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Which courses are suitable for me?

If you are a Bachelor's student: You can choose your business courses from the bachelor's level courses only. Master's level courses are usually not open to Bachelor/undergraduate students. Exceptions can only be made if you are in your 4th year of an undergraduate program at the time you come to Mannheim. Your contact person is Ms. Annabel Müller (mueller(at)bwl.uni-mannheim.de), departmental exchange coordinator at our Business School.

If you are a Master's/MBA student: You can choose Business courses from all master's level courses. Should your home university allow you to take selected bachelor's level courses, those are of course also open to you.

Area Accounting and Taxation

ACC 300 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Financial reports are a key source of reliable and relevant information about the financial position, profitability, and risk of an enterprise, on which investors and creditors depend in making resource allocation decisions. This course is designed to enable students to understand financial reports and the underlying reporting process and develop skills necessary in various decision-making situations. During this course, students would also have the opportunities to organize themselves into groups, meet regularly and work together on case-study assignments, and finally present their work before other students. In this process, they are expected to acquire the important group communication skills and build teamwork and leadership that are vital for the future business environment.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.), presentation
Instructor(s):
Description:
•    Introduction to business activities, overview of financial statements and reporting process
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Balance Sheet
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Income Statement
•    Balance Sheet: Presenting and analyzing resources and financing
•    Income Statement: Reporting the results of operating activities
•    Statement of Cash Flows
•    Revenue recognition, receivables, and customer advances
•    Working capital
•    Long-lived tangible and intangible assets
•    Notes, bonds, income taxes, and other liabilities
•    Shareholders’ equity: capital contributions and distribution
ACC 300 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Financial reports are a key source of reliable and relevant information about the financial position, profitability, and risk of an enterprise, on which investors and creditors depend in making resource allocation decisions. This course is designed to enable students to understand financial reports and the underlying reporting process and develop skills necessary in various decision-making situations. During this course, students would also have the opportunities to organize themselves into groups, meet regularly and work together on case-study assignments, and finally present their work before other students. In this process, they are expected to acquire the important group communication skills and build teamwork and leadership that are vital for the future business environment.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.), presentation
Instructor(s):
Description:
•    Introduction to business activities, overview of financial statements and reporting process
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Balance Sheet
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Income Statement
•    Balance Sheet: Presenting and analyzing resources and financing
•    Income Statement: Reporting the results of operating activities
•    Statement of Cash Flows
•    Revenue recognition, receivables, and customer advances
•    Working capital
•    Long-lived tangible and intangible assets
•    Notes, bonds, income taxes, and other liabilities
•    Shareholders’ equity: capital contributions and distribution
ACC 300 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Financial reports are a key source of reliable and relevant information about the financial position, profitability, and risk of an enterprise, on which investors and creditors depend in making resource allocation decisions. This course is designed to enable students to understand financial reports and the underlying reporting process and develop skills necessary in various decision-making situations. During this course, students would also have the opportunities to organize themselves into groups, meet regularly and work together on case-study assignments, and finally present their work before other students. In this process, they are expected to acquire the important group communication skills and build teamwork and leadership that are vital for the future business environment.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.), presentation
Instructor(s):
Description:
•    Introduction to business activities, overview of financial statements and reporting process
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Balance Sheet
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Income Statement
•    Balance Sheet: Presenting and analyzing resources and financing
•    Income Statement: Reporting the results of operating activities
•    Statement of Cash Flows
•    Revenue recognition, receivables, and customer advances
•    Working capital
•    Long-lived tangible and intangible assets
•    Notes, bonds, income taxes, and other liabilities
•    Shareholders’ equity: capital contributions and distribution
ACC 300 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Financial reports are a key source of reliable and relevant information about the financial position, profitability, and risk of an enterprise, on which investors and creditors depend in making resource allocation decisions. This course is designed to enable students to understand financial reports and the underlying reporting process and develop skills necessary in various decision-making situations. During this course, students would also have the opportunities to organize themselves into groups, meet regularly and work together on case-study assignments, and finally present their work before other students. In this process, they are expected to acquire the important group communication skills and build teamwork and leadership that are vital for the future business environment.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.), presentation
Instructor(s):
Description:
•    Introduction to business activities, overview of financial statements and reporting process
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Balance Sheet
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Income Statement
•    Balance Sheet: Presenting and analyzing resources and financing
•    Income Statement: Reporting the results of operating activities
•    Statement of Cash Flows
•    Revenue recognition, receivables, and customer advances
•    Working capital
•    Long-lived tangible and intangible assets
•    Notes, bonds, income taxes, and other liabilities
•    Shareholders’ equity: capital contributions and distribution
ACC 303 Financial Accounting I: Jahres- und Konzernabschluss (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students will acquire specific know ledge in the areas of financial accounting and group accounting. In addition, they are able to critically assess the definition of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses as well as the rules for recognition and measurement within the context of different accounting theories.
During exercise classes, tutorials and the team competition, this knowledge is applied to specific practical situations while considering and scrutinizing various aspects and points of view. Moreover, students need to assess the effects of different decision alternatives on the various stakeholders of a business (e.g. shareholders, managers, government, etc.) in order to develop appropriate strategies and action plans. The results of these considerations are presented in written form. This requires a clear understanding and analysis of the respective problem sets. Results need to be presented convincingly in a structured and comprehensible manner. Teamwork and leadership are further objectives of the course, as students form groups during the team competition.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • Introduction to financial accounting
  • Overview on accounting theories
  • Definition of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses
  • Recognition and measurement rules
  • Fundamentals of group accounting
ACC 351 International Accounting (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Examination achievement:
Grading is based on a final exam (100%).
The final exam is expected to take 90 minutes.
Instructor(s):
Description:
The lecturs is hold by Dr. Hütten, Chief Accounting Officer at SAP AG, Walldorf. The exercise class is hold by Dr. Sessar from SAP AG in Walldorf.

Course Hours:
tba

In response to the globalisation of the world’s capital markets the language of communicating financial information to these capital markets is experiencing a similar globalisation: Since 2001, almost 120 countries have required or permitted the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Thus, the world may not be far away from realising the vision of a global set of accounting standards. In such an environment being knowledgeable about IFRS is nearly as important for a business professionals as English language skills.
This course introduces you to the framework, concepts, and processes associated with international financial reporting. You will learn how IFRS are developed and used around the world. You will also examine fundamental IFRS requirements and will exercise their application in practice. Thus, the course shall enable you to understand financial statements prepared under IFRS and apply IFRS accounting and disclosure requirements to a wide range of scenarios.
ACC 352 Security Valuation & Financial Statement Analysis (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between August 27 - September 6, 2018. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Analyze financial statements, footnotes, and other corporate disclosures (e.g. conference calls)
• Prepare business forecast from the financials and use the forecasts to determine a firm’s fundamental value using various valuation models
• Develop the skills to critique security analyst reports, write and present your own research report
Examination achievement:
Students will demonstrate their understanding of and competency in course topics through an individual exam and team assignments. The final grade will be calculated as follows:

Assessment Delivery Percentage of Grade
Group assignments Group 30% (3 assignments, 10 pts each)
Final exam Individual 70% (70 pts)
TOTAL 100% (100 pts)
Instructor(s):
Description:
The objective of this class is to provide you a framework for analyzing a firm’s past performance, estimating its future performance, and valuing its equity. The student should leave the course with the ability to generate reasonably accurate (or at least logically consistent) forecasts of a firm's future financial performance, including revenues, earnings, asset balances and free cash flows. The class also presents all the major valuation models in a unified framework so the student should be facile in moving between discounted cash flow models, residual income models, and models based on market multiples such as the price-earnings ratio and the market-to-book ratio. The class has a financial modeling component, eVal, so that as the class progresses, students will build the pieces of a comprehensive financial statement forecasting and valuation tool. The course illustrates contemporary forecasting and valuation techniques used by practitioners as well as evidence from academic research on the effectiveness of these techniques.
TAX 303 Taxation I: Unternehmensbesteuerung (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students are able to make value judgements regarding the most important taxes affecting businesses. Specifically, they are able to make comparisons and determine the optimal choice of legal form for a business. Students can formulate projections and justify their statements. During exercises and tutorial classes, this knowledge is applied to specific practical situations while considering and scrutinizing various aspects and points of view. Moreover, students need to assess the effects of different decision alternatives on the various stakeholders of a business (e.g. shareholders, managers, government, etc.) in order to develop appropriate strategies and action plans. The results of these considerations are presented in written as well as in verbal form. Both forms of presentation require a clear understanding and analysis of the respective problem sets. Results need to be presented convincingly in a structured and comprehensible manner with the help of appropriate software. Teamwork and leadership are further objectives of the course, as students form groups during exercises. Accordingly, all outcomes (e.g. solutions to tax-related problem sets or developed tax planning strategies) are presented in groups.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • Income tax, corporate tax and commercial tax
  • Determination of taxable income
  • Non-income taxes (inheritance tax and property tax)
  • Corporate taxation and tax planning

Area Banking, Finance and Insurance

CC 302 / CC 303 Mathematics of Finance /Quantitative Methods (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students are supposed to learn about and apply the fundamental methods of the mathematics of finance, as well as its application in business administration. The lecture is concerned with two basic problems. On one hand, a payment flow will be valued (interests, dividends, bond investment). For that, specific interest models will be introduced. On the other hand, the interest yield of different investments will be defined. In addition, the mathematics of bonds and annuities will be thoroughly discussed.
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • Bond/yield valuation
CC 302 / CC 303 Finanzmathematik / Quantitative Methoden (Introductory course, German)
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Learning target:
Students are supposed to learn about and apply the fundamental methods of the mathematics of finance, as well as its application in business administration. The lecture is concerned with two basic problems. On one hand, a payment flow will be valued (interests, dividends, bond investment). For that, specific interest models will be introduced. On the other hand, the interest yield of different investments will be defined. In addition, the mathematics of bonds and annuities will be thoroughly discussed.
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • Bond/yield valuation
FIN 355 Behavioral Finance (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between August 27 - September 6, 2018. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
By the end of the course students will learn about types of limits to arbitrage; psychological aspects of decision-making relevant to Finance; common ”puzzles” in financial markets and the behavioral approach to explaining those puzzles.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
100% final exam
Instructor(s):
Description:
Much of modern financial economics works with modelsin which agents are rational and arbitrageurs can fix any mis-pricing. Behavioral Financial Economics is the area of finance which relaxes both of these assumptions. Behavioral models usually have two building blocks: limits to arbitrage, which make it difficult for rational traders to undo the dislocations caused by less rational traders; and psychology, which catalogs the kinds of deviations from full rationality we might expect to see. We discuss these two topics, and then consider a number of applications such as asset pricing (the aggregate stock market and the cross-section of average returns) or individual investor portfolio choice and trading behavior.
FIN 365 Risk Management and Financial Institutions (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
After successfully passing the course students know the main concepts to quantify and manage all kind of risks of financial institutions. They know how to apply the methods of risk management in banks and other financial institutions. The students get to know a comprehensive overview of the recent trends in regulation (Basel III) and of the bank losses and the lessons learned from the credit crisis of 2007.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
John C. Hull, “Risk Management and Financial Institutions,” forth edition, 2015.
 
Examination achievement:
100% final exam
Instructor(s):
Description:
This course deals with the ways in which risks are quantified and managed by financial institutions. Among the topics covered are the nature of financial institutions and their regulation, market risk, credit risk (briefly), operational risk, and the credit crisis of 2007.
FIN 401 Corporate Finance and Risk Management (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Participants of this partial module learn to assess and analyze the decision making problems of a finance department. They will be able to understand the effects of the fiscal system on financial decisions and to correctly calculate the capital costs for a corporation. Students will be made familiar with the essential instruments and decision-making processes inherent to the financing of listed corporations (stocks, bonds, loans, convertible bonds and other structured products). They also learn to apply and rate complex instruments, such as e.g. unconditional futures and swaps, and options for the change of chance-risk positions.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written final exam (86 min.), Written voluntary midterm exam (45 min.), Online quizzes
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • A fundamental introduction to the modern theory of business financing
  • An introduction to business valuation and capital costs calculus
  • An introduction to the most important derivatives (futures, swaps, options)
  • An introduction to corporate risk management
FIN 401 Corporate Finance and Risk Management (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Participants of this partial module learn to assess and analyze the decision making problems of a finance department. They will be able to understand the effects of the fiscal system on financial decisions and to correctly calculate the capital costs for a corporation. Students will be made familiar with the essential instruments and decision-making processes inherent to the financing of listed corporations (stocks, bonds, loans, convertible bonds and other structured products). They also learn to apply and rate complex instruments, such as e.g. unconditional futures and swaps, and options for the change of chance-risk positions.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written final exam (86 min.), Written voluntary midterm exam (45 min.), Online quizzes
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • A fundamental introduction to the modern theory of business financing
  • An introduction to business valuation and capital costs calculus
  • An introduction to the most important derivatives (futures, swaps, options)
  • An introduction to corporate risk management
FIN 401 Corporate Finance and Risk Management (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Participants of this partial module learn to assess and analyze the decision making problems of a finance department. They will be able to understand the effects of the fiscal system on financial decisions and to correctly calculate the capital costs for a corporation. Students will be made familiar with the essential instruments and decision-making processes inherent to the financing of listed corporations (stocks, bonds, loans, convertible bonds and other structured products). They also learn to apply and rate complex instruments, such as e.g. unconditional futures and swaps, and options for the change of chance-risk positions.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written final exam (86 min.), Written voluntary midterm exam (45 min.), Online quizzes
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • A fundamental introduction to the modern theory of business financing
  • An introduction to business valuation and capital costs calculus
  • An introduction to the most important derivatives (futures, swaps, options)
  • An introduction to corporate risk management
Finanzwirtschaft (Lecture w/ Exercise, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Learning target:
Participants of this Course are familiar with different investment methods and learn how to make decisions under certainty employing the most prevalent methods from practice. Moreover, they know the most important funding sources of companies and are able to price common securities employing basic methods.
Participants of the accompanying tutorials work successfully in teams and are able to present exercises in a clear and convincing manner.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
1. Basics
1.1. Definition and goals
1.2. Basic models of decision theory
2. Capital budgeting
2.1. Static capital budgeting methods
2.1.1. Accounting rate of return
2.1.2. Comparative cost method
2.1.3. Average return method
2.1.4. Payback period rule
2.2. Dynamic capital budgeting methods
2.2.1. Complete finance plan
2.2.2. Present value method
2.2.3. Annuity method
2.2.4. Method of internal interest rates
3. Financing forms
3.1. Legal form and financing
3.2. External financing
3.2.1. Equity financing
3.2.2. Financing by way of credit
3.3. Internal financing
3.3.1. Self-financing
3.3.2. Financing through accrual and allocation to the reserves
Finanzwirtschaft (Lecture w/ Exercise, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Learning target:
Participants of this Course are familiar with different investment methods and learn how to make decisions under certainty employing the most prevalent methods from practice. Moreover, they know the most important funding sources of companies and are able to price common securities employing basic methods.
Participants of the accompanying tutorials work successfully in teams and are able to present exercises in a clear and convincing manner.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
1. Basics
1.1. Definition and goals
1.2. Basic models of decision theory
2. Capital budgeting
2.1. Static capital budgeting methods
2.1.1. Accounting rate of return
2.1.2. Comparative cost method
2.1.3. Average return method
2.1.4. Payback period rule
2.2. Dynamic capital budgeting methods
2.2.1. Complete finance plan
2.2.2. Present value method
2.2.3. Annuity method
2.2.4. Method of internal interest rates
3. Financing forms
3.1. Legal form and financing
3.2. External financing
3.2.1. Equity financing
3.2.2. Financing by way of credit
3.3. Internal financing
3.3.1. Self-financing
3.3.2. Financing through accrual and allocation to the reserves
Finanzwirtschaft (Lecture w/ Exercise, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Learning target:
Participants of this Course are familiar with different investment methods and learn how to make decisions under certainty employing the most prevalent methods from practice. Moreover, they know the most important funding sources of companies and are able to price common securities employing basic methods.
Participants of the accompanying tutorials work successfully in teams and are able to present exercises in a clear and convincing manner.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
1. Basics
1.1. Definition and goals
1.2. Basic models of decision theory
2. Capital budgeting
2.1. Static capital budgeting methods
2.1.1. Accounting rate of return
2.1.2. Comparative cost method
2.1.3. Average return method
2.1.4. Payback period rule
2.2. Dynamic capital budgeting methods
2.2.1. Complete finance plan
2.2.2. Present value method
2.2.3. Annuity method
2.2.4. Method of internal interest rates
3. Financing forms
3.1. Legal form and financing
3.2. External financing
3.2.1. Equity financing
3.2.2. Financing by way of credit
3.3. Internal financing
3.3.1. Self-financing
3.3.2. Financing through accrual and allocation to the reserves
Finanzwirtschaft (Lecture w/ Exercise, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Learning target:
Participants of this Course are familiar with different investment methods and learn how to make decisions under certainty employing the most prevalent methods from practice. Moreover, they know the most important funding sources of companies and are able to price common securities employing basic methods.
Participants of the accompanying tutorials work successfully in teams and are able to present exercises in a clear and convincing manner.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
1. Basics
1.1. Definition and goals
1.2. Basic models of decision theory
2. Capital budgeting
2.1. Static capital budgeting methods
2.1.1. Accounting rate of return
2.1.2. Comparative cost method
2.1.3. Average return method
2.1.4. Payback period rule
2.2. Dynamic capital budgeting methods
2.2.1. Complete finance plan
2.2.2. Present value method
2.2.3. Annuity method
2.2.4. Method of internal interest rates
3. Financing forms
3.1. Legal form and financing
3.2. External financing
3.2.1. Equity financing
3.2.2. Financing by way of credit
3.3. Internal financing
3.3.1. Self-financing
3.3.2. Financing through accrual and allocation to the reserves
Grundlagen der Finanzmathematik / Quantitative Methoden (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students are supposed to learn about and apply the fundamental methods of the mathematics of finance, as well as its application in business administration. The lecture is concerned with two basic problems. On the one hand, a payment flow will be valued (interests, dividends, bond investment). For that, specific interest models will be introduced. On the other hand, the interest yield of different investments will be defined. In addition, the mathematics of bonds and annuities will be thoroughly discussed.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • bond/yield valuation
Grundlagen der Finanzmathematik / Quantitative Methoden (Introductory course, German)
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Learning target:
Students are supposed to learn about and apply the fundamental methods of the mathematics of finance, as well as its application in business administration. The lecture is concerned with two basic problems. On the one hand, a payment flow will be valued (interests, dividends, bond investment). For that, specific interest models will be introduced. On the other hand, the interest yield of different investments will be defined. In addition, the mathematics of bonds and annuities will be thoroughly discussed.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • bond/yield valuation
MAN/FIN 363 Introduction to Research Methods (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between August 27 - September 6, 2018. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Examination achievement:
Students will be required to develop a research proposal, detailing their understanding of the research process (100%)
Instructor(s):
Description:
The course offers an introduction to Research Methods. It will provide you with an understanding of different stages of the research process, and provide an overview over the following topics:
  • Literature reviews - how to conduct a rigorous and systematic review of the literature
  • Methods – a discussion of alternate of research methods. For each method there will be discussion on what the method entails, how it is used, exemplars of its use and the key issues that a researcher should be aware of with respect to these methods. We will cover:
  1. Qualitative research – how to conduct qualitative research; exemplars of qualitative studies; key readings in the area.
  2. Surveys - how to use surveys in research; exemplars of survey use; key readings in the area.
  3. Experiments - how to use experiments in research; exemplars of experiment use; key readings in the area
  • Analysis & presentation of results - Further resources and examples will be provided that you can take advantage of to learn more about the application of each method.
MAN/FIN 364 Environmental Finance (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between August 27 - September 6, 2018. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Examination achievement:
Short case in which students apply the knowledge gained to a case organisation/situation
Instructor(s):
Description:
This course addresses the issues arising from Environmental change.
 
Issues examined are:
•     What is the state of Science regarding Environmental Change?
•     What are the effects of Environmental Change on Business?
 
Examination is made of the:
•     moral case;
•     legal case; and
•     business case
for action at the business and policy level.


Special focus is placed on developing valuation approaches and software for evaluating the business case for action. A range of case examples are presented and discussed.

Area Information Systems

Integrated Information Systems (Wifo) (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Learning target:
After attending the lecture, exercises and tutorials students are able to:
  • model complex business processes based on popular modelling techniques
  • discuss the requirements, characteristics and effects of integrated information systems in industrial companies, including complex process interdependencies
  • complete basic tasks from different functional areas in a wide-spread integrated information system.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Klausur (90 Minuten)
Instructor(s):
Description:
This course first outlines the basics of data and business process modelling based on wide-spread approaches such as entity relationship diagrams, event-driven process chains (EPC), and business process model and notation (BPMN). The remainder of the course then focuses on the use and purpose of integrated information systems across different functional areas in industrial companies. Finally, basics of management support systems such as business intelligence systems are addressed.
 
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Application Systems in
    • Research and Development
    • Marketing and Sales
    • Procurement and Warehousing
    • Production
    • Shipping and Customer Service
    • Finance, Accounting, HR
  • Planning and Control Systems
Business Informatics I: Introduction and Foundations (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Anhand der Vorlesung sollen Sie erlernen, dass Wirtschaftsinformatik mehr als die Nutzung von Informationstechnik ist. Die Inhalte werden Sie im weiteren Verlauf Ihres Studiums sowie bei der Verwertung des erlernten Wissens in ihrer Bachelorarbeit nutzenbringend verwerten können.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
80% Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)
20% Gruppenarbeit

Studienbeginn vor HWS 2011:
100 % schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Instructor(s):
Description:
Die Vorlesung Wirtschaftsinformatik I vermittelt die Fundamente der Wirtschaftsinformatik als wissenschaftliche Disziplin. Im Rahmen einer Einführung werden unter anderem der Gegenstand, der Wissenschaftscharakter, die Forschungsziele, -theorien, und -methoden sowie Nachbardisziplinen und ein Ländervergleich behandelt. Im Rahmen der Grundlegung werden zentrale Inhalte wie Informationsbedarf, Informationsverhalten, Informationssystem, Informationsinfrastruktur, Benutzerverhalten, Aspekte einer Entwurfslehre und Inhalte der Evaluationsforschung vermittelt.
Business Informatics III: Development and Management of Information Systems (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
In order to be able to deal with these challenges, the “Development and Management of Information Systems” course is designed to introduce students to the various stages of the life cycle of an IS. Starting with the initial idea and conception of a system, the course will cover the process from development to introduction and, finally, application and value creation. In doing so, students will get to know the various entities and roles involved in IS development and management.
The primary objective of the course is to enable students to play a vital role at the intersection of technical and business issue, being able to bridge the gap between a company’s end users and IT experts. In doing so, they shall understand that IS transcend mere technological artifacts but constitute complex socio-technical phenomena.
To support students in their learning, the course will offer a basic introduction to the IS phenomenon, system types, and roles involved in development, introduction, management, and use of IS. Subsequently, each of these phases will be looked at in greater detail. For each phase, both the processes as well as at the contents of each domain will be introduced and discussed. Beyond the presentation of basic concepts, methods, and theories, the course will also provide students with opportunities to extend and practice their theoretical knowledge with interactive elements, an industry speaker, and a case study.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
Written exam (30%) (90 Minuten)
Case study write-up (70%)

Studienbeginn vor HWS 2011:
Written exam (100%) (90 Minuten)
Instructor(s):
Description:
During the last decades we witnessed a growing importance of Information Systems (IS) in the business world along with faster and faster innovation cycles. A case in point is the growing IS-related expenditure of corporations, forecasted to total EUR 2.63 trillion in 2012 – a 4.7% growth over 2011 (Gartner 2013). Ranging from the enrichment of routine working tasks (i.e., employee portals to integrate disparate applications, data, and processes (Daniel and White 2005)) to the e-enabled integration of entire business eco-systems (e.g., platform-based integration of supply chains (e.g., Kroenke 2010)), IS have become a vital backbone of businesses.
Consequently, the ability to use IS in a way supporting the overall value proposition of a corporation has become a central success determinant for many firms. Accordingly, the “Development and Management of Information Systems” course is designed to introduce students to the nature, role, and potentials of IS in corporations and enable them to serve as a meaningful interface between technology and business.
Once filling this role in a business context, the future IS professionals are likely to be facing two major trends: the increasing industrialization of IS (Brenner et al. 2007; Daberkow and Radtke 2008; Walter et al. 2007) and a shift towards service-orientation in IT organizations and processes (Hochstein et al. 2005; Roewekamp 2007). This brings about challenges such as, among others, managing the trade-off between efficient execution and effective offering or recognizing and mitigating conflicting expectations and goals among the many entities (i.e., software producers, consultants, corporate users, customers) and roles (i.e., business professionals, technical staff, corporate management) involved in an IS.

Area Management

MAN 301 Strategic and International Management (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
  • Students will develop a fundamental understanding of the challenges and complexity of problems related to strategic management issues. They also will learn about potential solutions to strategic corporate problems.
  • Students will get introduced to central challenges related to global value chain management
  • Students will develop an understanding and get to apply central concepts/instruments of strategic and international management.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
In the lecture MAN 301, basic theories, research results and current topics from the fields of strategic and international management will be mediated. An understanding of basic functions of management will be developed and the necessary steps/instruments of a strategy development process are presented to the students. Furthermore, topics like corporate social responsibility, internationalization strategies as well as fundamental aspects of global value chain management will be treated.
MAN 352 Human Resources Management (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
The students
...understand the role of human resource management in organizations
...learn to evaluate methods of personnel selection and development
...understand the basics of job design
…understand advantages and disadvantages of different forms of pay and benefit
…become acquainted with current issues in human resource management

Besides the lecture, teaching assistants offer a bi-weekly 90 minutes exercise class. The exercise classes' goal is the repetition and expansion of the knowledge students acquire in the lecture. To reach that goal the exercise class will offer a mixture of additional knowledge, exercises, and an interactive element, which will improve the ability of knowledge exchange and self-dependent work in small groups.
 
Literature:
Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B. A., & Wright, P. M. (2016). Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (6th revised edition). McGraw Hill Higher Education.
 
Examination achievement:
Final exam (4 ECTS) + Assignments (+2 ECTS; mandatory for incoming students only)

Please note that law students have to take the final exam and can earn 4 ECTS only. Incoming business administration students also (besides the final exam) have to work on several assignments during the semester and earn 6 ECTS.

In order to pass this course successfully, the student has to reach at least an overall grade of 4.0.
Instructor(s):
Description:
The lecture MAN 352 Human Resource Management is part of the courses offered to bachelor students in business administration and law at the University of Mannheim. To get an idea of the coherences, problems, and solutions of human resource management as well as the tasks, operational areas, and instruments of management we offer a weekly lecture (1.5 hours) for 12 weeks.

The lecture includes the following topics on human resource management:Human Resource Environment
  • Job Analysis & Job Design
  • HR Planning & Recruiting
  • Selection
  • Training
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Development
  • Separation & Retention
  • Compensation
  • Incentives + International HRM
  • High-Performance Organizations
The literature applied in the course is based on:
Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B. A., & Wright, P. M. (2016). Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (6th revised edition). McGraw Hill Higher Education.
MAN 355 Business Model Innovation and Transformation (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:
As participant of this course you will...
  • Understand what a business model is and how this specific set of decisions has implications for the company’s or business’ performance potential.
  • Learn how to systematically design and develop innovative business models in order to gain or regain competitive advantage.
  • Experience how the design of the business model is a key decision for an entrepreneur who creates a new venture and a challenging change taks for a general manager of an incumbent firm who is charged with transforming their old model to make the firm fit for the future.
Examination achievement:
Take-Home Exam/ Assessed Assignment
Instructor(s):
Description:
Course Rationale:
For a long time, business models used to be the stable DNA of firms, while the competitive edge was primarily achieved through new and innovative products and services. This has dramatically changed, as competition in many industries shifted to the business model level, a phenomenon further accelerated by the exponential progress in information technology (‘digitization’) and its inherent redistribution of the profit pool in an industry. Research shows that business model innovation can create even more sustaining profits than either product innovation, which overall even has a negative return, or process innovation (Chatterjee, 2010). ‘Business model’ being a term of the internet start-up scene initially, in the mid-1990s academics started investigating this phenomenon, and since 1995 more than 1300 peer-reviewed publications had already been published on this topic (Zott/Amit/Massa 2011, 5). Meanwhile, a certain level of shared understanding has been reached, namely that a business model represents the firm’s distinctive logic regarding value creation and appropriation to all stakeholders.


Course Content
(Re-)Defining Value Prepositions: Reconstructing buyer value – by adjusting the range of factors that a company performs relative to where the industry competes on and invests in – can shift focus from head-to-head competition to opening new, uncontested markets for current non-customers. Such strategic moves, in which one assumes that market boundaries and industry structures are not given and untapped demand is out there, can create innovative value to unlock new demand and hence
break the trade-off between differentiation and low-cost strategies (‘value innovations’). Such a strategy therefore allows firms to largely play a non–zero-sum game, with high payoff possibilities.

(Re-)Defining Value Prepositions: Reconstructing buyer value – by adjusting the range of factors that a company performs relative to where the industry competes on and invests in – can shift focus from head-to-head competition to opening new, uncontested markets for current non-customers. Such strategic moves, in which one assumes that market boundaries and industry structures are not given and untapped demand is out there, can create innovative value to unlock new demand and hence break the trade-off between differentiation and low-cost strategies (‘value innovations’). Such a strategy therefore allows firms to largely play a non–zero-sum game, with high payoff possibilities.

Transforming Business Models: In recent years there has been a thriving debate about how start-ups can successfully enter a market through business model innovation. Much less is known about the other side of the coin, namely what incumbent companies have to do, if their established business model is challenged. The ability to transform a business or even an entire company into a more appropriate business model – despite potential path dependencies – can be seen as a specific dynamic capability of an organization. If incumbents are fighting for their very survival, fine-tuning the business models is not enough. Most importantly, research indicates that success depends very much on the comprehensiveness of the transformation effort; only those incumbents succeeded in the long run that were serious about adapting their front-end, back-end, and monetization mechanics to the new business model logic.
MAN 358 Strategy and Sustainability (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between August 27 - September 6, 2018. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Literature:
Linnenluecke MK & Griffiths A. 2015. The Climate Resilient Organization: Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change and Weather Extremes. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN: 978 1 78254 582 8The book is also available online via eBooks.com, Google plan and kobo. The eISBN is 978 1 78254 583 5.
 
Examination achievement:
100% assignment (individual) in which students apply the knowledge gained to a case organisation/situation
Instructor(s):
Description:
Achieving corporate sustainability is a challenge that increasingly occupies twenty-first century corporations and their key stakeholders. There are increasing pressures on corporations from governments, shareholders and political interest groups to change wasteful and destructive practices. The path forward is protracted, noisy and tough. The challenge for corporations is to create value through sustainability. This seminar focuses on how senior executives and change agents can implement effective strategies to support such value creation. The focus of this seminar is on the change strategies involved - incremental and transformational - required to shift organizations towards sustainability.
MAN/FIN 363 Introduction to Research Methods (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between August 27 - September 6, 2018. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Examination achievement:
Students will be required to develop a research proposal, detailing their understanding of the research process (100%)
Instructor(s):
Description:
The course offers an introduction to Research Methods. It will provide you with an understanding of different stages of the research process, and provide an overview over the following topics:
  • Literature reviews - how to conduct a rigorous and systematic review of the literature
  • Methods – a discussion of alternate of research methods. For each method there will be discussion on what the method entails, how it is used, exemplars of its use and the key issues that a researcher should be aware of with respect to these methods. We will cover:
  1. Qualitative research – how to conduct qualitative research; exemplars of qualitative studies; key readings in the area.
  2. Surveys - how to use surveys in research; exemplars of survey use; key readings in the area.
  3. Experiments - how to use experiments in research; exemplars of experiment use; key readings in the area
  • Analysis & presentation of results - Further resources and examples will be provided that you can take advantage of to learn more about the application of each method.
MAN/FIN 364 Environmental Finance (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between August 27 - September 6, 2018. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Examination achievement:
Short case in which students apply the knowledge gained to a case organisation/situation
Instructor(s):
Description:
This course addresses the issues arising from Environmental change.
 
Issues examined are:
•     What is the state of Science regarding Environmental Change?
•     What are the effects of Environmental Change on Business?
 
Examination is made of the:
•     moral case;
•     legal case; and
•     business case
for action at the business and policy level.


Special focus is placed on developing valuation approaches and software for evaluating the business case for action. A range of case examples are presented and discussed.
Business Ethics (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literature:
W. Shaw: Business Ethics. 8. Auflage 2013 - K. Homann/C. Lütge: Einführung in die Wirtschaftsethik. 2. Auflage 2013 - P. Ulrich: Integrative Wirtschaftsethik. 4. Auflage 2007.
Instructor(s):
Description:
Die Vorlesung führt ein in die wichtigsten Konzepte der Normativen Ethik (Utilitarismus; Kontraktualismus; Kantianismus) und der Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik (Libertäre Ethik; Egalitarismus [Rawls]; Ökonomische Ethik [Homann). Anhand einschlägiger Fallstudien werden die Ansätze erprobt und kritisch diskutiert. Vertieft werden u.a. folgende Themen: Markt und Wettbewerb; Shareholder vs. Stakeholder Value; kollektives Handeln und individuelle Verantwortung; Downsizing; Sweatshops; manipulative Werbung.

Area Marketing

Marketing (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required for the lecture. Whether you need to register for accompanying exercises/tutorials will be announced in the first lecture.
Learning target:
Students gain a thorough overview on relevant questions and functions of marketing and learn basic as well as specific concepts of it. The aim is to provide participants a comprehensive understanding of marketing concepts to apply them for identifying and solving questions related to marketing in business decision making processes. Moreover, students acquire the competence to critically reflect marketing decisions and to apply basic mathematical methods for analyzing and addressing relevant questions of marketing.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • General basics
  • Theoretical perspectives: consumer behavior
  • Information-related perspective: foundations of market research
  • Strategic perspective: strategic marketing
  • Instrumental perspective:
  1. Foundations of product policy
  2. Foundations of price policy
  3. Foundations of communication policy
  4. Foundations of distribution and sales policy
  • Institutional perspective:
  1. Services marketing
  2. Business-to-business marketing
  3. International marketing
Marketing (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required for the lecture. Whether you need to register for accompanying exercises/tutorials will be announced in the first lecture.
Learning target:
Students gain a thorough overview on relevant questions and functions of marketing and learn basic as well as specific concepts of it. The aim is to provide participants a comprehensive understanding of marketing concepts to apply them for identifying and solving questions related to marketing in business decision making processes. Moreover, students acquire the competence to critically reflect marketing decisions and to apply basic mathematical methods for analyzing and addressing relevant questions of marketing.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • General basics
  • Theoretical perspectives: consumer behavior
  • Information-related perspective: foundations of market research
  • Strategic perspective: strategic marketing
  • Instrumental perspective:
  1. Foundations of product policy
  2. Foundations of price policy
  3. Foundations of communication policy
  4. Foundations of distribution and sales policy
  • Institutional perspective:
  1. Services marketing
  2. Business-to-business marketing
  3. International marketing
MKT 351 Marketing Management Decisions (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between August 27 - September 6, 2018. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
This course has two specific learning objectives:

1. Develop an appreciation for the inherently strategic nature of marketing function and for the role marketing decisions play in corporate and business strategy.

2. Strengthen your ability to justify and support your marketing decisions through relevant information acquisition and analysis.
Literature:
Background reading:
Homburg, Christian, Sabine Kuester, and Harley Krohmer (2013), Marketing Management - A Contemporary Perspective, McGraw-Hill, London.

The book is available for purchase at regular and online bookstores. Further, the Mannheim University Library holds a number of copies for rent.
Examination achievement:
Final Exam (100%)
Instructor(s):
Description:
This course investigates marketing from a managerial perspective, focusing on the planning and development of strategic marketing programs. We will discuss marketing concepts and learn how to design the marketing mix.
MKT 353 Brand and Product Management (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Understand the fundamental principles involved in managing branded products;
  • Explain the critical importance of branding for superior business performance;
  • Critically evaluate a brand- or product-related argument logically, such as the notion that brand identity and brand image are not always identical because brand identity is what the brand manager seeks and brand image is what the customer seeks;
  • Synthesize schools of though in brand and product management, for example the notion that a brand is a product’s name vs. the notion that a brand is a strategic market position;
  • Solve complex brand- or product-related problems, such as determining whether a brand has greater awareness depth than awareness breadth;
  • Evaluate empirical and theoretical brand and product research from various sources.
Instructor(s):
Description:
Brand and Product Management places product management in a strategic branding context and aims to provide a comprehensive treatment of modern brand and product management practices. Both goods and services are treated as products in the course.
In particular, the course examines the way in which brand decisions can contribute to creating a competitive advantage for products and explains how to make changes to brand strategies over time as well as respond to competitive moves. Students also gain an understanding of the issues involved in the development and management of new products, how to manage product lines, and how to measure, develop and manage brand equity.

Area Operations Management

OPM 301 Operations Management (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required for the lecture. Whether you need to register for accompanying exercises/tutorials will be announced in the first lecture.
Learning target:
Acquisition and application of basic concepts, theories and methods of operations management.
This includes:
  • Understanding of essential planning tasks of operations management
  • Understanding of key trade-offs in operations management
  • Ability to structure and model complex planning tasks
  • Familiarity with common solution methods for planning tasks in operations management
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.
Produktion (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required for the lecture. Whether you need to register for accompanying exercises/tutorials will be announced in the first lecture.
Learning target:
Students acquire and apply basic concepts, theories and methods of operations management. This includes:
  • Understanding of essential planning tasks of operations management
  • Understanding of key trade-offs in operations management
  • Ability to structure and model complex planning tasks
  • Familiarity with common solution methods for planning tasks in operations management
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.
Produktion (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required for the lecture. Whether you need to register for accompanying exercises/tutorials will be announced in the first lecture.
Learning target:
Students acquire and apply basic concepts, theories and methods of operations management. This includes:
  • Understanding of essential planning tasks of operations management
  • Understanding of key trade-offs in operations management
  • Ability to structure and model complex planning tasks
  • Familiarity with common solution methods for planning tasks in operations management
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.
Klausureneinsicht (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Learning target:
Students acquire and apply basic concepts, theories and methods of operations management. This includes:
  • Understanding of essential planning tasks of operations management
  • Understanding of key trade-offs in operations management
  • Ability to structure and model complex planning tasks
  • Familiarity with common solution methods for planning tasks in operations management
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.