Facility & Real  Estate Management FT
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Selected Topics Business Management (Abroad)

level of course unit

Advanced knowledge, immersion

Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to: - describe and apply basic concepts and methods of business studies. - describe and apply detailed concepts and contexts related to business studies. - critically evaluate and question methods and concepts related to business studies. - analyze and apply business studies methods and concepts to the real estate industry

prerequisites and co-requisites

Lectures "Business Studies Basics" BWL.1, "Accounting Basics" BWL.2, "Marketing" BWL.3

course contents

The course focuses on the basic principles and specific knowledge of the individual disciplines. A few examples of the subject areas which will be addressed are: - organizational management - human resource management - accounting - controlling - distribution, marketing and corporate communication - Strategic management - Corporate management - Financial industry - Procurement, production and logistics - Business informatics - Business studies in the real estate industry. A general module description for the course in the semester abroad can and should not be defined in order to ensure the free space for the students due to the large number of partner universities and the there offered selections within the economics. In the following the course contents are exemplified. ECTS and national credits are given. Students are subjected to the graduation modalities at the partner university. The selected examples represent the three groups of partner countries (industrialized countries outside Europe, European countries as well as developing and emerging countries). Course example at the Inha university, Incheon, South Korea: BUS2302 Cost Management Accounting, Credits 3: Cost Management Accounting provides key data to managers for various purposes, including product costing, performance evaluation, and decision making. We stress our major theme of "different costs for different purposes" through this subject. Studying Cost Management Accounting is one of best business investments a student can make. The central focus of this subject is how cost management accounting helps managers make better decisions. Course example at the Inha University, Incheon, Südkorea: BUS3202 Human Resources, Credits 3: As environment within which an organization operates has become dynamic, external and internal forces are consistently changing the rules which organization must amend or adopt new strategies to remain competitive. A change in strategy will determine the direction of each function within the organization, including the human resources management function. This course provides an overview of relevant theory and practice of human resource management (HRM) with emphasis on the people. Course example at the University of Groningen, Groningen, Niederlande: M?IBS?11EFILOL23 Finance ? Logistics, ECTS 2: Getting to know the main topics of finance in relation to logistics and supply chain management. Topics to be discussed are: Dupont chart, Cash cycle, Financial Planning models, Logistics Costs and ABC costing, Make or buy decisions, Inventory management.

recommended or required reading

- Rowoldt, J.: Human Resource Management: Lehrbuch für Bachelor und Master, Springer Verlag Berlin, 1. Auflage, 2013 - Bartscher, T., Stöckl, J., Träger, T.: Personalmanagement: Grundlagen, Handlungsfelder, Praxis, Person Verlag München, 1. Auflage, 2012 - Kotler, P. Armsstong, G., Wong, V., Saunders, J.: Grundlagen des Marketings, Person Verlag München, 5. Auflage, 2010 - Kotler, P., Keller, L., Bliemel, F.: Marketing-Management: Strategien für wertschaffendes Handeln, Person Verlag München, 12. Auflage, 2007 - Johnson, G., Scholes, K., Whittington, R.: Strategisches Management - Eine Einführung - Unternehmensführung, Person Verlag München, 9. Auflage, 2011 - Jones, G., Bouncken, R.: Organisation: Theorie, Design und Wandel, Person Verlag München, 5. Auflage, 2008 - Vahs, D.: Organisation: Ein Lehr- und Managementbuch, Schäffer Poeschel München, 8. Auflage, 2012 - Porter, M, Volker, B., Schwoer, T.: Wettbewerbsstrategie: Methoden zur Analyse von Branchen und Konkurrenten, Campus Verlag Frankfurt, 12. Auflage, 2013 - Berk, J, DeMarzo, P.: Grundlage der Finanzwirtschaft, Person Verlag München, 2. Auflage, 2011 - Copeland, T., Weston, F., Shastri, K.: Finanzierungstheorie und Unternehmenspolitik, Person Verlag München, 4. Auflage, 2007

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Director of Studies

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type of course unit

Compulsory subject

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