International Business Studies FT
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level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
know the key concepts of macroeconomics;
be able to classify current economic developments according to macroeconomic principles;
be able to analyze economic policy measures according to macroeconomic principles.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

This course is an introduction to macroeconomics, covering the theoretical concepts and models necessary to analyze macroeconmic topics. These theoretical concepts and models are used to examine problems currently important to nation states, the EU or the entire world.

recommended or required reading

Bofinger, P.: Grundzüge der Volkswirtschaftslehre. 2.Aufl., München, 2007.
Krugman, P., Wells, R.: Volkswirtschaftslehre. Stuttgart, 2010.
Samuelson, Paul A. and William D. Nordhaus: Economics. 19.ed., Boston, 2009.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


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) Brent Kigner, PhD

year of study

1st year

recommended optional program components

not specified

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type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable