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University-wide electives

University Wide Electives (UWE) are courses that do not have specific prerequisites. Exchange students can freely choose among them, regardless of the study program at their home university. For most courses there is no seat limit (for exceptions see course descriptions). You can register via Portal² once you are enrolled at the University of Mannheim or please follow the instructions if stated otherwise. Even though you can register throughout the semester, it is highly recommended to attend the courses from the beginning on. If you have any questions regarding course selection and registration, please contact your departmental exchange coordinator.

Business School - Bachelor

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):
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
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.
China Seminar – A brief Introduction to China and the Communication Techniques (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
3
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
A brief introduction to China, people, culture, landscape und history. By the end of the seminar students will be able to understand:

• how to communicate with Chinese people
• where communication problems come from
• how the Chinese culture and history can influence the business with China
Literature:
Länderbericht China. D.Fischer/M.Lackner (Hrsg.) Bonn:bpb. 2007
Das große China-Lexikon. Darmstadt:Primusverlag. 2003
Beruflich in China. Alexander Thomas; Eberhard Schenk. Göttingen:v-r. 2005
China.de / Erfolgreich verhandeln mit chinesischen Geschäftspartnern. Manuel Vermeer. Wiesbaden:Gabler Verlag.
Ost trifft West. Yang Lui. Mainz:Verlag Germann Schmidt. 2007
etc.
Examination achievement:
Written and/or oral exam
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Wednesday  (single date) 04.12.2019 09:00 - 13:30
Description:
The course covers communication skills, negotiation strategies, and difficulties in business relations with Chinese, in order to lead to a better understanding of the Chinese culture. Additionally, the students will learn about the history and philosophy of China.

Syllabus:
Week 1 A brief introduction to China
Week 2 The intercultural communication
Week 3 The intercultural communication
Week 4 The intercultural communication
Week 5 The intercultural communication
Week 6 The Chinese culture
Week 7 The Chinese culture
Week 8 The Chinese culture
Week 9 The Chinese culture
Week 10 The Chinese history 1
Week 11 The Chinese history 2
Week 12 The Chinese history 3
Week 13 The Chinese history 4
Week 14 The Chinese language
Week 15 exam
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):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 13:45 - 16:00 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
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):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 16:30 - 18:45 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
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):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 17:15 - 19:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
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):
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 14:30 - 16:45 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Tuesday  (single date) 08.10.2019 15:30 - 17:15 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
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):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 17:15 - 18:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
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):
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 02.09.2019 19:00 - 20:00 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • bond/yield valuation
Integrated Information Systems (Wifo) (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
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):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 17.10.2019 - 28.11.2019 08:30 - 11:45 O 142 Engelhorn Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
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
Japan Seminar – Cultur and Society in Japan (Lecture w/ Exercise, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
3
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
With successfully completing this module the students
  • got an overview over Japan and the society/culture of Japan
  • acquired country specific and historical basic knowledge as “East-Asia” experts in Europe and/or the home country
  • gained an understanding of Japan, in order to become „a source of information in Germany, Europe or the home country“ for Japan/East Asia
  • gained a deep understanding of an „exotic“ cutlture and developed the ability and flexibility to understand the daily live in Japan and tolerate it as part of the reality in Japan
Examination achievement:
Written and/or oral exam
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 20.09.2019 17:15 - 18:45 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 18.10.2019 17:15 - 18:45 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 06.12.2019 17:15 - 18:45 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 29.11.2019 17:15 - 18:45 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
The lecturer will speak about the historical and social backgrounds of Japan as well as the current situation. Each topic will be prepared and presented by one participant or a group of participants (in German). The participants will discuss the topics in a global context. 
Examples of topics (maybe as a gust lecture):
  • Language (letters, grammar, phonetic, interpersonal relations and language)
  • School system and governmental Curriculum Guideline after world war II
  • Family and work
  • Religion: Shintoismus from the past until today
  • Habits at funerals and ideas about live and death
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
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period (exact dates tbd). 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:
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):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 M 003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau
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.
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):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
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):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
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
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):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
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):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 19.11.2019 10:15 - 11:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
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):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 19.11.2019 13:45 - 15:15 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.
Produktion Q&A Session (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
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):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 26.11.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Tuesday  (weekly) 26.11.2019 - 03.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.
Produktion Klausureinsicht (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.

Business School - Master

China Seminar – A brief Introduction to China and the Communication Techniques (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
3
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
A brief introduction to China, people, culture, landscape und history. By the end of the seminar students will be able to understand:

• how to communicate with Chinese people
• where communication problems come from
• how the Chinese culture and history can influence the business with China
Literature:
Länderbericht China. D.Fischer/M.Lackner (Hrsg.) Bonn:bpb. 2007
Das große China-Lexikon. Darmstadt:Primusverlag. 2003
Beruflich in China. Alexander Thomas; Eberhard Schenk. Göttingen:v-r. 2005
China.de / Erfolgreich verhandeln mit chinesischen Geschäftspartnern. Manuel Vermeer. Wiesbaden:Gabler Verlag.
Ost trifft West. Yang Lui. Mainz:Verlag Germann Schmidt. 2007
etc.
Examination achievement:
Written and/or oral exam
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Wednesday  (single date) 04.12.2019 09:00 - 13:30
Description:
The course covers communication skills, negotiation strategies, and difficulties in business relations with Chinese, in order to lead to a better understanding of the Chinese culture. Additionally, the students will learn about the history and philosophy of China.

Syllabus:
Week 1 A brief introduction to China
Week 2 The intercultural communication
Week 3 The intercultural communication
Week 4 The intercultural communication
Week 5 The intercultural communication
Week 6 The Chinese culture
Week 7 The Chinese culture
Week 8 The Chinese culture
Week 9 The Chinese culture
Week 10 The Chinese history 1
Week 11 The Chinese history 2
Week 12 The Chinese history 3
Week 13 The Chinese history 4
Week 14 The Chinese language
Week 15 exam
Japan Seminar – Cultur and Society in Japan (Lecture w/ Exercise, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
3
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
With successfully completing this module the students
  • got an overview over Japan and the society/culture of Japan
  • acquired country specific and historical basic knowledge as “East-Asia” experts in Europe and/or the home country
  • gained an understanding of Japan, in order to become „a source of information in Germany, Europe or the home country“ for Japan/East Asia
  • gained a deep understanding of an „exotic“ cutlture and developed the ability and flexibility to understand the daily live in Japan and tolerate it as part of the reality in Japan
Examination achievement:
Written and/or oral exam
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 20.09.2019 17:15 - 18:45 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 18.10.2019 17:15 - 18:45 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 06.12.2019 17:15 - 18:45 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 29.11.2019 17:15 - 18:45 O 129 Göhringer Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
The lecturer will speak about the historical and social backgrounds of Japan as well as the current situation. Each topic will be prepared and presented by one participant or a group of participants (in German). The participants will discuss the topics in a global context. 
Examples of topics (maybe as a gust lecture):
  • Language (letters, grammar, phonetic, interpersonal relations and language)
  • School system and governmental Curriculum Guideline after world war II
  • Family and work
  • Religion: Shintoismus from the past until today
  • Habits at funerals and ideas about live and death
MAN 770 Exercise Class (Übung / optional) (Exercise, German)
Lecture type:
Exercise
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Learning target:
Im Rahmen des Seminars sollen Studierende lernen, eigenständig eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit zu einem aktuellen Thema aus den Bereichen Entrepreneurship-und Managementforschung zu verfassen. Abschließend präsentieren die Studierenden ihre wissenschaftliche Arbeit und stellen sich im Seminar den Fragen zur Präsentation.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Seminararbeit und Präsentation
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 20.09.2019 15:30 - 18:45 158 Poolraum; L 7, 3-5
Friday  (single date) 04.10.2019 15:30 - 18:45 158 Poolraum; L 7, 3-5
Friday  (single date) 04.10.2019 13:30 - 15:00 158 Poolraum; L 7, 3-5
Description:
Relevant topics from the area of entrepreneurship and management research are analyzed and discussed. The focus of the seminar can thereby differ somewhat from term to term. Generally, research seminars may be conceptually or empirically oriented.
MAN 770 Research Seminar: Strategic Management, Sociology, and Psychology in the Family Business (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:

University of Mannheim - Master in Management - Research Seminar:

Strategic Management, Sociology, and Psychology in the Family Business

MAN 770 Course Program - Syllabus - a.y. 2019

Capsule Course Outline: This research seminar covers current research at the intersection of strategic management, psychology, sociology, and family firms. A particular focus is put on research on the role of CEOs. Students will discuss and reflect upon questions such as “How do social and individual identities of leaders affect decisions?”, “Are family CEOs superior performers?”, “What is the influence of greed on CEOs?”, or “Are founder CEOs more overconfident than professional CEOs?” and “What is the social context of firm ownership?”. This is an advanced course to be taken towards the master’s end in preparation for the master thesis. It demands a high level of involvement and contribution. Please, do read this syllabus very carefully before the beginning of the course.

Instructors AkadR. Dr. Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Dipl.-Kfm. & Dr. Iuliia Shkrabaliuk, M.Sc.
Tutors Baris Istipliler, M.Sc. & Marc Kowalzick, M.Sc.
Secretary Gabriele Schleicher, E-mail: schleicher@ifm.uni-mannheim.de

Objectives The goal of the course is twofold. First, it is designed to help participants gain access to the main topics and theories intersecting strategic management, sociology, psychology, & family business research. We will read and discuss 14 seminal articles, and simulate an academic conference in class. This familiarizes participants with the state of the art research, its designs & methods, and the respective current academic debate.The second goal of the course is to familiarize students with the core techniques of scientific work in business studies. This includes developing a research idea, evaluating its contribution, obtaining data, performing analyses using STATA, and reporting results in article and presentation format. Students will learn to use statistical software. Overall, the course prepares students for writing a master thesis at our chair.

Contents The course will cover panel data econometrics (Wooldridge Chapter 1-15), an introduction to the databases available at the University of Mannheim, a brief introduction to STATA software, and an extensive discussion of 14 seminal articles.

Format Lectures. Discussions lead by instructor. Student presentations. Self-study.

Prerequisites Courses: No prerequisite course and no prior empirical knowledge required.
Recommended: CC 502 accomplished (facultative/optional).
Books: Introductory Econometrics - A Modern Approach (Wooldridge), An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using STATA (Baum) (check Lehrbuchsammlung).
Software: STATA (check Rechenzentrum website).

Non-MMM Non-MMM students, e.g. languages, psychology, MaKuWi, etc. are welcome.
Application Registration via the student portal (Portal2.uni-mannheim.de) is mandatory (Open until 02.09.2019). Additionally, apply to jahrens@staff.mail.uni-mannheim.de by sending your student ID, transcript of grades, and CV & motivation letter (both 1 page).

Application deadline: 02.09.2019
 

Grading: The course consists of three components: I. Student presentation, II. discussion, and III. final assignment (details below). Each component accounts for 33,3% of the course grade.

I. Student presentation: For the presentation, each student (or team of students, depending on participation) will be assigned one (or more, depending on participation) seminal articles. They will present and defend the assigned article in detail in a graded 20 minute power point presentation as if it was their own (20 minute presentation + 3 minutes discussant comment + 12 minute discussion). Each presentation is flanked by an assigned discussant (student or team of students), the discussant comments 3 minutes on the paper in detail. The course will discuss the presentations and the presenter answers questions.

II. Discussion: All seminar participants are expected to read each article and engage in discussion. You are expected to hand-in five questions for each article. Discussion grades will be given on questions handed-in (collected in class) before each of the presentation sessions (September 18th, 24th, and October 2nd). Please make sure that you have two print-outs of your questions, one for yourself and one to hand in for grading. Regarding the preparation of discussion questions, it may be useful to reflect the following thoughts during the readings:

  • What are the central questions addressed? Is the underlying theory and its assumptions consistent?
  • What are the core arguments or hypotheses? Are they convincing?
  • What is the empirical evidence to support the argument(s)? Is it convincing?
  • How could this analysis be improved? Is there a way for a smarter approach? Has the author omitted anything or could adding another angle add new insights? (Be fair and do not make any suggestion that you would not envision to realistically perform yourself.)

III. Final assignment: The final assignment is closely related to the readings. It is designed to be a practice for the master thesis and carried out in teams of students. Student teams will write a scientific article and properly apply and evaluate panel regressions:

Assignment (15-20 pages + CD):

What is a family firm (FF) according to Anderson & Reeb (2003) and Miller & Le Breton-Miller (2011) (1 page)? How can U.S. S&P 1500 FFs & their CEOs be identified in the data-sources accessible from the University of Mannheim (2 pages)? Collect a panel of U.S. S&P 1500 FFs & non-FFs (1996-today, min. 20 firms each), including CEO data, describing each step (2 pages). Analyze your panel in STATA: How & why do FFs differ from non-FFs in a variable, construct, phenomenon, or event of your choice? Craft a theory-based hypothesis (5 Pages). Test the hypothesis using your panel. Report analysis & results (5 pages). Hand in collection routines, sample, STATA .do & .log file on CD. Violating the upper or lower page limit will result in a grading penalty.

Assignment format: A4, Times New Roman, size 12, double spacing, 2,5 cm margins. References and exhibits are included in the page limit. Assignment deadline: December 1st 2019 at 11:59 a.m. CET. Only assignments handed to the course secretary on time are graded. No extension will be granted.

Attendance: Attendance of each session is mandatory & signature-based. Exceptions will be made for students having an exam or if a medical certificate is provided. Students must attend for a grade.


Syllabus

Session 1, 2 & 3: Introduction.

Date & venue: September 11th (08:30-13:45), in L9, 1-2, room 210.

Assignment of presentation articles depending on course participant numbers. Introduction to course and distribution of presentations & assignments. Introduction to the databases available at the University of Mannheim, brief introduction to STATA. The scientific method, theories of science, and scientific approaches. Summary of undergraduate level econometrics (Wooldridge): Gauss-Markov theorem, MLR & interactions, bias, efficiency, consistency, ANOVA, and fundamentals of probability.

 

Session 4, 5, & 6: Sociology, Psychology, and Leadership.

Date & venue: September 18th (10:00-15.15), in L9, 1-2, room 210.

Econometrics: Stochastic processes, stationarity and dependency, auto-correlation, time-trends, seasonality, random walks, first-differencing, AR(q) serial error-correlation, feasible generalized least squares, difference in-difference estimator.

Student presentations & discussion 1-4, 35 minutes each.

Readings, question hand-in, & student presentation order:

1. Hambrick, D.C., & Mason, P.A. (1984). Upper echelons: The organization as a reflection of its top managers. Academy of Management Review, 9(2), 193-206.

2. Lee, J. M., Hwang, B. H., & Chen, H. (2017). Are founder CEOs more overconfident than professional CEOs? Evidence from S&P 1500 companies. Strategic Management Journal, 38(3), 751-769.

3. Petriglieri, J. L. (2011). Under threat: Responses to and the consequences of threats to individuals’ identities. Academy of Management Review, 36(4), 641-662.

4. Miller, D., & Le Breton-Miller, I. (2011). Governance, social identity, and entrepreneurial orientation in closely held public companies. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 35(5), 1051-1076.

 

Tutorial I - Identifying Family Firms & Panel Regressions using STATA (optional).

Date & venue: September 20th (15:30-18:45), in L7, pool-room 158.

The tutorial is tailored to enhance student’s skills to master the core topics of the final assignment.

 

Session 7, 6, & 9: Management and Ownership for the Long-Run.

Date & venue: September 24th (10:00-15:15), in L9, 1-2, room 210.

Econometrics: Unobserved heterogeneity, pooled OLS, first-differenced estimator, fixed effects estimator, random effects estimator, instrumental variables estimation and 2SLS, heckit estimator. Writing: Introduction to award winning scientific writing (Instructor).

Student presentations & discussion 5-8, 35 minutes each.

Readings, question hand-in, & student presentation order:

5. Anderson, R.C., & Reeb, D.M. (2003). Founding-family ownership and firm performance: Evidencefrom the S&P 500. Journal of Finance, 58(3), 1301-1328.

6. Villalonga, B., & Amit, R. (2006). How do family ownership, control and management affect firmvalue? Journal of Financial Economics, 80(2), 385-417.

7. Chrisman, J.J., & Patel, P.C. (2012). Variations in R&D investments of family and nonfamily firms: Behavioral agency and myopic loss aversion perspectives. Academy of Management Journal, 55(4), 976-99

8. Flammer, C., & Bansal, P. (2017). Does a long-term orientation create value? Evidence from aregression discontinuity. Strategic Management Journal, 38(9), 1827-1847.

 

Tutorial II - Panel Regressions using STATA (optional).

Date & venue: October 4th (15:30-18:45), in L7, pool-room 158.

The tutorial is tailored to enhance student’s skills to master the core topics of the final assignment.

 

Session 10, 11, & 12: Social Context, Managerial Values, and Performance.

Date & venue: October 2nd (10:00-15:15), in L9, 1-2, room 210.

Student presentations & discussion 9-14, 35 minutes each.

Readings, question hand-in, & student presentation order:

9. Barber, B.M., & Lyon, J.D. (1996). Detecting abnormal operating performance: The empirical powerand specification of test statistics. Journal of Financial Economics, 41(3), 359-39

10.Pérez-González, F. (2006). Inherited control and firm performance. American Economic Review, 96(5), 1559-1588.

11.Ahrens, J.-P., Calabrò, A., Huybrechts, J., & Woywode, M. (2019). The enigma of the family successor-firm performance relationship: A methodological reflection and reconciliation attempt. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, forthcoming.

12.Calabrò, A., Minichilli, A., Amore, M. D., & Brogi, M. (2018). The courage to choose! Primogeniture and leadership succession in family firms. Strategic Management Journal, 39(7), 2014-2035.

13.Haynes, K.T., Campbell, J.T., & Hitt, M.A. (2017). When more is not enough: Executive greed and its influence on shareholder wealth. Journal of Management, 43(2), 555-584.

14.Ahrens, J.-P., Kowalzick, M., & Lauterbach, J. (2019). The family firm during firm crisis (working paper).

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Learning target:
Im Rahmen des Seminars sollen Studierende lernen, eigenständig eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit zu einem aktuellen Thema aus den Bereichen Entrepreneurship-und Managementforschung zu verfassen. Abschließend präsentieren die Studierenden ihre wissenschaftliche Arbeit und stellen sich im Seminar den Fragen zur Präsentation.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Seminararbeit und Präsentation
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Wednesday  (single date) 11.09.2019 08:30 - 13:45 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Wednesday  (single date) 18.09.2019 10:00 - 15:15 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Tuesday  (single date) 24.09.2019 10:00 - 15:15 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Wednesday  (single date) 02.10.2019 10:00 - 15:15 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Friday  (single date) 08.11.2019 09:00 - 16:00 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Thursday  (single date) 14.11.2019 09:00 - 16:00 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Friday  (single date) 15.11.2019 07:30 - 22:00
Description:
Relevant topics from the area of entrepreneurship and management research are analyzed and discussed. The focus of the seminar can thereby differ somewhat from term to term. Generally, research seminars may be conceptually or empirically oriented.

Social Sciences - Bachelor

Lecture Selected Topics of International Relations: Peace and Violent Conflict (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Written exam
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 02.09.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (weekly) 16.09.2019 - 28.10.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (single date) 04.11.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (weekly) 11.11.2019 - 02.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (single date) 09.09.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
This lecture focuses on the outbreak and the dynamics of civil strife  and violent conflict as well as ways to end wars and sustain peace and stability. We will examine why people decide to fight, how armed  groups are formed and sustained and which structural condition increases the risk of civil war in a country. Likewise, we will look  at scientific studies as well as practical cases to understand how violent conflict can be ended, the role of development aid and  democratization in this process as well as political, economic, social, and psychological consequences of war.
VL Ausgewählte Themen der Vergleichenden Regierungslehre: Entscheidungsprozesse in Parteien, Parlamenten und Regierungen moderner Demokratien (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Bäck, Hanna und Marc Debus (2016): Political Parties, Parliaments and Legislative Speechmaking. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Benoit, Kenneth und Michael Laver, Michael (2006): Party Policy in Modern Democracies. London, New York: Routledge.
Gallagher, Michael, Michael Laver und Peter Mair (2011): Representative Government in Modern Europe. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Strøm, Kaare, Wolfgang C. Müller und Torbjörn Bergman (Hrsg.; 2008): Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining: The Democratic Life Cycle in Western Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Tsebelis, George (2002): Veto Players. How Political Institutions Work. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Warwick, Paul (2006): Policy Horizons and Parliamentary Government. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
In der Vorlesung werden zentrale theoretische und methodische Ansätze der Vergleichenden Regierungslehre (VR) anhand der Analyse von Entscheidungsprozessen in Parteien, Parlamenten und Regierungen westlicher Demokratien vorgestellt und diskutiert. Hierzu werden gängige Konzepte und Theorien der VR wie Repräsentations-, Koalitions- und Delegationstheorien einerseits sowie auf institutionellen Eigenschaften politischer Systeme aufbauende Ansätze andererseits angewendet und ihre empirische Evidenz evaluiert.
Lecture Introduction to Political Science (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Lecture Empirical Political Research (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Rich, Richard, Craig Brians, Jarol Manheim & Lars Willnat. 2018. Empirical Political Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, 9th ed., New York, USA: Routledge.
Carlson, James & Mark Hyde. 2003. Doing Empirical Political Research, Boston, USA: Houghton Mifflin.
Halperin, Sandra, & Oliver Heath. 2016. Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills 2nd ed., Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Johnson, Janet Buttolph, Henry Reynolds & Jason Mycoff. 2016. Political Science Research Methods 8th ed., Washington, USA: CQ Press.
Kellstedt, Paul & Guy Whitten. 2018. The Fundamentals of Political Science Research 3rd ed., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 M 003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau
Description:
It is critically important to use appropriate empirical evidence to evaluate theoretical claims in political science. This course will provide a conceptual understanding of the techniques and practical experience in conducting political research. This course will familiarise students with a range of approaches and methods regularly used in the study of contemporary political phenomena. The course will introduce you to the scientific method, the measurement of political concepts, research design and methods of data collection.

Social Sciences - Master

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Humanities - Bachelor

IDV 401 Vorlesung International Cultural Studies (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
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 E-Mail zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written Exam (90 mins)
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Saturday  (single date) 28.09.2019 10:15 - 15:15 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Description:
This lecture will provide an overview of some of the major concepts of cultural studies. Each session will focus on a different concept and will provide historical and theoretical context, while applying this concept to relevant examples. Theoretical approaches will include gender, race, postcolonialism, knowledge, nature, and more.
IDV 402: Intercultural Communication (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
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 E-Mail zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
 

Course Requirements: Term paper

 

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 20.09.2019 10:15 - 15:15 EO 157 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Saturday  (single date) 21.09.2019 10:15 - 17:00 EO 157 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Friday  (single date) 11.10.2019 10:15 - 15:15 O 048 Seminarraum; Schloss Ostflügel
Saturday  (single date) 12.10.2019 10:15 - 17:00 O 048 Seminarraum; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
This course offers its participants an opportunity to experience, reflect on and apply a goal-oriented approach to intercultural learning. In addition to exploring some of the recommendations offered by researchers on facilitating intercultural communication and deepening understandings of one's own and the other's culture, the course takes on a rather hands-on approach, allowing students to perform cultural mini-dramas, view video clips as the basis for analyzing key concepts discussed, write about critical incidents and discuss evolving understandings of the nature of interaction in intercultural encounters.

The overarching aim of the course, therefore, is to develop skills and competences which facilitate an openness towards and understanding of other cultures in local as well as foreign contexts.

Please note: This course approaches the concept of Intercultural Communication from  a Cultural Studies rather than a Business Studies perspective and is, therefore, not a class on Business Communication.
IDV 401 Tutorial for the ICS Lecture (Tutorial, English)
Lecture type:
Tutorial
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
You do not need to register for the tutorial. If you are visiting the lecture IDV 401 International Cultural Studies, you will be assigned to one of the two tutorials. Please do not include it in your registration form.
Recommended requirement:
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 12.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 EO 154 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
IDV 401 Tutorial for the ICS Lecture (Tutorial, English)
Lecture type:
Tutorial
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
You do not need to register for the tutorial. If you are visiting the lecture IDV 401 International Cultural Studies, you will be assigned to one of the two tutorials. Please do not include it in your registration form.
Recommended requirement:
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 13.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Ringvorlesung “Arrangieren und visualisieren in den digitalen Geisteswissenschaften” (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4
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
Examination achievement:
Die Vorlesung endet mit einer 90minütigen Klausur.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 17:15 - 18:45 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Description:
In der Ringvorlesung werden Fragestellungen, Zugänge und Methoden der Digital Humanities vorgestellt. Der größere Teil der Vortragenden kommt als Gäste an die Universität Mannheim und bringt damit neuen Wind in die Fakultät. Sie kommen dabei aus ganz unterschiedlichen fachlichen Kontexten von der Linguistik bis zu den Geschichtswissenschaften; außerdem sind geisteswissenschaftliche Fächer vertreten, die nicht zum Mannheimer Kanon gehören, wie etwas die (historische) Musikwissenschaft. Die Vielzahl der Projektvorstellungen verdeutlicht die Möglichkeiten, Risiken und vielleicht auch (noch bestehender) Grenzen digitaler Arbeitsweisen in den Geisteswissenschaften.

Humanities - Master

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Economics - Bachelor

Grundlagen der Volkswirtschaftslehre (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
Registration is possible from August 26 via portal2. There is no deadline for this registration. You can register or deregister at any time during the semester on your own accord. Further information will be provided by email and during the orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Friday  (single date) 15.11.2019 08:30 - 10:00 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Grundlagen der Volkswirtschaftslehre (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
Registration is possible from August 26 via portal2. There is no deadline for this registration. You can register or deregister at any time during the semester on your own accord. Further information will be provided by email and during the orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Friday  (single date) 15.11.2019 10:15 - 11:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Grundlagen der Volkswirtschaftslehre (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
Registration is possible from August 26 via portal2. There is no deadline for this registration. You can register or deregister at any time during the semester on your own accord. Further information will be provided by email and during the orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Thursday  (single date) 14.11.2019 15:30 - 17:00 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 30.10.2019 19:00 - 20:30 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude

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Law - Bachelor

Competition Law in Europe and Germany (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course equips the students with fundamental knowledge about the application of competition law. European and German competition law are addressed equally as well as their relationship with one another. The aim is to capacitate the students to apply competition law to concrete cases and help them understand the competitive concerns that might arise from certain behavior by undertakings. The course consists of seven parts:

  • Introduction (What is competition and why do we care about it? What is competition law?)
  • Restrictive practices (Art. 101 TFEU/§§ 1–3 German Competition Act)
  • Abuse of a dominant position (Art. 102 TFEU/§§ 18–21 German Competition Act)
  • Public enforcement
  • Private enforcement
  • Merger control in the EU
  • Merger control in Germany

 

The course focuses not only on the similarities between European and German competition law but also on the differences in the application by the European Commission and courts on the one side and the German competition authorities and courts on the other side. The course also covers distinct features particular to the German Competition Act that are missing in the European provisions, e.g. prohibited conduct of undertakings with relative or superior market power, damages and certain modifications that have been adopted with respect to digital markets.

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 17.10.2019 17:15 - 18:45 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Thursday  (weekly) 24.10.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Corporate Compliance (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course addresses compliance requirements in several fields of law. Roughly the first half of the course will be dedicated to compliance programmes in general. The analysis is broken down into the upstream phase, the governance, and the downstream phase of an effective compliance programme. This includes issues, such as “culture” of compliance, codes of conduct, the “tone at the top”, training, audits, and whistleblowing. The second half will be dedicated to the specific requirements for an effective compliance programme in three important areas of law:   

  • Anti-corruption compliance
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Data protection compliance

In this context, the course will deal with the most important legislation in the respective fields. Due to their global geographical scope in the field of anti-corruption compliance, these are first and foremost the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Regarding antitrust law, special attention will be given to leniency programmes and the possibilities of a compliance defence in cartel fine procedures. Moreover, the course will cover the requirements imposed on businesses by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

Students having completed the course will understand the importance of legal compliance for businesses and know the main methods of implementing and ensuring it. They will moreover be familiar with the most important legislation and be able to identify specific requirements of a compliance programme regarding different legal provisions.

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 EW 242 Otto Mann Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:

The course addresses compliance requirements in several fields of law. Roughly the first half of the course will be dedicated to compliance programmes in general. The analysis is broken down into the upstream phase, the governance, and the downstream phase of an effective compliance programme. This includes issues, such as “culture” of compliance, codes of conduct, the “tone at the top”, training, audits, and whistleblowing. The second half will be dedicated to the specific requirements for an effective compliance programme in three important areas of law:   

  • Anti-corruption compliance
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Data protection compliance

In this context, the course will deal with the most important legislation in the respective fields. Due to their global geographical scope in the field of anti-corruption compliance, these are first and foremost the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Regarding antitrust law, special attention will be given to leniency programmes and the possibilities of a compliance defence in cartel fine procedures. Moreover, the course will cover the requirements imposed on businesses by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

Students having completed the course will understand the importance of legal compliance for businesses and know the main methods of implementing and ensuring it. They will moreover be familiar with the most important legislation and be able to identify specific requirements of a compliance programme regarding different legal provisions.

Das französische Recht und seine Rechtssprache (Course, French)
Lecture type:
Course
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
French
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Tuesday  (single date) 03.12.2019 08:30 - 11:00 SO 115 Seminarraum; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Einführung in das deutsche Zivilrecht für ausländische Studierende (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Registration procedure:

The course gives an introduction to German private law especially for foreign law students. The course begins with an overview of the legal sources of German law. In particular, the special position of the Civil Code and its historical development will be discussed.

Then the most important legal areas of the Civil Code will be worked out on the basis of systematic descriptions and case solutions. By focusing on the law of torts, the law of obligations and the law of property, the working method in German civil law is clarified. Short introductions to inheritance and family law, company law and civil procedural law round off the course through private law.

 

Structure

- Definition of private law, historical development

- Structure of the BGB

- tort law

- law of obligations

- property law

- Inheritance and Family Law, Company Law and Civil Procedure Law at a Glance

 

The aim of the course is to ensure that students are familiar with the structures of German civil law by the end of the course and that they are able to handle smaller cases with the knowledge they have acquired.

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 EW 161 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Thursday  (single date) 31.10.2019 15:30 - 17:00 EW 145 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Energy law and Policy (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will provide students with the knowledge of the technological and regulatory framework applying to energy markets. It will address the relevant issues of governance and liberalization of particular markets such as electricity and gas. Furthermore, the institutional legal framework will be explored, with the main focus on the European Union and the internal energy market it seeks to create.
After presenting the regulatory framework and energy policy developments on the international and the EU level, the course will focus on competition rules, international trade in energy and energy subsidies.
The following part of the course will examine how policy incentives for climate change mitigation affect the energy sector, with the EU often used as a case example. It will cover the current developments in Climate Change Law, legal and policy matters associated with the renewable energy sector, and the role of exemplary international organizations in the creation of more sustainable energy policies.
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions and seminars. Next to the results of the final written exam also the seminar presentation will contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 17.10.2019 13:45 - 17:00 EW 161 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Tuesday  (single date) 08.10.2019 13:45 - 15:15 016 Seminarraum; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Forensic Psychology in Legal Contexts (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The growth of forensic psychology as a science in the recent decades represents an evolution in profiling and crime detection. Understanding the causes and characteristics of deviant actions – commonly known as abnormal behavior – is crucial in determining diagnoses, planning intervention strategies and answering forensic referral questions.

In this course, students will acquire a broad understanding of psychopathologies related to crime. They are provided with an extensive overview of the main topics, such as criminal profiling, psychology in the criminal courts, the links to legal systems and related topics. Furthermore criminal behavior will be examined and challenges in the field will be discussed.
Moreover, special issues such as cybercrime, family violence, victimology, and police psychology will be covered.

The course is law oriented, which means the roles that forensic psychology professional could have in the court system will be explored and basic psychology knowledge will be delivered.

Literature:
  • Dennis Howitt - Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology, 2018, 6th Edition
  • Sandie Taylor - Forensic Psychology: The basis, 2015

The course will be a block lecture but conceptualized as a seminar including group work and student presentations. Many case studies will be examined and a lot of media (videos/podcasts) will be used.

Examination type: essay paper. The final grade will be based on active participation in class, the presentation and the final paper that students have to submit.

Open to incoming bachelor law students and bachelor students from any other faculty at the University of Mannheim and full time Uni Mannheim Students.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Wednesday  (single date) 04.09.2019 15:30 - 17:00 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Friday  (block date + sat) 18.10.2019 - 19.10.2019 11:00 - 18:00 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Friday  (block date + sat) 25.10.2019 - 26.10.2019 11:00 - 18:00 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Introduction to International Criminal Law (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Required reading materials will be provided electronically.

Introductory Readings (optional):
  • Cassese, Antonio, ‘International Criminal Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Cryer, Robert, ‘An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure’ (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Schabas, William A., ‘The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Werle, Gerhard, ‘Principles of International Criminal Law’ (The Hague, Asser, 2005)
You don’t need to buy one of these textbooks since they are only intended to provide you with a first insight into the subject matter. Besides, all are available at Mannheim University Library.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 008.1 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Description:
One of the most significant developments both in international law and international relations throughout the last two decades has been the (re-)emergence of an international legal order based on a robust interpretation of the concept of international criminal justice. By establishing both international and hybrid criminal courts addressing international core crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the international community has demonstrated an ever more growing commitment to end impunity for the most heinous crimes affecting mankind as a whole and to hold those bearing individual criminal responsibility personally accountable.

This course aims at providing students with a fundamental understanding of this increasingly important realm of public international law. Thus, in a first approach, an overview both of international criminal law’s theoretical foundation as well as its historical sources will be provided. Adjacently, focus will be given to the ad-hoc tribunals of the 1990s (such as the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) and most prominently to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the first permanent international organization addressing matters of international criminal justice.

Complementary to this institutional approach, the second part of the course will address material law aspects: Besides the abovementioned crimes as stipulated in the Rome Statute forming the International Criminal Court, attention will be given to further international crimes such as piracy or terrorism. Additionally, questions such as immunity from prosecution for heads of state or government, modes of liability, interdependencies between the national and international judicial sphere and notions of state sovereignty will be addressed throughout the course.
International Relations Law of the European Union (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
External Relations Law of the European Union represents an area of the EU Law which is especially concerned with the legal aspects of the cooperation of the European Union with non-member States and with international organizations. Developments and challenges in the international sphere make this field of law particularly significant for an appropriate understanding of certain international legal matters and the EU’s inclusion in its further evolvement.
Literature:
Recommended Literature:
 
Eeckhout, Piet, ‘EU External Relations Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011) 
Winand Pascaline, Benvenuti Andrea, Guderzo Max (eds.), ‘The External Relations of the European Union’ (Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien,  P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2015) 
Foster N, ‘Foster on EU law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011) 
 
You don’t need to buy any of these textbooks since they are only intended to provide you with an insight into the subject matter.
 
Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically or during the lectures.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 16.10.2019 11:00 - 13:30 EW 148 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Tuesday  (single date) 15.10.2019 13:45 - 15:15 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
Contents:
The course aims at familiarizing students with the objectives and role of the EU institutions and its Member States in their external relations, also with the practice and case law from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and academic literature in this field.
Throughout the course there will be a focus on:
Treaty foundations for external relations and external policies
External powers in matters of Commercial  Policy  and Common Foreign and Security Policy
International foundations: life cycle of an international agreement and the EU’s membership in international organizations
Common Commercial Policy: legal scope, judicial review of measures, relation with the World Trade Organization
Common Foreign and Security Policy
Sanctions Policy
Non-EU perspectives on the European integration and its international cooperation 
Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
Students shall acquire necessary knowledge on the legal foundations of the EU’s foreign policy and its practical implications, on conferred competences on the EU to act in an international domain and on its role in creation of international legal order.
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions, and seminars which will allow students to work in small groups on legal cases from practice. Next to the results of the final written exam, active participation during the lectures and seminars will also contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Introduction to German Constitutional Law (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

Course Description:

The course provides a general introduction to German Constitutional Law i.e. the constitution, its background and contents and methods to work with constitutional legal texts.

The German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) which up to this day forms the formal constitutional document of the Federal Republic of Germany has its roots in the allied occupation of Western Germany after World War II. It has proven to be a reliable foundation for the development of the German democratic system and the federal state. The provision of fundamental rights (Art. 1 – 19) puts the Grundgesetz in the tradition of European and North American human rights thinking. It has had an enormous impact on all German law.

Although experiencing some changes throughout the years – especially during the process of the German reunification – the general structure and main provisions of the Grundgesetz remained unchanged.

The course will cover the structure of the German Grundgesetz and its most important provisions while putting a particular focus on the first chapter containing the fundamental rights provisions. Additionally, students will learn about constitutional law in general, the federal structure and the fundamental constitutional principles of the Federal Republic as well as understand the function of the constitutional organs and the legislative process.

Contents:

  • The German legal system
  • Constitutional Law
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Constitutional Rights
  • The Federal State
  • Constitutional organs
  • Legislative procedure
  • Public administration
  • The judicial system

Learning Target:

Students will be able to understand the basic principles and most important provisions of the Grundgesetz and solve simple cases regarding fundamental rights. They will be familiar with the structure of the federal state and its function as well as its most important constitutional, administrative and judicial organs. Students can assess by way of comparison similarities and dissimilarities in other legal systems.

Literature:

No specific textbook is required. Additional non-mandatory literature recommendations will be given in the first lecture.

Examination:

Written Examination

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 10.09.2019 - 22.10.2019 10:15 - 11:45 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Tuesday  (weekly) 05.11.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Tuesday  (single date) 29.10.2019 10:15 - 11:45 EO 256 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:

Course Description:

The course provides a general introduction to German Constitutional Law i.e. the constitution, its background and contents and methods to work with constitutional legal texts.

The German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) which up to this day forms the formal constitutional document of the Federal Republic of Germany has its roots in the allied occupation of Western Germany after World War II. It has proven to be a reliable foundation for the development of the German democratic system and the federal state. The provision of fundamental rights (Art. 1 – 19) puts the Grundgesetz in the tradition of European and North American human rights thinking. It has had an enormous impact on all German law.

Although experiencing some changes throughout the years – especially during the process of the German reunification – the general structure and main provisions of the Grundgesetz remained unchanged.

The course will cover the structure of the German Grundgesetz and its most important provisions while putting a particular focus on the first chapter containing the fundamental rights provisions. Additionally, students will learn about constitutional law in general, the federal structure and the fundamental constitutional principles of the Federal Republic as well as understand the function of the constitutional organs and the legislative process.

Contents:

  • The German legal system
  • Constitutional Law
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Constitutional Rights
  • The Federal State
  • Constitutional organs
  • Legislative procedure
  • Public administration
  • The judicial system

Learning Target:

Students will be able to understand the basic principles and most important provisions of the Grundgesetz and solve simple cases regarding fundamental rights. They will be familiar with the structure of the federal state and its function as well as its most important constitutional, administrative and judicial organs. Students can assess by way of comparison similarities and dissimilarities in other legal systems.

Literature:

No specific textbook is required. Additional non-mandatory literature recommendations will be given in the first lecture.

Examination:

Written Examination

Introduction to Public International Law (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Tuesday  (single date) 15.10.2019 08:30 - 11:45 308 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Description:
This course provides students with an understanding of the system of public international law, regulating relations between actors on the global stage. Topics include: the nature of international law, sources of international law (including treaties, customary international law and general principles of law), participants in the international legal system (including notions of statehood, legal personality and diplomatic protection), territory and acquisition of title, state responsibility, jurisdiction and immunity, the relationship between international and domestic law, international human rights law, the (peacekeeping) operations of the United Nations including the role of the General Assembly, international dispute settlement and the role of the International Court of Justice as well as the law regulating the use of force and, correspondingly, the Security Council.
Sessions will take place on a weekly basis and consist of both lecture and discussion parts. Within the discussion part, current developments such as inter alia pending cases before the International Court of Justice and further contemporary topics will be discussed.

Introductory Reading (optional):
  • Cassese, Antonio (ed.): ‘Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Crawford, James and Ian Brownlie: ‘Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Hall, Stephen: ‘Principles of International Law’ (Hong Kong, LexisNexis, 2014)
  • Kaczorowska, Alina: ‘Public International Law’ (London, Routledge, 2010)
  • Lowe, Vaughan: ‘International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Tourme-Jouannet, Emmanuelle: ‘The Liberal-Welfarist Law of Nations: A History of International Law’ (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically.
Mode of assessment for this course will be a research paper. In addition, oral participation will contribute to the final grade awarded for this course.

Course is open for Bachelor and Master students and recommended for Bachelor and Master Political Science students. 

Law - Master

Competition Law in Europe and Germany (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course equips the students with fundamental knowledge about the application of competition law. European and German competition law are addressed equally as well as their relationship with one another. The aim is to capacitate the students to apply competition law to concrete cases and help them understand the competitive concerns that might arise from certain behavior by undertakings. The course consists of seven parts:

  • Introduction (What is competition and why do we care about it? What is competition law?)
  • Restrictive practices (Art. 101 TFEU/§§ 1–3 German Competition Act)
  • Abuse of a dominant position (Art. 102 TFEU/§§ 18–21 German Competition Act)
  • Public enforcement
  • Private enforcement
  • Merger control in the EU
  • Merger control in Germany

 

The course focuses not only on the similarities between European and German competition law but also on the differences in the application by the European Commission and courts on the one side and the German competition authorities and courts on the other side. The course also covers distinct features particular to the German Competition Act that are missing in the European provisions, e.g. prohibited conduct of undertakings with relative or superior market power, damages and certain modifications that have been adopted with respect to digital markets.

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 17.10.2019 17:15 - 18:45 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Thursday  (weekly) 24.10.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Corporate Compliance (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course addresses compliance requirements in several fields of law. Roughly the first half of the course will be dedicated to compliance programmes in general. The analysis is broken down into the upstream phase, the governance, and the downstream phase of an effective compliance programme. This includes issues, such as “culture” of compliance, codes of conduct, the “tone at the top”, training, audits, and whistleblowing. The second half will be dedicated to the specific requirements for an effective compliance programme in three important areas of law:   

  • Anti-corruption compliance
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Data protection compliance

In this context, the course will deal with the most important legislation in the respective fields. Due to their global geographical scope in the field of anti-corruption compliance, these are first and foremost the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Regarding antitrust law, special attention will be given to leniency programmes and the possibilities of a compliance defence in cartel fine procedures. Moreover, the course will cover the requirements imposed on businesses by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

Students having completed the course will understand the importance of legal compliance for businesses and know the main methods of implementing and ensuring it. They will moreover be familiar with the most important legislation and be able to identify specific requirements of a compliance programme regarding different legal provisions.

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 EW 242 Otto Mann Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:

The course addresses compliance requirements in several fields of law. Roughly the first half of the course will be dedicated to compliance programmes in general. The analysis is broken down into the upstream phase, the governance, and the downstream phase of an effective compliance programme. This includes issues, such as “culture” of compliance, codes of conduct, the “tone at the top”, training, audits, and whistleblowing. The second half will be dedicated to the specific requirements for an effective compliance programme in three important areas of law:   

  • Anti-corruption compliance
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Data protection compliance

In this context, the course will deal with the most important legislation in the respective fields. Due to their global geographical scope in the field of anti-corruption compliance, these are first and foremost the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Regarding antitrust law, special attention will be given to leniency programmes and the possibilities of a compliance defence in cartel fine procedures. Moreover, the course will cover the requirements imposed on businesses by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

Students having completed the course will understand the importance of legal compliance for businesses and know the main methods of implementing and ensuring it. They will moreover be familiar with the most important legislation and be able to identify specific requirements of a compliance programme regarding different legal provisions.

Energy law and Policy (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will provide students with the knowledge of the technological and regulatory framework applying to energy markets. It will address the relevant issues of governance and liberalization of particular markets such as electricity and gas. Furthermore, the institutional legal framework will be explored, with the main focus on the European Union and the internal energy market it seeks to create.
After presenting the regulatory framework and energy policy developments on the international and the EU level, the course will focus on competition rules, international trade in energy and energy subsidies.
The following part of the course will examine how policy incentives for climate change mitigation affect the energy sector, with the EU often used as a case example. It will cover the current developments in Climate Change Law, legal and policy matters associated with the renewable energy sector, and the role of exemplary international organizations in the creation of more sustainable energy policies.
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions and seminars. Next to the results of the final written exam also the seminar presentation will contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 17.10.2019 13:45 - 17:00 EW 161 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Tuesday  (single date) 08.10.2019 13:45 - 15:15 016 Seminarraum; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Introduction to International Criminal Law (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Required reading materials will be provided electronically.

Introductory Readings (optional):
  • Cassese, Antonio, ‘International Criminal Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Cryer, Robert, ‘An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure’ (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Schabas, William A., ‘The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Werle, Gerhard, ‘Principles of International Criminal Law’ (The Hague, Asser, 2005)
You don’t need to buy one of these textbooks since they are only intended to provide you with a first insight into the subject matter. Besides, all are available at Mannheim University Library.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 008.1 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Description:
One of the most significant developments both in international law and international relations throughout the last two decades has been the (re-)emergence of an international legal order based on a robust interpretation of the concept of international criminal justice. By establishing both international and hybrid criminal courts addressing international core crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the international community has demonstrated an ever more growing commitment to end impunity for the most heinous crimes affecting mankind as a whole and to hold those bearing individual criminal responsibility personally accountable.

This course aims at providing students with a fundamental understanding of this increasingly important realm of public international law. Thus, in a first approach, an overview both of international criminal law’s theoretical foundation as well as its historical sources will be provided. Adjacently, focus will be given to the ad-hoc tribunals of the 1990s (such as the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) and most prominently to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the first permanent international organization addressing matters of international criminal justice.

Complementary to this institutional approach, the second part of the course will address material law aspects: Besides the abovementioned crimes as stipulated in the Rome Statute forming the International Criminal Court, attention will be given to further international crimes such as piracy or terrorism. Additionally, questions such as immunity from prosecution for heads of state or government, modes of liability, interdependencies between the national and international judicial sphere and notions of state sovereignty will be addressed throughout the course.
International Relations Law of the European Union (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
External Relations Law of the European Union represents an area of the EU Law which is especially concerned with the legal aspects of the cooperation of the European Union with non-member States and with international organizations. Developments and challenges in the international sphere make this field of law particularly significant for an appropriate understanding of certain international legal matters and the EU’s inclusion in its further evolvement.
Literature:
Recommended Literature:
 
Eeckhout, Piet, ‘EU External Relations Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011) 
Winand Pascaline, Benvenuti Andrea, Guderzo Max (eds.), ‘The External Relations of the European Union’ (Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien,  P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2015) 
Foster N, ‘Foster on EU law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011) 
 
You don’t need to buy any of these textbooks since they are only intended to provide you with an insight into the subject matter.
 
Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically or during the lectures.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 16.10.2019 11:00 - 13:30 EW 148 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Tuesday  (single date) 15.10.2019 13:45 - 15:15 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
Contents:
The course aims at familiarizing students with the objectives and role of the EU institutions and its Member States in their external relations, also with the practice and case law from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and academic literature in this field.
Throughout the course there will be a focus on:
Treaty foundations for external relations and external policies
External powers in matters of Commercial  Policy  and Common Foreign and Security Policy
International foundations: life cycle of an international agreement and the EU’s membership in international organizations
Common Commercial Policy: legal scope, judicial review of measures, relation with the World Trade Organization
Common Foreign and Security Policy
Sanctions Policy
Non-EU perspectives on the European integration and its international cooperation 
Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
Students shall acquire necessary knowledge on the legal foundations of the EU’s foreign policy and its practical implications, on conferred competences on the EU to act in an international domain and on its role in creation of international legal order.
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions, and seminars which will allow students to work in small groups on legal cases from practice. Next to the results of the final written exam, active participation during the lectures and seminars will also contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Introduction to German Constitutional Law (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

Course Description:

The course provides a general introduction to German Constitutional Law i.e. the constitution, its background and contents and methods to work with constitutional legal texts.

The German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) which up to this day forms the formal constitutional document of the Federal Republic of Germany has its roots in the allied occupation of Western Germany after World War II. It has proven to be a reliable foundation for the development of the German democratic system and the federal state. The provision of fundamental rights (Art. 1 – 19) puts the Grundgesetz in the tradition of European and North American human rights thinking. It has had an enormous impact on all German law.

Although experiencing some changes throughout the years – especially during the process of the German reunification – the general structure and main provisions of the Grundgesetz remained unchanged.

The course will cover the structure of the German Grundgesetz and its most important provisions while putting a particular focus on the first chapter containing the fundamental rights provisions. Additionally, students will learn about constitutional law in general, the federal structure and the fundamental constitutional principles of the Federal Republic as well as understand the function of the constitutional organs and the legislative process.

Contents:

  • The German legal system
  • Constitutional Law
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Constitutional Rights
  • The Federal State
  • Constitutional organs
  • Legislative procedure
  • Public administration
  • The judicial system

Learning Target:

Students will be able to understand the basic principles and most important provisions of the Grundgesetz and solve simple cases regarding fundamental rights. They will be familiar with the structure of the federal state and its function as well as its most important constitutional, administrative and judicial organs. Students can assess by way of comparison similarities and dissimilarities in other legal systems.

Literature:

No specific textbook is required. Additional non-mandatory literature recommendations will be given in the first lecture.

Examination:

Written Examination

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 10.09.2019 - 22.10.2019 10:15 - 11:45 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Tuesday  (weekly) 05.11.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Tuesday  (single date) 29.10.2019 10:15 - 11:45 EO 256 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:

Course Description:

The course provides a general introduction to German Constitutional Law i.e. the constitution, its background and contents and methods to work with constitutional legal texts.

The German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) which up to this day forms the formal constitutional document of the Federal Republic of Germany has its roots in the allied occupation of Western Germany after World War II. It has proven to be a reliable foundation for the development of the German democratic system and the federal state. The provision of fundamental rights (Art. 1 – 19) puts the Grundgesetz in the tradition of European and North American human rights thinking. It has had an enormous impact on all German law.

Although experiencing some changes throughout the years – especially during the process of the German reunification – the general structure and main provisions of the Grundgesetz remained unchanged.

The course will cover the structure of the German Grundgesetz and its most important provisions while putting a particular focus on the first chapter containing the fundamental rights provisions. Additionally, students will learn about constitutional law in general, the federal structure and the fundamental constitutional principles of the Federal Republic as well as understand the function of the constitutional organs and the legislative process.

Contents:

  • The German legal system
  • Constitutional Law
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Constitutional Rights
  • The Federal State
  • Constitutional organs
  • Legislative procedure
  • Public administration
  • The judicial system

Learning Target:

Students will be able to understand the basic principles and most important provisions of the Grundgesetz and solve simple cases regarding fundamental rights. They will be familiar with the structure of the federal state and its function as well as its most important constitutional, administrative and judicial organs. Students can assess by way of comparison similarities and dissimilarities in other legal systems.

Literature:

No specific textbook is required. Additional non-mandatory literature recommendations will be given in the first lecture.

Examination:

Written Examination

Introduction to Public International Law (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Tuesday  (single date) 15.10.2019 08:30 - 11:45 308 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Description:
This course provides students with an understanding of the system of public international law, regulating relations between actors on the global stage. Topics include: the nature of international law, sources of international law (including treaties, customary international law and general principles of law), participants in the international legal system (including notions of statehood, legal personality and diplomatic protection), territory and acquisition of title, state responsibility, jurisdiction and immunity, the relationship between international and domestic law, international human rights law, the (peacekeeping) operations of the United Nations including the role of the General Assembly, international dispute settlement and the role of the International Court of Justice as well as the law regulating the use of force and, correspondingly, the Security Council.
Sessions will take place on a weekly basis and consist of both lecture and discussion parts. Within the discussion part, current developments such as inter alia pending cases before the International Court of Justice and further contemporary topics will be discussed.

Introductory Reading (optional):
  • Cassese, Antonio (ed.): ‘Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Crawford, James and Ian Brownlie: ‘Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Hall, Stephen: ‘Principles of International Law’ (Hong Kong, LexisNexis, 2014)
  • Kaczorowska, Alina: ‘Public International Law’ (London, Routledge, 2010)
  • Lowe, Vaughan: ‘International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Tourme-Jouannet, Emmanuelle: ‘The Liberal-Welfarist Law of Nations: A History of International Law’ (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically.
Mode of assessment for this course will be a research paper. In addition, oral participation will contribute to the final grade awarded for this course.

Course is open for Bachelor and Master students and recommended for Bachelor and Master Political Science students. 

Business Informatics and Mathematics - Bachelor

Formal Foundations of Computer Science (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
Die Studierenden beherrschen grundlegende für die Informatik rele-vanten Konzepte, Begriffsbildungen und wissenschaftlichen Arbeits-techniken aus Mathematik und Logik. Sie kennen weiterhin eine erste Auswahl an wichtigen Datenstrukturen und  effizienten Algorithmen für grundlegende Probleme.
Methodenkompetenz:
Die Studierenden besitzen die Fähigkeit, informal gegebene Sachver-halte formal zu modellieren und die entstehenden formalen Struktu-ren bzgl. grundlegender Eigenschaften zu klassifizieren. Sie können weiterhin  auf einem für Informatiker adäquaten Niveau gegebene Aussagen mathematisch  beweisen.
Personale Kompetenz:
Die Studierenden besitzen ein Grundverständnis der för die Informa-tik wichtigen formalen Strukturen, Modelle und Arbeitstechniken. Sie können auf höherem Niveau abstrakt denken und formal modellieren.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
  • Grundlagen Aussagenlogik (Folgern, Beweisen)
  • Mengen, Relationen, Abbildungen
  • Grundlagen der Kombinatorik (Abzählen von endlichen Mengen, Abzählbarkeit)
  • Einführung Graphentheorie
  • Algebraische Strukturen (Halbgruppen, Gruppen, Homorphismen, Faktorstrukturen)
  • Grundlegende Berechnungsmodelle/Endliche Automaten
MAB 405 Cryptology (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Verständnis für die vielfältigen Einsatzmöglichkeiten von Kryptoverfahren (BF2, BF4, BF5, BO1)
• Realistische Einschätzung der Sicherheit (BF1, BF3, BO2)
• Zahlentheoretische Grundlagen der Kryptographie mit öffentlichen Schlüsseln und von AES  (BK1, BK3, BO3)
• Vor- und Nachteile der Verfahren mit öffentlichen und privaten Schlüsseln; hybride Verfahren wie SSL/TLS (BK3, BF4, BF5)
• Verständnis für die konstruktive und die destruktive Rolle quantenmechanischer Verfahren (BF3, BF4)
Methodenkompetenz:
• Sicherer Einsatz von RSA zur Verschlüsselung und für elektronische Unterschriften (einschließlich Primzahlsuche) (BK1, BK3, BF3, BO3)
• Kenntnis der für RSA kritischen Faktorisierungsverfahren und der wichtigsten sonstigen Angriffsmöglichkeiten (BF1, BF2)
• Faktorisierung mit Quantencomputern (BF1, BO3)
• Verständnis von AES (BK1, BK3, BF1, BF3)
• Umgang mit diskreten Logarithmen, DSS (BK1, BK3, BF3)
• Grundlegende Protokolle der Quantenkryptographie (BF3, BO2)
Personale Kompetenz:
• Problembewusstsein für die Verwundbarkeit von Kryptosystemen und Fähigkeit zur rationalen Auswahl einer in Aufwand und Sicherheit dem jeweiligen Problem angemessenen Lösung (BO1, BO2, BO3)
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Mündliche Prüfung oder schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 A 101 kleiner Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2019 - 29.11.2019 10:15 - 11:45 A 101 kleiner Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
• Aufgaben der Kryptologie
• Klassische Kryptosysteme und ihre Kryptanalyse
• Feistel-Netzwerke und DES
• Differentielle und lineare Kryptanalyse; DES-Cracker
• New directions in cryptography
• RSA und seine zahlentheoretischen Grundlagen
• Faktorisierungsalgorithmen und andere Angriffe
• Verfahren auf der Grundlage diskreter Logarithmen
• Sichere Hashalgorithmen
• Kryptographische Protokolle
• Quantenkryptographie und Quantencomputer
MAT 301 Analysis I (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Grundbegriffe der reellen Analysis (BF1, BK1)
• Konvergenz von Folgen und Reihen (BK1)
• Stetigkeit von Funktionen in einer Variablen (BK1)
• Differenzierbarkeit von Funktionen in einer Variablen  (BK1)
• Riemanintegral von Funktionen in einer Variablen (BK1)
Methodenkompetenz:
• mathematische Beweisführung (BF1, BO2)
• Hantieren mit Gleichungen und Ungleichungen (BF1, BO2)
• Berechnen von Grenzwerten (BF1,BO3)
• Kurvendiskussion (BF2, BO3)
• Berechnen von unbestimmten und bestimmten Integralen (BO2,BO3)
Personale Kompetenz:
• Teamarbeit (BF4)
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Saturday  (single date) 26.10.2019 10:15 - 11:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 06.11.2019 13:45 - 15:00 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Thursday  (single date) 31.10.2019 15:30 - 17:00 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Thursday  (single date) 07.11.2019 15:30 - 17:00 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
• Mengen und Abbildungen
• reelle Zahlen
• Zahlenfolgen und Reihen
• Funktionen in einer reellen Variablen
MAT 303 Linear Algebra I (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
9.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Kenntnis der wesentlichen Ideen und Methoden der Linearen Algebra, Kenntnis der wesentlichen mathematischen Beweismethoden (BK1).
Methodenkompetenz:
• Grundstrukturen der Linearen Algebra als Grundstrukturen der Mathematik würdigen und sicher mit ihnen umgehen (BK1).
• Lineare Gleichungssysteme in Anwendungen erkennen und professionell lösen (BF2).
Personale Kompetenz:
• Strukturiertes Denken (BO2).
• Teamarbeit (BF4).
• Kommunikationsfähigkeit (BO1).
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
• Gruppen, Ringe, Körper, Vektorräume, Lineare Abbildungen, Matrizen, Lineare Gleichungssysteme, Determinanten,  Eigenwerte und Diagonalisierung,  Euklidische Vektorräume.
MAT 306 Numerical Mathematics (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
9.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Verständnis der Grundbegriffe und grundlegenden Methoden der Numerischen Mathematik  (BF1, BK1)
• Algorithmisches Denken und Implementierung grundlegender Verfahren zur Bestimmung von Näherungslösungen (BK3)
• Klassifikation und Interpretation numerischer Probleme (BK1, BO3)
Methodenkompetenz:
• Mathematische Modellierung eines (Anwendungs-)Problems (BF3, BO3)
• Konkrete Problemlösungsstrategien und deren Interpretation (BF1, BF2)
Personale Kompetenz:
• Teamarbeit (BO1,BF4)
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 EO 145 Bürgerhörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 EO 145 Bürgerhörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Monday  (single date) 09.09.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (single date) 04.11.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
• Numerik linearer Gleichungssysteme
• Störungstheorie und Fehleranalyse
• Lineare Ausgleichsrechnung
• Eigenwertprobleme
• Nichtlineare Gleichungssysteme: Fixpunktiterationen, insbesondere Newton-Verfahren
• Interpolation und Splines
• Numerische Integration
Practical Computer Science I (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
6
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
Die Studierenden können selbständig Algorithmen zu vorgegebenen Problemen entwerfen und in Java, das im parallel laufenden Pro-grammierkurs I unterrichtet wird, objektorientiert programmieren. Methodenkompetenz:
Algorithmenentwurf, Bewertung von vorgegeben Algorithmen Personale Kompetenz:
Kreativität beim Entwurf von Algorithmen, Teamfähigkeit
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
Erfolgreiche Teilnahme am Übungsbetrieb
schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Studienbeginn vor HWS 2011:
schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
Vom Problem zum Algorithmus, vom Algorithmus zum Programm
 
  • Entwurf von Algorithmen: schrittweise Verfeinerung, Modularität, Objektorientierung (Klassen­hierarchien, Vererbung), Rekursion
  • Die objektorientierte Programmiersprache Java
  • Einfache Datenstrukturen (verkettete Liste, Binärbaum, B-Baum)
  • Modellierung mit UML: Klassendiagramme, Aktivitätsdiagramme, Zustandsdiagramme
  • Einführung in die Theorie der Algorithmen: Berechenbarkeit, Komplexität (O-Kalkül), Testen und Verifikation von Algorithmen und Programmen

Business Informatics and Mathematics - Master

Network Analysis (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 A 101 kleiner Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Network Analysis (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 10.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 310 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F