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International Business Communication

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
International Business Communication
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: WIMASc245
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+2U (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: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation

[updated 18.12.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

WIMASc245 (P450-0116) Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 2, 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 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
WIMAScWPF-Ing12 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
WIMAScWPF-Ing14 "Engineering Visions" and Intercultural Experience Intensive Program
WIMAScWPF-W10 Financial Management

[updated 10.01.2021]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

[updated 11.02.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will:
_        be able to deal with selected business situations in an international context.
_        have acquired in-depth knowledge of written foreign-language communication skills, including the technical terminology from relevant professional fields.
_        have deepened and expanded their oral communication skills in an exclusively English learning atmosphere through active participation in discussions and talks at an intermediate to high level.
_        be able to understand complex texts with economic or technical content by capturing the implicit meaning contained in them.
_        have deepened their understanding of the intercultural character of international business communication.

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Module content:
_        This course will address topics that are interculturally relevant for international business communication, such as:
        -        Essentials of international business communication
        -        Small talk
        -        Applying for a job
        -        Succeeding in job interviews
        -        Social skills
        -        Socializing
        -        Meetings and negotiations
        -        Managing people
        -        Advertising
_        Consideration of all four language skills (speaking, writing, listening, reading)
_        Advanced, subject-related, specialized grammar and techniques

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Teaching methods/Media:
_        Lecturer presentation phases
_        Group and plenary discussions
_        Partner work
_        Multimedia language lab
_        Presentations and short talks by students  

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Recommended or required reading:
_        Teaching materials compiled by the lecturer
_        PowerPoint presentations by the lecturer or equivalent visualization forms
_        Lecturer´s learning platform
_        Grammars and exercise books recommended in the course
_        Internet resources

[updated 18.12.2018]
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