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Business Economics

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Business Economics
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: FT23
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P242-0006, P242-0007, P242-0008
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

FT23 (P242-0006, P242-0007, P242-0008) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 5, mandatory course
FT23 (P242-0006, P242-0007, P242-0008) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 5, mandatory course
FT23 (P242-0006, P242-0007, P242-0008) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 5, mandatory course
FT23 (P242-0006, P242-0007, P242-0008) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 5, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
FT01 Engineering Mathematics I
FT05 Engineering Mathematics II
FT14 Fundamental Principles of Automotive Engineering
FT15 Engineering Mathematics III
FT18 Numerical Mathematics and Numerical Simulation

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann
Diplom Betriebswirt (FH) Christian Antony

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
be able to explain the basic concepts of business economics, have an overview of the sub-areas of this discipline and will be able to present and evaluate operational processes.
- have a basic understanding of business management, strategic and operational planning, business organization
- be familiar with the basic principles of the above mentioned areas
- be able to apply the principles and instruments from the various sub-areas to simple business cases
- be able to make initial conclusions about simple entrepreneurial questions by applying the principles and instruments introduced in the course.

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Module content:
1. Tasks of the economy
2. Legal forms for businesses
3. Financing a company
4. Corporate controlling with cost and performance accounting
5. Budgeting of costs and revenues in projects
6. Founding a company
7. Business economics in the automotive sector
9. Current economic topics from the daily press

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with exercises, short student presentations, a business simulation game, exercises
Selected topics will be explored in greater depth within the framework of a corporate project.

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Recommended or required reading:
- Jürgen Müller - Betriebswirtschaftslehre der Unternehmung
- Andreas Daum, Wolfgang Greife, Rainer Przywara - BWL für Ingenieure und Ingenieurinnen
- Wolfgang Vry - Materialwirtschaft im Industriebetrieb

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