International Economic and Business Studies - Modules and Courses

The Diploma Program in International Economic and Business Studies comprises 240 ECTS credits and is divided into two parts (each four semesters). The program consists of uniform modules, each representing a thematic unit and comprising 7.5 ECTS credits (i.e. 4 semester hours).  


First part of the Diploma Program

The first part of the program takes four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits (16 modules). The following modules have to be taken (positive grades in the exams of the introductory study and orientation phase qualifiy students to participate in all other courses offered subsequently to the introductory study and orientation phase):

Introductory Study and Orientation Phase (STEOP) (15 ECTS) ↓

Mandatory

Introduction to Management

7,5 ECTS

Mandatroy

Introduction to Economics

7,5 ECTS

Core Area in Management (45 ECTS) ↓

Mandatroy

Accounting 1: Financial Accounting

7,5 ECTS

Mandatroy

Accounting 2: Managerial Accounting

7,5 ECTS

Four of the following, five modules:

Elective

Fundamentals of Management: Operations Management

7,5 ECTS

Elective

Fundamentals of Management: Organization and Human Resource Management

7,5 ECTS

Elective

Fundamentals of Management: Strategy and Marketing

7,5 ECTS

Elective

Fundamentals of Management: Financial Management

7,5 ECTS

Elective

Information Systems

7,5 ECTS

Core Area in Economics (15 ECTS) ↓

Two of the following, three modules:

Elective

(Microeconomics) Theory of Economic Decisions: Decisions and Strategies

7,5 ECTS

Elective

Fundamentals of Macroeconomics: Business Cycles & Economic Growth

7,5 ECTS

Elective

Economics and the Public Sector

7,5 ECTS

Foreign Business Languages (15 ECTS) ↓

Elective

First Foreign Business Language (English is compulsory)

7,5 ECTS

Elective

Second Foreign Business Language (French, Italian, Spanish or Russian)

7,5 ECTS

Support Area (22.5 ECTS) ↓

Mandatroy

Mathematics

7,5 ECTS

Mandatroy

Civil Law

7,5 ECTS

Mandatroy

Statistical Data Analysis *

7,5 ECTS

*Participation in the module "Statistical Data Analysis" requires the successful completion of the module "Mathematics".


Second part of the Diploma Program

The second part of the program takes four semesters with a total of 97.5 ECTS credits out of modules (13 modules), and 22.5 ECTS credits for the diploma thesis.

At the beginning of the second part of the study program, students spend a compulsory year abroad at a university in a non-German speaking country where they have to complete a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 8 modules (out of 13 modules).  

In the second part of the program, the following modules have to be accomplished:

Internationales Management (15 ECTS) ↓

Mandatory

International Management 1

7,5 ECTS

Mandatory

International Management 2

7,5 ECTS

Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen (15 ECTS) ↓

Mandatory

International Econimics: International Trade Theory and Policy

7,5 ECTS

Mandatory

International Economics: International Monetary Economics and Int. Institutions

7,5 ECTS

Spezielle Betriebswirtschaftslehren (SBWL) (22,5 ECTS) ↓

Two of the following SBWL Basic Modules (and one SBWL Intermediate Module from the SBWL Basic Module 1 or 2):

Elective

SBWL Bank Management

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Business Taxation

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Controlling

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Financial Management

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL International Public Management

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Managerial Accounting

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Marketing

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Human Resource Management

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Produktionswirtschaft und Logistik

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Tourism and the Service Sector

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Strategic Management

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Information Systems

7,5 ECTS

Elective

SBWL Auditing

7,5 ECTS

Spezielle Volkswirtschaftslehren (SVWL) (7,5 ECTS) ↓

One of the following SVWL Basic Modules:

Wahlmodul

SVWL Economic Policy

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Public Finance

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Economic and Social History

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL The Macroeconomics of Open Economies and European Integration

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Competition Theory and Policy

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Economics of the Leisure and Sports Industry

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Economics of the Welfare State

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Environmental Economics

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Regional Economics

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Managerial Economics

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Econometrics

7,5 ECTS

Wahlmodul

SVWL Behaviorial Economics

7,5 ECTS

Internationale Rechtswissenschaften (7,5 ECTS) ↓

Mandatory

International Law

7,5 ECTS

Kern-Module BWL bzw. VWL (15 ECTS) ↓

Mandatory

5th module from Electives Core Area in Management (see first part of program)

7,5 ECTS

Mandatory

3rd module from Electives Core Area in Economics (see first part of program) 

7,5 ECTS

Free Electives (22.5 ECTS)

Diploma Thesis + Research Colloquium (22.5 ECTS)