Business School – Bachelor's level (all)

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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. 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.

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Area Accounting and Taxation

ACC 300 Grundlagen des betrieblichen Rechnungswesens (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Felix Fritsch, Prof. Ph. D. Felix Vetter
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 EO 145 Hörsaal (Bürgerhörsaal); Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
ACC 300 Grundlagen des betrieblichen Rechnungswesens (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Felix Fritsch, Prof. Ph. D. Felix Vetter
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 O 151 Hans Luik Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
ACC 300 Grundlagen des betrieblichen Rechnungswesens (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Felix Fritsch, Prof. Ph. D. Felix Vetter
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 O 151 Hans Luik Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
ACC 300 Grundlagen des betrieblichen Rechnungswesens (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Felix Fritsch, Prof. Ph. D. Felix Vetter
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 EO 145 Hörsaal (Bürgerhörsaal); Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
ACC 303 Financial Accounting I: Jahres- und Konzernabschluss (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live & recorded
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Jens Wüstemann, Leonie Baumann
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
ACC 351 International Accounting (Lecture w/ Exercise)
EN
Course type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Examination achievement:
Grading is based on a final exam (100%).
The final exam is expected to take 60 minutes.
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 20.09.2024 08:30 – 11:45 O 142 Engelhorn Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 27.09.2024 08:30 – 11:45 O 142 Engelhorn Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 08.11.2024 08:30 – 11:45 O 142 Engelhorn Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Friday  (single date) 15.11.2024 08:30 – 11:45 O 142 Engelhorn Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
The lecture is taught by Dr. Hütten, Chief Accounting Officer at SAP AG, Walldorf. The exercise class is taught by Dr. Sessar from SAP AG in Walldorf.

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.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
TAX 303 Taxation I: Unternehmensbesteuerung (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Elaboration of a case study/a topic in groups and written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Christoph Spengel, Katharina Schmidt, Stefan Weck
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.

Area Banking, Finance and Insurance

CC 302 / CC 303 Finanzmathematik / Quantitative Methoden EINFÜHRUNG (Introductory course)
DE
Course type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 02.09.2024 19:00 – 20:30 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
CC 302 / CC 303 Finanzmathematik / Quantitative Methoden EINFÜHRUNG (Introductory course)
DE
Course type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Date(s):
Tuesday  (single date) 03.09.2024 12:00 – 13:30 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
CC 302 Finanzmathematik VL (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Simon Rother
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 17.10.2024 13:45 – 15:15 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Beifach BWL | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
CC 302 Finanzmathematik VL (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Simon Rother
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 17.10.2024 17:15 – 18:45 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Beifach BWL | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
CC 303 Quantitative Methoden VL (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
1
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schön-Peterson, Marius Krömer
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 24.10.2024 – 05.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
CC 303 Quantitative Methoden VL (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
1
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schön-Peterson, Marius Krömer
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 24.10.2024 – 05.12.2024 17:15 – 18:45 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
FIN 366 Household Finance (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 O 226–28 Seminarraum; Schloss Ostflügel
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
FIN 401 Corporate Finance and Risk Management (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
The course is based on the textbook „Principles of Corporate Finance“ by Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers and Franklin Allen, 14th edition, published by McGraw-Hill 2022.

There are no other articles or further readings for this course. The book also contains practice questions and quizzes for self-study and a link to a website with further materials. Students can also use the previous editions (13th/2020 or 12th/2016) of this book, as there are only minor changes.
Instructor(s):
Prof. Ph. D. Ernst Maug, Prof. Dr. Stefan Rünzi
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 08:30 – 10:00 EO 145 Hörsaal (Bürgerhörsaal); Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Corporate Finance deals with how corporations finance their operations. The emphasis of this course is on general financing issues, the security issuance process, payout and debt policy, company valuation, and the introduction of various financial instruments (options, bonds, forwards, futures, swaps etc.). We will also study cost of capital, specific theories of capital structure, and deal with the issue of how corporations manage their risks.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
FIN 401 Corporate Finance and Risk Management (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
The course is based on the textbook „Principles of Corporate Finance“ by Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers and Franklin Allen, 14th edition, published by McGraw-Hill 2022.

There are no other articles or further readings for this course. The book also contains practice questions and quizzes for self-study and a link to a website with further materials. Students can also use the previous editions (13th/2020 or 12th/2016) of this book, as there are only minor changes.
Instructor(s):
Prof. Ph. D. Ernst Maug, Prof. Dr. Stefan Rünzi
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 EO 145 Hörsaal (Bürgerhörsaal); Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Corporate Finance deals with how corporations finance their operations. The emphasis of this course is on general financing issues, the security issuance process, payout and debt policy, company valuation, and the introduction of various financial instruments (options, bonds, forwards, futures, swaps etc.). We will also study cost of capital, specific theories of capital structure, and deal with the issue of how corporations manage their risks.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
FIN 401 Corporate Finance and Risk Management (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
The course is based on the textbook „Principles of Corporate Finance“ by Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers and Franklin Allen, 14th edition, published by McGraw-Hill 2022.

There are no other articles or further readings for this course. The book also contains practice questions and quizzes for self-study and a link to a website with further materials. Students can also use the previous editions (13th/2020 or 12th/2016) of this book, as there are only minor changes.
Instructor(s):
Prof. Ph. D. Ernst Maug, Prof. Dr. Stefan Rünzi
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Description:
Corporate Finance deals with how corporations finance their operations. The emphasis of this course is on general financing issues, the security issuance process, payout and debt policy, company valuation, and the introduction of various financial instruments (options, bonds, forwards, futures, swaps etc.). We will also study cost of capital, specific theories of capital structure, and deal with the issue of how corporations manage their risks.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Finanzwirtschaft (Lecture w/ Exercise)
DE
Course type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
3
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Dr. Thomas Johann, Jiri Tresl Ph.D.
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 13:45 – 16:00 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Beifach BWL | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Finanzwirtschaft (Lecture w/ Exercise)
DE
Course type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
3
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Dr. Thomas Johann, Jiri Tresl Ph.D.
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 16:30 – 18:45 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Beifach BWL | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Finanzwirtschaft (Lecture w/ Exercise)
DE
Course type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
3
Attendance:
Online, recorded
Instructor(s):
Dr. Thomas Johann, Jiri Tresl Ph.D.
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Beifach BWL | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.

Area Information Systems

IS 405 Integrated Information Systems (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
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):
Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl, Dr. André Halckenhäußer
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 18.10.2024 – 06.12.2024 10:15 – 13:30 SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
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
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Wirtschaftsinformatik I: Einführung und Grundlagen (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Learning target:
Anhand der Vorlesung sollen Sie erlernen, dass Wirtschaftsinformatik mehr als die Nutzung von Informationstechnik ist. Die Inhalte werden Sie im weiteren Verlauf Ihres Studiums sowie bei der Verwertung des erlernten Wissens in ihrer Bachelorarbeit nutzenbringend verwerten können.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
80% Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)
20% Gruppenarbeit
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl, Tobias Maier
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2024 – 11.10.2024 10:15 – 13:30 SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
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.

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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Wirtschaftsinformatik III: Development and Management of Information Systems (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
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:
Written exam (30%) (90 Minuten)
Case study write-up (70%)
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Höhle, Jan Schilpp
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
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.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.

Area Management

MAN 301 Strategic and International Management (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode, Dr. Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Prof. Dr. Matthias Brauer, Elisa Sauerbier, Kai Frömsdorf, Marilena Adleff, Marc Mertens, Robert Dehghan, Louis Vandepoele
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
MAN 352 Human Resources Management (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
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):
Prof. Dr. Torsten Biemann
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
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.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
3
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incomingmail-phil.uni-mannheim.de.

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Literature:
W. Shaw: Business Ethics. 8. Auflage. Boston: Wadsworth 2013.
K. Homann/C. Lütge: Einführung in die Wirtschaftsethik. 2. Auflage. Berlin: LIT 2013.
Examination achievement:
Klausur
Instructor(s):
Dr. Julius Schälike
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 17:15 – 18:45 M 003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau
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.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.

Area Marketing

Marketing (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
No registration required for the lecture. Whether you need to register for accompanying exercises/tutorials will be announced in the first lecture.
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Christian Homburg, Prof. Dr. Florian Kraus, Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuester, Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl, Aline Lanzrath
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 08:30 – 10:00 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Beifach BWL | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Marketing (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
No registration required for the lecture. Whether you need to register for accompanying exercises/tutorials will be announced in the first lecture.
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Christian Homburg, Prof. Dr. Florian Kraus, Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuester, Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl, Aline Lanzrath
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Beifach BWL | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
MKT 351 Marketing Management Decisions (Intensive seminar)
EN
Course type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
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:
Form of Assesment:

Final Exam (individual grade) 100%
The participants will sit a 60 minutes closed-book, closed-notes in-class exam. Further information on the exam structure and exemplary exam questions will be provided during the lecture.
Instructor(s):
Guzi Huang
Date(s):
Tuesday  (block date) 03.09.2024 – 05.09.2024 09:00 – 17:00 001 Hörsaal; L 9, 1–2
Description:
This course investigates marketing from a managerial perspective, focusing on the planning and development of strategic marketing programs. Marketing concepts will be discussed and students will learn how to design the marketing mix.
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.

The contents of the course are broken down into five modules:
1. Establishing Value-Based Marketing Principles – Methods to Compete (Part 1 and Part 2)
2. Organising the Market – Which Markets to Compete in
3. Organising the Market – Which Segments to Compete in
4. Managing the Market – How to Compete with Brand, Product and Price (Part 1 and Part 2)
5. Managing the Market – How to Compete with Placement and Promotion (Part 1 and Part 2)
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
MKT 353 Brand and Product Management (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
Learning target:
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Understand the fundamental principles involved in managing branded products;
  • Explain the critical importance of branding for superior business performance;
  • Critically evaluate a brand- or product-related argument logically, such as the notion that brand identity and brand image are not always identical because brand identity is what the brand manager seeks and brand image is what the customer seeks;
  • Synthesize schools of though in brand and product management, for example the notion that a brand is a product’s name vs. the notion that a brand is a strategic market position;
  • Solve complex brand- or product-related problems, such as determining whether a brand has greater awareness depth than awareness breadth;
  • Evaluate empirical and theoretical brand and product research from various sources.
Instructor(s):
Dr. Ülfet Isci Özalp
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 06.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00 001 Hörsaal; L 9, 1–2
Monday  (single date) 09.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00 001 Hörsaal; L 9, 1–2
Tuesday  (single date) 10.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00 001 Hörsaal; L 9, 1–2
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.
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
MKT 354 Marketing Strategy (Intensive seminar)
EN
Course type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Instructor(s):
Giuliana Manganaro
Date(s):
Wednesday  (single date) 11.09.2024 09:00 – 17:00 001 Hörsaal; L 9, 1–2
Thursday  (single date) 12.09.2024 09:00 – 17:00 001 Hörsaal; L 9, 1–2
Friday  (single date) 13.09.2024 09:00 – 17:00 001 Hörsaal; L 9, 1–2
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.

Area Operations Management

OPM 301 Operations Management (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Eunji Lee
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Bachelor Business Administration | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Produktion (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Katrin Waßmuth, Jan Strackbein, Prof. Dr. Raik Stolletz, Tim Weber, Seyed Mohammad Zenouzzadeh, Eunji Lee
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Beifach BWL | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Produktion (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Katrin Waßmuth, Jan Strackbein, Tim Weber, Prof. Dr. Raik Stolletz, Eunji Lee
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Please find a detailed course description via the following link:
Module Catalog Beifach BWL | Universität Mannheim (uni-mannheim.de)
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.

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