International Exchange Programme module descriptions

Winter semester (starts September)

Academic Writing I *
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Module description Academic Writing I
Contents of the module - Conception and planning of academic research projects
- Sources and collection of academic research materials
- Analytical frameworks for evaluating research materials
- International referencing systems
- The roles of originality and plagiarism
- Academic conventions in writing
- Practical training
Qualification aims of the module At the end of the course, the students will be able to plan and execute an academic research project at Bachelor’s level. They will know how to search for relevant academically acceptable data, how to structure this data into their project, how to choose suitable analysis methods, and how to put this knowledge into practice. They will understand and practice using internationally accepted referencing systems, and avoid plagiarism.

- Subject competence 40 %
- Methodological competence 30 %
- Social competence 10 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is useful for all students who need to submit academic project work or a thesis meeting international quality standards.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5 ECTS
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Swales, M. (2012). Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Business environment
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Module description Business environment
Contents of the module - Review of corporate strategy principles; vision, mission, SWOT analysis.
- The role of change and paradigm shift in business environments.
- The role and importance of business intelligence.
- Identification of imminent paradigm shifts in local, regional and international markets.
- Analysis of the implications of these changes for commercial strategy.
- Development of strategic concepts for using these changes for profit.
- Case studies
Qualification aims of the module Students are shown how to critically identify and evaluate the commercial implications of behavioural, technological and political trends in the business environment and likely paradigm shifts affecting the business world. They learn to research, present and discuss complex strategic subject matter to determine the actions needed to move with the market. They are enabled to form realistic opinions of the nature of competition in the business world in the immediate future.

- Subject competence 30 %
- Methodological competence 30 %
- Social competence 20 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures, presentations, and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is useful for all Bachelor’s students as an orientation to the changing nature of the world of work.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course The literature for the course changes each semester and will be announced at the beginning.
Special features The course emphasizes the most recently available business intelligence, not yet incorporated into any text books.
Business Simulation I *
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Module description Business simulation I
Contents of the module The course applies a computer-based simulation of the interaction of the internal divisions of a hypothetical firm producing 3 products to sell on 2 or more markets against competitors making the same product, and its market position relative to competitors making these types of products. Market share is allocated to a firm on the basis of its competitive strength. This is determined by the firm’s efficiency of production, including its strategic choices about control of financial management, staffing, machinery and equipment, supply logistics, pricing, marketing, and transport relative to that of other players. Students are given a handbook of rules, divided into teams to calculate and make the necessary numerical input decisions and academically to interpret and present the results of their actions in each of a series of simulation rounds.
Qualification aims of the module At the end of the course the students will know how to calculate financial ratios, to apply controlling techniques, to use given information to make strategic decisions in a changing environment, to coordinate typical internal activities of a firm, and to work in a management team.

- Subject competence 20 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 30 %
- Practical/systems competence 30 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Project work and discussions
Prerequisites for participation Students should ideally be familiar with EXCEL and the fundamentals of business economics.
Applicability of the module The module is useful in all Bachelor’s courses in business
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester and summer semester
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course A proprietary handbook will be made available.
Special features Support via StudIP, including extra information. Various communication channels such as e-mail, fora, and chats will be used.
Doing business in Germany *
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Module description Doing Business in Germany I
Contents of the module The following contents are covered;
- Starting a business in Germany
- Business registration
- Company establishment and types of companies
- Law and regulations governing limited liability companies
- Law and regulations of partnerships (unlimited liability)
- Incentives and funding schemes; mapping national, regional and EU funding opportunities for businesses
- Company taxation
- Taxation of partnerships and individuals (employees)
- German labour market
- German industrial sectors and competitive benchmarking
Qualification aims of the module - Subject competence 50 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 10 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures, seminars and individual project work
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The course is specially designed for international exchange students
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester and summer semester
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Students will be referred to relevant publically accessible websites.
German language I *
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Module description German language I
Contents of the module - German as a foreign language
- Cultural discussions and excursions
Qualification aims of the module The qualification aims of the module are to establish or improve the student’s use of German. The ability The ability to listen, speak, write and read German at a higher level than before in the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages) is the principal aim. In addition themes in German culture and history will be taught and shown according to the level of linguistic ability so that the student will gain an understanding of the context in which the language operates. In this way the student will acquire intercultural competence. They will gain a degree of communication competence in a new language.
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Seminars and excursions
Prerequisites for participation A test of the present level of German language ability and categorization into the appropriate teaching group, being the next highest group in the CEFR system to the one previously achieved. It is open to students with no previous level of competence in German, and also to students at a level of up to C1, because various teaching groups will be formed.
Applicability of the module The module will improve the ability of the student to communicate with and understand the culture of German speakers. It will improve their integration into the German labour market.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points APL (alternative examination form, in the form of a written and an oral examination of equal weight).
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester
Length of the module One semester
Literature for the course Various books from the Hueber series, depending on the classification of the student’s pre-existing German language abilities. In addition, appropriate course material will be made available.
Special features There are three compulsory excursions on cultural and historical themes.
German language II
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Module description German language II
Contents of the module - German as a foreign language
- Cultural discussions and excursions
Qualification aims of the module The qualification aims of the module are to establish or improve the student’s use of German. The ability to listen, speak, write and read German at a higher level than before in the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages) for languages is the principal aim. In this way the student will gain a more advanced degree of communication competence in the language.
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Seminars and excursions
Prerequisites for participation A test of the present level of German language ability and categorization into the appropriate teaching group, being the next highest group in the CEFR system to the one previously achieved. This course is only available to students already competent in German at a minimum level of A1 and a maximum level of C1.
Applicability of the module The module will further improve the ability of the student to communicate with and understand the culture of German speakers.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points APL (alternative examination form, in the form of a written and an oral examination of equal weight).
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Green building *
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Module description Green building
Contents of the module The course shows how to use energy efficient technology in building construction. It reflects on the possibilities to reduce energy consumption by respecting the five life cycles of a building, and also applies these concepts to the development and re-development of entire towns.
Qualification aims of the module The students gain the ability to understand and design buildings in respect of their different life cycles and to create an appropriate energy concept based on the geographical possibilities presented by the site.

- Subject competence 50 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 10 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is of interest to designers, engineers, architects and commerce students interested in the building industry.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Literature will be recommended at the beginning of each semester.
Special features The course includes a number of excursions to inspect building sites.
Intercultural practice project *
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Module description Intercultural practice project
Contents of the module The course is designed for visiting students of the business department. The project will give the students the opportunity to gain insight into business processes in a German enterprise or administration. The hosting enterprise or administration authorities will give the students a task including an international aspect.
Qualification aims of the module The students will get insight into business processes of German companies / administrative authorities. They will work on a task in a real business context. This will strengthen the communication competences of the students. At the same time practical skills such as planning the task, documenting the work and presenting results will be trained.
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Project work
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is specially designed for the International Programme.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form.
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester and summer semester
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course This depends on the project, and will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
Interdisciplinary project I *
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Module description Interdisciplinary practice project I
Contents of the module The course consists of a project to be completed in an interdisciplinary team, primarily made up of any combination of engineers, architects, designers and business students. The project changes by the semester, but is always based on producing parts of an environmentally friendly and economically practical building and design plans in a guided team. The plans and designs may be executed to fulfil the criteria of a real-world tender or a competition, or may be an exercise designed to develop the skills needed to later do such work. The content is not the same as Interdisciplinary project II, but may be a precursor to such a project.
Qualification aims of the module The module aims to develop the students’ understanding of the interconnected professional roles design, engineering, and business play in turning project ideas into viable plans. It strengthens their ability to interact in a competent and professional manner with other disciplines in team settings, to make compromises, and to optimize technical, ecological, and economic project criteria as the result of group effort.

- Subject competence 20 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 30 %
- Practical/systems competence 30 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Discussions, project work and presentations.
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The subject is not suitable for students who have not completed at least the first three semesters of study in their respective fields.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Literature will be announced at the beginning of the semester.
Special features Students will be selected according to their suitability for the current envisaged project team.
Introduction to business ethics
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Module description Introduction to ethics
Contents of the module - Ethics and morality
- Human rights, moral and ethical theories
- Tolerance, public and private space
- The role of evil
- Ethical problems in daily working life
- Reasons for unethical behaviour
- Ethical sensibility
- Fighting corruption
- Ethical sub-systems
Qualification aims of the module At the end of the course, students should;

- Understand the origins of modern ethics
- Understand the importance of ethical behaviour
- Be able to improve ethical standards at work

The following competencies will be acquired;

- Subject competence 40 %
- Social competence 20 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is suitable for any Bachelor’s degree course.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Written examination
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Trevino, K. and Nelson, K. (2013) Managing Business Ethics 6th edition. Wiley and Sons, Hoboken. ISBN-13: 978-1118582671
Public international law
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Module description Introduction to public international law
Contents of the module The course teaches public international law with selective emphasis, as follows;

- The principles of public international law (including sources of law, the relationship between national and international law, the Law of War and Peace, the Law of Nations, human rights)

- Public international law from a commercial perspective (law and the WTO, foreign investment protection, the Law of the Sea, law and human development, law and the environment).
Qualification aims of the module The students will be enable to identify and apply established principles of public international law to solve practical problems and cases.

- Subject competence 50 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 20 %
- Practical/systems competence 10 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The course is useful in all Bachelor’s programmes.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course The students will be referred to reputable and publically accessible internet-based sources. In addition, they will be given a reading list.
Sustainable economic development
Code WM 11.1.2.x
Module description Sustainable development
Contents of the module - Man-made environmental changes and their impacts on economic performance
- Cost/benefit analysis methods in macro and microeconomic contexts
- Sustainable development and other response options to changes in the natural environment
- Green accounting methods
- Green growth and job creation
Qualification aims of the module At the end of the course, the students will have extensive knowledge of the nature of the effects of natural environmental changes, particularly climate change, on the world of commerce. They will be able to estimate the macroeconomic risks to key industries associated with such changes and to plan and implement strategies to direct the development of a business according to established environmentally sustainable standards and procedures.

- Subject competence 50 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 10 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is useful in all Bachelor’s programmes
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Written examination 120 minutes
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course The necessary literature will be announced and will be accessible from public sources on the Internet, in particular publications of the World Bank and the United Nations.

Summer semester (starts March)

State and economy

Academic Writing I *
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Module description Academic Writing I
Contents of the module - Conception and planning of academic research projects
- Sources and collection of academic research materials
- Analytical frameworks for evaluating research materials
- International referencing systems
- The roles of originality and plagiarism
- Academic conventions in writing
- Practical training
Qualification aims of the module At the end of the course, the students will be able to plan and execute an academic research project at Bachelor’s level. They will know how to search for relevant academically acceptable data, how to structure this data into their project, how to choose suitable analysis methods, and how to put this knowledge into practice. They will understand and practice using internationally accepted referencing systems, and avoid plagiarism.

- Subject competence 40 %
- Methodological competence 30 %
- Social competence 10 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is useful for all students who need to submit academic project work or a thesis meeting international quality standards.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5 ECTS
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Swales, M. (2012). Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Business Simulation I *
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Module description Business simulation I
Contents of the module The course applies a computer-based simulation of the interaction of the internal divisions of a hypothetical firm producing 3 products to sell on 2 or more markets against competitors making the same product, and its market position relative to competitors making these types of products. Market share is allocated to a firm on the basis of its competitive strength. This is determined by the firm’s efficiency of production, including its strategic choices about control of financial management, staffing, machinery and equipment, supply logistics, pricing, marketing, and transport relative to that of other players. Students are given a handbook of rules, divided into teams to calculate and make the necessary numerical input decisions and academically to interpret and present the results of their actions in each of a series of simulation rounds.
Qualification aims of the module At the end of the course the students will know how to calculate financial ratios, to apply controlling techniques, to use given information to make strategic decisions in a changing environment, to coordinate typical internal activities of a firm, and to work in a management team.

- Subject competence 20 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 30 %
- Practical/systems competence 30 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Project work and discussions
Prerequisites for participation Students should ideally be familiar with EXCEL and the fundamentals of business economics.
Applicability of the module The module is useful in all Bachelor’s courses in business
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester and summer semester
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course A proprietary handbook will be made available.
Special features Support via StudIP, including extra information. Various communication channels such as e-mail, fora, and chats will be used.
Career management
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Module description Career management
Contents of the module - Career management from the company perspective; strategic workforce planning, employer branding, personnel and organizational development, change management and performance evaluation.

- Career management from the employee perspective; career stage, life stage, career change, employability, life-long learning and work-life balance.

- The central roles of motivation, learning, learning theory, competences, skills acquisition and transfer.
Qualification aims of the module At the end of the course, students should have acquired a broad understanding of the need for active career management, and have acquired the basic skills to manage their own careers and those of others.

The following competencies will be acquired;

- Subject competence 40 %
- Social competence 20 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is useful in all Bachelor’s degrees.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course McDonald, K., and Hite, L. (2016). Career development : a human resource development perspective.New York, N.Y., Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-1138786134
Doing business in Germany *
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Module description Doing Business in Germany I
Contents of the module The following contents are covered;
- Starting a business in Germany
- Business registration
- Company establishment and types of companies
- Law and regulations governing limited liability companies
- Law and regulations of partnerships (unlimited liability)
- Incentives and funding schemes; mapping national, regional and EU funding opportunities for businesses
- Company taxation
- Taxation of partnerships and individuals (employees)
- German labour market
- German industrial sectors and competitive benchmarking
Qualification aims of the module - Subject competence 50 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 10 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures, seminars and individual project work
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The course is specially designed for international exchange students
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester and summer semester
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Students will be referred to relevant publically accessible websites.
European business law
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Module description Introduction to European Law
Contents of the module - European integration
- Development and future of the EU
- EU institutions
- Multilevel governance
- Human rights
- The internal market of the EU
- Current issues in EU policy
Qualification aims of the module Students will develop an understanding of the foundations and principles of European integration. They will understand the unique nature of the European Union being a supranational organisation. The students will become familiar with basic principles of EU law and develop the capability to understand and discuss fundamental questions and challenges of EU law.
They will be enabled to analyze the transformation process of European economics and politics in the context of European integration.
They will be given an overview of the primary legislation foundation of European law and key legal and political questions of European integration.Furthermore, they will develop the ability to independently find a way through EU legislation.This module is taught in English so as to reinforce students’ language and communication skills, whilst a comparative approach to a variety of topics aims at encouraging their intercultural skills.

- Subject competence: 50 %
- Methodological competence: 20 %
- Social competence: 10 %
- Practical/systems competence: 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is designed for students of the International Programme.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Summer semester
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Students will be provided with teaching materials. These include legal documents, decisions of the Court of Justice of the EU, academic articles.
Financial Management
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Module description Financial Management
Name of instructor Prof. Dr. Olaf Streuer
Contents of the module - Basic Framework of Corporate Finance (Cash Cycle of the Company, Forms of Financing, Financial Management and Relations)
- Financial Statements and Analysis
- Valuation of Future Cash Flows, Risk and Return and the Cost of Capital
- Capital Budgeting
- Financing Policy (Capital Structure, Dividends and Working Capital Management) and Financial Planning
- Raising Capital (Private Equity, Issuing Securities, Crowdfunding)
- Valuation of Equity (Stocks) and Credit (Bonds) and value-based Management of the Company
Qualification aims of the module - Fundamental Knowledge of different Forms of Financing
- Ability to explain and use Capital Budgeting and Financial Planning Methods as well as the theoretical Model and the practical Calculation of Capital Pricing
- Ability to analyse and evaluate Investment Opportunities as well as the Firm‘s financial Situation and financial Needs taking different Forms of Financing into Consideration
- Ability to develop Financing Policies adapted to Investment Plans and financial Objectives of the Company
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and Case Studies
Prerequisites for participation Not necessary but helpful: basic Knowledge of Financial Accounting and Valuation of Future Cash Flow (Future Value and Compounding, Present Value and Discounting)
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points written Examination (120 minutes)
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 56 in class and 94 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Brealey / Myers / Allen (2017), Principles of Corporate Finance, 12th edition, McGraw Hill
Moles / Parrino / Kidwell (2011), Corporate Finance, Wiley
Brooks (2019), Financial Management – Core Concepts, 4th edition, Pearson
Ross / Westerfield / Jordan (2019), Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 12th edition, McGraw Hill
Titman / Kewon / Martin (2018), Financial Management – Principles and Applications, 13th edition, Pearson
Vernimmen (2011), Corporate Finance – Theory and Practice, 3rd edition, Wiley
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German language I *
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Module description German language I
Contents of the module - German as a foreign language
- Cultural discussions and excursions
Qualification aims of the module The qualification aims of the module are to establish or improve the student’s use of German. The ability The ability to listen, speak, write and read German at a higher level than before in the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages) is the principal aim. In addition themes in German culture and history will be taught and shown according to the level of linguistic ability so that the student will gain an understanding of the context in which the language operates. In this way the student will acquire intercultural competence. They will gain a degree of communication competence in a new language.
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Seminars and excursions
Prerequisites for participation A test of the present level of German language ability and categorization into the appropriate teaching group, being the next highest group in the CEFR system to the one previously achieved. It is open to students with no previous level of competence in German, and also to students at a level of up to C1, because various teaching groups will be formed.
Applicability of the module The module will improve the ability of the student to communicate with and understand the culture of German speakers. It will improve their integration into the German labour market.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points APL (alternative examination form, in the form of a written and an oral examination of equal weight).
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester
Length of the module One semester
Literature for the course Various books from the Hueber series, depending on the classification of the student’s pre-existing German language abilities. In addition, appropriate course material will be made available.
Special features There are three compulsory excursions on cultural and historical themes.
German language II
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Module description German language II
Contents of the module - German as a foreign language
- Cultural discussions and excursions
Qualification aims of the module The qualification aims of the module are to establish or improve the student’s use of German. The ability to listen, speak, write and read German at a higher level than before in the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages) for languages is the principal aim. In this way the student will gain a more advanced degree of communication competence in the language.
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Seminars and excursions
Prerequisites for participation A test of the present level of German language ability and categorization into the appropriate teaching group, being the next highest group in the CEFR system to the one previously achieved. This course is only available to students already competent in German at a minimum level of A1 and a maximum level of C1.
Applicability of the module The module will further improve the ability of the student to communicate with and understand the culture of German speakers.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points APL (alternative examination form, in the form of a written and an oral examination of equal weight).
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Intercultural practice project *
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Module description Intercultural practice project
Contents of the module The course is designed for visiting students of the business department. The project will give the students the opportunity to gain insight into business processes in a German enterprise or administration. The hosting enterprise or administration authorities will give the students a task including an international aspect.
Qualification aims of the module The students will get insight into business processes of German companies / administrative authorities. They will work on a task in a real business context. This will strengthen the communication competences of the students. At the same time practical skills such as planning the task, documenting the work and presenting results will be trained.
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Project work
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is specially designed for the International Programme.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form.
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability Winter semester and summer semester
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course This depends on the project, and will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
Interdisciplinary practice project I *
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Module description Interdisciplinary practice project I
Contents of the module The course consists of a project to be completed in an interdisciplinary team, primarily made up of any combination of engineers, architects, designers and business students. The project changes by the semester, but is always based on producing parts of an environmentally friendly and economically practical building and design plans in a guided team. The plans and designs may be executed to fulfil the criteria of a real-world tender or a competition, or may be an exercise designed to develop the skills needed to later do such work. The content is not the same as Interdisciplinary project II, but may be a precursor to such a project.
Qualification aims of the module The module aims to develop the students’ understanding of the interconnected professional roles design, engineering, and business play in turning project ideas into viable plans. It strengthens their ability to interact in a competent and professional manner with other disciplines in team settings, to make compromises, and to optimize technical, ecological, and economic project criteria as the result of group effort.

- Subject competence 20 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 30 %
- Practical/systems competence 30 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Discussions, project work and presentations.
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The subject is not suitable for students who have not completed at least the first three semesters of study in their respective fields.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Literature will be announced at the beginning of the semester.
Special features Students will be selected according to their suitability for the current envisaged project team.
Introduction to export marketing
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Module description Introduction to export marketing
Contents of the module - Exporting and economic development
- Target market selection
- Export readiness analysis for the firm
- Export risk analysis (commercial and political),
- Export insurance
- Export packaging, labelling, and documentation
- Transport and export
Qualification aims of the module The student is taught to understand, identify and realize an export strategy and plan for the organization. The student is able to increase international sales of goods in this way.

- Subject competence 50 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 10 %
- Practical/systems competence 30 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The course is suitable for all Bachelor’s students.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Written examination
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course Nelson, C. A. (2009) Import/export: how to take your business across borders, 4th edition. ISBN 978-0-07-148255-4

Further literature will be given at the beginning of the semester.
Introduction to health and safety
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Module description Introduction to health and safety
Contents of the module - The role of health and safety in modern workplaces
- Health and safety in legal systems
- Benchmarking and standard setting in health and safety management
- Health and safety monitoring and reporting
- Problems and solutions in selected working environments
- Case studies
- Excursions
Qualification aims of the module The course enables students to understand in detail the interface between legal requirements for health and safety at work and the practical demands of industrial and commercial environments. Students will obtain a broad overview of health and safety regulation. They will learn how to apply health and safety standards to various and complex working situations. They will be able to independently develop and implement health and safety improvement strategies.

- Subject competence 50 %
- Methodological competence 20 %
- Social competence 10 %
- Practical/systems competence 20 %
Language of instruction English
Type of instruction Lectures and discussions
Prerequisites for participation None
Applicability of the module The module is useful to anyone intending to work in personnel management, in production, and in corporate strategy.
Requirements for completion and gaining credit points Alternative examination form
Number of hours of work required 150 hours of which 64 in class and 86 private study including exam preparation time.
Number of credit points 5
Frequency of availability By request
Length of the module 1 semester
Literature for the course As the field changes rapidly, the literature required will be announced at the beginning of each semester.
Special features There will be a number of excursions and on-site discussions with industrialists.

Courses marked with * can only be taken once during a two semester exchange.

The application deadline for the winter semester is July 15th, and January 15th for the summer semester.  Applications to the International Office please.