Business School – Master (all)

Which courses are suitable for me?

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

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

Area Accounting and Taxation

ACC 510 Financial Accounting (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students obtain detailed knowledge of the capitalization, passivation and valuation norms under German GAAP. They are able to describe the norms, analyse them from an accounting theoretical perspective and critically assess them. Moreover, participants are enabled to summarize and solve complex accounting issues with reference to codified norms, court rulings as well as accounting literature. In the exercise class, the norms are discussed by means of case studies. Students learn to prepare and present solutions as part of a team. They are able to identify problems, analyse and present them in a structured, comprehensible manner. The group work fosters leadership and social skills.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Case study presentation (25%) and written exam (90 minutes, 75%)
Instructor(s):
Jens Wüstemann, Michael Knoblauch
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
ACC 540 Financial Statement Analysis & Equity Valuation (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Sara Alsarghali, Holger Daske
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
ACC 620 Accounting for Financial Instruments & Financial Institutions (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration acquired.
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
ACC 626 Transaction Accounting (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students receive an overview of accounting aspects of M&A. They will also gain a systematic understanding of all relevant questions and issues in preparing and managing transactions.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 minutes)
Instructor(s):
Peter Wollmert, Silke Frankl
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
ACC 632 Group Accounting in Practice (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Students learn to see consolidation from a company law perspective and are able to evaluate consolidation form a normative point of view. Furthermore, students are able to compare and evaluate accounting regulations, especially with respect to subsequent measurement of goodwill.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 min.) or oral exam
Instructor(s):
Peter Georg Oser
Description:
The course complements the fundamentals of group accounting by elements which are relevant in accounting practice. First, accounting after change of legal form is presented and discussed. Accounting in case of mergers is focused on. Then, specific questions relating to the consolidation according to German GAAP, German Tax Regulations and IFRS such as deferred taxes or goodwill impairment test are emphasized. The course is enriched by discussions on the latest changes in accounting regulations with respect to consolidated financial statements.
ACC 664 Case Studies on Value-based Risk Controlling and Management in Banking (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between January 30 – February 13, 2019. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
Course participants will be able to differentiate between bank business models and know their main determinants. They will be able to interpret practice cases and understand the implications for risk controlling and management in banking. They will also be able to present their findings on selected practice cases.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Case study solution and presentation
Description:

In the first part, we will outline the characteristics of relevant capital markets participants with a special focus on credit institutions and their regulators. Accordingly, the specific business models of banks will be described and we will show how those models are reflected in a controlling and accounting perspective. In parallel we will look at their value and profit levers. Thereafter we will take a look at the concepts of bank capital (equity, economic capital, regulatory capital) and analyze them with regard to value based management. Thereby we will deepen the understanding of the relevant risks for banks, e.g. credit risk, market risk and liquidity risk. 

For the second part, the students will prepare and present case studies. The cases are mainly related to the events of the recent financial market crisis and should sharpen the understanding of interdependencies in the context of how to measure and account for risks and how they can be proactively managed in an overall strategic context. Therefore, various case studies will be used.

ACC 664 Case Studies on Value-based Risk Controlling and Management in Banking (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between January 30 – February 13, 2019. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
Course participants will be able to differentiate between bank business models and know their main determinants. They will be able to interpret practice cases and understand the implications for risk controlling and management in banking. They will also be able to present their findings on selected practice cases.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Case study solution and presentation
Description:

In the first part, we will outline the characteristics of relevant capital markets participants with a special focus on credit institutions and their regulators. Accordingly, the specific business models of banks will be described and we will show how those models are reflected in a controlling and accounting perspective. In parallel we will look at their value and profit levers. Thereafter we will take a look at the concepts of bank capital (equity, economic capital, regulatory capital) and analyze them with regard to value based management. Thereby we will deepen the understanding of the relevant risks for banks, e.g. credit risk, market risk and liquidity risk. 

For the second part, the students will prepare and present case studies. The cases are mainly related to the events of the recent financial market crisis and should sharpen the understanding of interdependencies in the context of how to measure and account for risks and how they can be proactively managed in an overall strategic context. Therefore, various case studies will be used.

ACC 676 Case Studies on Consulting in Financial Services Firms (Intensive course)
DE
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
ACC 680 Disclosure Theory (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Dirk Simons, Qi Gao Fritz
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
TAX 521 Case Studies in Company Taxation (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
  • The students study in detail specific rules which are particularly important for the tax planning of partnerships and corporations
  • The students learn to optimize business structuring for tax purposes
  • Particular attention is paid to business reorganizations and the development of efficient tax solutions
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 min.)
Instructor(s):
Richard Winter
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
TAX 630 International Business Taxation (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Christoph Spengel, Daniel Klein
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
TAX 661 Case Studies in International Tax Planning (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Daniel Klein
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)

Area Banking, Finance and Insurance

FIN 560 Risk Management of Insurance Companies (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Nach Absolvierung dieser Veranstaltung sind die Teilnehmer in der Lage, Versicherungsrisi­ken im Bereich der Schaden- und der Personenversicherung zu quantifizieren. Sie kennen die wesentlichen Elemente des risikopolitischen Instrumentariums (Prämien- und Tarifkalkulati­on, Solvabilität, versicherungstechnische Rückstellungen, Rückversicherung, risikoadjustier­tes Performancemanagement) und sind in der Lage, die damit verbundenen grundlegenden Methoden anzuwenden.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Description:
Gegenstand der Veranstaltung sind die Grundlagen des Managements der Risiken, die Versicherungsunternehmen (sowohl im Bereich der Schaden- als auch der Personenversicherung) im Rahmen ihrer Geschäftsaktivitäten übernehmen.
Die Veranstaltung ist quantitativ orientiert und setzt Grundlagen der Wahr­scheinlichkeitsrechnung/Statistik sowie Grundlagen der Finanzmathematik bzw. Investitions­rechnung voraus.
Klausur: 90 min.
Es findet eine Einführungsveranstaltung am 11.02.2020 um 12:00 – 12:30 im Schloß Ostflügel, O 145 statt.
FIN 601 Bond Markets (Lecture w/ Exercise)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Erik Theissen
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
FIN 603 Empirical Finance (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Erik Theissen, Clemens Müller, Stefan Scharnowski
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
FIN 620 Behavioral Finance (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Martin Weber
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
FIN 640 Corporate Finance II (Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures) (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
After completing this course, students will be able to develop and evaluate strategic rationales for M&A transactions and their structure. They will be able to build valuation models using real world data and evaluate whether a particular transaction makes sense from an economic perspective. Students will be able to implement valuation models using Microsoft Excel, to understand the legal and institutional context of M&A transactions, to interpret scientific studies and make appropriate inferences from them for the M&A process.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Final exam (40%), case write-ups (45%), oral participation in case discussions (15%)
Instructor(s):
Ernst Maug, Marc Gabarro
Description:
The topic of this course is the restructuring of corporations through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. The purpose of the lecture is to provide an understanding of restructuring processes and to provide an analytic framework to analyze the motivation of these activities and their individual merits. A special focus will be on the economic analysis of corporate strategy and the contractual structures of various types of transactions. We will also discuss valuation and cost of capital in an international context. The lecture will frequently draw on empirical studies, especially on event studies. Participants will be required to solve several case studies in groups of up to three students.
FIN 660 Quantitative Risk Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
After a successful completion of the course, students will be able to measure market and credit risks. They can calculate Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall for individual financial positions and for portfolios of financial instruments.  Furthermore, they will understand the notion of credit value at risk and the most important credit risk models. Students will be familiar with methods used for a risk-based performance management and for capital allocation.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
written exam (45 min)
Description:
This course deals with quantitative methods for the management of market and credit risks. In addition, it covers risk-based performance management.
Written exam (45 min.)
No registration required.
FIN 682 International Asset Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Stefan Rünzi, Fabian Gamm
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
FIN 684 Financial Institutions II (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Oliver Spalt, Max Horn
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)

Area Information Systems

IS 510 Process Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
After completing the class students should be able to recognize the significance of process management, designg and improve business processes by using particular techniques and tools, analyze the structure and behavior of dynamic objects in processes, understand how business processes can be supported with information technology, and control business processes from time, capacity, and cost perspectives.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
80% written exam (60 min.)
20% group assignment (mandatory)
Instructor(s):
Armin Heinzl, Okan Aydingül
Description:
This lecture offers highly relevant concepts for modeling, analyzing, implementing, and controlling business processes with information and communication technology. Participants will be offered business knowledge as well as the methodological foundations from an information systems perspective to successfully design and manage business process.
IS 512 IT Management in the Digital Age (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Armin Heinzl, Philipp Hoffmann, Deborah Mateja
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Modulkatalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
IS 513 Applied IT Management in the Digital Age (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Philipp Hoffmann, Deborah Mateja, Nele Lüker
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
IS 514 Process Mining and Analytics (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the significance of process analytics and process mining
  • Analyze process models and process logs with suitable methods and tools
  • Know and apply the most important methods of process discovery and compliance checking
  • Suggest data-based optimizations of process behavior
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
80% written exam (60 min.)
20% group assignment (mandatory)
Instructor(s):
Jana-Rebecca Rehse, Okan Aydingül
Description:
In this course, concepts and methods for process analytics and process mining are theoretically presented and practically applied. This includes methods for process mining (process discovery, conformance checking, process enhancement), methods for process analytics (semantic checks, process matching, etc.), and methods for data mining applied to process data (clustering, classification, anomaly detection, etc.).
The lectures will be accompanied by exercise sessions, where the concepts and methods will be practically applied using manual computations, standard process mining and data mining tools as well as light-weight programming. In addition, students will have to participate in a case study, where they will apply process mining methods in a practical business case.
IS 540 Management of Enterprise Systems (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:

By the end of the module students will

  • understand basic concepts and types of Enterprise Systems,
  • understand key characteristics of software products (e.g. Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence or Collaboration) on which ES are built on,
  • understand the ES lifecycle including a development, implementation, and post-implementation phase,
  • get practical insights into the real-world ES.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Case Study and written exam (60 min.)
Instructor(s):
Hartmut Höhle
Description:

Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)

IS 540 Management of Enterprise Systems (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:

By the end of the module students will

  • understand basic concepts and types of Enterprise Systems,
  • understand key characteristics of software products (e.g. Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence or Collaboration) on which ES are built on,
  • understand the ES lifecycle including a development, implementation, and post-implementation phase,
  • get practical insights into the real-world ES.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Case Study and written exam (60 min.)
Description:

Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)

IS 541 Methods and Theories in Information Systems (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Hartmut Höhle
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
IS 555 Computational Thinking II (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Computational Thinking II enables participants to understand topics in information systems which are relevant in our everyday life. The pervasiveness of information technology in our professional and private lives increases the need to understand how these systems work and how they can be used in a secure way.
Students in this module will learn about the following topics:
  • Security and Encryption
  • Networking
  • Cloud-, Grid-, and Edge-Computing
  • Graphical User Interfaces and Web Applications
  • Databases
  • Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
Examination achievement:
Written exam (45 min.)
Description:
This module focuses on advanced topics in information systems. Based on the introduction (IS 554) core concepts of information systems and current trends in information technology are discussed to provide a deeper understanding of the digital world.
IS 625 Pervasive Computing (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
After this course, the students should know about
  • Location and Context Aware Systems
  • Context Management
  • Localization, e.g. using GPS
  • Sensor and Actuator systems, including Sensor Networks
  • Smart tagging systems, e.g. using optical tags or RFID
  • Adaptation and dynamic reconfiguration techniques
  • System software for Pervasive Computing
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written (60 min.) or oral examination
Description:
This module gives an overview on Pervasive Computing systems. These systems consist of dynamic collections of (possibly mobile and/or embedded) devices that collaborate with each other depending on the state of their current physical environment or context.
The module introduces systems, concepts and algorithms for Pervasive Computing, e.g. adaptation frameworks, context management, sensors and actuator networks.
IS 629 Product Management and Product Design for Software (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Examination achievement:

 IMPORTANT points about this course:

- You need to register in portal-2 to receive the lecture contents.

- You need to make your decision to stay in the course or leave it, before announcing the case-study (10.03.2020).

- The case-study is considered as a part of the final grade, therefore you cannot leave the course after we announce the case-study challenge.

- Each student sends an individual request to join the case-study. We need these emails to structure the teams.

- You can still join the course after the deadline(on certain conditions), only leaving is not possible.

- All students who are taking the case-study should register on portal-2. If not, an enforced registration would be made from the student office (happens rarely).

- Students may pass the course only if they pass the case-study AND they pass the written exam.

 

  WICHTIGE Hinweise zu diesem Kurs:

- Um die Vorlesungsinhalte zu erhalten, müssen Sie sich im Portal 2 registrieren.

- Sie müssen Ihre Entscheidung bezüglich der Belegung des Kurses treffen bevor die Case Study vorgestellt wird (10.03.2020).

- Die Fallstudie wird als Teil der Gesamtnote betrachtet, daher können Sie den Kurs nicht verlassen, nachdem wir die Herausforderung Fallstudie bekannt gegeben haben.

- Jeder Student stellt einen individuellen Antrag auf Teilnahme an der Fallstudie. Wir brauchen diese E-Mails, um die Teams zu strukturieren.

- Du kannst den Kurs auch nach Ablauf der Deadline besuchen (unter bestimmten Bedingungen), nur der Austritt ist nicht möglich.

- Alle Studierenden, die an der Fallstudie teilnehmen, sollten sich auf Portal-2 registrieren. Andernfalls wird eine Zwangsregistrierung über das Studentensekretariat vorgenommen (kommt selten vor).

- Die Studenten können den Kurs nur bestehen, wenn sie das Fallbeispiel UND die schriftliche Prüfung bestehen.

Instructor(s):
Hartmut Höhle, Fareed Zandkarimi
Description:
More and more products, from consumer to business markets, show an ever increasing amount of software at their very heart. The ability to understand, design, and manage software-intense
products has become of great importance to ensure sustainable success across all industries.
This module introduces key aspects of the entire software product lifecycle, ranging from product strategy and planning to the
actual product development and finally the post-development phase covering aspects such das the product launch and product support.
Furthermore, the interplay between processes, people, and practices will be discussed and contemporary software development paradigms will be framed into this interplay. This course puts specific emphasis on the two roles of the product manager and the product designer (also: Usability / User Experience Professional) within software development. Following an interdisciplinary perspective, this course will introduce key concepts from the field of management, marketing, and human-computer interaction. The course contents will be put into
a practical perspective by selected industry talks. Furthermore, as part of a case study, the students will be asked to analyze and propose solutions for a given software product development challenge leveraging the knowledge acquired within the lecture and industry talks.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will:
  • know basic concepts and characteristics of software products and the associated software product lifecycle,
  • understand the underlying mechanisms for a successful interplay between people, processes, and practices within product development,
  • understand key concepts and methods required for fulfilling the product management and product design role,
  • analyze and propose solutions for a given software product development challenge along the entire lifecycle.

Area Management

CC 504 Corporate Social Responsibility (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Recommended requirement:
Instructor(s):
Laura Edinger-Schons
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MAN 632 Advanced Entrepreneurship (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
Course Outline
Successful entrepreneurs pursue new business opportunities in a pioneering way. They significantly contribute to innovation, growth and employment generation. Meet top entrepreneurs who share their experience and insights in MAN 632 and explore their entrepreneurial challenges in real-life case studies. In our 2020 speaker series, you meet: Victoria Seibert (Mirabesque), Kirsten Kratz (nextU), Lea-Sophie Cramer (Amorelie), Dr. Fabian Kracht (PERI), David Handlos (Stocard)*, Alexander Gossmann (Opal Analytics), Marc Langner (Good Brands)*, Christian Wiens (Getsafe)*, Dirk Meurer (Vorwerk Ventures), Tobias Schüle (Foodspring)*.

The course takes a four-pronged approach:
  • We bring distinguished entrepreneurs to class who share their insights, lessons learned and advice on how to build and grow a business from a Business-to-Consumer (B2C), Business-to-Business (B2B) and Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE) perspective.
  • We work on real-life case studies with newly developed and most recent Mannheim Business School Cases. You will prepare your results and suggestions, present in Case Study Sessions and deepen your insights by discussing and reflecting your insights with the founders coming to class (Cases 2020: Amorelie, Stocard, Foodspring, VC-Case tba).
  • We develop tools and concepts based on an underlying strategic perspective to grow the venture. We will address and connect the four focus areas of 1) Team, Culture and Communication, 2) Growth-Oriented Marketing and Strategy, 3) Financing Growth and Exit 4) Corporate Entrepreneurship & Corporate Venturing
  • We will embark on a daylong field trip to PERI GmbH to explore corporate entrepreneurship in practice.
  • The blend of unique practical insights from top entrepreneurs, discussing concepts on how to advance the business with them, and theoretical insights and tools, will enable you with outstanding skills and a great network. This will support you in advancing your own venture and/or your corporate career in the future. Next to the practical insights and tools, you will also gain fundamental insights into theoretical perspectives on entrepreneurship to prepare your master’s thesis and/ or future research career.
Next to the field trip and the speaker series in this class, you are invited to MCEI's flagship events – Startup Lounges and Founder Talks. These events will further inspire you in your startup journey, connect you with our startup ecosystem and expand your network even further.
 
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Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Final examination (50%) and 4 team Case Presentations including 10% peer evaluation (50%).
Instructor(s):
Michael Woywode, Thomas Friedrich Karl Hipp
Description:
Course Outline
Successful entrepreneurs pursue new business opportunities in a pioneering way. They significantly contribute to innovation, growth and employment generation. Meet top entrepreneurs who share their experience and insights in MAN 632 and explore their entrepreneurial challenges in real-life case studies. In our 2020 speaker series, you meet: Victoria Seibert (Mirabesque), Kirsten Kratz (nextU), Lea-Sophie Cramer (Amorelie), Dr. Fabian Kracht (PERI), David Handlos (Stocard)*, Alexander Gossmann (Opal Analytics), Marc Langner (Good Brands)*, Christian Wiens (Getsafe)*, Dirk Meurer (Vorwerk Ventures), Tobias Schüle (Foodspring)*.

The course takes a four-pronged approach:
  • We bring distinguished entrepreneurs to class who share their insights, lessons learned and advice on how to build and grow a business from a Business-to-Consumer (B2C), Business-to-Business (B2B) and Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE) perspective.
  • We work on real-life case studies with newly developed and most recent Mannheim Business School Cases. You will prepare your results and suggestions, present in Case Study Sessions and deepen your insights by discussing and reflecting your insights with the founders coming to class (Cases 2020: Amorelie, Stocard, Foodspring, VC-Case tba).
  • We develop tools and concepts based on an underlying strategic perspective to grow the venture. We will address and connect the four focus areas of 1) Team, Culture and Communication, 2) Growth-Oriented Marketing and Strategy, 3) Financing Growth and Exit 4) Corporate Entrepreneurship & Corporate Venturing
  • We will embark on a daylong field trip to PERI GmbH to explore corporate entrepreneurship in practice.
  • The blend of unique practical insights from top entrepreneurs, discussing concepts on how to advance the business with them, and theoretical insights and tools, will enable you with outstanding skills and a great network. This will support you in advancing your own venture and/or your corporate career in the future. Next to the practical insights and tools, you will also gain fundamental insights into theoretical perspectives on entrepreneurship to prepare your master’s thesis and/ or future research career.
Next to the field trip and the speaker series in this class, you are invited to MCEI's flagship events – Startup Lounges and Founder Talks. These events will further inspire you in your startup journey, connect you with our startup ecosystem and expand your network even further.
 
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MAN 633 Entrepreneurial Spirit (Intensive course)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
Obligatory registration required via portal2 (registration period: February 3–13 2020) and at the kick-off meeting. For more information about the registration process, please refer to the course website: https://www.mcei.de/teaching/graduate/man-633-entrepreneurial-spirit
Learning target:
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
“Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth” by Ash Maurya (available in University of Mannheim library and ifm library)
Examination achievement:
Instructor(s):
Thomas Friedrich Karl Hipp, Bettina Müller
Description:
Course Outline
This course is about making things happen!
You do not think inside the box and love working on challenging projects? Next to studying, you are eager to apply your knowledge in the real world and learn from startup teams on the project? You like new ideas and love their execution? You want to dive deeper into the anatomy of business models and get the unit economics right? Then you should opt for Entrepreneurial Spirit. The course is our format to foster startup growth, entrepreneurial culture, and to advance the startup ecosystem at and around the University of Mannheim. With their expertise, the students support the startups in improving their products, services, and business models and help them to be more competitive. We will work with real companies in this course and you will actively contribute to their well-being. Thus, high dedication, willingness to take over responsibilities, and professionalism are a prerequisite. There are two tracks in MAN 633: One for students who have no startup project yet and one for students (individual or founding team) who work on their own advanced startup project.
MAN 633 helps advance startups in our network by sending students teams as a task force (Inside the Venture Track) but also helps students with an advanced startup idea to reach their next milestones and gain support in a course format (Own Venture Track). For both tracks, the course starts with an initial Kick-off day (1 day). The Kick-off Session is the same for both tracks and provides hands-on tools to assess, structure, and solve startup challenges. Following this Kick-off, the students form interdisciplinary teams of 3–5 and solve challenges in real ventures. Experienced MCEI coaches will work closely with the student consulting teams to make sure that they are on track to maximize their learning experience while simultaneously permitting the teams to have as much fun as possible. The exam (30 min.) is based on “Ash Maurya (2016). Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth” and will follow about 3 to 4 weeks after the Kick-off session.
MAN 636 International Entrepreneurship and Managing Change (Seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
Internalizing the factors which make for success in starting a business with an international market focus.  Team-building to create new international business designs which confront either resource scarcity or high tech design challenges. Working with GEM comparisons of national competitiveness and considering which government policies and global business cycles are most conducive to helping entrepreneurs set up new ventures. Learning models of adapting to globalization project both from the developing to the developed countries as well as from the rich to the poor.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
One exam and one oral report (teamwork)
Description:
The course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for developing a new global business. `High tech’ and `low cost’, or frugal innovative start-ups are compared and contrasted taking business cycles, cultural contexts and levels of development into account. Models of managing international change are the basis.
MAN 647 Strategic and International Human Resource Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Torsten Biemann
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MAN 648 Incentives and Performance (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Torsten Biemann
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MAN 654 Corporate Restructuring (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Matthias Brauer
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MAN 655 Corporate Strategy: Managing Business Groups (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Matthias Brauer, Brigitte Wecker
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MAN 660 CSR Video Documentaries (Lecture w/ Exercise)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Laura Edinger-Schons
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MAN 664 Sustainability Games (Seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
In the seminar, students will focus on one specific topic related to sustainable development. By designing a game on this topic, students will gain comprehensive knowledge on the topic and sustainable development in general. In the interactive course format, they will acquire a deep understanding of the challenges related to the problem and the stakeholders and challenges involved in potential solutions.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
The basis for grading will be the final presentations (50%, 30 minutes) as well as a written summary of the game, it’s underlying theoretical content, and a rulebook (50%, 12 pages).
Instructor(s):
Laura Edinger-Schons, Carmela Aprea
Description:
Attendance is mandatory at all seminar dates.
MAN 667 Social Impact Measurement (Seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Participants will not only gain a deep understanding of how to develop a social impact logic for a social organization but will also experience the practical implementation of social impact measurement.
Examination achievement:
The basis for grading will be a written impact report (12 pages).
Instructor(s):
Laura Edinger-Schons, Manuel Reppmann
Description:
An increasing number of organizations ranging from non-profits to purpose-driven corporations apply methods to empirically capture their social impact. In this seminar, students will participate in a series of workshops on the topic of social impact measurement together with a group of social organizations from the Rhine-Neckar Region. To apply the acquired knowledge, students will help the social organizations to develop their impact logic and their impact measurement approach. Student teams will collect and analyse data to assess the impact of the social organizations empirically.
MAN 680 Challenges of Public and Nonprofit Management – Case Study Seminar (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Benedikt Englert
Description:
The course's syllabus can be found on our website: https://www.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/en/public-and-nonprofit-management/teaching/
Innovation Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Karin Hoisl, Leo Schmallenbach
Description:
Note: On March 9, the lecture will be held in O145
MAN 691 Selected Topics in Organizational Behavior (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Karin Hoisl, Leo Schmallenbach
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MAN 770 Research Seminar (Seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Jan-Philipp Ahrens
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)

Area Marketing

CC 503 Empirical Methods (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Description:

Theoretical foundations of empirical research. Statistical foundations of empirical research (key summary statistics, important theoretical probability distributions, methodology of hypothesis testing and key test statistics). Introduction to qualitative empirical research. Introduction to experimental empirical research. Introduction to survey-based empirical research. Introduction to empirical research based on secondary data.

The course also contains R Lab Sessions and an optional training in R via Data Camp.
MKT 520 Market Research (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Florian Kraus
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Modulkatalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MKT 531 Marketing Theory (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl, Leonie Gehrmann
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MKT 545 Customers, Markets and Firm Strategy (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MKT 580 Digital Marketing Strategy (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Sabine Kuester
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MKT 614 Marketing Communication (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MKT 622 Country Manager (Intensive course)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
2.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Examination achievement:



 

Instructor(s):
Sabine Kuester
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MKT 661 Consumer Behavior (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
2.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
1
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
MKT 662 Interactive Marketing (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
The aim of the course is to explain the use of new media for interactive marketing. Furthermore, it emphasises the new and continuously developing possibilities within interactive marketing, with the consumer relation as main focus. This will enable the students to understand the different challenges of interactive marketing and actively incorporate it in a marketing plan, to get a synergy effect with the more traditional media.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Klausur (60 Min.)
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl, Andreas Bayerl
Description:
This course is dealing with recent topics within marketing strategies especially concerning the use of new media. The course will focus on recent knowledge about interactive marketing and the different marketing vehicles used to influence consideration, branding, transaction and CRM. Different business models and integrated marketing concepts in regard to the different characteristics of the web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 will be explained. Furthermore information and transaction processes will be dealt with. The course will go through the concept and role of Customer Relationship Management in interactive marketing.
MKT 663 Branding and Brand Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Florian Stahl
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)

Area Operations Management

CC 501 Decision Analysis (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Danja Sonntag
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
CC 501 Decision Analysis (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 503 Transportation I – Land Transport and Shipping (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 503 Transportation I – Land Transport and Shipping (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 503 Transportation I – Land Transport and Shipping (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Borislav Bjelicic
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 562 Business Analytics: Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Data-Driven Decision Making (Lecture w/ Exercise)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
After this course, students are familiar with the fundamental concepts of different AI approaches. Students learn how to select suitable AI techniques to obtain insights from big data sets of real-world problems to make business decisions supported by the data. The students will develop programming skills that allow them to implement and apply AI approaches. Moreover, students are familiar with interfaces to libraries of AI approaches and how to tailor these implementations to problem-specific needs.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Individual assignments, group assignments, and presentations
Instructor(s):
Seyed Mohammad Zenouzzadeh
Description:
The increasing availability of data about customer behavior and operational processes calls for its systematic exploitation to improve decision-making in businesses. This course introduces descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches for different Operations Management problems. In particular, machine learning approaches for supervised and unsupervised learning are introduced. For example, Neural Networks are presented to predict and optimize the performance of operations systems based on data. Applications in the areas of maintenance, production management, and the control of automated guided vehicles are discussed in detail.
An introduction to the basics of programming with Python is provided. This is the basis for own applications and implementations of AI approaches by the students. Moreover, the students will leverage libraries of AI approaches. During the course, the students will work on several case studies and assignments (individually or in groups).
OPM 565 Integrierte Produktentwicklung (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
Exchange students please register via e-mail to: opm565 bwl.uni-mannheim.de
Please state your matriculation number (student number) which you will receive after your arrival upon enrollment.
Learning target:
By the end of the course students have
  • an in depth understanding of different, but interrelated viewpoints regarding products,
  • the ability to apply strategies, methods, best practices and tools of the new product development process,
  • knowledge about interdependences between strategies, methods, best practices and tools and their respective synergies,
  • the ability to apply general and integrated methods for the economic evaluation in the field of new product development.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Oral or written exam (60 min., 60%) and group presentations (40%)
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 581 Service Operations Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Cornelia Schön-Peterson, Laura Oberle
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 601 Supply Chain Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Moritz Fleischmann
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 601 Supply Chain 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
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 662 Business Analytics: Modeling and Optimization (Lecture w/ Exercise)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
6
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Raik Stolletz
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 682 Revenue Management (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Instructor(s):
Cornelia Schön-Peterson
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog MMM | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
OPM 692 Advanced Procurement (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
Participants will learn how to set up and manage sourcing projects while considering the broader strategic environment of the organization (competitive, functional, category, and supply base).
Instructor(s):
Christoph Bode
Description:
Increased levels of outsourcing make the selection of the right suppliers and the management the supply base more crucial than ever. Strategic sourcing focusses on all steps of the supplier selection process from a strategic perspective.
Building on basic knowledge of the operating model and strategic role of procurement, this module provides the theoretical background and the practical tools of sourcing from demand analysis all the way to business award decisions and the management of the ensuing buyer-supplier relationships. All major activities of pre-transaction (need specification/SoWs, supply market analysis, quotation management, negotiation, contracting) and post-transaction (purchase-to-pay process, expediting, conflicts) sourcing are covered. Special emphasis is put on advanced procurement approaches that aim at creating “value beyond cost” and on optimization levers both from a technical (e.g., product teardown analysis, cost modeling) and a commercial (e.g., current negotiation concepts, reverse auctions) perspective.
The module consists of regular lectures and exercise classes in which extended and short cases will be discussed. Guest speakers from industry will share their management and consulting experiences in procurement.