International Business Studies PT
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Scientific Topics in International Business Studies

level of course unit

1. Study cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• recognize patterns of coupling and decoupling of practical problems and research programs and flows.
• know about the political and economic dimension of research initiatives, funding and programs.
• can trace trends of topics and initiatives as well as the development of paradigms and a canon (state of the art).
• are able to locate their own research interests and problems in the area of conflict between theory and practice.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Course of the first four semesters

course contents

• Current trends in practice and research in International Business Studies
• Development and careers of topics and methods
• Research in databases

recommended or required reading

• Krugman, Paul R. et al.: Internationale Wirtschaft. Pearson (in the current edition)
• Articles from professional journals, magazines and manuals

assessment methods and criteria

term paper, presentation

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eLearning quota in percent


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

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