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International Business Administration

New Perspectives in Management Theory (R-Module)

Exam number: 6616

Semester: from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each Summer Term

Prerequisites: Only a limited amount of spots is available in this module. Please attend the first session to gain further information on how to apply for this module. If there are more applicants than spots, the selection will be based on previously completed classes at our chair (comparable to the selection process for final theses).

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch

Name of the professor: Madeleine Rauch, Dr. Matthias Wenzel

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.) 42 h; self-study: 138 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 4

Methods and duration of examination:
Written seminar paper (15 pages) as well as the presentation and discussion of journal articles

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Students should achieve capabilities to analyse scientific perspectives and problems in reference to relevant theories and models. Furthermore they should learn the scientific approach of argumentation and rationale in a written paper, presentation as well as in discussion. This seminar serves as a fundamental basis for the master thesis.
General competencies: 

This seminar focuses on the transfer of key qualifications. By working independently students should understand complex problems, find well-reasoned solutions for discussion and advocate them in class.

Contents of the module:
This seminar refers to current questions in entrepreneurship and management research, which are crucial for the practices of organisations. Moreover, essential knowledge of academic work (finding literature, writing, academic presentation and discussion) is introduced and put into practice.

Teaching and learning methods:
Seminar, self-study

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Issue-specific, will be announced each week