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Company Succession in Practice

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Company Succession in Practice
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: WIMAScWPF-W7
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.
1V+1PA (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: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:

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

WIMAScWPF-W7 (P450-0127) Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 2, optional course, general subject
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 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Andy Junker
Prof. Dr. Andy Junker

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the business, technical and operational aspects of business value enhancement and be able to implement these methods.
They will be introduced to "company succession" as a special form of a "business start-up" and learn about measures that enhance the value of a business.
In case studies, students will work on practical problems, find solutions to them and present their results to the group.
In a final presentation - preferably in cooperation with our partner SIKB - selected results will be presented and, ideally, direct contact established to potential company transferors.

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Module content:
1. Current situation of company succession in Germany
2. Business management methods for business value enhancement
2.1. Working capital management
2.2. Business valuation in medium-sized companies
2.3. Due diligence in company succession
3. Technical and interdisciplinary methods of business value enhancement
4. The "phase model" of company succession

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with case studies

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Recommended or required reading:
Coenenberg/Salfeld: Wertorientierte Unternehmensführung, latest edition.
Junker/Griebsch: Unternehmensnachfolge und Unternehmenswertsteigerung
IfM Bonn: various studies

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