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Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre

Entrepreneurship and effectuation

Exam number: 6056

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 winter semester

Prerequisites: There is only a limited amount of 25 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 our chair (comparable to the selection process for final theses). Please notice the session at Schloss Gollwitz with extra seminar costs between 60-80 EUR. Grundlagenausbildung should be completed.

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: Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (lecture, tutorials, seminar etc.) 45 h; self-study: 135 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3

Methods and duration of examination:
Written seminar paper (12 pages) and presentation of the paper

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 learn 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 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 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:

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.