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Practical Project II: Corporate Management

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

In this course students learn how to implement a start-up plan using a real corporate plan or by developing a start-up concept. They are able to implement a current and start-up-related case study from the field of entrepreneurship in cooperation with entrepreneurs who wish to start their own businesses. Students develop solution approaches to problems and solution strategies to problems on their own for problems that might arise in real life during the start-up process.

Students acquire detailed knowledge about the options given in the field of modelling, planning, monitoring and implementing alternative business and decision models in line with application-oriented management tools used in management. They make use of their acquired knowledge during a practical project or in cooperation with a real project partner from the world of business.

• are able to implement a project using professional project management skills.
• are able to realize projects systematically, to a high standard and on time.
• know about the special roles within a project.
• know about the significance of project communication on all levels (talks, documentation, descriptions, presentation) and know how to behave accordingly.
• have professional expertise to solve specific problems.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

In this course students touch upon current business-related case studies from the field of corporate management in cooperation with small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. Students develop solution approaches and strategy approaches to solve problems relevant in management in the real-life economy. Potential problem areas: business finance problems, economic performance problems, HR and organizational issues. When tackling these, students pay particular attention to reflecting on the level of knowledge acquired up to that point in time in a holistic and systemic way.

In doing so, students bring in their knowledge acquired up to that point in time and contrast it with observations and experiences made during the practical project. Students deepen and improve their subject-specific skills, while at the same time consolidating further skills such as social skills, risk management skills, budgeting skills and their ability to take economically responsible decisions.

Building on the experience gained through Practical Project I and on additional knowledge and skills acquired in other courses, students are given the opportunity to use this expertise in real projects. In doing so, they consolidate and apply their skills especially those from the field of project and quality management as well as subject-specific problem solving skills. Students work on the projects on their own and only ask the lecturer for instructions if they need support. Students are responsible for planning, coordinating, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating and giving the final report. The role of the lecturer is focused on project coaching.

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Abhängig von der thematischen Ausrichtung des Real-Life-Business-Projekts


Abhängig von der thematischen Ausrichtung des Real-Life-Business-Projekts

assessment methods and criteria

project or report

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) DDr. Mario Situm,Dr. Mag. Nikolaus Seitz, MBA,Dipl.-Kffr. Karin Steiner,Prof. (FH) Dr. Wolfgang Klose

year of study

2.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable