Energy & Sustainability Management FT
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Selected Topics Economics

level of course unit

Introduction and consolidation

Learning outcomes of course unit

A generally valid description of the acquired competences for the semester abroad cannot and should not be defined due to the large number of partner universities and the choices they offer, in order to guarantee freedom for students. The learning outcomes are based on the fundamentals and in-depth knowledge of the individual disciplines in the field of economics. The national credits are converted individually into ECTS points corresponding to performance where appropriate.

As an example, the students have acquired the following competences:

The students are able to:
• Describe and apply basic concepts and methods in economics

• Critically evaluate and question methods and concepts in economics

• Recognize and understand economic interrelations in the context of the energy industry and sustainability management

prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Business Administration & Economics (ECO.1)

course contents

A generally valid description of the course content for the semester abroad cannot and should not be defined due to the large number of partner universities and the choices they offer, in order to guarantee freedom for students. The learning contents are based on the fundamentals and in-depth knowledge of the individual disciplines in the field of economics.

As an example, this module has the following course contents:

• Economic theory
• Microeconomics
• Macroeconomics
• Econometrics
• Regional economics
• Economics of the energy industry
• Sustainable management and sustainability strategies in the economic context
• Closed-loop economy
• Economic policy
• Environmental economics

recommended or required reading

A generally valid description of the course content for the semester abroad cannot and should not be defined due to the large number of partner universities and the choices they offer, in order to guarantee freedom for students. Depending on the course content of the semester abroad at the partner universities, correspondingly adapted specialist literature is required.

As an example, this module is based on the following specialist literature:

• Krugman, P., R., Wells, 2017. Volkswirtschaftslehre. 2. Auflage. München: Schäffer Poeschel
• Pirounakis, N., 2013. Real Estate Economics: A Point-to-Point Handbook. UK: Routledge.
• Maier, G., F., Tödtling, 2012. Regional- und Stadtökonomik 1: Standorttheorie und Raumstruktur. 5. Auflage. Wien: Springer
• Maier, G., F., Tödtling, 2012. Regionalentwicklung und Regionalpolitik. 4. Auflage. Wien: Springer
• Rottke, N., M., Voigtländer, 2017. Immobilienwirtschaftslehre – Ökonomie. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verla

assessment methods and criteria

Students are subject to the respective examination modalities of the partner university.

language of instruction

German

number of ECTS credits allocated

10

eLearning quota in percent

0

course-hours-per-week (chw)

0

planned learning activities and teaching methods

The respective partner university determines the teaching methods.

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

3

name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Christian Huber

year of study

2

recommended optional program components

none

course unit code

VWL

type of course unit

integrated lecture

work placement(s)

none