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

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ACC 300 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Learning target:
Financial reports are a key source of reliable and relevant information about the financial position, profitability, and risk of an enterprise, on which investors and creditors depend in making resource allocation decisions. This course is designed to enable students to understand financial reports and the underlying reporting process and develop skills necessary in various decision-making situations. During this course, students would also have the opportunities to organize themselves into groups, meet regularly and work together on case-study assignments, and finally present their work before other students. In this process, they are expected to acquire the important group communication skills and build teamwork and leadership that are vital for the future business environment.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.), presentation
Instructor(s):
Reeyarn Zhiyang Li, Stephen Paul Campbell
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 07.09.2020 - 07.12.202008:30 - 10:00BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
•    Introduction to business activities, overview of financial statements and reporting process
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Balance Sheet
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Income Statement
•    Balance Sheet: Presenting and analyzing resources and financing
•    Income Statement: Reporting the results of operating activities
•    Statement of Cash Flows
•    Revenue recognition, receivables, and customer advances
•    Working capital
•    Long-lived tangible and intangible assets
•    Notes, bonds, income taxes, and other liabilities
•    Shareholders’ equity: capital contributions and distribution
ACC 300 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Learning target:
Financial reports are a key source of reliable and relevant information about the financial position, profitability, and risk of an enterprise, on which investors and creditors depend in making resource allocation decisions. This course is designed to enable students to understand financial reports and the underlying reporting process and develop skills necessary in various decision-making situations. During this course, students would also have the opportunities to organize themselves into groups, meet regularly and work together on case-study assignments, and finally present their work before other students. In this process, they are expected to acquire the important group communication skills and build teamwork and leadership that are vital for the future business environment.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.), presentation
Instructor(s):
Reeyarn Zhiyang Li, Stephen Paul Campbell
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 07.09.2020 - 07.12.202017:15 - 18:45BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
•    Introduction to business activities, overview of financial statements and reporting process
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Balance Sheet
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Income Statement
•    Balance Sheet: Presenting and analyzing resources and financing
•    Income Statement: Reporting the results of operating activities
•    Statement of Cash Flows
•    Revenue recognition, receivables, and customer advances
•    Working capital
•    Long-lived tangible and intangible assets
•    Notes, bonds, income taxes, and other liabilities
•    Shareholders’ equity: capital contributions and distribution
ACC 300 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Learning target:
Financial reports are a key source of reliable and relevant information about the financial position, profitability, and risk of an enterprise, on which investors and creditors depend in making resource allocation decisions. This course is designed to enable students to understand financial reports and the underlying reporting process and develop skills necessary in various decision-making situations. During this course, students would also have the opportunities to organize themselves into groups, meet regularly and work together on case-study assignments, and finally present their work before other students. In this process, they are expected to acquire the important group communication skills and build teamwork and leadership that are vital for the future business environment.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.), presentation
Instructor(s):
Reeyarn Zhiyang Li, Stephen Paul Campbell
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 09.09.2020 - 09.12.202008:30 - 10:00BWL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
•    Introduction to business activities, overview of financial statements and reporting process
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Balance Sheet
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Income Statement
•    Balance Sheet: Presenting and analyzing resources and financing
•    Income Statement: Reporting the results of operating activities
•    Statement of Cash Flows
•    Revenue recognition, receivables, and customer advances
•    Working capital
•    Long-lived tangible and intangible assets
•    Notes, bonds, income taxes, and other liabilities
•    Shareholders’ equity: capital contributions and distribution
ACC 300 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Learning target:
Financial reports are a key source of reliable and relevant information about the financial position, profitability, and risk of an enterprise, on which investors and creditors depend in making resource allocation decisions. This course is designed to enable students to understand financial reports and the underlying reporting process and develop skills necessary in various decision-making situations. During this course, students would also have the opportunities to organize themselves into groups, meet regularly and work together on case-study assignments, and finally present their work before other students. In this process, they are expected to acquire the important group communication skills and build teamwork and leadership that are vital for the future business environment.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.), presentation
Instructor(s):
Reeyarn Zhiyang Li, Stephen Paul Campbell
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 09.09.2020 - 09.12.202017:15 - 18:45BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
•    Introduction to business activities, overview of financial statements and reporting process
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Balance Sheet
•    Record keeping basics and financial statement preparation: Income Statement
•    Balance Sheet: Presenting and analyzing resources and financing
•    Income Statement: Reporting the results of operating activities
•    Statement of Cash Flows
•    Revenue recognition, receivables, and customer advances
•    Working capital
•    Long-lived tangible and intangible assets
•    Notes, bonds, income taxes, and other liabilities
•    Shareholders’ equity: capital contributions and distribution
ACC 303 Financial Accounting I: Jahres- und Konzernabschluss (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Learning target:
Students will acquire specific know ledge in the areas of financial accounting and group accounting. In addition, they are able to critically assess the definition of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses as well as the rules for recognition and measurement within the context of different accounting theories.
During exercise classes, tutorials and the team competition, this knowledge is applied to specific practical situations while considering and scrutinizing various aspects and points of view. Moreover, students need to assess the effects of different decision alternatives on the various stakeholders of a business (e.g. shareholders, managers, government, etc.) in order to develop appropriate strategies and action plans. The results of these considerations are presented in written form. This requires a clear understanding and analysis of the respective problem sets. Results need to be presented convincingly in a structured and comprehensible manner. Teamwork and leadership are further objectives of the course, as students form groups during the team competition.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Marcel Rost, Jens Wüstemann
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 08.09.2020 - 08.12.202017:15 - 18:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 22.12.202010:30 - 13:00UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
  • Introduction to financial accounting
  • Overview on accounting theories
  • Definition of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses
  • Recognition and measurement rules
  • Fundamentals of group accounting
ACC 351 International Accounting (Lecture w/ Exercise)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Examination achievement:
Grading is based on a final exam (100%).
The final exam is expected to take 90 minutes.
Instructor(s):
Christoph Hütten, Christine Atanasov
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 02.10.2020 - 04.12.202008:30 - 10:00BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (weekly) 02.10.2020 - 04.12.202010:15 - 11:45BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 17.12.202012:45 - 14:45BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
The lecturs is hold by Dr. Hütten, Chief Accounting Officer at SAP AG, Walldorf. The exercise class is hold by Dr. Sessar from SAP AG in Walldorf.

Course Hours:
tba

In response to the globalisation of the world’s capital markets the language of communicating financial information to these capital markets is experiencing a similar globalisation: Since 2001, almost 120 countries have required or permitted the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Thus, the world may not be far away from realising the vision of a global set of accounting standards. In such an environment being knowledgeable about IFRS is nearly as important for a business professionals as English language skills.
This course introduces you to the framework, concepts, and processes associated with international financial reporting. You will learn how IFRS are developed and used around the world. You will also examine fundamental IFRS requirements and will exercise their application in practice. Thus, the course shall enable you to understand financial statements prepared under IFRS and apply IFRS accounting and disclosure requirements to a wide range of scenarios.
ACC 352 Security Valuation & Financial Statement Analysis (Intensive seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Learning target:
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Analyze financial statements, footnotes, and other corporate disclosures (e.g. conference calls)
• Prepare business forecast from the financials and use the forecasts to determine a firm’s fundamental value using various valuation models
• Develop the skills to critique security analyst reports, write and present your own research report
Examination achievement:
Students will demonstrate their understanding of and competency in course topics through an individual assignments. The final grade will be calculated as follows:

Individual assignment 100%
Instructor(s):
Annabel Müller
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 05.10.2020 - 07.10.202008:00 - 17:30
Description:
The objective of this class is to provide you a framework for analyzing a firm’s past performance, estimating its future performance, and valuing its equity. The student should leave the course with the ability to generate reasonably accurate (or at least logically consistent) forecasts of a firm's future financial performance, including revenues, earnings, asset balances and free cash flows. The class also presents all the major valuation models in a unified framework so the student should be facile in moving between discounted cash flow models, residual income models, and models based on market multiples such as the price-earnings ratio and the market-to-book ratio. The class has a financial modeling component, eVal, so that as the class progresses, students will build the pieces of a comprehensive financial statement forecasting and valuation tool. The course illustrates contemporary forecasting and valuation techniques used by practitioners as well as evidence from academic research on the effectiveness of these techniques.

Class structure:

Monday, 5.10 
- 8.00 - 9.30 am: Live Class via Zoom 
- 9.30 am - 12.00 noon: Asynchronous - Material on Website: videos, exercises, and quiz
- 4.00 - 5.30 pm: Live class via Zoom 

Tuesday, 6.10
- 8.00 - 9.30 am: Live Class via Zoom 
- 9.30 am - 12.00 noon: Asynchronous - Material on Website: videos, exercises, and quiz
- 4.00 - 5.30 pm: Live class via Zoom 

Wednesday, 7.10
- 8.00 - 9.30 am: Live Class via Zoom 
- 9.30 am - 12.00 noon: Asynchronous - Material on Website: videos, exercises, and quiz
- 4.00 - 5.30 pm: Live class via Zoom
TAX 303 Taxation I: Unternehmensbesteuerung (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Learning target:
Students are able to make value judgements regarding the most important taxes affecting businesses. Specifically, they are able to make comparisons and determine the optimal choice of legal form for a business. Students can formulate projections and justify their statements. During exercises and tutorial classes, this knowledge is applied to specific practical situations while considering and scrutinizing various aspects and points of view. Moreover, students need to assess the effects of different decision alternatives on the various stakeholders of a business (e.g. shareholders, managers, government, etc.) in order to develop appropriate strategies and action plans. The results of these considerations are presented in written as well as in verbal form. Both forms of presentation require a clear understanding and analysis of the respective problem sets. Results need to be presented convincingly in a structured and comprehensible manner with the help of appropriate software. Teamwork and leadership are further objectives of the course, as students form groups during exercises. Accordingly, all outcomes (e.g. solutions to tax-related problem sets or developed tax planning strategies) are presented in groups.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Christoph Spengel, Raphael Maximilian Müller
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 30.09.2020 - 09.12.202012:00 - 13:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 02.10.202010:15 - 11:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 09.10.202010:15 - 11:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
  • Income tax, corporate tax and commercial tax
  • Determination of taxable income
  • Non-income taxes (inheritance tax and property tax)
  • Corporate taxation and tax planning
TAX 352 Taxation of multinational firms (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Learning target:
  • Understand why taxation matters and how the different elements of the tax code might affect firms decision behavior;
  • Learn about the heterogeneity of tax regimes by looking at some illustrative examples from the Asia Pacific Region and Europe
  • Understand and evaluate the consequences of taxation when undertaking cross-border transactions;
  • Learn about the basic principles of international taxation
  • Identify the key tax issues that affect the tax burden of international investments
  • Analyse basic tax planning structures related to financing strategies and holding companies
  • Understand what the recent BEPS (base erosion and profit shifting) debate is about and why Google, Amazon etc. achieve extremely low tax rates
  • Learn what countries are doing or plan to do to address aggressive tax planning
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (60 min.)
Instructor(s):
Katharina Nicolay
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 02.10.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 07.10.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 05.10.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 06.10.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 08.10.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 12.10.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 13.10.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 14.10.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 22.10.202010:00 - 12:00BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Multinational groups operate globally and are thus faced with heterogeneous taxation frameworks. On the one hand, this is a compliance issue but on the other hand it can be shown empirically, that firms also adjust their behavior (e.g. locations choices, investment choices, capital structure) accordingly. In this context taxes (tax rates and the definition of the tax base) are one decision factor between other business or economic determinants. This knowledge, in return, is relevant for policy makers trying to attract foreign direct investments by offering attractive tax systems. Due to the mobility of capital, complex cross-border group structures, and little harmonization in tax codes, the tax competition by countries as well as tax planning activities of firms can lead to a situation where multinational groups pay very little taxes. This might light to an erosion of the tax revenue as well as to competition distortions towards domestic firms.
In this course, we start by having a look at different tax systems in the world and in particular in the Asian Pacific region and Europe. By studying these examples, we will get some insights into the heterogeneity of tax systems and we will also discuss how these regulations matter for firms’ decision making. In a next step, we will particularly focus on the taxation of cross-border transactions which are common for multinational firms. We will learn, how double taxation could arise and we will look at the guiding principles of international taxation to avoid this double taxation. Finally, based on this, we will study several stylized tax planning strategies for cross-border investments. In this context case studies (e.g. cross-border financing and implementation of holding companies) are used to illustrate the impact of tax planning strategies on tax payments. In particular, we look at the prominent examples of Apple and Google and how they achieve extremely low overall tax rates. Since fiscal authorities increasingly introduced anti-avoidance regulations that should limit aggressive tax planning, we will finally discuss how these regulations work and why or why not they might be effective. Here we will also draw a link towards the ongoing OECD debate on countermeasures against base erosion and profit shifting.
 
 

Area Banking, Finance and Insurance

CC 302 / CC 303 Mathematics of Finance /Quantitative Methods (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
1
Attendance:
Online, recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Learning target:
Students are supposed to learn about and apply the fundamental methods of the mathematics of finance, as well as its application in business administration. The lecture is concerned with two basic problems. On one hand, a payment flow will be valued (interests, dividends, bond investment). For that, specific interest models will be introduced. On the other hand, the interest yield of different investments will be defined. In addition, the mathematics of bonds and annuities will be thoroughly discussed.
Instructor(s):
Peter Albrecht
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15
Friday  (single date) 06.11.202015:30 - 16:15
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • Bond/yield valuation
CC 302 / CC 303 Finanzmathematik / Quantitative Methoden (Introductory course)
DE
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Online, live
Learning target:
Students are supposed to learn about and apply the fundamental methods of the mathematics of finance, as well as its application in business administration. The lecture is concerned with two basic problems. On one hand, a payment flow will be valued (interests, dividends, bond investment). For that, specific interest models will be introduced. On the other hand, the interest yield of different investments will be defined. In addition, the mathematics of bonds and annuities will be thoroughly discussed.
Instructor(s):
Peter Albrecht, Cornelia Schön-Peterson
Date(s):
Tuesday  (single date) 29.09.202012:00 - 13:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • Bond/yield valuation
CC 302 / CC 303 Mathematics of Finance /Quantitative Methods (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
1
Attendance:
Online, live
Learning target:
Students are supposed to learn about and apply the fundamental methods of the mathematics of finance, as well as its application in business administration. The lecture is concerned with two basic problems. On one hand, a payment flow will be valued (interests, dividends, bond investment). For that, specific interest models will be introduced. On the other hand, the interest yield of different investments will be defined. In addition, the mathematics of bonds and annuities will be thoroughly discussed.
Instructor(s):
Cornelia Schön-Peterson
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.11.2020 - 10.12.202017:15 - 18:45
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • Bond/yield valuation
CC 302 / CC 303 Mathematics of Finance /Quantitative Methods (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
1
Attendance:
Online, recorded
Learning target:
Students are supposed to learn about and apply the fundamental methods of the mathematics of finance, as well as its application in business administration. The lecture is concerned with two basic problems. On one hand, a payment flow will be valued (interests, dividends, bond investment). For that, specific interest models will be introduced. On the other hand, the interest yield of different investments will be defined. In addition, the mathematics of bonds and annuities will be thoroughly discussed.
Instructor(s):
Cornelia Schön-Peterson
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • Bond/yield valuation
FIN 355 Behavioral Finance (Intensive seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Learning target:
By the end of the course students will learn about types of limits to arbitrage; psychological aspects of decision-making relevant to Finance; common ”puzzles” in financial markets and the behavioral approach to explaining those puzzles.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Barberis, Nicholas, and Richard Thaler (2003), ”A Survey of Behavioral Finance,” in George Constantinides, Milton Harris, Rene Stulz (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Finance, North Holland. The book, or rather the relevant part of it, is available at the author’s website: http://faculty.som.yale.edu/nicholasbarberis/ch18_6.pdf
Examination achievement:
100% of the grade will be determined by the final exam. The exam is written and will consist of several (usually six or seven) open-ended questions.
Instructor(s):
Annabel Müller
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 09.11.2020 - 11.11.202009:00 - 12:15
Monday  (block date) 16.11.2020 - 17.11.202009:00 - 12:15
Friday  (single date) 20.11.202009:00 - 10:30
Description:
Much of modern financial economics works with models in which agents are rational and arbitrageurs can fix any mis-pricing. Behavioral Financial Economics is the area of finance which relaxes both of these assumptions. Behavioral models usually have two building blocks: limits to arbitrage, which make it difficult for rational traders to undo the dislocations caused by less rational traders; and psychology, which catalogs the kinds of deviations from full rationality we might expect to see. We discuss these two topics, and then consider a number of applications such as asset pricing (the aggregate stock market and the cross-section of average returns) or individual investor portfolio choice and trading behavior.

Course Outline and Reading 
Class 1: Limits to arbitrage (BT, Chapter 2).
Class 2: Psychology (BT, Chapter 3)
Class 3: Individual Investor Behavior (BT, Chapter 7)
Class 4: Cross-Sectional Puzzles (BT, Chapter 5)
Class 5: Behavioral Corporate Finance (BT, Chapter 8)
Class 6: Final exam
FIN 366 Household Finance (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Instructor(s):
Tabea Bucher-Koenen
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 28.09.2020 - 07.12.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 18.12.202013:15 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
FIN 401 Corporate Finance and Risk Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Learning target:
Participants of this partial module learn to assess and analyze the decision making problems of a finance department. They will be able to understand the effects of the fiscal system on financial decisions and to correctly calculate the capital costs for a corporation. Students will be made familiar with the essential instruments and decision-making processes inherent to the financing of listed corporations (stocks, bonds, loans, convertible bonds and other structured products). They also learn to apply and rate complex instruments, such as e.g. unconditional futures and swaps, and options for the change of chance-risk positions.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written final exam (90 min.), Preliminary Work: Online quizzes
Instructor(s):
Ernst Maug, Stefan Rünzi
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 08.09.2020 - 08.12.202010:15 - 11:45BWL-ZOOM-22; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
  • A fundamental introduction to the modern theory of business financing
  • An introduction to business valuation and capital costs calculus
  • An introduction to the most important derivatives (futures, swaps, options)
  • An introduction to corporate risk management
FIN 401 Corporate Finance and Risk Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:

It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Learning target:
Participants of this partial module learn to assess and analyze the decision making problems of a finance department. They will be able to understand the effects of the fiscal system on financial decisions and to correctly calculate the capital costs for a corporation. Students will be made familiar with the essential instruments and decision-making processes inherent to the financing of listed corporations (stocks, bonds, loans, convertible bonds and other structured products). They also learn to apply and rate complex instruments, such as e.g. unconditional futures and swaps, and options for the change of chance-risk positions.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written final exam (90 min.), Preliminary Work: Online quizzes
Instructor(s):
Ernst Maug, Stefan Rünzi
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 29.09.2020 - 08.12.202015:30 - 17:00BWL-ZOOM-11; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
  • A fundamental introduction to the modern theory of business financing
  • An introduction to business valuation and capital costs calculus
  • An introduction to the most important derivatives (futures, swaps, options)
  • An introduction to corporate risk management
FIN 401 Corporate Finance and Risk Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
1
Learning target:
Participants of this partial module learn to assess and analyze the decision making problems of a finance department. They will be able to understand the effects of the fiscal system on financial decisions and to correctly calculate the capital costs for a corporation. Students will be made familiar with the essential instruments and decision-making processes inherent to the financing of listed corporations (stocks, bonds, loans, convertible bonds and other structured products). They also learn to apply and rate complex instruments, such as e.g. unconditional futures and swaps, and options for the change of chance-risk positions.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written final exam (90 min.), Preliminary Work: Online quizzes
Instructor(s):
Ernst Maug, Stefan Rünzi
Date(s):
Wednesday  (single date) 02.12.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 17.02.202110:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-27; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
  • A fundamental introduction to the modern theory of business financing
  • An introduction to business valuation and capital costs calculus
  • An introduction to the most important derivatives (futures, swaps, options)
  • An introduction to corporate risk management
FIN 452 Corporate Governance (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Learning target:
After participating in this course, students should be able to:
1.    Describe the world’s main corporate governance systems, understand the differences among them and compare them to each other.
2.    Distinguish between internal and external corporate governance factors and understand how they interact.
3.    Identify the constituents of good and poor corporate governance.
4.    Solve case studies in the field of corporate governance and apply knowledge to different cases.
5.    Apply analytical and critical thinking skills when evaluating corporate governance problems and their solutions.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Homework and presentation (20%)
Student paper, including classroom presentation (80%)
Instructor(s):
Luisa Ana Langer, Chia-Yi Yen
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 07.09.2020 - 11.12.202012:00 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-11; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (block date) 07.12.202010:00 - 16:00BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
This course studies critical issues in corporate governance. It starts by defining corporate governance and looking at how different governance systems evolved around the globe. Special emphasis will be on corporate governance systems in the U.S. and Germany. We will analyze how new regulations (Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank) emerged as a result of various corporate governance scandals (e.g., Enron). The second part of the course consists of an in-depth analysis of selected internal and external governance mechanisms. Examples are the board of directors and executive compensation contracts. We will also discuss various corporate governance case studies.
The course is on the undergraduate level. It will be based on academic research papers and students will work in teams to prepare their own case study on a particular company.
FIN 453 Alternative Investments from an Institutional Investor's Perspective (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
Registration procedure:

This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Learning target:
Students should develop an understanding of important issues in institutional investments, especially in so called alternative asset classes like private equity, private debt, investments in infrastructure projects, hedge funds strategies and real estate investments. Based on the content of this lecture students should be able to explain these asset classes and their related challenges for investors. Students will also learn how institutional investors are organized and how they act in the capital markets.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written Exam (60 min)
Instructor(s):
Otto Hörner, Kai Mäckle
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 08.09.2020 - 08.12.202017:15 - 18:45BWL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 21.12.202011:00 - 14:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Institutional investors like pension funds, insurance companies, or sovereign wealth funds administrate sizeable asset portfolios and invest in a broad scope of asset classes. This lecture will focus on so called alterative asset classes like private equity, private debt, investments in infrastructure projects, hedge funds strategies and real estate investments. These asset classes become more and more important for investors in the context of a low interest environment. The role of these asset classes in an institutional portfolio and the challenges of investing will be explained. The organizational set-up and other structural requirements of institutional investors will also be discussed.
Finanzwirtschaft (Lecture w/ Exercise)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
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):
Thomas Johann, Jiri Tresl
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)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
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):
Thomas Johann, Jiri Tresl
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)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
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):
Thomas Johann, Jiri Tresl
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)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
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):
Thomas Johann, Jiri Tresl
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)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Attendance:
Online, recorded
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
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):
Thomas Johann, Jiri Tresl
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 (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
1
Attendance:
Online, recorded
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):
Peter Albrecht
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 06.11.202015:30 - 16:15UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-16; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-14; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-13; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-15; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-12; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-11; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-10; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-09; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-08; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202017:30 - 18:15BWL-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
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)
DE
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Online, recorded
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):
Clemens Müller, Marius Magnus Krömer
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 28.09.202019:00 - 20:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • bond/yield valuation
Quantitative Methoden - Q & A Session zu den ILIAS-Lernmodulen (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
1
Attendance:
Online, live
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):
Cornelia Schön-Peterson, Peter Albrecht
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.11.2020 - 10.12.202017:15 - 18:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 02.11.202012:00 - 13:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 02.11.202019:00 - 20:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 18.12.202008:30 - 10:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 09.02.202110:15 - 11:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • bond/yield valuation
MAN/FIN 363 Introduction to Research Methods (Intensive seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:

This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Examination achievement:
Students will be required to develop a research proposal, detailing their understanding of the research process (100%)
Instructor(s):
Annabel Müller
Date(s):
Wednesday  (block date) 28.10.2020 - 30.10.202008:30 - 11:45
Description:
The course offers an introduction to Research Methods. It will provide you with an understanding of different stages of the research process, and provide an overview over the following topics:
  • Literature reviews - how to conduct a rigorous and systematic review of the literature
  • Methods – a discussion of alternate of research methods. For each method there will be discussion on what the method entails, how it is used, exemplars of its use and the key issues that a researcher should be aware of with respect to these methods. We will cover:
  1. Qualitative research – how to conduct qualitative research; exemplars of qualitative studies; key readings in the area.
  2. Surveys - how to use surveys in research; exemplars of survey use; key readings in the area.
  3. Experiments - how to use experiments in research; exemplars of experiment use; key readings in the area
  • Analysis & presentation of results - Further resources and examples will be provided that you can take advantage of to learn more about the application of each method.
MAN/FIN 364 Environmental Finance (Intensive seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Examination achievement:
Short case in which students apply the knowledge gained to a case organisation/situation
Instructor(s):
Annabel Müller
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 19.10.2020 - 23.10.202008:30 - 11:45
Description:
This course addresses the issues arising from Environmental change.
 
Issues examined are:
•     What is the state of Science regarding Environmental Change?
•     What are the effects of Environmental Change on Business?
 
Examination is made of the:
•     moral case;
•     legal case; and
•     business case
for action at the business and policy level.


Special focus is placed on developing valuation approaches and software for evaluating the business case for action. A range of case examples are presented and discussed.
WiPäd: Intensivkurs Finanzmathematik (Intensive seminar)
DE
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
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):
Saturday  (single date) 31.10.202009:00 - 18:00BWL-ZOOM-25; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 07.11.202009:00 - 17:00BWL-ZOOM-25; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
  • Presentation of different interest models
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Mathematics of bonds and annuities
  • Interest rate calculation
  • bond/yield valuation

Area Information Systems

IS 360 Managing Digital Technology (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Learning target:
The goal of the course is to contribute to the participants’ abilities to apply solid knowledge and capabilities about managing digital technology, appraise new technologies and their impact on organizations, analyze the role of organization in a digital ecosystems, set up an agile IT organization for success in the digital age, critically reflect on the role of managing digital technology in the context of wider societal challenges.
Examination achievement:
Class participation
The score will depend on the quality of the comments made during class and the value added to the class discussion. In addition, there may be small individual assignments.

Group project
The project requires each group to deliver a presentation and discussion in class. Details will be announced in class.

Exam
Details will be announced in class.
Instructor(s):
Anna-Maria Seeger
Date(s):
Tuesday  (single date) 03.11.202008:30 - 12:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 05.11.202008:30 - 12:00BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 09.11.202008:30 - 12:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 11.11.202008:30 - 12:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202008:30 - 12:00BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Digitization is fundamentally changing the role of information technology (IT) in organizations. Whereas IT management used to be a secondary function whose responsibility was to reliably support the organization’s primary business activities, digital technology now plays a central role in the creation of value. Thus, organizations need to manage the technological aspects of digital transformation and the development of innovative solutions, while still handling the development and application of more traditional IT systems. Given the importance of digitization in almost any industry, it is indispensable to have knowledge about what technology exists in organizations, how systems are developed, how they affect industries, organizations, and individuals, and, more generally, how organizations can achieve digital transformation.

Through a presentation of various key topics, application areas, case studies and presentations of students’ research and/or own experience, this course discusses a number of key issues concerned with technology and the digitization of organizations and industries. Among others, the course focuses on platforms and ecosystems, agility, and frameworks for digital transformation.
Integrated Information Systems (Wifo) (Lecture w/ Exercise)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted to the course.
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):
Pascal Christoph Kunz
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 01.10.2020 - 10.12.202010:15 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-21; Virtuelles Gebäude
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
IT Enterprise Governance, Risk Management, Control and Compliance (IT eGRC) (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Learning target:
•    Understand why enterprise governance, risk management, control, and compliance (eGRC) is one of the most important disciplines when leading or steering an organisation;
•    Get to know IT security concepts and the difference between IT and OT;
•    Know the most important IT security and data protection related standards, laws and regulations;
•    Know how an audit process looks like and which forms of an audit do exist;
•    Understand why risk identification and assessment is important and how to perform risk analysis;
Examination achievement:
Written exam (60 min.)
Instructor(s):
Michael Spreitzenbarth
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 29.09.2020 - 08.12.202019:00 - 20:30BWL-ZOOM-10; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 21.12.202015:00 - 17:00BWL-ZOOM-10; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Enterprise governance, risk management, control, and compliance (eGRC) is a discipline that aims to operate more efficiently, enable effective information sharing, more effectively report activities and avoid wasteful overlaps. It consists of four related facets that aim to assure an organisation reliably to achieve objectives, address uncertainty and act with integrity. Each of these four disciplines creates information of value to the other three, and all impact the same technologies, people, processes and information.
Within this lecture we will focus on the IT portion of these topics and therefore start with a short introduction into information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and - of course - IT security and their basic concepts.
Afterwards, we will dive into the topic of Governance and Compliance. Here we will focus on the most important standards (e.g., IEC62443 or NIST CSF), laws (like GDPR) and regulations (like BAIT) and how they impact an organisation. A very important part of this section is the instalment of an information security management system (ISMS) and the ISO 27000.
Within the Control part of the lecture, we will learn how an audit process looks like and which versions of an audit do exist. This sessions will deal with everything from generic ITG audits, project and operations audits to specific IT security audits. Or in other words: everything that a good CISO/CEO knows how to make use of and a bad one is afraid of.
Risk management is predicting and managing risks that could hinder the organisation from reliably achieving its objectives under uncertainty and marks the last part of this lecture. After finishing this part, we will know the different risk analysis phases and methodologies, understand why risk identification and evaluation is important and also how to perform these tasks.
Business Informatics I: Introduction and Foundations (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live & recorded
Learning target:
Anhand der Vorlesung sollen Sie erlernen, dass Wirtschaftsinformatik mehr als die Nutzung von Informationstechnik ist. Die Inhalte werden Sie im weiteren Verlauf Ihres Studiums sowie bei der Verwertung des erlernten Wissens in ihrer Bachelorarbeit nutzenbringend verwerten können.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
80% Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)
20% Gruppenarbeit

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

Instructor(s):
Armin Heinzl
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 01.10.2020 - 12.11.202008:30 - 11:45SO 108 [HWS 2020] + ZOOM; “Corona-Gebäude”
Description:
Die Vorlesung Wirtschaftsinformatik I vermittelt die Fundamente der Wirtschaftsinformatik als wissenschaftliche Disziplin. Im Rahmen einer Einführung werden unter anderem der Gegenstand, der Wissenschaftscharakter, die Forschungsziele, -theorien, und -methoden sowie Nachbardisziplinen und ein Ländervergleich behandelt. Im Rahmen der Grundlegung werden zentrale Inhalte wie Informationsbedarf, Informationsverhalten, Informationssystem, Informationsinfrastruktur, Benutzerverhalten, Aspekte einer Entwurfslehre und Inhalte der Evaluationsforschung vermittelt.
Business Informatics III: Development and Management of Information Systems (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Learning target:
In order to be able to deal with these challenges, the “Development and Management of Information Systems” course is designed to introduce students to the various stages of the life cycle of an IS. Starting with the initial idea and conception of a system, the course will cover the process from development to introduction and, finally, application and value creation. In doing so, students will get to know the various entities and roles involved in IS development and management.
The primary objective of the course is to enable students to play a vital role at the intersection of technical and business issue, being able to bridge the gap between a company’s end users and IT experts. In doing so, they shall understand that IS transcend mere technological artifacts but constitute complex socio-technical phenomena.
To support students in their learning, the course will offer a basic introduction to the IS phenomenon, system types, and roles involved in development, introduction, management, and use of IS. Subsequently, each of these phases will be looked at in greater detail. For each phase, both the processes as well as at the contents of each domain will be introduced and discussed. Beyond the presentation of basic concepts, methods, and theories, the course will also provide students with opportunities to extend and practice their theoretical knowledge with interactive elements, an industry speaker, and a case study.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
Written exam (30%) (90 Minuten)
Case study write-up (70%)

Studienbeginn vor HWS 2011:
Written exam (100%) (90 Minuten)
Instructor(s):
Karoline Glaser, Hartmut Höhle
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 28.09.202012:00 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 09.11.202012:00 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 30.11.202012:00 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 19.10.202012:00 - 13:30BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 14.12.202009:45 - 11:45BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 07.12.202011:45 - 12:45BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
During the last decades we witnessed a growing importance of Information Systems (IS) in the business world along with faster and faster innovation cycles. A case in point is the growing IS-related expenditure of corporations, forecasted to total EUR 2.63 trillion in 2012 – a 4.7% growth over 2011 (Gartner 2013). Ranging from the enrichment of routine working tasks (i.e., employee portals to integrate disparate applications, data, and processes (Daniel and White 2005)) to the e-enabled integration of entire business eco-systems (e.g., platform-based integration of supply chains (e.g., Kroenke 2010)), IS have become a vital backbone of businesses.
Consequently, the ability to use IS in a way supporting the overall value proposition of a corporation has become a central success determinant for many firms. Accordingly, the “Development and Management of Information Systems” course is designed to introduce students to the nature, role, and potentials of IS in corporations and enable them to serve as a meaningful interface between technology and business.
Once filling this role in a business context, the future IS professionals are likely to be facing two major trends: the increasing industrialization of IS (Brenner et al. 2007; Daberkow and Radtke 2008; Walter et al. 2007) and a shift towards service-orientation in IT organizations and processes (Hochstein et al. 2005; Roewekamp 2007). This brings about challenges such as, among others, managing the trade-off between efficient execution and effective offering or recognizing and mitigating conflicting expectations and goals among the many entities (i.e., software producers, consultants, corporate users, customers) and roles (i.e., business professionals, technical staff, corporate management) involved in an IS.

Area Management

MAN 301 Strategic and International Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Learning target:
  • Students will develop a fundamental understanding of the challenges and complexity of problems related to strategic management issues. They also will learn about potential solutions to strategic corporate problems.
  • Students will get introduced to central challenges related to global value chain management
  • Students will develop an understanding and get to apply central concepts/instruments of strategic and international management.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Michael Woywode, Baris Istipliler, Matthias Brauer, Martin Luca Jerusalem
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 07.09.2020 - 11.12.202012:00 - 13:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
In the lecture MAN 301, basic theories, research results and current topics from the fields of strategic and international management will be mediated. An understanding of basic functions of management will be developed and the necessary steps/instruments of a strategy development process are presented to the students. Furthermore, topics like corporate social responsibility, internationalization strategies as well as fundamental aspects of global value chain management will be treated.
MAN 352 Human Resources Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:

This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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):
Torsten Biemann
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 29.09.2020 - 08.12.202015:30 - 17:00BWL-ZOOM-19; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 12.12.202013:10 - 15:20BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
The lecture MAN 352 Human Resource Management is part of the courses offered to bachelor students in business administration and law at the University of Mannheim. To get an idea of the coherences, problems, and solutions of human resource management as well as the tasks, operational areas, and instruments of management we offer a weekly lecture (1.5 hours) for 12 weeks.

The lecture includes the following topics on human resource management:Human Resource Environment
  • Job Analysis & Job Design
  • HR Planning & Recruiting
  • Selection
  • Training
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Development
  • Separation & Retention
  • Compensation
  • Incentives + International HRM
  • High-Performance Organizations
The literature applied in the course is based on:
Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B. A., & Wright, P. M. (2016). Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (6th revised edition). McGraw Hill Higher Education.
MAN 358 Strategy and Sustainability (Intensive seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Literature:
Linnenluecke MK & Griffiths A. 2015. The Climate Resilient Organization: Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change and Weather Extremes. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN: 978 1 78254 582 8The book is also available online via eBooks.com, Google plan and kobo. The eISBN is 978 1 78254 583 5.
 
Examination achievement:
100% assignment (individual) in which students apply the knowledge gained to a case organisation/situation
Instructor(s):
Annabel Müller
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 26.10.2020 - 28.10.202008:30 - 11:45
Description:
Achieving corporate sustainability is a challenge that increasingly occupies twenty-first century corporations and their key stakeholders. There are increasing pressures on corporations from governments, shareholders and political interest groups to change wasteful and destructive practices. The path forward is protracted, noisy and tough. The challenge for corporations is to create value through sustainability. This seminar focuses on how senior executives and change agents can implement effective strategies to support such value creation. The focus of this seminar is on the change strategies involved - incremental and transformational - required to shift organizations towards sustainability.
MAN/FIN 363 Introduction to Research Methods (Intensive seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:

This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Examination achievement:
Students will be required to develop a research proposal, detailing their understanding of the research process (100%)
Instructor(s):
Annabel Müller
Date(s):
Wednesday  (block date) 28.10.2020 - 30.10.202008:30 - 11:45
Description:
The course offers an introduction to Research Methods. It will provide you with an understanding of different stages of the research process, and provide an overview over the following topics:
  • Literature reviews - how to conduct a rigorous and systematic review of the literature
  • Methods – a discussion of alternate of research methods. For each method there will be discussion on what the method entails, how it is used, exemplars of its use and the key issues that a researcher should be aware of with respect to these methods. We will cover:
  1. Qualitative research – how to conduct qualitative research; exemplars of qualitative studies; key readings in the area.
  2. Surveys - how to use surveys in research; exemplars of survey use; key readings in the area.
  3. Experiments - how to use experiments in research; exemplars of experiment use; key readings in the area
  • Analysis & presentation of results - Further resources and examples will be provided that you can take advantage of to learn more about the application of each method.
MAN/FIN 364 Environmental Finance (Intensive seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Examination achievement:
Short case in which students apply the knowledge gained to a case organisation/situation
Instructor(s):
Annabel Müller
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 19.10.2020 - 23.10.202008:30 - 11:45
Description:
This course addresses the issues arising from Environmental change.
 
Issues examined are:
•     What is the state of Science regarding Environmental Change?
•     What are the effects of Environmental Change on Business?
 
Examination is made of the:
•     moral case;
•     legal case; and
•     business case
for action at the business and policy level.


Special focus is placed on developing valuation approaches and software for evaluating the business case for action. A range of case examples are presented and discussed.
Management für Nebenfachstudierende (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
Learning target:
By the end of the module students will be able to:
  • explain the importance and the historical development of management, and of the academic discipline of management,
  • explain the theoretical and conceptual foundations of management, and to apply them to real life examples,
  • explain the process of management including its functions planning and control, organization, human resources, and leadership,
  • understand the conflict between management and ethics, and to explain problems resulting therefrom,
  • explain current challenges (e. g. internationalisation) and areas (e. g. public and non-profit management) in the field of management.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Moritz Motyka, Maren Rottler, Martin Christian Georg Sievert
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 14.09.202013:00 - 17:30BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 14.09.202013:00 - 17:30BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
This introductory course provides students who chose business administration as a minor subject with the fundamental understanding of management of organizations. First, the lecture gives an overview about the importance of management in general, and it highlights its relevance as an academic discipline. Furthermore, it discusses its theoretical and conceptual foundations, and elaborates on the management functions planning and control, organization, human resources, and leadership. Working on the topics management and ethics, international management, nonprofit management and public management, the course illustrates current challenges in the field of management.
Sustainability Management & Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course via email to Annabel Müller (annabel.mueller@uni-mannheim.de) by September 14, 2020.
Learning target:
The goal of this lecture series is to provide participants with insights into the real world topics and challenges of managing sustainability and social impact in various forms of organizations. Participants are enabled to better understand the current landscape of the sustainability transformation in business.
Examination achievement:
Essay
Instructor(s):
Laura Edinger-Schons, Michael Woywode, Inken Küper
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 21.09.2020 - 25.09.202010:15 - 11:45BWL-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (block date) 22.09.2020 - 25.09.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
In this lecture series, practitioners from corporate sustainability management, non-profit organizations, and sustainable entrepreneurship start-ups will present and discuss their sustainability-related activities, goals, as well as the challenges which they face during their everyday business. The format will be designed in a way that after an introductory talk, there will be plenty of room for interactive discussions with the guest lecturers. Critical discussions around current developments, as e.g., during and after the corona crisis, are especially encouraged.
Value-Based Management (MOOC) (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, recorded
Learning target:
Through participating in the course, students will gain a holistic understanding of the topic of value-based management, including more theoretical backgrounds, practical examples from the business world, as well as state-of-the art insights from international research.
Examination achievement:
Essay
Instructor(s):
Laura Edinger-Schons, Inken Küper
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 28.09.202009:30 - 10:30BWL-ZOOM-32; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Value-based management is a management approach that puts a company’s value at the center of all management decisions and activities. Following a broad perspective on value creation, this course does not focus on conventional performance metrics. Rather, our goal is to provide a holistic view and some additional knowledge on what drives value creation. Therefore, this course will approach the topic from six different angles, which correspond to the six modules provided in the course. Each module is presented by a different professor of Mannheim Business School, providing special insights from his or her research field. These modules are:
1.    Value-Based IT Management
2.    Corporate Social Responsibility
3.    Organizational Learning
4.    Company Taxation and Value-Based Management
5.    Value-Based Marketing
6.    The Finance Function
Digital Entrepreneurship and Virtual Crowd Campaign Management: Navigating Dreams, Social Links, and Sustainability (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live
Learning target:
Students are capable to
• understand core concepts of digital entrepreneurship, especially a digital customer interface and crowd interaction and have explored, developed, and fostered their own digital entrepreneurship capabilities,
• sense and develop own entrepreneurial ideas,
• craft a crowd-campaign a business plan for a digital start-up,
• present and discuss their concept in front of an expert jury.
Examination achievement:
Virtual pitch, campaign- & business plan
Instructor(s):
Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Baris Istipliler
Date(s):
⚠ Monday  (block date) 05.10.2020 - 09.10.202010:15 - 11:45
⚠ Monday  (block date) 05.10.2020 - 09.10.202013:45 - 18:00
Caution: Individual dates in the series marked with have changed. Please check the portal for details.
Description:
This practical and virtual course familiarizes students with concepts of digital entrepreneurship, especially in crowd interaction, and fosters capabilities in digital entrepreneurship. Students are encouraged to develop an own start-up idea for a virtual, sustainable, or social product (B-to-C) with a purely digital customer interface, as well as to turn this idea via a crowd-campaign plan and a business plan into reality. The course is flanked via impulses of experts from practice.
The Energy System in Transition: Markets, Technologies, Business Opportunities (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Learning target:
Participants will…
•    gain an understanding of the scope of the challenge of the energy transition
•    learn the fundamental terms and mechanics of energy markets
•    develop the capability to gather the information they need to address economic and business related questions on the energy transition.
Examination achievement:
Essay
Instructor(s):
Nikolas Wölfing, Stefan Reichelstein
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 12.10.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 13.10.202010:15 - 11:45BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 14.10.202015:30 - 17:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 15.10.202015:30 - 17:00BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 16.10.202015:30 - 17:00BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Our energy system is in full transition, but the pace of change is still far lower than what is required to keep the climate on planet earth within trajectories that are in accordance with the Paris agreement. Planetary boundaries become more and more prevalent and push for more ambitious decarbonisation of our economies, bringing technologies, business concepts, and markets to their limits. Innovation and impact assessment are key to get the energy transition on a fast, yet reliable track.

This course will provide you with the knowledge needed to start working on energy  issues from an economic and business perspective. It comprises lectures and applied interactive  sessions on the following topics:
1)    Basics of energy and climate economics
2)    The prospects for renewable energy
3)    The restructuring of the energy industry
SEC 5 Socially Responsible Taxation (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Learning target:
Participants will…
-    gain a comprehensive understanding of how tax incentives provided by countries are shaping legal tax planning strategies
-    learn about prominent tax scandals
-    get to know recent tax reporting requirements that increase the transparency on tax issues
-    gain insights into the particular challenges the digitalization is posing on tax fairness
-    learn about recent tax policy initiatives trying to limit abusive and undesired tax strategies
-    develop a critical understanding of these topics
Examination achievement:
Essay
Instructor(s):
Christoph Spengel, Katharina Nicolay, Raphael Maximilian Müller, Elisa Casi-Eberhard
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 19.10.202012:00 - 14:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 19.10.202014:30 - 16:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 20.10.202010:15 - 11:45BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 20.10.202014:00 - 15:30BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 21.10.202010:15 - 11:45BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 21.10.202014:00 - 15:30BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 22.10.202010:15 - 11:45BWL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 22.10.202014:00 - 16:00BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
In this lecture series, researchers from the field of international taxation will present and discuss recent research results on topics related to tax avoidance, tax evasion as well as the implication and effectiveness of countermeasures such as increased transparency. The format will be designed in a way that after an introductory talk, there will be plenty of room for interactive discussions with the lecturers.
SEC 6 Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Sharing Economy and Platform Economy (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Learning target:
Participants will…
•    Gain a thorough understanding of how to create, manage and grow a sustainable enterprise, how to measure its impact and develop and maintain an impact orientation.
•    Develop thorough knowledge of theoretical and conceptual ideas related to sustainable enterprises and get deep insights into practitioners’ perspectives and experiences.
•    Learn about the current phenomena of sharing and platform economy.
•    Strengthen their ability to critically discuss these topics.
Examination achievement:
Written Exam, Take Home/Open Book Exam/Essay, 60 Minutes
Instructor(s):
Dominika Wruk
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 26.10.2020 - 30.10.202013:45 - 17:00BWL-ZOOM-28; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (block date) 26.10.2020 - 30.10.202008:30 - 11:45BWL-ZOOM-28; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Sustainable enterprises are dedicated to creating a positive social and/or ecological impact. Within the last decade, the sharing economy has brought about new business models that have the potential to contribute to a sustainability transition. To learn whether they achieve their goals, organizations measure and manage their impact and develop and adopt their strategy accordingly. New organizational forms have thereby evolved, that can align sustainable entrepreneurs’ goals and values with organizational structure, processes and practices (e.g. platform cooperatives). A supportive institutional environment (e.g. strong impact investing field, supportive laws and regulation, associations voicing social entrepreneurs’ interests) can foster the spread of sustainable solutions. We also explore the nature of platform organizations and discuss the potential for an abuse of power as well as the need to regulate them.

The format of the class includes live talks via zoom and pre-recorded talks from the two lecturers and practitioners (partly from the MOOC “AIR: Accelerating Investment Readiness”) as well as exercises for self-study. During additional zoom meetings, contents will be discussed and deepened, exercises and case studies will be jointly reviewed.

During the week, the following questions will be addressed:
•    What is sustainable entrepreneurship and what are sustainable enterprises?
•    What characterizes sustainable business models?
•    How to measure and manage social and ecological Impact?
•    What are new impact-oriented organizational forms?
•    What are the pros and cons of platform organizations and the platform economy?
•    How to develop and live an impact-focused strategy?
•    How can the institutional environment help scaling and diffusing sustainable models?
SEC 7 New Work and Purpose (MOOC) (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, recorded
Learning target:
Participants will…
•    gain a holistic understanding of the topics of new work and purpose,
•    learn from practitioners how to effectively manage the transition towards new work and purpose in a company or a team, and
•    develop a critical understanding of these topics.
Examination achievement:
Essay
Instructor(s):
Michael Verbücheln, Laura Edinger-Schons
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 02.11.202010:15 - 11:15BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Our working environments are changing once again. After industrialization, digitalization represents another radical transformation of the way in which we create value. How do we want to work in the future? What is the purpose of business? This MOOC delves into these questions by providing a mix of academic lecture-like elements and interviews with experts from various fields and types of organizations. The five modules focus on the following topics:
1)    Digitalization and labor markets
2)    Purpose and meaningfulness
3)    New organizational forms and corporate democracy
4)    Sustainability & Degrowth
5)    Social Entre/Intrapreneurship
SEC 8 MOOC Corporate Volunteering (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Learning target:
The goal of this MOOC + workshop is to provide insights into the phenomenon of corporate volunteering from various different perspectives. Participants will be enabled to critically discuss various current trends in the management of corporate volunteering, e.g., the ongoing transformation from traditional to more skills-based volunteering and the increasing relevance of impact measurement.
Examination achievement:
Take Home/Open Book Exam (Essay, 60min)
Instructor(s):
Benedikt Englert, Bernd Helmig
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 09.11.202008:30 - 10:00BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 13.11.202013:30 - 15:00BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
In this MOOC, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic of corporate volunteering which is currently trending in companies around the world. The course includes lecture-like elements which take a look at theories relating to the topic from different disciplinary perspectives including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management, Non-Profit management, and Human Resources (HR) management. Besides this theoretical foundation, the course also comprises the perspectives of various practitioners from non-profit as well as for-profit organizations. The pre-recorded content is complemented by an interactive workshop in which the content will be discussed and applied to real cases.
Business Ethics (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literature:

W. Shaw: Business Ethics. 8. Auflage. Boston: Wadsworth 2013.

K. Homann/C. Lütge: Einführung in die Wirtschaftsethik. 2. Auflage. Berlin: LIT 2013.

P. Ulrich: Integrative Wirtschaftsethik. 4. Auflage. Bern: Haupt 2007.

Instructor(s):
Julius Schälike
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 29.09.2020 - 08.12.202017:15 - 18:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:

Die Vorlesung führt ein in die wichtigsten Konzepte der Normativen Ethik (Utilitarismus;

Kontraktualismus; Kantianismus) und der Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik (Libertäre Ethik; Egalitarismus [Rawls]; Ökonomische Ethik [Homann]). Anhand einschlägiger

Fallstudien werden die Ansätze erprobt und kritisch diskutiert. Vertieft werden u. a.

folgende Themen: Markt und Wettbewerb; Shareholder vs. Stakeholder Value; kollektives Handeln und individuelle Verantwortung; Klimawandel; Downsizing; Sweatshops; manipulative Werbung.

Area Marketing

Marketing (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course as well as the accompanying exercise classes and/or tutorials on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted to the course.
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):
Alexander Müller, Andreas Polthier, Kim Riede
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 11.12.202012:45 - 16:00
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
Management Analytics Foundations (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course via email to Annabel Müller (annabel.mueller@uni-mannheim.de) by September 14, 2020.
Learning target:
In this course participants will have exposure to state-of-the-art methodologies for data science. The main objective of the course is that the students learn how to gather, treat and clean data, as well as analyze it using different methods and generate insights that shall serve them to gain knowledge about their fields. The overall objective of this course is that participants feel comfortable and fluent when working with data, and that they learn how to use different methods to generate insights from the data. Moreover, the course teaches students how to model functions and how to make simulations to generate further knowledge.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (60 min.)
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl, Katharina Gawrisch
Date(s):
⚠ Tuesday  (block date) 22.09.2020 - 25.09.202009:00 - 18:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 02.10.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Caution: Individual dates in the series marked with have changed. Please check the portal for details.
Description:
This course is designed to introduce participants to key concepts, tools, and practices of data science from a managerial perspective. The objective of the course is to provide the students with the analytical tools that will help them to generate insights from data in a robust, correct, and actionable way. While the course has a solid theoretical foundation, it is designed to be a hands-on course in which the students apply the learnings from the first day onwards, solving cases and problems. The course starts with the basics of statistics and ends up introducing machine learning models to incorporate time components in predictive analytics.
Foundations in Data Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
2.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Learning target:
In this course you will learn
•    The basics of data storage and database management systrems and acquire basic skills in data cleansing and data quality to facilitate data use and ensure data quality in companies and in data science projects.
•    The basics of metadata and metadata standards, methods for solving basic data integration problems as well as data models and software architectures for the integration of different data types are covered.
•    In addition, the following topics will be taught in a practice-oriented way, using company examples: Relational databases, document-based databases, NoSQL, data manipulation, access to data sources, web APIs, web crawling and parsing of text data
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 min.)
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl
Date(s):
Tuesday  (block date) 29.09.2020 - 30.09.202009:00 - 18:30BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 08.10.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
In order to derive value from data and to bring its full potential into business processes, a profound understanding of data management methods as well as organizational and technical measures is required.
Data-Driven Management & Psychology (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
2.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live
Learning target:
The course provides the most important concepts and tools regarding formal (why is something wrong and how to recognize it) and psychological aspects of critical thinking (why do we tend to draw wrong conclusions and how to avoid them):
•    Fundamentals of the psychology of critical thinking
•    Overview of the most common cognitive biases in data analytics
•    Sensitivity for statistical pitfalls in data analysis and the responsible handling of big data and machine learning algorithms
•    Overview of proven strategies to neutralize or minimize the negative effects of cognitive bias
•    Tools to improve your own argumentation and presentation of results
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 min.)
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 05.10.2020 - 08.10.202009:00 - 13:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 23.10.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
The ubiquity of information and large amounts of data nowadays requires the increased ability to analyze and interpret them in a reflective and critical manner. Moreover, any form of data collection, for example the use of machine learning algorithms, is inherently dependent on the impartiality of the data scientist.

This course is designed to sensitize the participants to how cognitive biases - independent of the intentions of the data scientist - can impair critical thinking when dealing with data. The course draws on the psychology of critical thinking and explains the most common forms of cognitive biases.

The course shows the implications for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data by analyzing a variety of examples from everyday management, the media or scientific publications. Finally, the course explains which “debiasing” techniques have proven to be effective in improving the quality of thinking and decision-making and how effective and undistorted reasoning can be used when dealing with data.

The aim of the course is to provide participants with essential thought-provoking impulses for a critical and responsible approach to the collection, analysis and interpretation of data.
Quantitative Marketing & Consumer Analytics (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Learning target:
The overall objective of the course is to train analytical thinking skills by analyzing and framing marketing problems and using problem-solving techniques to create marketing intelligence, all while considering ethical issues. Overall, participants will develop a data analytics mindset, learn new tools, and understand how to convert numbers into actionable marketing insights.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (60 min.)
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl
Date(s):
Tuesday  (block date) 13.10.2020 - 16.10.202009:00 - 18:30BWL-ZOOM-25; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 26.10.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
In this course participants will learn state-of-the-art models and analytical approaches for a better understanding of consumers, customers, markets and competitors as well as increasing efficiency of marketing actions and enhancing competitive advantage. By the end of the course, participants will be able to make sense of the information and knowledge available and create marketing strategy and programs based on both analytical arguments and quantitative metrics. Via cases and real-life applications, participants will
•    derive insights from data for important marketing decisions such as segmentation, targeting, brand perception and positioning, marketing resource allocation, demand forecasting, advertising and pricing;
•    master the selection and use of various models and analytical approaches, and develop the confidence and skills to successfully justify their strategic and tactical marketing decisions using advanced analytics and state-of-the-art marketing metrics
Advanced Management Analytics (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Learning target:
In this course participants will continue their exposure to state-of-the-art methodologies for data science. The main objective of the course is that the students learn how to generate information, knowledge, and wisdom from data by applying advanced data-science methods. The overall objective of this course is that participants understand and are comfortable using advance analytics tools. The completion of this course shall position the students as experts in the managerial application of data analytics tools and set them above the average data-driven business manager.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (60 min.)
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 19.10.202009:00 - 18:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 20.10.202009:00 - 18:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 21.10.202009:00 - 18:30BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 22.10.202009:00 - 18:30BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 02.11.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
This course is designed to deepen the knowledge of the participants in the use of analytical and computational tools to generate knowledge. The course aim to provide students a profound introduction in how to use machine learning, clustering techniques, classifiers, and network science tools, such that the students can generate various managerial insights and knowledge out of data. While the course has a solid theoretical foundation, it is designed to be a hands-on course in which the students apply the learnings from the first day onwards, solving cases and problems.
MDAC 6 Data Visualization (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
2.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live
Learning target:
In this course, you will learn how to generate relevant insights from data and communicate these effectively. You will be able to develop powerful stories from data and master suitable types of data visualizations. The course spans the full scope from psychological foundations to software implementation. Best practice guest lectures will illustrate current approaches.
Topics include:
•    Psychological foundations and principles of data visualization
•    Types of data visualization: Small and big data, Structured and unstructured data, Univariate, bivariate and multivariate visualization
•    Visualization of econometric and artificial intelligence models
•    Developing stories from data
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 min.)
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl
Date(s):
Thursday  (block date) 29.10.2020 - 30.10.202009:00 - 18:30BWL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 09.11.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
The aim of the course is to convey current approaches to data visualization:
•    Psychology of data visualization: cognition, perception and persuasion
•    Visualization tools (e.g. Tableau and R)
•    Design principles for meaningful diagrams and graphics
•    Visualization of different data types (e.g. categorical time series and geodata)
•    Effective dashboard design & effective digital presentations.
MDAC 7 Introduction in Machine Learning (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
2.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live
Learning target:
In the course Machine Learning, participants learn the basic concepts of data-driven learning. They are introduced to machine learning tools and best practices, as well as to machine learning problems and tasks commonly found in companies and more generally in the domain of business. The participants learn how to translate data-driven business problems into machine learning use cases and how to test these use cases for feasibility and impact. The course also covers aspects of implementation of a machine learning project in a business environment and also touches on responsibility and ethical aspects of using machine learning within the company. The participants of the course will learn the basics of classical unsupervised learning (such as matrix factorization, data clustering, and outlier detection) and traditional supervised machine learning models (e.g., logistic regression, random forests and support vector machines). They will also be introduced to more recent methods based on deep learning (e.g., autoencoders, feed-forward networks, convolutional networks and recurrent networks).
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 min.)
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl
Date(s):
Thursday  (block date) 05.11.2020 - 06.11.202009:00 - 18:30BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 16.11.202013:45 - 15:15BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Machine learning is transforming businesses and shaping the future of societies. In Andrew Ng’s words: “Artificial Intelligence is the New Electricity”. Gain an edge for your academic and business career by learning how you can leverage powerful data analytics techniques to solve real-world business problems. You will be using R and Python to train your own machine learning models (e.g., decision tree ensembles). The course is a mix of engaging lectures, live examples, interactive case studies, and guest speakers from the industry.
MKT 351 Marketing Management Decisions (Intensive seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:

This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Important note: Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 the lecture will be held digitally. Prof. Lukas will record all lectures audio-visually and successively make them available on the learning platform ILIAS (by 25 October 2020 at the latest). A final zoom meeting will take place on 19 November starting at 1 pm.

Learning target:
This course has two specific learning objectives:

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

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

The book is available for purchase at regular and online bookstores. Further, the Mannheim University Library holds a number of copies for rent.
Examination achievement:
Final Exam (100%)
Instructor(s):
Moritz Tischer
Date(s):
Thursday  (single date) 19.11.202013:00 - 15:00BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
This course investigates marketing from a managerial perspective, focusing on the planning and development of strategic marketing programs. We will discuss marketing concepts and learn how to design the marketing mix.
MKT 353 Brand and Product Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:

This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Learning target:
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Understand the fundamental principles involved in managing branded products;
  • Explain the critical importance of branding for superior business performance;
  • Critically evaluate a brand- or product-related argument logically, such as the notion that brand identity and brand image are not always identical because brand identity is what the brand manager seeks and brand image is what the customer seeks;
  • Synthesize schools of though in brand and product management, for example the notion that a brand is a product’s name vs. the notion that a brand is a strategic market position;
  • Solve complex brand- or product-related problems, such as determining whether a brand has greater awareness depth than awareness breadth;
  • Evaluate empirical and theoretical brand and product research from various sources.
Literature:
Useful Relevant Literature:
Keller, Kevin Lane (2013), Strategic Brand Management: Building, Measuring, and Managing Brand Equity, 4nd Edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Aaker, David A. (1996), Building Strong Brands, New York: Free Press.
Kapferer, Jean-Noel (2012), The New Strategic Brand Management: Advanced Insights and Strategic Thinking, 5th. ed., London: Kogan Page.
Instructor(s):
Leonie Antonia Gehrmann
Date(s):
Thursday  (single date) 19.11.202011:00 - 12:00BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 10.12.202012:45 - 14:30BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Brand and Product Management places product management in a strategic branding context and aims to provide a comprehensive treatment of modern brand and product management practices. Both goods and services are treated as products in the course.
In particular, the course examines the way in which brand decisions can contribute to creating a competitive advantage for products and explains how to make changes to brand strategies over time as well as respond to competitive moves. Students also gain an understanding of the issues involved in the development and management of new products, how to manage product lines, and how to measure, develop and manage brand equity.
MKT 354 Marketing Strategy (Intensive seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from September 14 - 27. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Lectures for streaming-on-demand will be uploaded (24th October – 18th November 2020) in the Ilias Group.
There will be a Zoom Meeting for Q&A on the 19th of November (15:00), the link will be provided via the Ilias Group as well.
Instructor(s):
Yasid Soufi
Date(s):
Thursday  (single date) 19.11.202015:00 - 19:00BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (block date) 04.12.202014:30 - 16:30BWL-ZOOM-29; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (block date) 11.12.202012:30 - 15:30BWL-ZOOM-15; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Lectures for streaming-on-demand will be uploaded (24th October – 18th November 2020) in the Ilias Group.
There will be a Zoom Meeting for Q&A on the 19th of November (15:00), the link will be provided via the Ilias Group as well.

Area Operations Management

OPM 301 Operations Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course as well as the accompanying exercise classes and/or tutorials on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted to the course.
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):
Seyed Mohammad Zenouzzadeh, Jonas Schwamberger
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 10.09.2020 - 10.12.202012:00 - 13:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
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)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course as well as the accompanying exercise classes and/or tutorials on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted to the course.
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):
Seyed Mohammad Zenouzzadeh, Jonas Schwamberger
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 29.09.2020 - 08.12.202010:15 - 11:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
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)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course as well as the accompanying exercise classes and/or tutorials on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted to the course.
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):
Seyed Mohammad Zenouzzadeh, Jonas Schwamberger
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 29.09.2020 - 08.12.202013:45 - 15:15UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.
Produktion Exam (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
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):
Raik Stolletz, Moritz Fleischmann
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 07.12.202018:00 - 20:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 19.12.202008:00 - 11:00BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 07.12.202018:00 - 20:00BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 19.12.202008:00 - 11:00BWL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 07.12.202018:00 - 20:00BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 07.12.202018:00 - 20:00BWL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 19.12.202008:00 - 11:00BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 19.12.202008:00 - 11:00BWL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.

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Annabel Müller, M.Sc.

Annabel Müller, M.Sc.

Manager International Affairs & Incoming Student Advisor
At the moment, I can’t be reached via phone. Please schedule an online appointment.
University of Mannheim
Dean's Office Business School
Schloss – Room EO 388 (3rd floor)
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Please note: Only online consultations are offered currently. Please make an appointment at https://www.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/en/online-consultation/annabel-mueller/