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Internship

The Guided Industrial Project is a 4-6 month long internship and takes place in the
summer break between the second and the third year and the fall semester (5th semester).
Each year students present their internship projects at the Internship Day, where they can inform themselves about internship providers and establish first vital contacts by getting to know company representatives and guests.

 

Thesis Writing

The bachelor thesis represents an important document for the job application process. It shows the ability of a student to analyze and solve a single problem based on an aimed usage of scientific instruments, a critical reflection of the status quo in scientific literature, and an original development his/her own ideas. Therefore, the necessary quality standards need to be fulfilled. A minimum of 30 pages (excluding all indexes and appendix) is required. The topic of the thesis can be related with a real logistics problem in a company. The previous thesis projects can be found here.

Triangle courses

The transdisciplinary Triangle Module offers courses with a focus on at least one of the areas of business, technology and innovation, and societal context. The offerings comprise essential knowledge of these fields for students from other majors as well as problem-based courses that tackle global challenges from different disciplinary backgrounds. Working together with students from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds in these courses broadens the students horizon by crossing the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

Students choose courses from the Business-Technology-Societal Context-triangle worth a total of 15 ECTS credits.

Entrepreneurship
and Innovation II

Innovation is THE source of sustainable competitive advantage for firms around the world. However, building an organization to successfully and repeatedly bring innovations to market is a daunting managerial challenge.

This course will focus on the practices and processes that managers use to manage innovation effectively. Over two semesters several aspects will be examined of innovation: e.g. exploring, executing, leveraging and renewing innovation.

The focus will be on entrepreneurial firms. The course is designed to provide a deep grounding in the field of innovation for managers and entrepreneurs whose goal is to play a leading role in innovation-driven firms. The material moves between strategic issues (what should you do?) and organizational and managerial issues (how should you get it done?).

The focus of the course is on exemplifying and experiencing the innovation process and implementation. Students have to develop business ideas and business plans. They will also be trained to present their business ideas in a pitch.

International Economics II

Trans-border activities such as international trade, international capital movements and international labor migration have become prominent forces in national economies in the current era of economic globalization. By analyzing the patterns, causes and effects of these international economic activities the seminars International Economics I and II  supplements the courses Microeconomics and Macroeconomics with an international perspective. Students apply their knowledge from microeconomics by formulating trade and migration theories and by analyzing the causes and effects of these trans-border activities on national economies and actors. Knowledge gained in Macroeconomics enables students to examine various international macroeconomic policy issues such as the determinants and effects of a growing number of international financial crises and the latest trends in international competitiveness of national economies and their industries.

Managerial Accounting

Managerial accounting is a company’s internal language, and is used for decision-making, production management, product design and pricing and for motivating and evaluating employees. It deals with the application of statistical tools and decision models to accounting data for the purpose of facilitating managerial control.

The course Managerial Accounting comprises strategic and operative planning as well as controlling (target setting, feed-back and feed-forward control, balanced scorecard). Cost allocation, full costing and cost-volume-profit analysis are the focus of managerial accounting. This course presents methods of preparing managerial accounting information, and how these methods are used by companies.

Corporate Finance and Investment

This course will provide students with the basics of corporate finance. It will introduce to the analytical tools and the necessary techniques for the financial management of a firm.

This course further provides the foundation for the basic domains of international investments (Principles of the Financial Trading Markets, Financial Intermediation, Risk-Return Relations, Portfolio Diversification, Shares, Bonds, Options, and Future Trading) in the international financial markets. It provides the basics to make informed and effective investment decisions on financial markets. This course focuses on financial decision making in order to be successful in the today’s global financial markets. Particular emphasis is given to market mechanisms, economical, and for sure, investment aspects. This course answers the questions “How do I get started with investing and how do I buy and sell securities?”.

Applied Project Management

Well-run projects depend entirely on the foundation laid in the initial planning stages, care and precision in project organization, and excellent teamwork. This course offers a detailed look at the characteristics of projects and a hands-on team simulation of the project planning and management process.

This course covers the explanation of various project phases according to the PMI standard (Project Management Institute), major and detailed tasks. It will deal with task assignment and resource allocation, budgeting, tracking, and scheduling techniques as well as with project leadership and team processes. The course will give students hands-on experiences in project management, as students have to run a project on their own in teams over the semester.

Finance & Project Management

The module “Finance and Project Management” deals with Corporate Finance and Investment, Managerial Accounting and Project Management.

The aim of this module is to prepare students to be able to apply fundamental management skills in finance, accounting and project management, such as task assignment and resource allocation, budgeting, financing, tracking, and scheduling techniques as well as with project leadership and team processes

International Economics I

Trans-border activities such as international trade, international capital movements and international labor migration have become prominent forces in national economies in the current era of economic globalization. By analyzing the patterns, causes and effects of these international economic activities the seminars International Economics I and II  supplements the courses Microeconomics and Macroeconomics with an international perspective. Students apply their knowledge from microeconomics by formulating trade and migration theories and by analyzing the causes and effects of these trans-border activities on national economies and actors. Knowledge gained in Macroeconomics enables students to examine various international macroeconomic policy issues such as the determinants and effects of a growing number of international financial crises and the latest trends in international competitiveness of national economies and their industries.