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Developing Business Cases

Name of module in english: Developing Business Cases

Exam number: 6050

Semester: from 4th semester (Schwerpunktbildung)

Duration of the module: One semester

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

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester (last time summer semester 2018)

Prerequisites: There is only a limited amount of 30 spots available in this module. Please attend the first session to apply for the module. If there are more applicants than spots the selection will be based on previously completed classes at the CfER and  the Chair of Management and Organisation.

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: Benjamin Michels (MBA), Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch, Miriam Büxenstein

Language of teaching: English and German!!

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (lecture, tutorials, seminar etc.) 56,25 h; self-study: 123,75 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 5

Methods and duration of examination:
Active participation in the seminar. Compulsory attendance. Sucessful Writing and Pitching of a Business Concept.

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):
The participants learn to recognize and evaluate business opportunities and developments and are enabled to realize business ideas in a business model canvas due to Osterwalder (2004). The seminar is addressed to interested students from all faculties. The seminar encourages personal initiatives and entrepreneurial competences, especially project management skills, as well as autonomous and team work.

Contents of the module:
The seminar is open for students from all faculties with interest in Entrepreneurship and the development of business ideas and concepts. The students are going to develop their own business concepts in teams within the theoretical and digital structure of the seminar. In an interim presentation and with the support of a professional communication- and pitchtraining the students learn how to present a business concept in front of a audience.

Teaching and learning methods:

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.