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Introduction to Business Administration

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to identify various business-related partial areas as well as illustrate related problems and solution methods, comprehend and explain relationships between business-related partial areas and apply business-related specialist vocabulary.

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course contents

Overview of the correlation analysis of the most important topics/problem areas in business administration. The subject and fundamentals of business administration within the context of economic sciences as well as business administration as a science and delimitation to political economics. Moreover, management science, management and constitutive company decisions (legal forms and location selection) are part of the course content.
Other focal points are functional company decisions (fundamentals: procurement, production, sales, accounting and capitalist economy) and business-related management decisions: management and ethics, strategic planning and control, personnel and organization (structural and operational organization).

recommended or required reading

Vahs D.; Schäfer-Kunz J.: Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 7. Auflage, Schäffer-Poeschel-Verlag, 2015
Wöhe G.; Döring U.; Brösel G.: Einführung in die allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre,
26. Auflage, Vahlen Verlag, 2016

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, presentation

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number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrative course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


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year of study


recommended optional program components

Not specified

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type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery

Integrative course

work placement(s)

Not applicable