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Seminar Contemporary Issues in Financial Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Seminar Contemporary Issues in Financial Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IBB-433
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.
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.
4S (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: 4
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Academic paper with presentation (can be repeated annually)

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

IBB-433 (P420-0233) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 4, optional 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 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
IBB-130 Cost Accounting
IBB-210 Financal Analysis
IBB-320 Investment and Finance

[updated 16.03.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Mana Mojadadr
Prof. Dr. Mana Mojadadr

[updated 06.03.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have acquired knowledge about the basic criteria of scientific work and will be able to:
- formulate a research problem or question,
- use different academic sources to find references,
- evaluate results based on different sources,
- write a scientific paper about the research question,
- present their theses in a presentation.
They have improved their
- communication skills, respect for others, compromise and tolerance
- self-reflection and self-discipline.
In case of real business cases with companies, the students of this course will be able to analyze and estimate status and development of organizations holistically among the defined tasks.

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Module content:
1 Principles of scientific work
2 Fundamentals of composing a term paper
3 Definition of a topic in financial management   
4 Independent scientific elaboration using scientific work techniques, in particular, literature research and citation
5 Presentation and discussion of and about a selected topic from the field of international accounting
6 Case studies and project team work

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Professional and systematic advice on how to do research, to approach complex problem solving cases, write an academic paper and present research results
- Real case(s) (studies) (project based team work and cooperation with companies)
- Exercises, research and analysis work prepared by sub-teams

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Recommended or required reading:
Current business and company information (depends on current project or case studies)
Most recent case studies and statistics
Most recent relevant papers
•        Academic literature depending on the topic
•        Ebster, C./Stalzer, L.: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler. Wien, latest edition.
•        Theisen, Manuel R.: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. Technik, Methodik, Form. München, latest edition.

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