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International Financial Management

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students understand the basic concepts of international business administration as well as financial and cost management and financial controlling as management functions. Students understand and be able to apply planning and control systems that complement the use of traditional cost and income statements and assist the management in strategic decisions, in particular in relation to small and medium sized businesses in the field of sport, culture and events management. Furthermore, students are able to identify special strategic financial situations and use tools like balanced scorecard, as a link between strategic controlling and operational control, brought into context through real world examples from the fields of sport, culture and events management. Students are also able to assess the resulting competitive advantage through efficient financial and costing structures.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

In the course the approaches to value-oriented international financing and controlling, as well as well-established tools such as zero-based budgeting, performance measurement or contribution margin accounting will be classified by their significance. The fundamentals of international financing and budgeting, allocation in the planning process and the assessment of both the company and project success with the help of appropriate indicators and performance measurement systems, such as the balanced scorecard, should enable students to determine a suitable control strategy and key performance indicators in real world examples, both in the planning and in the assessment of target deviations

recommended or required reading

Atkinson, A. A., Kaplan, R. S., Matsumura, E. M., Young, S. M. (2011): Management Accounting: Information for Decision-Making and Strategy Execution (6th Edition). Pearson
Bowhill, B. (2008): Business Planning and Controll, Integratin Accounting, strategy and people, John Wiley Hoboken etc. 2008
Bragg. S. M. (2014): The New Controller Guidebook: Third Edition. Accounting Tools Inc.
Revsine, L., Collins, D.W. , Johnson, B. W. Edts.(2005): Financial Reporting and Analysis, 3rd Ed. Pearson, Prentice Hall
Grinblatt, M., Titman, S. : Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy, McGraw Hill
Jones, C. (2008): Financial Economics, Routledge New York London 2008
Martin, C. (2004): Logistics and supply chain management: strategies for reducing cost and improving service. Financial Times
Valdez, S. (2007) An Introduction to Global financial Markets, 5th Ed. Palgrave Mc Millan 2007
Tan, W. (2007): Principles of Project and Infrastructure Finance. Taylor and Francis London New York 2007
Weygandt, J. J., Kimmel. P. D., Kieso, D. E. (2007): Managerial accounting. Wiley.

assessment methods and criteria

written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Johann Kann, MBA

year of study

1st year of study

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (seminar degree)

mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable


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