W001 – Introduction to Business in Germany

Module
Introduction to Business in Germany
Introduction to Business in Germany
Module number
W001
Version: 1
Faculty
Business Administration
Level
Bachelor/Diploma
Duration
1 Semester
Semester
Summer and Winter semester
Module supervisor

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Anne-Katrin Haubold
anne-katrin.haubold(at)htw-dresden.de

Lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Gerard Lewis
gerard.lewis(at)htw-dresden.de
Lecturer in: "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Gestring
ingo.gestring(at)htw-dresden.de
Lecturer in: "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Christoph Mayer
christoph.mayer(at)htw-dresden.de
Lecturer in: "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Anne-Katrin Haubold
anne-katrin.haubold(at)htw-dresden.de
Lecturer in: "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Ralph Sonntag
ralph.sonntag(at)htw-dresden.de
Lecturer in: "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Prof. Dr. oec. publ. Wolfgang Sattler
wolfgang.sattler(at)htw-dresden.de
Lecturer in: "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Prof. Dr. jur. Thorsten S. Richter
richtert(at)htw-dresden.de
Lecturer in: "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nicola Neuvians
nicola.neuvians(at)htw-dresden.de
Lecturer in: "Introduction to Business in Germany"

M. A. Kerstin Kathy Meyer-Ross
meyer-ross(at)htw-dresden.de
Lecturer in: "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Course language(s)

English
in "Introduction to Business in Germany"

ECTS credits

5.00 credits

Workload

150 hours

Courses

3.00 SCH (2.00 SCH Vorlesung | 1.00 SCH Other)

Self-study time

105.00 hours

Pre-examination(s)
None
Examination(s)

Alternative examination - Paper
Module examination | Weighting: 50% | not to be compensated | wird in englischer Sprache abgenommen
in "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Written examination
Module examination | Examination time: 90 min | Weighting: 50% | not to be compensated | wird in englischer Sprache abgenommen
in "Introduction to Business in Germany"

Form of teaching

The course “introduction to Business in Germany” consists of a series of 12 individual lectures held by different professors of the business faculty. In addition to the lectures, two company visits are going to take place.

Media type

The lecture is usually based on powerpoint presentations which are available on the  study platform OPAL. Additional study material may be distributed during class.

Instruction content/structure

The lectures in the first part of the term provide an overview on the basic elements of the business life in Germany, e.g., cover topics like the social market economy and the system of co-determination in Germany. In the following lectures, the structure of the German economy ranging from the start-up scene to DAX-30 companies will be highlighted. The last part of the lecture series is devoted to different current themes, for example ownership succession in family-owned businesses.

Qualification objectives

The aim of the course is to provide a basis understanding of the specifics of the German business environment. After successfully completing the module the student will be able to: 1. systematically place the content of the other subjects he/she has studied into the wider German business context, 2. understand with regard to which aspects doing business in Germany is different from doing business in other parts of the world.

Social and personal skills

Being able to write a scientific essay on a subject adjacent to the topics presented in the lecture

Special admission requirements
No information
Recommended prerequisites

English level B2,   TOEFL 550 or equivalent

2 years of academic   studies (bachelor leve) in Business Administration at a University outside   Germany

 

Continuation options
No information
Literature

Each lecturer will provide further reading

Current teaching resources

Presentation material will be made available via the internet study platform OPAL.

Notes

Your grade will be based on a  1½ hours closed book written exam and an essay on a given topic.

The participant target group for this course consists of international students who are continuing their studies at the HTW Dresden for one or two terms as international exchange students.