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Study Abroad (practical study phase)

Module name (EN): Study Abroad (practical study phase)
Degree programme: International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BIBW-510
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: -
ECTS credits: 30
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Proof of achievement from the foreign university, study report, if applicable qualified certificate of practical experience

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIBW-510 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 5, mandatory course
BIBW-510 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 5, mandatory course
The total student study time for this course is 900 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BIBW-410 Intercultural Competence

[updated 26.02.2018]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Petra Garnjost
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Petra Garnjost

[updated 01.10.2017]
Learning outcomes:
A period of study abroad is an integrated part of the course of study that is coordinated with the content of the course of study and supervised. After successfully completing this module, students will be able to,
- sucessfully participate in courses in connection with the subject International Business Administration at a foreign university and acquire 30 ECTS,
- Depending on the partner university´s offer, students will have acquired at least 10 ECTS credits in courses that are thematically assigned to their focus area chosen in the fourth semester.
- Students will be able to: find their way independently in a linguistically and culturally unfamiliar environment and master everyday life and study,
- communicate successfully in the foreign language in the courses held there and cooperate successfully with students from the host country.
Alternatively, 10 of the remaining 20 ECTS can be acquired through an internship of at least 10 weeks.
In this case, students should be able to,
- apply the knowledge they acquired during their studies to concrete problems and tasks in the company,
- work independently on the tasks assigned to them in practice,
- work in a team and communicate with the people involved in the company in a targeted manner.

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Module content:
A period of study abroad is an integrated part of the course of study that is coordinated with the content of the course of study and supervised. Usually, students study abroad at a foreign university that the HTW has a cooperation agreement with. Students should choose courses at the foreign university closely related to the focus areas they selected in the 4th semester and the subject of International Business Administration.
During the period of study abroad, 30 ECTS from the foreign European higher education institution or a corresponding equivalent of the non-European higher education institution must be acquired. The selection of courses to be taken abroad must be set down in writing in a learning agreement with the foreign representative in cooperation with the course management and the examination board before students begin their study abroad.
The recognition of the ECTS/equivalent of the non-European higher education institution acquired abroad is based on the transcript of records, bulletin de notes or a corresponding document).
Alternatively, 10 of the 30 ECTS credits to be achieved abroad can be acquired through an internship abroad during a period of at least 10 weeks. As a rule, this internship must be carried out in a company or other professional institution. During their internship, students should carry out tasks in the company that correspond to the job description of a business administration graduate and, if possible, also correspond to the contents of their major field of study. Upon request, the examination board can approve an interruption of the internship for good cause. A continuous period of 10 weeks can be dispensed with if students participate in a cooperative study program.
Students must sign a study contract with the company at the beginning of their practical phase. Before concluding the contract, the office responsible for internships/practical study phases must approve the internship.
Students must prepare a study report on their activities during the practical study phase. This must be submitted to the office responsible for internships/practical study phases no later than 4 weeks after completion of the practical study phase.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Study at a foreign university, including the teaching methods used there in the selected modules
Practical work; study report on practical work

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Recommended or required reading:
Literature used at the foreign university

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