation on a professional level, and gain a greater understanding of how to use the individual applications together to solve business problems. The students will obtain the knowledge about the concept of databases, their creation, manipulation and maintaining, which is necessary for majority of nowadays business use-cases. They should easily answer to the most of “when and why” questions of performing these tasks and follow up-to-date information on current applications.

Business
Information
Systems I

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of data management and benefits of database processing in contrast to file processing
  • Model data using Entity-Relationship (ER) Model
  • Understand normalization and design of databases based on ER model
  • Understanding of the physical and logical organization of data
  • Write commands in SQL
  • Apply techniques for extraction of data from source systems
  • Implement business dashboards.

Further learning outcomes are:

  • Knowledge how data warehouses are used to help managers successfully gather, analyze, understand and act on information stored in data warehouses;
  • Gather strategic decision making requirements from businesses, develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and corporate performance management metrics using the Balanced Scorecard, and design and implement business dashboards;
  • Analyze multidimensional data interactively from multiple perspectives by using OLAP tools;
  • Understand the fundamental principles of Business Intelligence (BI);
  • Apply the Business Intelligence tools in an enterprise;
  • Estimate success factors of a BI project implementation;
  • Understand how information systems facilitate information flows, decisions, and transactions in business.

Business
Information
Systems II

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Business Skills

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module: Business Skills

 

By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the functions of corporate communication, managerial accounting and project management within a business context.
  • Translate theoretical concepts and methods thereof to everyday business transactions.
  • Identify, appreciate and apply concepts of the bodies of knowledge to various business situations.
  • Appreciate the roles corporate communication, managerial accounting and project management have in everyday business environments.

 

Corporate Communication
(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The objective is to inform the students on tools, needs and occasions of corporate communication. The students will better understand corporate communication as a discipline and how to apply it in the real world, being able to identify its challenges of application.

The students will get proficiency in investigating for objectives of better information.  They will get proficiency in academic seminar paper writing, too. Furthermore, their presentation skills will be further developed and the students will gain more experience in presenting and arguing their opinion in front of a (professional) audience.

The students will be able to analyse problems of corporate communication with a problem solving approach.

They will be able to think with a global management perspective, to integrate and apply corporate communication skills to leadership activities or to participation in projects.

 

Managerial
Accounting

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students will

  • understand the concept of managerial accounting.
  • apply the relevant instruments.
  • develop an understanding of strategic controlling
  • flex and analyse a budget against actual results.
  • be able to manage a firm in the context of value-oriented controlling.
  • be able to set up reports.

 

Project
Management I

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

 

Project
Management II

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The course will increase students’ ability to utilize, apply and transfer the concepts of project management, as studied in the previous semester, to a real-life project.

The replication, reproduction, explanation and application of this knowledge will be trained and experienced.

It will be necessary to apply project management tools and concepts as studied during the PM I course to successfully develop a project.

Communication skills, both oral and written, will be utilized and applied.

Innovation and creativity will be developed in the framework of the project.

 

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Economics

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module:Economics

By the end of this module, the student will be:

Recognizing:

  • Basic mathematical operations relevant to fin-econ
  • Marginal concepts: marginal costs and marginal revenues
  • Basic concepts and tools: present and future value, risk and expected utility
  • Basic concepts of the market: Money, money supply and the role of financial institutions
  • Different metrix and measurement of output: GDP, GNP and beyond
  • Basic ideas of the central banking system and CB independence
  • Core functions of modern business organizations
  • Main government policies: taxes and price controls
  • The economic bases of marketing and communication
  • Basic concepts of psycho-social and organizational behavior in business settings

Knowing:

  • Calculation of elasticity: price elasticity of supply, demand and cost
  • How GDP, inflation, and unemployment are measured
  • Different components of production, saving, investment and financial markets
  • Short-run fluctuations like the AS/AD model, Philips curve, and monetary and fiscal policies
  • Where to find relevant economic data
  • Concepts of moral hazard, negative and positive externalities, information asymmetry, stakeholder theory and societal marketing
  • Basic concepts of marketing ethics

Understanding and applying:

  • The concept of elasticity and its mathematical foundations
  • How to “read” a graph and how to interpret the information being depicted
  • Short-run dynamics around macroeconomic long-term trends
  • Monetary and fiscals policy tools
  • Short-run trade-offs between inflation and unemployment and their connection to aggregate demand
  • Basic concepts of banking regulation and the role of Central Banks
  • IS/LM curve and the basic concepts of Keynesian economics
  • Price stability and the nominal anchor
  • Rational choice theory
  • Prospect theory and its relevance to marketing
  • The fundamental principles of modern management
  • Basic and intermediary principles of financial accounting

 

Introduction to
Microeconomics

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be

Recognizing:

  • Describe the basic demand and supply framework
  • Name main government policies: taxes and price controls
  • Differentiate between different market organizations (industrial organization):
    • Perfectly competitive market
    • Monopolistically competitive market
    • Monopolistic market
  • Basic mathematical operations
  • Use basic graphs as a tool of analysis
  • Define marginal costs and marginal revenues

Knowing:

  • Know how to draw supply and demand curves in the corresponding supply and demand framework.
  • Know how changes in the supply or the demand affect the price and the quantity produced.
  • Know how to introduce a government policy to the supply and demand framework and analyze its effects.
  • Know how to calculate different cost curves.
  • Calculation of elasticities: price elasticity of supply and demand
  • Calculation of different measures of costs

Understanding and applying:

  • Understand the effect of external shocks on the market and its implications for prices and quantity of production.
  • Understand different cost and revenue curves in order to derive the optimal production decision.
  • Comprehend the interlinkages between market events which might affect the firms production decisions and the decisions taken by firms which might affect the market equilibrium and in turn might trigger again changes in firm behavior.
  • Understanding the concept of elasticity and its mathematical foundations. Developing a sense for judging which goods or services might be more elastic and which are more inelastic. Understanding the effects of government policies on such markets.
  • Understand how to “read” a graph and how to interpret the information being depicted. (What is the story the producer of the graph wants to tell?)

Introduction to
Macroeconomics

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be

Subject-specific:

Recognizing:

  • Outline basic concepts of macroeconomics and describe the key economic variables:
    • Gross domestic product (GDP) and growth
    • Consumer price index and inflation
    • Employment and the unemployment rate
  • Name major economic drivers that determine long-run macroeconomic growth.
  • Recognize that there are short-run fluctuations (business cycles) that fluctuate around these long-run trends.

Knowing:

  • Know how GDP, inflation, and unemployment are measured.
  • Know how to describe the performance of an economy or the relative performances of several economies using the three main economic indicators GDP, employment, and price indices
  • Know about the different components of production, about saving and investment and about financial markets
  • Know about the theory of short-run fluctuations like the Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand model, the Philips curve, and monetary and fiscal policies.

Understanding and applying:

  • Understand the transitory short-run dynamics around the macroeconomic long-term trends.
  • Understand the monetary and fiscals policy tools policy makers have at their disposal to shift the Aggregate Demand curve
  • Understand the short-run trade-off between inflation and unemployment and their connection to aggregate demand

Methodological:

Recognizing:

  • See the relationship between variables expressed in levels and expressed in percent changes

Knowing:

  • Know how to get from variables expressed in nominal terms to the same variable just expressed in real terms. And know that most of the data published is shown in real terms.
  • Know how to read semi-technical reports (Statistical news releases by Eurostat) in order to find relevant information
  • Have an idea where to find data (Eurostat)

Understanding and applying:

  • Understand the fundamental difference between variables expressed in real terms and in nominal terms
  • Understand how to “read” a graph and how to interpret the information being depicted. (What is the story the producer of the graph wants to tell?)

Applied
Economics

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific:

Recognizing:

  • Recognize that applied economics, as the name says, concentrates more on applied ( empirical) analysis of economic frameworks.
  • It builds upon the subjects discussed in microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Knowing:

  • Subject-specific knowledge is not the focus of this course. Although basic understanding of the topics discussed is needed. Possible topics are for instance market concentration measures, Industry markup measures, measures on GDP and growth, inflation, unemployment, etc.

Understanding and applying:

  • Understanding that topic-specific considerations and theories actually can be supported (or rejected) by empirical (= data-driven) analysis.

Methodological:

Recognizing:

  • Recognize that most economics situations / phenomena / events at this introductory level can be described by their underlying data
  • See that there is almost for every part of the economy a corresponding statistical database

Knowing:

  • Know where to find the statistical databases
  • Know main characteristics of the economics topic in discussion: components, different measures,… ,
  • Know basic techniques in economic analysis:
    • Indexation and setting of base year
    • Calculate percentage changes
    • Difference of period over period vs period over same period of the last year
    • Turning nominal time series into real ones: deflators
  • Know basic graphing techniques
    • Mainly in Excel
    • Other programs availables: R, stata, matlab…
  • Know about data handing:
    • Where to find appropriate data
    • How to download the data, in which format, form, structure, repeated downloads

Understanding and applying:

  • Have a certain understanding of the topic,
  • know where to find relevant data and
  • how to download them to a data-handling software,
  • how to take necessary transformations to that data
  • how to turn that data into a graph
  • and finally:
  • How to interpret the depicted information and draw relevant conclusions from it.

 

Specialized
Economics –
Marketing

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes
Subject-specific:

Recognizing:

  • Be familiar with the basic concepts of marketing-economics:
    • Supply, demand, equilibrium
    • Market actors, agents, quantities, allocation,
  • Recognize decision making patters based on rational choice as well as biases and heuristics
  • Recognize basic contradictions in equilibrium based market theories and concepts of marketing
  • Realize that decisions under risk may involve heuristics and biases.

Knowing:

  • Know theories of cost, marginal price, elasticity and pricing strategies
  • Know concepts of moral hazard, negative and positive externalities
  • Know the working of information asymmetry and how it effects marketing
  • Know stakeholder theory and basic concepts of societal marketing
  • Know marketing ethics and ethical challenges in marketing

Understanding and applying:

  • Understand basic economic concepts and their applicability to marketing
  • Understand how communication based on credibility theory works
  • Understand prospect theory and apply it to marketing
  • Understand basic concepts of game theory and apply it marketing

Specialized
Economics –
Finance

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific:

Recognizing:

  • Outline basic concepts and tools of financial economics and describe the key economic variables:
    • Present and future value, risk and expected utility
    • Money, money supply and the role of financial institutions
    • Different metrix and measurement of output such as GDP, GNP and beyond
  • Name basic ideas of the central banking system and assess the idea of CB independence
  • Recognize that there are different types of financial systems as well as the roles financial institutions play within such systems
  • Realize that decisions under risk may involve heuristics and biases.

Knowing:

  • Know how GDP, inflation, and unemployment are measured.
  • Know how the money multiplier works and what are the key functions of money
  • Know about quantity theory and inflation
  • Know about the system of exchange rates, PPP and market equilibrium
  • Know about conventional and non-conventional monetary policy tools and QE
  • Know about basic concepts of sustainability and beyond-GDP indicators

Understanding and applying:

  • Understand the monetary and fiscals policy tools policy makers have at their disposal to shift the Aggregate Demand curve
  • Understand basic concepts of banking regulation and the role of Central Banks
  • Understand IS/LM curve and the basic concepts of Keynesian economics
  • Understand price stability and the nominal anchor

 

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Specialized Business Administration – Marketing for SME‘s

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module: Specialized Business Administration – Marketing for SMEs

 

By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Appreciate the complexities of consumer behavior.
  • Apply key principles of consumer behavior to marketing issues faced by SMEs.
  • Translate advanced marketing concepts into strategies employed by SMEs.
  • Apply the marketing skills learned in this module in the context of a comprehensive company project or simulation.

 

Consumer
Behavior

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

 

Product and
Brand
Management

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

 

Sales
Management,
Channel
Management
and Logistics

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

 

Marketing
Simulation /
Project

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2018

Integrated
Marketing
Communication

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2018

 

Marketing /
Sales
Controlling

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2018

 

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Specialized Business Administration – International Finance

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module: Specialized Business Administration – International Finance

By the end of the module, the student will be able to

  • Understand the complex body of knowledge relating to the international financial environment within which international organizations are operating
  • Translate theoretical concepts and methods of international accounting standards to everyday business transactions
  • Understand the nature of international financial risk and how to apply various techniques to mitigate such risks
  • Identify, appreciate and apply concepts of corporate finance and valuation to various business situations
  • Discuss the role of project financing in a corporate environment and apply tools and techniques utilized in project financing to add value to the firm
  • Appreciate the role controlling for organizational success and analyze and interpret managerial accounting reports

 

International
Accounting
Standards and
Taxation

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students

  • Have a good understanding of the scope and legal environment of IFRS.
  • Obtain thorough knowledge about the key concepts and elements of corporate reporting under IFRS
  • Are able to differentiate the key differences in accounting standards according to IAS / IFRS compared to those of commercial law
  • Learn about the preparation and structure of IFRS financial statements and notes
  • Acquire practice-relevant knowledge in the following areas of IFRS: property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, impairments, financial assets, financial liabilities, accounting for derivatives and equity, and income taxes
  • Understand and critically evaluate IFRS financial statements as well as apply IFRS recognition and measurement rules on typical situations independently
  • Have a profound knowledge of the techniques and advantageous criteria of business taxation and tax planning
  • Should be able to analyze cross-border situations with reference to tax law and economics as well as to systematically solve and appropriately assess new problems

 

Risk Management and International Finance
(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to

  • Explain credit risk, liquidity risk, interest rate risk, foreign currency risk and operational risk, and how these risks can be measured and managed
  • Understand how and why financial risks may be managed, including how derivatives may be employed in such risk management
  • Demonstrate an ability to select and apply a range of risk management techniques in various contexts
  • Understand the corporate finance problems of multinational firms
  • Understand the workings and instrument of FX markets
  • Understand how exchange risks affects the valuation of multinational firms

 

Corporate
Finance and
Valuation

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to

  • Describe the Financial System (structure and function of financial markets, financial regulation)
  • Understand and describe Financial Instruments
  • Analyze and value of Capital Market Instruments
  • Understand and evaluate the role of portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model and the dividend valuation model in determining the cost of capital
  • Estimate an organization’s cost of equity and its cost of debt
  • Estimate the weighted average cost of capital for an organization, whether it is in the public or private sector, and know how to use it in investment appraisal
  • Appraise the factors influencing an organization’s capital structure and dividend policy.
  • Explain and use the three main methods of company valuation – asset (book) value, market multiples and discounted cash flow
  • Appreciate the merits and disadvantages of each technique
  • Decide on the most appropriate method or methods of valuation according to the circumstances – regulation, new issues, privatization, merger and acquisition or restructuring.

 

Finance Simulation / Project
(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

LORUM IPSUM

 

Corporate Controlling
(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to

  • Analyze and interpret managerial accounting reports that provides both objective measures of past operations and subjective estimates about future decisions.
  • Analyze and interpret cost behavior
  • Describe and illustrate income analysis under various costing assumptions
  • Describe the basic elements of the budgeting process, its objectives, and its impact on human behavior
  • Analyze the types of standards, how they are used in budgeting and how they are established for businesses
  • Prepare a reports for decision making.

 

Project
Finance

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to

  • Discuss the role of project financing in a corporate environment
  • Explain how tools and techniques utilized in project financing can add value to the firm
  • Compare and contrast project financing arrangements
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of project financial arrangements
  • Analyze the risks involved in project financing
  • Evaluate the techniques used to manage the risks associated with project financing arrangements
  • Describe practical problems of project financing using specific examples.

 

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Languages

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module: Languages

The outcome of these courses is to ensure that by the end of the 5th Semester students will**:

General:

  • be able to understand and deal with issues encountered at work and during leisure.
  • be able to cope with the majority of situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • have mastered elements of grammar essential to effective basic communication in the language
  • be well acquainted with the national culture inhabited by the target language.

Listening:

  • be able to understand the main points on familiar matters encountered at work and during leisure.
  • be able to understand the main points of TV and radio programs on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest.
  • be able to understand and respond to the opinion of others

Reading:

  • be able to understand factual, informative texts written in everyday language, for example in newspapers
  • be able to use progressively more complicated texts as a learning tool, for students to use them to expand their language independently.

Spoken: 

  • be able to use an extensive range of language to deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling.
  • be able to hold conversations on familiar topics in the target language
  • be able to narrate a story or relate the plot of book or a film and describe reactions
  • be able to describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions as well as be able to give reasons for opinions and plans

Writing:

  • be able to write simple texts on topics which are of familiar or personal interest.
  • be able to write personal letters and emails describing events and experiences.
  • be able to write basic formal communication, such as work related emails

 

* The exact outcomes will differ from language to language because of the unique difficulties each language presents (e.g. Chinese, Hebrew and Russian). Therefore the reader should look to the detailed learning outcomes for each language for more information.

** It should be noted that these outcomes correspond roughly with B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Business
English I

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end oft he semester, students will be able to:

Written skills:

  • produce effective written summaries of published materials on various business topics
  • express opinions and argue positions on themes related to business today
  • compose proper emails appropriate to various situations

Oral Skills/Speaking and Understanding:

  • discern and use different registers (formal vs. Informal) when communicating within the business community
  • speak more fluently and confidently using new target vocabulary and idiomatic expressions
  • analyze and discuss a range of issues pertaining to business skills and practices

Language skills/vocabulary:

  • acquire a broad range of vocabulary across several business topics
  • learn to use this vocabulary naturally and confidently
  • have improved grammatical and syntactical proficiency in weaker areas
  • understand better the semantic importance of punctuation and use it correctly

Chinese I
(4/4)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this semester, students will have/know:

  • Productive and receptive knowledge of the romanization system Hanyu Pinyin.
  • Correct pronunciation of the sounds and tones of Modern Chinese.
  • Independent and creative use of the Chinese language in various situations.
  • Knowledge of the structure of Chinese characters.
  • Handwriting skills of about 100 basic and common Chinese characters.
  • Reading of texts written in Chinese characters pertaining to the situations outlined in the “course contents”.
  • Using electronic devices (computer, cell phone) to write Chinese characters.

Business
Russian I

(4/4)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

This course will be taught either at beginners’ level, reaching A1 by the end of the 5th semester, or at an advanced level, starting at A2+ at the beginning of the first semester.

Learning outcomes A1:

After successful completion of this course, students will be able:

  • to understand simple personal letters, business cards, simple advertisements;
  • to search for information on websites;
  • to understand simple messages related to someone’s name, profession, address, telephone number, location;
  • to understand simple instructions;
  • to write simple notes and messages, personal letters;
  • to fill in forms;
  • to order meals at a café or a restaurant;
  • to find his/her way to/at the airport;
  • to respond to questions at the passport control and at the customs;
  • to ask and to respond to questions related to someone’s name, profession, address, telephone number;
  • to check into a hotel;
  • to make short phone calls;
  • to tell about one’s colleagues and office

Learning outcomes A2+:

After successful completion of this course, students will be able:

  • to understand personal letters, information and reports about everyday activities (detailed reading);
  • to understand simple newspaper articles and advertisements with general contents (global reading);
  • to search for specific information in authentic documents, brochures and on websites (selective reading);
  • to understand stories and reports on familiar topics;
  • to understand phone conversations on familiar topics;
  • to understand simple instructions;
  • to write simple notes and messages, personal letters about one’s everyday life, travels and plans;
  • to write short business e-mails (making and cancelling appointments);
  • to talk about one’s everyday life (weather, travelling, health, plans, individual preferences and experience);
  • to make telephone calls, to give information about a company, his/her own job.

German I
(4/4)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students will be able to master a number of basic everyday life situations.

Specifically they will have acquired the following skills:

Written skills:

– fill out a form
– write short messages

Oral skills:

– spell and count
– greet and get to know somebody
– describe someone’s characteristics
– ask for and give directions
– make an appointment
– talk about oneself
– order in a café or restaurant
– talk about daily routines

Grammar skills:
– conjugate the present tense of the most common verbs
– use nouns in the nominative, accusative and dative
– use personal and possessive pronouns
– form questions
– use the most common prepositions
– form and use the past of the auxiliary (to be, to have) verbs
– use modal verbs
Students will possess significant knowledge of vocabulary relating to:

– free time
– days and months
– sightseeing
– nationality
– personal characteristics
– jobs and work

Hebrew I
(4/4)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the first semester, students will be able to conjugate active verbs in the present tense, recognize and use simple syntactic structures; read and write texts with non-compound sentences.

Spanish I
(4/4)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

This course will lead students to the, A1 level of competence following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Business
English II

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Read and understand Business English texts
  • Understand and use Business English terminology in the fields outlined in the Course Description
  • Actively participate in discussions in those fields
  • Produce written business texts about graph descriptions, business reports and business proposals
  • • Give presentations in public on business topics

Chinese II
(3/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Consolidation of productive and receptive knowledge of the romanization system Hanyu Pinyin.
  • Consolidation of correct pronunciation of the sounds and tones of modern Chinese.
  • Independent and creative use of the Chinese language in various situations.
  • Consolidation of knowledge of the structure of Chinese characters.
  • Handwriting skills of commonly used Chinese characters.
  • Reading of texts written in Chinese characters pertaining to various situations.

Business
Russian II
(3/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes A2+:

After successful completion of this course, students will be able:

  • to understand personal letters, information and reports about everyday activities, newspaper articles, advertisements with general contents, simple business reports (global and detailed reading);
  • to search for specific information in authentic documents, brochures and on websites (selective reading);
  • to understand stories and reports on familiar topics;
  • to understand phone conversations on familiar topics;
  • to understand  instructions on the job;
  • to write simple notes and messages, exact directions, personal letters about everyday life, travels, hotel-stays and plans;
  • to write short business e-mails (requests, simple business reports);
  • to talk about everyday life (living, apartment, hotel-stays, plans, individual preferences and experience);
  • to make telephone calls (appointments, requests), to make complaints at a hotel, to make a hotel presentation.

German II
(3/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester students will have acquired the following skills:

Written Skills:

– write short texts such as postcards, text messages and short emails

Oral Skills:

– talk about the past
– buy food
– buy clothes
– talk about the weather
– talk to a doctor
– give orders
– express feelings
– express an opinion

Grammar Skills:

– form the present perfect (Perfekt)
– form the comparative and the superlative
– declinate adjectives
– form the imperative
– form subordinate clauses

Students will possess significant knowledge of vocabulary relating to:

– holidays
– food
– clothes
– colors
– the weather
– sports
– body parts
– illnesses
– family

Hebrew II
(3/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the second semester, students will be able to conjugate active verbs (paal,hifil, piell, hitpael) in the present tense, recognize and use simple syntactic structures; read and write shorts texts, few sentences about different topics

Spanish II
(3/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

This course will lead students to the A1/ 2 level of competence following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Business
English III

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this Semester students will be able to:

Written skills:

  • produce a suite of formal and informal letters and emails
  • write structured and developed letter of motivation (cover letter) and CV
  • produce Context Action Result (CAR) responses to on-line application form questions
  • form developed, unified and coherent paragraphs as blocks in extended pieces of writing
  • use advanced techniques to add variety and emphasis to writing
  • produce meeting minutes

 Oral skills/Speaking and Understanding:

  • answer an array of job interview questions
  • use an awareness of the importance of body language to increase their effectiveness at job interview
  • discuss fluently a wide variety of salient business topics
  • communicate in English as a Lingua Franca
  • negotiate effectively

Language skills/vocabulary:

  •  use elegant, non-bureaucratic or non-discriminatory phraseology
  • use an extensive range of both formal and informal business terms
  • use different tones to convey subtleties of meaning within polite, formal business language
  • accurately use all the major punctuation: colons, semi-colons, commas and hyphens

Chinese III
(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Consolidation of productive and receptive knowledge of the romanization system Hanyu Pinyin.
  • Consolidation of correct pronunciation of the sounds and tones of modern Chinese.
  • Independent and creative use of the Chinese language in various situations.
  • Consolidation of knowledge of the structure of Chinese characters.
  • Handwriting skills of commonly used Chinese characters.
  • Reading of texts written in Chinese characters pertaining to various situations.

Business
Russian III
(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes A2+:

After successfully completing this course, students will be able:

  • to understand personal letters which describe feelings, wishes, and events
  • to understand diverse text types on familiar topics written in standard language (global and detailed reading)
  • to search for specific information in authentic documents, brochures and on websites (selective reading);
  • to understand radio and  TV reports spoken in standard language;
  • to understand presentations in the own professional field;
  • to write personal letters expressing his/her own opinion;
  • to write business reports, summaries of business talks, information letters, invitations, CV, job descriptions;
  • to express oneself in familiar situations, to give one’s opinion, to explain situations;
  • to make telephone calls (appointments, requests, providing information), to participate in discussions,  to conduct a job interview and answer questions as an job applicant.

German III
(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2017

Hebrew III
(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to use active verbs in the present tense and in the past tense. They will be able to converse on a variety of subjects from everyday life. They will be able to read simplified texts.

Spanish III
(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

This course will lead students to the A2 level of competence following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Business
English IV

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Semester students will be able to:

Written skills:

  • summarise highly nuanced and sophisticated texts
  • produce comparison and contrasts of advanced texts
  • plan and structure an argument/investigation drawing on a wide variety of sources
  • incorporate summary, paraphrases and quotation effectively in their text
  • write a structured and referenced argumentative essay
  • critically engage with a wide variety of texts, both academic and literary
  • write creatively using a wide range of basic techniques
  • write a review article
  • write flash fiction/descriptive scene

 Oral skills/Speaking and Understanding:

  • summarise and react to academic texts
  • defend arguments
  • use a range of different appeals to convince audiences of an argument
  • respect and engage constructively with the opinion of others

 Language skills/vocabulary:

  • use advanced techniques such as parallelism to increase the emphasis and clarity of their writing
  • understand an increased range of specialised and less common vocabulary
  • be aware of different styles and their importance

Chinese IV
(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Consolidation of correct pronunciation of the sounds and tones of modern Chinese.
  • Independent and creative use of the Chinese language in various situations
  • Consolidation of knowledge of the structure of Chinese characters.
  • Handwriting skills of commonly used Chinese characters.
  • Reading of texts written in Chinese characters pertaining to various situations.

Business
Russian IV

(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able:

  • to understand newspaper articles and reports on contemporary problems, economic and business issues as well as specialized texts in the own professional field;
  • to understand radio and  TV reports spoken in standard language;
  • to understand complex presentations in the own professional field;
  • to write corporate history, complex business reports, graph descriptions, summaries of business talks, information letters, offers, confirmations;
  • to communicate easily during stays in Russia, to participate in talks on familiar topics;
  • to make complex telephone calls (requests, providing information), to establish business contacts, to make a product or firm presentation, to conduct negotiations, to close contracts.

German IV
(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by January 2018

Hebrew IV
(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to use verbs in the future tense. They will be able to converse on a variety of subjects from everyday life and to share/ describe their ideas. They will be able to read simplified texts.

Spanish IV
(4/3)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The course will lead students to the A2.1 level of competence (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Business
English V

(2/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • write clear and effective academic texts
  • compare opinion effectively from a wide variety of sources
  • prepare the sections of a BA thesis
  • express their analysis of evidence clearly
  • present information
  • compare literature
  • write an abstract
  • write a research proposal

Chinese V
(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Consolidation of correct pronunciation of the sounds and tones of modern Chinese.
  • Independent and creative use of the Chinese language in various situations
  • Consolidation of knowledge of the structure of Chinese characters.
  • Handwriting skills of commonly used Chinese characters.
  • Reading of texts written in Chinese characters pertaining to various situations.
  • Social Business Chinese: intercultural and language competence for business cooperations with China

Business
Russian V

(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes A2+:

After successfully completing this course, students will be able:

  • to understand newspaper articles and reports on contemporary problems, economic and business issues as well as specialized texts in the own professional field;
  • to understand radio and  TV reports spoken in standard language;
  • to understand complex speeches and lectures in the own professional field;
  • to write corporate history, complex business reports, graph descriptions, meeting summaries, information letters, offers, confirmations;
  • to communicate easily during stays in Russia, to participate in talks on familiar topics;
  • to make complex telephone calls (requests, providing information), to establish business contacts, to make a product or firm presentation, to conduct negotiations, to make contracts.

After successfully completing this course students will have a profound basis to pass the Certification Exam B1 Business Russian and obtain an internationally recognized certificate.

German V
(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

to be published by August 2018

Hebrew V
(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of Hebrew 5, students will have completed a introduction to the grammar and basic syntactic structures of modern Hebrew. They will also be able to converse on a number of topics and to discuss simple critical ideas.

Spanish V
(3/2)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The course will lead students to the A2.2 level of competence (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Module

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Professional Practical Training and Collateral Revision Course

Module
Learning
Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Module: Professional Practical Training and Collateral Revision Course

 

By the end of this module, students will be able to:

Utilize specific contents of their studies in a practical business environment.

Transfer acquired skills and deepen and broaden their topic competences.

Further develop their social, emotional and personal competences related to the subject matter.

Utilize their theoretical knowledge in the organizational framework of a business entity.

Analyze and reflect the knowledge they acquired throughout their studies, reflect on their studies, on contents studied and on their personal performance.

Apply study contents comprehensively in relation to their Bachelor Theses, to specific related subject areas, literature and organizations.

 

Professional
Practical
Training
Workshop

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

LOREM IPSUM

 

 

Professional
Practical
Training

(24/–)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

LOREM IPSUM

 

Collateral
Revision
Course

(6/–)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

LOREM IPSUM