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Fundamentals of Business Management (E)

level of course unit

Introduction, fundamentals

Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to: - identify different business-related fields and to present problems in these fields together with their respective solutions. - describe the diverse connections between different aspects related to business studies. - use business-related specialist vocabulary correctly.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

- Overview and content analysis of the most important topics/problems in business studies. - Definition and basics of business studies within the framework of economics. - Business studies as a science and differentiation from economics, management studies and leadership. - Constitutive company decisions (legal forms and selection of location). - Functional company decisions (basics: procurement, production, sales, accounting and capital management). - Business-based leadership decisions: management and ethics, strategic planning and monitoring, staff and organization (structural organization and operational organization).

recommended or required reading

Vahs, D.; Schäfer-Kunz, J.: Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 6. Auflage. Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag, Stuttgart, 2012

assessment methods and criteria

Seminar paper, written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mirjam Franz, MSc

year of study

1. Year of studies

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory subject

mode of delivery

20% web-based self-learning unit, 80% in class course (integrated lecture)

work placement(s)

Not applicable