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Project Management and Business Economics

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Project Management and Business Economics
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_M_4.06.PMB
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.
2V (2 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: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 120 min.

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

MAB_19_M_4.06.PMB (P241-0280) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, 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).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Köhler
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Köhler

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with business administration principles from selected areas, which are of practical relevance for technically oriented people. This will help budding engineers deal with economic questions in their professional life.
Selected topics will be explored in greater depth within the framework of a corporate project. This includes an overview of project management methods and procedures, as well as structuring a project, time management, solving critical situations in a project team and budgeting.

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Module content:
Economic parameters and relationships, such as GDP, national debt, import and export performance, etc.
Corporate controlling with cost and performance accounting
Investment calculation and financing
Current economic topics from the daily press
Project management tasks
Time management using the network planning technique
Planning and scheduling (bar charts)
Time analysis and risk assessment
Project structure planning
Project organization and project team
Capacity and resource planning in network plans
Budgeting of costs and revenues in projects

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with tutorials, short presentations by students, role playing, exercises
Radio drama

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Recommended or required reading:
Schwab: Managementwissen für Ingenieure, Führung, Organisation, Existenzgründung, 5.Aufl. 2014.
Grap (Hrsg.), Business-Management für Ingenieure, Beurteilen, Entscheiden, Gestalten 2007.
Oetinger: Skripte zur Vorlesung Betriebswirtschaftslehre für Ingenieure, 2018
Olfert, Klaus: Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Oktober 2017
Daily newspaper with a strong economic focus.
Oetinger: Skript zur Vorlesung _Projektmanagement_, 2018
De Marco: Der Termin - Ein Roman über Projektmanagement 2. Aufl. 2007.
De Marco: Der Termin, 2 Audio-CD s Ein Hörspiel über Projektmanagement, 130 Min., 2005.

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